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Mini gastric bypass in Belgium 20th April 2016



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Hi

I'm due for surgery next week. Doing OK with the pre op diet. Getting very nervous about the surgery. Dr Chris de Bruyne is my surgeon and I've done so much research on him and the surgery. I've been struggling with my weight for 20yrs. 6 years ago I lost 6.5 stone through diet and exercise but struggled to keep it off. I'm now back to my weight prior to 6 yrs ago and worrying that the unhealthy diet I did previously will inhibit my weight loss after surgery. I'm travelling from Ireland and would love to hear anyone's story about traveling to Belgium.

Looking forward to getting to know you all!

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Bless you and the best of luck to you. I'm praying for you

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Hi there,

Did your surgery go well? How are you getting on?

I had my surgery with Dr. Chris last Tuesday in Belgium and I live in Ireland as well.

Would be great to hear how it has been so far?

My story is quite similar to yours. Have been struggling for 18 years and gone through many cycles of losing a lot of weight, but then gaining it again.

I am on full liquids and it is going quite well. Getting a bit bored of the shakes though as I am on them since 2 weeks pre-op

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Delighted to hear from someone else from Ireland on here! My surgery was so easy to recoup from. I was flying around in no time. I have lost 4 stone 7 pounds in 13 weeks and amazed at how well i am doing so quickly. I do struggle with food though as i was a fast eater prior to surgery so that has caused me to be sick a number of times so far. I've got no problem getting all my fluids in so haven't had any major problems. My biggest problem at the moment is not having clothes. Not complaining about that though! I'm trying to hold off buying much at the moment. How are you getting on now??

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Hi Edelc, I am from Dublin and I will be getting the MGB in September with Chris de Bruyne, I am a fast eater and I am trying to practice slowing down before the surgery. How is the hunger after the operation ? and in the weeks after ?

KR Jackie

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Great to hear you have a date set so soon. It'll be a huge help to you by slowing down your eating before surgery. The hunger is non existant after surgery for me anyway. I have to force myself to eat. I've got no problem drinking though at all but for the first few week i struggled with fluids. I found it easier to drink room temperature then. However now i can tolerate all temps with no issues. I was only able to sip in the initial stages and was always thirsty and was wondering if I would ever be able to quench my thirst again. By week 3 i was flying though. If you want any info let me know. Wish i did it sooner!

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Hi,

Oh now we are three from Ireland! Awesome!

I am two weeks out now and have lost 27pounds (weigh in was on Monday)

This is including pre-op weight loss.

Had my first puréed meal last night and it went down ok.

Had weetabix with added Protein Powder this morning and I think I had too much as I am struggling with pain now.

Will have a Protein Shake later and some puréed food tonight.

I am a fast Water too, but going by the 20/20/20 rule and hope it will come naturally at some point

20cent bite size, chew 20 times, then wait 20 seconds before the next bite.

liquids is no issue for me. Was up to 2 litres few days after surgery already.

Have zero hunger too. Only eat/drink calories based on the time of the day.

On Thursday I have my next appointment with my dietician. Let's see what she will say to my food log. Tracking on my fitness pal as it makes counting Protein a lot easier.

Oh and started on my Vitamins today.

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Thanks Edelc and Hi Dlae,

did you also get your MGB in Belgium with Chris de Bruyne ? the 20/20/20 rule will be a massive change for me its normally a bag of twenties followed by 1 chew and the swallow is taking place while I take the next bite. No wonder I'm in trouble.

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Hi Jackie, yeah it's a huge change for me too. But you'll pay with stomach pain so the learning effect should be quick ;-)

Yes, had my surgery with Dr Chris

He is super nice!

Daniela

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Edelc and Hi Dlae,

were you guys self-funded or did you get 'sponsored' by health insurance?

Rgds

Jackie

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Well done, 38lbs in 'old money' , that's like not having to carry your check-in luggage everywhere. My wife has not exactly bought into the concept and is quite nervous but I think d-day will never come.

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Got my MGB yesterday in Belgium with Dr Chris, more than a little bit sore but now that it's done, looking forward to getting on with it.

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Hi Jackie,

Welcome to the club!

Hope you are feeling better by now! How has it been so far?

I am 2.5 months post op now and down 22.6kg. But not only that! Doing sports 5 times a week now and you know what? I love it! Who would have thought I would ever like sports?!

Feel like a new woman and I am loving it :-)

Wishing you a speedy recovery :-) all the best!

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Well done, actually I got back home yesterday and I'm feeling much better in actually lost 4.5kg since last Thursday and 11 since I started the pre-op regime. I have to say at this early stage everything appears to be on track but I can't wait to actually eat again, the liquid part is great for the numbers though

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