nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 5 months, 2 weeks ago

A show I just saw on TLC channel, "685 pound teen" features a DS instead of the usual surgeries shown on TV. Just to let you know, something different! -Michelle


nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi, I am a person who gained weight after DS. I always thought it failed me. I have FINALLY, after years, understood that I am responsible. I failed the surgery. I ate carbs as much as I wanted, and junk. I over ate and stretched out my pouch. I curren


nicholivolkoff posted a comment 1 year, 4 months ago
Sorry for late reply, but thanks so much. I hope you are doing all...

nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

Hi, I have been having severe issues with my nails lately. Painful fingertips, nails so brittle they are breaking everywhere, deep ridges going across too. I have also been having burning lips, and crappy dry hair. Sometimes I get foot cramps. Like mos


nicholivolkoff wrote Still not drinking alcohol 1 year, 6 months ago

Hi, just an update, I am still alcohol free, it has been at least 9 or 10 months now. Pretty happy about that. Also, I managed to lose a few pounds, I am now 201. I don't know how, because I live l...


nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago

Hi Ontario people. Just looking for the cheapest way to buy dry d powder suitable for severe deficiency, in this area. I am in Orangeville, about an hour northwest of Toronto. Thanks in advance!


nicholivolkoff wrote I stopped drinking vodka 1 year, 11 months ago

Hi, well I kicked the horrible habit of drinking every day. I did it for 2 years, trying to self medicate I guess. Bad depression and crippling anxiety. Well physically I am doing much better. I wa...


nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 2 years, 5 months ago

I was very lucky with (seriously) no pain after my DS. It was so much easier than my VSG which I had a few years before the DS. The VSG was painful for weeks. But the Ds second stage, was honestly the easiest surgery I have ever had. And I have had sev


nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 2 years, 5 months ago

Just wondering if there are any alcoholic, anti-depressant using DSers out there. In any area. Anybody love Vodka (or other) too much, and take a few anti-depressant meds too? Well just wondering, love to hear from you in a PM or public message. Thanks


nicholivolkoff wrote a blog post 3 years, 3 months ago
Now surgeon wants a fee for a consult, after total - Dr. Gagner has been alerted of my total failure, and he asked for an upper GI and bloodwork to be done. So I did it and sent it to him. In order to reply and advise me after, he is...

nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 3 years, 3 months ago

I had aDS revision from VSG 2 years ago, gained 30 pounds since. I asked my surgeon, Dr. Gagner of Montreal, why this was such a fail. He asked for an upper GI and bloodwork. So, now that he has them, he is asking a 100 dollar fee to give me the consul


nicholivolkoff wrote a blog post 3 years, 4 months ago
Gained since my DS revision, I am 225 pounds now. - Well after waiting and gaining since my DS AND sleeve retightening, I have contacted the surgeon. Asked him why I am the only DS failure. He wants me to get an upper GI done and bl...

nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 4 years ago
New Facebook page for WLS! No bullies!! - Please feel welcome to join my new facebook group, dedicated to WLS of all types. No bullying allowed, moderated for that. Pre-ops welcome! All welcome! Just started today for frie...

nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 4 years ago
New Facebook page for WLS!! No bullies! - Please feel welcome to join my new facebook group, dedicated to WLS of all types. No bullying allowed, moderated for that. Pre-ops welcome! All welcome! Just started today for frie...

nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 4 years ago
New Facebook page, for all types of WLS!! No bulli - Please feel welcome to join my new facebook group, dedicated to WLS of all types. No bullying allowed, moderated for that. Pre-ops welcome! All welcome! Just started today for frie...

nicholivolkoff posted a comment 4 years, 3 months ago
I am so sorry to get back to you so late, but I am hardly on this site. I...

nicholivolkoff wrote a blog post 4 years, 7 months ago
surgery #3 done. I week out. - So I had my hernia repair done, and the stomach was made a little bit smaller. I wish it was made even more small than the surgeon said he did, but I have to trust his judgement...

nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 4 years, 8 months ago
Sedintary lifestyle and vsg success - Hi, just wondering if there is anyone out there who has or had a sedentary lifestyle and still lost a good amount of weight with a vsg.I know you should exercise, of course. But...

nicholivolkoff wrote a blog post 4 years, 8 months ago
Getting resleeved Dec. 17 and hernia repair - Hi, well I am now at 193 pounds. My own fault of course. I am getting a resleeve done Dec. 17, only a few weeks away! Also a hiatus hernia fix at the same time. Thanks to Dr. Ga...

nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 4 years, 8 months ago
will a re-sleeve stretch out again? - Hi, I am being resleeved this December. The reason for failure is that my original vsg was stretched out too much, and I have been able to eat a lot. I am hoping after vsg numbe...

nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 4 years, 8 months ago
Will a re-sleeve stretch out again? - Hi, I am being resleeved this December. The reason for failure is that my original vsg was stretched out too much, and I have been able to eat a lot. I am hoping after vsg numbe...

nicholivolkoff wrote a blog post 4 years, 10 months ago
ds was useless. now at 184 pounds. - Well my ds was a failure. I lost a few pounds right after the surgery, because I could not eat for a while. It all came back. Now I am totally screwed. I gain weight every week ...

nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
Does OHIP cover revisions these days? - Hello, just wondering if anyone out there is or has gone through the revision process with OHIP. I have a stretched out VSG stomach and am gaining weight steadily. I am hoping f...

nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
anyone get ohip vsg revision after some regain? - Hello, I had a vsg in 2009, ( Barix in Detroit) got down to 150 pounds from 240. Recently, I gained 35 pounds, so I got a self paid DS,in Montreal with Dr. Gagner and lost NO WE...

nicholivolkoff posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
Anyone out there NOT lose weight with the DS? - Hi, I had a sleeve in 2009, and lost a good amount of weight. Then after losing a job, I became sedentary and had some regain. I went from 150 to 180. So I got the DS and lost a...
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