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Surgeon Testimonial

Alberto Aceves
My first impression of Aceves was he is a kind-mannered professional, ready to educate me on the journey and risks with a soft kind voice. I trusted him before I met him and he more than fulfilled my expectations as my surgeon, even unwrapping my legs for me after my surgery while we chatted and putting my slippers on for me. Campos was just as happy to educate and help out, and hung out with us on our laptops for a bit in the hospital since there was no one else to talk to during my stay. The anesthesiologist explained everything he was going to do during my surgery, and I don't remember a thing from the first IV injection. The staff was impeccable, giggling with me and helping me as soon as I needed anything, I had no later infections. The hospital is scrubbed everywhere at least three times a day due to it being owned by doctors. The aftercare is so emphasized it was like being trained for a new life as you heal, with an online nurse emailing me daily with reminders. My incisions are very small and healing fast, they take every pain precaution and make every decision based on patient safety. I rate my surgical team and hospital Almater very highly. 9.5/10!
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First day home

posted 8/6/10 8:13 am
After toddling around airports all day I got home around 1pm and promptly propped myself up on my side in bed and died until 5am when my drain port and sore abs decided to ask for a pill. Took pill, napped, had a great sleep btw, then got up to calls from friends asking me how everything went D:

So after handling all that, I drank some powerade zero and had some strawberry boonana protein water for breakfast (HEAVEN!)... which gave me so much energy I was on my recumbant bike / elliptical for an hour. O_o

My drain port's gauze came off and it's already healing closed, so my nurse online said it's okay to leave it off. Woo!

I did laundry.

I still am not hungry.

It's 3 somehow after taking care of a few things and I remembered to eat lunch. Mmmmm watery chicken broth with anywhey mixed in. :)

I already feel like a different person, like when I got back on facebook it was looking into the past. I used to constantly battle hormonal shifts in cravings and hunger all my life, and it's gone. It's like growing up with the radio blasting and someone found the off switch. I know it could be temporary, and I've already had passing thoughts of "making something" when emotional, but I found I wasn't really /hungry/ like before. I'm just enjoying this as much as I can. 

Oops, forgot to sip my lunch. lol!

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