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Gabriella21
on 4/29/14 4:32 am - Roxboro, Canada
Topic: RE: ***English Support Meeting***

Hello,

Am not sure about Quebec City meetings in English...I can ask the moderator from our meetings if she knows of any and can get back to you.

Good luck this thursday!

Ada

 

 

MikkiMouse
on 4/28/14 10:29 am - Quebec, Canada
Topic: Hello - After two years, I will be seeing the Nutrionist and getting blood work done on May 1

Hello Everyone!  I was so happy to see there is a Quebec Support Group.   I live in Quebec City, and saw Dr. Henri Atlas two years ago to discuss VSG surgery.  I wasn't sure that I was ever going to get a call from the hospital, but they called me last week, and I will be driving to Montreal on Thursday to get my blood work done and to see the Nutritionist.  The nurse advised me that the surgery could be in June, July August or September this year.  This is scary and exciting!

I have managed to lose 50 pounds over the past two years, which is 50 pounds I gained after seeing the Doctor, and dealing with medications, etc.  The nurse recommended that I buy the IdealFast (two weeks) while I am in Montreal.  I am wondering if these are vegetarian friendly.  I switched over to a vegetarian diet for the last three months, and I have never felt better.

I am looking for friends and support through this journey.  I moved from Vancouver to Quebec, and cannot say my social network has grown with my waistline! ;(  

I am curious about Plastic Surgery afterwards.  I am certain I will need to get A LOT of work done afterwards.  Is this covered by RAMQ or will I be paying out of pocket?  Being that I am out of town, I will be staying in a hotel for a week or two after my surgery.

I look forward to hearing from anyone regarding there experiences.  I would also really like to hear from anyone who has had Dr. Henri Atlas as their surgeon.

 

Thanks!

MikkiMouse
on 4/28/14 10:20 am - Quebec, Canada
Topic: RE: ***English Support Meeting***

Can you advise me if there are any English Support Meetings in the Quebec City Area?  I am coming to Montreal this Thursday to have the consultation with the Nutritionist at the Sacred Heart Hospital.

Haggisboy
on 4/26/14 7:28 am
Topic: RE: MET SURGEON

Sounds strangely familiar, but different. I just met with the surgeon the other day at the Vic. It would appear I met with the same one as you (it was a woman), even though I was supposed to meet with Dr. Court.

She told me that even though I was leaning for the gastric bypass, her recommendation to me was for the sleeve because of my age (53) and my BMI which is very high, and that I am Type II diabetic. She said there would be less complications with the sleeve. Who am I to argue.

I didn't get to meet with the nutritionist as they were running late so that's going to have to be done via phone interview.

Asked a ton of questions but the ONE that I forgot was "how long now"?

Gabriella21
on 4/18/14 8:26 am - Roxboro, Canada
Topic: RE: ***English Support Meeting***

Hello...the surgeon is Dr.Hani Sinno and his office is at the Jewish General Hospital. He is fantastic! Just got my breast lift done this past wednesday

marshmallow2
on 4/17/14 8:20 pm
Topic: RE: Quebec clinic

What do you mean about the post-op care isn't there, would you explain or would be willing to tell me about your experience as I am looking at a mini-gastric bypass procedure as well and I know the care before and after is excellent from what I heard.

Brenda B.
on 4/17/14 7:21 pm - Gaspé, Canada
Topic: RE: Quebec clinic

Yes I have in 2009.  I would recommend.  Let me know what your questions are.  Ps postoperative service isn't great.  

 Brenda B, HW 328 PreSW 298 CW 156 Goal 165 
AT GOAL..................NORMAL BMI! DOING THE HAPPY DANCE

 
Brenda B.
on 4/17/14 7:17 pm - Gaspé, Canada
Topic: RE: ***English Support Meeting***

Ada is there a way to meet the surgeon on a regular doctor referral.  I have not seen dr Christou's since he is in private pratice.  A breast lift is my first need :-)

 Brenda B, HW 328 PreSW 298 CW 156 Goal 165 
AT GOAL..................NORMAL BMI! DOING THE HAPPY DANCE

 
Brenda B.
on 4/17/14 7:12 pm - Gaspé, Canada
Topic: RE: Quebec clinic

Yes I have in 2009.    No complications.  The follow up treatment in't the best.... But he has many surgeries under his belt.  No complications 5 years out.  I would recommend.  Get support some where else for post op.  

