RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
carbonated water - The dietician advised us to not have carbonated drinks...certainly not pop with all that sugar.... Ok, well today, I stopped at a favourite Italian restaurant and without ev...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Calcium Citrate - Well I bought 2 month`s supply of Calcium Citrate chewables from well.ca. They are like this: 60 chews   :   500 mg calcium citrate and 400 IU of Vitamin D   cost 12.49 ...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Amazing me... - I haven't been this weight for years. I've lost 20 lbs on optifast, and 14 lbs since surgery 12 days ago for a total of 34 lbs lost! I have no pain, and I feel great!  I don...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Oatmeal - Well, i suppose this is a trivial question, but I'm half way through my two week full fluids and I'm gonna try some oatmeal. I bought some old fashioned rolled oats,, organi...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
I'm home! - I had my RNY last Tuesday and was released on Thursday and we stayed at a local hotel for a couple of nights and then a good friend drove us home here to Peterborough.. boy its ...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Surgery tomorrow! - What an amazing trip this has been since I first was referred by my doctor! And now it all comes together with my RNY surgery tomorrow. This time tomorrow, i will be getting...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Protein Powder for post op... - I bought some protein powder the other day from Popeye's. Its labeled as "Zero Sugar, Zero Sweetener, zero Flavoring, Zero Coloring". The owner of the store says it tastes a bit...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
I went for a walk - big deal! - Yeah well, it was a big deal for me... i haven't gone for a walk in a long time. I just walked about 6 blocks out and back... I had to stop at a convenient place to rest hal...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
SURPRISE!!!!!! - How much more do you wanna know?   I gotta go find the metamucil...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
First Optifast - Well today it begins... i just chugged my first thing of optifast.. I had the vanilla and it wasn't bad! Tasted good! I dunno how I'm gonna feel after a couple of weeks of i...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Optifast at humber - One my buddys in our support group tells me that they shipped his Optifast to his home the day after he paid for it. He went through Toronto Western. My surgeon`s office at ...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Hotel at Humber - From what I can see on Goggle Maps there are three hotels across Finch avenue, from HRRH. Holiday Inn TravelLodge Comfort Inn.   I have heard they have a spe...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
optifast for non surgical folks - I'm going on optifast soon and my wife is also considering using it as well to help her with weight loss. She is only 30 to 40 lbs over weight, but she wants to know if using op...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
geting ready - Hi folks... I'm starting Optifast March 26 with surgery three weeks later.   So, like many obsessive compulsive types :) I'm getting ready now.   I've been readi...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Finally got a date for surgery - Because I'm a "lightweight", with a BMI of 38, and because I'm 65 years old, I got a lot of resistance from the power-that-be at the hospital. But I had my last appointment with...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
barley, rice, etc - I am still pre op and thoroughly enjoy some of my wife's great home made soup. Chicken with veggies and barley. I know that rice is a nono post op, what is your experience w...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
post op drugs - Hiya folks.. haven't posted much here but I've been reading....   So, i went through the "big three" appointments and one of them, I think the Nutritionist, showed me a ...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
tomorrow it begins - Tomorrow, at 1 pm  I have my orientation at HRRH. So far, I'be been doing research and reading a lot of posts here to better educate myself on the impact of WLS.  And certainly ...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Peterborough coffee meeting - I went to the regular Tuesday Peterborough coffee meeting... it was so nice to be greeted and welcomerd.. thanks guys, you know who you are... These three men are each on a diff...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
orientation - Well on yourf advice I called HRRH and spokje directly to one of the staffers there and she was excellent. She answered my many questions patiently and scheduled me for an orientat...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
soup and juice - Just looking ahead to post op food... Right now my GW makes me a chicken broth based home made soup with veggies, barley and all sorts of good things and I usually have one or t...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
absortion/malabsortion vs type of WLS - I've been reading a lot here but I do not understand this whole issue of malabsorbtion. What is that? Is it related to the type of surgery you have? Which is better?  Why? ...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Timing of the next step - Ok, i got referred and a got the confirmation that they received my referral.. I guess now I'm waiting for a call for the orientation, right? Any idea how that takes?  I phoned ...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
gall bladder - So, I've been reading a lot here and see that some folks have had their gall bladder out at the same time as the surgery and some have not.  I've read a couple of pots from folks w...

RufusLynx posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
Peterborough coffee meeting - no one was there... - We waited until about 7:30 and no one showed up... Ah well, next week....
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