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GBLady41

Mini Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. Actually, the only dangerous person I see on here is you. Go to who you want to. But there is more than enough proof that this doctor does not care about his patients. Just because you are one of the very few who are ok is not proof that he is a good doctor.
  2. GBLady41

    Is Global Warning A Hoax!

    Excuse me....have you heard of Hurricane Irma?!? And now we’re on Hurricane Nate. It’s only been a little over a month. What were you saying about the intensity and frequency of hurricanes again? Do you watch the news? Or are you living in a fantasy world, where we can use and abuse this planet without consequences? It’s called climate change. Please, please do some research so you are no longer ignorant of the actual facts. Thanks
  3. GBLady41

    Is Global Warning A Hoax!

    Excuse me....have you heard of Hurricane Irma?!? And now we’re on Hurricane Nate. It’s only been a little over a month. What were you saying about the intensity and frequency of hurricanes again? Do you watch the news? Or are you living in a fantasy world, where we can use and abuse this planet without consequences? It’s called climate change. Please, please do some research so you are no longer ignorant of the actual facts. Thanks
  4. I was given Toradol (Ketorolac) IV and tablet prescription after I was discharged. Worked great!
  5. I was given Toradol (Ketorolac) IV and tablet prescription after I was discharged. Worked great!
  6. GBLady41

    Team MX

    You may want to join BariatricPal MX Weight Loss Surgery Group on Facebook. I believe you will run into DS patients there and you can get all of your information there.
  7. GBLady41

    Team MX

    You may want to join BariatricPal MX Weight Loss Surgery Group on Facebook. I believe you will run into DS patients there and you can get all of your information there.
  8. Maybe replace one of your protein shakes with animal protein. I like the three small meals of 4 oz each. I would maybe try adding at least one snack that has a good amount of protein, like Mini Babybel Light, which has 6 grams of protein, and Frigo CheeseHeads Light String Cheese, which has 7 grams of protein. I would also try to get in more fluids and more protein, because the more active you get the more fluids and protein you need. Muscles require two things: fluids and protein. It's not about calories. It's about fuel for your body. Your body needs more than 80 oz of fluids in order to not feel like it's in starvation mode. The same thing about protein. Your body needs more than 90 grams of protein, especially with how active you are. I would try upping both your fluids and protein for a couple of weeks, not changing anything else, and see if that starts your weight loss again.
  9. Maybe replace one of your protein shakes with animal protein. I like the three small meals of 4 oz each. I would maybe try adding at least one snack that has a good amount of protein, like Mini Babybel Light, which has 6 grams of protein, and Frigo CheeseHeads Light String Cheese, which has 7 grams of protein. I would also try to get in more fluids and more protein, because the more active you get the more fluids and protein you need. Muscles require two things: fluids and protein. It's not about calories. It's about fuel for your body. Your body needs more than 80 oz of fluids in order to not feel like it's in starvation mode. The same thing about protein. Your body needs more than 90 grams of protein, especially with how active you are. I would try upping both your fluids and protein for a couple of weeks, not changing anything else, and see if that starts your weight loss again.
  10. I think that it should work itself out as long as you are taking your vitamins. You are still in the beginning of healing. It will take a little time to get back to 'normal'.
  11. GBLady41

