Harpediem posted a discussion topic 4 weeks ago

Just had my 6 month checkup at the bariatric clinic. I’ve lost 63 pounds and the NP says I’ve surpassed their goal for me even though I’m still 20 lbs overweight. She suggested I’m probably done losing weight now. I think not. I seem to be tota


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

ive been really lucky not to have reflux since getting my sleeve almost 6 months ago. Except his nice when I ate too close to bed time and that went away quickly. What I’m wondering is can it become a problem at any time you f I don’t have it now,


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

got sleeved march 22/18 and doing quite well . I’ve lost 60 pounds but I’m finding my eye wandering to sweets and carbs. Weight loss has really stalled the last month and I’m gaining myself having a piece of toast and peanut butter three or four


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Is it normal for heart rate to drop with weight loss? I know blood pressure naturally goes down, but what about heart rate. My resting heart rate has always been 60bpm, but the last couple weeks it’s dropped to 47-50. I’ve lost 59 pounds since opti


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

well I’ve discovered something pretty neat. After a bit of a stall, I start feeling hungry for a couple of days. Invariably, I drop a couple pounds pretty quickly. I used to experience this when I was dieting, and I’d forgotten. But here it is agai


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

Spent the weekend in Toronto and found a great restaurant for my sleeve. It’s called Aviv and is on DuPont just off spadina. The door is on the side and you go down a few steps. What I loved was how clean the food was- all made from scratch with no a


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

down 53 pounds since starting optifast February 28. I’m lighter than I’ve been in 35 years. I love It!


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 4 months ago

my sleeve surgery was March 22/18. I’m down 50 lbs and feeling so good, so happy, so energetic. I realized a few days ago how much shame I carried in those 50 lbs. I dress myself and go out into the world without that now, feeling like a “normal”


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 5 months ago

Ok so I don’t need my cpap anymore. YAAAAY!!! I’m over the moon happy about that. And I have an idea.

mMost 0f us get off our cpap after weight loss surgery, and what do we do with our machines? A lot of people are diagnosed with apnea mont


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 5 months ago

I finish my postoperative prescription of Prevacid in about a week. Wondering if I can expect any kind of rebound when I stop, with a lot of stomach acid. Or is this - I hope - a seamless transition.

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

went into my favourite butcher shop in Kingston today to pick up a chicken and some bacon. The shop, called Pig&Olive, is owned by a couple of ex-pat Australians. As I looked down into the freezer while waiting I saw a couple of kangaroo burgers. What


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 6 months ago

a few weeks ago I posted about getting nasty news about blood work after surgery, which looked like it might be lymphoma. I’ve had two more blood tests done since and as of now my blood work is NORMAL. Talk about taking a weight off. I had chemo 10 y


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Well I’m down 30 pounds since starting optifast March 1, and now onto mushy food, which feels really good in my tummy.

however, as I was sitting down to my first solid food in 7 weeks last Thursday the phone rang and it was the surgeon. I th


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 7 months ago

Had VSG 4 weeks ago and I threw up this morning. I had just taken my vitamin, opening the capsule and mixing it with applesauce. Until today I mixed it with yogurt. It was an ounce and a couple hours after my protien shake. As soon as I finished it I f


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

YAY! 197.8 this morning. Feels pretty good. Down 25 pounds since starting optifast February 28. Still pretty tired from surgery, but every week is better.

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

two weeks out from surgery and all has gone well. Saw NP for two week check and she was pleased. Couple days ago I ate too much yogurt and got quite a pain in the top of my stomach which became like reflux and lasted several hours. Now I have a persist


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I felt very better quickly until day 5 when I felt energetic and pain free.then I started hitting a energy wall around 2 pm yesterday after walking the dogs and out shopping for errands.my husband hit a wall too but it had to be done cuz 6 people comi


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Well had my surgery on the 22nd so I’m one week out today. The nurse in the recovery room had no experience with bariatric surgery and that was a surprise. But I finally got up to my room and the real recovery started. I was far more uncomfortable th


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Surgery seems to have gone ok. I was much more uncomfortable than I expected the first 2 and a half days but most discomfort is gone now. I’m walking a lot and sipping almost constantly. Managed to get in almost 2 litres today. Mostly premier protien


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 7 months, 4 weeks ago

sitting in the waiting room at KGH, surgery scheduled for 8 am. I guess this is it!

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Surgery 8 am this morning. GULP!


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

you folks have been so helpful I feel so grateful for this forum.

im getting hiatal hernia repair at the same time as VSG. I’m wondering if any of you who had this can tell me how much discomfort is involved after the surgery and how long it


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

so I’ve been on optifast now for 20 days and the pee stocks still show no ketones even though I’ve lost 13 pounds. When can I expect keyosis to kick in?

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

im wondering how long after surgery till I can expect to , like, go for a half-hour walk with the dogs or go shopping?

Pauline


Harpediem posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

I’m almost there. I can’t believe I’ve made it this far without a single, even tiny cheat on Optifast. I’ll be so happy to have real food again in about 5 weeks. It hasn’t been as hard as I thought, though this last weekend we had kids and fr

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