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  1. Andyspurs

    Andyspurs Montyspurs

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    Finished my RTM and have joined educo gym still losing some weight and gaining muscle and toning up iv lost a total of 15 stone on LL so if I can do it anyone can. Was at the doctors and he has said he will refer me to plastics so don't know how long il have to wait for that. But anyway thanks everyone for your help and support and il keep popping in from time to time
     
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    15st?? Wow that's amazing!! Well done x
     
  4. RecoveringChocaholic

    RecoveringChocaholic I'm going to be slim

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    Well done thats a fantastic achievement Hope you get on ok with the plastic surgeons
     
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    Brilliant Andy!! Well done you!!
     
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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xx
     
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    vanda plodding away

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    Massive well done to you a wonderful achievement. Hope all goes ok for the plastics xx
     
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    Got the word back have to wait at least 2 years so feeling pretty low at the min. Went to see how much it would be going private and it's alot £24k anyone know how to push things on with the nhs I feel
    Iv done the hard work myself n now when I need them I'm getting messed around
     
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    Andy, I word from the wise.

    My mum had a gastric bypass 4 years ago and lost 17 stone. She's only 4' 11 so you can imagine the picture.

    Her GP referred her to Plastics, the waiting list was HUGE and when he appointment came around (I think she waited 4 months) she was told that because of the cuts, our PCT could do the surgery. Apparently they wouldn't do it because it was cosmetic.

    My mum and the GP appealed, it had to go to panel and anyway she got it and goes in for surgery on Thursday this week!

    My advice is to push with your GP and the Plastics when you see them that your desire to have surgery is not purely cosmetic. You need to stress that the excess skin either inhibits your day to day functioning and / or is having a detrimental effect on your menal health (depression, low self esteem, not socialising? etc)

    That apprrently is the criteria now, it has to have a 'functional' or 'psychological' on your quality of life.

    We wish we'd of known this at the start, it would have saved us 18 months of hassle.

    Bear in mind though an apronectomy +/- other bits is MAJOR surgery. Just be sure it's what you want.

    Good Luck.
     
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    Wow - well done you! :D
     
  11. Andyspurs

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    Thanks problem child I think il go back in to my gp n get them to see if I can get to see a panel
     
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    Congrats on all your success! You should be very proud of yourself.
    Hope it all goes well with plastics. I've got my fingers crossed for you x x
     
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    Amazingly well done. What a a loss.
    Also impressed that your going to gym and losing those inches.
    I really hope you can get the plastics to co-operate.
    I know that someone got it done by saying that the excess skin was causing fungal infections and other health problems but I guess you're GP would have to push that for you.
    It does seem so unfair when you've done all this work.
    Good luck
     
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