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  1. Thats not true that I know of, with the sleeve its suppose to absorb nutrients with no concerns, unlike the gastric bypass.... the sleeve is an amazing tool that puts little restrictyions on the body afterwards :thumbup:
  2. Calgarygirl

    clear protein

    I think Rexall is the only store I didnt go to today lol BUT I finally found it at the Superstore!!! Its Protien Shot 25g for 2.99$ (tastes like grape kool aid - yum yum) and I found the only 6 bottles of Isopure in this whole city lol I think from here if I want to spice it up I need to look online for sure, but glad there was at least finally a little bit of something!! Wow if anyone wants to open a business it would be good to market to VSG lol
  3. Calgarygirl

    Any other Canadians out there?

    Hi everyone..... Calgary here and fresh back from warm sunny Mexico...lol... miss the weather, but I love being home!
  4. Im sooooooo jealous....I have to wait until the morning until we leave for the San Diego airport, and I hope the scale reports something positive like yours!! I hope so I dont think Ive eaten food now for 7 days now lol (and the fantastic thing is Im not even craving it) WOW! We did try doing a little shopping in Tijuana today but I didnt find anything, beautiful mall though!! Its so nice and warm here but I cant wait to go back home!! Congratulations and welcome home!! BIG HUGS!!!
  5. 3 days out and whew!! Im glad thats done and that Im now on the other side of it all!! I just wanted to let you know that the last 3 days, Dr.Pompa and her staff have been and were amazing!! There is no dvd at the hotel or clinic though but they have tons of movies channels that were playing great movies the whole time I was there. Day 2 - you get ice chips - and trust me even though you cant swallow them, they are the best!! Day 3 after your leak test - you get a popsycle and its amazing!! Theres also a pharmacy downstairs where you can buy drinks and an OXXO across the street to buy drinks. We go back again in the morning and evening tomorrow to just get checked up on again and so they can also redo out bandaids/ gauzes over the incisions. Tuesday morning we get to go home!! SO happy about this!! Good luck with your soon to be visit!! There were 3 of us there getting ours done at the same time and everyone had successful surgeries!! Theres quite a few more coming down tomoorow and the next day from Canada to get their vertical sleeves done!! Woohoo!!:001_tongue: I cant wait to see the results!!
  6. Calgarygirl

    September sleevers wanted!

    Hi everyone, wow finally back at the hotel in Tijuana and I would have to agree with LMD, not the easiest 3 days but its done and Im finally on the other side, whew! I cant wait to see the results over the next few months!! Hugs to everyone!!
  7. Calgarygirl

    Almost 1 year post VSG surger

    Thats so wonderful, congrats!!
  8. Calgarygirl

    Im getting scared!!!

    I so understand your fear - my surgery is tomorrow and I think Ive had every possible thought go through my head - like what if I dont wake up tomorrow - who will get all my stuff lol ... its funny what the mind does to us! Im here in Tijuana now and its really amazing, nothing like what I thought!! And the other girl whos also getting it done the same day with me is a nurse, and there are so many nurses on here which reassures me its safe!! My doctor was 110% with me getting it done too.... and yes we have to think of the end results... We are starting all over again, we are going to be healthy, no more yo yo dieting!! Im so excited to know that after years and years and years lol of dieting and programs, this is going to be the one that will actually work and do well at keeping the wait off, its the tool we need!! thats why we decided on it in the first place!! Sending you lots of positive thoughts!! Youll do great!!
  9. Calgarygirl

    September sleevers wanted!

    So exciting to hear everyone with those who have been going into Surgery this last week, tomorrows my big day!! Im in Tijuana now and Im quite impressed, nothing like I thought it was going to be here :thumbup: In less the 24 hours I will be on the losers board, I cant wait!! I hope everyone is doing well in recovery!! So exciting :thumbup: determined1 - also very impressive to see you are already down 17.5 pounds - you go girl!!
  10. Calgarygirl

    Free Blackberry App calorie lookup/tracker

    whoa thats so cool, love the barcode scanner too!! lol Im amazed at how much the iphone can do!!
  11. I need to get on high protein soon and low carbs (at least 2 weeks of it)- and then there is the liquid 3 days before and only 20 days left lol so soon!! what are your plans?
  12. Calgarygirl

    September sleevers wanted!

    lmao I am sorry, you will be my first sleeve brother!! Ilve always wanted a brother lol Go Tulsarick!!! :confused1:
  13. Calgarygirl

    September sleevers wanted!

    20 days to go and so many people even closer .. and so many people for September, its so great!!! yes measurements today, and pre op diet soon, and excitment!! It will be so nice to have everyone for support before and after!! Yeah September sleeve sisters!!
  14. Calgarygirl

    Wanting Surgery

    Oh hey Sleeve or bust, you are going through DrPompa... I went through weight loss forever in saskatchewan, I think you can go whereever you want to book it (unfortunately no support groups yet in Calgary, but hopefully soon!!)... I had to book 2 months in advance as I have to give work one months notice, and with summer being here the other month was taken up, way too much to do lol 25 days now though!! Definitly looking forward to getting it done, lets stay in touch, any tentative dates?? Mine is Sept 17th :svengo:
  15. Calgarygirl

    Please tell me your BMI and Bougie Size

    Good luck Christina!! Its just around the corner, how are you feeling, I have a month to go which Im sure will fly by, Im so excited!! My bougie is a 32 ... whos your Doctor?
  16. Calgarygirl

    June 2010 140 lbs.

    Great work!! You look amazing!!
  17. Calgarygirl

    Looking for surgeons!

    Im going to Dr.Pompa .... $9800 but Im going with a companion with a support group here so its $10900 ... someone flys with me, shows me the ropes, and supports me while Im down there and flying back into Calgary. TJ Mexico
  18. wow its so soon lol thats teriffic!!! Im jealous!! Where are you going?? you will have to keep me posted!!
  19. where are you all getting your surgery done?? Im going to Mexico and I think its done that morning? Im not sure yet though as I still need to find out all the ins and out still :confused1:
  20. welcome to the group and big decision, I decided to take the big plunge as well and Im looking at Sept for surgery.... I have been on and off diets for the past 15 years of my life and I just want to stop the yo yo and feel good about me! any big dates set yet?
  21. Congrats on your surgery!! Im so excited about this site and finding out about the VS. I almost gave up a few months ago as I had no idea this even existed until a friend told me her big secret, and then I told her wow we have the same big secret lol. Your stories and support on here are amazing and I look forward to taking the journey with you all.... my surgery is tentatively set for Sept 16th in Mexico.... I wish it could be sooner, but summer is always crazy... Im looking forward to getting to know you all!!

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