- Name: gladys Palacio
- Age: 53
- Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
- Surgery date: October 5th, 2018
- Testimonial date: February 8th, 2019
- Surgeon: Dr. Mario Almanza
I have to say that having the surgery was the best decision I have ever made in my life ! I was apprehensive because everyone was telling me it was not a good idea but I followed my gut and am so happy that I followed through with the surgery.
I went alone and felt safe and was impressed by the entire staff and medical professionals. The driver who picked me up at the airport put me at ease and was excellent. The hospital is modern and clean - the staff friendly and the medical professionals very hands on - friendly - informative and personable.
I had my surgery on October 6, 2019 it is February 2nd, 2019 as I write this and to this day I have lost 70 lbs. The quality of my life is amazing - I feel like I am walking on air - my feet no longer swell and hurt - my sleep apnea is gone (I also quit smoking) - my blood pressure is normal and the pain I constantly all over my body is gone. I have a new life.
I prepared for the surgery as indicated in my pre op instructions - stopped drinking all soda - smoking and followed a low card diet for the month prior to my surgery and also the liquid diet a week before my surgery. I had a 100% successful surgery - the pain was totally manageable and 4 hours after my surgery I was walking throughout the hospital. I have had no side effects and feel amazing.
Eating has taken a new dimension - I still get hungry but I get full and so I am still learning how to adjust to all this. My hair is falling out - but it will grow back :)))
The first month I did throw up a couple of times adjusting to the foods that did not go down to well but now I know what I can eat and now eat and the quantities.
I was seeing a therapist before the operation and still am - my life since the surgery has been an emotional rollercoaster but one that needed to happen - we use eating to cover up feeling etc etc and I have had to let several people that were damaging to my mental health go from my life - this is a great thing in the future because I will have more peace and less drama in my life but as in any process while we are going through it - it causes stress.
I feel great - ! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions !!!!!!!!!!!!