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ange45
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PostSubject: Re: Hello all   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 11:26 pm

Thank you so much for the warm welcome.

I have read amazing stories on this forum and I hope I can add one too.

A little bit nervous, a little bit apprehensive and a little bit excited!

Ange
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PostSubject: Re: Hello all   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 11:09 am

Hi there
Welcome :)
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PostSubject: Re: Hello all   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 1:29 am

Hi Ange, Welcome to the forum :)

I too take medication for 2 arrythmias to keep my heart rate low, I hate the constant cold feet and hands :(
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PostSubject: Re: Hello all   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 1:07 am

Hi ange!

There are so many different reasons for people to need this surgery, and we are all here to support each other! And I must say, I got a kick out of seeing Liverpool & Campbelltown in your post, as I spent my formative years in Casula & Minto!
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PostSubject: Welcome Ange   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 12:41 am

Welcome Ange, nice to meet you. I have my surgeons appointment on the 16th of July so we are very close. Sorry to hear about all your health problems that have put you here but it is great that you are taking charge of your own future. It will be good following your journey.
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ange45
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PostSubject: Hello all   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 10:55 pm

Hi there,

I am starting the track towards a healthier me.
I have my first appointment with the surgeon Dr Durmush (Liverpool & Campbelltown) on 15 July.
I am probably one of the last people you would expect to see here - I have a BMI of 31. Even to me this seems extreem to be here, but this isn't my main problem.
I have never had a weight issue in my life. Even throughout 2 pregnancies I only weighed 60kg.
But then my life changed in 2009 after treating a patient and I caught their infection which led to a heart condition and life-long arrhythmia.I take medication to keep my heart rate low everyday too.
Gone instantly was dancing, tennis and running. To this day I am not able to exercise, except walking.
Hence this led to the weight increase. I went from being a size 8 to a size 16 very quickly as I had to stop all exercise and activity.
Now due to a life as a paramedic (and no doubt the extra weight!) I have arthritis in my lower spine. Not really bad, but it has led me to make this decision to get the weight off before it becomes any worse.
No duromine - heart condition
No diet & exercise - can't exercise
My cardiologist and GP recommend VSG.
This story is not about getting pity or sympathy, but just to explain why I am here.I am grateful everyday that I am here to watch my kids grow up.
I am hoping that this surgery will help in what will be a life-long struggle for me.
I look forward to all your words of wisdom!
Thanks for your time.
Ange
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