Hi BBL family, I want to be able to pay cash for my surgery. I expect to spend between 7-12k for my surgery with Dr. J or Dr. Okoro. I know financing is available. I would rather pay cash. Can you guys share ways you saved or came up with the money? Thanks. I figure I will have the money by next Christmas.
Hi BBL family, I want to be able to pay cash for...
It is with a heavy and saddened heart I write this...
Let me preface this by saying this is my experience, which is mine to own. So July/August I schedule Virtual Consultation with Dr. Jimerson. My appoint was schedule for 10/12. I sent my pictures and even verified on 10/7, that my pictures were received.
So today was my consultation. So the appointment times are a two hour window. My consult was an hour after the scheduled time. So where I work I don't have access to my personal phone, nor is the call something I want to be having in a room of coworkers. So needless to say when it did start I was a little irked (I own that). 20 mins in the call was over. Most of what was discussed was what is on the website and I have read on RS.
Getting off the phone I was a little peeved that I had waited 3 months for that?! I explain to them that I had questions for the dr. and I thought that was why I had to wait three months. She seemed surprised and says he is 45 mins out from surgery and will call then. So I come back to my phone 30 mins from the end of that call and wait another 30 mins. At this point I have spent 2 hours away from my work. No call. So when I get off 3 hours later now I call to speak with the lady I spoke with earlier because she says call if I had questions. I was not connected back with her but am told that a patient coordinator will call me when they are available. Hmmmmm I already spoke to them, I just want to know if my expectations about the call earlier was not realistic. If I was not to talk to the dr. please say so instead of making it seem like that is not the case. If so, then it shouldn't be a 3 month wait if I am not talking to the dr. The lady also says (I think she can hear the frustration in my voice).........drum roll please.......the doctor is taking on more surgeries.......as much as I thank her for her honesty and candidness, my heart sank.
So Salama pops in my head. While S does good work and seems to have very happy patients, I don't see myself going to a dr. that I meet for the first time day of surgery, imo. More patients and more business is great, but make sure you keep your quality (which is y I think his prices are almost double of his competitors). At this point I am thinking guess this isn't for me and I can focus my energy on something else in my life.
So this brings me to now. Armed and frustrated ready to give a concise report of my events in one day. As I start my review......I get a call.......guess who. Dr. Jimerson! You would have thought I knew him. I thanked him and gave him my frustration thus far (which I realize now is NOT appropriate because the Dr.'s job is to operate on the body, all the extra office stuff is not and should not be his concern, but I felt I needed to vent). So he tells me the deal and that is just what it is a deal...take it or leave it. I need to lose weight for better results. I need love handles, upper back, waist and for and additional $1,900 bra rolls (900) and hips (1000) for a grand total of $10,700. But wait..... I need a tummy tuck also. GEZZZZZ! My voice at this point has no enthusiasm in it, I don't even ask the price. The timeframe that I wanted to do it is not available. So I am appreciative that in the end I do get to talk to the DR.
The take away from this is that (IMO) I am less inclined to have the surgery by traveling. I was told I may not be a candidate because of my heart (TBD), I think about Kanye West's mom dying :(. I struggled with the customer service today. I would have made a way in the summer to get a inhouse consult if I knew what I know now. My expectations may not be realistic for me. I have read nothing but praises about this doctor and that was my thoughts going in. I am in no way knocking Dr. J or his staff because they have a job and a business to run and as we can see they are doing it well. He is not ruled out (I may just need to sleep on it and let it sink in).
Sorry if I am being a little emotional, we are all women. I am a little hormonal. When you want something really bad and you learn it may not be possible nor do you know if the results on yourself will be what you want is just a little sad for me. The good of it is he could have said not lose weight and I don't need a tummy tuck and then if I didn't I would be really pissed because my results would be so-so. I have to look at both sides. That a good doctor will tell you what you need whether it is what you want to hear or not. I am glad that I pressed to talk to him, because I was not told this earlier. A little bit sadder, but not 100% out of the game. BTW if you are told that the doctor (any doctor) is booked out... just like life things happen and change daily!
So my questions for my BBL sister are if you know a Dr. that meets the requirements below please let me know. I have already talked to Dr. Hakki, Dr. Michaels both in MD; want to talk to Dr. Okoro (not cheap but have a hard time wrapping my head around a consult when I can't know before hand if the availability is there) :
1. Dr. that gives Jimerson results?
2. In the US?
My surgery date is 12/4 with Dr. Jimerson. I have...
Who has a list? I have seen many lists, but can't...
