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anais02

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  1. 40 pounds in 3 months... that is great we all wish that this was a magic surgery but is not, we all have to be patient. I just had my first visit with my doctor and so far i have only lost 29 pounds in 7 weeks, which according to my doctor he says i'm doing great. He told me that an average and healthy weigh to loss per month is between 10 to 15 so you are on target.

    Hungry or head hunger? if is that your tummy feels hungry during the day? cz he he ask me if i was feeling hungry i told him only during the morning, he advice me to drink some milk of magnesium before going to bed because it can be acid.... now if is head hunger he advice that it can take up to 3 weeks for this feeling, like he mention i had surgery in my tummy not my brain.... good luck on your journey but you are doing great :)


  2. No leak, Dr. is there at the test to make sure everything is good.... I did ask the question when i arrived "what about any complication during my stay" Dr. said if anything goes wrong i will take care of everything... I asked if i had to pay any extra??? he said No If any happens will you are here i will take care of you. I was there for 5 days... up to this day... I am good.


  3. My surgery was done in Tj on june 23 by dr. Ponce de leon, and let me tell you i had the best experience ever with his team...

    Let me tell you a little about my self I am a diabetic person when i stared my journey i was 253 I am 5'6 and my sugar fasting at the time were between 160 to 220 (very high), and before bed time they were 190 to 250. Now 12 days after I am 230 this includes the 10 pounds i lost during the 3 day yogurt diet before surgery.....

    Before going with Dr. Ponce my initial Dr. was Dr Kelly, very good surgeon don't take me wrong but after doing my research and because i am very lucky to live close to the border i was able to meet 3 different dr's in person, I met with them and ask all the question i need to ask, my biggest concern was my bs... not good enough came back and did more online research based on all the research i did and after talking to different people in Tj about the docs experience in this type of procedures i decide to go with Ponce, In Tijuana you ask any one about Dr. ponce de leon and every one know who he is.... I decide to go with him not only because of his reputation when i met him he made me feel comfortable, he knew my condition he made sure that my sugars were control before surgery and after, now my sugar fasting are 99- 111 and bedtime are 88-120 is incredible for now i am not taking any meds... take time and do your research.... best luck on your journey


  4. Hallo!!!!

    My surgery was done on June 23... INT Hospital by Dr. Ponce de Leon....

    Surgery when well, when i woke up i was in a lot of pain and sill out. When they took me to the recovery room after 2 hrs... This wear pain on by back was killing me the only thing that it was in my mine is walk, walk, and walk, I started walking 21/2 hrs after my surgery because of this intense pain in my back (right right where you tight your bra TMI) even the nurse were telling me is gas once you start walking it will go away... so that's what i did.... i wen into surgery at 8am by 11am i was walking, i recall the nurses telling are you ok are sure you feel good... i just wanted for this pain to go away... the only thing that it was relieving the pain was walking and having by back massage.... by 2pm Dr. Ponce comes in and he ask me how you feel explain to him that i was ok beside the pain on my back... I even told him this gases are killing me, he said is it your shoulders, i said no is my back... and i pointed out... he said ohhh! that's not gas really!!! so i ask ok so what it is it... he said you have a muscle spasm... he goes don't worried i will take care of... when out of my room spoke to nurse 10 min latter here she comes with this all meds.... right into my IV 5min later pain gone.... no more back pain... after that i was in haven... i was able to walk every 1/2... for the 2 days i was in hospital i did good the only thing the bug me at the end was the drain... very uncomfortable..... I passed the leak test, remove my drain... and stared with the liquids... ice chips and juice... that was good. Today I am 10 days... feel very good, the only thing that still bugs me is one of my incision, it has not close yet but is not infected i try to keep it clean and all the time, what i have notice is that since i got home i have check bs and before surgery fasting i couldn't have never get done 220 or 230 fasting or 190 before bed and NOW fasting the highest i had it has been 111 and before bed 83 and i am not taking any meds.... thank god... i am able to keep all my liquids, my Protein and my vitamins... when i stared my Journey i was 247 as of today my scale says 229.6 (omg).... I'm still working on my head hunger specially when i smell the food or i see other people eating, other than that I am good.....


  5. I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Garcia... very nice doctor he answer all the question i had, but just like you to be able to have him i had to deal with a us coordinator (same as yours...) but when i started having issues with my diet (Im diabetic) and the coordinator couldn't not answer my question on it.... or I e-mail dr. Garcia (to the e-mail )they have given me and he didn't answer.....for me that was a sign that i have to choose some one else... so i choose Dr. Ponce, talking to Trish and talking to Dr Ponce made me confidence that he was the one... by the way trish works only for Dr. Ponce.


  6. Not a problem at all!

    I'm glad you got some sleep. I haven't slept well in days either. Not good for either of us :(

    It seems everyone's preop diet is slightly different. Mine consists of 6 glucerna (I begged to use Atkins instead), 2 no fat or low fat yogurts with sugar substitute, 2 8oz servings of 100%juice, and all of the sf no calorie drinks i want up to the day before surgery. The day before surgery is nothing but clears. I am so allowed sf Jello during my preop.

    Really,,, I have Dr. Ponce too my is on june 23 and he has me on a 3 day diet... all yogurt i want any flavor and Water and fasting for 10hrs before

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