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About kimaly

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  • Birthday 01/25/1964

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  1. I liked it because it felt more like a home and the BP office was right next door. We stayed one night in the recovery house and on night in the hotel (Hubby is more of a hotel kinda person) both were equally nice just with two different vibes.
  2. Mine is Sept. 7th and it seems so far away, I can't wait to get this band out and get the ball rolling again
  3. Unfortunately my Insurance didn't cover the band and will not cover the revision so I am heading to Mexico for revision on Sept. 7th. I'm nervous and excited all at the same time. I was banded July 2008 and it went very well for about 5 years until I got a stomach virus and was throwing up everything I put in my mouth and at times it seemed somethings I didn't . I called my fill center to get an unfill just to find out they had closed without notice UGH and couldn't find anyone to do the unfil because no one wanted to touch a Mexican surgery patient. My stomach ended up swelling so bad from the vomiting that I ended up in the ER with kidney failure. Finally they emptied my band WOW what a relief! After a few days in the hospital and kidneys back in shape I was sent home empty and starving. Once again no one in my area would fill me afterwards so I gained back 80lbs in 2 years partly due to depression and partly due to just being a jerk and excited about eating things I hadn't had in 5 yrs I want my healthy life back and this dang band (AKA my frenemy) out of me. I have Chosen Dr. Carlos Altamirano in TJ as my surgeon. I'm looking forward to following the progress of others that have had revision already. You see so much about revision patients having slower weightloss but I have all intentions of putting that myth to bed. Good luck to everyone on their journey, It's nice to know there are others out there going through the same thing and can understand what someone that has not been in this situation can.
  4. kimaly

    Slow Communication

    I have been pleased with my communication with everyone so far. I am scheduled for revision surgery on Sept. 7 and have already had a long talk with Dr. A and all my emails have been promptly addressed by Henry and the anesthesiologist. Carmen (Nutritionist) and I have skyped and she has even sent me recipes already. So i'm a happy girl and looking forward to my date.
  5. kimaly

    Flying to SD!

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.
  6. kimaly

    To Tijuana and Back!

    What hospital did you have your surgery at?
  7. kimaly

    Heading to TJ tonight!

    Sending positive thoughts!!! Can't wait to follow your progress
  8. kimaly

    Sleeping after surgery

    Perhaps a wedge pillow would be good option
  9. Depending on which restaurant you chose sometimes appetizers broiled instead of fried will work just fine. Just ask them to bring it when they bring the other main dishes. If a manager of any restaurant was rude to me for any reason I would have got up and left at that very moment.
  10. kimaly

    New here - need advice

    Slow and steady wins the race. Take it one day at a time. Good luck
  11. My revision to the sleeve is scheduled for September 7th I'm sure it will be here before we know it.
  12. That's awesome, can't wait to follow your progress. I had a band 7 yrs ago and lost 117 lbs, had some issues (not from the band) and the emergency room emptied it 2 yrs later I have gained 80 lbs and my fill center has closed down. I can't get a Doctor around here to give me fills because I got my band in Mexico. I couldn't even find a Doctor to remove the band here in the States. I can't tell you how grateful I am to Bariatric Pal and Dr. Altamirano and his team for giving me a chance to correct these issues and get the life back that I had previously work so hard to achieve.
  13. Are you having a revision? I'm scheduled for revision on Sept. 7 with Dr. A. Looking forward to following your progress.
  14. kimaly

    Mexico anyone?

    Can you tell me what made you choose Dr. Verboonen? I an considering going back to Mexico to has band to sleeve revision and am deciding on one of the Doctors that are running the special right now.
  15. Thank you, I'm not giving up just have to start over and this time without a fill. I am determined and I know what to do, just have to do it and stick to it. Just mad at myself for waiting until I regained most of my weight to get back on track.