FB support page-new here

calgarychick
on 1/10/17 2:14 pm

Hi Im new here

I have been attending the Calgary Bariatric Clinic since the fall.  I have an appt with my nurse case manager the end of this month.  I will be set up with an appt with a surgeon, not sure how they decide which one etc.  If anyone knows please shed some light.  Also I have read there is a FB support page how do I find this I have looked but cant find.  

 

thanks much 

Chris

Tempestt
on 1/12/17 6:53 am
VSG on 09/07/16

Hello and welcome!

There are a few FB groups, start by searching this one, even though you're in Calgary: Edmonton Bariatric Support Group, the Bariatric Sisterhood is the other one, but it's a secret group and you have to be friends with someone who is in it to get approved.  I don't think you need a friend in the Edmonton group to get approved, but ask about the sisterhood, when you get into that one. I don't know if Calgary has one. 

 

 

Sleeve September 7, 2016

5' 3"; Highest Weight/Program Start Weight: 256.6 lbs.; Surgery Weight: 214.6 lbs. Goal Weight: 145

"A year from now you will wish you started today." - Karen Lamb

calgarychick
on 1/16/17 12:28 pm

Thanks I will try those

Pond Jumper
on 1/12/17 6:54 am - Calgary, Canada
VSG on 07/10/17

Hi Chris,

I am also attending the Calgary Bariatric Clinic since September, I have the surgery info class in early February and hopefully I'll be booked with a surgeon afterwards.

Watching this thread to also get the FB support page information.

Good luck on your journey!

Jane

Referral to CABSC: Aug 2016 (weight 267.4lbs) Orientation (Online): Sept 2016 Intake Assessment: Oct 2016 Nutritionist: Nov 2016 Psych: Dec 2016 Nutritionist: Jan 2017 Surgery Info Class: Feb 2017 Nurse Practitioner: Feb 2017 Meet the Surgeon: Mar 2017 (weight 225lbs) Surgery Prep Class: April 2017 Nurse Practitioner Check in: May 2017 (weight 221lbs) Endoscope: May17th 2017 Surgery: July 10th 2017

Pre-op: 52lbs; Post-op: M1: 14lbs, M2: 10lbs, M3: 5lbs, M4: 6lbs, M5: 2lbs (stall), M6: 4lbs, M7: 5lbs, M8:6lbs, M9:5lbs, M10:4lbs, M11:4lbs

Tempestt
on 1/14/17 9:30 pm
VSG on 09/07/16

I'm betting this site won't let me provide a link. Have you tried to search for the Edmonton Bariatric page on Facebook? You will need to send a request and watch your "other" messages folder to reply. 

Sleeve September 7, 2016

5' 3"; Highest Weight/Program Start Weight: 256.6 lbs.; Surgery Weight: 214.6 lbs. Goal Weight: 145

"A year from now you will wish you started today." - Karen Lamb

Jenn_1981
on 1/22/17 12:00 pm

Hi there,

i am having surgery in Edmonton and have doing my appointments in Grande Prairie. In my appointments they told me I would be taken by Dr.karmali. Didn't even have the option at my surgery consult. But I am happy he will be my surgeon as I did a little research on him. 

Tempestt
on 1/24/17 6:53 am
VSG on 09/07/16

I've heard great things about Dr. Karmali.  Did either of you find the FB groups?

Sleeve September 7, 2016

5' 3"; Highest Weight/Program Start Weight: 256.6 lbs.; Surgery Weight: 214.6 lbs. Goal Weight: 145

"A year from now you will wish you started today." - Karen Lamb

Pond Jumper
on 1/26/17 9:01 am - Calgary, Canada
VSG on 07/10/17

I'm now a member of the Edmonton group, but still not got on to the Sisterhood as yet.

 

 

Tempestt
on 1/27/17 3:35 pm
VSG on 09/07/16

Send me a friend request on FB, Tempestt Smith - I'm on the Edmonton group. 

Sleeve September 7, 2016

5' 3"; Highest Weight/Program Start Weight: 256.6 lbs.; Surgery Weight: 214.6 lbs. Goal Weight: 145

"A year from now you will wish you started today." - Karen Lamb

calgarychick
on 1/27/17 2:19 pm

yes I found both thanks for your help Tempestt.  

as an update I had my appt with my nurse caseworker today, and am scheduled for surgery intake Mar 3.  I had a choice of intake dates with 3 different Doctors so I am scheduled with Dr Debru.  Waiting time varies of course but after surgeons approval then pre surgery class and wait time is 4-6 ish but could be longer.  Im ok with this.  Also I was positive I had gained over Christmas but nope lost 5 lbs yay 

thanks for the support 

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