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I'm from Brampton too! There isn't a 4 year wait though, my first appt at Toronto Western was June 5th 2013 and my surgery day is May 28th. I have to say the wait was worth it, in those few months they prepare and educate you for the surgery and life after. The time went quickly and I feel prepared now :)

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Chatham , Ontario here

Waiting gor a meet & greet with the surgeon. Then a surgery date. To be done at Toronto Western Hospital . Started out Sept.2013 hope to have surgery within the next few months.

Good luck to everyone on your journey, be bleesd

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Drayton Valley, Alberta here. Sleeved in Red Deer on April 10, 2014. Couldn't be happier!

That's wonderful! How are you doing?

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That's wonderful! How are you doing?

I'm doing awesome. I'm still on a liquid diet. And I'm really missing eating meat. But I'm down 30 pounds and feel better than I have in years!

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Oh you'll be eating the things you love in no time, we just won't be able to eat much of it lol, 30 lbs is awesome! You must really feel a difference eh?

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Oh you'll be eating the things you love in no time, we just won't be able to eat much of it lol, 30 lbs is awesome! You must really feel a difference eh?

It's so weird. I still have about 85lbs to lose before I'm at a healthy weight, but I feel incredible. My clothes fit better, my face is so much slimmer already. I'm starting to look on the outside how I feel on the inside. I'm so happy.

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It's so weird. I still have about 85lbs to lose before I'm at a healthy weight, but I feel incredible. My clothes fit better, my face is so much slimmer already. I'm starting to look on the outside how I feel on the inside. I'm so happy.

That's so wonderful to hear! You deserve this feeling for doing this huge step for yourself, can you imagine the feeling when you do lose the 85lbs?! You go girl! :)

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That's so wonderful to hear! You deserve this feeling for doing this huge step for yourself, can you imagine the feeling when you do lose the 85lbs?! You go girl! :)

Thank you so much! How far along are you in your journey?

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Thank you so much! How far along are you in your journey?

My surgery day is May 28th :D

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My surgery day is May 28th :D

Good luck!! You'll feel amazing. When I was in the hospital after having mine, the man beside me was having revisions to his gastric bypass. He'd been having problems for a few weeks. After both our surgeries I asked him if he regretted having the surgery in the first place due to his problems. He said he hasn't had 1 regret and he would do it all over in a heartbeat. He was 70 pounds down and said he still felt healthier than he had in years. He was very uplifting for me. I had my 2 week check up today and my incisions are almost completely healed. I'm on to full fluids and mashed potatoes now. And it feels like a delightful treat.

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That's awesome! I hear so many stories so I'm nervous as to what to expect after surgery, wondering if I'm going to have high or low pain, am I going to tolerate the many changes omg, but I'm still going through with it lol. What revisions did this man have? My name is Maria :)

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Not a lot of Canadians on here. I am in Newfoundland. Will be having surgery June 10th in Costa Rica. I am at 39 BMI, and there is a five year wait here. I didn't want to wait that long and In the end may not get approved. So for $8500 US, the investment in my health and future are worth it.

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That's awesome! I hear so many stories so I'm nervous as to what to expect after surgery, wondering if I'm going to have high or low pain, am I going to tolerate the many changes omg, but I'm still going through with it lol. What revisions did this man have? My name is Maria :)

My name is Bre. He had a stricture. Where the scar tissue closes the opening in your stomach so anything he tried to eat just came right back up. But again, that was with the bypass. I haven't had any complications with my sleeve so far. And every day I feel better and better. Just a tip, when you start noticing your clothes are too big. Don't go buy a bunch of new clothes. Within a week or 2, those will be to big too. I've been living in $12 wal-mart pants and have gone from XXL to L in a month. It feels great. But it's hard on my wallet. Ha ha. Small price to pay I guess.

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Not a lot of Canadians on here. I am in Newfoundland. Will be having surgery June 10th in Costa Rica. I am at 39 BMI, and there is a five year wait here. I didn't want to wait that long and In the end may not get approved. So for $8500 US, the investment in my health and future are worth it.

I wish you all the best, it will be worth it :)

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