This is the second video of the three-part gastric sleeve review series of Millisa Fox.
Click here to watch the first part of her gastric sleeve review video.
Millisa came across Mexico Bariatric Services online, and decided to go ahead with us to facilitate her weight loss surgery trip in Tijuana.
“So I started my actual journey and also when I say this is one thing that I haven’t … or anything. I was wondering other people have that incredible emotional rollercoaster that I was on for the first two months. You know I am having for a reason. I mean I do have some medical conditions but it is also because I mean overeater and so I have a relationship with food and a comfort with food. That is ready to change but that doesn’t mean that it is easy. So I found myself being kind of feeling like I was grieving something right before and that was kind of odd for me. And even not to say it but it is the truth I want to be real about what I have experienced that I am so ready for this.
“So my journey started. I flew from El Paso to Phoenix and then San Diego. We had a wonderful driver named Ricardo. He is fun, he is intelligent He is nice he makes me comfortable. He picked me up at the airport and I was a little bit nervous coming across the border> I have been across the border a few times but that was a little …I it didn’t feel look good. I wasn’t very comfortable all I can say that. And then I got to the hospital. It was a lot smaller than I thought. But it was very nice and I cannot tell you how kind and attentive every single staff member was.
“It was a lot. There was a receptionist there was a lady who helped me change my beds. There was a person bringing me my broth. There was the doctors, the nurse. Everybody was just so happy. Everybody called me by my name. They were kind. I got to immediately I got here I would have my blood work time. My EKG just bam bam bam. After having all that they take me to all other rooms. Got taken care of. And then I met this beautiful lady named Veronica who helped me out and she really has been there with me. I knew that they told me that there was going to be … that she was going to help me out. And then I did realize how she was going to help me through in any little things I was going to need here. I mean anything.
“I feel my surgery is to have my surgery I came out and I remember them saying “Millisa, Millisa, you’re finished” And that’s when they put me on my bed. And I remember thinking – I thought I was supposed to be hurting and I think I would be hurting . And I felt absolutely nothing. I slept for 5 hours after the surgery. I got up and immediately asked can I start waking. And they told me I was a speed walker. They said, “wow, you are walking fast”. I was just walking in and out.
“All I say I have had zero amount of pain. I have had discomfort but I would not categorize it as pain. My discomfort was in my shoulders when they told me I could probably have the gas pains. And they told me if the first day if I wasn’t able to get to walk to move my arms around. So as I was sleeping when I woke up feeling that this was kind of doing my shoulders to try to knock it out and go back to sleep. Then I did my little walk and I felt great.”
Tijuana, a Mexican border city, just about 17 miles from San Diego, California, receives several American medical tourists looking for low cost, yet quality medical care. Weight loss surgery prices in Tijuana are much lower than the average prices quoted in the United States. As quality care is available at state-of-the-art hospitals, the Mexican border city gives Americans the best bang for their buck.