anncha posted a discussion topic 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm having some troubles with nausea and food feeling like it's stuck. I've been checked and don't have a stricture or ulcer just some irritation in my pouch. They've asked for a low volume barium swallow test to be done (tomorrow).

Do any of y


anncha posted a discussion topic 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I had RnY Feb 27th so I'm 3m out. I feel nauseous and have every day since surgery. They thought I might have a stricture or an ulcer so an endoscopy was completed last week. I don't have either. Dr Sullivan did say several of my staples are still clea


anncha posted a discussion topic 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi all,

wondering how normal it is to feel nauseous almost always? There are days when food goes down really well and I hit my protein goals and fluids easily. However probably 4 or 5 days out of 7 are hard. Nothing sits well. I can only manag


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anncha posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

I’m now on the purée stage and from reading on the forum I feel I might be eating too much. My protein target is 90-100g per day

I have a premier protein (30g protein) shake in one sitting (can take up to an hour but I drink it and don’t


anncha posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

what was the best thing you bought that made life easier for you post op? What couldn’t you live without? This could be a cookbook, Tupperware containers, food scales or anything really.


anncha posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

I’m on day 4 of Opti and I’m struggling today more than I have. I’m really really hungry. I’ve just had my 3rd shake and some veggies but I’m ravenous. I’m exhausted and grumpy.


anncha posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

I had my pre-op yesterday and started Opti this morning. It wasn't that bad. I made a slushy with lots of ice.

I can't help but feel a bit overwhelmed today. The constant que


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anncha posted a discussion topic 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I'd like to take one/two a day of a multivitamin but I think they need to be chewable for the first little while. The celebrate ones are expensive at $70 and you need to take 4 a day. The only ones I've found that are one a day (plus calcium/vit d) are


anncha posted a discussion topic 8 months, 4 weeks ago

I had to have a pap smear done as part of the process for the WLS. I had it done before Christmas and assumed it was all fine because the NP said she was waiting for the results before passing me to the surgeon. When I got the call from the clinic to b


anncha posted a discussion topic 9 months ago

I’m currently in the US for my company’s annual kick off meeting. I was super lucky to be one of the top performers in my department last year and I won Presidents Club which gives me an all expenses paid trip to Barcelona for 2, staying at the Rit


anncha posted a discussion topic 9 months ago

I had my OTN "Meet the Surgeon" appointment this afternoon. He had over ran in surgery and didn't have enough time to complete my appointment properly he said. It lasted a total of 7 mins including sound issues on the video conference. I won't need a c


anncha posted a discussion topic 9 months, 1 week ago

i was just booked for my OTN “meet the surgeon” appointment for tomorrow. The only real questions I have for him are if I’ll be cathetrised during surgery. What the pre-op opti Diet is like (some people have said they were allowed veggies and sal


anncha posted a discussion topic 9 months, 1 week ago

I wondered its normal to have a catheter fitted for surgery? I've had one in for several past surgeries and always have a really bad bladder infection afterwards. The thought of a bladder infection during the healing process when you can barely eat/dri


anncha posted a discussion topic 9 months, 1 week ago

I was reading this morning about the mini gastric bypass in comparison to the standard roux-en-y. From what little research I've done it looks like a really strong option for us with shorter operating times and similar weight loss. Although it's still


anncha posted a discussion topic 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I had my final meeting with the NP (on the phone, just quick follow up to make sure I'd had a pap smear and my heart trace results were back).

She's happy to give me the "green light" and pass me to be discussed at rounds. I asked what this wa


anncha posted a discussion topic 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I've seen people refer to nutrition classes they attended before they had their surgery. Does this happen at every centre? I've seen no mention of these type of classes in Sudbury and I wanted to know if its something I should be chasing up.

Is


anncha posted a discussion topic 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I've noticed throughout the forum people talk about psychologists or interns etc and I wondered what these are in relation to who I've seen. For Sudbury we see:

  • Dietician/Nutritionist
  • Social Worker
  • Physiotherapist

anncha posted a discussion topic 10 months ago

I'm at the end of my process almost and I'm just waiting to meet the surgeon. The trouble is, I have a 4 day work event in January (I work remotly and only see my colleagues 3-4 times a year) and then a trip home to the UK for a week in Feb. I need to


anncha posted a discussion topic 10 months ago

I finally found a family Dr (we moved to Sudbury July 1st and nobody was taking on new patients). He has been amazingly supportive with my quest to have this surgery. When I had my first registration appointment 3 weeks ago and told him about being in


anncha posted a discussion topic 10 months, 1 week ago

I have my NP appointment tomorrow and I think this is the one I'm worried about the most. I've come to accept that my Vit D was a bit low at my bloods in June (just had more bloods done yesterday so we'll see how they come back).

I really hate


anncha posted a discussion topic 10 months, 2 weeks ago

at my dietitian appointment she said they expect my target weight to be 205-220lb. This is still overweight / obese. I said my target is to get to normal weight for me height (around 170lb for 24.5 bmi or just over 25 bmi which is around 180lb). She sa


anncha posted a discussion topic 10 months, 2 weeks ago

In the blood work I had done at the beginning of my application process it said my vitamin D level was 55 which is lower than it needs to be. I’ve started taking 2000ic of chewable vitamin d but the social worker said the nurse will probably delay su


anncha posted a discussion topic 10 months, 2 weeks ago

I have my first dietician and social worker appointment this Friday. I plan to take a week's worth of food diaries with me (it's all I have - the appointment is a cancellation so last minute for me). Would it be overkill to take a sample meal plan for

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