Diagram of Operation

Diagram of Operation
My new tummy arrangement after gastric mini bypass

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Thirty-three week weigh in

Weighed in this morning - forgot on Tuesday - at 91.2kg/201lbs/14st5lbs.  So I've lost a further 0.8kg /2lbs this week - 8st 2½lbs in 33 weeks. 

I met up with other mini gastric bypass patients again on Wednesday last week with a view to setting up a support group in the north of Brittany.  After chatting to one of the organisers, she insisted that I talk to Dr Lechaux, who was at the meeting, about my continuing diarrhoea, rather than waiting until my appointment in July.  He was surprised that I still had this problem and said he would send me a prescription for Créon which helps the absorption of fat - he believes that my problem is due to fat going straight through me instead of being absorbed.  I have now had this prescription filled and will take the opened capsules with each meal (3 times a day) for a month to see if things improve.  I am also having blood and urine tests done for him next week.  He was concerned that I was losing weight so quickly.  It's a bit of a double-edged sword - obviously it's good for my esteem that I am losing so well, but clearly because of the enjoyment of life limiting effect of the diarrhoea and the nutritional implications it would be better not to have to go to the toilet so much.

I am eating more in quantity and variety this week as I have a wwoofer staying with me and so am making meals and eating more regularly.  He's not a fish lover, and I usually eat loads of fish so it's a change for me.  He's introduced me to the delights of couscous with some delicious roasted and spiced vegetables (from my garden) as he is also a trained chef.  Wwoofers are willing workers on organic farms and they work on the land or with the animals in exchange for full board and bed.  Yesterday for supper we had pan fried duck breast with dauphinoise potatoes and green beans - lovely!

My hens are starting to lay well again now that the daylight is longer and the temperatures are milder and we're having eggs in lots of different ways.  I think pancakes are on the menu for lunch today.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sandra. Just had a good catch up on your blogs. You are looking fantastic lady!! And you must feel fab. Hope all the medical conditions you are enduring right now improve in time. Take care. Micki xx