Surgeon appointment

on 1/2/18 11:58 am
RNY on 02/26/18

I got a call today for the appointment I have been waiting for to meet with the surgeon, Dr. Grantcharov. Very excited! Happy to know who I have been assigned to at least, and the date. Meeting him next Tuesday, January 9th and my meeting with the anesthesiologist is scheduled for February 5th. Sounds like I should know my surgery date soon!

I am going back and forth between being very excited and somewhat worried - I assume it is normal at this point. Keep telling myself that my fears of dying in surgery need to be weighed against fear of dying from remaining the same. Looking forward to the appointment and getting some questions answered though!

on 1/2/18 12:03 pm - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

Congrats! this is truly an exciting time. Good luck with your next couple of appointments.

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 125 CW 124.6

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1 - 20.6... M2 -10.2... M3 -8.0... M4 -5.8... M5 -9.0... M6 -5.2... M7 -7.0... M8 -2.2... M9 -0.9... M10 -2.6... M11-0.6... M12-2.0

on 1/3/18 6:37 pm
RNY on 02/26/18

It is! I keep thinking about all the good parts and trying to prepare myself for the bad. The good far outweigh the others, so looking forward to getting to surgery.

on 1/2/18 12:12 pm

Super normal, my surgery was so easy(not everyone's experience, I know) that I could not believe I even hesitated! Stitch, that fear of death from morbid obesity or from surgery is good and healthy, hold on to it.

referred Jan 2016 intake May 2016 left programme returned June 2017 final pre-sx class Oct 2017 surgeon appt Oct 2017

Opti Wt Nov 4/17 226 lbs BMI 45 Sx Wt 212 lbs RNY surgery Nov 23/17 M1 -18 M2-9 M3-10 M4-8 M5-6 M6-7 M7-6 M8-3 M9-1(so far)

current BMI 27.2 (PS that's overweight, not obese and not morbidly obese!) Strong is the new pretty!

on 1/3/18 6:32 pm
RNY on 02/26/18

Thank you! Was starting to get wrapped up in the fear and why I couldn't just move on but realize you are right it's probably a very healthy thing to have.

on 1/2/18 12:30 pm

I'm 6 days away from surgery and I am also feeling very excited, but also scared. All my doctors have told me I am very healthy (aside from my weight) and that I should have nothing to worry about. People can tell me all they want that I'll be fine, but I'll still be worrying all the way to the OR. Lol.

Think of it this're taking a risk going into surgery..but you're taking an even BIGGER risk not having this surgery in the long run.

Good luck. You will be fine and we are all here for you!

Referral: June 2017
RNY with Dr. Neville in Ottawa: January 8th, 2018

on 1/3/18 6:35 pm
RNY on 02/26/18

Yayy...only a few more days. Almost there. I guess it's super normal for us all to be worried about this. And the long run is what we are shooting for eh? Thanks for the reply!

on 1/3/18 6:06 am
RNY on 09/01/17

Congratulations!!! You're getting super close. It's an exciting time. :)

The fear is normal. Hopefully the surgeon will alleviate your concerns.

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

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10 / M6 -5.5 / M7 -9.5 / M8 -13.5 / M9 -0.5 / M10 -2.5 / M11 -2.5 / M12 +2 / M13 -5.5

Century Club and Onederland in month 7!!

on 1/3/18 6:38 pm
RNY on 02/26/18

Thank you. People have said he does a good job of answering questions so that's nice.

on 1/3/18 7:52 am

Congratulations! I remember how excited and anxious I felt last year at this time. You're going to have a wonderful year ahead of you!

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017


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