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New member needing help and support

Hello there,
My name is George but prefer to be called Joss.
I am 52 years of age, married with 3 grown up children, 2 still at home argh!
I have had a weight problem most of my life, more so since the mines closed where i was very active and a solid 15 stone.
Sadly its been a down hill slide since then.

Had a heart attack in 2001 and since then have suffered angina. Later found out that I have Aortic Stenosis heart valve disease.
My Knees are shot in part due to osteoarthritis and my weight which is currently 134KG.
So in the near future I will need heart valve surgery and bypass surgery which will be done at the same time.
When I don't know but the sooner the better and my weight is an obvious factor.

My GP has referred me for Gastric by pass surgery.
I got a letter from Sheffield royal Hallamshire to attend a seminar on the 8th of September by Mr Roger Ackroyd.

Since then I have been diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes.

I live In Doncaster South Yorkshire.
I really do not know where to start. Help please. Anyone else or support groups in Doncaster?
Thanks for reading

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Thanks Kristin1
I am looking through but its such a large site. Incidental I put the wrong weight down. it should be 134KG not the 95KG I put, wishful thinking there. Don't know how to edit my post.
Hi Joss,

I don't have any advice but wanted to say hi and welcome you to the forum.

You've already taken the first step, which is often hardest.


Silver Member
welcome Joss x
good luck with your journey.this site is a fantastic support,however your losing weight.
keep coming on for motivation,advice or just a chat x


Ancient Egypt Nut!
Welcome to our community Joss :D:D:D

Just take your time browsing around the site and please ask for help with anything,

Nice to meet you,

Isis x :)

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