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About Lallylocks

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  1. Lallylocks

    Any other Canadians out there?

    I stayed 2 nights. Only a little bit of nausea in the first 24 hours. Initially more pain than I had anticipated, but easily managed. Went home with liquid tylenol/codeine for pain. Only needed a few doses in the first two days, then only at bedtime for a night or two more. I was walking from the moment I got to the ward. A little trouble peeing at first, and had to have a straight catheter, but then no trouble following. Took a while to get my bowels moving again, and learn my new norm, but all went well. Very hard to eat and drink enough early on, but I managed. Still working to stay appropriately hydrated now. If you haven't already, get in the habit of sitting at the table, eating slowly and carefully, being fully present, etc. And get those gas-x thin strips! They help with gas pain! Hope your surgery went well and post-op day one was good to you.
  2. Lallylocks

    Any other Canadians out there?

    I had Dr. Malik! I was very pleased. 20 months post-op and 2 pounds from my goal...have lost a comfined total of 192 pre- and post-op. Good luck!
  3. I presently am about the size I was at 10 or 12 years of age. I have a ring my mom bought me when I was 9 that in junior high I could only wear on my pinkie, then not at all. Now it's almost too big for me to wear on any digit!
  4. Lallylocks

    Shoe size

    Down from an 11 or 11W to a 10. Yay!
  5. So I'm sitting 184-186 these last few weeks...this last 4 is a bugger! Still not sure if I will try for another 6 to make my total weight loss an even 200. But am thinking it is soon time to try for maintenance as I'm starting to get comments about being too skinny and wasting away! Lol
  6. I am just over one year out, with 12 pounds before I hit my goal weight. I am wanting to find out from others who have gone before me where thry went, or who they saw, for their plastics; what procedure was done; what SaskHealth covered for you; and what the process of referral, consultation, and coverage looked like. I really want a 360 body lift, as opposed to a simple panni...I cannot find information regarding coverage in our province. A colleague of mine has lost 200 pounds and maintained the loss, and finally saw a surgeon who apparently doesn't do the 360 lift. He has recommended, and had coverage granted for a tummy tuck, thigh lift, and arm lift for my coworker. Has anyone had a 360 lift in Saskatchewan? Was any part of it covered by our provincial plan? My colleague has suggested I start the process now as it has been a lengthy wait to see the surgeon and she won't receive her surgery until next fall.
  7. I work a mix of 8's and 12's, days and nights. The surgeon I started seeing advocated for no shift work, because it is hard on our bodies, but I've been doing very well.
  8. So, I am down 180 pounds since I started this journey...130 of that since being sleeved last September 24th. I set a goal weight pre-operatively of 180 pounds. I am 36, 5'8", and have a fairly sturdy frame (yay viking blood). I picked 180, wanting to be safely below 200 pounds. I am 15 pounds from that goal. I am now able to wear a size 12 and anywhere from a medium to large up top, and large to extra large on the bottom. Last time I was this size was before junior high! I am really happy at this size. I've got droopy skin and a squishy midsection yet, but my face, neck, shoulders, forearms and hands are looking almost gaunt (for me). I don't really mind if I stay this size, and I am actually a little afraid of getting too scrawny looking in the above mentioned areas. I am going to see my family doctor and talk with her about this, but am interested to know what those who have reached goal and are maintaining think. Should I keep fighting for this last 15, or should I focus on maintenance? Is this just a number I'm hung up on? Thanks!
  9. Soooooo much better! More energy, increased flexibility, more confidence...all around just better! Enjoy!
  10. Bought some new pants for the winter...flannel lined khakis...they didn't have a size 14 in the colour I liked, so I tried a 12...success!!
  11. Lallylocks

    Protein Problems

    That's too bad about the Premier...I really like it. One of the best ones I've been able to find in terms of high protein and lower calories. Never noticed any grit...are you shaking it enough? I'm over a year out...I supplement with that, syntrax nectar, visalus shake and Pure protein bars. I aim for a minimum of 80g daily.
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    I'd say to be cautious. The type of harness, how extreme the coaster is...you don't want anything getting squeezed or otherwise manipulated when you're still healing.
  13. Lallylocks

    Any other Canadians out there?

    https://maps.google.ca/maps?oe=UTF-8&hl=en-ca&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=ca&sll=48.42277,-123.350023&sspn=0.0002136,0.0004291&q=academy+dental+victoria&gmm=CgIgAQ%3D%3D Hi! I am in Victoria and was sleeved Sept 8th by Dr. Amson. I waited 11 months. He is a great surgeon as are all the surgeons in the Victoria RJH Bariatric Program. The wait times have lessened as there are more surgery times allotted now and there is another surgeon in the program now for a total of 3 top notch Drs. Unless you have extenuating circumstances with your health there should be a reasonable wait time. We have a Facebook group for people looking into the surgery, have had it or are about to. It is currently a secret group but is changing to a private group in a few weeks. If you would like to be added please email me at 305.gsl@gmail.com New members are welcome! There is also a support meeting on Nov 17th at RJH - Woodward Bldg. 6:30-8:00. Hope to hear from you! ???? Hey...I tried that email, it didn't work?
  14. I think it probably contributed to some of the stalls I've had...3 periods in less than 2 months this summer when I was stalled for quite a while...some more of the same early this fall.
  15. Lallylocks

    What is your most embarrassing NSV?

    Radar, I was there! Wearing my 5x uniforms and trying to put off buying new ones...finally got a few pairs of xxl yoga pants and found a few xxxl and xxl tops...still trying to wear some of the xxl tops...lol. Now fitting into L and M tops, and XL and L bottoms. I'll say this, I can buy stuff more easily, better selection, and better prices!