Merry Christmas Ladies!
I was denied by Care...
Merry Christmas Ladies!
I was denied by Care Credit but I received great news today, I was approved for Healthcare Finance Direct! Thank you to the ladies who recommended them! The only thing that sucks is they only agree to pay half of the procedure so I need to figure out how I will pay for the remaining half! Any suggestions ladies???.....I'm excited, I feel like I am one step closer!.....
Merry Christmas Beautiful Ladies! Thank you again...
Merry Christmas Beautiful Ladies! Thank you again for sharing your stories, they are so inspiring! Xoxo
I just read a very negative review...
I just read a very negative review on here about Dr. Jimerson ... She said that it wasnt work it after a year or so her but shrunk and is flat again!!! Whatttt!!??? Wowwwww! Thats so discouraging :-/ did anyone else hear stories like this????
Hello my beautiful BBL sisters! :)
Hello my beautiful BBL sisters! :)
So great news! I scheduled my consultation today- moving right along! :D
BUT the only thing that sucks is that he is BOOKED!....I mean BOOKED!
The earliest I could get a consultation via phone is Oct. 14th 2013. I have to wait almost a year just for a consultation and even longer for surgery- URGH :( (In person is only about a month sooner)
On the bright side, I have a lot of time to SAVE and PREPARE. Also, I have been battling a skin pigmentation disorder for years now and I am excited to be starting a new treatment plan soon, so I will be focusing on that now (pray for me ladies)....On the road to happiness with my body...I am starting a new chapter in my life.
Oh ya and in regards to my last post about the...
Oh ya and in regards to my last post about the negative review, I thought more about it and it really does not bother me because not everyone will be satisfied with their results (no matter how good of a Doctor someone is) and I have faith in Jimerson. I only read about 3 negative reviews about Dr. J and MANY positive ones plus numerous sources state if done correctly, a BBL is permanent! I have done my research and I have faith…..
If any ladies want to switch phone consultation dates with me please contact me! I am looking for something much sooner than October 14, 2013. Also, what should I know about preparing? Places to stay in Atlanta? Caregivers in the area? Things to buy etc? I could use all the advice I can get. Thank you sisters, will write soon!
Happy New Year my Beautiful BBL Sisters!...
Happy New Year my Beautiful BBL Sisters! :D
Wishing you all peace, love, health, happiness and BIG BOOTAYS!!!! ;) XOXO
Hello my beautiful BBL...
Hello my beautiful BBL sisters!!!!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH amazing news!!!! I am officially scheduled to have my surgery with Dr. Jimerson on JULY 17TH 2013! Yesssssssssssssssss! Once I put that $500 deposit down, they got the ball rolling! Ladies-- if you want to lock in a date, I suggest you put your deposit down asap because Dr. J is swamped!
I had my consultation today--- spoke with Dr. J, Aziza and Monica so far. They are ALL amazing!! I can't wait to meet them!
Now, PREPARING! Sisters, what should I buy in addition to the list that they give you? I am financing with Health Care Finance Direct ($5000) but I am still figuring things out with my personal loan. I have poor credit (not a lot established) BUT I am finding a way. I was told to go the credit union route. Any suggestions for me ladies????
Also, I have added a breast lift to my bill---- I want a FULL transformation! :D The time is now! And I am not happy with my boobs, they are small, uneven, a little saggy and look deflated :( Dr. Jimerson suggested implants if I want them bigger and fuller but I am not too thrilled about the idea of implants although results look dope!--- look and feel so natural! What do you ladies think about silicone implants? Anybody have them?...
Is anybody else going to see Dr. Jimerson around July 17th!??? Let's link! :D Also, I would be willing to switch to a sooner date if someone wanted to....
My date is July 17th but I am still...
My date is July 17th but I am still looking to switch to a earlier date. Anybody willing to switch??
I am having a hard time getting approved for...
I am having a hard time getting approved for financing. I was denied by Medical Financing and Care Credit. My credit score is very low and I was told to find a co-signer but I am having a hard time finding a co-signer with good credit (they said at least around a 620 score)!!! :( I am trying to get a personal loan from a credit union as another option. Any other suggestions for me ladies??? Please help!
I am willing to pay someone big money with good...
