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  • Name: Ayalah Fisher
  • Age: 57
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve and Hernia Repair Add On
  • Surgery date: November 28th, 2016
  • Testimonial date: January 28th, 2017
  • Surgeon: Dr. Mario Almanza
I am 57 and I struggle with my weight since I am 12
I was overweight all my life, and the struggle was mostly emotional: emotional eater.
Although my education is nutrition, it did not help me to stay fit and healthy.
The dieting was a vicious cycle that destroyed my immune system, my hormones, my self esteem, my self-respect, my social life, my marriage and more.
It was one month before the surgery, when I saw that my glucose levels were pre-diabetic (130-140)
and my weight was jumping every week in 1-2 lbs (even I did not eat much).
Right then I have made up my mind that if I reach 220 lbs (100 Kilo) I will make the surgery or jump from a cliff to my death.
Few weeks later my scale showed 221.50 lbs: I almost fainted. My sugar was 160.
Same day I searched online and contacted every possible clinic about the sleeve.
Few days later I booked the surgery .The price was affordable, although I needed to add $1000 for the flight, but still, it was very good deal comparing to all the other who asked between 9K- 12K to 20K .
I must say one thing, even if your insurance will cover this expense - your deductible will be higher.
Just do it privet. It is Faster, cheaper, good clinic, nice stuff, No complains.
Dr Almanza was great, although you see him for 10-15 minutes before the surgery and one more minute before the Anastasia. The rest of the job is done by nurses (great people, very professional)
I have not told anybody about this. Not even to my kids, parents, siblings, or friend. I do not think it is necessary to inform them. They could not help me with my 45 years war with food, and they cannot help me now. The small sleeve is my weapon now. My husband is the only one who knows.
Today is my 60 days post surgery
I have lost so far 35 Lbs, and I have to lose 60-65 lbs more.
I am on the Ketogenic diet (High fat, moderate protein, low carb)
I am not hungry at all, and I eat because I have to, not because I want to
It is not an easy journey, but I have no regrets. If this procedure was 40 years ago, I would have done it.
I will recommend anyone who has this struggle with food addiction and war in his life, to call today and book it. You will not regret!
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