Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 6 months ago

It has been a long time since I have been on here. Had some great help when I first started this journey. I am now 1.5 years out and loving every minute of it. I have had a great experience. For those still waiting it is worth the wait. I wanted t


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago

I am located in Canada but have a question for those in the United States.  I am thinking of making a trip to the US to purchase some of the vitamins we need.  It is not always easy to get some of the better ones here in Canada.  Can anyone tell me if


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 12 months ago

For this week only we are changing the venue for our Innisfil Coffee Night.  We will be going to one of our members homes at 30 Clover Avenue, Barrie, Ontario at 6:30.  Bring your suit if you want to go for a swim.  Everyone is welcome and don't be shy


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 1 month ago

Reminder about our Innisfil Coffee Night, Everyone welcome.  7pm at Eggsmart/Coffee Time on Innisfil Beach Road (Alcona).   


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 1 month ago

We are having a coffee night in Innisfil at the Eggsmart/Coffee Time in Alcona which is located on Innisfil Beach Road at 7:00 pm.  Good time to chat with some vetrans and newbies alike. 


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago

I know it is suggested that you take Vitamin C with your Iron but how much vitamin?  I see pills that are 500 or 1000 etc.   I am pre-op at the moment and cannot use the chewable Vitamin C.  Anyone have an idea?


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago

My question relates to blood work.  When I did my first round of blood work my Hemoglobin (109), Hematocrit (0.35),MCH (24.2) and MCHC (312) were in the Low range not crazy low but low enough.  My Iron was okay, Ferritin was Low and B-12 was okay and v


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago

We are holding our meeting on Tuesday nights in Innisfil/Alcona.  We meet at the Coffee Time/Eggsmart on Innisfil Beach Road at 7pm.  Everyone welcome. 


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

Anyone having surgery on June 27, 2016?  Curious to know if I have a buddy or not.  :-)  Mr. Doctor is Dr. Hagan


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

We are doing it again tonight if you want to join us for a chat.  Eggsmart/Coffee Time on Innisfil Beach Road, in Alcona.  7:00 pm  Great way to ask questions and meet new people who are on the same journey as you. 


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

If anyone is interested we are going to have a coffee night at the Eggsmart/Coffee Time on Innisfil Beach Road (Alcona) on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 7:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.   If you need directions or have questions, just let me know.


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago

I am curious for those who have Dr. Hagan as their surgeon but are still post-op, once you have had your approval done from the trio's and Dr. Glazer, how long was it to get your surgery date?  When I met with him for the first time he told me that his


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago

I am curious as to what appointments you have after surgery at HRRH, assuming everything goes as planned.  It looks like I will have surgery likely either late spring or summer and I am trying to get an idea of what my summer months will be like so I c


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago

I have searched the site but most of the answers were not recent or were not in our group and I wanted more recent and more local feedback. 

What was your recovery time?

How long before you went back to work?

How was driving?


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago

I have my fair number of varacose veins and spider veins in my legs as well as puffy (swollen legs).  I am pre-op but wonder what happens to your legs after you have lost your weight.  I know that exercising will help with toning the legs etc. but curi


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago

I want to read the Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies book by Dr. Marina Kurian.  I know I get it at chapters but wondered if anyone wanted to part with their copy.  I live near Barrie but work in Toronto. 

Also, what other books or websites or ot


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago

Is it normal to have the surgeon appointment before the trio appointments at Humber?  I meet with Dr. Hagan at the end of the month and then the other 3 in February.  It seems unclear here whether or not this is standard practice.


Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Anemia and VSG Surgery - I understand that one of the reasons for doing VSG surgery over bypass relates to being anemic.  I am wondering how anemic, meaning just a little bit or is there a threshold that t...

Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Verticle Sleeve Surgery - Wonder if anyone here may have some answers to this question.  I understand that one of the reasons for having VSG over bypass is if you are anemic.  I know there are other reasons...

Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
HRRH - Appointment Scheduling - I just spoke with the office at HRRH and they advised me that they are now scheduling appointments for those who attended the information sessions in September.  I happened to be f...

Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Hello from Canada - I wanted to stop by and say hello.  I have been considering WLS and recently discovered that here in Canada they offer a Medical program which provides the counseling and dietician...

Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Optifast - Does anyone know if you can purchase Optifast Over the Counter in the US.  I know it is not exactly the same but just wondering.  Also, does anyone have any that they no longer nee...

Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Gastric Sleeve Surgery - I would like to hear some input from people who had this surgery instead of the by-pass, why they had it and results.  I know that there is a forum here that talks about this but I...

Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Information Session Up date - So I had my information session on December 8, 2014.  It did not start off very good.  The information they sent me had two different locations to go to and I did not notice that u...

Carchick28 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Recovery Time - I am curious as to what your recovery time was like.  I am meaning from date of surgery to when return to driving and a desk job work.  Looking for both recoveries for both types o...
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