I am willing to pay someone big money with good credit (at least a 630 score) to be my co-signer. I know I may be asking for a lot but I am scared I may not be able to raise my credit in time for my surgery. I am a recent college grad and am in the process of building credit so it is not that I have bad credit I am just not established. I am very responsible and pay my bills on time. Please message me if interested. Thank you ladies!
I read on the website and in my invoice that...
I read on the website and in my invoice that "surgical fees" and "full payment" are due 3 weeks before surgery. What does this mean? What do I need to pay 3 weeks before surgery if I am financing?....Just mapping out my money and planning ahead....
Hey BBL Sisters!
So I found the answer to my...
Hey BBL Sisters!
So I found the answer to my question. When they say "full payment due 3 weeks before surgery" they mean all of the cash, loan check, financing confirmation etc.
I am still mapping out my finances and I feel a little overwhelmed because getting approved with poor credit is a lot harder than I thought. I have started a little shopping and already bought a boppy pillow from TJ Max yay! Im amped lol.
I have decided that I am going to keep my July date and not look for a earlier one. This way, I have plenty of time to figure out my finances, save, plan, and gain weight. I plan to put on at least 20 pounds so I can get that donkey! Lol which shouldnt be hard because I gain weight very quickly.
I am planning ahead. Looking to maybe stay at the Hyatt or Holiday Inn-- a little pricey but they are very nice and close, free shuttle and breakfast, LOVE THAT! I will probably be traveling alone and I 'd love to find a travel buddy or at least meet some of my BBL Sisters :) anybody going to Dr. Jimerson around July 17th???
Also, I forgot to mention if I didn't already! I spoke to Aziza, Monica, Dr. Jimerson so far and I love them already! Aziza has been wonderful about following up with me even during her after hours shes a sweetheart! When I had my consultation with Dr. Jimerson, he was so nice, caring, patient. He did not rush me even though it was after hours and he took his time to explain everything to me and listen to me. He even said to me This means a lot to me and I truly appreciate it. I felt like I was talking to a celebrity lol. I told him Im a big fan of his and he's a genius lol. He told me I must gain weight to get the look Im looking for and he said "he's going to hook my body up" lol! yessssss Im so excited! :D These months need to fly by lol.
Hey My Beautiful BBL Sisters!
Soooo I am still...
Hey My Beautiful BBL Sisters!
Soooo I am still feeling overwhelmed about paying for my surgery. I did not know getting a personal loan with a low credit score would be this hard. :( And I do not have a co-signer. Again, does anyone recommend any loans, banks, credit unions, credit cards, financing companies etc. that I should try? I need all the help I can get. :-/
Hello my Beautiful BBL sisters! :D
So it has...
Hello my Beautiful BBL sisters! :D
So it has been a little while so this will be a long update so bare with me lol. First off, thank you to those who reached out to me to see how things were going. I really appreciate that! You ladies are amazing!
Hello my Beautiful BBL sisters!...
Hello my Beautiful BBL sisters! :D
So it has been a little while so this will be a long update so bare with me lol. First off, thank you to those who reached out to me to see how things were going. I really appreciate that! Things are going great, just as planned! I was feeling VERY overwhelmed during my past posts after I kept getting denied by loans so sorry if I was rambling and venting lol. However, my finances are looking much better and so far I feel like I am on the right track to getting my money together (keep praying for my sisters). I have been working like crazy and saving! Also, I will be granted $5,000 from Healthcare Finance Direct and be paying the rest in cash. I have a message from Aziza---- Dr. Jimerson IS still accepting Healthcare Finance Direct HOWEVER they have lowered the amount granted to $3,000 instead of the $5,000. If you already applied and was approved for the $5,000, you are all set but remember the coverage expires in 90 days so I will have to reapply in May. She asked to pass the message along to clear up all of the confusion. PS I love her! She is making this process so smooth for me. She's the best! :)
Anywho, now that that big load is off of my back, I need your help with my shopping and booking. I have a rough draft list that I created myself, combining the Doctors list along with a few of my sisters lists that I liked. PLEASE feel free to read my list and let me know if I am missing anything or if you feel like I should remove something. I want to pack LIGHT (will be traveling alone) so please help me narrow my list down as much as I can. My list is very personalized (some stuff I use on a daily basis so it may not apply to others). Also, I put a check next to the items I already have and I put a question mark next to the items that I am not so sure that I may need. What do you ladies think??
