Anticipation - Juarez, MX

HW - 320,CW- 290,TW-190...25 march 14 my date in...

HW - 320,CW- 290,TW-190...25 march 14 my date in juarez ! dr j-rod /elmo im very excited. people say dont do it but they are already thin-i show them one finger. wow im actually going to do it!! been toying with the thought for a year but i need 15 more yrs of work out of my body and decided the time was NOW !! Paul

Quiet desperation !!!!!

Im soooo ready and excited !! I havent had something to look forward to like this for quite a while !!! Paid my balance and ready for Tuesday . Ive actually lost 15 lbs on the low carb diet
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Hi Paul! Would you mind if I contact you by email to ask you a few questions about your experience with this surgery and Dr. Rodriguez?
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I used the same Dr. Had my surgery 4 weeks ago! Love that man. Truley amazing!
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I am going to the same doctor in August! I am really nervous but can't wait! I hope you are recovering well.
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I was following your review because, like you, I was wondering about the liquid diet pre op. I'm due to be sleeved on 6/14 and I would love to hear how you're doing, any tips etc.
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So your Mexico experience was a good one?
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Wow just deleted a long update so here it is condensed,sorry. HW315,Presw290,SW285,CW277--- So for preopers run out and start trying post op drinks now. Walk,walk,walk after surgery. My doc was Jose Rodriguez in Juarez Mex @ Star Medica Hospital (id be glad to give you my # if youre going that way OR apprenhesive about it),they were excellent !!!! It was like being on a carousel of CARE. I spent a few K's more but when you consider a full staff facility,you OWN room with a comfy twin size couch for a guest, security,24 hr instant care(i mean instant and kind),attention to detail,professionalism...what a great experience !! Today im sort through my CLOTHES !! Getting rid of my 50"-48" pants to donate. I fell good and will update in a week - Paul
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Paul: How are you doing now? Mind me asking. I am contemplating this doctor but not sure. There is a convenience about flying to San Diego and going to Tijuana hospital.
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I did mine in the Tijuana hospital Angelelas. It was much cheaper to fly to San Deigo for me.
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Hi there, welcome and thanks so much for sharing your journey with us!

Good luck! Are you having to go on a pre-op liquid diet first?
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Yes I'm starting this Friday...right after work.
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I have already had my surgery in November 2013 and yes I did the pre -op diet for 2 wks. The first week I found was really easy but then towards the middle of the 2nd week I did find it a little hard, but i just kept myself focused on my goal, and how much i wanted the VGS.
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Best of Luck
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Hi Paul......yes do it if you feel it is the right for you and don't worry about what other people think. I was very selective with who I told and who I didn't, I just tell people that I have had a change with my medication, and I don't have much of an appetite. For me it was an easy decicsion. I did not want to be fat anymore. I saw my surgeon in August 2013....and was scheduled in November 2013 on my birthday of all days.....have never regretted it as I was so sick of being over weight. I had no pain after the surgery (as I was told if your Surgeon is very gentle you won't have any) just had a little nausea after for a day or so..I hope all goes well for you and you won't regret it. Just remember that this Surgery is a tool, and not a magic cure. I do have days that I do struggle and that I do have to watch the kinds of foods I do eat and the amounts...the rest is up to you. I wish you all the best. Carolyn
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Thank you Carolyn...will follow up
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