karasmom posted a discussion topic 4 years, 8 months ago

OMG! I have been stalled FOREVER!!!! Okay. It's only been about 6 weeks but it feels like forever! What's been your longest stall? How did you break it? Other health problems and a crazy work schedule are making working out impossible. I am gett


karasmom posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago

i was sleeved on 1/12/15.  My stats are:

HW 405

Surgery Weight 349

Current Weight 240

i have noticed that the weight is not falling off like it was at first.  Is my honeymoon period really over?  I am getting most of my


karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years ago

it took 9 months but I FINALLY have a I under 5!!!  I started with a bmi of 73 on Sept 22 and exactly 9 months later on June 22 my bmi is 49.3!! 😀🎉


karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago

I am feeling so down in the dumps today!!  I've lost over 100 lbs and when I look in the mirror I still see the almost 400 lbs me.  My hair is falling out and I can't seem to find any clothes that look nice.  I'm tired of eating the same foods over and


karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago

Do you ever get discouraged when you read on other forums about folks who have lost 40 or 50 lbs and only have a few more lbs to lose before target weight?  It seems like I have been at this for so long and still have so far to go.  How did I let mysel


karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago

For the first time in many months,a week and I half I started my period and had it line clockwork for the next 3 months..here I am 2 weeks late and no period.  Did this happen to any body.


karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago

I am going for my first post op follow up appointment on Friday in Bathurst with Dr Savoie.  What can I expect?  Will I meet with the entire team?  Will they have a certain expectation when it comes to weight loss?  Feeling kind of nervous.


karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Is it going to hurt? - I'm one week post op and feeling so nauseous for the first time since surgery.  My question is this...will it hurt a lot if/when I vomit?  

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Personal Care - Sleeves on 1/12/15.  Having a hard time cleaning myself after using the washroom due to pain.  Any tips or tricks?  How long will it be like this?  I know I will love my new tool b...

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Made it! - Made it to the loser's bench!  Thanks for all of your support.

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Scared - Not many days left now! Have to be at the Bathurst hospital for 9:30 Monday morning.  I am beyond scared!!!  So many thoughts and questions running through my mind right now includ...

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Boost diet weight loss - Just curious to hear how much everyone lost during their 2 week preop diet.  I am on day 10 and have only dipped a disappointing 9.5 pounds.  Terrified that my liver won't have shr...

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Post Op Grocery List - With surgery less than a week away I am trying to get myself (and my family) organized for when I am in the hospital and my first week or so home.  Any tips / suggestions / recipe ...

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Veggies and Boost - Anybody here from the Bathurst clinic eat their 2 cups of veggies a day during the boost diet? Any impact on the shrinking of the liver??

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Constipation - Anybody else struggle with constipation during their preop diet?  Only 2 days in and feeling uncomfortable already.  Can we take Miralax or anything?

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Advil - Does any one know if we are allowed to take Advil when we are on the 2 week boost diet?

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Anyone fail at the liver shrinking diet? - Surgery is scheduled for Jan 12 and 14 day liver shrinking liquid diet (4 diabetic boost per day) starts Dec 29th.  One of my many gears is that my liver will not shrink enough and...

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Boost and the holidays - Starting my Boost diet Dec. 29th.  I will still have a couple of Holiday functions /dinners to go to after I start and as much as I would like to I can't skip them.  Anybody have a...

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Yahoo!! - Finally got The Call!  Surgery in Bathurst on Jan 12!  Happy New Year to me!!!

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
To call or not to call??? - I've done all the testing, and signed the papers.  Now it's just a matter of playing the waiting game.  Did any of you call OR Booking to see if they would / could tell you anythin...

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
So Quiet - I wish this board wasn't so quiet :(

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Hernias - Any body with the Bathurst clinic ever get opened up for surgery only to get closed back up because of a hernia?  I've heard this can happen and am now TOTALLY FREAKING OUT!!!!

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
How do you tell your kids? - My 10 year old can be pretty high strung and has problems with anxiety.  Since she experience her first full blender anaphylactic reaction just over 3 years ago she is more fearful...

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Yet another question about timing - I've heard that the blood work done in the preop testing is only good for a month.  Did any one have to repeat the bloodwork (hence wait longer than a month) before their surgery? ...

karasmom posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Sleep Apnea and Surgery - How did your sleep apnea affect your surgery ?  Was there more preop testing? More post op care??
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