Nicole M. wrote a blog post 5 years, 6 months ago
November 25, 2014 - PAU - Today was my pre-admission unit appointments. It went by pretty quickly actually. I started by filling out my admission papers, signed the consent and agreed to a semi private room...

Nicole M. wrote a blog post 5 years, 6 months ago
November 19th, 2014 - dreaded optifast - Well today is the start of the dreaded OPTIFAST ta daaaa!  It's actually worse than everyone says lol. I'm not sure if I'll be able to do three weeks of this :) .... Maybe I should...

Nicole M. wrote a blog post 5 years, 6 months ago
November 7th, 2014 - Call to book surgery - OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!! I just got a call from the OWMC to book my surgery. The big date will be December 10th, 2014. What a wonderful surprise. I wasn't expecting to have it until F...

Nicole M. wrote a blog post 5 years, 6 months ago
September 30th, 2014 - Meeting with surgeon - So today was my appointment with the surgeon. The appointment started off being later by half an hour but no big deal. Just before my appointment I saw a friend of mine that is als...

Nicole M. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Effexor xr or Cymbalta pre/post surgery - Just wondering if someone out there took those meds prior or post surgery. How was the med handled. Effexor is extended release but I've read that after surgery the med works the s...

Nicole M. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
For people in Ottawa, a ray of hope - I know that the process through the OWMC can drag on compared to some of the other clinics but When I met the surgeon on September 30th, I was told that the surgery wasn't going to...

Nicole M. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
HOLY COW..... I finally got the call!! Mimosa ple - Lo and behold, I finally got "the call" yesterday from Lana at the Ottawa clinic to book my surgery date!!! December 12th it is. I cannot tell you how excited I am. I've been waiti...

Nicole M. wrote a blog post 5 years, 10 months ago
June 26, 2014 - Appointment at WMC Ottawa with Dr. - Lo and behold......after waiting three months for a review of my PET Scan, my doctor at the WMC in Ottawa finally cleared me for the surgery.  Pet Scan determined that there was no...

Nicole M. wrote a blog post 5 years, 10 months ago
June 11, 2014 - Getting worse.... - Chest pains are unbearable and I honestly feel overwhelmed with everything that's going on.  So much so that I cannot function.  I'm just so scared of what's ahead.  I painfully de...

Nicole M. wrote a blog post 5 years, 10 months ago
May 29th, 2014 - Results for PET Scan Lost - My chest pains are getting worse and worse.  I decided to call WMC in Ottawa to see if I could get my results in case I needed to go to emergency.  After talking to three different...

Nicole M. wrote a blog post 5 years, 10 months ago
May 18th, 2014 - Not feeling well and down in the - I'm still waiting for the results of my PET Scan.  I started to have minor chest pains while on a trip to Boston.  It made for a pretty boring trip that was cut short.  We didn't w...

Nicole M. wrote a blog post 5 years, 10 months ago
May 17th, 2014 - Alarms going off!! - Who would have thunk!!  My trip to Home Outfitters turned out to be quite the show.  Because of the Nuclear Pet Scan I had a few weeks ago, the alarms go off everywhere I go.  As s...

Nicole M. wrote a blog post 5 years, 10 months ago
Nuclear Pet Scan - Had the dreaded PET Scan today.  Everything went smoothly.  The technicians were absolutely awesome.  They made me feel so at ease and comfortable that I almost forgot why I was th...

Nicole M. wrote a blog post 6 years, 1 month ago
Major setback - April 3, 2014 - Down in the dumpte - Where do I start….. After finally getting my clearance from the entire team at the WMC (11 months after deciding to go ahead with the surgery), I finally got the call from ...

Nicole M. added a goal 6 years, 4 months ago
Eliminate Diabetes

Nicole M. added a goal 6 years, 4 months ago
Become a healthy and active person again

Nicole M. added a goal 6 years, 4 months ago
live longer with a better quality of life.

Nicole M. added a goal 6 years, 4 months ago
have the energy to clean my house!

Nicole M. added a goal 6 years, 4 months ago
Climb a flight of stairs without getting winded!

Nicole M. added a goal 6 years, 4 months ago
Fit comfortably in any seat I choose (lawnchair, movie theater, airplane etc.)

Nicole M. added a goal 6 years, 4 months ago
lose enough so I can travel and site see

Nicole M. added a goal 6 years, 4 months ago
Travel on a plane WITHOUT a seatbelt extender.

Nicole M. added a goal 6 years, 4 months ago
Fit into "normal" clothes and shop anywhere!

Nicole M. added a goal 6 years, 4 months ago
feel normal in my own body to improve my self-esteem and social anxieties.

Nicole M. added a goal 6 years, 4 months ago
Improve the quality of my life
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