gastric sleeve Surgeon, the Anesthetist and the blood tests. The Staff were so lovely and friendly. After the appointments were completed the taxi picked us up again to return us to the hotel, when the afternoon was then free for us to relax. Again on Tuesday the taxi picked us up to take us to the hospital for endoscopy. Afterwards we returned to the hotel and again the afternoon was free. (Had by now built up quite a relationship with hotel staff and they also knew exactly what was happening and what we were doing) Wednesday was surgery day. Once again the taxi picked us up to take us to the hospital. We arrived at hospital on time – as always. The staff at the hospital were really lovely and understanding my English (it wasn’t an issue that I didn’t speak French). Went through the system to prepare for surgery with assistance from the nurses. Once ready, went down for surgery, and then after the surgery returned to the recovery room. I took a while to recover from Surgery but the staff were really understanding of this and really looked after me. They discovered through surgery that my iron levels were extremely low and gave me IV Iron. The next day to my amazement I was feeling a lot better and was up and about by midday. I departed from the hospital on Friday with medication and letters etc. and everything that was needed. on Saturday, after a visit to the hotel from the surgeon, we set off on our returned to England. Once again a taxi was pre-booked to take us back Lille to pick up the Euro-star. I couldn’t believe how comfortable the journey was. Things have only got better from then on. The services were excellent and taxis were always on time and the whole package was arranged by Tullia with expertise.