I had my first consult in November 2011, Today I got my call for my surgery and it's September 18, 2012. I had a few phsyc appts. and was cleared in June, I told Julie I was busy in July and August sounded good for surgery. I recently had another appt. with Dr. Beausoleil and he told me my surgery would be in September and it is. My process took in total 5 years. 4 years on a waiting list and this past year doing all of the steps to surgery. I'm so excited and a number of other feelings happening right now. Mostly good feelings......I feel like I'm about to embark on a new life, I hope that doesn't sound too cheesy. Anyway the all day session is so much info, I'm in the Miramichi. I don"t know how much I can offer as I have not had my surgery, but will be happy to offer my experiences as I go.