Also, I already found a lot of my stuff on Amazon.com for great prices, I highly recommend checking on there! Love that site! As far as booking, I am deciding between Hyatt and Sun Suites. I have been weighing their pros and cons and I am leaning towards Sun Suites now because it is a lot cheaper and has a full kitchen with a fridge, stove, microwave etc. inside the room. Since I plan on staying a good 2 weeks by myself, this is what I need. On the other hand, I do love how nice the Hyatt is and I love how it is so close to Dr. J. What do you ladies think? Any vets have reviews on the two?
Also, I will most likely be booking with caretaker Bree to take care of me for the first 3 days which looks like her services will be around $300. I spoke to her on the phone and she sounds awesome! I got her contact from one of my BBL sisters (thanks again) She is a nurse with a lot of experience. Inbox me if you would like her contact info.
I have started my weigh gain process- YAY! And I am having so much fun eating WHATEVER and WHENEVER I want! LOL! Of course, I am not eating too much junk and still maintaining a healthy diet but I love to eat so I love this lol. Some of my BBL Sisters shared some great weight gaining tips with me. I will be buying Ensure Plus, shakes, eating more "fat food" and eating late at night every night. Does anyone have any weight gain tips? I could use all the help I can get. Dr. Jimerson was brutally honest with me (Love him for that) and said if I do not gain at least 15 lbs I will not get that big booty that I want so I am determined to pack on at least 20 lbs to be on the safe side! ;) I gain weight really easily so I'm not worried. I did it before, I can do it again! I have been doing some research on healthy weight gain and I learned that there are certain foods that we can eat that will make us gain weight and more importantly gain belly fat. That is my goal to gain MORE fat and not more MUSCLE. Ladies, keep in mind its all about the fat! The way I see it, the more fat I give Dr. J to work, hopefully with the bigger my donkey will be! ;)
OTHER HELPFUL INFO:
Other helpful information that I recently found out that hopefully will be helpful to you all too: When traveling tell your flight that you just had surgery and need to stand or lay on the seats and need wheel chair assistance post landing. If you have insurance, I hear meds can be as cheap as $28 depending on what type of insurance you have. Remember, to map out a lot of extra money for unexpected fees and for supplies that you may realize you need a long the way. Pack LIGHT, after surgery we do not want to have to lug mad stuff back! Ladies, I was told by my PS to stop my birth control prior to surgery so you might want to talk to you PS about this to be on the safe side. Remember to take your iron supplements and I suggest Vitamin C supplements (prevents colds) asap. The sooner the better! It has been confirmed that Dr. Jimerson raised his prices and booking process so I suggest keeping in close contact with you PS so you can remain in the loop on their new systems. It is so hard to get through to the office but I find that if you call early in the AM when they first open, you should get through, no worries, just be consistent! Well I can't really think of any more things at the moment but I am sure more will come to me soon. Thanks again for everything ladies! Wishing you all the best! I have posted the rough draft of my list below, feel free to copy, comment etc. Hope this helps some ladies as well! Hugs and kisses! XOXO
ROUGH DRAFT OF MY LIST BELOW:
SUPPLIES/ TOILETIES/ VITAMINS:
• IRON PILLS?
• VITAMIN C PILLS?
• BROMELAIN SUPPLEMENTS (REDUCES INFLAMMATION, SWELLING MUSCLE TENSION ETC.)
• ARNICA PILLS OR GEL? (REDUCES PAIN, SWELLNG ETC.)
• B-12 500MG ?
• FISH OIL 1200 MG?
• DAILY MULTI-VITIMINS?
• COUGH DROPS (SORE THROAT AFTER SURGERY?)
• CALMS FORTE SLEEP AID (%NATURAL, NEED TO CONFIRM WITH DR. THAT I CAN TAKE THIS BEFORE BED)?
• KELO-COTE OR MEDERMA (FOR SCARS)?
• COLACE (STOOL SOFTENER)
• ZOFRAN (PREVENTS NAUSEA/ VOMITING)?
