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I've been going back and forth for years thinking i could get the weight off on my own. Been afraid to go under the knife but i guess this must be the right time. i started the WLS program with Memorial weight loss center in Springfield IL and it was sooo fast i was in shock. I always thought it would take months not the case. I have BCBS IL. They had 0 for me to do for approval. I had to do what Memorials program wanted and i was done in 2 months. I chose November so i can make sure i have someone to help me during my recovery. I'm happy for a new life but also Scared. I hope everyone that has had this done or getting it done all the best and speedy recovery. If any advice can be given for success and recovery i would appreciate it.

ANYONE ELSE IN SPRINGFIELD IL HAVING THIS DONE (DR ORLANDO ICAZA)

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13 minutes ago, Confirmed said:

I've been going back and forth for years thinking i could get the weight off on my own. Been afraid to go under the knife but i guess this must be the right time. i started the WLS program with Memorial weight loss center in Springfield IL and it was sooo fast i was in shock. I always thought it would take months not the case. I have BCBS IL. They had 0 for me to do for approval. I had to do what Memorials program wanted and i was done in 2 months. I chose November so i can make sure i have someone to help me during my recovery. I'm happy for a new life but also Scared. I hope everyone that has had this done or getting it done all the best and speedy recovery. If any advice can be given for success and recovery i would appreciate it.

ANYONE ELSE IN SPRINGFIELD IL HAVING THIS DONE (DR ORLANDO ICAZA)

I also had my (original) surgery a couple of years ago in November!

My advice is to enjoy the minor milestones not just the major ones.

Good Luck ♥️

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28 minutes ago, Confirmed said:

I've been going back and forth for years thinking i could get the weight off on my own. Been afraid to go under the knife but i guess this must be the right time. i started the WLS program with Memorial weight loss center in Springfield IL and it was sooo fast i was in shock. I always thought it would take months not the case. I have BCBS IL. They had 0 for me to do for approval. I had to do what Memorials program wanted and i was done in 2 months. I chose November so i can make sure i have someone to help me during my recovery. I'm happy for a new life but also Scared. I hope everyone that has had this done or getting it done all the best and speedy recovery. If any advice can be given for success and recovery i would appreciate it.

ANYONE ELSE IN SPRINGFIELD IL HAVING THIS DONE (DR ORLANDO ICAZA)

my advice would be not to stock up too much your pouch may reject it after surgery then your stuck with stuff you cant eat/drink. I would also get some of the extras like chewable gas x but usually you can ask for a script to go home with of it for when you feel the burp if you ask for it. Buy extra pillows if you dont have but two. Buy a couple for each side and a couple to make you lay higher so that you wont have to sleep sitting up on the couch. Some of us had to lol. Don't worry about packing for hospital they have everything you need there even mouthwash. hair brush yes bring that if u dont want to use comb. Phone and charger necessity incase you get stuck in there for days. get a nice food pureer. i got magic bullet you need something to puree the foods in the next or third in some cases diet stage. disposable 2 oz and one oz containers make meal prep and clean up easier (a m a z o n). im sure everybody has a lot to add, and congrats. if we could keep it off on our own we wouldnt be this fat. if we dont have the surgery wed prob have the diabetes and other deathy ailments within five years. remember why you started. strange how the weight is just flying off... yet when we try to do it it was stuck and slow. it is painful though and hard i have yellow pee from not enough Water as i type this and im tryin to get in the 64oz needed to turn things around. but lost two more lb today 😯

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Thank you for the positive words and the information on what to get. I want us all to succeed with this WLS. This was a life changing choice we made and i don't want to fail. (FAILURE NOT AN OPTION).

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