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jmkutsch
on 8/12/19 7:44 pm - Calgary, AB
Topic: RE: New here

Hi! Can you invite me to the ABC Facebook group? I've seen tons of posts on this site about that Calgary group but can't seem to find anyone to add me. Please message me. Thank you

jmkutsch
on 8/12/19 10:15 am - Calgary, AB
Topic: RE: Support group in Calgary?

Hi! Hoping you still check this website. I am in Calgary and am in the bariatric program here. A coworker of mine recommended I join your fb group ABC - Adult Bariatric Calgary but when I search it on fb it doesn't come up at all! Is it possible to invite me?

B. Frances
on 3/15/19 11:57 pm
Topic: Finally got my orientation appointment. What to expect?!

After 3 years I finally got my orientation appointment at the Weight Wise clinic in Edmonton and I'm scared and excited! I'm worried since I haven't been food journaling like I should have. I have done it before in the past and I always give it up after a while. And honestly after 3 years I didn't think I would ever get my first appointment. Does anyone have an advice for me? I should be getting papers in the mail soon. What should I expect for my first visit?

loveme2012
on 2/8/19 7:04 pm, edited 2/9/19 4:46 pm
Topic: Revision Surgery Questions

Hi there,

I'm from Manitoba. I was sleeved 7 yrs ago Feb 2012 in Richmond, BC but due to my unresolved medical issues including Sleep Apnea, Hypertension. Oh, not to mention that Post surgery I developed GERD and was recently diagnosed with Severe Osteoarthritis of the spine. Now today with my weight at 275lbs, I am still not at goal(135lbs to go) and in far too great pain & discomfort. I need to consider a revision to Bypass or a Conversion to the full DS surgery.

Don't get me wrong, my sleeve has been the best to me since I was 429 lbs on my surgery day with my highest over 500lbs and barely living(my lowest at 247lbs). Yes, I have regained (30lbs so far). With my spine in such condition, I simply cannot afford the lbs. I've had enough of the excruciating pain and all the medication that I'm on. I have tried "Rebooting my Sleeve" to no avail. So it's just not enough anymore..

Out of Country/Self-Paying is out of the question.

What are my options? Is Revision even an option for me? Where do I start? I've heard Alberta has a Revision Program, is this true? I'm aware that Ontario does the DS Surgery but is that only for ON residents? If not, who do I contact?

Thank you in advance

seamare
on 10/3/18 1:28 pm
Topic: RE: Greetings from Calgary.

Hi Sandra; I am in Calgary as well. Congrats on getting on the que. Did you go through the Calgary Clinic at Richmond Road? If you did how long of a wait was it? Michelle

Calgary Bariatric Clinic

Referral - Aug 2017; Orientation - Jan 2018; Case Nurse - Jun 2018; Internal Med - Aug 2018; Diabetic Nurse - Aug 2018; Dietitian - Sept 2018; Psy - Oct 2018; Diabetic Nurse - Nov 2018; Dietitian - Nov 2018

SBunning
on 5/30/18 8:42 pm
Topic: Greetings from Calgary.

My name is Sandra and I'm in the que for RNY revision through the Edmonton clinic. My surgery date is June 22. 18. I'm excited to find an Alberta based chat forum.

Highest weight: 370

Current weight: 274

Surgery coming soon.

seamare
on 5/28/18 3:38 pm
Topic: Calgary Clinic Wait times

I have had my first appointment (group) in Jan. I am wondering the wait time to see the nurse as I havent been called yet?

Calgary Bariatric Clinic

Referral - Aug 2017; Orientation - Jan 2018; Case Nurse - Jun 2018; Internal Med - Aug 2018; Diabetic Nurse - Aug 2018; Dietitian - Sept 2018; Psy - Oct 2018; Diabetic Nurse - Nov 2018; Dietitian - Nov 2018

seamare
on 5/28/18 2:57 pm
Topic: CBD Oil Calgary Bariatric Clinic

I suffer from chronic pain and have been recommended CBD oil. But I worry that this would stop me from having the surgery. Has anybody had any experience with this at the Calgary Bariatric Clinic?

Calgary Bariatric Clinic

Referral - Aug 2017; Orientation - Jan 2018; Case Nurse - Jun 2018; Internal Med - Aug 2018; Diabetic Nurse - Aug 2018; Dietitian - Sept 2018; Psy - Oct 2018; Diabetic Nurse - Nov 2018; Dietitian - Nov 2018

nmccolman
on 4/29/18 9:43 am
Topic: RE: 2002 VBG having gastric issues.

Hi Micromina,

Did you by chance have your surgery in Southern Alberta? I did around the same time and I'm struggling to get my weight down. At my lowest I was around 160 but I am at 223 right now. I need to get my weight down, but need to find a plan that works for me. I'd love to find a program that would work. I think the problem is that I forget that I don't have to focus on it, but I really do have to. I'd love to get down to 150 :).

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