I had a gastric bypass nearly 13 months ago and have lost enough weight that I am happy where I am at the moment.
The sole reason I had my op is that me and my partner had been trying for a baby for 12 months with no avail. We were sent to see a specialist who said that without me losing weight, he could do nothing for me. In the meantime he diagnosed me with Acanthosis nigricans - an insulin resistance which causes very dark skin and PCOS. The PCOS resulted in 6 periods in 12 years, excessive excessive excessive amounts of testosterone meaning I literally had more of a beard and moustache worse than my partner. He sent me for a weight loss programme at Salford Hospital which I later found out was one of the pre-op tests before having weight loss surgery.
After being unsuccessful on the 6 month weight loss programme the specialist took me off his records and said for me to go back to him if I ever get a healthy BMI. I was heart broken. I was so angry I hadnt lost weight. I was 21 stone and lost 3 stone, but obviously that wasnt enough. I hadnt realised that I would have been discharged and was so angry and upset with the doctor, myself, my partner - anyone. I just wanted a baby! Fat women get pregnant all the time - so why not me?!?!
Back at Salford a few weeks later to see what the next course of action was - to be told I was having a gastric band?! WHAT?! News to me! Where did that come from?! Why had no one told me?1 I had been to various tests and NO ONE had mentioned this to me. It seems the docs had been doing all the funding applications without my knowledge...next up I was seeing a surgeon and being told nope - no band - but to go for a pre-op assessment straight after seeing him as I was now having a gastric bypass! I'd never heard of it before and so began the shakes etc.
4 weeks later a call from the surgeons secretary - Im having my op on the following Monday!
So here I am - 13 months later and a recent diagnosis of epilepsy (Thursday I found out) with the specialist there telling me to start trying for a family staright away. So here I am. 13 months post op. married a week yesterday, an epilepsy diagnosis less than 5 days old, honeymoon in less than a week and we've begun that trying for a baby all over again.
In the meantime - 5 weeks later - I have found out I am between 3-4 weeks pregnant! It really is achievable x
Thanks everyone. I am feeling exited although since joining this site I have become a knicker checker! Haha. Im starting to calm down now, although I am still taking at least 1 pregnancy test every few days?! Hahaha
there is a lady on youtube that also had the gastric bypass and now also has been diagnosed with epilepsy she is doing research into the operation causing epilepsy and has some great info on it if you would like her youtube name just message me best of luck
Ohhh congrats!! I found out yesterday that I'm pregnant after 2 years of trying, PCOS and overweight. We only saw the fertility clinic a few weeks ago and had a very rude experience with them. Just goes to show!
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