Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago

How soon after you met your surgeon did you start your optifast/have your surgery?  I am finally going to meet with Dr. Mammazza (sp?) next week and, assuming this is my last hurdle, I'm just trying to get an idea of an approximate timeline. Thanks!


Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone else has had to do an upper GI scope in Ottawa during their process, and if so, how long did it take to get back the results?  My scope is scheduled for next friday and OWMC won't schedule my surgery class until the r


Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago

Can anyone remind me what sorts of things they discuss in these appointments? What will they ask of me? I am going through Ottawa and was asked to keep a food diary for at least 3 weeks so I understand the Nutritionist will go through my food diary w


Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 7 years, 4 months ago

Hey all, pre-op here just trying to get a feel for what things I should be preparing for post-op.  One question I have is what did you find were your biggest challenges once you had your surgery?  I am preparing a file with food ideas for all the vario


Drvn2skcede posted a comment 7 years, 4 months ago
what a great transformation,, you look amazing!

Drvn2skcede wrote a blog post 7 years, 4 months ago
NP- Intake assessment - I finally had my intake assessment on July 8th.  Everything went pretty smoothly.  The appointment was with Alison, she went over my questionnaire that I filled out at orientation,...

Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago

I had an appointment with my GP this week and asked her for a copy of my study results.  They weren't as bad as I understood them to be at my last appointment.  I understood that I had mild apnea and that I would be called back in to discuss getting a


Drvn2skcede wrote a blog post 7 years, 7 months ago
Happy news on the sleep study - I had an appointment with my GP this week and asked her for a copy of my study results.  They weren't as bad as she made them out to be.  Hopefully the WLC will consider them fine ...

Drvn2skcede wrote a blog post 7 years, 7 months ago
The journey is starting... - I've just discovered this blog feature and thought what a great idea to track progress, emotions, times and dates etc.  So here goes the first one.  Today is May 5th 2015 and so fa...

Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago

I had my orientation in Ottawa yesterday, so I thought I'd share my experience for others just waiting.

It was 2 hours long, about 30 people in the class (removing the people who were obviously support people).  The presentation was all about t


Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago

I was just wondering what the time lines were like for you?  I was referred for my study in Nov 2014, got the test done in Jan 2015, and got my results last week. I'm told I'll have to go back in for a consultation with the docs and potentially get a C


Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago

Does anyone know whether WLS helps thyroid functioning?  I know it can often get people off their diabetes meds, hypertensives, CPAPs etc., but what about the thyroid meds?  Does the surgery have any effect on this at all?

And on a different to


Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago

Hi, I had my sleep study done back in January. I only just got my results 2 weeks ago from my GP.  She said the tests showed I had mild apnea, no episodes that woke me up, but 9 episodes that I stopped breathing for a short time.  The results said that


Drvn2skcede posted a comment 7 years, 10 months ago
Thanks for the very thorough description. I always wonder in these...

Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
It's done, I'm officially joining the community - When I first joined OH a few months ago, I was still sitting on the fence and trying to figure out whether WLS was right for me and my family and whether the post-op life would be ...

Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Is any body going to Obesity Week 2014 next week? - I will be at the conference next week as part of my job, I am just wondering if any others are going?  Might be nice to meet some IRL...

Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
What looks different now? - As I'm still considering WLS vs another diet program, I am here to understand as much as I can about life after WLS....  If you've reached a point after WLS where you now have a ne...

Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
A better way to search? - Hi All Another newbie question.  I was wondering if there is a better way to search?  I am looking specifically for information and posts related to the city and clinic where I li...

Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Flagging/following posts - Hi there, I am just wondering if there is a way that we can flag or follow posts or save them somehow?  I am reading lots of great posts, particularly ones related to the clinic wh...

Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
OTTAWA - Anyone transfer from OWMC Core to Surger - Hi there. New to all this and I spoke with my GP 3 weeks ago for the first time about a referral to the OWMC.  I mentioned that I was interested in WLS but she seemed hesitant to ...

Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Newbie Q... NP, Social Worker and Psychologist vis - Hi All Newbie here, I was wondering if someone can explain to me what happens in the nurse, social worker and psychologist visits?  What do you talk about? What role do they play ...

Drvn2skcede posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Newbie Q's wrt psychological readiness and potenti - Hi there, Newbie here and just starting to consider WLS. The trouble is that my general practitioner feels that it is too early to consider something as drastic as surgery, and sh...
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