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Made my decision and sceduled my surgery for 01/21/13



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Congrats on your decision. I'm so excited for u! I too am a smoker so I totally know where ur coming friend on quitting! U can do it! I am going to my first seminar invite 17th so I am excited to take the first steps to becoming a sleever! Keep us informed!

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Congrats on your decision. I'm so excited for u! I too am a smoker so I totally know where ur coming friend on quitting! U can do it! I am going to my first seminar invite 17th so I am excited to take the first steps to becoming a sleever! Keep us informed!

Thank you! I know I have to do it. I'm just looking for an excuse to keep smoking :)

Congrats on starting your journey. I look forward to seeing your updates.

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I have battled with my weight for years like many. And not unlike those who are battling with the scale I have issues with depression' date=' self esteem, and health. I have tried sooo many diets starting from freshman year in high school. Some I had success and others none at all. So much money wasted on trainers, memberships, special food, medications, videos, equipment, therapist and no long term results. Granted some techniques I didn't give it my all and others once I started to see the results that became the trigger to start eating again.

After a year of research and attending seminars I decided to have the Gastric Plication done...in Mexico with Dr. Ariel Ortiz. I am excited and nervous. Surgery is scheduled for January 21, 2013. My starting weight now is 210. Surgery date it should be 200. My highest was 240. I've lost 40lbs through the HGC shots and diet medications that I've been on for a year.

I hope to have long term success and recover from some of the ailments that are preventing me from living my life to the fullest...[/quote']

Congrats, u wont regret it either:)

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Congrats' date=' u wont regret it either:)[/quote']

Thanks! I'm getting anxious. Just a lil over 2 weeks to go.

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Redy4change.org I'm kinda confused did you say before in your notes that you wanted to save you stomach because of esaphogal cancer? Or in case you did get it to use it for that? I'm sorry I'm just confused... Best of luck to you and your mom god bless ;)

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I have battled with my weight for years like many. And not unlike those who are battling with the scale I have issues with depression' date=' self esteem, and health. I have tried sooo many diets starting from freshman year in high school. Some I had success and others none at all. So much money wasted on trainers, memberships, special food, medications, videos, equipment, therapist and no long term results. Granted some techniques I didn't give it my all and others once I started to see the results that became the trigger to start eating again.

After a year of research and attending seminars I decided to have the Gastric Plication done...in Mexico with Dr. Ariel Ortiz. I am excited and nervous. Surgery is scheduled for January 21, 2013. My starting weight now is 210. Surgery date it should be 200. My highest was 240. I've lost 40lbs through the HGC shots and diet medications that I've been on for a year.

I hope to have long term success and recover from some of the ailments that are preventing me from living my life to the fullest...[/quote']

We had the same date good luck

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I'm thinking of scheduling on 1/21 with Ortiz too. I'm still trying to decide though. I'm not sure if I should save 5k by going to Mexico or just have surgery in the states.

Yes then you could use the other 5k to buy clothes (smile)

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I am seriously rethinking the Plication. I've made my appointment already but I think I should have the sleeve instead???

I have done research and ppl that have had the pilcation had to convert to the sleeve because the blood flow didn't get to that part of the stomach and then yes it's less invasive but who really is gone back to use their full stomach I think you should the gold my opinion but good luck I wish u the best I just wanted to share this w you

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Just read the rest of your post congrats on choosing the sleeve

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Redy4change.org I'm kinda confused did you say before in your notes that you wanted to save you stomach because of esaphogal cancer? Or in case you did get it to use it for that? I'm sorry I'm just confused... Best of luck to you and your mom god bless <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />

No that was Bos123 who replied to me saying that was a reason to do the Plication over the Sleeve. I ended up deciding on the Sleeve.

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We had the same date good luck

Thanks you too!

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Yes then you could use the other 5k to buy clothes (smile)

That would be a hellava wardrobe! Lol if you're comfortable traveling then by all means save the money.

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I have done research and ppl that have had the pilcation had to convert to the sleeve because the blood flow didn't get to that part of the stomach and then yes it's less invasive but who really is gone back to use their full stomach I think you should the gold my opinion but good luck I wish u the best I just wanted to share this w you

Wow! I'm glad I choose the sleeve. I definitely think I'll have better results and the surgeons are more experienced in it.

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Just read the rest of your post congrats on choosing the sleeve

Thanks ????

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