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novascotiadawn
on 9/12/13 9:54 am
Topic: RE: Tummy Tucks ????

I don't think, but anything is worth a try! I had moved to Alberta and lucky enough they offered it! 

 

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 9/7/13 6:52 pm, edited 9/7/13 6:53 pm
Topic: RE: Tummy Tucks ????

They don't cover ANY skin removal or tummy tucks! Other provinces do, but, NS is far behind! 

 

Spanxs work well

Hugs

Donna

 

 

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 10/26/12 8:52 pm
Topic: RE: PB2

Hi there,

 

I order mine from here...With a lot of other products too! I love the PB2 in my protein drinks.

 

http://www.thelowcarbgrocery.com/catalog/advanced_search_res ult.php?keywords=PB2&x=11&y=9

 

 

Here's my favorite!

 

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 10/26/12 8:36 pm
Topic: RE: Complications back in Nova Scotia?

Well ladies!! I'd want my GP to be onboard with you!. I did have the sleeve in Halifax and had a leak! I went 4 months before DR. GODdard Jr. found the leak. I was diagnosed with a lot of other **** before they found it! I felt I was on my death bed the day he did the scan. Then was sent to Halifax for a 3 month hospital stay. 5 surgeries later and nothing worked. I was sent home with a JP drain and a wound vac for another 4 months!...I left for out West and they removed my appliances and wished me well.. 18 months later my GP here sent me for a leak test and it was healed. My GP from the Valley saw the hell I went through! So, he may be hesitant to sign!

 

Wish you well!

 

Hugs

 

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 10/6/12 4:23 pm
Topic: RE: Thinking of going to mexico to get sleeved....


You won't regret it!!!


Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 4/4/12 10:59 am
Topic: RE: Surgery booked for April 24


FYI...My acid reflux/GERD...got worse after the sleeve!


Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 12/5/11 8:27 pm
Topic: RE: Susannn!!!


From a poster on her Facebook page...

"Just spoke with Susan, and everything went according to plan, she is planning on being home on schedule. :-)"

Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 12/5/11 2:50 pm
Topic: RE: Susannn!!!

How are you doing???????? Have been thinking about you since last week!...How did everything go in Mexico???

Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 10/13/11 9:59 pm
Topic: RE: Kimberleyann...


Hope all went well with your surgery in Mexico!!

AND WELCOME to the losers bench!!!

Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 9/2/11 8:13 pm, edited 9/2/11 8:13 pm
Topic: RE: Tummy tuck...where to start?


It wasn't covered back two years ago in Nova Scotia...I moved to Alberta and the second step was covered like NS used to be. I lucked in!!! Had my initial appointment, 6 months later I was on the operating table.

Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 8/24/11 8:48 am
Topic: RE: Can you help me find Dianne Lawlor?
Hi Susan and Valley.... I was in Berwick for about 20years..

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novascotiadawn
on 8/24/11 5:19 am
Topic: RE: Can you help me find Dianne Lawlor?

Hiii...I lived in Berwick... We moved 2 and a half years ago. I had surgery 3 years ago in Halifax..I went to Bridgetown High...Will write more later, just on my way out the door for work.

Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 8/22/11 7:47 pm
Topic: RE: Can you help me find Dianne Lawlor?
From a former valleygal! Where in the valley are you?

Diana.Lawlor@cdha.nshealth.ca

Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 8/22/11 7:00 pm
Topic: RE: Tonights dinner *Yummo*




Withhhhhhh..

Tofu-shirataki

and

Chicken beast

and..

Atkins Alfredo Sauce

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1½ cups heavy cream
½ cup grated Parmesan
¼ cup grated Pecorino Romano
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Pinch ground nutmeg

Directions:

1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add cream and simmer until reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes.
2. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan, Pecorino Romaro, pepper and nutmeg until the cheeses have melted and sauce is smooth.
3. Serve right away.

Cilantro if you choose.


Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 8/22/11 5:03 pm
Topic: RE: *New* Yummy find!
Yes, at 3+ years out, I still drink protein drinks occassionally. These are really good....A lot better than Premiere Protein and I was a big fan other that one..This GNC product is the bomb! And on sale $6. something for 4...Canadian that is!!!

