try not to let it get you down, Katie. When I got my referral, because of a shortage of surgeons, I was told it would be 10 months before I had the consult and probably 6 months min before surgery. That was 6 months ago, and I still don't have a consult.
rather than getting annoyed, I decided to focus on all the behaviours and habits I need to change & improve on before having surgery. No one comes to the OR without baggage, but I'm determined to lose as much of it as I can beforehand!
so in addition to taking the classes they will let me take before my consult, and continuing with my therapist, I'm coming here for encouragement and information and have joined a support group started by patients of my bariatric centre.
I'm reading all the "my surgery failed" posts to find common themes/actions so that I can try to beat them, or at least recognize them. I'm journalling my food and trying to increase my exercise. I'm valiantly trying to get over a lifetime of food dislikes to ensure I have the widest option of healthy food choices after surgery. I'm trying to lose weight, but very slowly, mostly just to develop mindfulness and journalling patterns. I'm planning my meals in advance so I don't make bad decisions out of hunger.