Appointments and tests done - Waiting for surgeon call

on 3/6/18 5:35 pm

I'm really lucky that I got done everything this quickly. (I'm at St. Joseph's in Hamilton)

Applied for program: June 6, 2017

Letter for orientation: June 11, 2017

Orientation: October 2, 2017

Dietician orientation: December 15, 2017

Nurse and ecg test: January 16, 2018

Abdominal ultrasound: January 30

Dietician was booking for May 2018 but there was a cancellation so I had the dietician and social worker on February 5, 2018.

Endoscopy: February 16

Internal medicine: March 6

I'm only 20 (21 in july) and i don't smoke, drink, have sleep apnea, or other issues so things went fast. My nurse appointment was only 10 minutes long and my internist appointment was 5 minutes lol. I was told it would be a good idea to call my nurse and let her know that i've been cleared and have all my tests done so she can get me my surgeons' appointment. I'm praying I get that call soon ??

on 3/6/18 8:03 pm

Congrats!!!! So proud of you that you made the choice to do this so young. Fingers crossed you get your call soon.

Hw: 350. Referred January 16th 2018 to TWH. Orientation February 12th 2018.Social Worker February 28th 2018. Nurse March 12th 2018.Nutritionist Class March 12th 2018. Psychiatrist April 20th 2018. Dietician May 23rd 2018.


on 3/7/18 5:00 am


St. Joe's in Hamilton seems to be moving along at a record pace. All in all it's taken me almost a year and my last appointment (pre- op) is scheduled for Monday coming with surgery scheduled for March 17th. It took me 9 weeks to get an appointment with the surgeon. However if your schedule allows some flexibility, you can call the centre and ask if there are any cancellations.

Doing my happy dance for you

Orientation- May 2017, Pre nutrition class- Aug 2017, Blood work- Aug 2017. RPN meeting- Sept 2017. Dietician and Psychiatrist Dec 2017. Internist- Dec 2017. Meet the Surgeon Feb 20th 2018. VSG surgery march 17, 2018 with Dr. Gmora

on 3/8/18 9:26 am

Congrats ! Super exciting!

I'm right behind you. I have complete all my test. Meeting with the internest April 23.

HW: 375lb

CW: 292.5lb

Referral: July 16/17. Orientation: October 21/17. Group Nutrition Class: January 5/18. First Nurse apt: February 5/18. Blood-work: February 8/18. ECG: February 12/18. Nutritionist: February 27/18. Scope: March 2/18. Social Worker: March 6/18. Internist: April 23/18, Re-Scheduled to May 15/18. Meet The Surgeon: June 11/18