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measureofme

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    measureofme got a reaction from mrs.petethecat in Beware! woman traveling to TJ   
    I tend to have a rosey and innocent view of human nature, I'd like to think everyone operates on honesty as the best policy in general and I know that there is nothing worse than a victim of a sex crime not having their story heard... so I'll bite and say this:
    Tell. Tattle. Share with the world. If you were taken advantage of, it needs to be said. It's true we don't know what the laws there are (well, most of us probably don't) but ethics is ethics and regardless of how it could have gone down at another time or place, a doctor had power in that situation- you were not used, you were victimized. Seek help and tell the authorities. If a person takes liberties like that in such a vulnerable situation, it's probably not the first time and if someone doesn't say something it won't be the last.
    That said... I feel like I'm feeding a troll. I hope MY trust hasn't just been blindsided.
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    measureofme got a reaction from ProudGrammy in over 400 lbs starting weight?   
    Just an encouraging word... I was 529 when I started my pre-op and 504 the day of surgery. I'm two years out and just about -200lbs now. You got some great input from ProudGrammy. Good luck!
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    measureofme got a reaction from ProudGrammy in over 400 lbs starting weight?   
    Just an encouraging word... I was 529 when I started my pre-op and 504 the day of surgery. I'm two years out and just about -200lbs now. You got some great input from ProudGrammy. Good luck!
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    measureofme got a reaction from Tashabella in gas x stips   
    Bree... After surgery, for most folk, any added gas in the system is uncomfortable at best. I use them a couple times a day. But also, in regards to eliminating gas the normal way... There is a phrase here... "Never trust a fart."
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    measureofme got a reaction from Water Nazi in Getting to the root of the eating problem w/o a psychiatrist.   
    I heartily recommend the book "Women, food & God". Not "God" in the Christian sense necessarily, the writer uses the term to speak of that sense of something greater than ourselves. It was definitely part of my watershed moment and continues to cause insight.
    http://www.amazon.com/Women-Food-God-Unexpected-Everything/dp/1416543082
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    measureofme got a reaction from Jiggly Puff in extra fees after surgery at Nova Hospital in Tijuana?   
    I communicated privately with the OP about this topic, but since others are asking, I will share here too. I incurred a significant extra fee in February at florence that was attributed to my super-size status. While we were repeatedly assured it would not happen again when my husband went this month, we were in fact handed a bill for overages. We argued that one down by half. I can say that in talking with another couple that had VSG the next day after my husband they too were given an extra bill that was higher still than ours. And I know of one other person that had an extra bill from my asking this very question. The common denominator is the surgeon, Ramos-Kelly- at least for these instances. I should note that I communicated with a few other of his patients that did NOT have this experience.
    Now, we paid the main fee via cashiers check and refused to give a credit card for the overages when in Mexico. We simply had them stop at a bank on the way to the airport to get another check/cash.
    In every instance unforeseen costs from the hospital were cited as the cause (extra anesthesia, OR time, meds, etc). And I don't think Ramos-Kelly patients are unique in being given forms at hospital check in which acknowledge responsibility for such circumstances and fees are the patients and will be paid. But I must admit I have become reluctant to recommend this surgeon as a result... I could overlook it once for my surgery (and had a fabulous experience) but my tune is changed over the last three weeks for sure.
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    measureofme reacted to waterlady in extra fees after surgery at Nova Hospital in Tijuana?   
    I am happy to say that thanks to the good Lord above, my son had his surgery on Aug 20th at Nova hospital with Dr Kelly without any complications. We were very impressed with the nurses and doctors. We incurred no extra costs. We had a wonderful time at the Lucerne hotel.
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    measureofme reacted to jc2008 in extra fees after surgery at Nova Hospital in Tijuana?   
    We had the same thing happen to us as well with this surgeon. Even though my surgery went great and i feel that he is very competent, I will not be recommending him for this reason as well as a few other reasons. Unfortunately, his staff is ruining his credibility.
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    measureofme reacted to Canary Diamond in Controversial - The evaluation of before and after. Healthier by definition, but does everyone who is VSG'd really 'look' better?   
    I have no idea what this post is about; I am blinded by the lack of spelling errors.
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    measureofme reacted to patva in (More) Nova Questions   
    Nova has a complete private room with a door. Your loved one gets their own bed, and the bathroom is in suite
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    measureofme reacted to patva in (More) Nova Questions   
    Meant en suite
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    measureofme got a reaction from 2beteenyagain1 in Is this real?   
