Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago
I've been in the hospital for just over a week now dealing with drastically low calcium levels. Why this was not noticed early on before it got down to 1.2 (normal is 2.2 I believe I was told) is beyond me. Granted I have not had follow up care in my ho

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 4 years ago
Was curious if someone who receives their follow-up care at the TWH program might be able to tell me if the various support team members would be knowledgeable when it comes to needs of DS patients?

Right now I am going off of rather confli

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 6 months ago
A manager for one of the Bariatric Centres of Excellence in Ontario straight up told me I was "orphaned" by the system and I'm really not sure what course of action to take. I'll mulled this over for a lengthy period of time and procrastinated

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Vitamin levels and negative effects? - I know vitamins and the concerns that come along with them are one of the most common topics on the board, however I did not want to hijack someone else's thread and thus opted ...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Inquiry for my mom - Mexico surgeons -  Hi all, So my mom called me and I was taken aback when she said she was planning to have surgery and that she had a consultation with some friends of ours at a local lap-band c...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Back home from Montreal -  My mom and I decided to come back a day early as problems with our room and the yearning for our own beds was too much to bare, lol. As I noted in the thread started by my ange...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Protein powder samples? -  I'm just curious is places like GNC or Popeyes either give out or sell sample sizes of various protein powders?  I've never stepped into either store before. Essentially I don'...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
I have a date...that hopefully sticks! -  Woke up from a map this evening to ifnd I had an email from Dr. Gagner's office stating I now have a surgery date of June 5th.  I'm hopeful that this will be it and there won't...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Status update on my pre-op testing... -  Hi all... So a few people whom I had the pleasure of speaking with at the brunch hosted by Karen M. were filled in on where I presently stand with regards to my DS revision sur...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Imaging labs -  Does anyone know of an imaginge lab in the GTA that can accommodate larger patients (equipment of at least a 500lbs rating)? My family phsycian and I are having trouble finding...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Stress test wait times? -  Wondering if anyone who had to have a stress test recently as pre-operative testing might be able to shed some light on potential wait times to get one? Turns out that my surge...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Further update... -  As I said in my previous post, my surgery was postponed until March or April.  I've let sink in and have come to terms with the circumstances.  Rather than stew over it I'm just g...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Update on moi -  So I've sort of been "lurking" again, and haven't taken the time to post anything.  The holidays, family bickering, etc. have all played a part in that.  I've also been spending a...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Frustrated... -  Today I received a response to an email I had sent to someone that works with Dr. Gagner regarding pre-op testing, when I might find out a more exact surgery date, etc. Well in...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Endoscopy/Gastroscopy - where to book one? -  Am I right in assuming this a hospital only procedure?  Trying to figure out where I might able to get one done locally and thus narrow down potential places. Not a fan of wadi...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
Belated surgiversay & second surgery update -  October 8th was my second surgiversary, but it seems like only yesterday I was sitting in a Cleveland, Ohio hospital room recovering.  I honestly did not spend much time thinking ...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Approved for DS! Now to wait for a date... -  So just before I was going to turn in for the night (well my night anyway, heh) at 8:30am I checked my email and noticed a response from someone at the MOH. The email said that...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Moving forward (referral to Montreal) - Sometime on Monday the paperwork for a referral to Dr. Gagner in Montreal will be sent.  A form requiring my signature was faxed to me Friday afternoon. I'm not sure what sort o...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
St. Joe's yesterday -  Yesterday was my appointment with the internist at St. Joe's and I guess one of the last hoops I was going to have to jump through. Besides being nervous about how late I was g...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
St. Joe's Hamilton question -  Can anyone confirm what time the bariatric program opens? My system of writing important information on envelopes or stray pieces of paper and filing it the clutter of my desk ...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 6 months ago
RATC's can't (or won't) send faxes? -  I'm a little peeved with St. Joe's at the moment. Being an ODSP recipient I am able to most times get approval for transportation coverage for medical related appointments.  I ...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 6 months ago
Revision concern (further stomach downsizing) -  Next week I have an appointment for what I believe to be an assessment appointment with Dr. Hong at St. Joe's as I'm pursuing a DS revision (VSG done October 2009). Surgeon of ...

Jeff Z. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 7 months ago
Orientation: What to expect? -  I could probably do a search, however I've never cared for the feature on OH (compared to other forums/boards I've frequented over the years).  Never quite got the hang of it, so ...

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