I'm Thinking of Getting Sleeved - Mexico

Ok am booked to get tt, Bbl and black with...

Ok am booked to get tt, Bbl and black with implants as well as Lipo, here is my dilemma I have be stuck at my current weight for years and I had come to accept it I just wanted to get same curves.
But I have come across a procedure that will improve my health and and also get my way down I was ask to look into it by my Go.
The gastric sleeve is with in my budget and has more long term benefits and I have been approved for the surgery although am only obese class 1 all be it all muscle, help am all confused

research, research and more research

Am so tired reading all I can to insure I get the best results for me right now I can barely keep me eyes open. Catch up later

after all my research

Am getting sleeved then in six months I will get bbl, tt and ba with implants am aware of the complications that comes with the sleeve but I hope that the benefits to me will outweigh the negative

my flight is booked

Well ladies am all booked for the sleeve money check, flight check and passport renewed am all set for the end of April to go to Mexico for the surgery am a bit nervous about the enormity of the procedure ahead but God is in control of all things as in all things glory and praise belongs to the almighty Jehovah

time standing still

We ladies I feel like time has stopped moving am parking and unpacking, am anxious, a little scared and exciting all at the same time and yet time is not moving to my like well 34 days to go

11days to go

Okay the count down begins 11 days to go to getting sleeved, am excited and a bit anxious

wish weight and bmi

My wish weight after gastric sleeve
Your BMI is
Normal (18.5 to 24.9)
A normal adult weight for this height is between 101.2-136.7 lbs

ft 5

in 2
lbs 110

sleeved at last

I got sleeved last night instead of today an not in pain just a lot of discomfort from the gas will check in when I can

sleeping position

Today makes the third day of surgery am sleeping on my stomach and I can't get anything down am well no pain just gas and discomfort when I drink

is there a point

Am thinking of leaving this site

just to clarify

I arrived in San Diego on Tuesday 28th and spend a night in a hotel then I got to the meeting point at 8 am, I was pick up by 8.50ish and I was the only one so I was a little anxious. The drive to me directly to the TJ Bariatric center where I meet a group of lovely people waiting for their surgery.
My blood work was done and I was waiting for this cardiologist to do his bit, so I asked the admin if it was possible to do my surgery on this day since I have not eating since the previous afternoon and I was giving the all clear so I became the last patient and had my surgery on the 29 evening. I was weighed in at 187lbs

2 weeks post operation

Weighed 187lbs and now weight 168. 4lbs total lost 17.6 to date

Eating wise I leave on home made soups, I have vomited 3 times due to eating too fast and I get a lot of tightness in my chest and can't eat or drink without forcing myself so my GP give me Gaviscon to help but it had the opposite effect. I throw up a lot that's it for now

all alone

The only one who knew of my surgery was my oldest daughter and she is doing her best to support me which am grateful for the thing is I have spent months encouraging and supporting others on this site and I had hoped to get some support from this site but so far none for me oh well here is words of comfort from me to myself
Congrats you survived the sleeve surgery
Made it home from Mexico without a lot of drama
It's been hard eating and drinking wise but your not in any major pain and your well
Although your blood pressure is being going up and down it well settle by the grace of God hence give him thanks


Here are someone before pics


I can't stop eating it start around noon today whilst debating what I can eat with out throwing up. My daughter was making her self some fried eggs, ham with cheese before I knew it I started eating and I was able to eat the whole thing. Then got me a packet of dried fish and I eat all of that within an hour. My ex came home with McDonald's and I took 3 pieces of chicken nuggets eat them too plus 8oz of protein shake and I feel no restrictions to my stomach, did not vomit nor did I have the discomfort. Is my sleeve broken am sure I can still eat if I want to is this normal help

blood pressure

I had hoped my blood pressure will go back to normal after the sleeve it's been 150/100 before the sleeve one of the reasons for this surgery and it is still the same.

5 weeks

My update is stalled for 2 weeks loss then gain so not exactly sure what is going on

health check

So I had my nhs health check and am soo proud I had the wls my stats are all normal now bp was being a bit naughty but is 129/85 best blood work tomorrow then nutritionist on the 18 can't wait

slow weight loss

So if you're like me and at the lower end of flossing weight please don't loss hope it's been 3 months and my grand weight loss is drums please a whopping 25lbs yeaps that is right so went online and found this hope it helps you as it did me I wish I knew who posted this originally.

