I’m going to Mexico!
After her brother and mother took loving action, Cathy was essentially forced into a decision and it amazed her how taking action caused her fears to disappear and how quickly they were replaced by anticipation. Having completed her homework she was now fully aware that although Bariatric Surgery was not a decision to be taken lightly, it was the right decision for her. It was certainly not some “secret way to quick weight loss and a whole new life” as many of the advertisements for diet pills and diet therapies were always promising but never delivering, but it was the next best step for her. With her own doctor firmly leading the cheering squad, what a relief it was to have this decision finally made.
Choosing the place to go for her surgery was another decision that had taken time and research, but she felt very good about the facility in Mexico she had settled on. There were options, both near her home in the United States and overseas. She’d been apprehensive about Mexico at first because of the rumors she’d heard and several articles in the paper about travel in certain sections of the country. The advance trip her brother had made and his visit to two of the surgical facilities convinced her that Mexico was the best choice for her financial situation and the vacation time she had available from work.
- Mexico was far less expensive than surgery in the US would be
- Travel costs were more reasonable to Mexico than to an overseas facility
- The facilities in Mexico were clean, well run and staffed by trained professionals
- A full complement of Bariatric surgical procedures were available to choose from
- Mexico offered state of the art operating rooms equipped with all the latest technology
- Beautiful well run hotels were nearby for her recuperation period
Cathy had some serious advantages over many who struggle with morbid obesity, since her family stepped in and actively helped her make decisions. Many feel so alone and tend to further isolate themselves, bringing about deeper depression and unwarranted fears. Reach out to your family to help support you in making this decision. At the minimum, speak to your doctor about a support group you can get involved with and share the struggle with. You’ll be glad you did and may be very encouraged by others stories of overcoming obesity and changed lives!