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  2. January 2018 Surgeries

    That is the day I am scheduled, too! See ya there. Where are you from? I am flying in from Cleveland, OH
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  5. Jan 5th! So excited!!!
  6. March 2018 Surgeries

    Me too Keta. Mine is 12/12. When is yours?
  7. December 2017 Surgeries

    Maybe I’ll see you there. Good luck!
  8. December 2017 Surgeries

    Hi LBOW! Mine is this Tuesday! Good luck with yours. We should follow up on each other’s progress. Take care.
  9. December 2017 Surgeries

    Mine is on 12/12 and boy am I ready!!! I hope your surgery went well! Keep in touch.
  10. March 2018 Surgeries

    I'm scheduling for this Month as well.Anyone else nervous?
  11. December 2017 Surgeries

    I was scheduled for my sleeve on December 1st. Got to the clinic on November 30 for pre-op stuff and they decided to do my surgery that day. I am so glad I went ahead with this as it gave me an extra day to recover before flying home. It was a great experience with amazing doctors and nurses. The hotel and staff are amazing also. The only advise I give is to pack light and pack loose fit clothing. Bring hair ties if your hair is long. Walmart is about two blocks from the hotel but if you walk it is uphill the way there, so we took a taxi back to hotel as I was tired from that walk. I went downtown to Revolutionary way and bought souvenirs, took a taxi there and back. It was a great experience and I have never been to mexico before. My incision sites are almost healed on the outside and I am on day 10. I never had any pain what so ever. Little nauseated after coming out of anesthesia but that did subside. Looking forward to my progression.
  12. My advise is to consult the OCC surgery coordinator. I personally never had a drain when I had revision surgery from Band to Sleeve. And I don't remember being stuck at the hotel. The revision surgery was pretty much identical to the Band surgery as far as recovery. Pretty much an easy peasy surgery.
  13. Do all patients have a drain or port after surgery? I had my band out six months ago, so I'm required to stay a little longer than most straight VSG patients. How long does the drain stay in? I'm really most curious about the three or four days I'm going to be "stuck" at the Marriott following surgery. And should I bring an abdominal binder? It was very helpful after the band surgery. Thanks in advance!
  14. Thank you Dolittle, I appreciate the feedback! I find its important to read some of the horror stories because I can not fathom it all being sunshine and rainbows. I get preop and post op can be challenging and I have no issues following a plan...I just wanted to do my due diligence to ensure there was nothing I was missing.
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    A lot of these questions can be answered by the surgeons or clinics support staff. And a lot of these post surgery side effects I've never heard of or do I know patients that have ever experienced them. For me and 99.9% of the Sleeve patients I know had a pretty normal surgery with no side effects. The surgery is pretty easy peasy. Flying is nothing out of the ordinary. Pain? Didn't have any except a little post op CO2 trapped in my shoulder joints. The only thing I know that's a pain in the butt is the pre and post op diets. If you read all the horror stories on the internet, take those as maybe fake. A patients success depends on how good your surgeon is and how well you follow the pre and post op diets. So,, pick a great surgeon/clinic and be a good doobie and follow the pre and post op diets. PS,, there's nothing that says you need to tell anyone or you can tell the world,, your call.
  17. Hello! I'm almost all in for having VSG surgery at OCC in the spring but I keep reading so many forums and watching so many you tube videos it's starting to make my head spin! I do have a few questions if some of you could let me know your experiences that would be awesome! I have inquired about having surgery on a Monday and could fly home as early as Thursday. 1. What day did you have your port removed and do a leak test? 2. Did the leak test make you have diarrhea? (Just thinking if I should spend an extra day there because the idea of being sick like that on a plane sounds like 0 fun) 3. Did you need to take blood thinners for flying so soon after surgery? 4. Is it true that after surgery you tend to have a lot more gas? Even months after surgery. 5. I have PCOS which is a contributing factor as to why I'm considering this surgery. I'm not wanting kids just to be a healthy weight.....for once. Anyone else out there have PCOS and the surgery? How is your journey going? 6. Is it realistic to be able to go to work a week post op? 7. I have zero desire to tell anyone I'm having this surgery, is going there solo etc okay? Were you able to drive yourself home after you made it back? 8. I've heard there can be a lot of pain even months after surgery, eating different foods etc is this the rule or the exception? 9. If you've had the surgery knowing what you know now what is one piece of advice you wish you could have given your self pre-surgery? 10. How uncomfortable was flying? If driving was an option would that have been easier? When flying would you have waiting more time been a better idea or was it okay to go when you were cleared? Thanks in advance, I know that's a lot of questions but there is so much to consider! I understand vsg is just a tool I get that part and I'm ready to put in the work again and finally be successful! I want to have my own transformation story!! <3 thanks again and take care!
  18. HI All! I also had a band in 2012 at OCC, loved it, but had to have it removed this July due to a different issue. Wow, it was weird not to have my "little buddy" anymore. I swear I experienced actual grief! Anyway, have regained a small amount of weight, but enough to scare me. Heading back to OCC in January for the sleeve. Very excited and look forward to hearing from everyone about their successes!
  19. January 2018 Surgeries

    Had my band out in July -- scheduled for sleeve on 1/17/2018.
  20. I will be getting my procedure this month. I️ look forward to meeting everyone.
  21. I'm getting so excited! December 19th is my day. Would love to hear everyone's success and suggestions on the pre-op diet and how it's going. Good luck to all!
  22. Just scheduled my surgery for 1/22/2018 new year and a new me
  23. December 2017 Surgeries

    My date for the sleeve is on 12/11/17. This is going to be my new journey.
  24. I'm 12/27 too! Good luck with yours, hopefully I will see you there!
  25. Hey I think we were there together!! How are u doing after?
  26. This is the topic for those who are scheduling their surgery during the month of June. Posting in this topic gives you a chance to meet other patients that are going to be in TJ during this month
  27. This is the topic for those who are scheduling their surgery during the month of May. Posting in this topic gives you a chance to meet other patients that are going to be in TJ during this month
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