Hello! and welcome to the Bariatric Em blog site. My name is Emily and I am a 32 year old east coast woman currently living and working in Toronto, ON. I work in healthcare and I am so proud of my nursing career!

On February 10th, 2021 my life changed forever when I underwent a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. In preparing for my own surgery, I drew a lot of inspiration from others in the bariatric community through their social media accounts. While the community is AMAZING there is also not a HUGE amount of peer information out there for those going through this life changing process.

With lots of support from my family, (more on that later), I decided to start an instagram page to share my experience with bariatric surgery and to hopefully support/inspire others!

In just 2 short weeks I realized I wanted more space, more of a platform to write about my experiences – beyond the instagram posts and stories. This is how Bariatric Em blog was born!

I will continue to post on Instagram but I will also be expanding on ideas, recipes, my life in general and other things that inspire me in this blog.

So please, join me on this journey, share, comment and interact if there is something I can elaborate on or if you want to show support or need support.

Thank you and happy reading!!

Em

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