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  • Name: Tricia M
  • Age: 56
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: May 12th, 2017
  • Testimonial date: June 13th, 2017
  • Surgeon: Dr. Mario Almanza
I had my surgery on the 12th of May and although it was uncomfortable, I was never in any real pain. Even when I returned home on the 15th, I was able to just take Ibuprofen for the discomfort. I took the stiches out myself 10 days later although I don t think it is recommended but I found instructions on the internet and thought what the heck.
I think some people were shocked when they saw that I was having the surgery because I am 5 6 and weighed about 175 lbs. on the 12th. The year before, I was actually down to what I call my ideal weight of 140 but then I had to have my lap band removed. It seems from the moment it left my body, I started gaining weight. The surgeon who took it out made the comment that surely I should be able to do it on my own now so taking it out shouldn t be a problem. Well for any of us that have dealt with a weight issue all of our lives, that couldn t have been further from the truth. My regular Dr asked me if I wanted to go to nutrition classes and I told her I could teach a nutrition class. The problem isn t that I don t know that Big Macs and Pizza aren t part of a balanced meal but that when I see even a TV commercial with someone else eating one, I want one too and all of my good sense goes out the window, the drive thru window that is. I knew that if I didn t do something drastic, I would be right back to where I was when I first had the lap band put in. And actually, when all was said and done this wasn t even what I would consider drastic. The day before I left to go back home, I went to Rosarita Beach with one of the other patients and on the 13th, my roommate and I walked all over the area near the hotel.
The hotel was another great part of my story. All of the staff were wonderful. They all seemed genuinely caring and concerned and did everything they could to make us as comfortable as possible. The hotel was nice and clean.
I am so fortunate to have stumbled across the weight loss agents web site and to have read about Dr. Mario Almanza and the incredible work he does. Had I known that this was an option, I never would have bothered with the lap band and the fills and all of the other problems that came along with it. It is so worth the money. I consider this the best purchase I have ever made for so many reasons.
I am already down 18 lbs. and I have noticed that I do not have the cravings I had before. I don t think about my next meal constantly and I don t have to be my own watchdog 24/7. Life is tough enough without having to lug around several sacks of potatoes. There is enough to think about without having to constantly feel guilty because I couldn t say no to a Cheeseburger or a Buffet.
I don t feel that I will ever have the struggles I had before. I feel that this has really changed me.
When we were leaving one of the girls in the van was a college student. Not real overweight, maybe about 40 lbs. too heavy. I thought what a gift her mother had given her so she can start her life without the ball and chain of the food addiction and everything that comes with it.
I cannot recommend Dr. Almanza and his staff more. From the first contact to his staff to now, it has been a great life altering experience.
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