So I'm sitting here waiting for my next appointments with the dietician and social worker with the Hamilton group. Those appointments arent for another 2 months. Im so excited that time seems to be at a stand still. I called for cancellations and none so far. But I will keep trying. I hate waiting!
Thats my bit for today ?
Orientation- May 2017, Pre nutrition class- Aug 2017, Blood work- Aug 2017. RPN meeting- Sept 2017. Dietician and Psychiatrist Dec 2017. Internist- Dec 2017. Meet the Surgeon Feb 20th 2018. Surgery march 17 with Dr. Gmora
Ref to Sudbury July 4/17 Sleep study July 29/17 Orientation Sept 13/17 1on1's Feb 2/18 OTN Feb 27/18 Pre op March 13/18 Surgery March 22/2018 St. Michael's w Dr. Grantcharov Opti start date March 1/2018 for 3 weeks
I had my orientation in July 2016 and did not have any appointments until March 31, 2017. It's a long wait up until that point but once you get appointments then things get moving. Hope this helps.
Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti
Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222
PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6 - 7lbs
I had my first appointment Nov 30th of last year. Surgery was yesterday. I know it seems like it so long, but it's not. Everything you'll experience in the next year is going to set you up for success. Slow is best. It'll be here in a blink of an eye. :)
I am at a different stage but still waiting as well. It is hard when you are ready for the next stage of your life.
You can call and see if you can get those appointments moved up. Just call once a week and see if there are any cancellations. Even if you don't get a cancellation it helps pass the time since you have something to do every week.
Also, take the time now to really focus on changing your eating habits. The more you are incorporating the changes the better your Dietician appointment will go.
Good luck and it is worth the wait!
Lap Band - 07/08 (not filled long) Referral OBN 04/16, Orientation 09/16, Nutrition Workshop 4/7/17, Nurse 4/24/17, Psych 5/15/17, Dietician 5/24/17, Internist 6/13/17 Consent 7/10/17 Surgery 9/29/2017
HW 4/17: 267 Opti Start 9/16/17: 254 Surgery 9/29: 240.8 M1:-18 M2:-14 M3:-9 M4:-5 M5:-6
Waiting is the worst! And I hated being told to be patient. Instead of being patient I reccommend trying to make changes and loae as much weight as you can.
While you are bigger you lose weight more rapidly - you will thank yourself later, when you get close to your goal!
Referral - 05/16, Orientation @ HRH - 19/08/16, Surgeon - 06/04/17, NUT/SW/RN - 26/6/17 VSG - 11/10/17 Pre-Op - 27 lbs M1: 22 lbs M2: 14 lbs M3: 11 lbs M4: 13 lbs M5: 9 lbs