on 1/30/13 4:46 am - Moose Factory, Canada
YYaaaaayyyy!! for me ..got my orientation on February 19 & 20....huge step in the process!!! I'll miss my great grands birthday..but he gets to have his Jaban (Grandma) in his life much longer as I move forward to get healthy...I think I hear my poor old knees singing with delight at the prospect of carrying less of me!!!!
on 1/30/13 7:24 am - Moose Factory, Canada
I attend the Sudbury Bariatric center....the secretary that made my appt. said that they have put the orientation portion and the teaching about gastric bypass section together ...from what I understand it eliminates ppl in the north from having to travel so often to these appts. My daughter who's surgery is July 2013 had to attend an orientation and on Monday she does the teaching session by OTN...its about 3 hours long. But from now on they are combining the two. Hence the 2 dates/days! Hope this answers your question.
congrats! and good luck with your journey! :)
Referral:April 4th, 2012.Letter Received for Orientation:June 4th, 2012.Orientation: Sept. 24th, 2012. Blood Work: Dec 14th, 2012. Dietician: January 30th, 2013. ECG Done: January 30th, 2013 Gastroscopy: Feb. 5th, 2013. Social Worker: Feb. 8th, 2013(Canceled, due to snow storm). Abdominal Ultrasound: Feb. 12th, 2013. Surgeons Appt. Feb. 20th, 2013. Social Worker(Rescheduled): Feb. 25th, 2013. Internist: March 4th, 2013. Meet the Surgeon: March 12th, 2013.No Sleep Test Needed. Opti Started: July 16 - 30, 2013.Nutrition Class: July 18th, 2013. PATTS: July 19th, 2013 Surgery: August 2nd, 2013.
on 1/30/13 7:26 am - Moose Factory, Canada
Thanks for all the well wishes...its my 64th birthday today...so its my hope that this time next year.... before I get my first Old Age Pension cheque....I will be on the other side of healthy!!!
on 1/30/13 11:07 am - Canada
I have also gone through Sudbury, and this is the new two day process. It gives you orientation and all the classes in one shot. Then you have all your one on ones with pshyc, SW, NP, PT, DIET, ETC....Then after that all the disciplines meet decide if you are good to go, then next is meeting the Surgeon. Congrats on getting orientation, it's exciting to start the process! :)