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MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    FL - Orlando

    Good Luck to you both! It is really a wonderful feeling once you see the weight fall off
  2. Also, I don't know about the single incision but the 5 ones that I do have you can barely see them and they are tiny. I use shea butter and Vaseline to help it fade away faster in which it is working
  3. Go to him! He is the best! I did TONS of research on him and he has had no fatalities or mishaps! My biggest regret is that I did not do this sooner! Their English is good, He is accredited as well through BBB, the hospital is clean, you have your own privacy, the hotel is clean, etc. Talk to Ms. alma (love her to pieces) and she will take care of you!This was my first surgery and I have nothing but positive reviews to give. I made videos about my journey and I encourage you to do the same so that way you and your loved ones can see your progression! If you have anymore questions, please ask me! http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=17cEIHL0Dg0&u=/watch%3Fv%3DuRXk9RALuyk%26feature%3Dem-upload_owner
  4. My doctor was Dr. Fernando Garcia at ready4achange in Tijuana, Mexico! It was the best experience I 've had
  5. @@naan Good Morning! I hope you are enjoying your wonderful Friday! I have a question for you and please forgive me if I come off strong because it is not my intention, but I am being honest... When you decided to get this surgery, you knew that it would be a life changing process. Why deprive your body from its needs? I have a VERY BUSY schedule myself to where I can't even spend a full day with my own husband, but I make darn sure that my body is being fed what it needs between liquids and food. You do know that you can really harm your body by depriving it right? You might want to take the time out to see what lacking can cause on the body. Have you tried taking on the go protein shakes? I carry a bag on me all day which includes my meals, shakes, water, etc to make sure that I have no excuse as to why I can't keep something in my system. Also download "water your body" app which is an alarm to remind you to put something in your body. Why put your body through something like that if your not "mentally" ready to put your body first before the rest of your life? Your health is number 1 everything else can wait. If you can go to the bathroom you can sit on a toilet and drink something while your using the bathroom.. Hope this helps
  6. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    1 WEEK BEFORE SURGERY

    FINAL WEIGHT BEFORE SURGERY 284
  7. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    CRUISE4

    From the album: 1 WEEK BEFORE SURGERY

    Since this picture, there have been some changes

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  8. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    CRUISE3

    From the album: 1 WEEK BEFORE SURGERY

    I love my family

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  9. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    CRUISE2

    From the album: 1 WEEK BEFORE SURGERY

    Enjoying my last days before my life changing event

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  10. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    CRUISE

    From the album: 1 WEEK BEFORE SURGERY

    My Handsome Fiancé who has supported me since Day 1 on my journey

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  11. 1 MONTH OUT AND FEELING GREAT!

  12. If you have your mind set right, the recovery is a piece of cake. This Friday will make 1 month for me and I feel amazing!
  13. Hi there! How are you? I am doing really good! The best decision I ever made! Weds. I move to step 4 so I am really excited about that. I love how I am feeling and I love learning new things about myself
  14. Please don't beat yourself up! Those 50 carbs are not going to kill you! You have been doing good. Just think of it as a reward for all the hard work and go to the gym tonight and sweat it off. I went on a cruise before my surgery and I worked out daily. I did good on the boat but for two nights I had ice cream and a piece of cake. I realized that I have been on point for all these months and now that I am about to make a life change, I am beating myself up on something that I haven't treated myself to in a long time. I enjoyed what I ate (never did I overdo it) but I worked extra hard in the gym. I have been sleeved and that did not mess up what I had. Hope this helps
  15. I am originally from Fort Myers! Fort Myers High - Greenwave!- lol
  16. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    FL - Orlando

    Okay!! great that is right around the corner! Please keep me updated as well on your stats! I am trying not to be anxious, but I am a little, I am just trying to knock off at least 10more pounds before the surgery!
  17. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    Excited but scared

    Morning! That sounds great!!! I am looking forward to those encouraging words! That sucks 6 months! I heard that some insurance requires that. We have Cigna and mine was only 4 visits which was 4 months, but hey what is another 2 months?-lol I will have to try that and see how it will do with my system. Before I was using whey Protein, but it was so hard on my system. My taste buds started to change, and then atkins became too sweet for me. That's when the staff referred me to the one that I use now. Thanks
  18. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    Excited but scared

