Bandiva Posted December 30, 2006 Report Share Posted December 30, 2006 Hello. I was banded by Dr. Otrtiz on Dec 18, 2006. I am so happy to have this new tool. I feel like I have been given a fresh start in life. I had a wonderful experience. I arrived on Sat night and was taken to the hotel. Everyone there was great. It was a peaceful place to stay and the staff was superfriendly and helpful. My companion and I went to Las Arcos (sp). It had live music, it was great to see all the people celebrating as families. Sunday morning I went shopping at the mall a few blocks from the hotel. (Plaza Rio I think) Prices were simaler to Canada, but it was really fun. The had some really nice higher end things that were fun to look at! Sunday afternoon I went to Revolution Ave. You HAVE to go there. I didn't spend a lot of money but it was a lot of fun and a great eye-opener to me! Who would have thought you could buy Viagra on the street? (hehe) The people were great, very friendly. Sunday night I had a lot of anxiety. Cried a lot because I was mourning giving up my old appetite, and I new I was leaving my former best/worst friend (food-bingeing) behind. I hate being fat but I really loved overeating....hmmm. Thant doesn't make much sense. Monday morning I went to the clinic. There were 5 of us. From the moment I arrived I did not have one little bit of anxiety. I could tell I was in good hands. I believe I was exactly where I was meant to be. Surgery was great, the staff were excellent and very skilled. I went back to the hotel Tuesday around noon. THEN...we hired a private tour guy to take us to the factory outlet mall in SanDiego. I shopped from 2:30 to 8:30 without a break! I didn't buy anything for myself but bought stuff for my hubby and sons (21 and 18) and I walked and walked and walked. Then we went back to the hotel. Wed AM I flew back to Canada, and I worked Thurs, Fri, Sat. The only negative thing about my experience was that I got a cold (probably on the plane). I wasn't consuming enough nutrition so my immune system was down. I highly recommend that everyone has chewable vitamins and actually takes them. I had some pain in my shoulder, but other than that I have been pain free. My incisions are TINY and are healing very nicely. The people at the OCC are definately my heroes. I can't wait to go back for my first fill! I hope long-winded itenary helps to reassure someone. I was far more worried than I needed to be. It was not nearly as difficult as I had anticipated. I am so happy with my decision, and for the record...I have lost 22 pounds so far! Happy New Year everyone! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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