Gastric Bypass Journey Part Two

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Gastric Bypass Journey Part Two

I’m about to have a Gastric Bypass.

Well, hi there, if you have been following my Journey so far, you may have noticed that my Gastric bypass was cancelled three times. This is because on the day of the operation, 3 times in a row, there has been too many emergencies come into the hospital and therefore the hospital had no choice but to cancel.

They could have let me know in time but I was really let down and on one occasion not even informed when I arrived at hospital, so I sat in a room waiting for my gastric bypass for nothing. That was really nerve wracking. Doing the Liver reduction diet 3 times really was tough as well and the last time they cancelled I went a little emotionally unwell.

I was burnt out and had been messed around for almost two months prepping for nothing and it really did mess with my head and my emotions as well as my body. Anyway, I now have a fourth date and this time I’m having the surgery done at Aintree Liverpool Hospital instead of The Countess of Chester where they messed me about since the start of the year.

It’s Wednesday and I literally have 5 days left to get through this diet and then the operation should hopefully go ahead on the 21st March 2016.

So, I’m doing my diet which is tough. I am struggling. I feel hungry, more so in the evenings and night time. I can handle not having much in the day but night is tough. I have good news. My Zinc, Vitamin D and Iron levels are all back in range after being out of wack on and off. I am taking a daily vitamin and vitamin C and Zinc to prepare my body for wounds and healing.

I’m scared of course and people try to say don’t do it and others say it’s my choice and really I dont care what anyone else says except my husband. The Doctors really believe this is best for me and I think the benefits will outweigh the risks. I hope so.

I’m going to be really unwell. I’m going to be so ill in fact that I’ve been told to expect to be stuck in bed worse than usual 4-6 weeks. I wont be well enough to blog. I’ll do my best but I may end up writing few posts during April. I just don’t know. We shall have to see what happens.

I have about 5 reviews due on the blog and two sponsored posts. I have written some and will work hard for the next two days to get what I can done before I go in. I’ll also then have to do one post a week or something until I have met my commitments.

I’ll write about my experience and try to Vlog as well if I can. I have just felt too sick to vlog though to be honest and after the first 2 weeks of the liver shrinking diet my vlogs were halted for a while, so I hope to do one or two more of these before and after my procedure.

I’ll get John to take a few photos too and if I’m up to it share somethings on Instagram or twitter. Well, 5 days left and I am going to go through one of the most difficult times of my life. I know it is going to be really hard physically and emotionally and I’ll do my best to get through and to be there as much as I can for my daughter too.

Luckily my Mother will be in the UK in a months time and Sylvia will get to hang out with her grandma during the half term break and I’ll be able to rest. I’m scared but I’m ready and I can do this.

 

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To Read more on My Weight loss Journey here are a few earlier posts

Gastric Bypass A Life changing and Scary Thing 

What to Eat After Gastric Bypass Surgery 

Gastric Bypass Journey Part One

Toxic Messages About my Gastric Bypass Surgery

Liver Shrinking Diet For Gastric Bypass

Preparing to Have a Gastric Bypass The Announcement 

My 2016 Health Goals 

One Year of Healthy Eating 

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28 Comments

  1. March 16, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Oh good luck! I hope all goes well and at least your mother will be over knowing she’s around will help with your recovery. x

    • March 16, 2016 / 5:44 pm

      Oh Yes, My mum will be with us for one week which will be great! Then she is going to Yorkshire and taking our daughter for a holiday so it will be two fab weeks!

  2. March 16, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    My mother in law had the same issues, hers was cancelled and rescheduled after doing the dieting but she finally got it done and is out the other side doing great ! chin up you’ll get there!!

    • March 18, 2016 / 2:57 pm

      oh dear… hopefully all the prep will be over soon and the operation will go ahead!

  3. March 16, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    aw what a great post which I know will help so many others thinking of or going through the same thing

    • March 18, 2016 / 3:03 pm

      I hope so, that is my aim to help others through blogging 🙂

  4. March 16, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Good luck to you – I hope it goes well and you recover as well as possible. It sounds like you’re making a brave step.
    x Alice
    #ukbloggersclub

    • March 18, 2016 / 3:04 pm

      Thanks. I hope so!

  5. March 16, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    I am rooting for you hun I have been so worried about and keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes well. If you ever need a hand with anything please let me know! Good luck hun you can get through it and you have all our love and support.

    • March 18, 2016 / 2:56 pm

      Thanks dont worry too much! I will have angels watching over me! I’m sure!

    • March 18, 2016 / 2:51 pm

      thanks Laura! I will need it lol! k

  6. March 17, 2016 / 10:41 am

    I can’t imagine what you’re going through. i hate being hungry and I get angry and annoyed and snappy when hungry too so probably tough on family as well. Really crazy how they can cancel 3 times like that and really sad especially as it emotionally affects you :(. Reading further though it’s good to hear that there is some positive things left so don’t give up hope, work at it and you will get there! Be strong x

    Alina from The Fairytale Pretty Picture and category manager at The Olive Fox

    • March 18, 2016 / 2:48 pm

      It is tough and ive got to a point i throw up if i eat anything now as my stomach has shrunk! It will be worth it!

  7. March 17, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    I am wishing you lots of luck honey and I hope the recovery goes well x

    • March 18, 2016 / 2:25 pm

      thanks so much!

  8. March 17, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    Good Luck – hope it all goes smoothly and your recovery is quick

    • March 18, 2016 / 2:25 pm

      Oh thanks Kara! I’m super scared and excited all at once!

  9. March 18, 2016 / 8:16 am

    Best of luck, sending love and best wishes to you and don’t push yourself to blog etc, your recovery is more important xx

    • March 18, 2016 / 11:02 am

      Thanks…. I have two posts left to prepare and I will be taking a huge break! 🙁

  10. March 18, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Oh Angela I really hope it goes ahead this time – three times a charm, right? That’s great your mom will be around. It will be great for you & for Sylvia too. Thanks so much for sharing with #bloggerclubuk x

    • March 18, 2016 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Becky! Fingers crossed! I thought I’d be third time lucky but it didn’t happen lol so 4th time lucky I hope!

  11. March 18, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Good luck! I hope everything goes to plan 🙂

    • March 19, 2016 / 12:22 am

      thanks grant. Fingers crossed!

  12. March 19, 2016 / 11:40 am

    I know what you have been through since the beginning of this year and it has been so stressful for you. Messing you out 3 times is just unbelievable. You are incredibly strong and you pick yourself up very well. I wish you all the luck with your operation. I hope all goes well. Take care of yourself, 🙂 xx

    • March 19, 2016 / 11:18 pm

      thanks Franca! 🙂 I appreciate your kind words!

  13. March 20, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    Good luck Angela. I really hope it goes ahead for you this time as it really isn’t good enough for it to be cancelled so many times. I can understand why it’s taken it’s toll on you

    • March 20, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      oh thanks Zena! It has been tough… hopefully this time tomorrow it will be over and i’ll be starting a new challenge

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