Here is the Coles Notes version of what has been going on...
At my heaviest I was 360. I fluctuate around 340 right now.
Over the past three years I have been battling with my doctor to get a referral into a gastric surgery program... Up until this past spring, men were not covered by Manitoba Health and had to go out of province to get the surgery (either Red Deer or Edmonton). My Doctor would not even talk about it until this year, and finally on August 19, 2013, I was referred into the Manitoba Program.
Currently in a holding pattern until I hear back from Manitoba Health on my first consult with the specialist (Doctor Chris Andrew at the Victoria General).
While I would prefer the verticle sleeve, I suppose I will need to see what options are available.
Ideally I would like to be around 200-210 lbs.
Keep everyone posted. :)
Height: 6 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 379 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 251 lbs
Goal Weight: 210 lbs
Weight Lost: 128 lbs
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/19/2013
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a