Todays blog post is about the variety of different advice and instructions different patients receive. My wife has joined various groups and forums during her time making a decision and leading up to her bypass surgery. We both found it useful to see the perspectives of ordinary people who aren’t trying to sell us something.… Continue reading A confusion of dietry variety
So, the first week has been and gone. There have been ups and downs and fall-outs and breakdowns but we’re still going strong. I think my wife has struggled a little with coming to the realisation that the operation was just the start, that the hard work is just beginning. It’s been really interesting finding… Continue reading First week of our new life
Well, the surgery is done. No going back now! She’s currently under observation and sleeping off the effects of the anesthetic. So here begins the new phase of our lives together!
Well today is the day. I’ll be honest, this might be the leadt coherent post you’ll read. I’m going a little bit crazy. I dropped my wife off at the hospital last night. She had to be in so they could prepare her for surgery as she’s going in to theatre first today. I didn’t… Continue reading The big day
Well, here we are. A week away from my wife’s gastric bypass surgery. It feels very much like the calm before the storm. We talk about it from time to time but not much. We talk more about what life will be like after, how we’ll adjust. The kids know that Mum will be in… Continue reading The Countdown
Well here we are again. I thought this time i’d talk about the trials and tribulations of the pre-op diet. Basically, the idea is you consume very little carbs and fats and your body ebters a state called ketosis where your body fuels itself through your body fat rather than the carbs in your food.… Continue reading Pre-op diet
I wanted to have a quick recap of what’s already gone on up to this point. Myself and my wife have both struggled with weight issues for many years. We’ve tried various slimming clubs and diets. In fact, when we first met we had both recently lost significant amounts of weight. We have struggled to… Continue reading A history lesson