Mexico what to bring!

on 2/7/14 4:11 pm - Calgary, Canada
RNY on 02/26/14

I am having my surgery in Mexico (finally), and am wondering what others brought with them for their trip and what maybe they forgot or wished that they had brought.

on 2/12/14 4:16 am

Lip Chap and a heating blanket :) Which surgeon are you using? I just returned I am 9 days post op today. Great experience.

on 2/13/14 6:18 am - Edmonton, Canada
VSG on 06/26/12
I had my VSG done in Mexicali and traveled with my hubby, daughter and a girlfriend when they each had theirs done. A few of the things I found the most helpful are a bit different.

Small electric kettle & herbal tea bags, broth powder packets, instant oatmeal and instant bean soups for your support person.
Extension cord

For yourself:
Usual prescription meds
GasX strips
Lip balm
Crysal light packets
2 sets of 2-piece jammies
Slippers you can slide your feet into
2-3 pairs of diabetic socks (comfy and super easy for your career to put on you)
Loose bathrobe
Easy entertainment (iPad, audiobooks, ipod, earbuds)
Toothbrush & paste
Shampoo, hairbrush, moisturiser
Makeup if you wear it
Fresh unders for the trip home (wear what you traveled down in)
A few family pictures/stuffy
Nice thank you card for the nursing staff


Highest 303.4, Surgery 263, Current 217.8, Goal 180



on 2/24/14 7:38 am - Calgary, Canada
VSG on 03/06/14

What a great and detailed list! Thank you!!  I'm heading down next week with Dr. Ortiz for the sleeve.

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