I can completely appreciate the curiosity in the process and wait times and everything like that, but the only "problem" with asking questions about wait times is that this program is so new that it seems that everyone is having different experiences in wait times.
There is no 'normal' established yet unfortunately.
For example, my experience has been:
- first referral/meeting with Dr. Pace in 2008, (surgeries were not being done at that point)
- second referral/meeting with Dr. Pace and the rest of the team June 2011, when surgeries were actually being booked.
- pre-op tests done in July 2011
- liquid diet trial Aug/Sept 2011
- surgery Sept 26, 2011
I was in hospital for 3 days, feeling tender for 1.5 weeks, off work for 3 weeks.
No food intolerance's (so far) and no nausea after the first week.
Everyone's journey is different. It has been harder for some, and easier for others. There is no one solid answer for anything.