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My story is similar to the numerous stories I read on this site. I’m 35 years old, 5’5 highest weight, 280, lowest adult weight 180, pre-op weight 278, current weight unknown (I’ll find out in a few hours).I have been overweight for as long as I can remember. Biggest one in my immediate family, biggest one in class, etc. As far as diets, you name it I’ve tried it from weight watchers, nutrisystem, phentermine , Atkins, 1200 calorie, etc. With the diets I loss and gained, loss and gained back more. The fat girl struggle is real.At this point I’m absolutely tired of being fat and yo-yo dieting. I allowed myself to get this heavy, I’m beyond disgusted and refuse to let myself get into the 3’s….

I’ve been seriously looking into gastric sleeve for almost a year now, the thought of Mexico never crossed my mind until finding out that my insurance company does not cover these type of procedures.

I canceled my surgery almost 2 weeks ago at the fear of potentially having an open surgery due to scar tissue from a previous abdominal surgery and had already completed 1 week of my pre-op. I ate normally after canceling and the 7lbs I lost that week weightreturned within a few days.

I went to see my pcp last Monday 3/26th and I weighed in at 278. He, addressed my scar tissue and open surgery concerns and his reassurance is what led me to reschedule. I called immediately after leaving his office and was able to keep my initial date.

I’m a bit nervous about is the amount of weight that I have lost and post op pain.

I’m in the airport starting to feel a bit nervous but nevertheless confident in my decision and I’m feeling even more excited for what’s to come .

“Dointhis4me”

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My story is similar to the numerous stories I read on this site. I’m 35 years old, 5’5 highest weight, 280, lowest adult weight 180, pre-op weight 278, current weight unknown (I’ll find out in a few hours).I have been overweight for as long as I can remember. Biggest one in my immediate family, biggest one in class, etc. As far as diets, you name it I’ve tried it from weight watchers, nutrisystem, phentermine , Atkins, 1200 calorie, etc. With the diets I loss and gained, loss and gained back more. The fat girl struggle is real.At this point I’m absolutely tired of being fat and yo-yo dieting. I allowed myself to get this heavy, I’m beyond disgusted and refuse to let myself get into the 3’s….
I’ve been seriously looking into gastric sleeve for almost a year now, the thought of Mexico never crossed my mind until finding out that my insurance company does not cover these type of procedures.
I canceled my surgery almost 2 weeks ago at the fear of potentially having an open surgery due to scar tissue from a previous abdominal surgery and had already completed 1 week of my pre-op. I ate normally after canceling and the 7lbs I lost that week weightreturned within a few days.
I went to see my pcp last Monday 3/26th and I weighed in at 278. He, addressed my scar tissue and open surgery concerns and his reassurance is what led me to reschedule. I called immediately after leaving his office and was able to keep my initial date.
I’m a bit nervous about is the amount of weight that I have lost and post op pain.
I’m in the airport starting to feel a bit nervous but nevertheless confident in my decision and I’m feeling even more excited for what’s to come .
“Dointhis4me”


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I arrived at San Diego airport at 9:30am, had a text from the driver soon as I stepped off the plane informing me that he was outside& in less than 10 mins I was in the vehicle heading for the border. We arrived at the hospital by 10am, I met with the coordinator, made payment, completed paperwork, underwent EKG & bloodwork(they got my vein on the 1st try:). I met with a doctor who reviewed my health history. Shortly thereafter I was told that they were ready for me. I was escorted to preop, given a gown to change they put on circulation stockings.A little after 12p, a nurse took my belongings for safe keeping. I then met with the anesthesiologist, she went over my health history, explained what was going to happen and answered my questions. I was given an IV with relaxation meds then was escorted to the operation room.
I got up on the table & started to feel loopy, the anesthesiologist was there making small talk & before I knew it I woke up in the recovery area.

The surgery was performed laparoscopically without complications per Dr. Lopez-Ortega . He said that there was scar tissue present, he removed some of the tissue/adhesions in the area and said everything went well.
The nurses were absolutely amazing & I never used my call button because they were so attentive. I must say that I have NEVER experienced or witnessed this type of phenomenal, high quality, compassionate care. If I made noise readjusting or sitting up in my bed the nurse was at my door asking if I was ok or needed anything. I had no issues with pain & never had to ask for meds because they were given routinely on schedule.

