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    Gastric Sleeve Member EllisM80's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Michelle
    Surgery date
    10/11/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Clifford Black
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
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    12-24-2019 11:27 AM
    Location
    Valley, Alabama
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    Default Re: Question regarding medication for trip

    Quote Originally Posted by DutchSleeve View Post
    Thanks Michelle! (love your name btw, we named our daughter Michelle... )
    Multiple possibilities, as I understand you correctly.
    I can either go to an ER (which is basically the same as in Europe) or a primary care doctor.
    They have practices like in health care centres, which I can find in most towns?

    Well, I still have a lot of time to figure things out, we are aiming to set sail in March 2020.
    March/April is a good time to start the journey, but next March is too soon.

    Yes, the NP's are first on the list and there are a lot of them.
    And I would love to see you Ann!
    Thank you! I named my first daughter 'Jachelle'. I combined my name with the first 2 letters of her biological fathers name to get her name. Loved it until she was 18 months and he walked out on us. I wanted to change her name so bad but never did. Now that she's 15, it doesn't bother me anymore. She gets many compliments on how pretty her name is.

    Yes, it would be best to find urgent care facilities that have primary care there as well. It's possible that they would see you the first time and call in all your refills for 3-6 months. Especially if you have records with you and a letter from your regular doctor saying what meds you are on and why.




    HW: 315 lbs (2008) Maintained at 296 until 2015.
    SW: 255 lbs (10/11/18)
    1 mth post op: 229 -26lbs
    8 weeks post op 213 -42lbs
    3 months post op 197 -58lbs (at home)
    3 month post op appt 196 -59 lbs (1/28/19)
    6 months post op 171 -84 lbs (4/11/19) (at home)
    9 months post op 150 -105 lbs (7/11/19) (at home) *GOAL*
    1 year post op - maintained at 150

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