It was 2021, I had just turned 26 and couldn't recognize myself anymore. I had always struggled with my weight, obesity running in the family, but being isolated during lockdown sent me over the edge.
I had been toying with the idea of a gastric sleeve for a couple years but never knew of anybody who had gone to Mexico. That October, a close family member flew down to see Dr. Almanza and couldn't say enough good things about their experience and subsequent results. So, I filled out the paperwork and sent it in. I got accepted to go through with the procedure, so I booked it.
I flew down January 23rd, 2022 and was the first patient on the table on the 24th. Today is September 1st, 2022 and I can say my life is changed.
Preop W: 233
GW: 165 & happy/healthy
CW: 163 and losing
Exercising 4-5 days/week. Health/energy/confidence is at an all time high.
Has it been easy? No. My relationship with food, exercise and overall health had to change drastically. It was a total lifestyle transformation.
Was it worth it? 100%. I have no regrets and would support anybody considering this option for themselves.