My measurements 5'1 145 40-30-40 I want my...
I want my butt n hips to match my waist.
I am hopefully that I can come down 10+ lbs, since it is all in my gut.
I'm hoping for aggressive lipo. Flat stomach is ideal, but I have to b realistic without doing tt.
My favorite results are foreverbooty, novastar, shaell2000, bootiebeauty78, and ninifernandez.
So I LOVE to shop. This is really going to be hard...
So it is really hard for me to commit to a...
I didn't get my plane ticket last week. The price went up $60, I am so cheap. Once I get my plane ticket I can do everything else. I have created my wishlist on Amazon for the items I need. I am concerned about the Arnica because I read somewhere about the Lovenox contridictions.
On a side note, I hope everyone that has surgery this week or next has already made accomodations to vote. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
I decided to put my faja back on also. It will...
I have two of these:
And one of these:
The numbers on the scale are looking good, just...
I am planning to get my bra rolls done. In my head I am thinking that that is the area behind my armpits, am I right? So if the garment stops at the bottom of my bra, what type of garment should I be looking for to ensure that the area is compressed? I wonder over time will the fat come back there. I am paying extra for this area and want there to be no spillage afterwards. Makes my back look meaty.
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Things are really coming around for me.
I have had a really tough year: lost my job, 2 car accidents, 2 family deaths, hospitalized, etc. So needless to say I am so ready for 2013 to be here. I had been thinking about getting this surgery for years and wanted to have Dr. Roberts in SC do it. Once I realized his price was 26K, I forgot all about it until a lady in my office had it done. I say all that to say I am a pretty resilient person and internalize any struggles I have in my life. Things that we think are so big and bother us are small compared to life as a whole. It is the little victories that I celebrate because each day is a new day. I have a new job. I have a new car. My health is better. My tuition was paid for by overpayment (God be the glory). I look back over my life and know that he has brought me a long way inspite of my discretions.
I have just been praying and praying about this surgery, not knowing what to do or if I should do it.
Just this week I have been able to take care of my hotel, flight, nurse and transportation. I trust and know that he answers prayers. Not on our time, but his. I truly believe that you have to go through some things to get your blessings.
I love you ladies. Everyone has been so helpful and kind, especially my BBL buddy BootyJudy88. Twilliam, JL01 and Bootiebeauty78 have been very resourceful.
This is such an emotional process for us as women and I just encourage everyone to find someone that you can talk to because we need to support each other. If you plan to go through surgery alone, reach out and find someone on the calendar. No one should have to go through this alone.
I use my daily commute to listen to word and prepare my mind for the day. Music can be uplifting and has a way of bring things into perspective. This week I have been meditating on VaShaun Mitchell's "Turning Around for Me". Just listening to the words of this song helped me to really understand and come to terms with challenges in my life. I will post the video later but wanted to share the lyrics with you all:
"Sometimes discouraged but not defeated
Cast down but not destroyed
There are times i DONT understand
But I beieve its turing around for me
I've had troubles and disappointments
There are times I felt so alone
Some of my friends they let me down
But I still believe its turning around for me
Around for me, around for me, around for me
Its turning around for me
I can see the breaking of day
God is making a way
A change is coming for me
If I stand strong and believe
There is no reason to doubt
I know he is working it out
Its turning around for me
It wont always be like this; the Lord will perfect that concerning me; and sooner or later it will turn in my favor
Sooner or later, turn in my favor
Sooner or later, turn in my favor
Its turning around for me"
No matter what you are going through be strong and know that it gets better and it will. Thanks.
Uhhhhh what a contradiction. So I had to make some...
Does anyone have post surgery instructions: meds,...
Tomorrow is election day. If you have not already...
You ladies are awesome. I love RealSelf. There are...
Life happens to us as women so much differently than it does for men. We care we love we hate we cry and we really try. If you are anything like me this bbl is my life (my goals are my life they consume my every being, I have to pray on that). I applaud ladies that have reviews and the courage to put their bodies up here to be judged, it is hard. Nothing about this is easy. Only the strong survive. Whatever question or concern I may have abt my bbl I know the answer is just a few words away, a lot faster than calling the doctor. Everyday I read the good and the not so good experiences. More so lately I think people are more free to say what ever they want. What I love is with one negative response is met with 10xs as many positive responses. It is funny tht most of the time the comments come in pm form. If you can't say it for everyone to see......maybe you should not say it all.
