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  1. I am scheduling to get sleeved on 9/2. I'll be flying into San Diego that day, and out on the 6th. Anyone looking at scheduling out that far? I feel like I've talked to so many places and done so much research that I'm practically an expert Here's my question - I have a low BMI for this sort of procedure, and I'm concerned that with the pre-op diet, I could lose enough weight temporarily that on surgery day I wouldn't qualify. Has anyone been in a similar position? I don't want to gain just to lose, but I'm thinking it's a real possibility. Thoughts?
  2. Anything you wish you would have known or done or prepared for before getting sleeved? Also- is it worth it to invest in a Ninja system for blending foods before and after?
  3. Ouch! How did you find that out? What sort of issues has that caused you? I'm prone to keloid scars so nervous about this sort of thing.
  4. I will be arriving and having surgery on the 2nd, so I look forward to meeting you! I'm pretty nervous, and not much of a talker but I am a great listener
  5. With Dr Illan? I should see you there! Why alone???
  6. I'm 204 right now and my surgery date is 9/2. I hope to lose a little before then, but I don't want to lose too much as to disqualify myself from surgery. I'm 5'7" (sometimes 7.5 on a tall day). In the past several years, I've been as high as 245, and as low as 186. My goal weight is 140. I just know I can't do this on my own and sustain any progress. No doctor in the US would approve me, and so I'm going to Tijuana to get sleeved. I don't understand the mentality in the US that you don't "need" bariatric surgery until your BMI is over 35. It doesn't make sense to me.
  7. These are excellent ideas! Thank you!
  8. Thanks for your response. That is very true what you said about not understanding if you weren't feeling nervous.
  9. maimee

    Gastric Sleeve - BMI 31

    I am in a very similar situation, BMI of 32 and I'm going to get sleeved on 9/2. I need this tool. I've never been successful on my own. I want to be healthy. I want to reset my relationship with food. I'm ready (but scared, as with all major surgeries). Maybe more so because I'm going to Tijuana to have it done.
  10. Not Aug, but Sept 2.
  11. I am terrified. I booked my surgery and am just living in this constant state of anxiety. Complications and the surgery risks are on my mind.
  12. I couldn't agree more. And build has a lot to do with it. Good luck to you too! I'll be looking for your updates.
  13. Good luck, Dixie! Keep me posted, I'd love to be in touch during your process. I did talk to Bill and he said that the pre-op diets take your current BMI into consideration, and that there should be no issue.