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I am 40 years old , mother to a 22 month old son...

I am 40 years old , mother to a 22 month old son and am tired of the tire. I do not have a thyroid and have type two diabetes. I'm hoping this will help m get to ground zero and help me loose weight, sort of like starting new. I am nervous but also anxious. I'm getting it done in Cartagena Colombia July 17 2013!!!

Road block

Soooo went in to late my doctor know I was going to Colombia for the TT. Her opinion was that if my blood sugar level was high as it was 4 months ago I should not do the TT. So did the bloodwork yesterday and waiting results. ;(

Green light

Uff thank God all blood work came back fine and been given the green light for surgery!!

2 week count down

Ok so now it's the two week countdown and I'm feeling really nervous, haven't been able to sleep and just want to fast forward to get it over with. I'm a little scared of my flight back and changing planes in Miami.

Taking flight

I'm leaving tomorrow for Colombia and on Wednesday is the operation!! Super nervous and anxious to fast forward 1 month. Please pray all goes well

2 nd time

Well I was devastated that I couldn't do my TT due to my diabetes ;( I made the trip 6 hr flight to be told NO grrrrr. So I came back home and ate ate ate. Then Jan 2014 I decided no more and have lost 25 lbs so far. I'm beginning to look into TT again.

Losing weight

1st consult with Dr. Kasrai

Seems like I'm going to have the TT here in Toronto, so I started to do research. I had a consult with Dr. Leila Kasrai. Eva -- her assistant was very sweet and helpful. So the Dr checked me out, lifted my fat--- ughhhhh and discussed what I wanted done. I'm kind of disappointed in myself because I didn't really ask her important questions, I had to take my 2 1/2 year old with me. She usually does drain less TT but since I'm diabetic she would place one drain, and the surgery would be in the hospital. The total cost would be $10,390 higher than I expected but then again this is Colombia.

Typo

Oops meant to say this ISN'T Colombia

Weight Loss

When I started to eat healthy and completely cut out starchy carbs, sugars and most dairy back in Jan 2014 I was wearing a tight size 16 and now as of April 30th I was able to get into a low rise size 12. Of course my belly was over flowing the top but in the leg and hips it was fine. My point is, don't be discouraged , you can lose the weight. The weight loss has been only diet I haven't even begun to exercise, I plan to do so as the weather is getting much better and Canada is not in the grips of an arctic freeze.

Dr. Martin Jugenberg

I had my second consult , this time with the actual Dr. He was very direct and professional--which I liked. He recommended an extended TT and that I should lose 20 lbs, I was a little disappointed as I wanted this done no later than July and I'm scheduled for August 13th. I appreciate his directness and telling me straight up.

Everyone a his office is nice, especially Kim. This new date just fuels the fire needed to get down to a better weight for a smooth recovery.

Progress pics

August 13th

Soooo I went and paid my deposit and reserved my date for August 13th!! So I'm going with Dr.Martin Jugenburg. He wants me to lose 20 lbs so I've got a goal and hope to lose more than 20 lbs. my eating habits are good just need to start exercising.
Dr. Carolina Restrepo

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You're doing fantastic! I found that having my date booked made the weight loss that much easier :). You are in good hands with Dr. J :)
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Hi, I'm having surgery with Dr J. a day after you! So excited and nervous at the same time.
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I know how you feel about wanting it done as soon as possible, I wanted mine done in May but had to wait until now. But this just gave me the opportunity to kick my butt into gear and start losing all that extra weight. Time will fly by quickly, and you will look great :)
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Congratulations on the weight loss! I lost around 90-95 pounds 4 yrs ago and had a huge amount of skin removed about a month ago. it's one of the best things I've ever done for myself! I had type 2 diabetes and was taking six shot of insulin everyday before I lost the Weight. I got myself healthy at all that extra skin made me very unhappy and self conscious. I never dreamed I would be able to get that skin removed but I was blessed this year with the means to have it done. I'll be thinking about you and if you need anything let me know!
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That is great!! That was one of the main reasons for getting healthy...NO DIABETES, thank you for your kind words. Did Dr. Jugenburg do your surgery?
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Congratulations on your weight loss , I know it can be quite hard, but you did a great job! I also lost around 100lbs, and had a full lower body lift, I can honestly say removing that excess skin was the best thing I ever did for myself! If you are in Toronto and are still in the consulting phase, you might want to check out Dr. Ryan Neinstein....he is the most amazing PS I have ever met! Best of luck on your journey!
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Thank you for your words of encouragement and dr recommendations.
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You can so do it!!! good job on the weight loss. :)
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Thanks Trish, love the support we give each other.
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I soo hated when the PS lifted my fat! Eww! I was definitely relieved to see that it didn't bother him which made me so comfortable.
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I know but I guess they see this everyday!! Lol
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How did this go? I am trying to find before and after pictures for this PS
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Chica! Mines went excellent. I haven't post new pics but I will this week you can check out my profile. Dr. Carolina is amazing
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Sorry for not updating earlier, it's been a rough year. I wasn't able to do it
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It was extremely well with the new PS. Dr. Carolina Restrepo. She wasn't here when I did my first surgery. She is amazing.
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How long did u stay in Cartagena before flying back?
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She sent me some pics and it looks good, email her and ask. She's the sweetest and her office and hospital where she does the surgery are clean and legit
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How did it go?
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How did it go? I live in south america now and I had PS with another dr a year ago before I knew Dr. Carolina. She is so sweet, she is doing my boob revision next week!
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Good luck hope all goes well xx
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Fantastic! You are one step closer!!
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Hello Esposabella! I am happy for you! I think you will be happy for your choice. I feel like I have reclaimed my life since I did it, mine was on may 16- so I've still got lots of healing physically. Emotionally, I feel like a new woman. Good luck to you, sister!
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Thanks for the reach out. Are you really sore?
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I feel pretty normal, now. I get little twinges of weird feelings, like pulling muscle the wrong way if I get up without using my arm strength. When I first got the TT, it did hurt and I was anxious. But after about 3 weeks, I really felt much better anout everything.
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You will love it, the best thing you can do for your body!
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