    This caught my attention because not stopping/knowing when I was full was one of my problems in addition to how I used food for comfort... To follow is a bit from my account of the surgery experience (I was a Mexico sleever), I hope it gives you some hope. This particular moment was about 60 hours since surgery:
    "I tried the Jello next. Two half spoon fulls later and I FELT the moment my new stomach was DONE. FULL. NO MORE. KNOCK IT OFF GIRL. I smiled and nearly cried. MIL asked what was up. Kids, for the first time in my life that I can remember, I realized I knew when I was full, that I was done and it was time to put the spoon down. Can I tell you how ELATED I was? It was at THAT moment it was all worth it. I slept peacefully that night."
    Nearly six months post-op now and my relationship with food is transformed. At first you can't help but do anything other than think of food (how much Water, how much Protein, where in the day can I eat this or that, navigating social times, etc)... but that changes fast to become routine I think for the vast majority of us. You still track and weigh and be careful, but the tool won't be ignored. There's consequences to pay when you overdo it. So, between the mind and the physical, the power to transform can come if you follow your program.
    I don't think I've made peace per se... but I'm getting there. Acceptance of what was, what is and embracing what can be has definitely taken over for me.
    Hang in there. It DOES get better I think.
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    measureofme got a reaction from ladylaura in Pizza cheat!   
    Friend of mine was sharing a cauliflower based pizza "dough" that apparently is a delicious alternative... Takes on the tastes of what is around it.
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    measureofme got a reaction from 2beteenyagain1 in Is this real?   
    This caught my attention because not stopping/knowing when I was full was one of my problems in addition to how I used food for comfort... To follow is a bit from my account of the surgery experience (I was a Mexico sleever), I hope it gives you some hope. This particular moment was about 60 hours since surgery:
    "I tried the Jello next. Two half spoon fulls later and I FELT the moment my new stomach was DONE. FULL. NO MORE. KNOCK IT OFF GIRL. I smiled and nearly cried. MIL asked what was up. Kids, for the first time in my life that I can remember, I realized I knew when I was full, that I was done and it was time to put the spoon down. Can I tell you how ELATED I was? It was at THAT moment it was all worth it. I slept peacefully that night."
    Nearly six months post-op now and my relationship with food is transformed. At first you can't help but do anything other than think of food (how much Water, how much Protein, where in the day can I eat this or that, navigating social times, etc)... but that changes fast to become routine I think for the vast majority of us. You still track and weigh and be careful, but the tool won't be ignored. There's consequences to pay when you overdo it. So, between the mind and the physical, the power to transform can come if you follow your program.
    I don't think I've made peace per se... but I'm getting there. Acceptance of what was, what is and embracing what can be has definitely taken over for me.
    Hang in there. It DOES get better I think.
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    measureofme reacted to JpWill in Hospital Nova August 2nd Anyone?   
    It's nice and people are very accommodating. I just posted a long winded post about my experience.
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    measureofme reacted to thedivinemsQ in Sleeping but not rested?   
    I have this same problem. Fall asleep so hard and could sleep 10-12 hours. I don't, so wake up tired. I haven't dug around for any answers, so post here if you find anything out and I will also do that
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    measureofme got a reaction from FeeIsMe2 in Annoyed with PCP   
    For me, my primary wasn't discouraging of WLS but what I discovered was they were completely uneducated about the sleeve. I have had to teach them! That your primary is withholding the paperwork you need to have gallbladder surgery when the ER says it is medically indicated, that's a huge red flag!
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    measureofme got a reaction from Kieshart in Speaks English and Uses Dermabond   
    Four months and 98 pounds later, I still cannot say enough good stuff about my experience with Dr. Ramos-Kelly. Dermabond was used (liberally) and his English was excellent. Staff's use of English was hit or miss but I never had trouble communicating. I was sleeved at florence Oasis Hospital (complete with an ICU if necessary) and had my leak test done at Angeles (Dr. RK likes that particular equipment better there). I hear he's working now also at a Hospital Nova but I don't know anything about it.
    Not sure if he's a Virgo, but it wouldn't surprise me! LOL Best wishes as you move forward!
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    measureofme reacted to AussieLady in I lied.   
    You've gotta give some credit to all these fat women having sex 4 days after surgery. I would have sliced off my partner's willy if he had tried anything at four days out.
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    measureofme reacted to momo23 in Hospital Nova- Tell me about it?   
