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  1. joss

    joss New Member

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    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

    Joss
     
    Last edited: 28 August 2009
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  3. joss

    joss New Member

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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.
    thanks
     
  4. Wicca303

    Wicca303 Full Member

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    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.
     
  5. tafflass

    tafflass Silver Member

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    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
     
  6. IreneH

    IreneH Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome. Pleased you have joined us. Have a visit to the surgical weight loss section

    Irene xx
     
  7. Isis

    Isis Ancient Egypt Nut!

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    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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