Well I finally had an appt. with my endocrinologist about 1-2 weeks ago and brought up bariatric surgery and it's a GO! They will refer me into the program in BC.
So glad, but now so scared.
Reading posts here and a great group on FB (hope it's OK to share this - I found it very useful - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1744254175891432/) so reading about peoples success and challenges pre and post-op so I'm better prepared.
My family (wife & son) know, but not telling a lot of other people. My son said "I'm glad it's like a year or two away so I can lose weight, otherwise you'll be smaller than me!" - LOL.
So trying to get information on waiting times, and found this:
So am I missing something? Doctors told me 1-2 year wait and depending on co-morbidities they can sometimes get people in quicker...
My wait time was 18 months. At the time it was frustrating. Now I think that it was important to get my head in the game and research here. When it came time for surgery, I knew what pitfalls to expect, how to avoid some, and it gave me a sense of calm.
CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.
Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.
Looking at it, I think the wait time is important as well - give you (and them) time to assess and ensure you're doing it for all the right reasons.
I know I'm ready for it, as I'm tired of being "that (fat) guy" all the time and can visualize myself at my ideal weight (around 160-180lbs -- been visualizing that for 15+ years LOL).
I'm reading your old thread - did you get your surgery yet? I went to Richmond and was 3 1/2 years from referral to orientation, then 4 months after orientation to surgery. I had my sleeve done March 29, 2019