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I know it's a bit early to be thinking of what I should bring with me for my lbl with Dr. Cardenas but I like to think ahead. Any advice is much appreciated.

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My hubby had the SLEEVE in Juarez, Mexico. We had to bring our own wash clothes. They were not provided. I had Protein Drinks and Water when we went thru customs, they made us throw them away. I think a person could have fought it but not sure on that. The protein/water are very important for us. I would not recommend the site we used, it was BELITE WEIGHT LOSS. They are not up to par with many things. I know this much for sure I paid big $$ to get some chicken noodle Soup for hubby afterwards. Had to drain it. Noone had any kind of broth. Hopefully your choice of where you go will be a great experience for you. Good Luck

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The first Starbucks we stopped at made me wish I had brought a package of wet-naps, to wipe literally everything.. toilet seat, handles, opening doors lol..every public washroom I had to stop at was like this.Yeah, I'm not usually a germ-a-phob, but Tijuana can do that to you. They never gave me any trouble over the jar of Protein Powder I had at all the customs stops, even when it was opened.

Things I was super happy I did bring: iPad full of Netflix movies in english, gas-x-strips, 10ft phone charging cord.

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You won't need much of anything. The recovery house has a lot- even shampoo!! I didn't wear night gowns- wore my garmet the whole time. Bring comfy underwear. Something that will go over your garmet for the trip home or to the doctors office.

Bring a book to read maybe or something to do for boredom but mostly you will just sleep.


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For airline travelers, you can take bouillon cubes with you instead of broth. That way, you can ask for a cup of hot Water at a restaurant and make your own. The same goes for Protein powder and cold water for meals.

I know a guy that had a lbl after losing weight. He carried a cane with him for a few days, because he wanted to baby his stomach and not put pressure on his sutures. Best of luck to you!

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I have also heard to bring extra dressings, gauze and tape as supplies can be limited. I am looking to schedule for August 21st and I will be bringing a stash :)

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