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Selected through the Weight Management program through AHS in Calgary and my surgery date is June 27th!!! So excited and a tiny bit nervous. Having my 'last supper' this evening and start the two week pre-op diet tomorrow. Guess I'll lose a few more pounds before the 27th.......lol.

Any words of advice or inspirational words to make it through the next two weeks would be great. :unsure:

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Just 2 words. STAY COMMITED

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Selected through the Weight Management program through AHS in Calgary and my surgery date is June 27th!!! So excited and a tiny bit nervous. Having my 'last supper' this evening and start the two week pre-op diet tomorrow. Guess I'll lose a few more pounds before the 27th.......lol.

Any words of advice or inspirational words to make it through the next two weeks would be great. :unsure:

Congrats! I tried for years through AHS / former CHR and was never chosen. I've decided to take matters into my own hands but I know how hard it is to get approved so I am super happy for you. Also, we have the same band date! I'm due June 27 but having the procedure in Ontario. :) Band Buddies?

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Hi Christine,

I know I definitely got lucky! They had a change to funding, and then it changed and changed again but I managed to hang on :). Do you have to do a strict pre-op diet for two weeks? I'm a bit worried about that but short term pain for long term pain.......

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I'm on a 3 week (high BMI) 3 shakes a day + green veggies diet. Its called SlimTime. So I've completed one week almost , 2 more weeks to go.

Dr.Mitchell is your surgeon?

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Dr Mitchell is one of the three surgeons with the program - I met him at one of the classes. But my surgeon is Dr Debrui - really nice man. The third fellow is a Dr Church. All the surgeries are out of the PLC. They are doing some gastric sleeves too this go round for some of the patients. Dr Mitchell also operates through Surgical Weight Loss Centres in Vancouver privately. Not sure if the other two are affiliated with any private clinics elsewhere.

The presurgical diet we have to do is Ensure HP (4/day) and no fat/no carb veggies - like onions, broccoli, lettuce, etc. At least I can still have coffee......lol

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Yes the SWLC here is connected to the one in Mississauga, ON. That's who I am going through with Dr.Cobourn. Dr.Mitchells office will be in charge of my follow-up and fills afterwards.

Our pre-ops are very similar. I am very glad we get coffee! I have a 7 month old baby and I need to be able to function!

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