Category: <span>Surgery</span>

Posts about the run up to surgery, and the surgery itself

A few weeks ago I had my 2-year follow-up consultation with the Bariatric team at St Vincents. I mentioned that I was concerned that I was regaining weight after losing 40kg after my gastric bypass. They suggested that I might like to try a drug treatment to see if that…

Drugs Surgery

It’s close to 2 years since my Gastric Bypass surgery, and my initial weight loss after surgery was over 40kg (about six and a half stones). However, over the last year I’ve put nearly 9kg (nearly one and a half stones) of that back on! Looking at it one way,…

Surgery Weight

The Irish Times ran an article this week entitled Flawed weight-loss operations abroad creating ‘huge problem’ The article states that there is currently a waiting list of over 400 people in Ireland needing bariatric surgery, and that some of those people are accessing faster treatment by paying for surgery abroad,…

News Surgery

It’s exactly one year ago today that I went into St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Dublin to get my Gastric Bypass surgery. It’s been a strange year, what with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s also been a great year in terms of prioritising my health. My weight loss surgery…

My Story Surgery

Going into hospital for any procedure during the COVID-19 pandemic is pretty strange. There’s all the additional safety protocols to worry about, like having to wear a face mask, and not being allowed any visitors. And for some, there’s the concern that they might even catch COVID in hospital! However,…

My Story Surgery

It’s almost a whole year since my Gastric Bypass surgery, and so this week I met with the Bariatric physician for a check-up. We talked about my progress in losing weight over the last year (around 41 kg or 6 and a half stones), but mainly the conversation was about…

My Story Surgery