    I just want to say how amazing Dr Kelly is. He has come to see me everyday and completely been there for my every need. He is such an amazing person and really cares for his patients. Everyone I have talked to who has personally used him agrees, he is an amazing surgeon. I am so happy I picked him! And hospital NOVA is a bit older, but it was clean and that is what matters. But he would not put you in a situation that wasn't completely safe. I just can't thank him enough for treating me so great and being such an amazing person! I feel so much better today and I'm just relieved I made this decision!
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    measureofme got a reaction from mrs.petethecat in Beware! woman traveling to TJ   
    I tend to have a rosey and innocent view of human nature, I'd like to think everyone operates on honesty as the best policy in general and I know that there is nothing worse than a victim of a sex crime not having their story heard... so I'll bite and say this:
    Tell. Tattle. Share with the world. If you were taken advantage of, it needs to be said. It's true we don't know what the laws there are (well, most of us probably don't) but ethics is ethics and regardless of how it could have gone down at another time or place, a doctor had power in that situation- you were not used, you were victimized. Seek help and tell the authorities. If a person takes liberties like that in such a vulnerable situation, it's probably not the first time and if someone doesn't say something it won't be the last.
    That said... I feel like I'm feeding a troll. I hope MY trust hasn't just been blindsided.
  22. Like
    measureofme got a reaction from mrs.petethecat in Beware! woman traveling to TJ   
    I tend to have a rosey and innocent view of human nature, I'd like to think everyone operates on honesty as the best policy in general and I know that there is nothing worse than a victim of a sex crime not having their story heard... so I'll bite and say this:
    Tell. Tattle. Share with the world. If you were taken advantage of, it needs to be said. It's true we don't know what the laws there are (well, most of us probably don't) but ethics is ethics and regardless of how it could have gone down at another time or place, a doctor had power in that situation- you were not used, you were victimized. Seek help and tell the authorities. If a person takes liberties like that in such a vulnerable situation, it's probably not the first time and if someone doesn't say something it won't be the last.
    That said... I feel like I'm feeding a troll. I hope MY trust hasn't just been blindsided.
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    measureofme reacted to westcoastlady in Beware! woman traveling to TJ   
    Kates Hubby here...
    She made me read this thread because of my connection to TJ.
    I have a saying in business.
    Surround yourself with great people in your company and you become great yourself.
    Surround yourself with the devil... you go to hell.
    Sorry Dr. Garcia.. YOU are also connected.
    I cant believe that Dr Garcia did not know of actions like these.
    Speaking from experience of my 12 vistits there... people brag. I would think many other proffessional people around him knew what he was doing.
    Thanks for coming forward, thanks for whom ever posted his name.
    Please report the booking agency that you used so other agencies dont get blamed.
    I assume its either Tijuana Bariatrics, Baha Med or MBC.
    It wouldnt supprise me if it was Mexico Bariatrics. Kate has her own bone to pick with them.
    My last chance of a bit of humour... dont sleep with a caregiver in TJ... the front doorman of the Marriott is cuter!
    Again... it was brave of you to come forward.
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    measureofme got a reaction from mrs.petethecat in Beware! woman traveling to TJ   
    I tend to have a rosey and innocent view of human nature, I'd like to think everyone operates on honesty as the best policy in general and I know that there is nothing worse than a victim of a sex crime not having their story heard... so I'll bite and say this:
    Tell. Tattle. Share with the world. If you were taken advantage of, it needs to be said. It's true we don't know what the laws there are (well, most of us probably don't) but ethics is ethics and regardless of how it could have gone down at another time or place, a doctor had power in that situation- you were not used, you were victimized. Seek help and tell the authorities. If a person takes liberties like that in such a vulnerable situation, it's probably not the first time and if someone doesn't say something it won't be the last.
    That said... I feel like I'm feeding a troll. I hope MY trust hasn't just been blindsided.
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    measureofme got a reaction from mrs.petethecat in Beware! woman traveling to TJ   
    I tend to have a rosey and innocent view of human nature, I'd like to think everyone operates on honesty as the best policy in general and I know that there is nothing worse than a victim of a sex crime not having their story heard... so I'll bite and say this:
    Tell. Tattle. Share with the world. If you were taken advantage of, it needs to be said. It's true we don't know what the laws there are (well, most of us probably don't) but ethics is ethics and regardless of how it could have gone down at another time or place, a doctor had power in that situation- you were not used, you were victimized. Seek help and tell the authorities. If a person takes liberties like that in such a vulnerable situation, it's probably not the first time and if someone doesn't say something it won't be the last.
    That said... I feel like I'm feeding a troll. I hope MY trust hasn't just been blindsided.
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