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PostSubject: Re: New and Scared, So I thought I'd break the Ice.    Thu 02 Jul 2015, 11:30 am

Hi Katrina and welcome!

It's really normal to be a bit scared, after all, it's major surgery we're talking here! But do your research and pepper your surgeon with questions (and on here too!) and then you'll be in a position to decide if this is for you.

My surgeon was Assoc Prof Peter Nottle and I've had a fabulous experience with him. It hasn't always been easy but it is simple - I've followed his directions to the letter. This has been a truly life changing experience for me and I'm thrilled with the results.

Best of luck 😀
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PostSubject: Re: New and Scared, So I thought I'd break the Ice.    Thu 02 Jul 2015, 4:48 am

thanks for the welcome everyone, :-D I am feeling so much better as i have scanned my way through the forum, I know this journey is one I am excited for.. and still a little scared.. 

can't wait to get wheels in motion... so then it's just moving forward 

and Thanks Katherine, I am going to look into having Dr Draper also. :-) 

Cheers  K.
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PostSubject: Re: New and Scared, So I thought I'd break the Ice.    Wed 01 Jul 2015, 8:03 am

Star bear, you've answered my question from the other post. Let me know how the psych goes. I cancelled mine hoping to get one closer but haven't gone through with it for many reasons.
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PostSubject: August   Wed 01 Jul 2015, 3:06 am

Hi Guys

Katherine, I too am being sleeved by Mr Draper in August at Pennisula.  My op date is the 17th.  I can't wait but am dreading the 2 week pre op diet, I love bread.  Katrina I can recommend Dr Draper, he has a great chair side manner and the practice is a one stop shop and surprisingly I am looking  forward to my psychologist appointment next week, it may explain some things!

Good luck to all of us and I look forward to meeting more of us in the August diary when it comes up.
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PostSubject: Re: New and Scared, So I thought I'd break the Ice.    Tue 30 Jun 2015, 12:20 am

Welcom to the forum!

If you have just joined your PHF you will have a lot of time to research and learn about the Sleeve and what to expect, which is a good thing. I was Sleeved 2 years ago and have been very happy with the results. Is it a magic cure, No, but it does make the struggle to control your weight so much more manageable. I has my surgery with Mr Ian Michell, who is an excellent surgeon with a nice bed side manner and very reasonably priced. I have lost 50 kg and luckily have had no complications. At the moment I am learning how to control weight regain and maintain. 

Good luck with your journey, 

cheers Nini
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PostSubject: Re: New and Scared, So I thought I'd break the Ice.    Mon 29 Jun 2015, 3:24 pm

Welcome to you all,

You certainly will find all you need to know here and when you have a date set make sure to join the monthly Sleevers.

I'm one of the June sleevers and we have such a great group of friends there.  You will find all of the posts on the forum very helpful.

I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones in not having much pain after the initial surgery and gas pain and was able to leave hospital 1-1/2 days later.  4 days post op I'm finding it easy to swallow also.  You will find everyone is different though, so read through the June posts to see how everyone faired for the latest Sleevers.  It will give you an idea of what you may expect.  

Good luck to all of you.
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PostSubject: Re: New and Scared, So I thought I'd break the Ice.    Mon 29 Jun 2015, 2:14 pm

I was originally booked to have a band in Traralgon but researched and realised the sleeve is more 'me'. I came up with Dr Draper with melbourne bariatrics as I have some friends in the peninsula and as I'm many hours away would be able to stay there for appointments. He has excellent reviews although is more pricey than some. My initial consult in January was great. I've been waiting nearly a year and now have 5 weeks to go! Good luck with the process.
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PostSubject: Re: New and Scared, So I thought I'd break the Ice.    Mon 29 Jun 2015, 2:06 pm

Welcome, I am new myself, getting sleeved on the 17th July. Already found this site a great help. Look around, ask questions, scary times ahead, but so looking forward to the start... Am half way through the fasting period and just want it done....
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PostSubject: Re: New and Scared, So I thought I'd break the Ice.    Mon 29 Jun 2015, 1:54 pm

Hi Katherine, thanks for the reply. I've been reading through and I can tell this place will be a mental life saver for me. 


I haven't yet chosen a Doctor/Surgeon yet. I have only just changed my health fund tonight to give me the cover I will need for the Hospital etc. Stupid me didn't even ask if I still have to wait the 12 months as it's considered pre existing.. So some things I am going to have to find out.. I want to look around on here to see other peeps choices for surgeon etc. 
I feel so nervous... I am excited and scared all at the same time.. but I know this is for me. I was going to go for the gastric bypass.. but over this past month of research.. the sleeve is what ticks all the boxes for me. :-) 
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PostSubject: Re: New and Scared, So I thought I'd break the Ice.    Mon 29 Jun 2015, 1:33 pm

Hi Katrina, I'm Katherine and I'm being sleeved in August at Peninsula Private. I've found this forum fantastic and I know that this is the right thing for me! I too want to be healthier, live as long as I can and be there for my kids! Do you have a surgeon and date yet?
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PostSubject: New and Scared, So I thought I'd break the Ice.    Mon 29 Jun 2015, 1:23 pm

Hello everyone. 


My Name is Katrina,, I am living in Melbourne and I am just starting my Gastric sleeve Journey. 


I haven't had surgery yet, as I have just made the heart thumping decision to take this journey in the past month. 


I have joined the community in hope to draw strength and feed my thoughts with the wealth of information I know I can get from only the people who can really really give it to me, and that's everyone who has actually been through or is going through the process. - thanks for having me. :-) 


I am a mum of 4 kids, 22 19 18 and 15 - I've always struggled with my weight... at my heaviest, I was 151 KGS 4 years ago I decided to change that and I lost 34 KGS and that was with Diet and Exercise. I stopped the obsession of Diet and Exercise and decided that focusing on only that in my life.. I was losing sight of everything..  


I'm slowly putting that weight back on as my old habits creep back in....  Not eating.... then over eating cause you're starving... then eating.... not eating... lol you know they cycle? 


anyway... I want to do this for my future self... I want to be healthy... I want to live longer...  be energetic.. 


sorry for rambling.... I hope to get to know you all soon. 


thanks for reading :-) 


Katrina.  
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