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Hair loss after surgery

Posted by LoriBecky in Lori's Blog, 17 November 2015 - * * * * * · 17 views
sleeve, sleeve surgery and 4 more...

I thought I would share this post about hair lost after surgery from the OCC Nutritional Team. 
Many patients experience early postoperative hair loss ,  which is mainly due to telogen effluvium, an alteration in the normal hair cycle, a dormant or resting stage, that results from emotional or physical stress (i.e. su...

8 year anniversary

Posted by babymk in babymk's Blog, 03 October 2015 - - - - - - · 110 views

I've been M.I.A. for 3 years and a lot has happened. I graduated from graduate school this summer and now have a master's degree. Kyle and I have been dating for 4 years now. He is currently finishing up his last year in graduate school as well in Boston. So we're currently long distance. The last time I was on here I wrote about me getting an unfill. Wel...

almost 3 months post op

Posted by kellyct in kellyct's Blog, 28 July 2015 - - - - - - · 164 views

I am almost 3 months post op.  down 61 lbs from start.  went from a size 16 to a size 10.  I am feeling great and getting use to the mirror and how I look.  I dont have much more to loose, but I have hit a wall for the past 3 weeks.  My family says I shouldn't loose any more cause I look great, but that scale still calls me....


Posted by Houda44 in Houda44's Blog, 09 July 2015 - - - - - - · 125 views

Glad to have come across all this positive feedback about the OCC and making this decision to have Bariatric surgery. My surgery is on July 21, 2015, I am a little bit nervous because I am a revision patient. Here we go again, God willing this time is for keeps....

I am just Loving me

Posted by MexMom in MexMom's Blog, 09 June 2015 - - - - - - · 220 views

I am anxious, feeling hiper alert and just plain excited that I am finally going to have the sleeve done. I made the decisión only a month ago,  but after researching for entire nights and consulting my family gastroenterologist,  decided to go with  Dr Ortiz.  I could not find a bad review for him or the center and If I am g...

ONE MONTH POST OP---today!!! minus 30 lbs

Posted by Debbest in Debbest journey of all , 11 May 2015 - - - - - - · 332 views

Minus 30 today!!!  2 more to go and never again will I see the 200's!!! I am exactly one month post op and onto soft foods. I was a little excited about the whole soft foods things but after having the poached egg, not so excited anymore. Interesting how the food did not go down so easy, its kind of hard to explain, but slow going and by the time I w...

Surgery May 20, 2015

Posted by Dmart27 in Dmart27's Blog, 01 May 2015 - - - - - - · 223 views

My gastric plication surgery is scheduled for May 20, 2015. Any advice for pre/post-op?

Just over 3 months..

Posted by Stacygirl36 in Stacygirl36's Blog, 30 April 2015 - - - - - - · 261 views

Just over 3 months.. Wow Wow Wow thats all i can say.. I am 3.5 months post op and down almost 80 pounds never in my life have i felt as good as i do.. i have gone from a Size 26 jean down to a loose fitting 20 almost ready for the next drop.. I walk 5 miles a day when before walking a block was a chore.. Thank you OCC you have given me my life back

Forgiveness and What's Possible

Posted by OccCoach in OccCoach's Blog, 13 April 2015 - - - - - - · 116 views
OCC Coach, OCC Coaching and 7 more...

If you were to forgive someone or something, or even if you were to forgive yourself, what “truth” or “belief” do you have about that circumstance or situation that would you have to let go of to actually be able to even “look” at forgiveness? What belief are you invested in? What viewpoint are you committed to? I am no...

Dolittle's Vacation

Posted by Dolittle in Dolittle's Vacation Blog, 11 April 2015 - - - - - - · 181 views

Dolittle's Vacation Dinner at a restaurant:
I had a couple bites of a small appetizer (not pictured). Then for the main course, I had several pieces of meat and ate several bites of the tomato and potatoes, I left the rice.
I still had room left to sample a little 2 inch diameter piece of cheese cake.
After dinner, I socialized with our group and had a Tequila Su...

