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Hello everyone from the Ottawa area!

Please join this group and discuss any topics related to your weight loss.

Hope to hear from you all soon!

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Hi Tintin, silly me, I can't seem to find the group. Where do I find it?

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Hi Tintin, silly me, I can't seem to find the group. Where do I find it?

@@Tintin, never mind, found it!

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@@jcmo

The Optifast is going as well as it can. I think I prefer the vanilla one. I have been mixing some Nestle Nesfruta into the mix and it makes the shakes taste much better.

I have to say that I am still feeling hungry and light headed all day. I drink LOTS of Water but still feel hungry. I usually have a Jello at lunch and a cup of chicken broth for dinner. I have to contact the WMC and ask the dietician how many Jello cups and broth I am allowed cause I think I might want a bit more.

The other thing is ........ constipation! Yikes.....it has never been a problem for me but now, its not good. I was taking one Metamucil capsule with every shake for the first 2 days and it is not working. I started taking 2 capsules with every shake today. This is my 3rd day!!

I have a dinner date with a friend tomorrow and decided not to cancel. It might prove to be difficult to sit there while people are eating but I believe that I must to this and be strong.

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@tintin. I agree. Eating out with friends is really hard to do. But you still need to see friends. I found drinking my shake on the way to an evening out helped. I went to the movies with friends while on shakes and it was hard but I did it. Even post surgery it is not easy to go out to dinner with people at least early on.

And constipation is your enemy.. Both before and after surgery. I never had a problem with it before, but now oh my.

That all being said, things are still better. I have more energy. I don't sleep as long or feel as tired. And it's almost time to go shopping for a new outfit or two. Life isn't easy post surgery. But it is worth it. No buyers remorse yet! ????

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@@Tintin my poop issue was at the other end of the spectrum. I worked up to 6 capsules with each shake and it helped a bit. Good luck sorting out your bowls, definitely not an enjoyable aspect.

I also found having a shake on my way to dinner with people helped. As did having sf gum on hand. I met a friend for pho and orderd a bowl of broth at one point!

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It is soooo nice to be able to "bounce" ideas to that are going (or have gone) through the same thing. Thank you all for your suggestions.

I wish the Ottawa Hospital WMC had a social network that people could meet and exchange ideas, stories, etc...

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I agree tintin I've heard great things about the in person post op support group but I think it could potentially be beneficial to some pre op folks to be able to sit in and get advice.

Great job in creating our own micro group to do just that!

I for one am 'enjoying' the snow from my window at the hospital between my thrilling schedule of trying to pee and walking!

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It is nice to have other people to talk to that are going thru the same things we each are. And just because the WMC doesn't have much for a support system in person, doesn't mean we can't suggest or start one. ????

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@jmco when did you start taking the Vitamins post op? I wasn't able to get clear instructions from anyone at the hospital, in hospital I got them in liquid form. I assume it's ok to start taking my chewable Multivitamin and calciums....

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@kcadoret. I started my Vitamins as soon as I got home. They do give liquid in hospital. I couldn't find a liquid multivitamin. The Wellesse Calcium actually tastes decent though. I suggest a weekly pill box for vitamins and any medication.

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Thanks for the reply @@jcmo I do love those pill organizers especially with all of the ones we need to take now!

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This is day 6 of Optifast and I have already lost 8 pounds! What about you guys.....how much did you lose during the 3 weeks on Optifast?

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