Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Hey all...just wondering if anyone is going to the clothing exchange today. I’m planning to!


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Wondering what everyone thinks of these flatbread wraps I found at Walmart. They are still higher in carbs than I would like to see but my thought was I could have a half of one, it’s all I could eat anyway, and that would half the carbs. There’s a


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Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Hi all...I am six weeks out and in general have been surprised at how smoothly things have gone, not too many complications and haven’t had any food not going down well or bad reactions to. However, the one trouble I have is my blood pressure. It is


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Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Hi all...one month post op as of yesterday...I lost 20 lbs. in month one. Not as high as some but high enough that I am happy with that. My one month check up was Friday and it was mostly positive, I have super low blood pressure and they had difficult


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

I am having difficulty with my calcium and haven’t been taking it...initially not due to dietician direction to hold off, I was going to start it now but the liquid one I bought is horrible, Walmart brand blueberry icky sweetness that makes me gag. E


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

Hi all...wondering a bit about how much I should be intaking with moving to purées. I’m generally having a 1/4 cup of things like refried beans, ricotta bake etc. I had mashed fish tonight and wasn’t sure. The thing is that my sample menu plan say


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I am nearly two weeks post op and have lost 12 pounds. I’m concerned as I lost that all the first week and have lost nothing since Sunday. I am wondering if I am eating too little/not frequently enough or if this is normal. I am not hungry, have no a


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

My discharge paperwork says to leave the steristrips over my stitches and they will curl up and fall off on their own. However it’s been a week and a half with no sign of movement at all...they are still firmly attached. Is there a timeline with whic


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Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi all...I have no appetite and having to force myself to eat, which I’m not doing such a good job at, even the protein shakes feel too much and no desire to have them. The dietician told me to have oatmeal for fibre and although I was going to avoi


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi, clearly this is a topic I’m going to have to get comfortable with...wanted to check in for suggestions. I am on the prescribed Soax stool softener and three days ago started restoralax as well. I have had no bowel action for one week, since the d


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi all...wondering how long it should take me to eat a quarter cup (60mls?) of strained cream soup? I ate mine in 20 minutes but could have been done in 15 and that worried me. Normal? Should I pace it out longer?


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

So I’ve been struggling to get enough fluids in, and minimal “food”. I had a half premier protein today and so far 500 mls of water. After speaking to her I also did a 1/4 cup of broth. She said I need to get in 1.5 litres of water tomorrow (yike


Stitch83 uploaded a new photo 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi folks, heading home today. Wanted to check in about hiccups. I am Having trouble getting any food in. Since surgery I’ve had 60ls of jello and a quarter cup of broth. More concerning is it’s taking a lot for me to get water in. I like the water


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Sitting here in my fancy gown, waiting for them to come do all my admission stuff. Last night I was excited, more nervous now and just had a moment of panic...a WTF are you doing moment lol. I know this will be best in the end but all of a sudden very


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 4 weeks ago

I stupidly drank something tonight with caffeine in it without even thinking. Surgery is tomorrow morning...does anyone know how big of a problem this is?


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 4 months ago

Hi all, doing some puzzling on some things to eat after surgery but feeling a little lost with not knowing if I can eat some things. Can we have coconut milk after surgery or is it too fatty? There is a chickpea, squash curry I am hoping to eat a few


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

I am totally not one to talk about bathroom stuff normally so this is a little uncomfortable for me butt...dealing with the optifast constipation and I’m wondering next steps or when I should be worried. I had no bowel action from Tuesday to Saturday


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

Hi all...sorry in advance for the long post, trying to puzzle this out.

Yesterday was day six on optifast, generally feeling good and had been having none of the nausea/headaches/keto flu etc people mentioned happeni


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Day four of optifast and I'm feeling okay, haven't felt ill yet. But....it's the first day that I reaalllyyy want food. Probably not helpful that at lunch people were eating take out, pizza and fresh breadsticks, but it wasn't then that I really starte


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

I have my pre-op appointment in the morning. I believe I meet the anesthesiologist via video link but not sure what else happens. Just wanted to ask what others have experienced.


Stitch83 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

I am starting my journey with Optifast in the morning! I'm feeling excited about this being the start and getting close to surgery, somewhat curiou

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RNY
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02/26/2018
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Dec 18, 2017
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