on 6/16/21 1:36 pm - North York, Canada
Did you get your date? What are you having a revision from and to?
Just saw your reply. Had my RNY at Toronto Western. As your GP for a referral to the Bariatric registry. Another option is to ask GP for a referral for a gastroscopy to check out your pouch. Also you can ask for a referral to a dietician to review your intake. My GP is part of the NFFT and I have access to a Dietician. While you wait for your referral start tracking intake. Cut out one bad food at a time. You've done it before and you can do it again.
Keep me posted
Hi Leslie: I had my surgery 11 years ago as well, and have gained back all the weight I lost, plus another 10 pounds. What hospital did you have your surgery at? I went to Barix Clinic in Ypsilanti, MI. I'm afraid to confront my demons, and feel helpless to change, because of chronic pain that I am in. Long story. XO Nancy Oh! And BTW I'm in Brighton!
on 5/18/21 8:01 pm - toronto, Canada
Congratulations I'm sorry I just read your post as I am not on the site too often any more. I had my RNY 5 years ago and a Pani 2 years ago.
I hope that you are healing and doing well. You will feel amazing.
Went through TWH in 2011. I think all sites are similar. they want to make sure you are making positive changes. Cutting out the junk food, soda, alcohol. You want to work towards 3 healthy meals and snacks. Decrease carbs and fat.
Easiest is to to strat tracking what you eat.
As well what diet plans you have tried etc...
Good luck in your journey
on 5/11/21 7:49 am
Hey everyone! My first time posting here. I had my referral and now have my orientation session scheduled at Providence next week (online, of course). Does anyone have any experience with this centre?
on 5/6/21 5:48 pm
I also had experience using Optifast on a nutritional basis. I am not delighted with Optifast's program and its product range. Their products are low in calories but high in sugar and lack fiber. These are my main complaints. But you should also take into account the natural hunger, which will definitely bother you all the time. On the positive side, I can note the simplicity in cooking and pretty good taste.
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on 5/6/21 6:07 am
Tomorrow, I will start it too!
You we need to get your MD to submit a referral online to the Bariatric registry. The referral must be done online.
While that is being done ask about a referral from GP for a scope to check out your pouch. If everything is good consider going back to basic. Track intake, cut out the junk that creeps back into our diets. Keep track of these changes as it will help once you get seen by the bariatric centre. They will want to see that you have made these changes but they have no worked.
Once you are accepted and assigned a centre you will be seen by Nurse, Dietician, Social worker, Psychologist, Surgeon etc.. There are also nutrition classes. Each site works just a little different. After surgery they will follow up with you for at least a year or more