Personal thoughts of the Peri Operative Program (POP)
In February 2021, I had the good fortune of being placed, by Dr. Sender Liberman, in the Peri Operative (POP) program headed by Dr. Franco Carli and his team at the MUHC. As a result, I gained so much from their exercise and nutrition routine both pre-and-post surgery. My contact in the program was Sarah Atoui who was always on-hand to give me advice.
From my personal experience, and observing others in the program, the POP process prepares the patient both physically and psychological, and as a result the pre- and post-surgery process is made so much easier. I can personally attest to that.
There were both challenging and trying days when it would have been so easy just to be idle, give up (from fatigue and illness) before the surgery, but there was always reassurance/light at the end of the tunnel with the gentle encouragement from Dr.Carli, Sarah Atoui, and The Team.
I will always be grateful for what they gave to me, and I, (humbly) gave in return in their ongoing research.