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Hi all. So I am a 42 yr old female, who is considering having gastric sleeve. I am 155cm tall and I am 101.8kg, ideal weight would be 50-55 kg. I have struggled all my life with losing weight and have tried anything and everything for weightloss. I am do not have PHI and will be going public threw the system. I am going to see a DR Murray in Launceston and cant wait to start my journey.

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Welcome from a fellow Aussie. I had my surgery done through the public system in South Australia. It can very a very long haul waiting in the public system. Mine was fast tracked as it was deemed a medical necessity, but I've heard people here wait 5 years for surgery. Do you have any experience of the system in Tassie, or any clue what the wait is like.

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Welcome!  There are some great people here.  Feel free to ask questions.  

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Welcome to Thinner Times chickensgirl76!

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Hi there . Welcome x

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Welcome, @chickensgirl76 :) I wish you the best of everything as you get the process underway. It's been a totally life changing experience for me. 

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HI and thanks for the welcome all. I am very much excited and ready to do this. I have got my dietican appointment booked as well as my psych visit for next week. Once I have my mind set on something there is no going back, I was referred to Dr Pande in Launceston not Dr Murray, but from what I hear they work side by side threw there list..

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Welcome to the forum! I wish you much luck and hope that you do not have too long of a wait.

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Hi @chickensgirl76! Welcome to the forum. You’ll find that folks are supportive and kind. Don’t be afraid to ask difficult questions. We are here to support one another. 

I hope you don’t have to wait long for your surgery. 

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11 hours ago, chickensgirl76 said:

Happy Dance have been scheduled for my appointment 6/6/2018

Great news...so quick. I know people in SA still waiting for their initial appointments over 12 months after referral. Please keep us informed on how things go moving forward. There really isn't a lot of intel on how things work within the public health system in Australia for those looking to find that information.

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