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I have always thought about this for years, but have never really looked into it.  5 months ago I am on a Scuba Trip with a bunch of friends & come to find out the 3 of them have had it done. I was so surprised to see them looking so trim!  I see these friends once a year for this dive trip, so I just remember them all being fat like me.  I was able to talk to each of them for hours on their experiences on having Gastric Sleave done.  They have all told me that their main reason for doing it was that, if they are unable to have the will-power to stop eating so much & overeating, then they needed help with the will-power.  They have lost tons of weight with help of the Sleave, and all of them said they wish they would have done it sooner.  Better life, better time with their kids & family, better health, etc...

I am looking forward to it.  Having it done next week!

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Hi my name is Rhonda and with serious consideration, I start my gastric sleeve journey on April 10th. I am very excited about so many things to come. I feel at ease knowing that Dr. A. Ortiz is my doctor for the start of my journey.  I am looking forward to meeting and having a life long relationship of encouragement for everyone.

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On 8/5/2018 at 5:01 PM, Smem826 said:

I’m thinking of getting the gastric sleeve. I’ve tried everything to lose weight, but I guess my body likes being obese. I’m 5’6 and 210 pounds. How long is the pre-op diet? Please share your experiences, I would love to learn more 

Hi Smem826,

I am just starting my pre-op diet. I am not on complete liquid until my  2-weeks prior to surgery. I'm 5"10 I my weight is 330.00, however because of my height I don't look as heavy as I am.

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On 8/5/2018 at 5:02 PM, Smem826 said:

Personal trainers ( thousands of dollars down the drain), weight loss pills,  weight watchers, GNC slim shake, Herbalife, Atkins diet, the list goes on

Smem826,

I had to understand that it wasn't the diets that failed it was me, my decision. However, the many diets shows your determination to want to change, but that's not enough. Your mind has to be ready. Because this surgery can be added to your list has another failed attempt to another solution to weight loss. It's like going cold turkey. You have to give up something you love, make you feel good, comfort you etc. I believe you can do it, but make sure your mind is ready and stay connected.

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