- HEALTH TRACKER
What? The two-week optifast diet doesn't include 2 cups of veggies per day like the medi-trim did?
We were notified by mail a week and a half prior to the info session. Following the session and throughout the day all the women at the session had a one-on-one consult with their surgeon. I do believe most in attendance at last Friday's session were referred in January.
So at 8 a.m. this morning I attended the bariatric surgery information session at St. Boniface hospital. This is something new, the first session was held last week. According to Dr. Vergis, it's a time saver as he along with the other surgeons don't have to repeat themselves 20 times a day giving out the same information. Makes sense to me. I was a little surprised at the amount of women there, there had to be at least 20 of us squeezed into a conference room. Dr. Vergis did a excellent job explaining everything with the help of a power-point presentation. Drs. Andrew and Hardy were also in attendance. It started promptly at 8 a.m. sharp and lasted about 50 minutes.
All of us had appointments scheduled throughout the day to meet one-on-one with our surgeon. My meeting with Dr. Vergis was short but thorough. He went over my medical history, looked at my belly and informed me I was an ideal candidate. Andrea measured my height and weight. I've gained 10 pounds since being refered in December. I actually thought I had gained more. Dr. Vergis wants me to lose it in the next 2 months.
As for dates. The nutritionist is booked until the end of November. I have to wait for a December appointment. Andrea told me I'm probably looking at April 2012 for a surgery date. That sucks!
Medi-trim is out, Optifast is in. If Optifast does make protein bars they're no longer an option, only shakes. It's also less expensive, approx. $50 less. I asked Dr. Vergis why the change, and he stated Optifast is the more popular bariatric pre-surgery diet in Canada.
Whoohooo!!!! The anticipation was killing me so I broke down and gave Andrea a call this morning. She said she mailed my letter yesterday and I too have an appointment on September 9th!!
I'm so happy!!!!