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Hey Guys,

Where any of you required to have a fitness evaluation prior to Surgery? I'm have at my surgeons office this morning waiting for my evaluation appointment. Just not sure if this is common or not.

No matter what I still have to get it done.

I'll let you know what it entailed.

Discipline isn't a war to be won, but rather a battle to be fought daily.

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Prior to surgery, generally everyone goes through almost a day of pre-op testing. This testing is to determine if there are any pre-existing conditions that might prevent the surgery from being successful. If any are uncovered, these conditions are treated prior to surgery.

There was one person in our bariatric support group meeting who was scheduled for surgery. He had gone through his pre-op testing. He received a call from his surgeon to report to the hospital immediately. The testing uncovered that his heart was almost completely plugged and he was about to have a heart attack. So instead of the bariatric surgery, he had open heart surgery.

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2 hours ago, James Marusek said:

Prior to surgery, generally everyone goes through almost a day of pre-op testing. This testing is to determine if there are any pre-existing conditions that might prevent the surgery from being successful. If any are uncovered, these conditions are treated prior to surgery.

I've had some testing and the psych eval, I went for the fitness eval today, took an hour, basically they took my weight measurements, BP, had me walk on a treadmill for 9 minutes and asked me how I plan on working out after surgery.

I go at the end of the month for 1 day to take 4 appointments, thankfully at the same location. I'll be having a Bone Density Scan, a visit with my surgeon, a group meeting to talk about how to handle things psychologically after surgery and another quick nutrition refresher. Kinda sucks that I have to burn a vacation day for it but its for the best in the long run.

My surgery is scheduled for 4/16 and my surgeon asked how long I would like to be out. As a wise-ass comment I said 6-8 weeks and he said, "OK, no problem" I said I was joking and he said he wasn't. He explained that if can take the time off to heal and get the post surgery diet to a point that I'm comfortable with it and start making exercise a consistent part of my new life I would be more successful in the long run.

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I was required to have a fitness eval. It was walking a few minutes on a treadmill to measure exertion, walking up and down a hall and finally, sitting/standing from a chair 10 times. My practice was really looking for a baseline to compare what you could do after surgery at your 6 month mark.

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