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My bags are packed and I'm ready to go...I have to say, tonight I"m pretty emotional about leaving my 2 young children. My husband is staying home to keep them in their normal routines (they're 2 and 5). It was really tough putting them to bed tonight.

My shuttle picks me up at 4:30am. I will check in as my trip progresses :)

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Best wishes to you! I'm sure you'll do great. I left two young children behind when I went for my surgery. They'll be a comfort to you when you're back. Their love and concern will warm your heart. Not the highest quality "me" time, but nevertheless a little "me" time is good for your family!

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You will love Dr A and his team. I left behind a 6 and 3 year old so I feel your pain.

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I also left behind a 3 year old and it was hard, but I knew it was what was best for me and for her too, in the long run. It's hard running after an active child when you get out of breath just walking across the room.

You will do great, and as already mentioned, you will love Dr. Aceves and his whole staff. Good luck to you!biggrin.gif

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Your going to have an amazing trip. Don't worry about anything, think of it as a little vacation. I just got back today and I feel amazing, like a completely new person. It starts out a little rough, but it gets better everyday. Have a great time =) If you go shopping make sure to haggle a lot!!

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Up at the hotel and about to meet Ernesto for him to take us to the hospital! Today is the day!

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Up at the hotel and about to meet Ernesto for him to take us to the hospital! Today is the day!

I just returned from Dr. A on Monday. What an adventure. I understand about leaving your kids, I did the same and every time I thought of them I would get choked up. By now you are probably resting comfortably in your room. Remember each day gets better and walk. Everyone says that but seriously it helps. I walked with others there when they were out but sometimes I just walked around my room with my head phones on or at night I walked around the parking lot. You'll be great! Everyone there is unbelievable nice and the minute you need something they are there with it. Try to relax (easier said then done I know).

Ellie

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CheckIng in! Surgery was at 11 am yesterday and I was up walking by 3:30. The drain is uncomfortable, but not bad. I've had a little gas thats uncomfortable. Everyone is great. The care is so much more focused than ANYTHING I've ever received in the states. So far, so good :)

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Congrats on being sleeved glad you doing well...I will be leaving behind kids going to Dr. Kelly on Nov 5th. I feel your pain you miss your babies you will see them soon and will be heathy...Good Luck on your Journey

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Anne its me, your sleeve sister!!!!! Love your pic by the way! I wanted to thank you for all the encouragement you've given me.

Where are you on the eating? Im so bored with the broth and Protein Shakes I want to shoot myself! Have you weighed yourself yet? I have had the post-op blues but am trying to be positive. I return to work on Friday and I am nervous.

I figure if I can't handle it, I'll take more time off, right? lol. miss you.

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I have also had some "moments"....it's tougher emotionally than I could have imagined. I think in a couple weeks when I can eat something normal I'll feel much better :)

I weighed myself yesterday...I'm eating like 200 calories a day, so it's coming off quick, but I'm ready to slow it down with FOOD!

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