Blog Posts - Gastric Sleeve



My Gastric Sleeve Story – Jay

So here it goes…I am putting it out there It’s time to let it out of the bag, so to speak. I am proud of the hard work that has gone into creating a new me. In October of last year I sat across from a doctor who said I was lucky to have a...
by Mexico Bariatric Center Blog on Sep 2, 2016

…Jennifer’s Journey: The Process…

The process to actually be able to get surgery is incredibly long. I have been working with the weight loss center for almost an entire year before I was able to meet the surgeon and start to fill out the paperwork for the surgery. At the beginning I...
by Infinite Life Fitness on Aug 23, 2016

Jennifer’s Journey: My History

My first blog post provided a bit of information about myself as well as the reason why I wanted to blog for the site. This next post is a bit longer, but as a history nerd (I do teach 8th grade Social Studies) I think that it is important to know so...
by Infinite Life Fitness on Aug 17, 2016

Short Post: Reflux Follow Up

The apple cider vinegar caps are a NO GO. Just made the acid worse. I’ve read that this will happen because the acid reducers are basically screwing up your stomach’s sensors. Makes sense. Anyway: NO on the ACV. I’d say that the pep...
by Misangela.com on Jul 25, 2016

A Guide To Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery

Exercises to Avoid After Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery is considered one of the best ways to lose weight when diet and exercise have failed. But bariatric surgery is not a substitute for diet and exercise. Once you’ve completed your surgery,...
by Mexico Bariatric Center Blog on Jul 13, 2016

Tales from the Land of Reflux

Today, I’m reading about Apple Cider Vinegar as a remedy for reflux. I just got my ACV capsules, which I will be trying out today. One before meals with water. I can’t drink 8oz of water at a time, so I’ll take it with 4oz. The theo...
by Misangela.com on Jul 12, 2016

Read This Before You Decide to Try AspireAssist

AspireAssist vs. Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, and Other Bariatric Surgery – How Does it Compare? Recently, the FDA approved a new bariatric surgery and weight loss device. Known as AspireAssist from Aspire Bariatrics, the AspireAssist is one of...
by Mexico Bariatric Center Blog on Jul 11, 2016

VSG and Reflux

Well, aside from not losing much weight, the truly sucky part of my sleeve recovery has begun. As I wrote about the other day, I decided to discontinue taking Prilosec because I didn’t like the long list of issues that can arise with long term...
by Misangela.com on Jul 9, 2016

Week 6.5 Daily Foods Snapshot

So, I hope to do a video for you tomorrow, but I wanted to give you an idea of the kinds of things I’m eating on a daily basis for an idea of what it’s like after you’ve healed. Also: the videos will now be ONCE A MONTH, starting wi...
by Misangela.com on Jun 29, 2016

More About Eating After VSG

So, after doing some more reading and youtubing, I now have proof that my “quick” move to regular foods is NOT unusual. I found a couple that both had the sleeve at the same time and their Dr cut them loose at 5 wks to eat “regular&...
by Misangela.com on Jun 24, 2016

A Guide to Tourism in Tijuana, Mexico 2016

Tijuana Tourism Guide – Attractions, Safety, and More Right at the border with San Diego lies Tijuana – a city with about 2 million residents that is as synonymous with Mexico as tacos or margaritas. It is a city that has received considerable p...
by Mexico Bariatric Center Blog on Jun 22, 2016

Amy Turlington Can Ride Horseback Again!

Amy Can Ride Horseback Again! Amy Turlington underwent weight loss surgery with us here at Mexico Bariatric Center and is one of the first to submit her non-scale victory photos and video for us to share on our website and social media. Here is what...
by Mexico Bariatric Center Blog on Jun 22, 2016

Doing Better…

Not shiny and happy, but better. That big dip has been thankfully short lived. Part of it is some good luck at getting an iPhone 5c for $76 and then finding a tokidoki case. Another part is Nick is feeling better, which naturally makes me feel bette...
by Misangela.com on Jun 21, 2016

Foods update

So, I’m at the end of week three and I’ve been transitioning to more regular foods. No more pureeing, really. I know this is still the puree phase, but I’ve found that getting soft foods and chewing thoroughly has been fine. My Pouc...
by Misangela.com on Jun 4, 2016

Week Three foods

FYI: Latest vlog post is up on my YouTube channel. The next two weeks (3-4) are listed as “pureed foods”. The main difference here is that now you can have real protein that is pureed, like chicken or whatever. I never did lick that baco...
by Misangela.com on May 30, 2016

End of Intake Logs

I’m done with the intake logs. You get the idea! It’s the same every day: try to get my fluids, try to get my protein. This weekend, I’m transitioning to pureed foods, which includes proteins. I will let you know how that goes and w...
by Misangela.com on May 28, 2016

Day 10 Intake

Thu May 26 bed 11pm decent sleep up at 7:15 1 oz Internat’l Delight SF vanilla, 1oz half n half, 3 oz Silk, 4 oz coffee 9oz 2gm It appears my bowels are back to normal! Yay! Still bleeding. :( This really sucks. The Vile Organ is next to go if it d...
by Misangela.com on May 27, 2016

Day 9 intake

5/25/16 Wed broken sleep; up at 8am (insomnia is back? FUCK.) 1 oz Internat’l Delight SF vanilla, 1oz half n half, 3 oz Silk, 3 oz coffee 8oz prilosec/anti 2 gummies I accidentally just chomped them down (without melting or making small) – no...
by Misangela.com on May 26, 2016

Day 8 Intake

Tue 5/24/16 woke up at 5am :( All the chaos has woken up the uterus. Spotting. BOO. (I have a Mirena, haven’t had a period in years.) 1 oz Internat’l Delight SF vanilla, 1oz half n half, 3 oz Silk, 3 oz coffee 8oz anti/prilosec/selenium fruit...
by Misangela.com on May 25, 2016

Day 7 intake

Mon 5/23/16 no fever at all, back to my normal 97.5 1 oz Internat’l Delight SF vanilla, 1oz half n half, 3 oz Silk, 4 oz coffee 9oz 2 oz vit water anti/prilosec/selenium fruit smoothie 3 oz frozen fruit blend (blue, straw, cherries and kale), 3 oz...
by Misangela.com on May 24, 2016


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