fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

8 months post op and an ugly old friend has reared its head...... night time snacking!!!!!

I clean, I go for a walk, I meditate, I do art, I read , I do whatever I can to avoid it but it still calls to me... say from 7 until I go to bed. (Actua


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

Hello

Where did people buy their medic alert bracelet.

I've had the VSG and just had a total hip replacement but have no other issues at the moment.

I would not be getting a monthly membership even if I buy from medic


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi folks

I was sleeved September 2, 2016 and then on January 30th I had total hip replacement. I'm almost 7 days postop. I just wonder if anyone  has gone through this. I have none of the  symptoms  that they mention and it says you should call


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 6 months, 2 weeks ago

crazy question I know but, we are told not to chew gum which I am actually okay with as I was never a big gum chewer. However at the end of the month I will be having my hip replaced and one of the things they recommend is that you bring your favourite


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

BAAA! I'm 3 months post op and shedding like a dog. So glad you people told me all about this, it is quite alarming. I have a second surgery at the end of January so I hope that does not prolong this.

Thanks for sharing although I may cry about


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 8 months, 3 weeks ago

hello lovely people!

I am currently using the premier shakes . I'm fine with them but where I live Costco only sells chocolate ( I'm in Canada too so can't get lots of flavours) I like the ready made for simplicity and a few other reasons I won


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 8 months, 4 weeks ago

9 weeks out!

5 weeks  on soft food.

Everything is going well except fish- which surprises me and ground beef !

Can eat turkey and chicken well, which is great.

Does this sound like anyone else's experience? Just wonderin


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 10 months, 1 week ago

Hello, I am 2 weeks sleeved and have severe to moderate arthritis.

I also need a new hip which will happen in March.

Where do I start with exercise.

Walking is great but the hip does not really allow for that much.

Was t


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Day 6 post op done and almost dusted

I'm sleeping fairly well but I'd kill to turn on my side. Use pillows to prop myself and pretend.

Bodily functions are now up and running!

Having no difficulty with liquids but get very full


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Surgery was yesterday and I'm going home tomorrow. I'm doing well . Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences it all helped ! 👍


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 11 months, 1 week ago

Hello Lovely people

just found out that Dr Jackson at TWH is to be my Surgeon for VSG on September 2. Has anyone else had him and what did you think?


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Here is my story.  A year ago The Hip surgeon I had, changed his mind one week before the surgery and said he would not do it. My workplace put me off on disability because of my need for the hip replacement. My job is quite active working with parents


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Here is my story.  A year ago The Hip surgeon I had, changed his mind one week before the surgery and said he would not do it. My workplace put me off on disability because of my need for the hip replacement. My job is quite active working with parents


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Has anyone done thier preopperative appointment on OTN?

The binder suggests you can.


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

I was given a surgery date of September 2, so happy !


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

Hello folks !

What happens at the meeting with the surgeon when you are given your surgery date. Mine is July 15th and my friend will be with me. I've searched the forums but don't really get information on this visit. The only thing I've heard


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Hello , finished all my appointments on Monday.

I was told I'd be at rounds today for approval. Was also told they would call me , not to call them. 

How long is it before they call?

Is there any flexibility I surgery dates.


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Hello

Just a quick question, I understand that walking reduces gas pains after surgery, but what if you can't walk , for example I need a new hip and will walk as much as I can but it is  very painful to stay on my feet. Any other methods.


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Hello just some advice if you have any.

I am meeting with the surgeon at the end of this week, in part to request the VSG over the RYN because of debilitating osteoarthritis that is both caused by weight and because of genetics and my need for 


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

My story starts November 2014 when I saw a surgeon to have my hip replaced. I weighed 330 pounds  and a referral to the bariatric clinic and a hip surgeon came up at the same time I was sure he would tell me he could not do it. To my surprise he said h


fiercebynature wrote I'm ranting...... sad and overwhelmed...... 1 year, 4 months ago

Hey gang

Beside bariartic surgery I also need my hip replaced.  In June 2015 The surgoen who saw me for 7 months ( November 2014)  telling me he could do my hip, "your fat is all out front I...


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

Does anyone have advise on how I  put forth the preference for the VSG due to chronic arthritis and the need to take Nsaids .

 I experience massive swelling in my feet and  knees.( some of the joints in my feet are fusing)  I have degenerative


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

Hello

Does anyone have advise on how I  put forth the preference for the VSG due to chronic arthritis and the need to take Nsaids .

 I experience massive swelling in my feet and  knees.( some of the joints in my feet are fusing)  I have


fiercebynature posted a discussion topic 1 year, 9 months ago

Hello lovely helpful people.

I am at the beginning of this journey.

I have received an orientation date from Toronto Western and now that I know the location of my surgery I need to start planning and saving (money).

If you had

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