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  1. CanucKnucklehead

    Considering Mexico For Gastric Sleeve

    I had my surgery with Dr Illan in March. I had surgery on a Monday, spent two nights at the hospital, then another two at a hotel where a doctor visited me daily. I flew home Friday morning (San Diego to Toronto so a pretty decent haul) and felt just fine. I've had zero problems or complications...cannot recommend Dr Illan enough!
  2. I had my surgery on 3.13.2017 with Dr Illan at the Oasis of Hope hospital. I have absolutely no regrets, have had zero issues or complications, and would recommend him to anyone. The entire staff was phenomenal during my stay and the care I received was top-notch!
  3. Congrats...what a wonderful achievement!!
  4. My surgery is on Monday and I haven't told anyone at all. I realize that I may have to at some point, but I am a pretty private person and don't feel like explaining my decisions to anyone. I simply told work that I'm having "a surgery" and will be away for a week or two.
  5. CanucKnucklehead

    Post Surgery Needs?

    I've always found jello too sweet so I used 1.5 or 2 times the amount of water when making it and it helps to cut the sweetness. It's the only way I can eat it!
  6. CanucKnucklehead

    Vitamix Blender??

    I have had one for a few years and use it almost daily. I love it, but if it's just something you need for a couple of months, there are much cheaper options out there that will do the job.
  7. @fatgirlfreed that's awesome!! Feel free to message me anytime and I look forward to meeting (and recovering with) you!!
  8. Can I ask which company you got your "complication insurance" through? I was thinking about getting something long these lines, but I was told I wouldn't need it. I've seen several posts where people had it, so now I'm questioning the advice I received.
  9. I'm glad to hear this...I am booked with Dr Illan on March 13th so it's great to hear about other people's positive experiences!
  10. That's great news...I look forward to it!
  11. I would just love to have access to all of the products that are already out there. It's hard to find a lot of products in Canada, and when you can find a company that will ship here, the shipping fees and duty fees are often prohibitive. It would be nice to have vendors in Canada that sold these things - either in store or online!
  12. CanucKnucklehead

    March 13th!!! Finally!

    I'm March 13th as well but have to do a 10-day pre-op diet...not too excited about that part lol
  13. CanucKnucklehead

    March Surgeries

    Looks like there's quite a few of us on the 13th!!
  14. CanucKnucklehead

    March Surgeries

    I'm also on March 13th and my birthday is actually the week before lol. I haven't told anyone at all yet and am debating who to share this with - I don't want to hear the criticism and second-guessing because I'm nervous enough already!! Here's hoping we both get through this with great health and great success!
  15. Thanks for posting about your experience. I'm scheduled with Dr Illan for March 13th and it's comforting to know you had such a positive experience!