missmac67 posted a discussion topic 6 days, 21 hours ago

Hi - It's Me MJ! I am so sorry for being so MIA - it's been crazy since I went back to work on Oct. 4. Things are going well - I will be attending my 3 month check up on Nov. 9 TWH. I am down almost 48 lbs since start of OPTI on July 18. With regar


missmac67 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Hi - It's me MJ!

I have been moving along very well. I have had my head down and still trying to navigate around all of this. Having said that, my surgery was 6 weeks ago yesterday.

This is what is happening:

I am down 33 lbs


missmac67 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Hi - it's me MJ!

I hope everyone is doing well. Happy Labour Day!

I just wanted to let people know that there is a Facebook page for TWH Bari-patients it is TWH Bariatric Support Group. It is a closed group. We have grown from w 33


missmac67 posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

Hi - it's me MJ

I am going to be at TWH on August 30 at 1:00 pm for my 1 month check up - anyone else going to be there?

Please let me know - maybe we can meet for a tea b4 or after.

I am doing okay - I started puree on Friday,


missmac67 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Hi - it's me MJ!

Well it is Weigh in Wednesday and I have lost 23 lbs since my start of Opt July 18. Is that the preferred way to report weight loss? Or do you report your weight at surgery. I am always so enthralled with people's numbers. H


missmac67 wrote on mamabear1977's support wall 2 months, 1 week ago
I HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL. If by chance you are not, come on back! We are here for you!

missmac67 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Hi - it's me MJ! I learned first hand from a nurse why it is so important as Bariatric patients to have a medical ID bracelet.

We have altered our bodies and we need EMTs and hospitals to know! No NSAIDS (anti inflammatories) no Blind NG, a


missmac67 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

I am kinda frustrated with the tracking systems. I have looked into them and I am really considering doing a paper bullet journal system. But I don't wanna! Please help me! What tracker system do use? I tried MyFitness Pal but I find I am having to c


missmac67 wrote Happy Friday! 2 months, 1 week ago

Hi - it's me MJ!  I am doing well!  This is the close of my official 2nd week of work. I only get 8 weeks off so I am going to make the best of them!!  

I had a lovely visit from a good frie...


missmac67 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Hi - it's me MJ! I have been reading a lot of posts, mostly on the FB groups about what to expect after surgery. I had my RNY out of Toronto Western Hospital (TWH). A lot of people don't realize how sore your throat will be after surgery. They put a


missmac67 wrote AND THE BEAT GOES ON 2 months, 1 week ago

Hi - it's me MJ!  

Yesterday was nice.  I have to get used to the Darling BF doing everything around the house. I get up early so I do little projects like organizing a drawer or under the s...


missmac67 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Hi-It's me MJ! I find this mindful eating tricky. Am I the only one? First let me say I completed my first week after my RNY - and I am still on the Fluid Phase. I find just stopping between bites a challenge. Am I supposed to wait 5 minutes betwee


missmac67 wrote on mizundastoodgal's support wall 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Good luck tomorrow! I hope all goes well for you. Nobody talks about how your throat will feel. Biggest help is to ask for Ice chips from the get go. It will help with the swelling. All the best! Please let us know how it goes. xoxo Big hugs from Toronto, Canada.

missmac67 wrote on MuffinTopper's support wall 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I hope things went well for you. Feel free to Friend me or follow my blog. We are here for you! Things may be complicated over the next few days. Take it slow and be patient. Everything will come together. My surgery was a week ago today and I feel amazing!!

missmac67 wrote on Kdisbrow's support wall 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I hope things went well for you. Feel free to Friend me or follow my blog. We are here for you! Things may be complicated over the next few days. Take it slow and be patient. Everything will come together. My surgery was a week ago today and I feel amazing!!

missmac67 wrote on uscvicky's support wall 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I hope things went well for you. Feel free to Friend me or follow my blog. We are here for you! Things may be complicated over the next few days. Take it slow and be patient. Everything will come together. My surgery was a week ago today and I feel amazing!!

missmac67 wrote on Schoody's support wall 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I hope things went well for you. Feel free to Friend me or follow my blog. We are here for you! Things may be complicated over the next few days. Take it slow and be patient. Everything will come together. My surgery was a week ago today and I feel amazing!!

missmac67 wrote MOVING ALONG 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi - It's me MJ!  Today I asked the forum how to handle emotional eating.  I did that a lot!! Binges were big too. Not just food but booze also.  I hated hangovers, but I never remembered that when...


missmac67 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi - It's me MJ! Good Morning. Emotional eating is real!! We must prepare ourselves for the the good times and the bad. Lord knows, I ate my way through all the emotions. I am a recruiter for the Gov't and fortune 500 companies and a lot of the time I


missmac67 wrote DAY 5 - FLUIDS PHASE 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi - it's me MJ!  Yesterday, I walked farther than I have so far.  I was a woman on a mission to get my darling BF's son a gift card from Tim Horton's.  That felt good.  I also stopped using my med...


missmac67 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

HI! - it's me MJ! I am just rolling along here. Feeling great! Day 3 of no pain meds, day 5 of the liquid diet (God help me!) I decided not to use my medicine cups yesterday. I feel I have graduated. I am still timing 5 minutes now between "bites" -


missmac67 wrote DAY 6 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi! - It's me MJ. Yesterday was good (Day 5) for me.  I had a couple of questions so I called the nurses line and left a message, they didn't call back! I have to say I was kind of surprised at tha...


missmac67 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi!-It's me MJ! I am moving along feeling better and better - yesterday was interesting. Let me know if this ever happened to you. My family went out to Oakville for a family dinner. I opted out because my stomach is a little distended from the surg


missmac67 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi-it's me MJ! Update from Day 4 post. It was amazing. I RESPECTED MY POUCH and really paid attention. I only need to take one pain med and I rested and paced myself accordingly. I am so happy. I had my first BM (WhooHoo) I was like a toddler agai


missmac67 wrote WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY CAN MAKE!!! 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi-it's me MJ!  Yesterday was AMAZING.  I was so fortunate to reach out to my Cirlce and a few FB groups to let everyone know how badly my day went on Friday.  Everyone was so re-assuring.  I had n...

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