Well after much research and talking back and forth with the company that works with you to make connections with the surgeons in Mexico...I have a date!!
Even though I could have done it on my own...I prefer having the Patient Advocate helping me out. She is very detailed in everything. She gives me all the answers, she has showed me pictures of the hospital and where you stay and the transportation you get. I have seen pictures of the surgeons and the medical team and have even seen all the credentials with the doctors. He has performed over 10,000 laprascopic VSG's in his lifetime so he has lots of experience and he has written several books and papers for the Universities and it looks all good to me.. My husband will be accompanying me..yay!
So my date for surgery is for October 8th, 2013!!!
The thing that is just crazy is the Pre-Op and Post-Op diet...
The 2 week Pre-OP diet is easy...14 days of breakfast and lunch protein shakes..plus a salad and lean protein for dinner with a little fat free dressing and a cup of low sugar fruit...Then 3 days prior to surgery I have to take a laxative in the morning of the first day and then I have to follow a sugar free clear fluid diet.
Its the Post-OP diet thats crazy.. It breaks it down week by week...but its like wow! Fluids for a week with nothing else???
I guess the part that freaks me out, is the idea of the stitches being internal..I have never had a surgery before..so I dont know what to expect..
But Im excited...now..how to pass the time? besides schooling that is.