Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Finally home from hospital - Had to spend some extra time in hospital.  I was doing we'll not too much pain etc. and then I got sick, very sick.  Couldn't keep anything down, not even the water and was sick ev...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Surgery tomorrow... - I think I'll save the rest of my freaking out for tomorrow, today I'm good.  Confident with my decision and anxious to start my "new" life.  Hoping things go well for everyone else...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
US Shopping - I am in Rochester this weekend with family and decide to stock up for next week.  I was able to find all my vitamins in liquid form - I'm sure they taste like butt, however I have ...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Max Carbs? - I know there is a minimum amount of protein everyone needs to get each day but is there a maximum amount of carbs we should be trying to stick to? Thanks!

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
I have a date http://images.obesityhelp.com/_share - As patiently as I could I waited for my turn and it has finally come. April 14/14 in Hamilton with Dr. Anvari.  I don't have to do the optifast, which is a good thing because yes...

Leafchick17 wrote a blog post 7 years, 8 months ago
OMG I have a date. - After the craziness yesterday I got a call today from Dr. Anvari's office.  They have a spot for me on April 14.  I asked all the questions I felt I didn't get answers to yesterday...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Doctor note for time off - Who gives the note for time off work -surgeon or family doctor and when do you get the note?

Leafchick17 wrote a blog post 7 years, 8 months ago
Strike two - I had a surgeon appointment today, booked for 2:20 pm.  Because I am a freak I was there at 2:00pm and the waiting room was packed, not a seat to be had.  I found out that the 1:00...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Gatorade Protein Shakes - Does anyone use the Gatorade protein shakes?  They only have 20g but are they ok to use?  I'm just wondering if its too much sugar etc. or if these would be an option.  They come i...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Incision sites - tatoo - Just wondering about incision sites.  I have a tattoo above my belly button (which is stretched and distorted) and from what I can tell is near where one of the sites may be.  Can/...

Leafchick17 wrote a blog post 7 years, 8 months ago
Close but no cigar, yet : ) - I was super excited that I was meeting the surgeon on Thursday, I even did my eyebrows, lmao.  I decided to leave early because we had gotten slammed with the snow and I saw on the...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
So close... - I was scheduled to see Dr. Gmora this morning to sign consent for surgery.  I drove 1hr on the QEW which was a zoo, so many accidents, and didn't even get half way.  At one point I...

Leafchick17 wrote a blog post 7 years, 9 months ago
Long time no blog - I haven't blogged in awhile, what an odd term.  Is that one of those new words that's made it's way into our dictionaries?  While I haven't blogged in awhile I have been quite busy...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
Sams Club - I read a lot about Costco on here, I am wondering if anyone buys products over the river at Sams Club?  I am 15 minutes from there and do most of my shopping there rather than Cost...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
Internist - Can anyone tell me what to expect at the internist appointment?

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
ECG call back - So as my journey has gone I have gotten a call back from my family doctor that I need another ECG.  I was born with a slight murmur but over the years doctors have said its not a b...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
Any update on Hamilton wait times? - Just wondering if anyone going through Hamilton has an idea of the wait time after the internist appointment, to surgeon, to surgery date?  Anyone around that stage? Thanks!

Leafchick17 wrote a blog post 7 years, 9 months ago
Nutritionist - Check, Social Worker - Check - Reading my last post I feel compelled to explain my results to the odd person who may stumble upon this and actually take the time to read it.  I have gallstones which is why I got...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
U/S Follow up - Had a follow up today, gallstones.  Not a big shocker and I'm actually glad it's not something bigger.  Someone on here even called it, thank you! My family doctor said they...

Leafchick17 wrote a blog post 7 years, 11 months ago
Call back = STRESS - I finally felt like things were happening.  I got the letter I had been waiting for with my first appointments.  A few days later my family doctor called with an appointment for...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Abdominal ultrasound call back? - I had my abdominal ultrasound a couple weeks ago and was quite excited things were finally happening after a bit of a lull.  My family doctor has now asked that I come in to go ...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 12 months ago
ECG Anyone? - I am going through Hamilton and just got my letter for my first appointments.  Included is a requisition for an ECG.  When I see others' timelines I don't see that as one of the...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Hamilton = SLOW - Just an FYI for anyone going through St. Joes in Hamilton and is very early in the process...I had my orientation July 22. I was told I would get a letter a month later. Hadn't r...

Leafchick17 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Testing with family doctor - I've literally just begun this process and just happen to see my family doctor today for a prescription refill. He asked how things were going and I said good but mentioned that a...

Leafchick17 wrote a blog post 8 years, 4 months ago
Orientation...check - First step complete, I went to orientation this morning.  I was there way too early but didn't want to be late and wasn't exactly sure where I was going.  All in all it was good...
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