Hi everyone, the pain has been so bad this week that every time I've walked I have been weeping due to the crippling pain. I'm about 10st over weight and just feel mortified at the recluse that I have let myself get to this size.
My husband and I decided that it would considerably helpful if I went for weight loss surgery, we had a really good chat about it and decided that a drastic weight loss would ease the arthritis that I also suffer from in nearly every joint plus tendinitis in both heels.
We don't have the £10,000 it costs to go private so we would have to put it onto our mortgage as we only have a small one.
I went to the doctors to see my gp to ask for a referral letter. He was a little surprised but asked if he could contact me later regarding the referral. He rang me back giving me an appointment for yesterday to see a surgeon at my local hospital on the nhs, I went yesterday feeling anxious but when I got there they treated me so well and made me feel relaxed. I went through a questionnaire with the nurse then saw a surgeon who was so nice and she put me at ease. She said that we could go ahead with the surgery in January, we discussed that I would have a gastric bypass.
I then saw a dietitian, I need to wait to see an anaesthetist, a psychologist.
This has made me feel over they moon, I have been dieting ever since I was 18, I can believe how soon I can have the operation.
I know it's not going to be easy but nothing in my life has been.
Roll on January. Anybody who feels the same I urge you to go and talk to your gp you will be surprised what they can.
Gentle hugs and love to everyone xx