• MAKE ME HEAL PREOP/POSTOP VITAMINS? VITAMEDICA? (START 7 DAYS BEFORE SURGERY AND AFTERWARDS?)
• HIBECLENS (ANTISEPTIC, ANTIMICROBIAL SKIN CLEANSE) OR INSCENTED DIAL ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP
• SURGICAL TAPE
• UNSCENTED BABY WIPES
• EXTRA STRENGTH TYLENOL/ EXCEDRIN/ ALEIVE?
• DOGGY PADS/ BED PADS (TO SLEEP ON)
• NEOSPORIN (FOR CUTS, BUNS ETC.)
• WATER BOTTLE ?
• HEAD SCARF, BONNET ?
• BOBBY PINS, HAIR WRAP/ HAIR BONNET ?
• PROSTYLE HAIR GEL, PONY TAIL HOLDERS?
• EYEBROW RAZORS/ TWEEZERS/ BROW PENCIL?
• SHAVING CREAM, RAZORS?
• BOPPY PILLOW ?
• COVERS/ PILLOWS ?
• PAINT ROLLER OR SELF MASSAGER ?
• FEMALE URINAL/FUNNEL/ PEE CUP
• LOUNGE CHAIR (CUT BUTT OUT)
• PILL DIVIDER
• BAND AIDS
• SUCTION HOOKS FOR DRAINS?
• ALCOHOL PADS
• EMPTY CONTAINER FOR SYRINGES ?
• DISH DETERGENT
• TUBBERWARE/ DISHES?
• DISH SPONGE
• NIVEA CREAM (FOR FACE)?
• DEODORANT ?
• COCOA BUTTER STICK AND LOTION (& FIRMING LOTION?)
• LATEX GLOVES
• LYSOL SPRAY AND LYSOL WIPES (FOR BATHROOM AND ROOM)
• FACE DOWN PILLOW/ FACE CRADLE PILLOW (AMAZON.COM)
• ICE PACK
• DARK COLORED TOWELS, WASH CLOTHS ?
• UNSCENTED DOVE SOAP
• REUSABLE GROCERY TOTE BAG (TO CARRY GROCERIES?)?
• UNSCENTED ALL DETERGENT
• ELECTRONICS: PHONE, IPOD, CHARGERS, DVD PLAYER, DVDS, EAR PHONES, LAB TOP? ?
• TOOTH BRUSH, PASTE, DENTAL FLOSS, FACE WASH, MINT JULIP?
• YOGA MAT (FOR SITTING)?
• PERSCRIBED MEDICATIONS (FILL AFTER PRE-OP)
• PRUNE JUICE (FOR CONSTAPATION FROM MEDICATION)
• PROTEIN SHAKES, ENSURE
• BOTTLED WATERS
• SOUP, RAMON NOODLES
• CREAM OF WHEAT
• VEGGIES, V8 DRINKS
• PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY
• DELI MEAT, CHEESE, BREAD, MAYO
• MAC & CHEESE, TORTILINI ALFREDO
• FRUITS; PINEAPPLES, BANANAS
• ORANGE JUICE
• NIGHT GOWNS/ BIG TEE SHIRTS ?
• BIG PANTIES
• LOOSE SWEATPANTS/ YOGA PANTS?
• MAXI DRESSES ?
• SOCKS ?
• LOOSE SHIRTS ?
• WAIST CINCHER?
• FITTED TEES/ BEATERS? ?
• COMPRESSION GARMENTS (WHAT KIND? WHAT SIZE)
• SLIPPERS ?
• FLIP FLOPS ?
• COMFORTABLE WALKING SNEAKERS?
• HOODY ?
• JACKET ?
• SUNGLASSES ?
• SUN HAT ?
As time nears for me, I've been...
As time nears for me, I've been having some concerns. I don't want to sound negative or offend anyone but I just wanted to express some concerns and get some other opinions. Not only do I want a big butt, but I want a fantastic lipo job (especially on my stomach, flanks, possibly back and arms) AND overall hour glass transformation!
