Tuesday, 16 February 2010

First appointment at the aftercare clinic

Good Evening,

Keping you updated on my first appointment with the bariatric nurse who will be in charge of my aftercare for 3 years.

I got to the clinic, it is situated on a very nice street. The receptionnist directed me to the waiting area. A nice room with big sofas, plants, relaxing music, a big flat screen describing all the services this clinic can offer. I felt really at ease I soon as I got in that room. I have a fear of medical places. But in this one there was no funny smell, It reminded me of the waiting room of a very fancy psychiatrist that you see in some movies.

The Nurse, Wendy opened the door and out came a lady with a big smile on her face, she gave Wendy a hug and said hello to me. I came in the room, there was the equipment to do an ultrasound, a nice comfortable armchair. I filled in some papers, did a few tests and the I met a Band. for some reason I thought it was not that flexible. I felt like I was holding a new friend in my hand. my surgeon uses 3 types of bands and will decide which one to give me during the operation.

Because I am getting married in July, Wendy explained they had a program you could follow for a quicker weight loss so I can be down quite a bit of weight before the wedding, I decided I would go for that it is basically low fat no carbs high protein. After this I will move on to eatig small quantities of all kind of healthy food.

Wendy asked if I was planning to have children, she said my chances to get pregnant will increase as I lose weight. I explained how much I wanted to have children. Not just yet but I wouldnt like to wat too long. Have any of you been pregnant with the band?
Wendy explained that if I was to get pregnant in the next 3 years my pregnancy would be followed by her as welland it was included in the price of my package.

I am extremely pleased with the whole team following me I wasnt expecting for everything to go that well to be honnest. I am so pleased. I hope the team in Belgium will be as good.

I left the clinic and decided not to get a taxi home but walk to the bus stop (20 mins) stopped by Boots to buy some more slim fast shakes.

I have done 30 mins on the wii fit tonight and I am going to go to bed soon.

just 6 days left to the operation, the nerves are starting to kick in but the excitement is still the biggest feeling there.

Good Night everybody.


  1. i wish you the best of luck
    it sounds like a great place
    you are going to do amazing

  2. I had surgery 5 days ago and I am feeling pretty good already :) I was scared to death of the surgery cause I am a big baby. It wasnt bad at all! Hope your recovery is just as easy :D

  3. YAY! Countdown time! There's a whole group on Lap Band Talk with women who want to/are pregnant (go to the home page and you'll find it under Groups).

  4. Woo hoo! That's great. Funny, my post today I mentioned the funny smell of hospitals :)
    6 days for the 3 of us - it's hard to believe!

  5. Wendy sounds great! It really sounds like you are going to get really great follow up care and that is wonderful. I am really excited for you, the band is a wonderful thing. I am also so jealous that you stopped into Boots, I love love love their lip balm and cannot get them to ship to me or anywhere in the US for that matter.

  6. What a good start! I'm glad it went well and I'm sure the rest of your experience is going to be as positive.

  7. I am so pleased for you...it all sounds so nice...not long now

  8. So excited for you. Hope the next few days fly by.

  9. I am currently pregnant with the band :-) So far so good - I have only had 2mls of fill taken out.

    The only difficult thing is no longer seeing the scales go down but it is for a very good cause :-)