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First Post to this Forum

Chris_H
on 4/11/12 5:29 pm
Hi Everyone!

I'm Chris (woman) and I've been reading this very informative and caring forum for the last few months.  I guess I took a long time to post because I didn't really believe that I would come this far and would be eligible for the surgery.  I didn't want to jinx myself!  But, I had my surgical class in Windsor on April 5 and was told my file would be sent to Toronto Western hospital.  The nurse said I should get a call from them in about a month.  I hope so!  Once you've made the decision to have WLS, it's so hard to wait for it!
JJ_
on 4/11/12 5:52 pm
 Welcome Chris.  Yes the wait seems long, but it is worth it!

 Judy
ToNewBeginnings
on 4/11/12 5:57 pm
Welcome Chris!I'm Yvonne.

This is a great place to be. Keep posting!

    

smiley_k
on 4/11/12 6:05 pm
 Welcome Chris! Hopefully you won't have to wait too long!
Katie  ♥     
  
      
Diminishing Dawn
on 4/11/12 6:07 pm - Windsor, Canada
 Welcome ! Lots of nice people here:-).  This is a great place to read, learn and make friends.

Dawn

8+ Years Post Op RNY.  Read about my first year here or My LongTimer blog.  Tummy Tuck with Dr. Matic in October 2014 -Ohip funded panni   Ask me about the Windsor WLS Support Group****     I love to answer questions!

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children... to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." *~Ralph Waldo Emerson~*

Heathergetbetter
on 4/11/12 7:24 pm - Trenton, ON, Canada
RNY on 05/02/12
Hi and Welcome.  The waiting is so hard, but it gives us time to force the healthy changes into our lives and to wrap our heads around these changes and more. I hope the time flies by for you.
Dr Ref: Sept 9th '10, Dr. Follow up (file lost in bulk transfer) Aug '11Pre-surg Asmt Ottawa: Dec 9th '11File Transf to HRH -another bulk transf Bypass class: Feb 2 '12 Surgeon Consult: Feb 8 '12    Dietician: Feb 8 '12   Soc Wrkr: Feb 8 '12 Nurse: Feb 8 '12 Internist: Mar 9 '12  Surgeon: Apr 4 '12 Opti:Apr 18 '12 SURGERY: May 2 '12    
Hanneli xoxo
on 4/11/12 7:30 pm - Sudbury, Canada
RNY on 10/30/12
Hi and welcome!

http://i.imgur.com/Cj0pYP9.jpg

jennlea
on 4/11/12 8:10 pm - Meaford, Canada
RNY on 12/06/12
 Hi Chris!  Welcome!  The wait is very hard but I find reading this forum helps a lot.  

Jenn

Referral to Guelph: 3-May-11    Orientation: 22-Mar-12     Nurse & Dietitian: 30-Apr-12     Sleep Study: 2-May-12                 Social Worker: 9-May-12       Upper GI: 14-May-12      Ultrasound: 17-May-12         N, D, SW (2nd. appt.): 4-Jul-12          Post Op. Class: 9-Sept-12    Surgeon: 24-Oct-12      Optifast: 22-Nov-12    PAT: 30-Nov-12      Surgery: 6-Dec-12 

cheeky_monkey
on 4/11/12 8:33 pm - Ottawa ON, Canada
Welcome aboard!
Referral:  April 2011 <> OrientationOttawa July 15, 2011  <> Nurse:  April 16, 2012 <> Abdominal Ultrasound:  May 2, 2012 <> Behaviourist/Dietitian:  May 8, 2012 <> Education Class: July 11, 2012 <> Meet the Surgeon: July 31, 2012 <> Surgery Date: August 27, 2012

                
stephanie2011
on 4/11/12 8:57 pm - toronto, Canada
Welcome  to  the board.  It is a great place to meet people and find out more about the surgery and new lifestyle.  Do you mind if we just call you  Chris? 

Steph
Referral: Aug 3, 2010       Info Session: Dec 12, 2011   
Nurse Appt: Jan 30, 2012    Diet/Nut Appt: Feb 8, 2012
Surgery Class: Jan 24, 2012
Meet Surgeon: Feb 8,2012    Start Optifast: April 24, 2012
Surgery Date: May 8, 2012
           
Monica M.
on 4/12/12 3:30 am - Penetanguishene, Canada
You're hilarious, Steph!
        
Monica M.
on 4/12/12 3:30 am - Penetanguishene, Canada
Welcome to the forum, Chris, glad to have you here. It is hard to believe, i know the feeling. Patience is a virtue. Now is the time to make small changes that will stick with you after surgery. Please feel free to ask anything. Hugs.

Monica
        
Joyce J.
on 4/12/12 5:38 am - Scarborough, Canada
Hi Chris

Welcome to the forum

This is a great place for support, encouragement and friendships(and that odd kick in the butt when we need it)

Waiting is the worst but as others have said it is so worth it. Keep posting, be sure and ask questions. We will do our best to answer them

Take care

Joyce----Today is the first day of the rest of your life

 

Beverleymcl
on 4/12/12 6:39 am - Canada
congrats and welcome!


Kingston Ontario WLS Support group  http://www.obesityhelp.com/group/KOWLSS/ if you are interested in reading more about my Kingston Bariatric RATC experience.

referral: 03/03/12 ~~  info session: 04/11/12~~Appoint w NP: 04/25/12 ~~ Blood Work: 04/26/12 ~~ Appoint w Dietitain: 04/30/12~~ Appoint w Social Worker: 05/01/12 ~~ Abominal Ultrasound: ????~~Sleep Test ??? ~~ Dr D Hong: ???
Sleep Test: