on 4/16/21 3:34 am
With the surge of COVID patients in all hospitals in Ontario, elective surgeries are (Again) being cancelled/postponed.. you might have to wait longer then average for your surgery.. sending you positive vibes anyhow!
CW: 149.8 |SW: 221.6 |HW: 255
Learning my new normal, one day at a time.
on 4/9/21 4:32 pm - Hamilton, Canada
ok so Dr Glazer gave the go ahead for my revision! He said to call Kline on Monday if I hadn't heard from his office for surgery date by then. Can anyone tell me roughly the wait time from the point? All other appointments are done!
Some centres follow the ohip criteria more closely than others. They are actually reasons for the sleeve according to Ohip. Some centres give you a choice and some do not. They really are supposed to follow Ohip criteria
Are you TWH!? Some programs follow the OHIP rules as is. OHIP states only a few situations that sleeve is permitted. So if they are following the actual Ohip rules, you may or may not qualify.
Did you ask them why Rny?
on 4/8/21 4:10 pm
The esophagitis is very minor and the result of severe gastritis that resolved just before the scope. The RNY is too invasive for me, I have to lose 65 pounds for orthopaedic reasons so the sleeve is very good fit. I'm so frustrated with the Bariatric program in Ontario, Doctors are good but the administration of the program is a bit of a nightmare, at least in Toronto.
An inflamed esophagus is usually a sign of reflux. Reflux and a sleeve is usually a terrible pairing resulting typically in further damage.it makes sense.
Why do you have reservations about the RNY?
on 4/6/21 6:31 am
Wondering if anyone here is with the program at Toronto Western? I'm scheduled for surgery on April 19 after many reschedules because of Covid, but a routine endoscopy found mild esophagitis and a small hernia and now I'm being pressured into a RNY. Wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience?
Started PPI and the opti-fast diet on Monday and the combination makes me very nauseous. Not getting any info from the program and Doctors change so often don't even know who to speak with.
on 3/28/21 5:07 pm
Because the Duodenal Switch Surgery is primarily a malabsorption procedure you need to eat more. The surgery reroutes the digestive system so that we don't absorb all the food/nutrients we eat. That means we need to be able to eat more to get in the daily calories we need because not all of it will be absorbed like the gastric bypass. We need to take in at least 120mg of Protein because we only absorb 40% of what we take in. Fats I believe we absorb only 20% of what we take in. Simple carbohydrates/sugars we will absorb 100% of it. Which is what we need to be aware of when eating. Complex carbohydrates are better for us, but too much carbs can make you have diarrhea. All meals/snacks need to be Protein rich always. Also because we are not absorbing all the foods we lack the nutrients/vitamins we normally get from them. So we need to take Vitamins higher in amounts and frequency. With the first step don't be alarmed if you find yourself more hungry and able to eat more, because you can. They told me that the first step is not where the majority of the weight loss occurs, which I am finding true. It is a more gradual weight loss, at least that was what was told to me. And I would not lose the same amount of weight as the gastric bypass. Not gonna lie, right now I'm struggling with the bowel issues and I feel exhausted all the time. I make sure I get the protein in with the Premier Protein shakes. Still figuring out what I can eat and what I can't. Its a learning process and I think everyone will have a different experience. I don't regret making the decision.