charminglearner posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago

Bariatric Self Support Group


charminglearner posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago

Since losing my weight I have found sitting for over an hour, even on the padded seat of my car, causes the same radiating pain.  I now have no butt, hence no padding.  I have no idea if this is the cause of the problem.<


charminglearner posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago

I can't do adduction or abduction exercises because the pain radiates down my leg on the side I am working.  This avoidance may have weakened muscles which have contributed to the problem.


charminglearner posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago

Today I heard back from the plastic surgeon I was referred me to. His name is Dr Michael Kreidstein. Apparently my panniculectomy has been approved by OHIP.

So I a few questions.

Has anyone had him?

Is there anyone else you'd pe


charminglearner posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago

I had my first visit with a plastic surgeon today.  He said I should qualify to get the panniculectomy covered.  We'll know in six weeks.  He suggested getting a regular tummy tuck and get the muscles repaired.  I asked about the Fleur de lis.  I want


charminglearner posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago

Today I weighed myself.  My BMI is now 24.8.  Yes!!!  I made it to the normal range!  I feel like celebrating!  But who in the world do you tell at 7 on a Sunday morning?  My groggy husband congratulated me.  He was too groggy to remember what a BMI wa


Cathy W. wrote 5 years, 9 months ago
Congratulations on your one year surgery anniversary. I hope you've had a great post-op first year. I had RNY in 2001 and it has been one of the best decisions I've made. All the best to you on your second post-op year!

charminglearner posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago

Today, after my walk, I checked my blood pressure at the pharmacy.  It was 78/49.  I felt light headed, which is why I checked.  

I don't think it's due to rny.  I do remember, in the early 90's, having this problem, which was the last time I w


charminglearner posted a comment 5 years, 10 months ago
Thank you! I am worried I'll regain. I am almost 11 months out. 9...

charminglearner posted a comment 5 years, 11 months ago
The stress of going back into the classroom, right after a death in...

charminglearner posted a comment 5 years, 11 months ago
Congratulations on getting your date! Spreadshees are a great,...

charminglearner posted a comment 6 years ago
Wonderful news! I don't know the numbers, but I imagine many...

charminglearner posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

I haven't been able to wear my engagement ring for a few months (RNY Oct 27, 2014) and my fiance has been teasing me about going out without  my ring.  It's a size 9.  I'm now a size 7.  I have 29 pounds left to reach goal.  So I'm wondering if it shou


charminglearner posted a comment 6 years, 3 months ago
Way to go on that water! I find if I haven't had enough water during...

charminglearner posted a comment 6 years, 7 months ago
Congratulations!

charminglearner posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
Low metabolism or what.. - I have a confession to make.  I had Optifast for two weeks and lost six (6) pounds.  That was 2.5 % of my weight. I did not cheat and drank all my water daily.   Yep, you read that...

charminglearner posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
Foaming Detective work - Hi folks, I had RNY surgery five and a half weeks ago.  I am supposed to be trying regular foods now.  To be truthful I mostly just stick to protein shakes and water, with maybe o...

charminglearner posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
How long after surgery did you go back to work? - I'm a high school teacher.  My job is demanding.   I was talking to a friend in another part of the country who got the sleeve and had three months off work and is telling me six w...

charminglearner posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
Going on a date night with my DH - Just want to share.  DH and I are going out for the first time since surgery.  We've even booked a room.  lol   Not planning to eat anything off plan, or have anything to drink be...

charminglearner posted a comment 6 years, 9 months ago
Awesome! I'm discharged from the hospital but staying in a hotel...

charminglearner posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Surgery date bumped up a day - Found out today I'm having surgery Monday instead of Tuesday.  Yay!! First thought was I get to stop the Opti early.  lol I'm nervous and excited and a little scared but mostly t...

charminglearner posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Protein Shakes - My surgery's in a little over two weeks, and I'm gathering stuff together that I'll need.   I don't know how many protein shakes I should buy?  Costco has a sale this week so I wa...

charminglearner posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
CPAP compliance - The last time I remember using my CPAP machine my stomach swelled, it was full of air.  It was painful and woke me up. So the doctor's office turned the pressure down, but the next...

charminglearner posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Peterborough Connections? - Where are the support meetings being held in Peterborough?  I went to Lansdowne Place this evening, across from H&V, and no one was there.  I hadn't been to a meeting yet, but had ...

charminglearner posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
Support in Peterborough - Hi! My surgery date is set for October, 2014.   I am looking for support, maybe an active support group, in Peterborough, ON. Does anyone know what is available?   The social work...
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