Harpediem posted a discussion topic 1 hour, 57 minutes ago

I know I really want VSG and have my preop seminar tomorrow , when I get my date to meet the surgeon. In Ontario it can be difficult to get VSG under our socialized medicine system as RNY is the standard. So I checked out Dr A in Mexico and he has an o


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 hours, 48 minutes ago

So I know I really want VSG, but maybe can’t get it back Bader OHIP, so I thought why not look 👀 into Dr.A . He has an opening in 5 weeks, which is pretty exciting . But when I mentioned this to my husband he suddenly got all scared that I was goi


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 days, 10 hours ago

any idea if it’s difficult to get VSG in Ontario. My pre-op is Wednesday and then it’s meet the surgeon. When I met the internists he suggested VSG would possibly be preferred because of my age -66- and I’d really prefer VSG to RNY. Some Ontario


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 1 week ago

got the letter today from the bariatric centre in Kingston that my pre-op seminar is a week from tomorrow , and they give me the meet the surgeon date then. Wow - this really is going to happen.

pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Well this whole process sure a great expertise in learning to be patient.

i got a call from the bariatric centre at the hospital this afternoon telling me I’d be getting a letter probably next week telling me when to come to the pre-op semina


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 1 day ago

I recently saw a video with a wLs surgeon with 30 yrs experience saying that everyone who gets wls regains a lot after 5 years because malabsorption has gone. However when I watch Dr. A’s Videos he seems quite optimistic that most people maintain we


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 4 weeks, 1 day ago

i went in to see the NP this morning hoping I could push things along a bit and she told me I should be hearing from the surgeon and anaesthetist within 3 weeks. Yikes! This really IS going to happen. She said I’d be going to St joe’s or Michael Ga


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

A little tip for those of you who might be having thinning hair. After I went through chemo I was on a couple drugs that blocked estrogen for 9 years, and it kept my hair rather thin on top. My hairdresser came up with a product called Sure Thik which


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

well hush my mouth and call me stupid. I don’t understand why after WLS we are more likely to become dehydrated than before surgery. Why so much more water than before surgery?

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

hello my name is Pauline. I’m 66 doing what I should have done 20 years ago. I’ve been referred for surgery, just have to get through endoscopy/colonoscopy dec.7 then wait for the surgeon ‘s. I’m going though the Hotel Dieu in Kingston but the


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

Hi I’ve been hanging around on the Canadian form which is intensely helpful and just discovered you folks. I’ve been curious to see how it works out for us lower BMI peeps. I’m cleared for surgery at 221 it’s, but haven’t heard from the surge


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

i came across a US site called Bariatric Pal which has forums full of people who are quite negative, but that’s not the point I want to make. They sell a lot of bariatric vitamins and protein powders for post-of peeps. They are now marketing avid-fre


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

im curious if people’s shoe sizes changed after they lost weight.

pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

So last night, after I saw the internist, dietitian and social worker all in two days, and they all said everything’s great let’s keep going, I panicked. And I ate some garbage.

i haven’t been a ‘normal’ size in 35 years. It’s hard


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

getting pretty excited. I saw the internist yesterday. I don’t know whose ecg the receptionist was looking at when she called me but there’s nothing wrong with my ecg or my heart. That’s a relief. He says I’m fit as a fiddle and referring on in


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I’ve seen the NP and I’m booked to see the dietician and sw next Tuesday. Had the ecg and blood work and I’m booked for colonoscopy/endoscopy December 7. Here’s what’s worrying me. I got a call from the bariatric centre for me to come in and


Harpediem posted a comment 3 months ago
Call the bariatric centre and give them a nudge. I’m in Kingston...

Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

hi I’m new to the forum but I’ve been reading posts since I found this site a month ago. I’m so impressed by the courage and strength and honesty I see over and over.

Had my orientation end July, first meeting with NP end September, book


Harpediem has a new goal: My goal is to get down tom130 pounds, be healthy strong and fir, have lots of en 3 months, 3 weeks ago
I'm changing my mindset. Instead of thinking 0f myself as a fat person im thinking of myself as someone on the way to being healthy, trim and fit. So I've started doing what healthy trim, fit people do: not overbearing and moving more.

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