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    Hi I am currently EXACTLY in that (bleeding nonstop or not bleeding at all stage in my life lol) its been like this for me about 7 years now. I'm happy to hear that you've made progress and I'm also very happy to see that you're in California just like me! I just turned 25 and I've made the concrete decision to now have the gastric sleeve. If you don't mind me asking, what was your starting stats and where did you get your operation done? Also did you self pay and if you don't mind me asking how much did your operation cost all together. Thank you (:
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    Gastric Sleeve & PCOS

    Hello! I have PCOS just like you and am now in search for a place of operation myself for the sleeve. I also never get my period and don't ovulate. Feeling down, I started doing research and found tons of extremely helpful youtube videos on this very topic. Women like us going through this same exact thing. I've heard the same things over and again, Post Op a lot of the girls become incredibly fertile. I will tell you what one of those girls told me. Don't worry, Your baby is coming (: Congrats on the progress you've made so far thats incredible! I wanted to know an update of how you're doing now Post OP? Are you pregnant yet? how are you feeling? Also, if you don't mind my asking where did you get your operation done? I'm happy to know there are women out there who can relate to where I am in my current state. Thank you for posting this.
  3. Hello everyone! I have yet to find my surgeon and place of operation, I'm starting with a lower BMI at 33 and will be self-paying. I wanted to know if anyone had to self pay in California or Mexico. Please share your journey with me (cost, recovery time, location, overall experience etc..) so hopefully I can start my journey with a little more confidence going in. Thanks!
  4. taylor2021

    unprotected sex a week before surgery??

    Hello. I also have PCOS and I don't ovulate therefore I'm hoping wls will help me in that area so i may eventually become pregnant. If you don't mind me asking, what surgery are you getting and where are you getting it done? Thanks!
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    Thank you for all the info! I'm gonna definitely look into this!
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    Thank you!
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    Will do! Thank you so much for your response!
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    Mexico! Mexico! Mexico! Howdy everyone! .....Or should I say HOLA So, I'm new to this whole thing, and I'm currently in the process of looking for places to have my desired gastric sleeve performed and people keep mentioning MEXICO to me! One because of the attractive price tag and two some say their surgeons are more advanced in bariatric surgery then we are here in America. I'd like to know what your take on this topic is? If you've had your operation done in Mexico PLEASE! tell me about your experience and PLEASE! don't leave out any of the juicy details. 1. Who was you surgeon? 2. What Facility were you in? City and state 3. What was your recovery like? 4. How many post OP appointments did you have to go back for? 5. Did you feel safe? (out of the country medical procedures can be nerve racking! Not just Mexico) 6. What type of WLS did you go with? 7. and the golden question we ALL want to know..... How much did you fork over? also did insurance cover anything for you? I'm doing a bit of research myself and idk maybe Mexico might end up being an option for me, so I'd really appreciate your guy's input. Bonus question: I've heard AMAZING things about Dr. Ariel Ortiz from the Obesity Control Center do you guys know anything about him or that hospital? Thanks guys!...... or should I say... ADIOS AMIGOS! (i hate myself)
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    Hi! Thank you so much that's incredibly helpful especially because I'm fairly close to Glendale so that helps a lot when looking into doctors. If you don't mind me asking Who and where did you get your operation done? and how much did you pay if you paid out of pocket? Thanks again I really appreciate it
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    Hi guys (: I'm setting up consultations to inquire about the gastric sleeve and I want to make sure I ask all the right questions and I thought "who better to ask then these guys!" I'll admit, I'm super nervous and a little scared. I kind of feel like I'm just diving in to the deep end and I want to make sure I'm at least semi-prepared. So if theres any questions you wish you would've asked or any questions you're glad you asked please share if you can. Also, if any of you had your WLS done in California and could pass the info of where you got that done and your experience that would be super helpful as well. I appreciate you<3 -Taylor
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    Do I make the cut?

    lol (salutes) Yes Ma'am! Sweet dreams and hope to see you in the forums! (:
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    Do I make the cut?

    It has not. I will definitely have them check it out hopefully that will help my case. Again, you've been great, thank you so much for all of your knowledge and kindness. I hope to get as lucky as you with a great Endo because the lord KNOWS I've had it up to here with the doorknob Docs!
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    Do I make the cut?

    That's amazing. I'm sure they love to help, It sounds like you've done an awesome job as their mother
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    Do I make the cut?

    You guys come from a medical background, thats awesome. Thank you for all of your help, I really appreciate it. My parents insurance is an PPO. My aunt is actually a director of nursing at one of the Kaisers out here and I worked at one of the locations as a med-tech for a couple of years. My aunt is trying to set me up with a good endocrinologist as we speak. Yeah, kaiser can be VERY frustrating so I'm not expecting this to be easy. Before I was diagnosed with PCOS I was desperately trying to find answers and didn't get a proper diagnosis until a couple years after I started complaining to my doctor about what was going on with me. So I know first hand how dismissive they can be but I'm going to try as hard as I can because I REALLY want the WLS. Everyone on here is saying not to dismiss WLS in Mexico but I'd be more comfortable if I got it done at Kaiser as I've always had them as my healthcare provider but again they are very STRICT. I'm not going to give up. Thank you for the encouragement:)