TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 days, 16 hours ago

I'm two months post-op, and I feel I should start exercising now. I been sedentary for years, but what's worse is that I have been feeling very tired lately. That's not surprising considering I'm consuming only 600 to 800 calories, but it does make sta


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of YouTube videos where people talk about thing they wish they had known before having VSG, and those things are usually unwanted. For example, that you gain weight temporarily from all the IV fluids, that drinking water can hurt, etc.


TheWombat wrote on MissCheri18's support wall 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

TheWombat wrote on Whatzit28's support wall 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Today I removed my final pain patch. An hour or so later, I was in pain! I hadn't felt any pain since day 1 post-op; had the pain patches been protecting me from this much pain the whole time?


TheWombat wrote on FacingChallenges's support wall 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Wishing you a speedy recovery from your surgery!

TheWombat posted a comment 2 months ago
I hope you're finding it easier to get hydration now. I haven't had...

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

I wasn't expecting this to happen, and certainly not so soon, but 4 days post-op I realised that almost all of the excess fat in my face is gone. Every time I look in the mirror I'm pleasantly surprised to see a face that looks at least 15 years younge


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

Here's an account of my VSG surgery, which took place on Monday, 11 June at 2 p.m. Ireland has a national health plan similar to that in the U.K., but I went private to avoid a 3 year waiting list for wls. My VSG was paid for by my private insurance (w


Kathy S. wrote 2 months ago
Congratulations on your recent surgery! WOOHOO! When you are feeling better let us know how things went. We are looking forward to your updates..

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

At my current weight, a 4 kg (9 lb) loss doesn't make a visible difference, so I tend to see it as a small loss. But something that happened the other day made me think about it differently. I bought a 4 kg bag of cat food. Easy enough for me to carry


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Ireland has been going through a major heat wave, which has caused a few difficulties for me, and I thought I might warn others about it. I suspect that strict diets make us more susceptible to dehydration, so be extra vigilant.

I exp


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Several people have recommended that I stock the freezer with sugar-free popsicles for when I come home from surgery. However, I haven't been able to find any (I'm in a rural part of Ireland). However, I did find some plastic thingies for making your o


TheWombat wrote on RunCatRun's support wall 2 months, 1 week ago
Best of luck, and speedy recovery! I notice we're having surgery on the same day.

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Here's what I'm planning to bring to the hospital for my surgery. I would appreciate any suggestions of things to add or remove!

hospital packing list

biotene mouthwash (for dry mouth)
gasx
toothbrush
too


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Just started my two-week pre-op diet today. I don't know how I'll be able to concentrate at work with so few calories! Yes, I know I'll be eat


Kathy S. wrote 6 months, 1 week ago
Welcome to ObesityHelp! We are glad that you have joined our OH community. Be sure and check out the tutorial that appears when you log in. As you check out OH, you'll see many features and tools that are created for our members as you embark on your WLS journey. We suggest you upload your avatar, fill in your surgery type, date and surgeon. If you have not done so, let us get to know you by adding some information on your profile "about me" section. Hang out on your surgery type forum to interact with those that had the surgery you are going to have. Great support and information. If you want assistance with finding a surgeon, and or have any additional questions please email us at [email protected] Regards, Kathy ObesityHelp Community Services 866-957-4636 Ext 393

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 6 months, 1 week ago

Hello! I live in Ireland and am the proud servant of two wonderful cats. Last year I completed my PhD, so after 4 years I finally had the head space to think about something besides my thesis! So now I have started the process and expect to have either

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