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  1. Thread: Hello

    by Tamera2
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    Re: Hello

    You will need a valid passport to travel to Mexico. Due to the Corona Virus I would reschedule. I don’t know how bad TJ is but I saw on t.v that Mexico City and other areas have been hit hard with...
  2. Re: Does meal replacement count with liquid total

    It’s very normal in the beginning to have difficulty getting in all your fluids and not be able to take in much of the meal replacement/ protein drinks. At least the first 6 weeks I could only take...
  3. Re: Does meal replacement count with liquid total

    Hi, your meal replacement counts towards your liquids. Sorry to hear about your back. I know how painful it can be. One thing that helped me to drink fluids is to keep a bottle filled with fluids and...
  4. Re: I ate during pre-op and now Iím freaking out!

    Relax, you haven’t caused harm. The tuna actually helps reduced your liver. I don’t think I piece a bread and avocado will effect your liver. I was told to eat 2-3oz of protein 3x a day with pre-op...
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    Re: Anxious/nervous

    Dr Almanza nearly cost me my life unfortunately others weren’t so lucky and others have much worse outcomes than me. I’ve had 5 major abdominal surgeries including a revision to a bypass because of a...
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    Re: Is 800 calories ok for 4 months?

    I never counted calories. I think you aren’t getting enough calories and that’s could be why your weightloss is slow. Are you exercising daily? I drank 1-2 protein drinks a day. I like premier...
  7. Thread: Hi, New here

    by Tamera2
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    Re: Hi, New here

    Hi Rita, Being nervous can be normal can I ask why you choose Dr Almanza? Do you have a history of acid reflux or ever have a Hiatal Hernia?
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    Re: Traveling Alone to Tiajuana for Surgery

    Thank you Sally, I really appreciate your feedback. I’m determined to get my life back and I don’t want anyone to go through what I did. I still believe in WLS However I feel it’s critical to have...
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    Re: Traveling Alone to Tiajuana for Surgery

    First I need to mention you can not drive yourself home let alone 3 hr drive. That is dangerous not only for you but others on the road. You really need your husband or someone else to drive you to...
  10. Thread: Vitamins

    by Tamera2
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    Re: Vitamins

    My endocrinologist recommended bariatric fusion. Take one for times a day. Taste good. Can be bought on Amazon. Good luck with your surgery you’re in for an amazing ride.28517
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    Re: Sleeve vs bypass

    Thank you Kenson, I appreciate your kind message. :)
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    Re: Sleeve vs bypass

    Hi there, I can help give you some insight on rather to do the sleeve or bypass. I will share some of my experience and tell you what I’ve learned. I had no insurance and went to Mexico. I thought I...
  13. Thread: Happy Place!

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    Re: Happy Place!

    Your tent should come with either a built in rain Gly or one you attach. Read contents of your tent. It will mention if one comes with or if it comes separate. I’d recommend making sure you have a...
  14. Thread: Happy Place!

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    Re: Happy Place!

    Hi, we car camped most days when we hiked that area along the other parks too. Be prepared and bring lots of water to avoid having to buy a lot. Arches as a bottle filling station. Most camping is...
  15. Thread: I am Africa!

    by Tamera2
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    Re: I am Africa!

    Congratulations!!! What a great accomplishment. So happy for you both. You not only had a great trip but achieved what you set out to do. Very happy for you. :)
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    Re: Pre Op Concerns

    Hi, I didn’t have health insurance so I went to a doctor in Mexico. I trusted my research and the doctor And group I picked. I’ve learned you don’t want to go to someone that only does one kind of...
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    Re: Can exercising be fun?

    I’m always excited when I see people learning that exercise indeed can be fun. Another fun winter sport to add is snow shoeing. It’s like hiking while walking above the snow. I love it as well has...
  18. Re: 5 years in and wondering if I should do a sleeve revision

    I’m sorry to hear your having some health issues from the Sleeve. I’d recommend getting evaluated and tested to see if you are a good candidate for a revision. Then you will have to decide if the...
  19. Re: 5 years in and wondering if I should do a sleeve revision

    Hi Friend, Some days Iím doing better and then other days Not so much. I hope the colorectal surgeon will be able to make the adjustments and get me completely repaired. I hope next summer I will be...
  20. Re: 5 years in and wondering if I should do a sleeve revision

    I would start by keeping a diary for a week writing down everything you eat & drink. Also keep track of your exercise. What form of exercise, duration & frequency. Go back to the basics. Dense...
  21. Re: 5 years in and wondering if I should do a sleeve revision

    Hi Wanagl, Are you struggling with your weight or are you dealing with health problems from the Sleeve?
  22. Re: 5 years in and wondering if I should do a sleeve revision

    Hi, I have the same questions and recommendations. I had a revision last November because of severe acid reflux, Hiatal Hernia that had dragged my stomach to my chest cavity which caused A-Fib,...
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    Re: Soon, very Soon!

    Excited and jealous at the same time:) Wish you success on your journey and look forward to hearing about your adventure and seeing your pictures. I can’t wait till I can train and go on adventures...
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    Re: I recommend liquid antibiotics!

    Glad your doing better. Sorry you had to go through that, I know how painful that can be. I developed a severe infection in my teeth that spread into my Jaw from damage to my teeth not caught after a...
  25. Thread: Hi y'all

    by Tamera2
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    Re: Hi y'all

    Congratulations and wish you all the best. Happy to answer any questions.
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