Update for surgery date

Yoyo4life
on 11/24/13 6:14 am - Brampton, Canada
RNY on 01/08/14

Hey all this is for anyone who has not met with the surgeon out of TWH yet for there surgeons appointment to get a surgery date and their opti...i met with Dr. Cyriac on friday and my surgery date is all the way in March...just a FYI

Sooooo a very long time from now...well for me at least

    

Referral sent: Aug/30/2013 Orientation: September/24/2013 Nurse Appointment: September/30/2013 Social worker Appointment: October/7/2013 Psychologist Appointment:Oct/11/13 Dietician Appointment:Oct/21/13 Nutrition Class: Oct/29/2013 Surgeons Appointment: Nov/22/2013 PATTS: December/13/2013 Surgery date: January/08/2014

    
gwynnkitty
on 11/24/13 6:54 am - North York, Canada

That means you'll only be 7 months from start to finish - I don't think that's a long time at all.

Believe me when I tell you this: USE THIS TIME. Take advantage of it. You'll thank yourself later.

Referral to Surgeon: February 12, 2013 Appointment with Surgeon: April 24, 2013 Endoscopy: April 30, 2013 Referral sent to Bariatric Registry: May 2, 2013 Orientation Appointment: May 27, 2013 Dr Klein Appointment: June 6, 2013 Second Upper GI Series: June 11 Dr Glazer: August 12, 2013 RN/RD/SW: August 29. 2013 Follow-up With Dr Klein: September 23, 2013 Start Opti: October 23, 2013 Surgery Date: November 14, 2013 

      

Leanne1
on 11/24/13 8:13 am - Newmarket, Canada

AAAAAAgreed!

7months is an awesome timeline!!

BELOW GOAL        Happily maintaining 4.5 years out!!   Life is GREAT!!!  Had my plastic surgery! 

 

Kimmiekat
on 11/24/13 10:42 am

It's not long at all. My orientation was in April and I don't have my surgeons appointment till Dec 6. Considering the wait times in other areas and provinces, I'm very impressed with TWH and the whole Bariatric program. kiss

newpossibilities
on 11/24/13 1:01 pm - Oakville, Canada
RNY on 11/19/13

I was the same way.  I seemed to fly through the initial process in only a couple of months.  I met with Dr Aarts (same hospital as Dr Cyriac) at the beginning of July and just had surgery last week (Nov 19th).  It was a long wait but it did do me some good to sit back and take it all in since the initial process had been very fast. 

The bad part of that is the wait was so long I did forget a lot of what had been talked about at the beginning.  My husband is also considering surgery and I went with him to Orientation the week before my surgery which worked out great so I could ask a few last minute questions.  Also, TWH had changed some of their guidelines between my orientation (April) and my husband's (November) so that was good information to have.

 

    

Referral Mar 1, 2013 Orientation Apr 17, NP May 2, SW May 6, Nut May 6, Dietitian June 6, Psych June 18, meet surgeon July 5, PATTS Oct 8, Surgery Nov 19th

 

    
Katie M.
on 11/24/13 1:20 pm - Georgetown, Canada
RNY on 10/18/13

Everyone's right, seven months is pretty good. And maybe less time than the average? There were a batch of people who got through HRRH and TWH really fast this summer/fall (myself being one of them) but I think we were the anomaly, not the norm. And I know of at least two people who got through in about 4 months who are having serious issues with not following the rules now, lots of time in hospital, and I really believe it because they didn't have enough time to really process the changes and commit themselves to doing things by the book. Take this wait and use it to your advantage, start practicing the eating habits you'll need for after surgery. I know it's frustrating when you just want to get the surgery over with so you can start losing weight - even with my speed racing through the process I was still crazy impatient. But it really is a long game! :)

Referral May 2013 / orientation at TWH June 27 / nurse practitioner July 3 / social worker August 19 / nutrition class August 26 / nutritionist August 30 / psychologist September 3 / meet surgeon (Dr. Penner) September 20 / PATTS October 10 / Surgery October 18 2013!  

    

    
Patm
on 11/25/13 4:08 am - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 01/20/12

If you wish to be on the surgery list send me your date.

  

 

 

 

Zizzler
on 11/25/13 8:54 am

The waiting is sooo annoying but what can you do? Try to keep busy by researching and preparing for your surgery.  I think 7 months is faster than most so keep that in mind.  Glad to hear you are moving along so nicely :0)

Highest: 320, Surgery: 255 (Aug/14), Lowest: 132, Current: 167, Goal: 155

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard

Yoyo4life
on 11/26/13 5:56 am - Brampton, Canada
RNY on 01/08/14

Surgery date is march 12

    

Referral sent: Aug/30/2013 Orientation: September/24/2013 Nurse Appointment: September/30/2013 Social worker Appointment: October/7/2013 Psychologist Appointment:Oct/11/13 Dietician Appointment:Oct/21/13 Nutrition Class: Oct/29/2013 Surgeons Appointment: Nov/22/2013 PATTS: December/13/2013 Surgery date: January/08/2014

    
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