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AnneElliot

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from vsgbeastmode619 in Guilt.   
    Congrats on the weight loss so far!
    I had food funeral but I wish I took my feelings of doubt seriously.
    I had my sleeve done recently. Although my opinion is not in the majority. I will recomend you don't do this! This surgery is scary and life altering. I REGRET decision everyday. I have major acid reflux that I never ever had pre op. This is the only irreversible surgery. Even the gastric bypass can be reversed if there's serious health issues. There are newer procedure coming out like the Gastric Ballon. There will be more over the years! I will always deal with complications from this extreme surgery. I had the lapband and took it out. I will regret doing this to myself everyday. It's not always rosy and you can't turn back.
    Best wishes.
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    AnneElliot reacted to TammyLee66 in I've already lost 9 pounds   
    Since going to my orientation last week with Kaiser Insurance I weighed myself again this morning and I've dropped 9 pounds. They told us that during the 12 weeks of Options class we have to lose 10% I think of our body mass which they told me is 14 pounds for me and I haven't even started the classes yet and I've already lost 9 so excited. I have been eating healthier and I've been walking usually 3 miles a day.
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    AnneElliot reacted to MelodySG in Still deciding   
    I really appreciate the input. @Newme17 Is your surgery date coming up? The sleeve is also what I'm leaning towards. I'm sure I will know more after meeting with the surgeon. @1Day1Life4Now I know I have to change things in my life. I can be a rule follower, when I have to be, and I know I have to be now. I want to make these changes in my life now, so that I'm living life to the fullest for as long as possible. I want to know that I did all I could to make the change. My goal weight is about 150, and at 250, I feel like 100 pounds is a lot to loose, and then a lot to gain from that. @AnneElliot I'm sorry to hear that you have had poor side effects. I am glad that you shared your story with me. It makes both outcomes real possibilities. I really hope that I'm considering all the potential risks. I meet with a dietitian next Thursday as well. Maybe through conversations with him/her and the surgeon, I can realize other options. My husband is ready and willing to fully support me through any decisions, so we will see.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Alex Brecher in Dr MICHEL GAGNER, Montreal, anyone? need reassurance before i take the plunge!   
    Hello,
    I had my consult with Dr Gagner on Oct 14th and elected to have it in person - thought it would be important to meet the man in person. He was good! answered all my questions and was pleasent. My surgery is booked for December 22nd I opted for the sleeve.
    Would love to hear from other's who had the sleeve surgery with Dr. Gagner and their post-op experiences.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Alex Brecher in Dr MICHEL GAGNER, Montreal, anyone? need reassurance before i take the plunge!   
    Hello,
    I had my consult with Dr Gagner on Oct 14th and elected to have it in person - thought it would be important to meet the man in person. He was good! answered all my questions and was pleasent. My surgery is booked for December 22nd I opted for the sleeve.
    Would love to hear from other's who had the sleeve surgery with Dr. Gagner and their post-op experiences.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from tasiapg in Former TLBC Patient (Dr. Yau) Lap-Band Removal ... Questions? Process?   
    Hi Everyone!!!
    I was hoping for some assistance - I am not sure what to do! I am a former TLBC patient of Dr. Yau's - we've been dropped by the clinic and no longer receive support. I am completely done with my lap-band and I have been told that I can have it removed by the nurse at Slimband and have the procedure covered by OHIP.
    I was hoping to get some advise from any patients of TLBC or others who had their lap-band removed in Ontario. What steps did you take? Was the procedure covered by OHIP? How long did take for you to have a surgery scheduled?
    I appreciate all help!
    Thanks
    Anne.
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