redviking posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago

Every winter since my surgery, I've tried to find a hot chocolate substitute.  I can't handle artificial sweeteners but I can tolerate a small bit of sugar.   I don't love tea and I already drink too much coffee.  

Any ideas for hot drinks that


redviking posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago

I had a brachioplasty about 5 weeks ago and I'm healing amazingly well, except right in my armpits, the incisisons are red and irritated and I have some periodic discomfort.  I've been using silicone scar gel for about a week and there are no parts of


redviking posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago

I'm all snuggled in on the couch in my pillow nest with my arms elevated on day two of my recovery after having a masteoplexy and brachioplasty friday.  

The pain is bearable and today I even drove the short distance to visit my parents for a b


redviking posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago

Today I got my date for arm and breast lift.  January 8, right after my birthday! I'm super excited. 


redviking posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago

Previous post: http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/on/5366669/Plastic-Surgery-surprise/ 

After several restless nights, I've decided to delay my arm/breast lift


redviking posted a comment 5 years, 10 months ago
14 months post op, 176 pounds Size 14 skirt from Banana...

redviking posted a comment 5 years, 10 months ago
14 months post surgery, 176 pounds size L dress

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redviking posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago

Yesterday I had a consultation with Dr. Elmaraghy here in Kitchener. I went in to talk about facial fillers and just get a general idea about a plan of attack for  loose skin and I left with a tentative surgery date for an arm and breast lift in Octobe


redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 1 month ago

It's been 352 days since I started Opti and I'm officially down 100 pounds.  In my head I know it's a huge deal, but it really hasn't sunk in. I honestly don't really even remember how "before" felt.  

Here are some unintended consequences of m


redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago

Maybe I'm crazy, but do you guys find people invade your personal space "bubble" more since you've lost weight?  Here is my theory, my body used to take up more space so people stood farther away from my "centre", but now that I'm smaller, people seem


redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago

I'm almost a year out of my RNY and closing in on my goal.  I'm not in a hurry to get plastics but I'm thinking about the timetable and planning ahead.   For those of you who have gone through it, when did you first start visiting surgeons, how long di


redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago

So waaaay back in the fall, I had what I suspected might be a gall bladder attack. It happened one time, it was terrible and I went to the Dr.  He was convinced there was no way it was gall bladder related, but sent me for an ultrasound to make me happ


redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Dropping things? Making stupid mistakes? Feeling d - Last night was a perfect reminder of what happens to me if I don't drink enough water in a day.  I ran some errands after work and was just kind of feeling out of it, in a fog.  Go...

redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Just normal - My friend just posted a picture from New years on FB. It's a group shot of a bunch of girls. When I saw it, I barely recognized myself! I just look normal...the same "width" as the...

redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Low blood sugar, what now? - When I went in for my 10 week check in with the nurse and nutritionist, I told them that I had a few episodes of being lightheaded. I couldn't really relate them to eating any diff...

redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
NSV- There's room for two on the couch now! - I just realized my little dog was lying beside me on the couch instead of on me because there is now room for both of us!  Funny the things we notice now!

redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Achievement unlocked! - It's been 75 days since my surgery and I'm happy to report that I'm down 50 pounds!  Definitely feels like something is happening.  I just bought size 18 pants at Old Navy. YAY!  A...

redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
RANT: No practical stranger, I don't want to talk - I've lost 48 pounds. People out in the world are starting to notice.  Last night, a woman I know from the dog park asked me in front of a group of other dog park acquaintances if I...

redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
2 months out- sudden pain? - I haven't had any pain related to my surgery in more than a month.  All of a sudden this morning, I have pain that I'd rate at 4-6 out of ten with waves where it's worse.  The pain...

redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Working out- Abs? - I started a weights/circuit class this week and in the back of my mind I keep thinking that there is some restriction around ab exercises but for the life of me, I can't find anyth...

redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Starting a group weights class tonight- eeeeeee! - I'm almost 2 months out from surgery, and tonight I'm starting a free weights class.  I'm excited and nervous! It's been about 4 years since I last worked out.  i'm sure I'll feel ...

redviking posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Football Season is starting soon- Game day snack i - My fantasy football draft is on Monday.  The plan is to get together and order pizza   I don't want to miss the party, but I'm obviously not going to eat the pizza.  Any suggestion...
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Kitchener,
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RNY
Surgery
07/22/2014
Surgery Date
Dec 31, 2012
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