Frustrated

Suzybypass123
on 11/10/17 8:54 am

I'm so frustrated, it's been 2 weeks since my sergeon appt and still no call with a surgery date! I know I should be patient but it's so hard when your so close!

gbears
on 11/10/17 11:16 am

Oh believe me, I feel your pain! I actually took to calling everyday and eventually went to writing a letter to patient relations. Are you in Hamilton? Did they give you an approximate timeline? They are likely booking into January now. In Hamilton they won't have the surgery times until about December 15th. All I can say is call. Doesn't hurt anyone but can hopefully give you some answers.

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

Suzybypass123
on 11/10/17 12:29 pm

I'm in Toronto at TWH, they told me I would be contacted within a couple of weeks. I called last week and asked and they told me no dates have been released yet! I dont know if I should keep calling or not, I don't want to **** them off. Lol

gbears
on 11/10/17 5:27 pm

Just keep calling! Don't worry about annoying them.

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

RoundPenny
on 11/10/17 3:26 pm

And you take you phone with you everywhere and you are afraid you will miss that call. I know, I was there just a week and a half ago.

Then the call finally came. Now I have been on Optifast a week tomorrow with a week and a half to go.

You will get there! The phone will ring. I just feels like forever when you are ready to move on.

Hang in there

Penny

www.pluckypenny.com

Start Weight, January 2016 - 325 lbs

Start of OptiFast, November 4th 2017 - 316 lbs

Surgery Weight, November 22nd 2017 -

Goal - 150 lbs Highest Weight 2011 - 388 lbs

oneatatime
on 11/11/17 4:23 am, edited 11/10/17 8:24 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

Hi Suzy,

I know this is a frustrating time. I had the same thing happen when I met the surgeon.

Are you looking to have surgery right away, or in the new year? If right away, did you speak with Sharon, the surgical nurse about getting on a cancellation list?

If your schedule is flexible and that?s and option, let me know... I can help you. :)

Hang in there!

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

Opti -10 M1 -25.5 M2 -10

Suzybypass123
on 11/11/17 6:23 am

Hi, I was hoping for this year to have the surgery. My husband even saved his holidays hoping I would have it this year but doesn't look like it's going to happen. I did talk to Sharon and she said there is no cancellation list as of last week! I will keep calling next week and hopefully something will happen.

Thank you for your support and help.

RosieBelly
on 11/11/17 4:42 pm

Hey Suzy - don't despair just yet! I know each hospital is different but I was told in Ottawa that the surgical dates and times comes out in batches and then they fill the dates. Sometimes they get dates before they expect them so just make sure everyone who can schedule you knows that you are good to go!

referred Jan 2016 intake May 2016 sleep study June 2016 nutrition and social work July 2016 left programme returned June 2017 final pre-sx class Oct 2017 surgeon appt Oct 2017

upcoming RNY surgery Nov 23/17 HW 232 lbs Pre Opti W 221 lbs BMI 45 OptiFast start Nov 4/17 SW

Suzybypass123
on 11/11/17 7:15 pm

Thank you, I'll keep my fingers crossed ?

oneatatime
on 11/11/17 5:01 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

What? No cancellation list??? That's bananas.

I would email her anyways. I would thank her for meeting you and let her know you are available on extremely short notice and would be willing to do your pre-op right away if that's helpful; that you know it will expire in three months and you're ok doing it again if you need to. But you're highly motivated and appreciate all her assistance, if there's anything she can do to help.

Just try try try!! Sharon is your best bet at this point, IMHO.

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

Opti -10 M1 -25.5 M2 -10

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