Waiting for WLS.... how much longer?

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Hi everyone.

I'm new to the forum, but thought I would begin this conversation for anyone who's going through similar.

After 5 years of appointments, blood tests and weight loss, I am currently at the 'top of the list' for a gastric sleeve in my area. I am 25 years old, and have been waiting since I was 20 to get to this point.

I've done the usual - jumping through all the hoops and loops required to prove my consistency and motivation to do this. I'm coming on here today, moreso out of sheer heartache and desperation now.

I missed a call this morning by a couple of seconds as I was on my way to work. After 20 minutes of trying to get through to the hospital switchboard, being transferred to paediatric management & liver transplant (?), I speak to the woman whom called me, for her to tell me the call was to offer me a surgery date, however within the 20 minute gap of trying to call back, it had been filled already by someone else.

I can't tell you how much this has really really knocked my confidence and increased my anxiety over this now. I can't believe that because I missed a call, despite being 'at the top of the list' they didn't bother to call me back a couple of minutes later, and instead just simply went on to the next person waiting.

I can't help but feeling bitter and just distraught. 5 years waiting and the first date I could've been offered, I missed, because I couldn't call back on a no-call number.

I can't be the only person who's been feeling this way. It would be great to hear from others who are in the same position as I am - just sat tight, waiting for that call to come through (and to be longer than 3 rings!).


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