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I'm a stay at home mom and a returning college student at 35 years old.  While my 2 boys, aged 5 and 8 years old are in school, I'm studying to become a registered dental hygienist.  I have always been the heavy girl my whole life.  I've tried all sorts of diets and all were successful to some degree but my results obviously never lasted.  I have decided that the gastric sleeve procedure it what I need to finally achieve real lasting weight loss results. I did not come to this decision lightly.  I do this because diabetes runs in my family and I would like to prevent myself from this condition.   Additionally, I hate that I don't recognize the woman in the mirror.  I hate that I avoid family pictures and that I am essentially cutting myself out of precious family memories.  I hate that I lack self-love and confidence and that it negatively affects my love life with my husband. I hate that I sometimes strain to shave my legs, tie my shoes or cross my legs.   Enough is enough, I need a permanent tool to help me finally achieve a healthier body.  I have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas but they won't cover my procedure even though I have a BMI at 40 because the also require that the patient also currently has type 2 diabetes.  Since my insurance won't help me I've decided to go to Mexico for my procedure.  I've decided upon OCC and Dr. Ortiz.  
I'll update as things move along...

Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 250 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 241.1 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 8.9 lbs
BMI: 38
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 12/28/2018
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: Not covered
EmCaMom's Bariatric Surgeon
Leona Vicario #1510, Zona Rio
Tijuana 22320