1. Lately, I have been hearing a lot of ladies complaining about Dr. Jimerson's lipo skills. Many ladies are saying that he is not very skilled at aggressive lipo especially on the back. I have seen some photos back these opinions up as well. I've been looking at patients of DR doctors like Dr. Yily and Dr. Duran and their lipo is AMAZING!!!!! Especially Dr. Duran, OMG I recently fell in love with her results, she is great at creating the ideal hour glass shape, she gets the waist so tiny, whole back and upper body super lipoed and her hips look so perfect- you get the point. Anyway, how do the vets honestly feel about Dr. Jimerson's lipo??? What are your experiences?
2. Also, lately I have been hearing ladies in general (both some of Dr. Jimerson and other Doctors patients) complaining about significant volume loss in their butt after months go by. I have even read some Doctors on Real Self say that most patients loose most volume but then most Doctors and resources say that this is a permanent procedure as long as it is done correctly and post op directions are followed correctly. So why are so many women loosing volume? :-/
Please comment, I need to hear from you ladies! I am very confident in Dr. Jimerson but these two matters concern me :-/......
I used some of Dr. Jimerson's beautiful patients...
I used some of Dr. Jimerson's beautiful patients as my wish pics. I hope you ladies don't mind! If so please let me know & I will take your pic down asap. Again, thank you for posting and sharing. :) I know I posted a lot of pics lol but what do u ladies think?...I will post my own pics soon...
Although I had minor concerns...
Although I had minor concerns beforehand I never lost faith in the genius Dr. Jimerson--- honestly I think my nervousness is just kicking in lol. I know Dr. Jimerson is the one and only Doctor to give me the results I want and I cannot wait! I am so anxious I can hardly sleep lol. I am still going to Dr. Jimerson on July 17th and will be flying in July 14th. :D Everything is booked and I am all set now I am just continuing to gain weight and counting down the days! :D
I still need to gain a lot more weight. Ladies, what are some weight gaining tips??? How do I gain more belly fat???
MY DATE JULY 17TH IS AROUND THE CORNER! :) WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
Hey Ladies! :)
My sx date July 17th with the amazing Dr. Jimerson is around the corner!!! Im soooo excited!! I am starting to pack. I posted a rough draft of my list months ago but I want to narrow it down and pack light. Vets, please tell me what you think I absolutely need to pack. Thanks loves!
TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR SURGERY!
I found the following link which is a slide show on how to prepare for surgery VERY helpful! Copy and paste the link into your browzer. This surgery just like any other major surgery comes with a lot of "do's and don'ts" and we have to make sure we educate ourselves on everything and we are well prepared!!! Xoxo
I am traveling alone but I am hiring a caregiver for at least the first 24 hours and maybe even longer depending on how I feel. I will also have my friend's caregiver help me periodically and check on me along the way. If you are traveling alone, make sure you have a caregiver for at least the first 24-48 hours to look after you and even after that to at least check on you. We will be in pain and on heavy drugs so make sure you have someone. Ladies, do your research. Ask around, get recommendations from other patients. Make sure the caregiver is licensed and do your research on them.
The following 2 caregivers who live in Atlanta were recommended to me. I have not met them yet but I spoke with them on the phone and they sound very sweet and knowledgable.
Leah - 608.658.5375 (CNA)
Richelle- 678.557.5322 (LPN)
BRA ROLL LIPOED BY DR. JIMERSON
Anybody get their bra roll/ upper back lipoed by Dr. Jimerson? As I gain weight my bra roll is becoming more appearant and I hate it. Im thinking maybe I can work it off after surgery but even though money is tight I feel like I might as well add it on all or nothing right? If you got your bra roll lipoed by Dr. Jimerson, are you happy with his back lipo work? Was it worth getting done?Could it be worked off after sx? What are your experiences?....
STAYING OFF YOUR BUTT & VITAMIN TIPS :)
As my big day approaches, I want to contine to share new knowledge along the way....as we know, we can not directly sit on our butt or put any pressure on it as we heal. Our new fat needs time to "settle" and find its new blood supply. And as we heal, the shape of our butt is still forming. One important thing that we must do while recovering is staying off our new beautiful booty! ;) Most doctors say we must stay off of our butt for at least 2 weeks and others say even longer. I plan to stay off of my butt for as long as I can. Here are some ways we can stay off of our butts that I learned about thus far....
