Just getting started.

David Symons
on 4/2/14 12:25 am - Peterborough, Canada

Hi. I found your site a week ago. My doctor referred me to the registry March  17,2014. I will probably have a long road ahead of me,but I a leased  Ihave started.


on 4/2/14 2:01 am

Good luck in your journey!

    Referred September 2012, HHRH Orientation December 2012, Meet with surgeon January 2013, Meet with and testing with Dr Glazer May 2013, PATTS July 4, 2013 - 325lbs, Surgery HRRH August 1st, 2013 - 299lbs, second surgery late August 2nd to drain fluid, Discharged August 5th - 294lbs, reached 1/2 way to goal at 16 wks, MOM of three kids, married for 13 years :)



David Symons
on 4/3/14 1:10 am - Peterborough, Canada


on 4/2/14 2:48 am - Canada

Welcome! You will find this to be a great site for both the ups and the downs. We are all on the same road. The more preparation you can do ahead of time...the faster things may be. Good luck.


             RNY Surgery February 10th, 2014



David Symons
on 4/3/14 1:03 am - Peterborough, Canada

Thanks, David

on 4/2/14 6:59 am

It will go fast for you I am sure. Depending on your hospital for surgery, as it plays into how fast you go. I went through HRRH, I was referred Jan 25/13 and had surgery June 2/13. Of course you have to factor in how sick you are ie: co-morbidity. I had the 3 big ones diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension, my weight wasent extreme 225, and Im 5'4" . Almost to goal, I have 5 lbs more to go. All the best on your path, you will not regret it



David Symons
on 4/3/14 1:02 am - Peterborough, Canada

I am 5'10" and I weigh 349 pounds. I've had a long history of high cholesterol and hypertension. My blood sugar is 6.2. I am in the early stages of liver disease caused by a fatty liver. I am hoping with this health history I will qualify for the surgery. I suspect I will have my surgery in Toronto.

on 4/8/14 3:26 am - Canada

Hey there I am up in Elliot Lake my surgery is April 22nd.   I will be having it at St. Josephs Hospital in Toronto.  My surgeon is David Lindsay.  Good luck on your journey.  :-)  Val

on 4/2/14 7:41 am

Welcome to the site - this is a great place to come for information and support.  Best of luck to you - what centre are you out of?

David Symons
on 4/3/14 1:06 am - Peterborough, Canada

I live in Peterborough so I am an hour to half away from Toronto. I suspect my surgery site will either be Humber River or Toronto Western.