- HEALTH TRACKER
I uploaded some new before and after photos from a recent photo shoot. I still can't believe it is me!!. I have collar bones and a space between my thighs. And as my ticker says 17.5lbs until I reach goal! I have never been this close to a weight goal in my entire life!! Things have definately slowed down and after arriving back in Canada on January 29th, having travelled South America and Mexico for six months, I quickly gained 6lbs but have now lost that and a little more. Definately more of a struggle to keep the carbs away now that I am back at work and surrounded by North American food. However I am still feeling good restriction on dense proteins. Thank you VSG!! I am so glad I did this.
Wishing you ALL success on your journeys
You can do this. When it is done the only question you will have is "Why didn't I do this sooner?"
Wishing you a safe journey and speedy recovery
Congratulations on your success to "All of Yous"
Thats what I have lymphedema, the size and heaviness though mine is quite significant making the skin puffy and spongey on one leg. Dr. prescribed compression socks. $150 a pair in Canada. Takes care of it nicely. If I don't wear the compression socks the ankle on that leg aches with the fluid retention and it feels even heavier.
It will happen. I was wearing an Addition-Elle size 24 pair of pants on surgery day. Now 13 months later sizes are all over the place. Buy what fits. There is way too much vanity sizing out there. I have done a lot of shopping this month as I had nothing left. This month I have bought size small and medium shirts, an extra large negligee from a lingerie shop. Then pants in sizes 7,8,9 & 10.
Just to let you know ...
Last year I went to Mexico for my VSG with Dr. Alberto Aceves. The cost of the surgery was $8750. plus flights.
I applied to Alberta Health Care for an Out of Province Medical Surgery refund
AND Yesterday I received my refund cheque of $2027.00
It took a while and a couple of different submissions for a very detailed receipt from Dr. A office. As always Dr. A office was great to deal with and I got the requested receipt within a couple of days.
Now I will claim it on my income tax and see if I can also get a reimbursement there as well.
Have a good day.
Pretty much ditto, same as everyone else
IPAD, toothbrush, I wore the same jogging suit/sweats I wore to the hospital. The hospital supplied gowns and slippers.
What I was really thankful I brought was tic tacs for day one. You wake up with a terrible taste in your mouth and zero liquids to even brush your teeth on day one. Plus with the pain killers I was not too mobile. One or two tic tacs lasted me 4 hours of dozing and took care of that nasty taste. Also ear plugs. I am a light sleeper and my room was near the nurses station.
Best of Luck
OMG February 6, 2012 It has been one year since I flew to Mexicali alone for my VSG
Down 142lbs from my highest July 2011.
Down 131lbs from my pre op diet start date Jan 1, 2012
Down 111lbs from my surgery date Feb 6, 2012
Thank you to all of you an OH for your continued support and to those that post pictures they always keep me going. I will post pictures shortly.
My girlfriend from out of province was in town last night and we met for dinner. It was great to see her. We haven't see each other since June 2011 when I was at my heaviest. Today I am 135lbs lighter. After dinner we went shopping together. As we meandered through the racks we would separate and come back together. Twice I walked up to her and she looked startled. She said "OMG I didn't recognize you" LOL.
Tomorrow is my one year anniversary