So, needless to say, I was impressed with him...and I THINK he and the team were impressed with me. (Hope that doesn't sound as egotistical as it did to write it...) I was super-prepared, had watched their videos online and done a lot of my own research about bariatric surgery, and my physical showed no additional health concerns that they were worried about. He didn't need any extra tests or screenings. In fact, at least at this point, here's all I have left to do to get to the final decision/scheduling point:
- Blood tests (Oct 31 8:30 am)
- Social worker meeting (Oct 31 9:00 am)
- Nutritionist meeting (Nov 1 2:30 pm)
- Go over test results with ARNP (will be scheduled after all of the above)
The client services specialist is also super nice, and after we all got a little excited with where I am in the process she was able to move up my nutrition consult a week! Very cool team there, and I feel very comfortable with them.
So, a cautious celebration is in order!