Kirsty at RealSelf

Community Manager

Location: United Kingdom
Member since 8/2/2010


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  • 1 review

Reviews by Kirsty at RealSelf

Life Will Never be the Same, But That's a Good Thing! - Rockville, MD

I have been considering bariatric surgery for a number of years now and for a number of reasons, which I will go into further down. I always knew that I didn't want a Lap Band: I have more weight to lose than is feasible with a Lap Band, I don't want the hassle of the port and the continuous... READ MORE

Recent comments from Kirsty at RealSelf

Hi there, welcome to the WLS community!The length of the pre-op diet really differs from person to person, based upon how much the doctor needs your liver to shrink and what your starting weight/BMI is. Mine was 4 weeks, but I've read... READ COMMENT

Good luck with your surgery, I hope it goes well and you have a smooth recovery! READ COMMENT

Hi there,Sorry the reply is so late. How are you doing now? I'm 18 months out from the sleeve and I still can't drink water. I've heard it's a common problem, I'm not sure of the cause though. READ COMMENT

Hi there,Congrats on your surgery. What stage of your diet are you on? Are you still on liquids? READ COMMENT

Welcome and thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. It sounds like you've had a lot of success! We'd love to see a before/after photo, if you have any you feel comfortable sharing. READ COMMENT