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I am feeling great. I highly recommend Dr.Corvala and my dr. here in the US looked at my surgery records (I asked Dr. Corvala's office to email them to me) and said everything looked fine. I got my meds at the hospital pharmacy, it was just easier. I tipped the driver $20 from airport to hospital, and $30 from hospital back to airport because it took forever to go through the border crossing.

Good luck on your surgery.

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On ‎8‎/‎25‎/‎2017 at 11:06 AM, slt77036 said:


Thank you for sharing your experience, my surgery is on Sept 7 with Dr. Illan also and I am getting jitters. I'm also going by myself so I'm concerned about that. Is there any advice you would have for me? Anything that you wish you would have brought with you or packed? Sounds like you were up and able to walk around shortly after surgery, did you have very much pain? Do I need to bring food or anything like that? I feel I have so many questions so I appreciate any advice you may be able to offer.


Sorry about the delay in posting. You don't need to worry about food. They will give you everything that you need. When you leave the hospital, the nutritionist will give you a care package with broth bullion for the airport or hotel. You will also get lots of drinks as well. Don't worry about going it alone. Two of my sleeve buddies all went alone as well. We had a good time actually. I would definitely pack some Gas X strips for the trip. The valets had a stash, but ran out. I am glad that I packed my own. Pack light. You will be wearing your hospital gown for a few days. I only packed 2 outfits, which was fine. I didn't have any pain at or nausea at all, other than gas pains. That gas pain is no joke, but it dissipates within a day or two if you walk a lot. That is my advice....Walk as soon as you are able. I started at 10-15 minutes every 2 hours a few hours after surgery. By the time I was released, I was walking 20-25 minutes every few hours. When we got to the hotel, we went to lunch and did some shopping. We walked for about an hour or so. It was a lot of fun.

Anyway, Good luck!

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