    Day two after my MGB

    I think that it should work itself out as long as you are taking your vitamins. You are still in the beginning of healing. It will take a little time to get back to 'normal'.
  12. Again, this is different for everyone. I have been weight training for at least 4 months and I can tell you that my flabby skin has gone down quite a bit. It really does depend on your DNA, your BMI, starting weight, etc. I also moisturizer my skin a few times a day to give me more elasticity. Everything helps. And weight training certainly doesn't hurt. Well...not much anyway. [emoji2][emoji854]
  13. Again, this is different for everyone. I have been weight training for at least 4 months and I can tell you that my flabby skin has gone down quite a bit. It really does depend on your DNA, your BMI, starting weight, etc. I also moisturizer my skin a few times a day to give me more elasticity. Everything helps. And weight training certainly doesn't hurt. Well...not much anyway. [emoji2][emoji854]
  14. As far as the veggie pasta, there is nothing wrong with that. I think some people read your original post as you were eating regular pasta. So, if you want to add that back into your diet, you can. Veggies are good. I also have PCOS and I am no longer taking Metformin. I stopped after I had surgery, and my first blood tests came back normal (my PCOS tests and my Bariatric tests). Because I do have PCOS, I keep my carbs at or below 35 grams a day. I work out 5 days a week, with two of those days being weight training. I also use the elliptical 5 days a week and the recumbent bike 3 days a week. I drink a drinkable yogurt every morning for breakfast (eggs are too heavy for me and the yogurt gives me more protein). I also drink one shake for dinner every day (it works for my lifestyle, so that when I'm out and can't cook something, I still get my protein). I drink at least 150 oz of fluids a day, including 12 servings of water. I get in at least 100 oz of protein a day. My nutritionist told me that when you start exercising more, you need two things: fluids and protein. And....I can only get in about 800 calories, and I'm over 8 months out. I have never stalled once. My point is...everyone is different. You have to find what works for you. One thing I have learned is...it's not about the number of calories. It's about the amount of fuel you are putting in your body. But don't think you have to do what other people do. It's about your life and you lifestyle. So if protein shakes help you in your lifestyle, then do that. Find what works for you and go for it. Don't try to force yourself to eat more calories thinking it will definitely help you. I tried that and it didn't go well. As far as personal trainers and nutritionists, unless they have actually dealt with bariatric patients, they are going to give you the same advice they would give anyone else, and we are not anyone else. Keep discovering. You can do it!!
  15. GBLady41

    Cut Calories and Excercise and no weight loss

    As far as the veggie pasta, there is nothing wrong with that. I think some people read your original post as you were eating regular pasta. So, if you want to add that back into your diet, you can. Veggies are good. I also have PCOS and I am no longer taking Metformin. I stopped after I had surgery, and my first blood tests came back normal (my PCOS tests and my Bariatric tests). Because I do have PCOS, I keep my carbs at or below 35 grams a day. I work out 5 days a week, with two of those days being weight training. I also use the elliptical 5 days a week and the recumbent bike 3 days a week. I drink a drinkable yogurt every morning for breakfast (eggs are too heavy for me and the yogurt gives me more protein). I also drink one shake for dinner every day (it works for my lifestyle, so that when I'm out and can't cook something, I still get my protein). I drink at least 150 oz of fluids a day, including 12 servings of water. I get in at least 100 oz of protein a day. My nutritionist told me that when you start exercising more, you need two things: fluids and protein. And....I can only get in about 800 calories, and I'm over 8 months out. I have never stalled once. My point is...everyone is different. You have to find what works for you. One thing I have learned is...it's not about the number of calories. It's about the amount of fuel you are putting in your body. But don't think you have to do what other people do. It's about your life and you lifestyle. So if protein shakes help you in your lifestyle, then do that. Find what works for you and go for it. Don't try to force yourself to eat more calories thinking it will definitely help you. I tried that and it didn't go well. As far as personal trainers and nutritionists, unless they have actually dealt with bariatric patients, they are going to give you the same advice they would give anyone else, and we are not anyone else. Keep discovering. You can do it!!
  16. You do not need an adapter. You may want to bring a power strip for your electronics. They do come in handy.
  17. You do not need an adapter. You may want to bring a power strip for your electronics. They do come in handy.
  18. GBLady41

    Go Light Bariatrics

    I'm glad my doctor did not suggest that. If someone is already having issues with their gallbladder, he will remove it. But if not, he won't. And I'm over 8 months out, and have had no problems with my gallbladder. Why go through extra pain when there's nothing wrong?
  19. I'm glad my doctor did not suggest that. If someone is already having issues with their gallbladder, he will remove it. But if not, he won't. And I'm over 8 months out, and have had no problems with my gallbladder. Why go through extra pain when there's nothing wrong?
  20. GBLady41

