Hello, I'm a 36yro mother of one. I have battled...
Although I have battled the ups and downs of weight gain all of my life, things got out of control a few years ago when I gained over 100lbs in a short span of time, pushing me to 295lbs. I have since struggled with getting this weight off (I am currently 256lbs, a 13lb weight gain since Oct.).
I have been working on adapting a life style change which includes clean eating and exercise (although I've been off of my wagon for a few months now). But I swear its the hardest thing I have ever tried to accomplish in my life. I know its not an over night process, but looking in the mirror makes it worse and keeps me from reaching my goals. Sounds crazy right, think about it like this, when I look at my reflection all I can see is all the work I have to do and how far I am away from my goal, and it discourages me. I think getting this work done, will give me to motivation I need to get on track and stay on track, I mean really who wants to go through all of that and not look their best. And to be honest its so much easier to keep weight off than it is to actually loose it.
I'm sure I will have a ton of questions down the line, and I'm hoping my fellow Yily Dolls will be able to answer some of them for me. In the mean time I'm in the very begging stages of my journey. I just sent back the pics of my body and the answers to the questions asked via email
Wish me luck
YYYAAAYYY!!! I GOT A REPLY FROM DR. YILY
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!
YASMIN'S RECOVERY HOUSE
I have a Recovery Home in Santo Domingo, DR, where my staff and I will gladly take care of you after your cosmetic procedure. I have a few single and double beds rooms, all with its own bathroom. It’s a house located in a Business District Area. My rooms are modest—don’t have flat screen tvs-- J but very clean, very neat, in ordered and have everything you’ll be needing for your Recovery.
We take pride in caring for our “girls” as our own family. When you come here, although you’ll be away from home, you’ll still feel like home!
=>US 55.00* per person for a share room with AC. (You must bring your own buddy, 2 people max) Note: If one leave earlier than the other one, the one that stays will be charge at regular rate the remaining of the days and will be moved to a single room if there is one available.)
ð US 65.00 for a single private room with AC.
ð US 35.00 for an additional person.
NOTE: Check Out time its by 11:00 am of day of departure, if leave later than that, half a day will be charge.
=>transportation*, ( from and to Airport and all the doc's office ONLY) A pharmacy will be delivering the medicines.
=>Nurse Services- check up, and clean up- Care 24 hours
=> Massages are not included in the price. You’ll need to hire your own masseuse. (I can recommend a few)
=>Three meals; with either; juice, soda or milk.== Three meals will be provided. (Please be aware that the Dominican custom is to have a big meal for lunch, but BK and Dinner are light meals) Please bring some proteins bars for those time you don’t want to eat.
=>Be aware that before we reserve you a room, you must read some Rules and agree to them.
=>An additional US 35.00 will be charge IF you require someone to stay with you the whole night at the clinic.
=> => The night of the Surgery, will not be charge, if and only if you come from the Airport (5am -7am) directly to the Clinic or are staying more than 10 nights. If that is not the case you will be require to pay for all your nights. (Its like going to a Hotel; once you do ‘’Check In’’ the bill starts running!)
èThe day that you leave Does NOT count, if you leave before 11 am (Check out time)… if you have to leave later than that; you’ll be charge half a day. (Since we still have to feed you and care for you .)
=> You must be a minimum of 8 days for airport transportation to be free. If staying less, a fee of us 70.00 will be charge for both trips.
=> => We are only 5 mts from CIPLA and other Clinics in the city, (Depending on traffic)
=> Please be advised I do not take Credit Card, and will not accept PayPal payment for full payment
For those of you interested Yasmin's email address is email@example.com
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Too fat for Dra Baez
So much to talk about, I'm so excited!!
Here's where my challenge comes in Yily said I have to be NO MORE THAN 200lbs to get my surgery done, I have A LOT of work to do!! I reached out to Baez once again and asked her to reconsider giving me a quote, and because she's skeptical that I will be successful with my weightloss in such a short period of time, she told me to contact her in a few weeks and update her on my progress, its okay I understand her pessimism and for that reason I'm going to work even harder to prove her wrong whether she does my surgery or not.
On a good note, when I originally posted I said I was 256lbs, however I weighed myself the day before my menstrual forgetting that I'm always heavier right before my period but my accurate weight WAS 252.8 but I've been on this moderate juice diet since Baez said I wasn't a candidate for sx because of my weight and have lost 2lbs (its been 5 days). Now that I have my quote from Yily I'm really focused....I'll keep you all posted on my progress.
So now me and my sx buddies are now starting to look into RH's, so far it's looking like we'll be at Silhouette House. We're going to keep our options open, but at the moment it looks like Angie's has everything we're all looking for at the price we want to pay. One of my sx buddies found a RH called Upscale, and Dr. Yily is promoting one called Deluxe (opening in Jan 14), I've never heard of these so we will need to do further research, does anyone know about them?
Wish me luck y'all my journey has officially begun!
Gotta get this weight off....
So I'm not going to put all of my eggs in one basket
On a better note, I am definitely impressed by Angie, she has really been instrumental in trying to get everyone in my group their quotes, and she hasn't even tried to milk us for money to do so (if I had to pay someone $150 to set the arrangements them and the PS could forget about it). Angie's professionalism and constant lines of contact will definitely get her our money. Even if we don't get our work done with Yily we are definitely looking to stay at Angie's.
As a group we decided to research different Dra's and decide which one works best for us individually. We realized that its not important for us to go to the same Dr. but for us to be together during recovery. So far the list of Dra's we're looking at include Yily, Duran, Baez, Robles, and Almonte. So far I've gotten quotes from Robles, and Yily (still waiting for Almonte). As mentioned in an earlier post Baez won't give me a quote as she states I am not a candidate FOR HER because of my weight, even once I loose the weight I doubt if I go to her, being that I keep reading that she doesn't like working on plus sized women, which is what I will still be considered (height to weight ratio) even after my weight loss. I doubt if I bother trying to look into Duran because of the lack of communication from her to her patients (would defeat my purpose I can stay with Yily for all of that). What I can say is so far I am impressed by the professionalism and communication I've received from Dra. Roble's office. After looking at her and Dra. Almonte's pics I'm torn between the two. We shall see the out come as time passes.
Virginia's Recovery House
Dr. Fatima Almonte it is and I know I made the right choice!!!
Currently I am working on getting my passport, I have an appointment with my local post office next week. After that I will start shopping for the supplies I will need in order to get that out of the way, and from there I can just continue to save up the rest of the money I need for the trip and continue to concentrate on my weight loss. Back in December when I originally started this journey I was 256lbs, I am now down to 244lb. I know its not a lot of weight, but slow progress is better than no progress. By my surgery date I have to be 200lbs, wish me luck.
Until next time.
A pic of me
Removed my pic
I don't have a review for her as of yet....but I do plan on using this blog as my personal journal....Please note I have switched to Dra. Fatima Almonte...please see my separate review on her.