Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Question for the Vets (re:motivation and accountab - ...particularly around the 5-day pouch test. Do you or have you ever done it (or a variation of it)? I'm almost 7 months post-op, down 100 lbs and am considering doing this but I a...

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Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
My 2 week post-op update for curious pre-ops! - 2 week post-op check-in. I thought the pre-ops might be especially interested in how my early days are going. Okay, so everything is going great. Way better than I could hav...

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Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
These dreams... (sorry, long) - I always have vivid dreams and lately they have been about WLS.  Last night I dreamt that there was a group of 30 or so people and we were being given a tour of the operating ro...

Melissa.M posted a comment 8 years, 3 months ago
Awesome!

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
What happens at Beh/Nut appt? - Do I need to prepare in any way? I have the forms with the food journal, so I'm okay there. I guess I'm most concerned about the behaviourist appointment. What will happen there...

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Moving Along Now... - So, I had my nurse appointment at the OWMC this morning. She was pleased with my progress, changes and outlook. My bloodwork came back great. My B12, Iron and cholesterol is all...

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Sleep Study Referral - Hey, who gives us the referral for the sleep study (if needed)? The nurse? Our family doc? I see the nurse in a couple of weeks and am wondering if I should go in there with my ...

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Any update on jaydee? - Didn't he have surgery scheduled yesterday at HRRH? Has anyone heard anything? Did he have an angel?   I hope he is recovering comfortably right now...

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 6 months ago
?? about pre=op testing - I'm going for a colonoscopy in February. My Mom has colon cancer right now so it was recommended by her doctor that I go get checked out. Will the WMC accept those results or wi...

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 7 months ago
Anyone going to the Orientation in Ottawa tomorrow - I'll be there! With bells on. Say 'hi' if you see me! :D

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 7 months ago
I'm A Virgin... - Surgerywise, that is...  I've never had surgery of any kind, never been under general anesthetic, so the whole experience will be new to me.   I'm just curious... how lo...

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 7 months ago
Can you explain something to me about this process - Is being accepted for surgery not an automatic thing if you meet the criteria? You can still be turned down for the surgery?   I was under the assumption that if you had...

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 8 months ago
Man, these dreams are amusing... -   So, I have been having the weirdest dreams lately. I haven't had dreams like this since I was pregnant.  A couple of weeks ago, I had one wondering why Oprah never had WLS...

Melissa.M added a goal 8 years, 8 months ago
Lower Blood Pressure to normal level without medicine

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 8 months ago
There may be hope for Ottawa yet... - I got my orientation letter in the mail today. It's for Dec 7th but I can't go because I am adopting a child and am in court that day but I called and they put me in the Dec 14t...

Melissa.M accomplished a goal 8 years, 8 months ago
get a referral for WLS

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 8 months ago
Woohoo....Gotta love perserverance! - As a quick refresher, I had struggled to get my doctor to refer me as she thought WLS was too drastic. I finally convinced her and the referral went in. Then the referral was lo...

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 8 months ago
Referall Re-Faxed and Resubmitted. Again. - I have kept in touch with a nice woman named Jaclyn at the bariatric registry and sure enough, my referral was lost in the shuffle. I just spent all afternoon calling and emaili...

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 8 months ago
I Had A Dream... - So I had my 1st WLS dream. I was on a gurney, just about to go into the operating room. They had given me something to calm me down because I was really nervous. So I was just lyin...

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 8 months ago
RNY in Ontario - I just have a quick question. Is the RNY performed laproscopically or open? Does it vary between surgeons\centres?

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 8 months ago
Help with registry Contact? - I'm trying to find out whether or not my referral was received by the bariatric registry. My doctor (and her receptionist) said it was sent so I'm just trying to be proactive an...

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 8 months ago
So I took your advice... - ...And I just followed up with my doctor's office regarding my referral. I just got confirmation from the receptionist that the doctor did indeed send my referral the other day. Wo...

Melissa.M posted a discussion topic 8 years, 8 months ago
Got my referral - Finally! I posted here last month about how my doctor wouldn't give me a referral because she found it too drastic. Then, a clinic I went to wouldn't give me a referral beca...
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