on 11/3/13 4:41 am
I cant recall the exact number he told me, but it was in the range of 40-46 and they said it was over-sewn tight. And trust me, that is plenty of restriction even 7 months out. I feel bad for the people who get smaller ones ... other than increased risk of complications early out ... it must be really hard to eat a balanced meal. even at 7 months out, i struggle with vegetables and getting enough fiber. 2-3 brocoli flowerets or a few baby carrots added to my meal and i'm over-full. I can do 1/3 of a sm pita bread, or 1/4 bagel ... any more and its uncomfortable. leafy salad are out of the question most days because i end up not being able to meet my protein goals if i have one.
but remember, even with what i've said above ... the size really doesnt matter. it's what and how you learn to eat in those first few months that make the difference. I rarely eat to the point where i'm stuffed (salads are the only real exception) ... i pre-measure and weigh everything and have learned to be satisfied rather than full.
on 11/2/13 10:14 am
I faxed them my referral June 10 2013 and got a call this past thursday for an orientation day at the end of november. From what i gather, it'll be another 6-7 months til surgery, if surgery availabilities continue as they are now.
on 11/2/13 7:48 am
I e-mailed my completed application form and doctor's referral to the Royal Vic back in July. They sent me a confirmation reply saying they got it. Since then, nothing. I've read other posts here from members going through other hospitals that they had to wait up to 3 years, but is that just for the operation, or all the other pre-op stuff? I understand that depending on one's condition the wait times for the surgery can vary, but how long before they even contact you to just interview you and start the long slow chain moving?
on 10/31/13 5:55 am - ddo, Canada
WOW starlightlu, you are doing amazing also , only 44lbs to go!!! you guys are a great inspiration, congrats!
on 10/31/13 5:53 am - ddo, Canada
you are doing great!!! you have lost so much weight , congrats!!!
on 10/31/13 5:51 am - ddo, Canada
yes is not that bad, the only thing is that I have to re start optifast and I'm not looking forward to it.
on 10/30/13 2:34 am - Canada
shucks! was thinking of you and your upcoming surgery....anyhow, a 2 wk delay is not all bad i guess. Good luck!
on 10/29/13 5:13 pm
bummer. but still soon at least!
on 10/29/13 9:41 am - ddo, Canada
Doctor Court's nurse called my to cancel my surgery date at the lachine hospital and gave me a new date at the RVH hospital.
She said that they are having problems with the Lachine hospital with beds and room sand stuff, so they were not scheduling more operations there for now.
Just an FYI if anyone got a date for Lachine or is waiting for a call.
on 10/28/13 10:55 am - Montreal, Canada
I am 3 weeks post op this Wednesday and slowly but steadily moving along :-) I am back at work, so this means packing food items for my lunch and snacks. I have come across these products by Protilife that range from soups, protein shakes, soups, drinks and snack bars..not in the snack bar stage yet..but are curious about the other products. They are advertised to be high in protein..low in sugar..however a little high in carbs when I look at the nutritional facts. I will be meeting with my NUT in the next week and will be asking about these products. I was just wondering if anyone has heard or tried them. I am still using the Beneprotein in foods..however these seem like they would be very convenient to bring to work.
Available at Jean Coutu, Pharmaprix, Walmart, Uniprix and select Loblaws and Maxi stores.
on 10/18/13 1:54 pm - Montreal, Canada
The Beneprotein is between 21.95 and 24.95 a canister depending on the pharmacy. I found that pricey when I would need 6 canisters. I looked online and found much better deals on Amazon..even ebay may be cheaper too.
For Sweet Sylvie- I am now 10 days post op and in the semi-liquid phase..so I am able to have small amounts of cream soups and fat free Jello pudding. Campbell's Low fat Cream of Broccoli..if you like it..works well..and I find when I add Beneprotein to the chocolate pudding I don't even taste it, Its great ! :-)
on 10/14/13 5:56 pm, edited 10/14/13 5:58 pm - Roxboro, Canada
Just a little reminder that the weight loss support meeting is this Wednesday Oct.16 7-9pm.
We have a very special guest speaker and that is Nutritionist Kim Arrey
Pre-op...post-op...just thinking about it...all are welcome.
St-Laurent Community Centre (first floor near the security desk)
1375 rue Grenet
Ville St-Laurent, QC
on 10/12/13 7:24 pm
Congrats! enjoy this wonderful journey:)
on 10/12/13 8:33 am - Montreal, Canada