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  1. GastricSleeve2018

    Self Payers in Florida

    He only required the blood work and 2 weeks of the liquid diet. He also repaired a hiatal hernia and umbilical hernia for free.
  2. GastricSleeve2018

    Self Payers in Florida

    Also, no complications at all. I am thrilled with the results and how fast everything went. I self paid due to my insurance excluding WLS. Even if they covered it, I would have had to stay in Tampa Bay and pay 7500!
  3. GastricSleeve2018

    Self Payers in Florida

    10,500 for dr Shillingford Vertical Sleeve in Boca Raton is where I went. I had a friend take me from the Tampa Bay area. I bought her a hotel just in case I needed her. He does it in the hospital and the price includes all pre-OP testing, the surgery, 2 night HOSPITAL stay, all fees from the hospital, radiology swallow test and follow up for a year. I only paid for pain meds, zofran and antacids. Everything and I mean everything was included. I did a phone consult, my dr sent him my records and I had the surgery 3 weeks after our phone consult. I started at size 18/20 2XL 220 lbs. One year later I am 126 lbs, size 2 XS. I successfully eat protein and veggies. I have some food aversions like pasta and rice. I can't eat much bread. Everyone is different after the surgery. Avoid slider foods! Don't eat cream high fatty soups after surgery. I'm the bride on the left.
  4. GastricSleeve2018

    Starting Puree

    My surgeon wants his patients to eat only 1-2 oz protein puree no veggies or fruit. It can be seasoned. Ricotta, cottage cheese, eggs, ground chicken/turkey, tuna/salmon pouches and fish. 64 oz fluids daily with 30 grams protein supplement drink.
  5. I am 20 days post-op. I am on full liquids but the example only says broth as far as soups go. My energy is low. I am hoping for a soup. Protein shakes are all the calories I get.
  6. GastricSleeve2018

    Protein Intake

    Just another idea to get fluids that have a lot of protein but it isn't another shake.
  7. GastricSleeve2018

    Protein Intake

    I drink one of these a day. At Sams they are under $16 for 12. On Amazon they are much more expensive but more flavors. Tastes like Gatorade without an after taste and it has whey protein isolate.
  8. GastricSleeve2018

    Are you happy with your sleeve

    I'm back again. I am getting all my fluids in, pooped (tmi but the best NSV right after surgery), walking around the block 1x a day, walking a lot in my house, etc. 198 lbs down from 220. Sleeved June 11th. I do not regret this one bit. I wish I would have cared more when I started getting fat. Alas, this is the best tool for weight loss.
  9. GastricSleeve2018

    Had my gastric sleeve surgery Monday, June 11th

    Thanks for the tips. I don't want to cheat either. All this pain and expense-- it would be foolish to cheat.
  10. GastricSleeve2018

    Are you happy with your sleeve

    30 hours post-op and I don't regret it. The gas pains are very painful yet if you walk it goes away. I love it. I can't wait for the weight to melt off.
  11. GastricSleeve2018

    Any June 2018 Sleevers in Here?!

    Don't even stress. The first night was the worst with gas pains and incision pains. Once you walk and pass gas, you will feel great. I don't need pain pills after the gas passed. I am drinking water, tea and broth my first night after surgery. I don't regret this at all.
  12. GastricSleeve2018

    Any June 2018 Sleevers in Here?!

    My surgery was the 11th. Just tired and need to work out the gas pain
  13. It was a long wait to get started. Fell asleep around 330pm for surgery and I woke up at 7 pm. Very painful wake up with gas, incisions, etc. My Dr fixed 2 hernias while he was doing the surgery too. I have a morphine pump, did a swallow test and I am walking. The gas pain is similar to a hernia repair. I am able to sip water and keep it down. Also, I am not hungry at all.
  14. GastricSleeve2018

    Any June 2018 Sleevers in Here?!

    I am officially JUNE 11!!!! Been on the liquid diet and met several of my doctor's former patients 😍😍😍😍. I can't wait.
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    Anyone else financing?