C'mon Hoosiers! I know there are more people than myself involved in preparing for or having had WLS!!
I know Indiana is a pretty boring place but speak up please.
I would love to find a weight loss buddy.
I am PRE-OP RnY. Still no date for surgery. Kinda failed my psych evaluation in that I have to attend support classes and have my mental health therapist send a letter of my progress to the surgeon's nurse. I guess that stemmed from me "going it alone"... in other words... I don't have much if any support system in place. So, I guess my surgery won't be scheduled until yet MORE hoops are jumped through. I started this process in August 2015. Who knows how long it will be yet before I get a surgery date.
Let's hear your story.
I have my consult 6-16 I pray it doesn't take that long til surgery
Have you had surgery yet
Nope and no idea if/when I will. Still trying to get information on that from the head of the Bariatrics program at St. Vincent Carmel. He hasn't returned any phone calls.
In the meantime, I signed up for an online support group so I can attend two per month instead of one. I also joined a walking club and will be purchasing a membership at my local YMCA to use the pool, weight room and take water aerobics classes.
I am tentatively planning to attend the cooking class at St. Vincent's Carmel when it comes up next (it's quarterly).
I see my therapist every two weeks for mental health counseling.
I truly don't understand what else I can do to satisfy the Bariatric Center so they will move ahead and schedule my surgery.
Woe sounds like you are doing everything right
Im here! Hoosiers unite! I have a scheduled date and couldn't be happier with my choice! Good luck to all on their WLS journey. I have been in the process since Feb 2016 (although I looked into it a few years ago) my insurance required that I have 6 months of supervised weight loss, while I was not exited for the initial wait, I feel this has really been beneficial in preparing me mentally for this journey. Please dont get discouraged if your surgery isnt immediate. From what I can tell it helps in the long run!
I haven't been on here in a while but I'm done with my 6 month dietitian classes and did my follow-up this past Monday. They suppose to submit on that day too. So, I'm waiting and if approved, i will be waiting even more because that's how it is at community north hospital ?