OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
This Week's Post - This week I pull the cover off the three stages of iron deficiency.  Many doctors wait until their patients are anemic before they consider that they are iron deficient.  The truth...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Gentle Reminder - Todays Blog post an http:/theironmaisen.ca discusses why bariatric patients are at risk for iron deficiency and related anemia.

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
A Tribute to Those Taken from Our Community Too So - A couple of weeks ago I posted to the surgical weight loss groups I belong to a question “What are the top three reasons why you wanted to have weight loss surgery”. Yo...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
My New Blog - Hi Everyone It's been a while since I've posted here.   Celebrating 5 years post VSG and nearly two post revision for issues other than weight gain.  Many know me as the iron inf...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Video Links CTV/BioSyent Joint Information Video I - I am not sure if I posted this before these are two links a one minute clip and a four minute clip I did for CTV sponsored by Biosyent.  If you look at the page there is also a sym...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia Link - Hi veryone, sorry for my prolonged absence someday soon I will catch you all up on the ongoing saga that is my life. In the interim I wanted to share a couple of links to a projec...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
FeraMAX Powder vs Capsules - Biosyent manufacturer of FeraMAX have recently introduced a new product FeraMAX powder.  Intended for the paediatric population as dosing is easily adjusted for age and size, th...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Cross Post from Local Support Group - *warning this post is fraught with self pity it is meant as a vent and not to scare pre-ops or solicit responses, support, sympathy or pity. . .it is purely an expression of frustr...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Update - I continue to bounce in and out of hospital with obstructions. . Sinai says there's a mechanical issue (scar tissue or adhesions) that need to be fixed but punted it back to Humb...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 12 months ago
I Have the coveted appointment - Sorry for repeating the information I posted at the end of my "brief update" post from yesterday but I want to ensure the news is heard. I received a call today from Dr Cohen's ...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Brief Update - I promise soon to write an unabridged version of my three month stay at the Humber Hilton, I did think a brief update was in order. I came home March 17th still on 24H TPN (...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Breaking the Silence - Apologies for remaining non communicado for so long but, there is a faction here that frequently admonishes the vets for scaring the newbies and the story I have to tell would lik...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
changing tastes - I once loved the smell and taste of Earl of Grey Tea, now it turns my stomach

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
Vet is now a newbie - After a long time sufference.  Unable to lay flat because of GERD and a significant hiatis hernia since September may be even longer.  I was unable to keep solids down since Nov...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a comment 7 years, 4 months ago
with VSG it should be automatically ordered

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 5 months ago
Full Bold Faced WHINE, I feel better now - re-post for those who are not CCC, for those who are apologies for not being original Hurry up and wait seems to be the credo of today’s health care system. Dr Hagen scar...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 5 months ago
Three year vet about to become a newbie - Well the decision has been made, and I go to see Dr Hagen on Monday to sign my consent and get the next available date to revise my sleeve to a Bypass, reline my esophagus with som...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 5 months ago
Major Issues - I have been absent for a while, and am dealing with some major issues. I finally had a scope on 05-SEP that revealed major esophageal erosion related to my GERD, gostric polyps ...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Me and my green bean. . .life sucks right now - Hi my name is OKNEE and I have a VSG.  I am 12 days shy of my third anniversary and today I received the most shocking news of my life. As a quick re-cap my surgeon took over 90...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Three things I am grateful for since having WLS - Nearly three years after surgery, I am grateful for many things, and yes my family, my friends, my surgery, my faith blah. . .blah. .. blah. . .these go without saying.  I was grat...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Tech Gurus please - I want to change my user name. . .how do I do this without creating a new account?

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
She's "BIG" like you - Imagine how I felt when I was "chatting" with a neighbour for the first time last week and these words rolled out of her mouth!! They would not have hurt so bad if she was "slig...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
The People you Meet - whipping around the Finch Site PATT today doing what I do when in walks someone I met once at a support group meeting OMG really??  You look a bit familiar and yet not so much!  Gl...

OKNEE FE + 3 wrote a blog post 7 years, 10 months ago
Back to the Drawing Board - Well apparently losing two sisters, mother, several aunts and first cousins combined with testing positive for the genetic pre-disposition for cancer is not compelling enough reaso...

OKNEE FE + 3 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Feeling Better about Myself - Those who are close to me will agree I have been "less than a pleasure" to be around.  I would like to say since March, but truth be told its been since September. A bulk of th...
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