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    Just saw your photos, you look FABULOUS!! Congratulations!
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    was wondering would you do the surgery again if you could? I am 150 pounds over weight and I have thought about the lap band what do you think is the sleeve easy to go threw are do you think lap band is better? what do you think is best and why?
  3. Hi there noticed you are from Canada and had Surgery in Mexico, Im planning on doing the same look like we are about the Same weight when you started this journey and when reading had the same fears I am having now, Im am just wondering if you are feeling it was worth it? Any regrets? are you still losing? What is your final goal? I find Im freaking out a bit thinking it will take me down to some ungodly weight.. I would like to be a healthy 130-140 Im only 5ft 2inches. I was wondering who your Dr was also? Please advise your fellow Canadian!! Hope all is well
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    I emailed her again. By change if she doesn't get it here is mine lock_k@telus.net
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    Hey you! I emailed all 4 of you and yours and your mom's bounced back. I got ahold of Jessica and Joyce both are doing well. My dr is re-doing all of my tests. Honestly he's like an old woman! I will email your mom later today. I'm really glad to hear from you and I bet you are glad you are home
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    Hey! Back home. Flight was ok and you will be proud of me. I asked for help with my suitcases. I got your message. Thanks for calling!
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    Can't wait to see you guys
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    Awesome. I'm with my aunt waiting for Abraham. Look forward to meeting you
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    Hi, I just got my plane ticket and bumped my surgery up. I will be there the 28th! I hope to see you in Tijuana
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    Hi,
    I am so excited for my surgery i dont think April can come quick enough!! I am so pleased with the coordinators from a lighter me, they are fantastic, I cant wait to start my Journey I am really glad to know fellow Canadians have had such an awesome experience with there sleeve!! Thanks for the message
    Angel
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    Great photos - Go Seahawks!
  12. Week 8 update:

    I made my goal of 30 lbs!!! yea for me... now only 30 more to go. Things are getting easier, however I just spent 5 days in Vegas and it was not the best as I could only eat a few bites of food where ever we ate at. My hubby calls me "one bite Barb" hes a funny guy..... Still haven't started the exercise due to time, but I know I have to make time.

    I am taking my mom down to Mexico on the 24th for her surgery. I am so excited for her.

    Hope all my fellow sleevers and friends are doing great!

    Hugs
  13. Week 6 update:

    Well I've only lost 6 oz this past week, and the weight loss isn't moving. but I understand this is normal, so this week I get to start exercising with walking and using my elliptical machine. Food is still my worst enemy! I HATE eating..... the good thing is without the part of my stomach that sends the signal to my brain that I am hungry and full I forget to eat.... so I am not missing much! I am taking my vitamins and a protein drink in the morning so I believe I am staying healthy. I just wish the weight would melt off like it did at the beginning. But hey Rome wasn't built in a day and this new body of mine isn't going to either. Cheers everyone A Lighter Me has changed my life and I am very grateful.
  14. Good morning! It's been 3 weeks today since I had my surgery and life is getting more normal everyday. I have been eating some solid foods, but chewing them to a pulp. I was told if you can chew it you can have it, but then I receive a weekly update that says I should be on pureed foods. so I am confused a little.

    weight loss has stalled, I've been the same weight for about 5 days now, this is frustrating.

    Im looking forward to turkey, mashed potatoes and cauliflower tomorrow for Christmas dinner.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and all the best in 2014

    Hugs Barbara
  15. Hey everyone, it's been just over 2 weeks since my surgery and even with some complications I've made it through. No regrets still.

    My incisions are getting better three are healed over already and two are interesting. The pneumonia is getting better I go for my next set of xrays tomorrow.

    I am eating more normal food now, if I can chew it I can eat it. But wow small portions, like 3-4 bites max.
    Hugs everyone.
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Canadian Girl, Mom, Wife, Debt Diva
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Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Elias Ortiz
Surgery date:
2013-12-03

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Extra insurance for mexico surgery

by Barbsbc on 02-10-2014 at 01:28 PM
Does anyone know of a company that offers extra insurance for surgeries in Mexico?
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The journey begins!!

by Barbsbc on 12-03-2013 at 06:32 AM
Today is the day!! It's 430am I'm at the airport waiting for my first flight if two. Bellingham to Seattle then to San Diego and off to hospital for tests and then the sleeve!!

I mixed feelings is this too extreme for my size? Is there any other way?

Scared to be going alone but relieved that my hubby will be with me tomorrow

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Tomorrow!!

by Barbsbc on 12-02-2013 at 05:48 PM
well it's less than 24 hours and I will have my new jelly bean! The 3 day liquid diet has been hard, but I am focusing on the goal to be healthy and slimmer.

I'm still nervous about the surgery and how my new life will be like. Up to now I've lived a pretty blessed life and I am thankful that I have the ability and the sense to do this now.

My hubby is getting scared now, I am being as positive and reassuring as possible. I am initially going to have the surgery

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6 days and the Journey begins!

by Barbsbc on 11-27-2013 at 10:27 AM
Well it's less than a week for me until my surgery.... I am very scared but I know it will be great. My biggest fear is that I will never get back that 70% of my stomach, what happens if in the future I get sick? Will I have great results like the others who get this done? Will this affect the great job I had on my tummy tuck 3 years ago? (I love my flat tummy and cute belly button) these are my anxieties....

Last week I was to start my 14 day pre-op diet..... well that didn't

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Sitting on the fence - to do it or not to do it.

by Barbsbc on 11-02-2013 at 12:15 PM
Hey everyone,

I am really sitting on the fence about this procedure and having it done in Mexico. I need to lose about 70-80 lbs and am tired of spending about $700 month on Dr. Bernstiens to try and lose the weight to only gain it back.

The biggest part of my decision is because my mom is very overweight and I am very scared I will lose her. I believe if her and I do this together we can support each other and she will be here with me for many more years. my mom

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Picture BEFORE 209.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 146.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 12/03/2013

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