Anyone had lap surgery with a raised bmi over 35 , but below 40?
I’ve been booked in since Feb for my procedure which is booked for a week Friday.
Had my pre-op yesterday and all was going well. Had signed the consent forms with the surgeon (first time I’d met her) when she suddenly asked what my bmi was. The nurse said she hadn’t had chance to do those measurements before the surgeon had arrived.
I said it was a little below 35 but I was aware I’d put weight on in the last 6 weeks due to being in pain so my exercise has dropped off and due to horrendous stress at work. Yes my own fault, I know, but life has been pretty crap recently.
Anyway she suggested I delay for 6 months to lose weight
I’ve already waited so long to get this far and just want some answers. Plus i Want to be able to have intimate relations with my poor husband again soon he’s been so understanding and patient but I know he’s finding the lack of intercourse challenging.
So, am I silly to go ahead. She said she will do it as I fall between bmi 35-38 but really suggests I should wait. I worry the pressure of having to lose weight will overwhelm me. It’s my nature.
Any experiences from any of you who have had his surgery with a higher bmi would be great. Thank you.