    Mexico

    Hi, I had MGB surgery in Tijuana, Mexico with Dr. Illan. I went through BariatricPal MX. I had my surgery in a full service hospital (Oasis of Hope) with a full medical staff and surgical staff. The hospital doctors, nurses and staff were very attentive with me, coming in my room seconds after I pushed the nurse button. Not a speaker conversation, they came to my room to see what I needed. They took my vitals every few hours and changed my bandages frequently. I never had to wait on any of my meds. The hospital was cleaner than in the US. They cleaned it at least a couple of times a day, including the walls. The BariatricPal MX valets were attentive and made sure that myself and my companion were well taken care of. I stayed in the hospital for three days, then once approved for discharge, was taken to Pueblo Amigo Hotel & Casino. My companion and I stayed in a junior suite with a mini fridge, microwave, safe, coffee pot, two double beds and a sitting area. We stayed two days there. I paid $5400 for myself and my companion, three-day hospital stay, two- day hotel stay, and we received a 'gift' package from BariatricPal MX that included fluids and protein I would need and a book that talks about bariatric surgery. We also received vouchers from the hotel that allowed us to get some broth from downstairs. Dr. Illan does only four surgeries a day, if that many, so you know he's not trying to rush you through. And whenever I have a question, I can email him and he will reply. He's the best! He is certified and as of now, is an international member of the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) He will take care of you. I found BariatricPal MX by accident actually. I was looking online at the BariatricPal store (store.bariatricpal.com) and a chat popped up and I clicked on it and saw it was about BariatricPal MX and how much they charge for bariatric surgery. I started chatting with them and set up an appointment with the coordinator, Bill Yanez. The rest is history. I am more than 8 months out from surgery and have lost almost 100 lbs since surgery. I couldn't be happier!!!
  21. GBLady41