1. Sitting on a bobby pillow with butt hanging off
2. Sitting on a rolled up yoga matt with butt hanging off
3. Sitting on a foam/ exercise roll with butt hanging off
4. Sitting on a beach chair after cutting a hole in the seat so your butt can hang through the hole
5. Sitting on a stool with butt hanging off
6. Laying on stomach (with a face down pillow might be more comfortable for neck)
Also here are some vitamins that I am currently taking and reccomend (but not all are required of course):
Iron, Vitamin C, B-12, fish oil, multi-vitamin one a day, probiotics
Remember to start your iron ahead of time to raise your iron level before sx! Very important! Always confirm with your doctor which supplements you can and cannot take preop and postop and ask when you should stop all supplements preop.
13 more days!!!! Im ready!!!!
Ive been lifting light weights for my arms and legs, staying on my vitamins, gaining weight but still watching what I eat, mentally preparing, packing my suit case etc.....Im ready!!! Lets get it!!!
Do any of my BBL Sisters live in ATL or MIA?
This is random lol but in the near future I would love to move to Atlanta, GA or Miami, FL but I am trying to find a job first before I move. Any of my BBL sisters live in ATL or MIA? I would love to network :)
I fly into ATL July 14th!
I remember when I first booked back in 2012 and time was dragging and now my day is DAYS away! Thank you God! I fly in sunday and will be staying at the Hyatt. Any ladies going to be around?? Will keep you all posted. God Bless!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CHECKING ON ME LADIES! I'M MUCH BETTER NOW.
17 Sep 2013
2 months post
First off, I want to apologize for not updating and responding. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone who checked on me!!! I really appreciate it. God bless you! xoxo
I had my sx with Dr. Jimerson on July 17, 2013. The day of surgery I was very swollen and sore but I felt way better than I thought I would have.
The second day was very different. I suddenly felt DRAINED and WEAK. Also, immediately my right hip was hurting more than any other part of my body. Nurses and Dr. Jimerson looked at it and said it looked fine. One night I felt extra drained, weak, drowsy and had a major head ache on one side of my head so I decided to go to the hospital just to be on the safe side and good thing I did because it turned out that I was anemic and dehydrated. I stayed at the hospital in Atlanta for 2 days. Dr. Jimerson even came to visit me at the hospital. He came in my hospital room like he was dad and took his time to talk to me and make sure I was okay. He is such a sweet heart and I that really meant a lot to me. Dr. Jimerson is very talented, profession and caring! Thank you Dr. J! At the hospital, I received fluids via IV and was prescribed iron supplements when I left the hospital. Thank God my mom came to Atlanta and stayed with me until it was time to fly back home.
The plane ride was okay, I kneeled in my seat but take off and landing was rough. I tried to sit on a yoga mat with my thighs but it didnt help me since it is soft, my weight just pushed it town so that made my butt touch the sit so I just had to squat and hold my body up with my arms.
When I got home it felt so good to be home and sleep in my own bed with my mom still by my side. However, my right hip area was STILL hurting and now it was very painful and hard. It became so painful that I began to have a feeling that something was wrong. I called the office and I described to the nurse the pain I was feeling. I told her it was hot to the touch and once I said that she said it should not be and I need to get checked out ASAP. Thank God she told me this because I went to the ER that night and thank God I did! Long story short, it turned out that i had a bacteria infection (2 abscesses) in my hip/ buttocks area. I had to stay in the hospital for 5 nights. First I received antibiotics via IV, then I had two drains inserted which drained out the fluid in the abscesses. In addition to the drains, I was on oral antibiotics for a week to kill the bacteria. The bacteria infection is now gone and I am now completely healed! Thank you God!!!!
These last two months have been very rough and I want to be honest with you ladies and tell you that this recovery process is ROUGH. I dont say this just because of what I went through. I met other ladies in Atlanta who were also having a very rough time (two in which had to have blood transfusions). Everyone is different so everyone's experience will be different but please believe me when I say this process is no joke. My body felt like I got hit by a car. It's a soreness type of pain mixed with some shooting nerve pains and burning sensations, it's hard to explain really. Ladies, be sure that you are both physically and mentally ready for this discomfort and know that even if you do everything right and follow directions perfectly, complications still can occur. I thank God that the infection is gone, I am okay and I feeling more and more like myself every day.
