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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!
  16. CanucKnucklehead

    Canadians having surgery in Mexico

    Have you already picked a clinic and booked a date? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  17. Awesome progress!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  18. CanucKnucklehead

    Vitamins & Supplements

    I've been reading a lot about the different Vitamin and mineral supplements that become necessary after having the Sleeve procedure. Does anyone have a complete list of what will be needed or does that differ for each individual? Also, are there any supplements that will need to be taken pre-op? If you have any preferred brands, that info would be appreciated too...thank you! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  19. CanucKnucklehead

    March Surgeries

    For sure! I'm bracing myself for a long journey of ups and downs, so support will definitely be needed haha! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  20. CanucKnucklehead

    March Surgeries

    @shaylady08 I'm just relieved it's only 10 days! I've seen posts where people were on liquids for 2-3 weeks before surgery...I know 10 days won't be easy, but it'll be worth it I'm sure!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  21. CanucKnucklehead

    March Surgeries

    Just got my dates confirmed today - pre-op all liquid diet starting March 3rd and surgery on the 13th. A bit nervous but super-excited to do this!! Good luck to everyone else here!
  22. CanucKnucklehead

    Canadians having surgery in Mexico

    I just confirmed my date today...I'll be travelling from Toronto for surgery on March 13th! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  23. A co-worker of mine had WLS in Mexico last year and told me she also had the Zoom teeth whitening done while she was in Tijuana. She said it was significantly cheaper than doing it at home. Has anyone here looked into this or had it done? Any recommendations on a clinic/dentist? More importantly, is there any reason not to have this done in the days right after having the Gastric Sleeve procedure done? Thank you!
  24. CanucKnucklehead

    I got my surgery date!!!!!!!!

    Congrats!! I just got my confirmation today for March 13th and I'm definitely excited too!
  25. CanucKnucklehead

    I DID IT!

    Your story is an inspiration to those of us just starting out. Thank you for sharing and thank you for focusing your hard work on such a wonderful cause!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App