    Oh that is so good to know that they have your paperwork! So, you should hear something by Monday but no later than Tuesday. I have never tried unjury shakes, but where can you find them? I heard that the surgery causes the taste buds to change! Long as it doesn't take away my taste for ice cream then I will be happy! Yes, I've told several people about the surgery! They think that I am crazy but hey, don't be shocked when they see my sexiness is defined!-lol. My parents are aware, but not all that supportive. So it's a hit and missed with them
  19. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    Excited but scared

    Aww thanks! We can be each other inspiration! My weight has been the cause of everything! LITTERALLY!! Everything! From the colonoscopy, endoscopy, knee pain, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, abnormal menstrual, can't get extended life insurance because of my weight, signs of lupus, etc. I can go on and on. For the past two years I have met my deductible and some! That's why I said enough is enough and I have to remain focus! My date is December 8, 2014 that I arrive in Mexico with surgery on December 9th. That is true you know when it's time and Don't let nothing stop you for making the decision for you! Just make sure that when you start, please please start yourself on your Protein shakes to get your body used to it along with carving your appetite. Once you are sleeved you will already be used to the shakes and your body will be ready to accept the smaller amounts of the shakes. What day are you thinking for your surgery? Please keep me updated!
  20. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    Excited but scared

    Congratulations on the beginning of your new journey! I was in the same boat far as tired of tying everything! Weight watchers itself to me was a JOKE at the end! Surgery was my last option and after experiencing sooooooooo many health issues since the beginning of 2013, I knew it was ready. My husband and I have pretty good insurance and when they DENIED me I knew that if I gave up now I would lose hope forever. So, I took a deep breath and completed all forms online to go to Mexico and I never looked back since. I am ready for a change and I am ready for a new me! I am ready to give my husband children and live a happy healthy life. Of course I will be nervous on that day, but with my hope and faith, I think I will be okay-lol So I say to you the same that just continue to pray and believe that you are making the right decision for your health and for your life.
  21. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    Full liquids

    I have tried just about all flavors. I do both the powder and the liquid. I have been told NOT to drink the orange cream because it's nasty and that was from the staff. When drinking the powder I use 1 scoop of powder, add 1 spoon of greek yogurt, 1 spoon of powder Peanut Butter, 4 pieces of fruit, ice, sprinkle some ginger on it (for digestive), and 1 cup of almond milk. Blend and it's awesome. If you happen to do 2 scoops of Protein then I double the milk. I even take the GNC mega Vitamins for women in the powder form and I put a scoop of that in there too. I have a video that I created which goes step by step on how I do everything. The liquid I like to drink cold or almost in a slushy form! I drink those when I am on the go. They taste waaayyyy better than the whey powders and better than the Atkins drinks to me. I don't add (too) sugary fruits such as peaches and pineapples, etc. I use anything with a berry at the end because it gives it a hint of sweetness (which it really doesn't need). I also may add banana when I need that potassium. My favorite powder from the collection is Cinnamon Bun and Pina Colada. My favorite from the liquid is strawberry, chocolate and then Vanilla! Hopes this helps
  22. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    FL - Orlando

    Hello!!! I hope that all is well! Okay great! We are neighbors When is your surgery? Best of luck to you on your journey.
  23. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    FL - Orlando

    At first, I was looking at Dr. Kim, but I changed my mind after I saw 17000.00 for surgery. I then went to Dr. Beltre in Altamonte, but my insurance rejected the claim for non coverage. So, I am now going with Dr. Fernando Garcia in Tijuana Mexico I had mine done by Dr. Kim. Absolutely an incredible experience. No pain from surgery, the hospital staff was top notch and my recovery was incredibly easy. I was back to work - part time with a ride - in three days. Back full time, driving myself in a week. No pain meds what so ever - not even Tylenol. My only complaint was the after appointments. The appt at 1 month, I was in the waiting room for 2 hours. I was incredibly pissed off. The appointments I went to after that, I told them I had to be out the door in 1 hour for another appointment and I needed to be seen at my scheduled time. Miraculously, they got me in quick.
  24. MISSORLANDOPLUSAMERICA2011

    FL - Orlando

    Wow!! Congratulations on your surgery, recovery, and your journey! I can't wait to go! I hope and pray that my journey will be an success and that I will be able to finally start a family with my fiance and no longer have health problems! Please keep us posted on your success
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