On a positive note, I am very please with my results! My stomach is very flat, love handles and back roll gone and my butt looks sooo good, nice projection and nice and round! I love my body!!!!! I am now experiencing the "fluffing" its getting jiggly and soft and I love it!
I do not come on here often but I will try my best to answer any questions etc. I want to help as many BBL sisters as I can and I am so thankful for the BBL sisters who helped me and those who checked on me. Today makes exactly 2 months since my sx and I feel SO MUCH better! The only areas that I still really sore is my stomach, sides, lower back. I feel much more energized and flexible and I started light exercises. THANK YOU again and again ladies, I wish everyone the best! I hope my blog has and will help many women going through this. My next update will be a list of important tips/ notes that I feel like everyone should know, hope you find them helpful! XOXO
THE RECOVERY PROCESS IS ROUGH! MUST READ!!!! HERE IS SOME IMPORTANT T POST-SURGERY!
17 Sep 2013
2 months post
IMPORTANT TIPS/ NOTES THAT I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW:
- ITS IS IMPORTANT TO START YOUR IRON EARLY AND GET YOUR BLOOD LEVEL/ IRON UP AS HIGH AS YOU CAN BECAUSE AFTER SX IT IS EXPECTED TO DROP BY A LOT. TWO WOMAN IN ATL THAT I MET HAD TO GET BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS AFTER SX, ANOTHER WOMAN'S BLOOD DROPPED TO A 5 WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING AND ANOTHER WOMAN ALMOST FAINTED AND PASSED OUT BECAUSE OF ANEMIA.
-NURSES AT THE HOSPITAL TOLD ME THAT THEY SEE MANY OF DR. JIMERSON'S PATIENTS. I DO NOT KNOW WHY BUT IT SEEMS LIKE WOMEN BECOMING SEVERELY ANEMIC AND DEHYDRATED AFTER SURGERY IS VERY COMMON AND THIS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS AND NEEDS TO BE KNOWN! AFTER SX, I SUGGEST DRINKING A LOT OF WATER AND GATORADE, GETTING YOUR BLOOD CHECKED TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE AND CONTINUE YOUR IRON ASAP.
- IF YOU FEEL SEVERE PAIN LIKE I DID IN MY HIP, GET IT CHECKED OUT IMMEDIATELY. SEVER PAIN AND SKIN THAT'S HOT AND HARD CAN INDICATE A PROBLEM.
-BEFORE SURGERY, MAKE SURE YOUR READ ALL OF YOUR PAPERWORK, RESEARCH, AND MAKE SURE YOUR ARE MENTALLY PREPARED FOR THIS.
-BEFORE SURGERY MAKE SURE YOU ARE PHYSICALLY PREPARED FOR THIS. FOR A WHILE I COULD NOT BEND OVER AND PICK THINGS UP ETC. BE PREPARED TO NOT BE ABLE TO DO MANY THINGS BY YOURSELF. YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TAKE CARE OF YOU OR AT LEAST HELP YOU FOR A WHILE. MAKE SURE IT IS SOMEONE YOU LIKE, TRUST AND SOMEONE WHO IS ATTENTIVE AND KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING. AS A INDEPENDENT PERSON, IT HAS BEEN HARD TO NOT BE ABLE TO DO EVERYTHING BY MYSELF. NOT SITTING OR LAYING ON YOUR BACK/SIDE IS TOUGH AS WELL. I HEARD DRIVING IS HARD BUT I HAVE NOT TRIED YET. MY HAND GRABBER, HARD HALF FOAM ROLL, AND CHAIR WITH A HOLE IN IT HAS HELPED ME A LOT TOO.
-AFTER SURGERY DRINK A LOT OF FLUIDS. IT SEEMS COMMON TO BECOME AUTOMATICALLY BECOME DEHYDRATED LIKE I DID. YOU WANT TO HYDRATE YOUR BODY AGAIN ASAP.
-A LOT OF RISKS COME WITH DOING THIS SURGERY, MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW UP WITH YOUR PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR AND GET EVERYTHING CHECKED OUT TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE.
