Saturday, April 25, 2009

Today's Mail

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
I will post after each appointment and I will update as new appointments are scheduled.

3 comments:

catsoaw said...

I'm glad you got your wheel when you did - let it help you to focus and relax. All will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of things shall be well!

Diana Young, RD, LD, CDE said...

I would be interested to know whether you have tried medifast or not.

Amanda Ann said...

That is great that you have so many of the appointments scheduled already!