oh darlin. no matter how impatient we are, there are still roadblocks and hurdles to overcome. I wouldn't be surprised if you have to have a 3, 6, or 12 month supervised weight loss program first, or if you're told that you have to lose a certain amount of weight before they schedule the surgery [that's to shrink the liver, and to see if you can follow directions and stay motivated].
Keep your eyes open as you check out different surgeons and cities - there are many reasons that a surgeon will have a shorter timeline than another. but ONE reason you want to avoid is that he/she might have poorer results than other surgeons [more complications, more re-ops, less weight loss, and so on].
keep us posted! it'll be an adventure!
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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