The emotional, physical and financial trip that this takes us on is different for everyone. For me: emotionally I am a little more calm :) now that I have secured my date and some other important things. Physically, urghhhh .....I love to eat just like I love to shop.....I am doing better.....not quite where I want to be....check with on this before thanksgiving. Financially I wish I had all the money in the world....lol. Trying to keep my extras under $1,500.
The older I get the slower I move. I am a go go go kinda person, I have to wonder if I'm not moving slow but rather god slowing me down. 10 years ago I would have had all my supplies, my bag packed, transportation done. Now hey, what will be will be no need for me to rush or panic. It will come to me and if not oh well. No matter the amount of preparation we do, things will happen. Remember it is not the things that happen to us that are key, but how we respond to these situations. We can either let it become us or we can handle it. So today at work this guy was telling how to do something (I dont take direction well) and I know I stopped listening at some point, lol but I had to walk away.
Thanks ladies for sharing your stories with me, it helps a lot.
Be strong ladies. Be kind. Be you. Be REAL.
So I had my clearance with my cardiologist. All...
Will be ordering a few dresses next week for after surgery, well I am thinking about it. I am on the fence about dresses. Coming from cold and going to cool Idk if I want to do dresses or maybe baggy drawstring pants because it will be 40-50 degrees. Any suggestions?
I am not sure what I will wear when I come back to work. I am being sent to a new client and will have to commute 1-1.5 hours each way.Thinking about if I am going to drive or ride. If I ride who wants to be standing for that long with crowds.
I plan to get my other supplies before Thanksgiving. Have a great week. Be blessed.
I really don't want to have to post this , but I...
Suggestions for where to buy cute, comfy, soft...
So I went to Target to get a few pairs of cute...
My weight is hovering over 140. I need to get more sleep. Rough couple of weeks. I am really going to do better this week to sleep and relax. So hard to just relax.
So last week I went for my cardiology and regular...
I can understand wanting to delete personal...
Since this seems to be the day to vent on the site. What is with the "fake" pages where they have few comments or only comment with no page?! Share the whole experience. What would you rather see only what is good after surgery or the progress no matter what before, during or after? I want to see it all and hope to share that all with you. Thanks
Please see SXWallex response for today. I think...
This is so like a soap opera. In the past few days...
My squeem, firming lotion, steri strips and pill organizer should becoming today. I went to go buy a board from a Colombian store yesterday and the ladies was like no! Ok. She also stated no latex garments after surgery because of the heat and need for skin to adhere back. Does anyone know anything about that? I plan to buy foam from bio dermis for like $40, yes pricey but three pieces. Will I need foam for back also?
Lots of positive energy for everyone and have a Happy Thanksgiving week with friends and family.
Ok so I am going to take a deep breath on this....
Ok so I can't really spend my whole day at work...
I am a "BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY" type of lady. 19...
So I will say this the day started and has...
Seems like anything that can goes wrong will go wrong.
I inadvertently placed myself in the chaos on the forum and have chaos going on with the ps office. I don't take back any of my comments.
I must not be n my word.
I am going to listen to some Yolanda Adams and be still.
Is it Thanksgiving yet?
So have really been praying that this situation...
Long story short no one signed off. Going back in forth with nurse. No surgery.
Just a little frustrating when you want something so bad. Nurse said not willing to take the risk for surgery. Was advised to call back to get $$$$ back. Hmmmm so I have to continue to call you to get my $$$$ back?! Anyway what I will say is this the communication that I have had with his office has been anything but smooth without this, more so with the show. Do I think he made the right call, no! Do I think that I could have done more? Maybe. Reading the reviews I can see the aprehension with the increase of patients going to the hospital. What is very upsetting is that I feel like it is easier for a dr. To say no when you don't so your own asessment. The phone consult with pics and virtual approach really did not work for me I had some reservations.
I talked to two relatives a nurse and a internal medicine doctor. There response was when most doctors see something that is not the norm it is easier for them to not want to deal with it. I am extremely disappointed that I feel like I have no control of the situation and I feel like a piranha, even more so because no one supported me. A lot of stuff to return and reservations
Dr. Jimerson is obviously a good surgeon and his work speaks volumes. Give some consideration to your health also. I will seek a second opinion as the want does not go away.
Good luck to you beautiful ladies.
I am excited and sad all at the sametime. So good...
I can really and truly appreciate Dr. Jimerson. Having to my new surgeon, yes new surgeon I can respect and understand why he said no. Don't be discouraged. His no didn't mean I can't have surgery, just not with him. Have you every had someone tell you no? It just makes me want it more. My first response was to beg and see what I could do to make it work with him. I can understand now why hey, that was not the answer. Everyone has been so supportive and helpful. It is so crazy the rollercoaster of emotions these surgeries take us through. Thinking about non elective surgery does not seem to be this emotional, lol.
