PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Stopping supplements before plastic surgery? - Hi Everyone, I'm curious about whether anyone who has had plastics done was advised by their plastic surgeon to stop all supplements for 2 weeks pre and post-op? My surgeon ...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
First DS Surgiversary - VERY LONG! - What a difference a year makes... Exactly one year ago today, I was wheeled into the largest operating theatre at St. Joe's Hamilton with an excited entourage of doctors, re...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
The greatest gift my surgery has given me... - I had a remarkably normal holiday season. I don't really remember it ever being like this before. Typically, I would spend the holidays anticipating all the delicious and wonder...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
Interesting Article... thoughts or comments? - http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2012/11/from_obese_to_chubby_how_i_lost_the_weight_and_why_you_shouldn_t_admire.html

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
8 month DS surgiversary... HEALTHY BMI!!! - Today happens to be my 8 month DS surgiversary, and Wednesdays is also my weekly weigh in day. I can officially say today that for the first time since I was 13 years old, I hav...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Three Month DS Surgiversary! (long) - My apologies if this seems to ramble a little as I'm on pain meds at the moment... So, let me first start with a giant thank you to everyone who has been in touch over these pas...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
Double Jaw Surgery in the Morning and a Quick Upda - Hello Everyone! I haven't been on the board a whole lot this past month as it has been a bit of a personally trying time for me. I've been to both the east and west coasts for f...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
Any Manitoba DSers? - Hey All, I'm doing some research and I'm wondering if someone from Manitoba can tell me what the process is to be approved for and arrange surgery for the DS? Did you go to the ...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Weird!!!!! - I think I've described here before how there is a large "dimple" in my lower abdomen from the lowest incision on the left. When they closed it up, they stitch it to the muscle wall...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Almost 2 weeks out from DS surgery - Hello Everyone! First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who has sent me messages wishing me well since surgery. It's so nice to hear from people and know people are in...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
People who had drains post-op... - Do you remember how long you had the drain for after you were discharged from the hospital? Do you remember how much it was collecting each day? I feel like my drain is collecti...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
I'm switched and home! - Hello Everyone! I am just home a couple of hours from DS surgery at St. Jo's Hamilton! I arrived on Wednesday morning, bright and early at 6am for pre-op and was the first one t...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Last day of optifast - Today is my last day of optifast, hurray!!! I have two days of clear liquids and then surgery on Wednesday. I am so relieved to be almost done of optifast. I don't expect the next ...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Anyone have problems having vitamins seized by cus - This came up on the proboards site, and I'm curious whether any of you have had this problem? Apparently people have had vitamin orders from the US seized because it was deemed to ...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Optifast and hunger - Did anyone else feel hungry the entire time you were on optifast? I had the hunger go away for a day or two last weekend (I think it was Sunday and Monday), but on Tuesday, and eve...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Pre-op Done - So yesterday I spent all day at St. Joe's Hamilton getting my pre-op done. The nut sent me for extensive pre-op blood work so we'd have a baseline for a bunch of things incase some...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Opti Day 4/Last Day of Work - So, day 4 of optifast is going ok. Going to have my 3rd shake soon. I had a rough time with my first shake of the day and couldn't finish it, but all of the second one went down fi...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
So after one day of optifast... - I have to say I'm doing ok. I managed to have 3 optifast today and a big cup of broth and a litre of Crystal Light. I don't have a headache yet and am only slightly hungry. I've go...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
DS surgery date/starting optifast - Hi Everyone! I'm very excited to share with you all that I have gotten a surgery date for my DS! I was originally offered a date of March 23rd, but a couple of people turned  do...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Question for St. Joe's Hamilton People - I have questions about the one-week follow-up appointment with your surgeon. Do you see them one week after the date of your surgery, or one week after you are discharged from hosp...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Private Room Charge at St. Joseph's Hamilton? - My insurance will pay for a semi-private room. Does anyone know how much more it is per night to upgrade to a private room?

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Why would a post be removed without notification? - I responded to a thread last night and shared my opinion. It was different that the opinion of the OP and several other responders, but I shared it in a polite and matter of fact w...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Best Advice for someone who got a surprise VSG? - Hi Everyone, A friend of mine went in for RNY last week, and due to an unknown congenital defect the doc could not do RNY and did a VSG instead. This was agreed to on the surgic...

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Rants and Raves closed? - What's up with that?

PatXYZ posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Why are posts being moved? - I'm curious why posts are being moved into Rants and Raves? Since when is a concern about the TOS a 'rant' or a 'rave' rather than a legit issue for general discussion? People p...
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