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    Happy Birthday!
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    Hi Stacy, this is Rena. How are you doing since you got home?
  3. the cats are covering the phoenix on my chest! tho one of the cats is named Phoenix.lololol.

    All went very well. The only complaint is the neverending gas ball I still can't fully kick. That and the stairs...heavy people with bad knees and stairs just don't mix well. Other than that it was great. I had no pain at all, and had no issues with throwing up either. I'm 12 lbs down already, tho how much of that was the 80% of my stomach removal I can't be sure.

    DR Almanza's staff is very efficient and caring, from the nurses to the drivers, they all take great care of you. If you have issues sleeping, as I do, I would recommend a room at the hotel. The club house is set up a lot like dorm rooms. lots of beds per room. I couldn't sleep for the 3 days I was in recovery and the club house. Once I moved to the hotel (4-star for $50 a night) I finally could sleep.

    They do not give you narcotics, so if you think you need them and have them at home I would bring them. be sure to sip all day long. You must stay hydrated. once you leave recovery it is important you drink. But tiny sips. doesn't take much to fill 3oz of stomach space!
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    good luck with your surgery today! Love the cats!
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    Hi! I hope your surgery goes well. Take care of yourself. I'll be meeting Dr. Almanza myself on the 31st!
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    Hope your surgery goes very well !!! Please let me know how you felt about your experiences with dr Almanza
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    HI! I will be having my surgery the same day and with the same MD. Looking forward to meeting you. I think it looks like two cats on your chest, looks nothing like a phoenix to me (giggle)
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    Hi, I see you are 1 day behind me. Maybe we'll get a chance to chat there and I can tell you how smoothly everything went! I see we are sort of neighbors too, I am from the Portland area. Hope we get a chance to chat in Mexico!
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    There you are, I have been looking for you. Joanne who used to live near Blaine in BC. Lost you along the way. How are you doing, it is getting closer eh!! I only have to go liquid for 3 days how about you? I am looking up protien ideas (liguid) See you at the airport on the 17th. Joanne
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    Hi Stacy: I will be there at the same time as you but my surgery is the day before yours. I'm sure our paths will cross...
  11. Hi! Yes, we can journey together. I was originally supposed to be sleeved in April, but had to put it off for financial reasons. I'm very excited for you. Nice to know we're neighbors!!
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    Hi there, Good to hear from you and know that I can share with someone going through the process. I know Blaine very well used to live in Boundary Bay Canada and partied often in Blaine. I worked for a while in Pt. Roberts also. Lived very close to the boarder. I have had a lap band removed so I am familiar with the before and after of the surgery. The band worked for a while but is was uncomforable for me (not sure why) had it removed and started gaining right away. I was told that no one else had complained and I was left feeling like again a total failure. I have since found that I am not alone and it was not my failure and I will be dealing with them after all this is over. It was done at a private clinic in Toronto and not cheap by any means. I believe that the sleeve will be the answer as there is no internal hardware involved. I have not posted a picture, can't seem to get it accepted. Later and please keep in touch. Joanne
  13. Yes it is a Phoenix on my chest! The one on my back has not yet been colored. As soon as it is I will post it too.
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    Hi Stacey..welcome...Is that a "Phoenix" on your chest? Your avatar is too small to make it out.
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About Dreamhighgal

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Date of Birth
December 10
About Dreamhighgal
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
Biography:
I am ready to change my life. For my kids but mainly for me. Born in Ore, been in WA for many years. Was a radio announcer and am now disabled. Have 2 kids mostly grown.
Location:
Washington state
Interests:
wow too many lol. I love people and anything that lets me meet new people is great in my book.
Occupation:
retired
Name:
Stacy
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Almanza
Surgery date:
2012-08-07

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