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Ginnny
on 2/24/22 1:16 pm - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 04/11/16
Ginnny
on 2/24/22 1:14 pm - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 04/11/16
Topic: RE: I am new, I am ready to get real help, but I have so many questions

There are certain criteria you have to meet to qualify for bariatric surgery in Ontario. This procedure is covered by OHIP but the supplements you will need post op are not covered by insurance as the are typically over the counter.

Your doctor will need to make a referral the Bariatric Centre in your area and they will invite you to an information session.

They do ask for your history of dieting and weightloss efforts and there are many appointments before you actually get referred to a hospital for consideration for the surgery.

Good luck.

Over 100 lbs lost! and 13 lbs below goal weight!

Ginnny
on 2/24/22 1:10 pm - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 04/11/16
Topic: RE: Can anyone help me with the vitamin list post op (rny) ?

I take:

Calcium w. D3 - 2 tabs, twice a day, away from caffeine

B12 - sublingual 1 tab every other day

Iron supplement

Zinc Citrate

Magnesium Citrate - as needed - I get bad leg cramps at night

Multi Vitamin - 1 tab every morning

Can you reach out to Humber River to find out what labs your doctor should be ordering - the list is pretty extensive. They should be done annually.

Over 100 lbs lost! and 13 lbs below goal weight!

Tiffany11
on 1/25/22 1:04 pm
Topic: RE: Plastic surgeon

Hi

Not yet I'm waiting for my Dr to refer but I'm looking for recommendations

Needanewbeginning
on 1/25/22 11:25 am - Barrie, Canada
RNY on 05/21/13
Topic: RE: Plastic surgeon

Where are you located?

Starting weight: 334 lbs.Starting opti weight: 323 lbs, Surgery weight 303 lbs.Surgery-May 21st, 2013 with Dr Hagen at HRRH Goal weight 165 lbs reached at 13 months. Current weight 156 lbs

     

Needanewbeginning
on 1/25/22 11:24 am - Barrie, Canada
RNY on 05/21/13
Topic: Can anyone help me with the vitamin list post op (rny) ?

Hello, it's been a number of years sadly. Yup, I am one of those who kept it all off (lost 185lbs) and now through COVID..yes it's a bad excuse..have gained back 30 lbs.

Help. I have moved twice, have no idea where any of my binders from Humber River are and could use some help with the diet yes I know I should KNOW this...as well as the vitamin protocol. I have a new GP who doesn't understand or seem to know much about an RNY and what I need as well as what needs to get looked at in my blood work.

I am feeling absolutely terrible...I could use some help if anyone out there wouldn't mind?

Thanks in advance, Annette

Starting weight: 334 lbs.Starting opti weight: 323 lbs, Surgery weight 303 lbs.Surgery-May 21st, 2013 with Dr Hagen at HRRH Goal weight 165 lbs reached at 13 months. Current weight 156 lbs

     

selkiem
on 1/25/22 4:53 am
Topic: RE: Hair loss...

thank you- will head to drugstore today to pick up some zinc! I have been using biotin and that has helped quite a bit!

sweetpotato1959
on 1/24/22 10:01 am
Topic: RE: It's very sad

The opportunity exists- i only do this board.. watch some on you tube -not on surgery...Not on fakebook nor insta pot..

Post a question, a live issue, a true report not a link.

Wake up! This is an Online forum. computers are in every household and many of those who come to this board, even infrequently are available

sweetpotato1959
on 1/24/22 9:54 am
Topic: RE: I am new, I am ready to get real help, but I have so many questions

You have to do your research on what is available in your country.

Gaining information will help you regain control and CAN help with depression.

I suggest you begin with a totally truthful diet diary...to see where you are starting.. If you can write down yesterdays intake.

You have to begin where you are. No one can do this for you. You are worth the effort to begin the journey.

Other ideas:

tip do not drink any thing, or very tiny amounts with your main meal.

cut out all sugars, even artificial ones they make many people more hungry. Get on a good MVI,.. we have one that is in wally world marked "womens 50+", t is the best all around vitamin i have found..

consider intermittent fasting. you may need to approach it very slowly if you have blood sugar issues or PCOS.

Both my husband, who has not required WLS and i ( 25 years post op-an early surgery that is not done now.) are using this with success. go to you tube and put in search bar. "intermittent fasting".. to gain more information on how to begin and how to increase your ability...to fast for certain parts of the day...you control it, hours and days and do not have to do it daily for it to work.

Cut carbs to as close to 20-40/per day. as you can and increase your protein.

sweetpotato1959
on 1/24/22 9:36 am, edited 1/24/22 1:37 am
Topic: RE: Hair loss...

STOP the problem with nutrition. It commonly occurs as your zinc levels are depleted. use zinc lozenge, cold eze is a brand name, use one every other day til zinc gives an off taste to the berry flavored melts.

.. then about one time a week i will use a half to a whole lozenge.this is my maintanence method..

If/When it develops off taste remove the lozenge and save it for next week.This is a sign your level is up. you will see a difference within 10 days.(post op 25 years)

Denise
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