Apr 10, 2010
Referring to Bariatric surgery. I never knew that my gp referred me to see a bariatric surgeon until I got the phone call from his office gving me my appt time which was yesterday. It has not been available in Manitoba but a new program that has just started will cover gastric by pass and laproscopic sleeve gastrectomy which is the procedure I am getting.
I've struggled for many years with obesity and have been in programs for weight loss before and I would lose but shortly there after I would gain back. I've eaten healthy and continue to do so but weight is still fluctuating and I can continue to gain and lose the same 20 pounds and stay frustrated and unhappy, or choose, like I did to take drastic measures. I am happy with my decision------I've weighed (no pun intended) my options over and over again for the last few years but up to this point I could not afford the surgery (again wasn't covered in Manitoba prior) but bothe surgeries that I mentioned above are now included in Manitoba Health and I will just have to pay for the dietician and the "Medi-Trim" that I must use 2 weeks prior to the surgery----and after for a few weeks of surgery. Lap Band is still not covered and cost $17 500.
I am going to start and continue to blog my journey...not sure if it will be on this site or not.....Dr A is the current dr for this procedure and either him or his partner Dr B (yes those are there last name initials) will perform it.
I thought it would be awhile but Dr A was saying surgery will be either in May or June...I am amazed again that my gp referred me but so glad he did. I was second on the list.
I know there will be people who don't approve but its not up to them to tell me how to live my life. I do welcome all opinions as you are entitled to them.
The love of my life is behind me all the way and he does admit that he is a bit nervous and so am I but feel confident that all will be well.
Starting at 274 so 104 pounds is what I should lose to be the 'ideal' weight but will be happy to be under 200 and I can't remember when the last time that was.