6 carbs
3 net carbs if you do the net carb thing..

 

Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 8/6/11 12:47 pm
Topic: RE: X-Post...Have no fear..
Have no fear peeps!!!

I did an experiment this AM just out of curiosity! I had a 42 bougie sleeve when operated on. I am 3 years, 2 months and few days out!. Well, I haven't really measured a lot in the past years to really judge the portion sizes of my food. I go through phases and it doesn't last long. Well this AM on an empty stomach. I ate 3 ounces of plain chicken breast, was satisfied! took the other ounce off the chicken bones and it was a tad too much. I should of stayed at 3 ounces. So, you live by your surgeons orders and eat dense protein and veggies, fruit, carbs for your lifetime. Things should work out pretty well. Some days, I feel that I have stretched the ole tool right out. But, then go back to basics and realize, nope, I haven't. The grazing is a killer with carbs!

Have a great Saturday everyone!!

Hugs & Loves

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 6/5/11 9:04 pm
Topic: RE: 3 years post-op pictures..
Here'sssssssssssss me 3 years post-op....










Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 5/12/11 6:11 pm
Topic: RE: These are good!!
And no carbs...Shirataki noodles, a bit fishy smell before you rince them! But after the rinse and sauced they are just like a regular noodle!

Shirakiku Shirataki WHITE noodles (396g)

Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 4/15/11 7:01 pm
Topic: RE: Excellent site..
To order lower carb foods here at home in Ontario,  Canada...

This was my order..Discounted delivery charges...If you order $60.+ I've never had a problem with this company. Very prompted once order is processed.


The site addy  is...


http://www.thelowcarbgrocery.com/index.php



This was yesterdays order...

Shirataki Noodles

Shirakiku Shirataki SEAWEED Noodles (396g)  




Flatout- Flatbread GARDEN SPINACH (318g)


Flatout- Flatbread ORIGINAL (318g)

Atkins Bake Mix - All Purpose Baking Mix (907g)


[SINGLE] GG Scandinavian Bran Crispbread (100g)
Just The Cheese Crunchy Nacho Snacks (57g)

[SAMPLER]PB2 Powdered CHOCOLATE Peanut Butter (24g)


[SAMPLER] PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter (24g)

These are a favorite...Only $16. a case...$21. for a case here in Calgary!

Box of 9-Oh Yeah! Protein Wafers(2) Peanut Butter Cup (342

Hugs


Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 2/17/11 6:38 pm
Topic: RE: Update
Have they tested you for a leak?

I feel your pain!

Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 1/30/11 6:43 pm
Topic: RE: Recipe to share!


I have Oopsie Rolls in the oven!! Will let you know how they turn out!!!! Thank you Lee for posting the recipe!!! 

Hugs

Donna..

PS.. I live such an exciting life..LOL...But, it is -31 out today :O(

They are light and soft!!! Next time going to add some cheese and spices!!  These ROCK!!!

Perfect for a hamburger or sandwich!!

70 calories each
.6 carbs




Recipe is from this site..

http://blog.yourlighterside.com/2009/05/gluten-free-low-carb -buns-aka-oopsie.html

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 1/15/11 6:54 pm
Topic: RE: trying to get started on waitting list any ideas how long??
Hi Susan

Welcomeeeeeeeeee!! and here is Diana's information.

Diana L. Lawlor MN RN-NP CDE Nurse Practitioner Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery 902-473-2970

Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 1/15/11 12:53 pm
Topic: RE: Hi S......
I wont reveal your name!!! But welcomeeeeeeeee to the board!!!

Hugs

Doona

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 12/8/10 9:44 am
Topic: RE: What Vitamins do you take?
I'm taking...

Life Spectrum Chewables...Vitamins
Vitamin B-12
Vitamin D
Citracal Petites

And going to start Omega 3.6.9

Hugs


Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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novascotiadawn
on 12/8/10 9:31 am
Topic: RE: HA! FINALLY - Down 40 lbs!!!
Hello my dear!

You had the famous 3 week stall!!...Giving your body time to adjust to all the things going on inside.

Way to go with your new too and 40lbs gonel!!

Hugs

Donna

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie..
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