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    Re: New & nervous! (Need advice)

    I did exactly the same thing and changed from Dr. Almanza to Dr. Villareal in Nuevo Laredo Mexico. Dr. Almanza does many many surgeries in a day and as a nurse I know I do not want to be #11 or...
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    Re: New & nervous! (Need advice)

    It was great. His English is near perfect. His assistant, Karen was very kind and attentive. I have emailed since and he called to discuss my question. Nutritionist was awesome too. I would recommend...
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    Re: New & nervous! (Need advice)

    I was going to go with Dr. Almanza but I read he does many many procedures in a day. I would not want to be #9 of 9. I looked for someone who prefers to only schedule like 3. I am going to Nuevo...
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    Re: Nancie's Journey

    I started my pre op diet on Oct 12 with surgery Oct 19. Where is yours being done? Good luck to you.
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    Re: Almost there!

    Mine is Oct 19! Good luck!
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    Re: Any Badger Sleevers out There?

    Not sure if you still visit the site, but I am being sleeved in Oct and live near Madison and work in Madison.
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    surgeon

    I am having surgery with Dr. G. Villarreal. Anyone on this site go to him? I picked him because he only does a couple surgeries a day. I did not want to be number 12 at the end of a busy exhausting...
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    Re: Surgeon

    Where do u mean?
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    Re: 30 days and counting

    We are almost surgery buddies. Mine is 10/19. Lots of luck to you.
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    emotions, mood

    Some things I have read, say that their emotions and feelings get in the way. I have depression and am concerned about how I will feel. I take antidepressants now and for the most part, it is...
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    by BarbGiebel
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    Surgeon

    Anybody with any experience with Dr. Villarreal?
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    Protein bar recommendations

    I am looking for a good healthy choice for a protein bar for a grab and go sort of breakfast. Anyone?
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    Re: Endoscopy with a cold

    I don't think a cold will prevent you from getting the endoscopy. In the meantime, vitamin C and OJ might help
  14. Thread: Intro

    by BarbGiebel
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    Re: Intro

    I have my sleeve scheduled for Oct 19. Counting the days, both because I am excited to start my new life and because I am nervous about surgery and everything that follows.
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    Re: Intro

    My insurance co has WLS as a definite exclusion so that's why I have to be private pay
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    Re: Intro

    Private pay. Family history of diabetes, (dad and sister) LOTS OF Arthritis, a couple of knee surgeries. Otherwise healthy. BMI 35 or so
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    by BarbGiebel
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    Intro

    Hi all-
    Just filled out my health form yesterday and am waiting to see if they need more information or if I am a candidate. Anxious but excited. I have dealt with being over weight for my whole...
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