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2bsmallagain

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    Mexico Safety

    Mexico is perfectly safe to go alone. The thing is you won't be alone. You will have people to tell you where to go and a driver to take you where you need to go. Ask your hotel to get you a trustworthy cab before you go anywhere and find out what it will cost before you go. You will have plenty of help. If you could lose the weight and keep it off you wouldn't be considering surgery. Do not let anyone make you feel bad about your decision. It's your life and your body. You are the only one that knows what is good for you. I am also short and had 110lbs to lose. I currently have lost 86lbs only 24 more to go. You can do this I promise.
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    Any Oklahoma Sleevers

    The reason I went to Mexico was financial reasons. Insurance would not cover anything. I had a great experience and have had 2 friends go to my doctor since I went. They also had the same great experience. I only paid $5000 for my surgery. I am doing great and do not regret my decision at all. I have lost 82 pounds in less than 6 months. I only have 27 more to go. Life is great. I also live in the Tulsa area.
  3. I went to Dr. Garcia and had 2 friends go to him. We all had a great experience and I am so pleased with my decision. Plus I have lost 72lbs in 4 months. Greatest gift I have ever given myself!
  4. I also am a little over 3 months out and have lost over half my excess. I am eating and drinking all the time its all I do it seems. I cannot imagine trying to get more food in. Your metabolism may just be working well for you with what you are eating. I would just keep doing what your doing if your doctor is not concerned about your health than your doing something right.
  5. I went to Tijuana Mexico with Dr. Garcia and it was $5000 for everything including hotel. I believe he is having a special for $4700. It was a great experience and have had 2 friends go to him since I went. We are doing great.
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    Border Parking At Tijuana?

    It is definitely cheaper to park at the border vs the airport. It was $7 a day for 24 hours.
  7. Congratulations!! I was also with Dr. Garcia but it was in May. I feel great too! You look great!!
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    For The Kettlecorn Lovers

    I loved popcorn before surgery but have yet to try any after. I really miss it! Thanks for the tips.
  9. I can go all day without eating and have no hunger pains at all. I have to make a conscious decsion to eat and get my protein in. Every once in a while I will crave something but it is mainly from my head never my stomach. It feels so weird because I could definitely eat a lot before surgery.
  10. I am 3 months out and can eat about 4 to 5 bites at a time without pushing it. It also depends on the food. I try not to eat until it hurts. I just put a certain amount of food on my plate and thats all I eat. I do portion control. It always satifies me. I also eat 4-6 small meals a day. I also believe just because you can doesn't mean you should. I will always keep my portions small and make sure my carbs are low. Protein, veggies, and some fruit is all I eat.
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    If You Could?...

    It would be nice if they could feel for one day how people few someone that is overweight. They have no clue how we have felt and been treated. What it is like to try and find cute clothes without looking or feeling sloppy. If their was only a true way to make them feel what we have felt it would be a blessing to humanity.
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    Vgs Experience

    That is absolutely great!! Congrats!! I hope I have a similar story when I reach my year!
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    Who Have You Told?!

    I am with the don't ask don't tell motto. I told one person in my family and got a very negative response so I am selective about who I tell. I also like hearing how good I look and having a positive response versus oh you had surgery response. Some people are either jealous that you had or say it is the easy way out. They are ignorant and have no idea how hard this decision is to make and live with. With that said I would not change my decision for anything. I am very happy with my loss and very happy with my life right now. Telling is very personal choice because everyone has family and friends with different a outlook on WLS. Good luck to everyone.
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    Excess Skin? How Bad!?!?!

    I have lost 59lbs in 12 weeks and have excess skin on my arms and inner thighs. I am also 40 years old though. It all depends on how much weight you need to lose and your age. I will definitely be having plastic surgery after I reach goal. I have seen some younger people not have a noticeable problem with excess skin. Everyone is different because of their skin elasticity so I would not worry about the skin just worry about losing the weight and being healthy. The skin will either bounce back or it won't. It is a problem that can be fixed. When you have rapid weight loss it does have an affect on your skin with everyone but some is just worse than others. Good luck. Working out does help some.
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    Headache

    I was told to only use Tylenol forever. Nothing else and not take too much of that.
  16. I have hit my half way point in only 3 months! I am so excited and happy I did this surgery!! Thank you Dr. Garcia!!

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    Coming Home From Tj Tomorrow!

    I am glad you had a great experience as did I! Congratulations and good luck with the rest of your journey!
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    Pain

    I had random sharp pains for a while on the left side also. I believe it was from the largest incision on that side trying to heal. It eventually went away but that incision took the longest to heal.
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    Tijuana Mexico In August!

    Sounds great! My friends name is Angie and I am Phyllis. I had my surgery on May 7th so she wanted me to go as a support system.
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    Tijuana Mexico In August!

    I will be there on July 30th with my friend. She is having her surgery that day. Too bad we will be gone by the time you have your surgery on Friday. It would have been nice to see you before your surgery.
  21. It is totally normal. I am ten weeks out and everytime I eat it happens. I call it my alien talking because especially if I eat something new it will make all kinds of noises and gurgle sounds. Weird I know but I hope eventually it will go away.
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    Am I Loosing Weight Too Fast?

    Congratulations! That is an awesome start to your journey!!
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    Comediane - Lisa Lampanelli

    That's great. I too have lost 50lbs in 10 weeks. This is great that a celebrity has had this surgery and maybe people will look at it differently now.
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    Coffee & Tea?

    The caffeine is suppose to dehydrate you. I was told and I believe I read it also that the coffee is suppose to irritate your new stomach during the healing process. It has something in it that can irritate the stomach much like fruit acid can. I am sure after you are totally healed coffe would be ok. I am not sure how long that process actually takes though. I would have to find my paper work from Dr. Garcia that says when you can start eating raw fruit but I would think you could drink your coffee about the same time. That is my best guess lol.
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