I had a nice surprise in the mail today. An envelope from the SWLP (surgical weight loss program) letting me know about appointments that they have set up for me to see a dietitian, a nutritionist, and a physical therapist. These appointments are prerequisites to get my surgery. If these professionals don't pass me on in the program, then I don't get to have the surgery.
Yesterday, I also received a phone call to set up a consult about a sleep study. They will decide if I need to have the study done to see if I have sleep apnea. I was told that they would be sending out a questionnaire and information to me and that packet of paper work arrived today as well.
I am very surprised at how quickly things are moving along once they got started. I know that I was told to expect this pre-op process to take between 6 to 9 months to complete. I am trying to keep that in mind, so I don't hope for this to go faster than it really will.
My appointments so far, are scheduled as follows:
- May 11th @ 2:30pm- Sleep Study Consult
- May 13th @ 10:00am- Nutrition Class
- May 15th @ 9:15am- PCP
- June 5th @ 2:00pm- Physical Therapist
- June 5th @ 3:00pm- Dietitian