Well ladies, it's not long now. On Tuesday (Nov 8th) I have my intake appointment with the clinic! It will be a full day adventure where they are packing all of the appointments into one. I will have a group meeting where they give info on the surgeries, will see the dietitian and psychologist from the clinic, and then a webcam interview with the Dr. (Dillemans) in Belgium.
I -assume- I will walk out of the clinic on Tuesday finally knowing which surgery I will be having. I've done a LOT of research over the years and it's intensified over the last few weeks since I've decided to really go for it. At the moment I am leaning towards gastric bypass, but we will see what the surgeon says. All I know is that I'm really not keen to have a lapband so he'd have to come up with a pretty convincing argument for it.
I have set myself up with a dietitian who operates out of a clinic across the street from my house, which is incredibly convenient. She knows about the surgery and is happy to work with me during the whole process, which I think is wonderful. We have some great chats and I think she's going to be a great help in regards to food and what I eat after the surgery.
I have also had an intake with a psychologist from the same clinic across from me and she has forwarded me to another psychologist in my city that deals with eating disorders and other related issues. I have an intake with them on Dec 8th and I'm hoping that they will help me to understand why I am such an emotional eater, and help me find new ways to cope with things.
Basically, now that I've decided for certain that I am going to have surgery, I am trying to set myself up with a 'team' that will help me get through it. I need to make sure that while my body is mending and stopping me from being able to eat as much as I am currently, that someone is helping me work on my mind and why I WANT to. I really want to change that because I know that if I don't, I will end up right back where I am now.
So, only a few days until I have my intake and find out what exactly my future will be! I'm nervous and excited!