I was so frustrated last week I did have my pics removed because I thought it was pointless and that there was no hope. Geez you would think this was life or death. Smh anyway enough rambling. I will put the pics back up soon once I get my new date. Inbox me if you have any challenges, you would be surprised what things we share in common. If a surgeon is telling you something you dont want to hear like results not realistic, you need a tummy tuck, etc. Dont let that get you down, they just arent the surgeon for you. In good spirit go team Jimerson!
While I have never left, it has been a while since...
I am so excited to have found a good doctor. I know alot of people say how nice their doctor is and how they sounded on the phone. Well that is their job and their livelihood. I think the interaction with doctors is very limited and can be perceived in many different ways. Anyone can talk a good talk on the phone. I am not an advocate for any doctor over another. I am one person and just one experience. For me more than anything I can appreciate that the consideration was for my whole situation. My cardiologist said that and gave specific instructions that was also supported by bloodwork and PCP review. In agreement with my surgeon, he acknowledged it and told me what I needed to know. My surgery will be performed in a hospital with an overnight stay. I will be staying with a nurse the first two nights to help with recovery.
I have been conversing with wonderful believers in RedBonz and Buttaluv. They always help get me on the right path. Belleisis, jbooty2012 and thininthewaist have helped in been resourceful and always ready to help. RS is a great forum to meet great people. We should all respect everyone's experience and support no matter what. We can't do it alone. Tell someone you love them. Life is too short.
Merry Christmas. Spend time with the ones you love...
This time next week I will be up up up in the air heading to Miami! Like jbooty2012 said, "I am taking my talents to South Beach". It is amazing how The Lord will make a way if we just get out of his way! When I bought the maxi dresses I got them on sale and it did not occur to me that Atl would not be warm, little did I know that I would not be going at that time. Look how God has moved in my life and I am going to Florida! Guess I did need those dresses after all. Feeling really good about surgery nxt week. Plan on getting a massage the day before I leave home and massages as often as my body will let me. I am trying to finalize a homecare nurse. Please prays that I do. I can be so hesitant at times. I am fearful about what will happen when I sleep. Not that. Am a millionaire but I am concerned with identity theft. I know I'm crazy, lol. Not just in my hotel but also in the hospital. I commend the ladies that do it alone. I am tough, but I am going to be weak also.
On a side note but also about security does it ever make people wonder with these fake reviews if doctors are using people's pictures to create a review, obviously that they don't know about. Hmmmmm, just something I wonder when we send them our pics. I think the blog provides so much free publicity for the doctors they should at least incentivize patients if they refer a potential client by mentioning I seen (enter RS name here) with a free garment, massage or something. Just a thought.
I will put my personal pics back up soon, they are on my laptop. I am always on my iPad. Sorry.
Never fails, I always catch a cold after Christmas...
So I have literally been down since after...
Hello sunshine. These winters are awful!!!! This time tomorrow I will be in FLORIDA!!!!!!!!! Know do I ask my cousin to take me to the hospital? I asked her to come, but that is way early for anyone. What is a girl to do. Guess its time for me to get up and get going.
So when I was waiting in line to board I realized...
Homewatch CareGivers (Sarit and Marina) 305-216-8113, very through meeting and assessment of my required services. Actually called dr. Perry while they were here and he provided them with additional information. If you need nursing assistance- transport, cooking, medical, cleaning, etc. they are really great. I am relieved to know that they will be caring for me after I leave the hospital. They are meeting with the hospital ppl tomorrow and my doctor.
New Year's Eve I had my first lymphatic drainage massage and it was amazing!!!!!! If this is the type of massage you are receiving and it is painful, then they are not doing it right. It is ligh gentle motions that gets the gunk out of your system through your urine. Miriam calls them therapies because they are not massages.
Really excited for tomorrow. 2013 has been great so far.
My wish to my booty fairy aka. Dr. Perry:
I dream of the day where thongs aren't sitting on my back.
Days when my butt sticks out of my skirt and not my gut.
When I can wear a swimsuit and not have to wear a coverup.
I can have both men and women looking coming and going.
I want to improve my already sexy thigh crotch gap
Please take my meaty back and make it narrow like my waist.
Flatten my belly and bring the attention back to my beautiful breasts.
Make my petite hourglass pop!
I want projection with a slope. I don't want my butt to sit too high or too low.
I want to see my butt coming out of my panties from the top and the bottom.