While you will lose weight in the first few months after bariatic surgery, you reach your maximum weight loss in 12 to 18 months. Here is what you can expect to lose post op!

For patients weighing 200 to 250 lbs.
10 lbs. in first 10 days
15 to 25 lbs. in 6 weeks
25 to 35 lbs. in 3 months
35 to 45 lbs. in 6 months
60 lbs. or more in 1 year
70 lbs. or more in 18 months

For patients weighing 250 to 300 lbs.
10 to 12 lbs. in first 10 days
15 to 25 lbs. in 6 weeks
25 to 35 lbs. in 3 months
45 to 60 lbs. in 6 months
80 lbs. or more in 1 year
90 lbs. or more in 18 month

For patients weighing 300 to 400 lbs.
10 to 30 lbs. in first 10 days
25 to 45 lbs. in 6 weeks
35 to 55 lbs. in 3 months
50 to 80 lbs. in 6 months
100 lbs. or more in 1 year
120 lbs. or more in 18 monthsee

For patients weighing 400 to 500 lbs.
10 to 30 lbs. in first 10 days
25 to 45 lbs. in 6 weeks
35 to 60 lbs. in 3 months
50 to 90 lbs. in 6 months
120 lbs. or more in 1 year
150 lbs. or more in 18 months

not the sleeve fault

Please bear in mind I was 187lbs day off sleeve so I had 61 lbs of excess weight to loss but the sleeve said you loss 60% of your excess weight this is the minimum but I am of a muscular built so never looked my weight hence slow weight loss for me my main focus on getting the sleeve was to help with blood pressure, chronic ibs and a heart issues although was I had high cholesterol it want when I lost weight on my own but obviously I was unable able to maintain so far so good.


Hi am now 157.4 slow but steady using new tool to assist the sleeve

Slow but steady

Am down to 155lbs today
SW 193
DSW 187
CW 155
GW 125

For my PS in November need to be 135/140ish let's see if I can do it

17 weeks post-op

If am counting correctly then tomorrow will be 17 weeks after gastric sleeve surgery and am down total 38lbs

I hate Pms

Oh I was ecstatic when I weight myself on the 7 and I was 149.5 I burst into song shout out hallelujah yeah then weight myself on the 9th and am up 157.2 etc happened all yeah time off the month aaaaahhhhh I hope I drop all this water weight spool down and needed to vent chaos

Weight going down

152 lbs as this morning , well I take that lol oh boy this is a journey and a half, with a one woman comical act. Good night my follow RS divas

Am stack again

Stalling at 152lbs this morning I was up 152.8

How am doing

Hope this works

Oh dear

Am still stuck am 151lbs weight not shifting tried eating more nope so am done

What I found out about sleeve and tummy tuck

For gastric sleeve patient out there wanting a tummy tuck there is something you should know.

1: The is a greater chance that your haemoglobin level will go down during surgery because we are prone to it due to the sleeve

2: Please be prepared to take blood or do your research and arrange with your surgeon to provide for alternative because you will be asked to sign a waiver that gives the surgeon the right to administer blood

3: Regarding eating, as we can only eat small amounts of food at a time with the sleeve any it because considerably harder to eat after tt and muscle repair, am unable to eat 1 whole boild egg without considering discomfort and the egg coming back up and this is day 7 after surgery

So far I have been living on ensure powder mixing it with pineapple juice, grapes, papaya and water. Please take with you some of your favorite liquid food or anti nausea treat so you can have something to eat

Anytime I try to eat solids even a bite is enough to cause me to want to vomit and that in itself is soon painful due to the tt.
Hope this helps

Final check in

I am checking in for the last time my health is good my starting weight due to over eating when I decided on the sleeve was Starting weight193lbs
Day off surgery was 183
As off today 148.2
Total lost 44.8
Starting bmi was 35.3
Current bmi is 27.1
Still considered overweight
Normal is is between 110 / 135lbs
Am going to try and stay at 140 ish as my face looks real thin and people, meaning family and friends are bugging my kids with questions about my health and I personally don't like how my face is looking. I look unwell
Dr Almanza

Great doctor had the surgery himself very friendly and has a great support staff he is based in Mexico not CA

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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