Tuesday,
I was given a blue concoction to drink to test for leaks. Later that evening, I was given apple juice & bottled Water.< br>
Yesterday, my drain was removed, I was given post op meds, & was discharged from the hospital. The driver took me to a clinic for my 2nd leak test. I was given another gross concoction to drink & X-ray images were taken to ensure the liquid was flowing properly. The tech gave me a copy of my test on a CD & informed me that there were no leaks. Afterwards, I was taken to the hotel to check in for additional recovery. I was informed that I was allowed 3 bowls of broth, 2 bottled waters and 2 popsicles per day.

Today, I am feeling no pain or discomfort. This is my last night in the hotel & tomorrow morning I’ll be heading home.
I am so happy that this part is over & I’m looking forward to getting healthy, losing weight, and getting back to the gym :)
“Dointhis4me”


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Congrats ! You’ll love the journey and relearning! Travel safe


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 180 [emoji736] (4/2/18)
GW#3- 160
CW 178
5’6”

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My story is similar to the numerous stories I read on this site. I’m 35 years old, 5’5 highest weight, 280, lowest adult weight 180, pre-op weight 278, current weight unknown (I’ll find out in a few hours).I have been overweight for as long as I can remember. Biggest one in my immediate family, biggest one in class, etc. As far as diets, you name it I’ve tried it from weight watchers, nutrisystem, phentermine , Atkins, 1200 calorie, etc. With the diets I loss and gained, loss and gained back more. The fat girl struggle is real.At this point I’m absolutely tired of being fat and yo-yo dieting. I allowed myself to get this heavy, I’m beyond disgusted and refuse to let myself get into the 3’s….
I’ve been seriously looking into gastric sleeve for almost a year now, the thought of Mexico never crossed my mind until finding out that my insurance company does not cover these type of procedures.
I canceled my surgery almost 2 weeks ago at the fear of potentially having an open surgery due to scar tissue from a previous abdominal surgery and had already completed 1 week of my pre-op. I ate normally after canceling and the 7lbs I lost that week weightreturned within a few days.
I went to see my pcp last Monday 3/26th and I weighed in at 278. He, addressed my scar tissue and open surgery concerns and his reassurance is what led me to reschedule. I called immediately after leaving his office and was able to keep my initial date.
I’m a bit nervous about is the amount of weight that I have lost and post op pain.
I’m in the airport starting to feel a bit nervous but nevertheless confident in my decision and I’m feeling even more excited for what’s to come .
“Dointhis4me”


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Yesterday morning( around 7am) while applying lotion, I noticed left calf muscle pain that was only felt upon deep /pressing touch. I immediately emailed my Mexico coordinator informing her & asked that she relay this info to the doctor . I expressed that I was concerned because the driver would be there to pick me up at noon to take me to the airport, I had a 6 hr flight home and was concerned that this could be a possible symptom of a blood clot( I had no other symptoms).

She responded immediately and said that she would relay & let me know the doctor’s recommendations.10am, still no reply so I emailed her again. I apologized for the 2nd email, expressed that I would like to resolve this before the crossing the border & before the driver came at noon.
In the meantime, I searched my issue on the boards, reviewed posts of people with same situation as I & found majority as being diagnosed with Vitamin deficiency or dehydration . Some was given iv fluids &sent home. Some said they were instructed to drink Gatorade. So, while waiting for a reply back, I purchased a bottle of regular Gatorade ( they didn’t have G2) & sipped ¾ of the bottle by the time the driver came a little before noon.
I received no response from the coordinator & I’m thinking like damn , so I guess everything is ok & you get fast responses pre-op & while you’re admitted but, afterwards it’s like whatever..I’m feeling like this is a preview as to what post-op/ follow up is going to be like.Basically nonexistent.
Nevertheless,
I’m still grateful and thankful for everything up until the non reply .

The plane ride was awful for my tummy.The entire left side of my abdomen was sore, soon as I got home I took a much needed Norco ( hydrocodone acetaminophen 325) pill that I had from previous dental work. Good thing I didn’t throw them away.

I’m feeling excellent this morning and the calf muscle pain is almost non existent.
~ Dointhis4me~


HW-280
SW-278
4/2/18-Day of surgery-273
CW-265...4/7/18




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