Dear followers, you know that I have always been transparent with you and many have been concerned about my weight and health, that is why I want to inform you that in this pandemic my weight increased more than normal and therefore my doctors and I have decided to undergo a bariatric surgery for my health that will be performed tomorrow, I ask all of you to keep me in your prayers so that God helps me and gives me strength because there will be mayimbe for a while, tomorrow I will show you a video tour from the first day, until Tomorrow's process that will be my operation, in the photo I am accompanied by Dr Betances @institutobariatrico who will be the one who is going to operate on me. A hug to all!
Dayana Rodríguez Grullón
I remember when I first went to see Dr. Betances. I was nervous, depressed and unsure of myself, but with a great desire to free myself from the obesity that made my existence so difficult. After listening to the doctor explain the entire bariatric procedure to me, I decided to be brave and do what I had to do to save my life. I cannot complain about the treatment received in the hospital before and after the operation. Dr. Betances with his team always available to answer any questions. I remember the first morning after surgery, the doctor surprised me with his very early visit because he likes to see his patients personally. The first week post op was the worst but after then my life has only gotten better. Eternally grateful, first to God, and then to Dr. Betances: God's instrument for the blessing of thousands.
It was the best decision !!! At a health level, I no longer depend on the bimba for asthma, I don't use pills for hypertension and my feet no longer get swollen. Now my self-esteem has increased and I feel confident because now I like what I see in the mirror.¨
We know that the road is not easy, but together we can achieve the best results.
Obesity was never a matter of appearance or vanity. Being obese never defined who I was, but my body didn't give up anymore. I was 2️⃣4️⃣3️⃣ pounds and had just turned 34 when I decided it was time to give myself the opportunity to enjoy my present and create a better future for myself.
On May 29, 2017 I underwent surgery at the hands of Dr. Betances, and from that moment my life changed even in things that I did not think needed to change. I thought that it would improve my physical appearance and my health and that I would regain some energy, but in simple words: I recovered my entire life! I regained the opportunity to be agile, with greater physical mobility, energy levels that I did not think possible, and an unimaginable boost to my self-esteem. These were impacts that I had not thought would happen since I never believed they were a problem.
When I asked for a total of 117 pounds I was reborn. Today, 3️⃣ years later, I am happier than ever! And even mom I am!
Today a year ago I started the points diet ... Yes, I cut half my stomach they gave me a Points trip and discount. Already 111 pounds lighter, it is true that she feels much better and I no longer suffer from sleep apnea as much. But I must confess that now all the chairs are hard, because the 🍑 are also gone.
The road is not easy and now my meals (the reward) are served on small plates. But thanks @ ncrespo31 My wife, my family and my friends who for you will always be the fat man 😁 (neither is it bullying nor does it offend me, for the diplomats today) are the ones who supported me throughout this new life.
Thanks!!! And especially thanks to @institutobariatrico who was the one who operated on me and his team 😀
Fear is only overcome by facing it ”, were the words of the psychiatrist in the third session. I had suspended the surgery three times out of fear, but those words at the end of that session made me decide and put everything in the hands of God and the tremendous team headed by Dr. Batanes, who on the day of surgery before I went to sleep in the operating room He grabbed my hand and gave me all the necessary security.
From that magnificent date just 1️⃣0️⃣ months ago and 8️⃣0️⃣ pounds less. The physical change has been impressive, but the emotional has reached higher and the weight has been greater, I feel free and light, I recognize my successes and I am aware that this was only the push to achieve great things in my life. I am very grateful to my family who, both in my decision to have surgery and the times I suspended it, supported me without judgment. If you are afraid like me, I understand you, but I recommend that you trust and give yourself the opportunity ...
Life changed me from the moment I made the decision. The key factor for me was having the right people and support by my side. They told me "it is not achieved only with surgery" and I opted for a different exercise, something that challenged my abilities but that would make sure I was seeing results continuously.
Here I keep striving daily and thanking GOD, my doctors and my family for the new life they gave me! " - Stayci Ledesma.
Over the years I realized that obesity is not a lifestyle as many people thought, it is a silent disease that destroys the human being little by little. Bariatric surgery is one of the best tools to face them when it is no longer possible in a natural way and it opens the doors for you to have a better quality of life.