    Mexico

    Hi, I had MGB surgery in Tijuana, Mexico with Dr. Illan. I went through BariatricPal MX. I had my surgery in a full service hospital (Oasis of Hope) with a full medical staff and surgical staff. The hospital doctors, nurses and staff were very attentive with me, coming in my room seconds after I pushed the nurse button. Not a speaker conversation, they came to my room to see what I needed. They took my vitals every few hours and changed my bandages frequently. I never had to wait on any of my meds. The hospital was cleaner than in the US. They cleaned it at least a couple of times a day, including the walls. The BariatricPal MX valets were attentive and made sure that myself and my companion were well taken care of. I stayed in the hospital for three days, then once approved for discharge, was taken to Pueblo Amigo Hotel & Casino. My companion and I stayed in a junior suite with a mini fridge, microwave, safe, coffee pot, two double beds and a sitting area. We stayed two days there. I paid $5400 for myself and my companion, three-day hospital stay, two- day hotel stay, and we received a 'gift' package from BariatricPal MX that included fluids and protein I would need and a book that talks about bariatric surgery. We also received vouchers from the hotel that allowed us to get some broth from downstairs. Dr. Illan does only four surgeries a day, if that many, so you know he's not trying to rush you through. And whenever I have a question, I can email him and he will reply. He's the best! He is certified and as of now, is an international member of the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) He will take care of you. I found BariatricPal MX by accident actually. I was looking online at the BariatricPal store (store.bariatricpal.com) and a chat popped up and I clicked on it and saw it was about BariatricPal MX and how much they charge for bariatric surgery. I started chatting with them and set up an appointment with the coordinator, Bill Yanez. The rest is history. I am more than 8 months out from surgery and have lost almost 100 lbs since surgery. I couldn't be happier!!!
  22. I had my surgery in Tijuana, Mexico with Dr. Illan. I worked with Bill Yanez of BariatricPal MX and he answered all of my questions. He is an adult and anyone you speak to at BariatricPal MX are adults. Payment is handled through a credit card or Wells Fargo. You can ask Mr. Yanez for more information on that. However, you first must fill out an extensive Health Questionnaire and be approved. Then, if you are approved, you give a deposit (I paid $500) in order to schedule and guarantee your surgery date. And you will have a certain amount of time to pay the balance, depending on how far out your surgery date is. I believe full payment is due one to two weeks before your surgery. As far as primary doctors, each one will react differently to your getting the surgery in Mexico. But...how I looked at it is like this: I'm paying you to be MY primary doctor...if you don't like it, I will simply fire you and get someone else who will give me the care that I need. For me, I asked my endocrinologist to continue care, because she is the one who suggested I get surgery. And her care was simply giving me blood tests at three month intervals. She agreed to do that for me. Other than blood tests, I have not needed any extra care for my surgery. Should any complications arise once you get home, there are different insurance companies that do different things. I would check out your particular company to see what they say. However, I have seen on many forums that if you go to the ER, they cannot deny you treatment, irregardless of where you had a surgery. Also, there is insurance you can purchase, I believe, that will give you coverage for an amount of time after surgery. I would call Bill Yanez and ask him all of your questions. He is very attentive and will listen to your every concern. You can also talk to, Skype with, and email Dr. Illan with any questions and concerns.
  23. I had my surgery in Tijuana, Mexico with Dr. Illan. I worked with Bill Yanez of BariatricPal MX and he answered all of my questions. He is an adult and anyone you speak to at BariatricPal MX are adults. Payment is handled through a credit card or Wells Fargo. You can ask Mr. Yanez for more information on that. However, you first must fill out an extensive Health Questionnaire and be approved. Then, if you are approved, you give a deposit (I paid $500) in order to schedule and guarantee your surgery date. And you will have a certain amount of time to pay the balance, depending on how far out your surgery date is. I believe full payment is due one to two weeks before your surgery. As far as primary doctors, each one will react differently to your getting the surgery in Mexico. But...how I looked at it is like this: I'm paying you to be MY primary doctor...if you don't like it, I will simply fire you and get someone else who will give me the care that I need. For me, I asked my endocrinologist to continue care, because she is the one who suggested I get surgery. And her care was simply giving me blood tests at three month intervals. She agreed to do that for me. Other than blood tests, I have not needed any extra care for my surgery. Should any complications arise once you get home, there are different insurance companies that do different things. I would check out your particular company to see what they say. However, I have seen on many forums that if you go to the ER, they cannot deny you treatment, irregardless of where you had a surgery. Also, there is insurance you can purchase, I believe, that will give you coverage for an amount of time after surgery. I would call Bill Yanez and ask him all of your questions. He is very attentive and will listen to your every concern. You can also talk to, Skype with, and email Dr. Illan with any questions and concerns.
  24. GBLady41

    Day two after my MGB

    I am more than 8 months out from MGB. It does get easier. I used the Gas-X strips. They worked great for me. I still use them every great once in a while when I get bloated. During my first week of healing I started sleeping on my side, using a small pillow to put under my stomach so I wouldn't feel that 'movement' on the inside of me. That took a little getting used to lol... I didn't have too much pain after surgery. More like soreness and gas pains, which were really helped by walking. The more walking I did, the more I farted. Other than feeling like I had no energy at the end of the 2nd week after surgery, I have been feeling fine. Healing good. And to date I have lost 99 lbs since surgery, and 145 lbs from my heaviest weight. Take it a day at a time. Walk. Walk. Walk. It gets better. [emoji2][emoji41][emoji854][emoji16][emoji4][emoji38][emoji13]
  25. I am more than 8 months out from MGB. It does get easier. I used the Gas-X strips. They worked great for me. I still use them every great once in a while when I get bloated. During my first week of healing I started sleeping on my side, using a small pillow to put under my stomach so I wouldn't feel that 'movement' on the inside of me. That took a little getting used to lol... I didn't have too much pain after surgery. More like soreness and gas pains, which were really helped by walking. The more walking I did, the more I farted. Other than feeling like I had no energy at the end of the 2nd week after surgery, I have been feeling fine. Healing good. And to date I have lost 99 lbs since surgery, and 145 lbs from my heaviest weight. Take it a day at a time. Walk. Walk. Walk. It gets better. [emoji2][emoji41][emoji854][emoji16][emoji4][emoji38][emoji13]
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