on 11/29/13 5:43 am - Canada

Well, almost 3 weeks post op and I'm feeling great. A bit tired still but otherwise it's all good. next week I start to add all types of foods, so far the only thing that sat a bit heavy was salmon. I've had chicken and veggies (chunks) in homemade soup. I'm still drinking 2 protein shakes per day as well.

Yesterday I saw the dietician and nurse. My BP was 122/71 with NO medication, as well my resting heart rate was 64 - I'm thrilled to bits.

My only issue is my right knee, not able to take celebrex anymore and it has been pretty sore. I booked an appt with the orthopod to have a steroid injection. This should ride me through til my weight loss is significant enough for my knee to resolve.

Doing the happy dance to celebrate an amazing BP without neds!




on 11/29/13 6:43 am - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 01/20/12

That is awesome. I know for me coming off meds meant a lot





on 11/29/13 7:21 am, edited 11/29/13 7:21 am - Canada

Twenty one days, when I read posts like that it still amazes me,

my surgery was back in September and I still do two shakes per day,

I'm trying to get rest exercise and as much water in as possible

congratulation on your improved health....

 Respectfully Jane
on 11/29/13 7:41 am - Canada

Thanks Jane, I hear ya, it amazes me too......just short of three weeks to have such dramatic life changing changes is incredible.

Funny, I've stayed on the high side of the recommended 69-80 grams of protein since surgery, yet yesterday the dietician told me I need to increase it - she said the calculation for needs of protein is . 8 grams of protein / kg / day. i'm going to ramp mine up this week.

One other thing I misunderstood, I thought I was allowed one caffeine beverage per day, she said I should stick to total decaf for 3 months to decrease my risk for ulcers. I'm doing 1/2 caff for a few days then cutting it out

Cheers! Terri



on 11/29/13 7:22 am - North York, Canada

WTG! That's a great update! :)

Referral to Surgeon: February 12, 2013 Appointment with Surgeon: April 24, 2013 Endoscopy: April 30, 2013 Referral sent to Bariatric Registry: May 2, 2013 Orientation Appointment: May 27, 2013 Dr Klein Appointment: June 6, 2013 Second Upper GI Series: June 11 Dr Glazer: August 12, 2013 RN/RD/SW: August 29. 2013 Follow-up With Dr Klein: September 23, 2013 Start Opti: October 23, 2013 Surgery Date: November 14, 2013 


on 11/29/13 10:03 am - Canada

Glad things are going well!  I am trying to make some menus up prior to surgery .. any tips  weeks 2 and 3?  Can I puree eggs?  Like on xmas eve I will be 18days out  could i puree egg foo young?  its basically eggs and gravy and veggies

  Surgery Date: December 6 2013 Humber River Regional Hospital Dr. Sohi  


on 11/29/13 11:44 am - Canada
RNY on 12/03/13

Hurray Terri! 

You are awesome!

So proud of you and your success. Gonna pick your mind over this journey!


 Referral May 17 '13 / Orientation June 17 '13 / Meeting w Dr Hagen June 26 '13 / RN,RD,SW July 31 '13 / Dr.Glazer Sept 3 '13/ Sleep Study Sept 5 '13 /2nd app w Dr Hagen Sept 16 '13 / F/U w  Dr Glazer  Sept 23 '13 / PRATTS Nov 14 '13/ Surgery Dec 3rd '13


Katie M.
on 11/29/13 8:53 pm - Georgetown, Canada
RNY on 10/18/13

Good for you! It's amazing how quickly things change, especially where medication is concerned. Keep up the good work!!

Referral May 2013 / orientation at TWH June 27 / nurse practitioner July 3 / social worker August 19 / nutrition class August 26 / nutritionist August 30 / psychologist September 3 / meet surgeon (Dr. Penner) September 20 / PATTS October 10 / Surgery October 18 2013!  


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