KarenKim posted a discussion topic 17 hours, 7 minutes ago

And so here I sit for at least another day. I feel fine and surgeon was in before 8 am to say I was drinking well and had met all his targets and he was just waiting on today's bloodwork and would call up between cases but that he felt I was going home

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 1 day, 18 hours ago

I sit in my hospital room enjoying my breakfast. Who knew how good Jello would taste after so much Opti and then water yesterday.

I've had remarkably little pain, perhaps a 2 at most. Tylenol by mouth has been no trouble.

Surgery was t

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 3 days, 16 hours ago

Tomorrow's my day and I'm so excited!! I know I'll have those wtf did I do to myself moments but in the end this is what I've been working towards.

Just wanted to say thanks for all the support and can't wait to start asking questions other tha

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 2 weeks ago

There has been much bowel talk here lately and it has me wondering what's in store for me!!

Does everyone depend on taking something everyday? Will I know when I need to take something? I recall someone having a bowe

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 5 days ago

I'm just about done day 3 of opti and am experiencing muscle cramps in my calves as I walk. Is this normal? Any advice, thanks!

Otherwise, I'm actually enjoying the Opti so far, especially now that my 7 year old has stopped offering me food!

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 3 weeks ago

Curious what others told people at work about the surgery? I know some are totally upfront, others not so much. My co-workers who know about the surgery and have followed my progress are asking what I want them to tell everybody else once I'm not in th

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Received my surgery date this morning... March 19!! Three weeks exactly. Unfortunately, I also have to do 3 weeks of Opti...but he said I could start tomorrow.

Everyone was super friendly at the Guelph Clinic. Actually, they've been super frie

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Received the call this morning!! I see the surgeon February 26 at 9:10am. Dr. Bhojani in Guelph.

So excited!! I was a little taken aback when the woman on the phone said if you end up having surgery you'll need to buy the optifast. Umm, I thoug

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

With all the recent talk of Opti struggles I'm curious what people's experiences have been energy-wise. I hadn't planned on taking time off while in the Opti phase but my job is very physical and I work midnights which means I'm exhausted at the best o

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

After I am through the chewable stage of vitamins I can't decide which brand to choose. I see many are prenatal. I have to take 2 per day as per my centre. I like the price of the Costco prenatal multi but I'm concerned about the iron in them. When I w

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I posted a couple of weeks ago that I had been told that there was a possibility of transferring to Guelph as I was a textbook case and the wait should be significantly shorter.

Well, I received a call yesterday saying they had a few spots left

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

My children are 13 and 7, they do not know that I am planning on having surgery soon. The social worker said to tell them about a month prior.

My concern is my 13 year old son. He has a lot of anxiety and is extremely close to me. I'm not sure

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

I've contacted my employers occupational health nurse and was told that I would need a letter stating that I was having surgery and how long I was expected to be off. Because I work in a healthcare setting I would need forms filled out after surgery to

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

So, my appointment this morning went very well. Apparently I'm textbook. I go to rounds tomorrow. And should hear in a month about meeting the surgeon. Hate to burst anyone's bubble and hope they are very wrong but I was told surgery will likely be in

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

So I had my first in person Appointment today because I found out at the end of last week that Telehealth had cancelled my appointment because they couldn't find a site but didn't inform me. I freaked and tearfully called and left messages at the clini

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm looking forward to my psychologist appointment on January 9th. Just wondering if I need to prepare anything or what to expect.

Do they weigh you at this appointment or is that just the Nurse and Dietitian appointments?

I feel like I

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

So I'm looking ahead to my final appointment, the Dietitian. I've long since finished my homework given in the nutrition class and just have the 3 day food record but I believe they want it to be recent.

I'm curious as to what they are looking

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 3 months, 4 weeks ago

So, I received the results from my sleep study last week. I have severe sleep apnea as in I stop breathing 65 times an hour and severe is 30 times an hour. So I was excited to get a machine and enjoy it's benefits like not being so tired.


KarenKim posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

So, next week I have the nutrition class at TWH but still have not received my appointments to see the dietitian and psychologist. Will I receive them at that class like you receive the first ones at orientation? Is it possible to speak to someone at t

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 6 months ago

So, I work 11pm-7am, full-time.

I usually eat with the family at 5 ish but then not again until 2 or 3 am. I often nap again in the evening. Sometimes I eat when I get home in the morning before taking the kids to school.

I know I shoul

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 6 months, 1 week ago

So I had my first appointment with the social worker Wednesday and it went great. My nurse appointment is in 2 weeks then the nutrition class is on October 17 th. Just wondering how long after that are the other 2 appointments scheduled? Will I be wait

KarenKim posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi everyone,

I had my orientation on June 7 the and have my first appointment via telehealth on September 13th then the 28th and the nutrition class on October 17th. Has anyone else used telehealth? Just wondering what the process is like.

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