I went for a consult with Dr. Allan MacDonald (Halifax) in April 2005 (after an 18 mos wait just to get that). I was interested in the lapband and found out that it wasn't available / covered in the maritimes yet. I wasn't interested in the gastric bypass as I thought that was too extreme for my liking. He went over the options available (limited) and told me to get back to him if I was interested. I called back a few months later and asked to be put on the list as I knew it was at least a 2 year wait time and I'd see where I was weight-wise at that time.
Fast forward 7 years and in that time I've tried a 2 year weight loss study sponsored by Pfizer (lost 70 lbs and regained 3/4), hypnosis for 6 weeks with no weight loss, WW twice, Herbal Magic ($$) for which I lost some weight but again, gained it back. Looking at my old follow-up from that 2005 consultation and I'm only a few pounds lighter. This prompted me to explore surgery options and came across this forum. I'm interested in getting 'sleeved' and have made an appointment with my doctor to get a new referral, as the QEII states that anyone consulted / referred 2008 should get re-referred.
My question after that long spiel is, do you think my past consultation will be taken into consideration for wait times or will I have to start all over again. I'm concerned that Dr. MacDonald's assistant never actually put me on the list.
I'm in relatively good health but the consultation shows that I've been exploring this for a long time and explains my history. Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this, I'm enjoying reading about everyone's journey's and surgery successes. If I have to start all over, and after reading all the positive experiences, I'll be Mexico-bound within the next year or two.