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On 4/5/2017 at 8:06 AM, biginjapan said:

Great! Tomorrow will be my two-month surgiversary (wow, that's the first time I've written that). I've lost 50 pounds so far from my highest weight, almost 29 pounds since surgery (first time I've written that too). It doesn't seem like much compared to others, but I don't really compare myself to others, just myself. I haven't been this low a weight since 2012! I've gone through a few stalls already (currently in one) but I don't let them bother me. That said, I haven't been tracking like I should so I will be getting back to that to see if it helps. One problem I have, which isn't really a problem, is that I have no restriction. I never have, not even from day 1 post-op. To be fair, it does take me a while to eat or drink, but even after a month out 1/2 cup to a full cup of food is no problem for me (of course, getting close to a cup can be very filling). I have no aversions to any food, which is why I am very strict about not even sampling a little bit a trigger food for me (like chocolate or fried food). Luckily though, I don't have any cravings, and I don't long for any particular food or drink.

I've recently been going through my closet and my 12 (!) storage containers of clothes - I've gone from a 3x/24 in pants to a definite 1x/20, and some brands I can get into an 18 or X. Tops I'm already down to an 18/16 or L size, and I'm down a band/cup size for my bra. Shoes are the biggest win - I've been a size 8 most of my life, but the last 2-4 years I've had to wear wide size 9's because of swelling in my feet and fat. But I can now toss those big shoes because I can fit into all of my old shoes. That makes me happier than anything else! Tomorrow I'll do all my official measurements to see how far I've come that way.

Anyway, back on track, all the women in my life (friends and co-workers) have definitely noticed the change (I haven't seen most of them in 2 months since we were on vacation) and they have made really positive comments to me (I've still told no one about the surgery, just focusing on the high Protein, low carb diet, which is also true - lost 23 pounds in 3 weeks pre-surgery that way). None of the men I know have said anything to me, which makes me wonder if they've noticed, or if they are just reluctant to comment about a woman's weight to her face (even something positive). ;)

What doctor did you end up using? I get my band removed July 20h and depending on the damage will also know how long i need to wait to revise to sleeve

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18 hours ago, JTHmom said:

What doctor did you end up using? I get my band removed July 20h and depending on the damage will also know how long i need to wait to revise to sleeve

I went with Dr. Cabrera at Mexico Bariatric Center.

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On July 8, 2017 at 2:09 AM, biginjapan said:

I went with Dr. Cabrera at Mexico Bariatric Center.

How are you doing with your surgery?

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11 hours ago, JTHmom said:

How are you doing with your surgery?

Do you mean now that I'm 6 months post-op? (as of tomorrow, yay!)

Honestly, I had no problems in the hospital or afterwards, never had any real restrictions, food aversions, or anything else like that. I try to stay from carbs just because they are real slider foods for me and don't provide the nutrition I need, otherwise I eat whatever is available - usually Protein and veggies (and sometimes fruit). Of course, my portions are pretty small (compared to before) but bigger than what most here have posted about.

That said, my weight loss has slowed considerably, so I'll need to re-evaluate what I'm consuming and change up my exercise. Unfortunately I'll be travelling for the next 3 weeks which makes any kind of consistently to my food and/or schedule pretty difficult. Not to mention no weigh-ins! (that might be a good thing).

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Im glad you are doing so well :)

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@biginjapan how was your experience in MX? Was the hospital & hotel clean? How were the nurses? What time were you discharged from the hospital to go back to the hotel? Were you discharged with a drain tube, if so what time was it removed the next day?

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On 1/14/2018 at 1:57 PM, colapbander said:

@biginjapan how was your experience in MX? Was the hospital & hotel clean? How were the nurses? What time were you discharged from the hospital to go back to the hotel? Were you discharged with a drain tube, if so what time was it removed the next day?

You won’t need a drain tube unless you are a bleeder. Sticking to the pre-op diet and guidelines cuts down on complications. I did not need to stay in a hotel. I used Trinity Medical and flew in on a Wednesday morning at 8:45 am and was taken across the boarder to hospital Guadalajara. Once we signed in I was taken to get blood work and then directly to my room. The hospital gave me a nice bag with toiletries and slippers. The room and bathroom were very clean. The tv had many channels in English and I didn’t have to watch any of the movies I downloaded to my iPad. There were plenty of movies on the tv. (Commercials were in Spanish). Dr. Pasten was awesome and hospital staff were great! They all were amazing!

The two other people that had surgery the same day I did through another agency went to a hotel on Friday when I flew home that afternoon. I chose my agency based on the length of stay. (I have toddlers and it was more important for me to return home than to stay an extra day to shop for souvenirs) .

After my leak test on Thursday they brought Gatorade, apple juice and chicken broth.

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I went through Dr Rodriguez at Mexico Bariatric Center who works out of Mi Doctora in Tijuana. I am so happy and had a great experience. The forst 36 hours hurt, but now I'm on day 3 and I'm moving around and drinking gatorade like I never missed a beat.

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Even though this forum post is old, it's exactly what I need! I'm looking to sort out all of the doctors, hospitals, and everything too!

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I went through OCC with DR Ariel Ortiz..he was wonderful as was the staff in the hospital. I recommend him. I am 5 years out and have remained near my goal weight. Good Luck.

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