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23. Obesed. 250. PCOS and Sleep Apnea. VSG.

-BMI 39 -5.7 -250 -United Healthcare -Requirements 6 month diet nonconsecutive within the last 2 years Mental Evaluation EGD Medical Clearance And informational meeting -Sounds like a lot but honestly it hasn't been - I'm nervous I've been dealing with my weight since I was an adolescent (I... READ MORE

I'm trying but it's hard

I'm a sleever since April 2016 but I didn't drop a lot of weight I'm constantly eating however I exercise 3-4 times a week. I'm so ashamed I haven't been back to the doctor since my 6month check up. I was 265lbs on the day of surgery and today I'm 204lbs. I feel better than I ever felt in my... READ MORE

Fat, Sick, Tired & Feeling Nearly Dead - Kansas City, MO

This is my first post but I have been reading a lot of post for the last 3 months. I am 25++ (;))married with 2 children. I am very much over weight & need all the help & support that I can get. I've had my initial consultation with a surgeon & nutritionist but I have to wait until the end of... READ MORE

VSG & Me (Pre-op Info, Intial Consult) - Arizona, AZ

I had decided to look in to weight loss surgery, initially I thought I wanted lapband, but a friend had recommended that I research Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG); I visited my primary care md and had her full support, she then referred me to the Weight Loss Institute of AZ. I called on... READ MORE

29 Yrs Old Wants to Look

I have always had issue with my weight since childhood. You know when your in elementary school and the school nurse weighs you and checks your height I was always on the outside of the "average" line. In my adult years the weight would just come off without me trying and when I would try I... READ MORE

40 Years Old Single Mom Ready to Make a Change for Health - Baltimore, MD

Hello my name is Marquita originally from Baltimore growing up I never had a weight problem until I turned 20 I had my first child at 33 and I decided a year ago to go for bariatric surgery last year I was 3:25 today 1997 I did that in one year on my own I tried almost everything pills powder... READ MORE

42, Heart Attack Survivor, Mother of 3. Houston, TX

I've been a yo-yo my whole life. I finally conquered a healthy lifestyle in 1998 then found myself pregnant with my oldest son. I gained more than 70 pounds during that pregnancy. I eventually got my weight down but I wasn't really living a healthy lifestyle, just a whole lot of "movin and... READ MORE

Gastric Sleeve in Tijuana - Mexico

Hello all, I have scheduled my gastric sleeve with Dr. Marcelo Hernandez who works out of the HMN Hospital in Tijuana, MX. I have researched this doctor and he is an experienced surgeon in Gastric Sleeve Surgery. My recovery will be at the Hotel Hacienda Del Rio and I leave Mexico on the 14th.... READ MORE

40'ish Y/o W/four Children Ready to Get my Life Back

I don't even know where to start with this! This has been a journey to say the least. I wish I could say that I had a lot of fun getting fat, but that's the furthest thing from the truth! It start with a broken foot. I used to run to cope with every negative emotion I would have. After moving up... READ MORE

Sleeved with a Low BMI on April 7, 2016 in Tijuana Mexico

I arrived at airport around 1:00 checked in and the driver picked me up around 2:30 after I checked in at the check in point. I got to the hospital around 3:30 filled out my paperwork and got called in the back to do my EKG and blood test. Blood test didn't go so well due to they could get the... READ MORE

36 YO, BMI 37-38, 5'2", 210 HW- Southlake, TX

I've been following RealSelf and all your stories for a few months, and been thinking about a sleeve for about a year. In high school I went from 140-150, graduated at a size 8, which is overweight for my height, but I was always athletic and never felt fat, just a little thicker than most of... READ MORE

Sleeved 4 Life. Tijuana, Mexico

I decided to have wls because of all the yo yo dieting I reach my highest weight 196 when I had appt with my PCP I knew then it was time . I did a lot of research and chose dr Garcia based my decision off all the great reviews and his baraiatrics back ground ! I went trough Tijuana baraiatrics... READ MORE

37 Year Old Ready to Live the Life I Want - Salt Lake City, UT

I've struggled with my weight my entire life. It's been an enormous frustration because I'm a person who loves working out, loves being active and has no problem with healthy eating. I was in athlete in both high school and college but even then my weight held me back from being great. Through... READ MORE

Here We Go!

I have been stalking people on this and other bariatric surgery websites for a little over a year now. I am finally at a point where enough is enough and scheduled the surgery for February 7, 2017. I am 46, high weight 352.6 and I'm 5'8" tall. I have been curvy all my life, but never weighed... READ MORE

(First! Sleeve Gastrectomy 3/6/17 !!) Coming Soon BBL/Tummy Tuck 2018 - Marina Del Rey, CA

First! sleeve gastrectomy 3/6/17 !! The process to get started with paper work labs and doctors visits took about 3 months or less, i have an hmo insurance with blue shield so my insurance covered all of my surgery. before surgery you have to fast i started a month early some say its tortue... READ MORE

Hoping to Be Sleeved - Scottsdale, AZ

I find Dr. Simpson and his staff to be the most non judge mental people in a Dr. Office EVER! Never less than professional. I truly believe he cares for all his patients well being. I love his witty banter. I'm always learning something new! I will have a new life next year, God willing.????. ... READ MORE

Gastric Sleeved

Hi I had a Gastric sleeve done I went through my insurance to get it covered. I had no real payments except coinsurance. It did cost about 10-15 k according o my EOB. But My surgeon was Dr. Negal great doctor great staff and facility Northwestern Memorial Hospital . In the heart of downtown... READ MORE

37 y/o wanting a change

I've always been on the heavier side, or like most people like to say "thick". I always thought about plastic surgery but never really took it serious enough until now. I'm tired of carrying around the extra weight I'm not looking to be a size 2, I just want to have that sexy hour glass figure... READ MORE

29 Year Old, No kids, 5'1, 235 lbs, with PCOS and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

I've been overweight all of my adult life, and most of my years as a child. Both of my parents are in the medical field, so you would have thought that my hypothyroidism would have been caught before I was in my 20s, but it wasn't. I've been on all kinds of diets, cleanses, fasts, and exercise... READ MORE

VSG with Dr. Carlos Altamirano Cano Tijuana México - Mexico, MX

Ok, So my sister has been doing the process to get a sleeve here in the states. In doing this they found she had a heart condition and had to have a cardiac ablation. She did that and was cleared for surgery. She had every intention of doing it in the states however they didn't have surgery... READ MORE

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