It's been so long since I've posted, but as it's now exactly one and a half years since my mini gastric bypass I thought I ought to do an update. These are both photos of me in December 2012.
In November I went into Clinic du Littoral and had the large vein in my right leg removed along with some smaller veins in my right calf. The operation went well.
I may be having an operation this year to hoick up my bladder, but having visited the surgeon last Thursday, we are going to try two drugs and some bladder reeducation for three months to see if that will do the trick.
Immediately before Christmas, I decided I would not go ahead with the revision to the bypass which had been rescheduled by the surgeon for 17 January 2013. I have not been able to get my head round having the operation and apparently it carries possible complications. Bizarrely, since I have made the decision my diarrhoea has been much better. In fact, during the last three days it has not really been diarrhoea. The definition of diarrhoea is "the condition of having three or more loose or liquid bowel movements per day". For the last three days I have only had one movement in the morning. I feel vindicated in my decision not to have the revision, though why it should suddenly have improved after eighteen months I have no idea.
On the left, here I am early on Christmas Day 2012. I'm in scruff clothes as I was just about to go to the field to do the animals. On the right, it shows me at Christmas twelve months ago.
I am now able to shop from women's rails instead of men's which is a novelty! While back in Cornwall during the first week of January I bought three swimmers from the normal rails and it was good.
My lung specialist asked me to talk to another of her patients who wants to have a mini gastric bypass. J came over to see me a few weeks before Christmas and she is currently seeing all the professionals who will make the decision about whether she can go ahead with the operation. She is very positive and I am sure that she will make an ideal candidate. I look forward to doing anything I can to make it easier for her.
I never dared dream eighteen months ago that I would have had this transformation - it has changed my life in every possible way.