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  • Name: Christel Dawn Myers
  • Age: 34
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: August 7th, 2014
  • Testimonial date: December 29th, 2014
  • Surgeon: Dr. Almanza
Hey my name is Christel, I had my gastro sleeve on August 7, 2014. My trip started out in South Carolina, then I was on my way to San Deigo. When my friend and I got to the San deigo air port I called to check in and they said my driver would be there at 9:00am sharp. When we meet up with the driver he then took us across the boreder and we went straight to the hospital. There I did all my blood work and testing. Then I waited. The surgery only took about 40 mins. I had no pain(good meds). That night after surgery I had to get up and walk... I had lower gas so It just felt like I had to poop. So I would walk and see the babies an use the restroom then get back to bed. I did that all night long. Then next day we all got up and dressed and headed to the hotel to meet up with our families. The next day we went and did our(the group) leak test. (The purple stuff wasn't bad but took forever to get down.) then we went back to the hotel. I have to say the staff at the hospital and the hotel was AWESOME!!! They came up whenever we called them. The trip home was a little rough but we made it back to South Carolina. Today December 28, 2014, I am 20 weeks out and I'm 90lbs lighter thanks to Dr. Almanza and his staff. I'm loving the new me!!!!
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