51 and in Need of New Life - Joondalup, Western Australia

Hi my name is linda. I haven't had the op yet but...

Hi my name is linda. I haven't had the op yet but I'm interested in hearing your reviews. I'm a little scared at the unchangability of this op so I hope you guys can give me some encouragement . I currently weigh 113kg and have severe osteoarthritis in my knees. This means hard exercise is out of the question for me and I have tried all diets. I did lose 20kg by myself but no matter how hard i try I cannot lose anymore. Interested to hear your comments.

Pain post op

I have heard some horrendous stories of the postoperative pain that is experienced. Can anyone who has had the op enlighten me on this regard. I know that I have to stay healthy not only for my sake but also for my partners sake. If I were to fall I can't help myself up easily and he has a pacemaker. Also people have told me that the amount of vitamins you have to take is quite a lot and that it can be expensive. Can anyone who has had the op in australia advise me on the cost please. Thanks guys I may have to call on you a lot for advice as I churn this over in my head

Me now

I can't stand to see myself in any photos so it is a leap for me to share a phot of me. When I see myself in a picture I always say what a fat slob i am

Tell all

We'll yesterday I finally plucked up the courage to tell my partner my real weight. For a while now I have been fibbing and telling him that my weight was steady under 100kg. I thought that he would be angry or disappointed in me but to mu surprise he wasn't, as a matter of fact he couldn't have been more supportive. I was so relieved it was like a weight had been taken from my shoulders. I'm so glad that he took that approach because if I am to get through this I will need his love and support. In a lot of ways I think that I am lucky. Still waiting to hear from my GP for a referral to a bariatric surgeon. I don't have private medical insurance but my doctor thought that one surgeon could do it with a part payment of 1500$. I do so hope that is the case otherwise I may never get it done and I think my whole future is riding on this. Wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed for me

My letter

I finally got a letter from the hospital saying that my round of doctors appointments start soon and that there is a one year waiting list. I am soo excited
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