1 year ago my life changed. I made the best decision of my life; for my health and for me. I remember that at 7:30 am when I was in the pre-anesthesia process my nerves betrayed me and I thought and if I die in this surgery without my mother and sister around, it will be for the best. It turned my world 360 degrees in that instant.
At that time she was hypertensive and the pressure started to rise. The nurse tried to encourage me, but her eagerness to reassure me was much more anxious for me. Dr. Betances, who for me is the best Doctor in the world, had come out of another surgery and came to my table, took my hands and with a tender smile said: “What happens every day? Everything will be fine, you should not worry. If you don't calm down, I won't be able to operate on you because the pressure would prevent me from doing my job. Quiet." I can't explain it, I just know that his words gave me peace. I closed my eyes and thought at that moment about everything I wanted to achieve after this step and I decided to control those nerves.
Today I have self-esteem, I love myself, I am not hypertensive, I am Dailyn Mariel, but not the same as yesterday, but an improved being. I am my own Wonder Woman ⭐, my best version. 253 pounds today 145 pounds. If you can 💪👏🎉! ”
On the way to deciding who to operate on, a great friend of my family recommended Doctor Betances to me, I spoke with him and his team and I made the decision to travel to have surgery with him without knowing him (I was honestly afraid of not feeling comfortable), but 5 minutes after meeting him I felt like I had known him forever. Seeing his professionalism, his experience and knowledge and his good treatment did not make me hesitate for a minute to operate with him.
I entered the operating room with 276 pounds, and today a year later with 116 pounds less (I have 10 left for my goal) without fear of being wrong I have to say that it has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life.
I was attended by a wonderful team, the administrative staff an unbeatable treatment. Dr. Maximiliano, the very professional anesthesiologist explained each step to me and made me feel calm. Doctor Betances a love, he treated me very well with great affection, dedication, he answered my five thousand five hundred questions (you have to take his plate apart). Dr. Nidia, who guided me and changed my chip to eat healthy. Anyway, they are all an incredible team and they turned my experience into moments without fear, tranquility and super confident in the decision I was making. Thank you, my life is different !!!
I was just saying and when will it be the day that I take a photo and my thighs are separated and the hole in the middle is visible! 😄 Well, I don't know but you can see it there !! 😂 YES YOU CAN !! Do not see it as ay but I am never going to get there, it is NOT a goal today, it is something step by step, day by day, change bad habits (that is not easy) and say every day TODAY I DO NOT DISMISS ME! 😆 and nah enjoy the process that makes it even cooler! Thank you so much for helping me change my life completely to @dranidiasaldana for putting up with my hysterics now @institutobariatrico for being the bridge, blacksmith, bricklayer, ground, rope, TO '! To be able to achieve it! My life is another (for the better) thanks to you!
Cristina Báez de Cid
1 YEAR #surgiversary 🚧 Work in Progress 🚧. I see my #tbt and I don't even recognize myself, I found that photo recently, I don't remember when it was taken. But it makes me panic to see myself (and share it) because I remember feeling suffocated walking 10 steps, my knees and ankles hurt, I was drinking pills for high blood pressure, all the diets were stagnant or I was bouncing furiously gaining more weight than I had lost. Today I celebrate 1 year and I give THANK YOU for those who have supported me: my family, my friends and my #bariatric team @ drnidia.saldana 💕@luisrosariogratereaux 💪🏻@drluisbetances 💉 Still missing! There are goals to meet (old and new) but I take a pause to acknowledge in myself (and those who supported me) the effort made and what has been achieved to date.
So here goes my #surgiversary photo! Yesterday marked my one year anniversary after getting my gastric sleeve! If I would have known, I would have done it sooner !! I have never been more happier with myself than I am now !! And those who know me know that I have always been a happy person with a high self-esteem regarding my weight. I have now lost -92lbs !!! 💪🏾💪🏾 ••• SW: 270
••• This was the best decision I have ever made !! Took me a year to make it, but I am so glad I did !! Thank you to everyone who supported me and checked up on me during the process. Much love !! 💚💋