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ajones3300

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    ajones3300 got a reaction from EFree in Beliteweight And Dr Rodriguez   
    Hi All,
    I had my surgery with Dr. Rod almost three years ago (April 16, 2015). I was extremely happy with my experience with BeLiteWeight and Dr. Rod and his team. I have had zero issues from my surgery and am still down over 100 lbs three years later.
    Beliteweight was so easy to work with. They set everything up from start to finish aside from booking a flight if needed. Jessica is the bomb. She called after I got back and checked up on me and still emails me from time to time.
    I experienced a lot of concern from my family and friends about going to Mexico for my surgery and I will admit I was a bit scared myself. But you are never really alone while you are there and the hospital is very secure. There was a bit of a language barrier with some of the nursing staff but there is always someone around that speaks English to help out. Dr. Rod and his team have a great bedside manner and put me instantly at ease. My daughter went with me and was allowed to stay in my room with me the entire time. The only time she wasn't with me was in surgery or while getting testing done.
    I flew to El Paso and was picked up at the airport and taken to Juarez straight to the hospital on Wednesday. I had my surgery on Thursday. I was taken back to El Paso to the airport on Saturday morning. There were storms from El Paso to Moline and our flight was delayed. We spent 8 hours in the airport in El Paso then flew to Moline, IA and had an hour and a half drive home. It was brutal - hard to find Jello or broth in an airport lol but I survived. We got home about 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. I was back at work on Monday (I have a desk job).
    I did have to have my gallbladder out about 10 months after surgery but this is not uncommon (not an emergency situation).
    So if you are on the fence about Dr. Rod or Beliteweight - don't be. They are both great!


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    ajones3300 got a reaction from OKCPirate in Unsolicited Online Dating Advice   
    Thank you! It's nice to read a male's point of view on this subject.
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    ajones3300 got a reaction from CanyonBaby in Sizes and more sizes!   
    @CanyonBaby. I am due on April 16th. Hopefully it won't take me 30 years to lose this weight from this baby lol.
    Immaculate Conception is right!
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    ajones3300 got a reaction from OKCPirate in Unsolicited Online Dating Advice   
    Thank you! It's nice to read a male's point of view on this subject.
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    ajones3300 reacted to CanyonBaby in Sizes and more sizes!   
    So I found something interesting I have just received...found it on QVC.com. The brand is Women With Control, and they make all kinds of leggings, pants, tops...the usual stuff. BUT they also make SKORTS! Swingy skirt with a short built in so no "peeks" allowed! A heavy knit with a control-type top part, several colors, and even PETITE sizes! They fit GREAT! I got both the regular and the petite, since I wasn't sure how long I wanted it to be, and both work great. I will use the shorter one of sportier occasions. MAN, am I getting adventurous or what?!
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    ajones3300 reacted to majorsmama in Great news with a rant   
    Holy judgmental lol. Congrats on your success, first of all. But I can't help but think the rant part of this post was completely pointless and inappropriate. Maybe the people who come here and post about their struggles and failures don't have a strong support system at home to talk to. Maybe they were under the impression that this was a safe and supportive place to come to discuss the hard times. Maybe they are feeling alone in this journey and just want to connect with someone and feel like they're not alone. Why do so many people on this forum have to knock other people down rather than lift them up?
    I hate Protein shakes. 90% of them taste like crap. Does having that opinion and coming here to ask for advice on others to try, make me not love myself and want to succeed? No. And I don't even know how you arrived at that conclusion. Until you have seen one of these posters truly fail at losing or maintaining post-op, you have no right to assume they will fail.
    I make mistakes and I will likely make mistakes after I've had surgery. But that doesn't mean I don't love myself or that I want to fail. I'm human. We all are. We all have strengths and weaknesses. I want to see everyone succeed with this surgery. I wish this forum could be a safe place to come and vent, rant, cry, share accomplishments and seek advice. Not be torn apart. Sometimes i think that maybe this isn't the right place for me. Most people are supportive and understanding but there are a few holier than thou types who are like a dark cloud on certain threads. And this post makes me believe that you're joining that club.
    I guess I had a rant of my own.
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    ajones3300 got a reaction from CanyonBaby in Sizes and more sizes!   
    @CanyonBaby. I am due on April 16th. Hopefully it won't take me 30 years to lose this weight from this baby lol.
    Immaculate Conception is right!
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    ajones3300 got a reaction from CanyonBaby in Sizes and more sizes!   
    @@CanyonBaby - LOL I too am a permanently pregnant 53 year old. I found that wearing a knit cami or tank top under my shirt and tucked into my pants keeps them up quite well in most cases.
    I am 13 days away from surgery and can't wait to throw away all those cami's.
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    ajones3300 got a reaction from Beautiful Mess in Any April Sleevers?   
    April 16th is my date. I sent a friend request on FB as well.
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    ajones3300 got a reaction from Peppa in Dr. Jose Rodriquez - StarMedica Testamonials   
    Hello All,
    I am having VSG done by Dr. Rod on April 16, 2015 at StarMedica Hospital. I am putting together a packet of info for my family. There are many and hard to get all together at the same time. They are going to be difficult to convince that this is a good idea. I am completely comfortable with my decision and I would like them to be as well.
    I would love to have some testimonials from past patients of his to add to the packet.
    Tell it all - Good or Bad.
    Thanks in advance for the help.
    Annette
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    ajones3300 got a reaction from terrydumont46 in Nicotine Level Test   
    Thanks everyone. I took the test today and hopefully it is negative. This surgery is much more important to me than a cigarette so that is making this way easier than any other time I tried to quit. Motivation is everything
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    ajones3300 got a reaction from amponder in Nicotine Level Test   
    Hello everyone. I am new to this site.
    I had my first visit with the surgeon's office two weeks ago (insurance requirements already met). They gave me my list of tests that needed to be done before I could schedule my surgery. They told me that I needed to quit smoking and that my nicotine level would be tested. I quit immediately after that appointment. This surgery is way more important than smoking.
    I have to have my nicotine test done in a couple of days. I am worried about passing it. How long does the nicotine stay in your system after you quit. It's only been two weeks and I was a pack a day smoker. Does anyone know the answer to this?
    Thanks in advance!
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