This is my first post in a very long time. I decided that I really missed the blog world. In the mean time, I have regained all of the weight lost by my Medifast diet. It took me awhile, but its back, which is likely the reason for no posts.
So, now what? I can't, can't, can't gain it back and lose it again. It just feels defeating. Actually, it is defeating. I have decided to have weight loss surgery and will have a gastric bypass in January. I am excited and frightened at the same time. It has not been an easy nor quick decision.
This past year has been spent preparing for the surgery. My first contact with my doctor was at the end of January. She placed a referral and they evaluated my conditions to determine if I would be accepted into the SEVERE OBESITY program. UGG! I was accepted. Don't think those words didn't hurt...
I am hopeful that by sharing my experience or the good and the bad, that I might be able to help someone else.
Here is process:
Ask PCP to refer to program and agree to follow up care post surgery. PCP had to document previous weight loss attempts which were medically supervised. PCP had to list co-morbidities.
This occurred in January 2014.
Accepted into program February 2014
In depth questionnaire February 2014
Group Orientation Meeting March 2014
Eight Week Nutrition Class June/July 2014
Group Class July 2014
One Hour Nutritionist August 2014
One Hour Social Worker August 2014
Sign Contract Commitment September 2014
Repeat Nutrition Apt September 2014
Bariatric Team Consult September 2014
Lab Tests September 2014
Ultrasound Gallbladder September 2014
Surgeon Consult October 2014
No surgery date set. Waiting for new year schedule to be created first week of November.