The first month after surgery was really difficult for me. Because I also had my gallbladder removed, I had to deal with a lot of nausea since the bile in my stomach was more than I was able to eat or drink. My life feels completely different now. I didn't realize how much I depended on food for comfort. On the bright side, I lost 30 pounds and I look amazing! My advice is to make sure you do all the research! The nurses and doctors at Baja hospital were very courteous and nice. I'm glad I chose to go to Dr Almanza.