northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Someone kick me good - I was so stupid! - Just got back last weekend from vacation. My hubby & I rented a cabin for 2 weeks up near Algonquin Park, right on a beautiful lake, in the woods - so peaceful & perfect. His siste...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
On vacation & need HELP - please! - Warning - this may be TMI but I really need some advice. I am up north at a cottage and I'm terribly constipated, which never happens to me. I've been constipated since we got here...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
My First NSVs....so excited!!!!! - I love to read about everyone's NSVs - now I finally have my very own & I'm so excited about them. I'm 4 months post-op (VSG at TWH) & I am down 2 sizes and have lost 9 inches in m...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Where to find a good kitchen scale? - Hi everyone! I've been looking to buy a small kitchen scale that is not too elaborate and doesn't cost a lot of money - is there such a thing?  Has anyone bought one recently at a ...

northernlight accomplished a goal 7 years, 8 months ago
learn all that I can about the WLS process so that I am as prepared as I can be.

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
Off some of my meds - so happy! - Hi everyone & Happy Friday!   Just had to share my great news with you! I saw my doctor at the bariatric clinic on Wednesday & he was really pleased with my progress so far.  I ...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
Question re: Sleeve & timed-release drugs - Hi all - hope everyone is staying cool today!  Yesterday someone questioned whether they could take timed-release drugs for their GERD. They were told that for RNY'ers, timed-relea...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
Question about drinking liquids before meals.... - I understand why we aren't supposed to drink when we're eating and for 30 mins after eating but I'm not sure why we're told to stop drinking 30 mins before we eat. Wouldn't the liq...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
WOW!!! Hello Tooterville! - I am SO excited! I stepped on the scale this morning and my weight was at 299 lbs! I can't believe that I have left the 300's behind and entered "Tooterville" (sp?)! I honestly can...

northernlight posted a comment 7 years, 10 months ago
People are already saying they see a change but, of course, I don't...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Problem with diarrhea - suggestions? - I am in my first week of Pureed Foods , although this was happening last week, on Full Fluids as well. Every time I have a BM, it's watery diarrhea, usually in the evenings. I'm ge...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Question RE: Food Diary & Dietician - Hope that everyone is having a great Sunday! I started keeping a food diary shortly after my surgery 2 weeks ago to show to the dietician at my appt next month & in it I've lis...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
When can I add fresh fruit, etc. - Hi all, Just curious - I am now 2 weeks out & starting on Pureed foods & am looking forward to adding tuna, eggs, etc., in small amounts. It made me start wondering when it's ok...

northernlight posted a comment 7 years, 10 months ago
I can't wait, Deb, til I can post some photos showing a weight loss!

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northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
I now have a hernia - should I be worried? - When Dr Jackson came to see me after my Sleeve, he advised me that I have a hernia on my belly button.  He didn't say that I had to have surgery on it or do anything at this point ...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
How soon can I swim after surgery? - Hi all! I'm 10 days post-op, busy learning about my Sleeve and doing very well, I think. I was just wondering about when I will be able to swim in my pool and when it's safe for me...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Home from Toronto with (surprise) a Sleeve!!!!!! - I arrived home from TWH yesterday, with a Sleeve, instead of my planned RNY, but it's all fine with me! Turned out that there was extensive scar tissue from my hysterectomy and Dr ...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Update on northernlight (Deb) -  Hello!  This is Debi's (northernlight) daughter posting an update on her surgery.     She came through the surgery great.  She's in ICU now for monitoring and they expect to mov...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Last minute question Re: wearing rings during surg - I don't know if we are supposed to remove our rings before we go into the OR. I managed to get my wedding ring off but I can't get my other one off - my finger has swollen quite a ...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Products to Prevent Constipation after Surgery - I'm just making sure that I have all my notes in order for after my surgery on Friday & I can't seem to find all the suggestions made by everyone regarding how to deal with constip...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Question about Daily Protein Amounts? - Just wondering - how much protein should we be aiming to take in post-surgery? I thought that I had read we should try for 60 - 80 g per day. My protein shakes are 30 g of protein ...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Afraid of Intubation - Had my PATTS on Monday @ TWH and all went well until I heard what the anaesthesiologist had to say. He told me that because I have a thick neck, they may have to intubate me while ...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Can you have a scope done after RNY? - A couple of months ago I had a period of about 10 days where everything I ate felt like it was "stuck" deep in my throat & it just sat there like a big lump for a few minutes and t...

northernlight posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Whoo-Hoo - I Got My Surgery Date!!!!!!!! - Sandra called and offered me a date of May 11 - OMG!!!! She first offered Monday, May 7 but then she asked if I wanted Dr Jackson to do my surgery? I said that I'd love it & she...
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