-AFTER SX, MAKE SURE YOU EAT HEALTHY AND EXERCISE TO MAINTAIN YOUR RESULTS. I HAVE HEARD STORIES ABOUT FAT RETURNING BECAUSE OF A POOR DIET AND LACK OF EXERCISE
-BEFORE SX, BE REALISTIC ABOUT THE RESULTS THAT YOU WANT. HE CANNOT CHANGE THE STRUCTURE OF YOU BUTT HE CAN ONLY FILL IT. I REALIZED THAT HOW "STRETCHY" YOUR SKIN IS IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THAT DETERMINES HOW MUCH FAT HE CAN FIT IN YOUR BUTT. IF YOU ARE ON THE SMALLER SIDE AND WANT A DRAMATIC CHANGE I SUGGEST YOU GAIN WEIGHT LIKE I DID IT MAY BE HARD BUT IT WILL BE ALL WORTH IT IN THE END!
-MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT RESOURCES YOU HAVE. DR. JIMERSON OFFERS INSURANCE FOR THE FIRST 30 DAYS. DON'T FORGET!
-IF YOU EVER HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONCERNS ETC. ALONG THE WAY DON'T EVER BE AFRAID TO CALL THE OFFICE OR GO TO THE HOSPITAL. NEVER BE TOO ASHAMED OR EMBARRASSED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. YOU KNOW YOUR BODY THE BEST AND IF YOU FEEL LIKE SOMETHING IS WRONG GO TO THE DOCTOR ASAP. I MET A WOMAN WHO WAS SEVERELY ANEMIC AND DID NOT WANT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE SHE DID NOT WANT PEOPLE TO LOOK AT HER AS IF SHE WAS COMPLAINING TOO MUCH. SHE FELT AWFUL AND ALMOST PASSED OUT WHEN SHE FINALLY WENT TO THE HOSPITAL IT TURNED OUT SHE HAD TO GET A BLOOD TRANSFUSION. I SAY THIS TO SAY, NEVER HESITATE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL!
-DR. JIMERSON IS AN AMAZING DOCTOR. I GENUINELY LOVE HIM AND I AM SO THANKFUL. HOWEVER, I THINK HE NEEDS MORE HELP IN HIS OFFICE, STARTING WITH A BIGGER STAFF. THE OFFICE IS SO BUSY THAT IT IS HARD TO EVEN GET THROUGH TO ANYONE ON THE PHONE AND I FEEL LIKE THE PATIENTS DESERVE MORE ATTENTION. I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY MEDICAL RECORDS IN THE MAIL AND I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED A FOLLOW-UP CALL THAT I WAS SUPPOSE TO RECEIVE LAST WEEK. THE AFTERCARE AT APSS NEEDS TO BE BETTER. I UNDERSTAND THEY ARE VERY BUSY BUT PATIENTS COME FIRST. I THINK THEY NEED MORE SPACE AND A BIGGER STAFF ASAP. ON A POSITIVE NOTE, I THANK DR. JIMERSON AND NURSE KIM FOR CHECKING ON ME AFTER I WAS HOSPITALIZED. I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT!
I WILL ADD MORE LATER IF I THINK OF ANYTHING! GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE LOVE AND SUPPORT! XOXO
I AM SO HAPPY <3
17 Sep 2013
2 months post
I just wanted to add how happy I am because I don't think I stressed it enough lol. I hope my honesty does not discourage anyone. I just keep it real! But let me tell you sissys, I feel like a new woman! It's an amazing feeling. All my life I have been battling my skin condition and my body image and finally for the first time in my life I have found a treatment for my skin condition and I am healed AND now I have the body of my dreams! Thank you God!!!!!! :D
I walk by the mirror and I cant believe this is my body. I worked out and dieted for years and nothing worked. There is a such thing as stubborn fat and I had that on my stomach, sides and lower back. NOW its gone!!!! And I always had nice big thighs now I have a big ol juicy booty and hips to match!!! lol :D I always loved being naked now I realllyyy love being naked lol, and now I can wear all the sexy clothes I always wanted to wear yesssssssssss! Dr. Jimerson is a genius. He has talent like I've never seen before. I am so happy that I found him and chose him. He is truly a kind hearted person and I thank him a million times. I thank my new friends in ATL and family especially my mother who was there for me 100%. Even though I went through a hard time, I know it was worth it in the end. I feel amazing! Ladies, this is an amazing life changing experience!