In the morning I was picked up and taken to the hospital, got settled in my very nice private room by the attentive staff and shortly went off into surgery. I had little pain when I woke and got up to walk the halls later that evening. I was well taken care of for the additional 5 days I was there and would recommend the experience to anyone considering the self pay option for weight loss surgery. It cost a fraction of the cost in the US and I had excellent care.
I have been writing pretty regularly about my weight loss and post surgical experiences on my other blog. It's just such a milestone for me that I want to cross over and share here, too. It has not been easy, but it has been easier than remaining morbidly obese, which is where I had been stuck for many years.
These are my before and after photos: