Ohhh what a journey I have traveled!
I had Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico in June of 2011. Words can not begin to explain the way I feel about Dr. Jose Rodriguez and the staff at BeLiteWeight. After a great deal of research for a year, I decided to contact BeLiteWeight. From the first moment that I talked to them, I knew this is what I needed to do and that it was just “RIGHT”! Everyone, from ladies in the office answering all of my crazy questions, Jamie in Finance, to the sweet lady at the hospital that wanted me to sign the paper on the clipboard saying that she had changed the trash in my room, was caring, courteous, and most of all, supportive!
I began my journey at 263 pounds. I am now 1 year and 8 months out of surgery and I have lost (and maintained) 105 pounds!* My life has changed! I have more energy, but most of all, I love myself. I am not ashamed to see people from my past or family members that I have not seen in a long time. I love hearing, “Oh my, you look really good!” from others. I especially love it when my husband or my son makes comments about something I am wearing or doing something that I have not been able to do before.
I have always dreamed of that “miracle drug” that I could take and get skinny! Well, I think I have found it! Gastric Sleeve is a miracle surgery. It saved my life! Was it easy? Yes and No. The surgery is easy (for me anyway, maybe not for Dr. Rod!). I was nauseous after the surgery, but I did not have any pain. I was walking right after surgery (this is a big MUST!) I followed BeLiteWeight’s orders to a T! I have changed my eating habits (not hard to do with a little stomach!) and I try to keep moving! I am in the “maintaining” part of my surgery. Can I eat a cupcake? Yes, although not a whole one still. Do I want a cupcake? Not really, a bite does me fine because it tastes way too sweet!!!
Mexico was my biggest fear. I guess it was fear of the unknown. I did not know what to expect. I have now been to Mexico twice now. The first time for my surgery and a second time with my sister for her surgery. (My sister has lost 80 pounds thus far!) At no time did I feel unsafe or scared. The driver from BeLiteWeight picked us up at the airport and took us directly across the border to the hospital. Everyone at the hospital was helpful and kind. The hospital itself was immaculately clean and kept up!
Having this surgery is the best thing that I have ever done for myself. I am going back to Mexico in April with my mom and a friend! (I get the walk the halls with two people every hour!) I am excited for these two sweet people and to get to watch them in their journey! Thank you to everyone at BeLiteWeight! Please keep up your outstanding service!
Procedure : Gastric Sleeve
Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.