Harpediem posted a discussion topic 1 week ago

Ok so I don’t need my cpap anymore. YAAAAY!!! I’m over the moon happy about that. And I have an idea.

mMost 0f us get off our cpap after weight loss surgery, and what do we do with our machines? A lot of people are diagnosed with apnea mont


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 1 week, 5 days ago

I finish my postoperative prescription of Prevacid in about a week. Wondering if I can expect any kind of rebound when I stop, with a lot of stomach acid. Or is this - I hope - a seamless transition.

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

went into my favourite butcher shop in Kingston today to pick up a chicken and some bacon. The shop, called Pig&Olive, is owned by a couple of ex-pat Australians. As I looked down into the freezer while waiting I saw a couple of kangaroo burgers. What


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

a few weeks ago I posted about getting nasty news about blood work after surgery, which looked like it might be lymphoma. I’ve had two more blood tests done since and as of now my blood work is NORMAL. Talk about taking a weight off. I had chemo 10 y


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

Well I’m down 30 pounds since starting optifast March 1, and now onto mushy food, which feels really good in my tummy.

however, as I was sitting down to my first solid food in 7 weeks last Thursday the phone rang and it was the surgeon. I th


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Had VSG 4 weeks ago and I threw up this morning. I had just taken my vitamin, opening the capsule and mixing it with applesauce. Until today I mixed it with yogurt. It was an ounce and a couple hours after my protien shake. As soon as I finished it I f


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

YAY! 197.8 this morning. Feels pretty good. Down 25 pounds since starting optifast February 28. Still pretty tired from surgery, but every week is better.

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

two weeks out from surgery and all has gone well. Saw NP for two week check and she was pleased. Couple days ago I ate too much yogurt and got quite a pain in the top of my stomach which became like reflux and lasted several hours. Now I have a persist


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I felt very better quickly until day 5 when I felt energetic and pain free.then I started hitting a energy wall around 2 pm yesterday after walking the dogs and out shopping for errands.my husband hit a wall too but it had to be done cuz 6 people comi


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Well had my surgery on the 22nd so I’m one week out today. The nurse in the recovery room had no experience with bariatric surgery and that was a surprise. But I finally got up to my room and the real recovery started. I was far more uncomfortable th


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

Surgery seems to have gone ok. I was much more uncomfortable than I expected the first 2 and a half days but most discomfort is gone now. I’m walking a lot and sipping almost constantly. Managed to get in almost 2 litres today. Mostly premier protien


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

sitting in the waiting room at KGH, surgery scheduled for 8 am. I guess this is it!

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

Surgery 8 am this morning. GULP!


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

you folks have been so helpful I feel so grateful for this forum.

im getting hiatal hernia repair at the same time as VSG. I’m wondering if any of you who had this can tell me how much discomfort is involved after the surgery and how long it


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

so I’ve been on optifast now for 20 days and the pee stocks still show no ketones even though I’ve lost 13 pounds. When can I expect keyosis to kick in?

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

im wondering how long after surgery till I can expect to , like, go for a half-hour walk with the dogs or go shopping?

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

I’m almost there. I can’t believe I’ve made it this far without a single, even tiny cheat on Optifast. I’ll be so happy to have real food again in about 5 weeks. It hasn’t been as hard as I thought, though this last weekend we had kids and fr


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

so, when you folks are talking portion sizes, are talking volume or weight? 1 oz spinach has a lot more volume than 1 oz broccoli.

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

no one ever mentions lamb as protein. I love lamb, and almost never eat beef, so I’m wondering if I can have it after surgery/healing.

pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Down 6 pounds so far. I’m hardly ever hungry, and no cravings. Feeling a little tired, but the weight loss so far is getting me excited about the surgery on the 22nd. Any ambivalence I had is evaporating with every pound lost. Pounds I’ll never see


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

today I started optifast. Today is the first day of my Thin Life. Holy cow, this really is going to happen. Surgery in 3 weeks. I note 4 optifast a day is 900 calories. It will go down to 650 after surgery. I’m not so afraid of the surgery. I guess I


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months, 4 weeks ago

I was looking in Costco in Kingston yesterday at premier protein and all they has was chocolate and vanilla. Anyone know that f there are other flavours and where to get them?

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months, 4 weeks ago

So, if you’re drinking 64+ ounces of water a day, how many times a day are you peeing?

and question 2, related to question 1, does the weight loss resolve stress incontinence, or am I going to have to live on the bathroom.

im up to 2+


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

where does one get SF flavours to make vanilla optifast more bearable?


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

I start optifast February 28. Surgery March 22. Wish it was over already. But I’ve gained 5 pounds since orientation in August. Yikes! I started off well keeping a food diary but I stopped after 6 weeks. I lost 5 pounds while keeping the food diary

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