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  1. Sorry about the wait! Last Month crossing the Mexican border was crazy. The car didn't move one bit and waited 1 hr and 30 min to get through the border line. It's not the mans fault but maybe he should have left earlier to avoid this.
  2. You definitely need to find a new physician and I would get this done before your surgery! I had to find a new physician because she was not supportive about my choices especially going to Mexico. She had a lot of questions etc.... she was just doing her job.... My new physician has been so wonderful and very supportive. I needed him when I returned because I was severely dehydrated... and possible pulmonary embolism as I travelled way too soon after surgery. I had to be hospitalized on blood thinners etc.... He was there to pick me up when I really needed him. I believe you will find a great physician who will be supportive... Good luck ;0)
  3. This Post should be taken down.... sorry this is not to encourage eating disorders but to encourage healthy weight loss through proper nutrition. Where's the admid when your really need them.... The person who posted this please seek some help and I pray you become to realize how destructive this behavior is!
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    Mexico Surgery Question

    Better to take the classes and learn as much as possible to be successful in the long term.... Glad I had my surgery in Mexico but this important part of the puzzle was missing. Now I'm paying through insurance a specialist in Bariatric nutritionist. I do understand the excitement but only try to take this route if your insurance doesn't cover it! Then start savings for your body lift you want in the future ;0)
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    Food just isn't the same

    A few days ago a girl was eating a bag of Cheetos and I started to automatically vomit.... I don't see food in the same way anymore. I see empty calories of junk food that's just rat poison to me! This junk had brought me so much agony to my life..... Now I wont let it control me!
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    Leaving for San Diego tomorrow

    Make sure your family physician at home is aware of your surgery so they can help you if there's any complications. I had my sleeve in Mexico on the 14th and thankfully my physician was a support. I had an excellent sleeve done but there where complications that happened and I had to be hospitalized in the surgical ward.... What one experiences may or may not be the same! I'm still having huge issues only 50 mls of Water per day with no food for 13 days on..... I love my sleeve and would go through it all over again.Nothing in life is easy and there's always consequences...... My Dr gave me a cd of my old stomach and sleeve. So cool and the people in Canada where like wow we never seen this at the hospital cause it's a new facility. If you need any help or questions just message me! You will be fine ;0) oh yeah bring your laptop with you cause there will be a lot of Spanish tv.
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    Hot Sauce/vinegar?

    You should try Shiritaki noodles they are tofu noodles full of Proteins and very low on carbs.
  8. Sorry all this seems stressful to you! You need to look at the positives as well and feel blessed that your surgery will be covered at some extent through your insurance depending on your company. The insurance company are covering your surgery and they want you to have a successful outcome. Lot's of barriers to overcome but a lot of people went through the same experience and did very well! This is a great benefit to you in the long run! Feel blessed and you will succeed..... This surgery isn't a miracle it won't change your head hunger etc... as it's only a tool! A good tool ;0)
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    Anyone Use Dr. Aceves Recently?

    I'm going to be sleeved by Dr Aceves on the 14th and will let you know how it goes. I full confidents & faith in Dr Aceves. Keep in mind the number of successful surgeries the Dr has made etc.... No Dr is perfect!!!! There's complications in any type of surgeries. I would be more concerned to be in a clinic versus a hospital. Dr Aceves is in a hospital with all the specialist. One question I raised to myself is ''What will happen if I need a blood transfusion? Will there be a blood bank? I'm glad Dr Aceves office is honest and letting you know the truith.... this shows integrity! I heard Dr Ariel Ortiz is also a fine surgeon. I have only three surgeons I would consider Dr Aceves, Dr Alvarez and Ariel Ortiz.... No matter how amazing you are no one is a perfect A plus as a surgeon. You need to look at the bigger picture! I will keep u posted ;0)
  10. First of all my heart goes out to you and your friend. As a nurse all my life being side by side with a Dr no one is a perfect A, Doing proper research and I sure your Dr made you sign on the dotted line like all surgeries there can be complications. So you knew what you where getting yourself involved with . We are adults and responsible for our choices and just because you had a good outcome doesn't mean another will. I'm sorry to hear about what happened to your friend but PLEASE DON'T SAY YOU DON'T RECOMMEND ON A FORUM ! This sleeve has saved many many lives of people on this forum.
  11. Have you tried Mexicali Baritarics with Dr Aceves,, Nina is his coordinator and is really sweet and has never pushed! I have y surgery on Dec 14 with Dr Aceves.
  12. @SleevinIT we have the same surgery date!! My first preop diet starts in the am. Where are you going for surgery?
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    Soda And Carbonated Beverages

    I was also told that carbonation from soda's will also stretch out your vertical sleeve! This pouch can expand if your not careful! I love my diet soda's so much and I know I will have to say good bye ;0( I have to make this surgery right but I do agree what one guy said about having it flat.... that beats the purpose for me cause I love the bubbles and even soda stream is a big no no!
  14. You look fantastic! Beautiful family as well! The sleeve was the best decision you have made for yourself and your family to be able to live a healthy life. ;0) I have seen your before pics awhile back and you completely transformed. Your testimony has given me a second chance at life as I undergo my surgery in 2 wks.Thank u!
  15. I'm scheduled for Dec14 2013 with Dr Aceves! You made an excellent choice of surgeon! :0)