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A year later and I'm practically at goal. The reasons I'm not are because I'm trying to conceive and eating more carbs than usual as being in ketosis is harmful to fetuses. rnrnI fully expect that either come spring (when I can walk outside without freezing to death or killing myself on ice!) or after I give birth (if/when we get pregnant) to get down to goal. I did get as close as 1.6 lbs from a normal weight, so the VSG is definitely a good thing, and I wish I could convince my mom (who is looking into WLS) to go to Dr. A! rnrnShe doesn't have the money unfortunately but if she did, she would go to see him. She's seen my pictures and heard about what a wonderful experience I had (it was more like a vacation - especially coming from cold Montreal in January to warm Mexico!) and knows that she'd have excellent care. rnrnI really can't recommend Dr. Alvarez and his whole medical team highly enough!! They were all sweet despite me not being the best patient (I'm extremely needle phobic). Dr. A's skills and bedside manor were incredible. My travel time 3 days after surgery was over 12 hours from door to door and I barely needed the painkillers. rnrnFeel free to PM me if you have questions, I was there January 30th, 2009. I know I'm supposed to say something negative to prove I'm \"legit\" but really, I can't think of anything I would change - other than an IV staying in longer than I would've liked - but I'm a needle phobe ;)rn
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I've been thinking of WLS for several years, on and off. An off topic post in another forum about lap banding led me to OH.com. Then posts about revisions led me to VSG (which I'd never heard of) and I've been reading non-stop since then. I've decided I'm going to do it. I'm 5'1" and my weight fluctuates from about 209-215 depending on the day. I also have severe sleep apnea, probably PCOS too, though I haven't been diagnosed. As of right now, hoping to go to Mexico in the New Year for surgery.