TWH not giving surgery dates right now

oneatatime
on 8/11/17 3:22 pm

Hi all,

I had my Meet the Surgeon today at TWH. It went really well, and they moved me forward for surgery. Except! They are so backlogged, they are not currently handing out surgery dates. Instead, I got a letter saying I will get a call in the next few weeks with a date when they work out a plan to clear the backlog.

I have asked to be put on a cancellation list, so who knows! I'm ever optimistic. :)

I just wanted to give a head's up to anyone with Meet the Surgeon appointments coming up at TWH about the backlog.

Wishing everyone best success.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

jobear27
on 8/11/17 3:24 pm

I have faith.. it will be in the few months..

gbears
on 8/11/17 3:39 pm

Best of luck! I am still waiting on my surgery date in Hamilton.

Lap Band - 07/08 - All fluid removed 07/12

Referral OBN 04/16, Orientation 09/16, Nutrition Workshop 4/7/17, Nurse 4/24/17, Psychologist 5/15/17, Dietician 5/24/17, Internist 6/13/17 Meet Dr. Hong/Consent 7/10/17 Excited and Nervous for things to be done right this time.

HW 4/17: 267

oneatatime
on 8/11/17 5:19 pm

Thanks! I hope you have a surgery date soon. Can't wait to hear. :)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Tanya C.
on 8/11/17 5:04 pm - Brampton , Canada

Fingers are crossed for you that you get a call sooner rather than later!

Orientation at TWH 06-29-2016 - Social worker 09-15-2016 - Nurse 10-12-2016 - Nutrition Class 11-09-2016 - Psychometry Assesment 01-09-2017 - Nutrition Assesment 01-19-2017 Meet the Surgeon - 04-21-2017- Preop & start of three week liquid diet - 08-22-2017- Surgery scheduled for 09/12/2017

oneatatime
on 8/11/17 5:20 pm

Thanks so much, Tanya!!! :)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

skinny_gigi
on 8/11/17 7:12 pm

Did they stop transferring to Guelph? Last time they had a huge backlog they let people choose to go to Guelph. I'm with tWH but had my surgery with Dr. Reed at Guelph...and he was awesome!

RNY March 1, 2017 with Dr. Reed.

M1 - 25

M2 - 13.7

M3 - 11.8

oneatatime
on 8/11/17 8:21 pm

They didn't say what their solution was, just that they were working on one.

I'll post when I know more. :)

Glad you were able to get the transfer. I hear that really reduced wait times for people back in that period of time!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

SisterWithit
on 8/14/17 12:39 pm - St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Great comment, Gigi!
AND, that was just 5 mths ago, to boot! :)
Good thinkin'!

NoirChat
on 8/12/17 2:21 am
RNY on 08/11/17

I had my meet the surgeon appointment today as well at TWH and was given the same letter and was advisd of the back log as well. I had anticipated that I would have my surgery by the end of the year and hopefully that is still the case as I am mentally prepared and the sooner the better. I will absolutely think positively and hope we both hear something soon.

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