Simplyb posted a discussion topic 6 days, 14 hours ago

So, just like Opti Day 5, post-op Day 5 brings a breakthrough!

Wow, I cannot believe how much better I feel today.

I flew the coop, and grocery shopped, bought a new dryer, and am feeling pretty good. I had my bags put in my car and fam

Kathy S. wrote 6 days, 16 hours ago
Congratulations on your recent WLS. Let us know how things are going?

Simplyb posted a discussion topic 1 week, 2 days ago

I only got home late night and still struggling with gas pain and swollen stomach.

I never realized how hard it would be to sleep in my own bed, I kind of liked the controls and handles on the hospital bed to help me stand up alone.


Simplyb posted a discussion topic 1 week, 2 days ago

Still in the hospital, hoping for discharge today. Still unable to tolerate full fluids - so my night nurse let me know I may not go home until I tolerate that.

still sucking ice chips every 15 minutes, walking the halls and pacing in

Simplyb posted a discussion topic 1 week, 3 days ago

So sore, walking every2 hours with no gas yet.

I feel yucky and have as much energy as a wet dish towel.

gonna nap, check in with you all later, thanks for you well wishes yesterday.

Simplyb posted a discussion topic 1 week, 4 days ago

on my way to surgery, catch you all on the losers bench!

Simplyb posted a discussion topic 1 week, 6 days ago

So, I had my pre-op consult today, besides almost being run over in the parking lot I felt very discouraged - surgery is in two days - I have done my due diligence- I know the risks - I am looking forward to a new toll to combat my weight, high blood p

Simplyb posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Looking for a weigh in, so to speak.

I have yet to tell my mom, the reasons are complicated including:

1) she is presently out of the country

2) my basement is in disarray and there is nowhere for her to stay because of the stuf

Simplyb posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 6 days ago

What did you prepare or buy for the first few days/week at home in terms of food and fluids and actually use?

i want to get organized and keep busy.

Simplyb posted a discussion topic 4 weeks, 1 day ago

i am on day 4 of Opti.

day 1 and 2 - I only managed 1 pouch

day 3 - i made it through two pouches but I warmed it in tea and am now told that could denature the proteins and is not the right way to use it.

day 4 - the smell has

Simplyb wrote on HonestOmnivore's support wall 1 month ago
In the home run stretch, good luck!

Simplyb wrote Opti problem solved - I like it warm with chai tea - awesome! 1 month ago

day 3


I found a great way that I can enjoy Vanilla Opti!

so happy I am mixing half a package with warm water and then brewing herbal chai style tea and whisking it together.<...

Simplyb posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Does anybody work strenuous 12 hour shifts that rotate between days and nights?

How do you work in the eating and lifting and pushing and pulling of your job?

I work on busy units - and days like today include no bre

Simplyb wrote Optifast Day 1 - *yuck* 1 month ago

Ok, it is back to kindergarten and someone has just dared me to eat the glue - anybody else have this same flashback.

I tried the vanilla, 6 ice cubes, 300 ml of cold water whipped to death ...

Simplyb posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Own pillow instead of those plastic things and bleached to death pillow cases? (Also good for pot hole rides home).

Own blanket, feels soft and not bleached?

Heating Pad to help pass gas, has anyone tried this?

Charger and iPad

Simplyb wrote Tomorrow is Optifast Day 1 1 month ago

So here we go, 6 boxes of Optifast sit on my dining room table. 4 Vanilla, 2 chocolate.

Beside it sit decaf coffee, lemons and a few extract flavours to try including: Maple, French Vanilla ...

Simplyb wrote Determination 1 month ago

So my job entails floating to different areas based on need.

Today it meant going to an area I had not worked for a couple of years. Most of it by choice because I do not like working with m...

Simplyb wrote Happy St Paddy's Day 1 month, 1 week ago

Last celebration before Optifast and Surgery.

I will never miss green beer yuck, but I will miss my Bailey's Irish Cream - one last toast!



Simplyb posted a comment 1 month, 1 week ago
Humber River Hospital, it was a meeting to discuss risks and the...

Simplyb posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Not sure, how to navigate this site.

Is there a beginner area on how to post, make signatures, connect with other newbies at the same stage in the process?

My surgery has just been booked for April 12, I start opti next week and am terr

Simplyb wrote Surgery Date Set! 1 month, 1 week ago

So here we go, I met the surgeon in December, Social Work and Dietician in February, and I got a call two days ago to pick up my Optifast and to book my surgery for April 12th.

A little nerv...

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