 

Hope this helps 

brenda tydo

 Brenda B, HW 328 PreSW 298 CW 156 Goal 165 
AT GOAL..................NORMAL BMI! DOING THE HAPPY DANCE

 
claudiaes
on 4/4/14 8:34 am - ddo, Canada
VSG on 11/18/13
Topic: RE: MET SURGEON

do you have any other issues, diabetes , anything?

if I had to , personally, I would put on some weight, you are not far at all, 39.8 is 0.2 away from 40 bmi which is morbidly obese , you would only have to put on a couple of  pounds and I would push for the sleeve, I do not like the gastric bypass but that is my opinion.

my bmi was 37 when he operated on me but I had a lapband so maybe that's why.

do your research very well because what ever you choose yo have to live with it for the rest of your life, you have to be really honest with yourself and know what you are capable of doing and what you are not.

I wish you the best of luck! 

  

                
Christine F.
on 4/2/14 9:18 am
Topic: RE: MET SURGEON

They said my bMI of 39.8 is not considered high with my height of5 foot8 1/2

claudiaes
on 4/2/14 8:20 am - ddo, Canada
VSG on 11/18/13
Topic: RE: MET SURGEON

why are you almost not a candidate? did he say ? 

  

                
matha66
on 3/25/14 1:56 pm - Montreal, Canada
matha66
on 3/25/14 1:55 pm - Montreal, Canada
Topic: RE: MET SURGEON

Hi Christine, I am also waiting for surgery. I wonder why the md suggested RNY over VSG...did she specify. Perhaps you suffer from GERD (reflux, heartburn) in which case it can worsen with VSG in which case she may have suggested RNY for you. Hope all goes well for you.

Christine F.
on 3/24/14 9:46 am
Topic: MET SURGEON

So I met with the surgeon March 21st 2014. Now it is the big waiting game. Still need to meet with the dietician to get my questions answered. I have lots. I am really struggling with my decision still. Each day I feel different and not 100% sure why I am feeling this way. The doc I met with works with Dr Court since he was in surgery and she seemed nice but got my all confused telling me that I was borderline NOT a candidate :( She also told me that I should get the Gastric Y Surgery instead of the sleeve. My sister had the sleeve almost two years ago and she loves it and has lost 130 lbs. I am just so torn. Anyone else out there that is going through this process and still not 100% sure.

 

Thanks :)

    
marshmallow2
on 3/24/14 9:43 am
Topic: RE: Dr.christou??

How did your experience do with Dr. Christou?

marshmallow2
on 3/24/14 9:39 am
Topic: Quebec clinic

Has anyone had procedures done by Dr. Christou in Montreal?

 

starlightlu
on 3/23/14 4:27 am - Canada
Topic: settings

I can't seem to modify my current weight, can anyone help?

laughstarlight

    

    

  SW 260 SW 257 CW 139 GW 130  

    

starlightlu
on 3/23/14 4:26 am - Canada
Topic: RE: Facebook

great idea!

laughstarlight

    

    

  SW 260 SW 257 CW 139 GW 130  

    

MissCurves
on 3/20/14 11:28 am
RNY on 03/26/13
Topic: Facebook

Hello Everyone...

After so many request for a Montreal,Quebec Bariatric facebook page, I did it... EVERYONE is welcome to join. The group is a closed group so feel free to discuss freely without worry that it will show up on your wall (for those of you who want the privacy).

Montreal,Quebec Bariatric Support-Montréal, Québec Soutien Bariatrique

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/218772861650386/

I have also created an event for the Walk for Obesity...

https://www.facebook.com/events/510321799080274/

Hope to see all of you there :)