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Being stopped <Speech_Female> in the middle <Silence> of a journey, <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> you know, to get my <Speech_Female> quality of life <Speech_Female> back and for many <Silence> others all so <Speech_Female> how <Speech_Female> can I do <Speech_Female> that <Speech_Female> I've <Speech_Female> looked and <Speech_Female> researched when I was diagnosed <Speech_Female> in 2019 <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> after <Speech_Female> being dismissed <Speech_Female> and <Speech_Female> disregarded <Speech_Female> by my <Speech_Female> GP. <Speech_Female> Who eventually kept <Speech_Female> me on my practice. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> You know, <Speech_Female> I get a diagnosis that <Speech_Female> I researched and <Speech_Female> researched for the <Speech_Female> best option. I was told I'd <Speech_Female> be suitable <Speech_Female> for <Speech_Female> liposuction. <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Female> And, <Silence> you know, <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> that's what I wanted to go <Speech_Female> ahead with being faced <Speech_Female> with being told, you know, <Speech_Female> I could end up in a wheelchair <Speech_Female> in a <Speech_Female> several years time <Speech_Female> was not an option for me. <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> And when you say you <Speech_Female> were a suitable candidate <Speech_Female> that you were told <Speech_Female> you were a suitable <Speech_Female> candidate for liposuction, <Speech_Female> who <SpeakerChange> gave you <Speech_Female> that guidance? <Speech_Female> That was saint George's <Speech_Female> hospital. <Speech_Female> Who <Speech_Female> I've been massively <Speech_Female> supportive <Speech_Female> and <Speech_Female> outstanding. <Speech_Female> For me, <Speech_Female> I've had <Speech_Female> many surgeries <Speech_Female> and <Speech_Female> when I choose if I <Speech_Female> have to go <Speech_Female> on the NHS, which are <Speech_Female> fantastic to have <Speech_Female> surgery, <Speech_Female> I don't get to choose <Speech_Female> my surgeon. I don't <Speech_Female> know what experience they've <Silence> got or what expertise. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> You know, I've <Speech_Female> chosen the decision I went <Speech_Female> with for their <Speech_Female> expertise, their <Speech_Female> knowledge, you know, <Speech_Female> the commitment <Speech_Female> to perform <Speech_Female> in these things. And <Speech_Female> my <SpeakerChange> the <Speech_Female> stages have had so far. <Speech_Female> I've had three. <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> The <Speech_Female> actual <Speech_Female> impact that has <Speech_Female> had on my life <Speech_Female> so far has <Speech_Female> been amazing. <Speech_Female> You know, to be able to lift up <Speech_Female> a hairdryer <Speech_Female> and actually do it <Speech_Female> myself without relying on <Speech_Female> my family to <Speech_Female> do them just <Speech_Female> the basics. <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> When <Speech_Female> you hear from nice <Speech_Female> that they feel that <Speech_Female> they need to do <Speech_Female> a <Speech_Female> larger, more wider, <Speech_Female> more in depth assessment <Speech_Female> about <Speech_Female> the safety of <Speech_Female> this. Do you not <Speech_Female> welcome the extra caution <Speech_Female> if it is a matter <Speech_Female> of <SpeakerChange> your health <Speech_Female> going forward?

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