My Weight Loss Journey

Posted by CodyCanadasMom in CodyCanadasMom's Blog, 08 April 2015 - - - - - - · 272 views

My Weight Loss Journey Hello ... I thought I would blog my weight loss journey.  I had my Plication Surgery on April 2, 2015. 
My daughter had this surgery in October 2013.  I accompanied her to the OCC and have followed her progress for the past 1.5 years.  She is doing great !!!
So on March 1, 2015 I hit my wall with a weight of 213 lbs....

Day 2

Posted by italiannaillady in italiannaillady's Blog, 19 February 2015 - - - - - - · 228 views

Day 2 Not a lot to say today.  Didn't work out today.  Should feel bad about that, but in the grand scheme of things, I only need to work out 3 days a week.  So feeling bad is not a good thing.  When there is two days left in the week and I haven't worked out……time to feel bad.  Not gonna happen till then. So for today, I fe...

Gastric Sleeve April 8th, 2013

Posted by vereeni in vereeni's Blog, 17 February 2015 - - - - - - · 163 views

I had a gastric sleeve 4/8/13, however I have fallen 8/7/13 and hurt my shoulder and knee and had to have surgery to correct the injuries. However, I was treated with steriods. My weight loss worked wonderfully, until the fall. The weight loss stopped when I was treated with steriods and I gained 10 lbs back. It has been difficult to loose more and when I...

January 2015 almost 3 months Post Operation

Posted by TJLBeauchamp in TJLBeauchamp's Blog, 26 January 2015 - - - - - - · 321 views

January 2015 almost 3 months Post Operation Well its almost been 3 months since I had surgery, I am now 280.1 Pounds as of January 13 2015. I ma eating pretty well overall however I am having difficulties remembering to take the large volume of vitamins that the OCC wants me to take. That plus the vitamins are a pain in the butt to get in Canada because you can only order online and only if you hav...

I'm looking all over the web for the rules that I had when I got banded 6 yrs ago.

Posted by GirlBarb in GirlBarb's Blog, 23 October 2014 - - - - - - · 238 views

Does anyone have a list of the guidelines that keep the band and you healthy?  It said things about not lying down for a certain length of time after eating, when to drink, how to recover after slimming, etc...
Lately I have been living like I don't have a band until it stops me. This is not good and now I cough and get acid reflux.  I wa...


Posted by Zzzombrie in Enter the Dragon, 07 October 2014 - - - - - - · 230 views

So I finally got myself to the campus gym. Looking at all the bods 10 years younger than me was daunting, but then I remember that I was just like them and I say to them in my mind 'This is what you have to look forward to kids so keep sweating'. Maybe not being morbidly obese, but the struggle for sure. Of course, I'm not like others my age either (30) a...

3 weeks to Plication

Posted by dontay64 in dontay64's Blog, 04 October 2014 - - - - - - · 461 views

3 weeks to Plication I'm the one in the middle.
In three weeks I am scheduled to have Plication done.   Im 5'4,  and at the time of the decision I weighed 195 pounds, "curvaceous" and attractive but definitely overweight.  People think I'm crazy when I have to say that I have to lose 70 lbs because I don't look like I am 195 but I feel it....


Posted by Karena in Karena's Blog, 30 September 2014 - - - - - - · 281 views

Hello OCC world.
I personally have struggled with my weight since I was a child. When I was a teenager I was losing weight until I had my daughter when I was 17 since then I cant seem to keep it off. I eat healthy and exercise and it seems to go no where. I even had my thyroid checked to see if it was that but the levels were normal. I am now the...

Questions about the Hospital?

Posted by Picasso1303 in Picasso1303's Blog, 13 June 2014 - - - - - - · 598 views

Can anyone tell me if there is a place the your companion can go to eat the day of the surgery at the hospital while you are there? I have someone coming with me and I was wondering what and how they eat that day?

Questions, questions and more questions!

Posted by hope4anewstart in hope4anewstart's Blog, 24 April 2014 - - - - - - · 677 views

Well today I sent Carolyn at OCC at huge list of questions I'd compiled. Huuuuge lol. I kind of feel bad for her! I am looking into booking my surgery for the end of August/14. I wish I could just have it done next week. Once I make up my mind, that's it and waiting is killer lol. I don't know if anyone is actually going to read this or not but it's nice...

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