Dianechef Posted July 18, 2005 Report Share Posted July 18, 2005 Hi Everyone! I had my surgery done July 14th and returned home last night!! I thought I would give an overview of my experience in Mexico. Thursday morning my husband and I were picked up at the San Diego airport & taken across the border directly to the clinic. It was about a 20 min. drive. Once we got to the clinic, everyone was very friendly & spoke very fluent english. You meet other people who are having the surgery the same day & you feel very comfortable. Mrs. Ortiz (Dr. Ortiz's mother) is a hoot!! She is a lot of fun & will make you feel right at home. She will take you around to all the tests & then drop you off at your hotel. The tests were all very easy & normal procedures you would have done at your regular doctor's office. They had an opening to have the surgery that day & I choose to have it done instead of wait until the next morning. After all the tests, I was taken to the hospital which is a very modern & well-maintined. I was very impressed that it smelt so good!! All the nurses were very friendly & I never felt uncomfortable at all. Some of them don't speak very much english, but it didn't seem to be a problem. They knew exactly what to do & were very happy & accomodating. Dr. Ortiz came into my room & went over the procedure!! He is a very nice man who has a great sense of humor. I felt like he knew me!! He explained everything that was going to be happening & went over any questions we had. I felt like I was in very good hands!! The surgery took about 45 min. When I awoke, I felt a minimal amount of pain & was quite surprised that it didn't hurt more. They gave me ice chips & juice to drink & I felt good. I was up & walking within an hour. I spent most of the evening talking with the other patients in the rooms next door & we all agreed how easy the procedure was. I slept great the night & was even able to sleep on my side. I went to my hotel room the next day & only felt a minimal amount of pain. You would have never known I had surgery the night before!!! My husband & I spent the next 2 days walking around Tijuiana & visiting with the other bandster patients. The hotel was very accomodating with the food choices for us. They have great chicken broth, jello, & juices. I was EXTREMELY happy with how my surgery went in Mexico & felt very comfortable!! I can't wait to return in 6-8 weeks when I get my fill!! Dianechef Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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