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Gastric ByPass on Nov. 10, 2020



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Good Morning All

I am scheduled for Bypass on Nov.10, 2020 at Humber River Hospital in Toronto.

Is there anyone else who is scheduled in Toronto for Nov ?

I am looking for a surgery buddy to go through this with.

For anyone from Toronto who had surgery at HRH. Can you let me know how it went ?

I am excited and nervous all at same time

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Welcome to the forums.

I don't satisfy any of your requirements for, well, anything. Just wanted to say "hello."

Hello

Enjoy the ride.

Tek

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Thank you

Any insight you could provide I am here and willing to listen ( read)

I have read many posts and don't want others to repeat themselves however as it gets closer and closer to the date.

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30 minutes ago, cpudoctor2020 said:

Good Morning All

I am scheduled for Bypass on Nov.10, 2020 at Humber River Hospital in Toronto.

Is there anyone else who is scheduled in Toronto for Nov ?

I am looking for a surgery buddy to go through this with.

For anyone from Toronto who had surgery at HRH. Can you let me know how it went ?

I am excited and nervous all at same time

I had mine at HRH! 2 years ago though 😉

The entire experience was ery uneventful (well except the the "Main Event": Surgery, lol), which is a good thing.

I was there for one night, the nurses I interacted with were great, and the pain meds were awesome.

Hallways nice and wide for walking without getting in anyone's way. And HRH is like 95% private rooms so you will likely get one even without even asking (I asked). Not sure how it's going to be during pandemic, and if visitors will be allowed, but there was a little sitting area with armchairs and a coffee table in my room for visitors to hang out comfortably.

Can't really think of any standout items, but if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask :)

Good Luck!

Edited by ms.sss

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Thanks for the response, what Protein Shakes did you have after surgery ? Where did you get your Protein stuff Online or at a store ? Can I ask who your surgeon was ? How was the follow up experience?

Again thanks in advance for all of you responses.

Avi

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2 hours ago, cpudoctor2020 said:

Thanks for the response, what Protein Shakes did you have after surgery ? Where did you get your Protein stuff Online or at a store ? Can I ask who your surgeon was ? How was the follow up experience?

Pre-op it was Optifast, and I could only get them either from my surgeon or from the Bariatric Clinic Office at HRH (I got mine from my surgeon).

POST-op I used Isopure Dutch chocolate (powder) exclusively...i found this was the least sweet of all the powders I tried. I blended it up with Water, ice, a tsp of Decaf instant coffee crystals and 2 tsps of Benefibre. In the mornings I may add a capful of Miralax if I was backed up (which happened often!). I also had some Isopure Unflavoured to add to food. I got these online from https://www.bodybuilding.com/en-CA/index , found this to be cheapest, even with the conversion and shipping costs. The giant tub (with the handle) is the best value. But maybe try a sample first before you commit to such a large amount (my husband drinks it too, so it was worth it for us).

My surgeon was XXXX. Had 7 follow ups with him (1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year). Again very uneventful. In and out really (I did not have any complications nor issues with weight loss). He's great. It was kind of a downer to have to go so far for so short an appt (I'm in north T.O., he's at Sheppard West), and his office was always very busy, so I often had to wait past my scheduled appt time to see him. Not really a big deal, but worth noting.

There is no plan to see him again, but I was told to give them a call if I ever find the need to (I haven't).

Edited to add: I put my surgeons name, but just removed it. Figure maybe I should DM you this info instead, lol...I sent it to your mailbox. ;)

Edit to add, part deux: I should mention that there are also (separate) follow ups with the clinic at HRH (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years). My next scheduled appt will be next year at my 3 yr anniversary...i actually have no idea how long these will go for. I see the Nurse and the Dietician at these follow ups. I get my labs done, then they adjust Vitamin regimen if needed, as well advise me on my reported eating. Personally, I don't get anything out of these follow-ups in terms of dietary advice that I don't already know. But getting my labs done is good. Also it sucks to have to drive all the way there and pay $25 for parking.

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22 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

My surgeon was XXXX. ...

Edited to add: I put my surgeons name, but just removed it. Figure maybe I should DM you this info instead, lol...I sent it to your mailbox. ;)

Here I thought your surgeon was extra sexxxxy. ;)

Edited by The Greater Fool

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I am having surgery the same day. I’m in North Carolina.

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