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Tracey's Gastric Band Diary

Hi I'm Tracey!

Tracey has agreed to help us explain to new enquirers exactly what is involved when having gastric band surgery and this blog will be updated weekly with her thoughts and some photos of her progress. 

This is a warts and all account of the procedure which we will post as written so others can understand what's involved and what can be gained from this powerful weight loss procedure.

We hope you enjoy reading it.

General weight loss news

  • Pre-Op interviewHave you ever wondered what someone goes through when they opt to have gastric band surgery? Their feelings, experience, queries and results? 27 February 2017 5:03pm
  • Week 1From pre-op headaches to nerves on the day of the operation, read Tracey's diary of events leading up to and after her gastric band operation 03 March 2017 3:12pm
  • Week 23 days post gastric band surgery, Tracey talks about the struggles of recovery and adapting to the reality of her decision. 10 March 2017 9:18am
  • Week 3Tracey's up and about, preparing for puree week and taking things one step at a time. It's a marathon not a sprint! 17 March 2017 5:18pm
  • Week 4Nearly through the post-operative puree stage, Tracey's week has good days and bad. Wine involved with both we hope. 27 March 2017 9:44am
  • Week 5Realisation sets in and the hard work begins. Success comes in small steps for Tracey as she adapts to the new lifestyle. 03 April 2017 10:04am
  • Week 6It's first fill day - a worrying prospect for many needle-phobics. As the portions get smaller, Tracey tots up her losses so far. 10 April 2017 2:04pm
  • Week 7Tracey does her best train impression this week as her mantra becomes "Chew chew chew" and the non-scale victories keep on coming. 10 April 2017 2:04pm


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