Hello all. I am new here. I have not had surgery yet, however I am on the list at the Bariatric Clinic in Medicine Hat. I have been going there monthly. I have two or three appointments a month there with the various members of the team.
I have joined this form to get as much information as I can as I go through all of this. Also for support, because although I do have complete support from my family, they are not going through it. They can't completely understand.
Hi and Welcome, WitchEPoo!
As you can probably tell, the Alberta forum is a seldom used place. I've come accustomed to using the Ontario forum as its a hive of activity and they're a friendly bunch. The main boards are also a great resource but sometimes lacking in the Alberta/Canada specifics that are needed.
There are a few useful Facebook that might be worth checking out, The Bariatric Sisterhood (invite only), ABC - Adult Bariatric, Calgary (a secret group, so you'll need an actual invite from a member) and the Edmonton bariatric support group. All three will assist with more local knowledge. I particularly love the ABC group as a more helpful supportive group you won't find.
All that said, the people here are still fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable, but sometimes you just want that extra bit of local support.
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