I want to have a wedgie because my panties are too small not too big, lol.
I want to look in the mirror and be like damn who is that!
I want my husband head to be Forever shaking.
Is that to much for a girl to ask for 10k and 2 weeks off? Because I have been waiting a lifetime.
God I come before you now with thanksgiving and...
Ladies ladies ladies!!!!!!! Loving what I have...
God be the glory. I give all thanks to God. I will...
Ride to hotel by hwcg was long and long.........sat with butt in air and knees in seat. Seemed too low to lay down. Been walking and peeing every other hour. Appetite is low. Plan to eat breakfast today. Massage scheduled for today, hope to shower this evening.
Very swollen. Waist was 38, now 30 with foam. Hips...
I normally get between 4-5 hours of sleep every...
Coming back from "therapy" I don't think I...
So once my time with my nurses was over my husband...
Added a few new post op pics wl add more with my...
So I have some mor pics with me in the faja. Sorry...
No idea why iPad pics come in wrong. Will have to fix.
First I want to thank Buttaluv for all her support...
Okay so don't laugh.....I am short.....I have to stand up on my toes to wipe my butt!!!!! And tp gets stuck in it because my arms are not that long. Tmi. That to me is a very good thing. First thing I did when I got home was go try on clothes. Things look better than ever. I had bought a pant suit before surgery and usually buy it a size larger to fit my chest......boy if I couldn't get it over my hips. When I did it looked snug....open pockets and all. It was hanging on the door to be tailored in length and about 2-3 inches because the pants were to big. Now not only are the pants snug the jacket needs to be taken in because my bust and waistline is crazy small. Boy have things reversed and I am loving it. We went to the mall yesterday and my husband mentioned me getting new clothes, oh the self control. I am going to try , and I say that lightly, to wait until at least April once things settle. Not that I don't have clothes already anyway. So I had bought three more dresses before surgery....why idk I guess I wasn't thinking about the surgery. On dress is short infront and long in the back with an empire waist that will accent boobies and booty. Before surgery the arms were so snug it was one of those dresses that you panic and start to sweat because you realize OMG I can't get out of this by myself and may need someone to cut me out. I had set this dress and another one that had a slip dress underneath with a lace dress overlay on top, aside to go back because they looked crazy. Well my husband hung them up in the closet. Not giving any thought to whether my arms were different. Let me tell you both dresses look fabulous and will not be returned. My arms are not snug anymore, amen!!!!!!! The third dress size 8 looked ok before surgery, now it is so big, like I need a 4. I am swimming in it. It fits in the hips but the waist rushing and bust area is so crazy big I look sickly. So what didn't fit before fits now and what did fit looks big.
Yes all my booty fairy wishes have been answered, smh. Ok so sorry to disappoint all but I have to say that there are two things that I will no longer do. 1. My opinion on Ccs is subjective to every individual. I asked how many Ccs did I get he said 3,000. I don't even want to know what that means. Too much for me to digest or rationalize. What amount looks good on one will not look the same on another. I did not ask for a certain amount of Ccs, but rather gave him the collages of what I like.
2. Measuring yes I measured initially going on. I think over time the numbers will go up and down. I think clothes tell me better than what a measuring tape can. As long as my clothes fit better now and I am to going up in size but rather sizes down, I am okay with that. My body changes daily and will continue to for the next several months. People get so caught up in Ccs and measuring when at the end of the day it is being happy that matters to ME. So far my only complaint is why did I not do it sooner and we all know it wasn't my time but Gods. I thank God for this journey and all the experiences I have and will have. Be blessed and many blessings. I have pics to post from the doctor.
So I can't wait to tell you guys about my first...
For those of you who know me you know the people who comment on my page are regular and we keep it clean and jovial. I have a big heart and respect everyone. It is okay to disagree, but what I won't take on my page is rude people. I don't do the drama so please don't bring it. I will pray for you and your attitude, as I hope you would pray for me. We are not perfect. My comments about peoples pages being wrong is how I feel and what I meant. Nothing I said was rude or disrespectful. I hoped that it would encourage people to.fix what they may not realize is an error. Could I have said it another way, probably. Do I regret what I said, NO. So Kmichelle, I have seen you n your page and your comments on other pages. Yes this is my page and the people on my page know me and respect me and what I have to say as I show them the same respect. I stand behind what I have said as you can see from the comments I am not the only one that feels that way. Enough on that see how the devil tries to get you, not under the hands of my father. I am blessed and highly favored. Ladies glad to be home, will tell you soon about my commute. Be blessed.
So you guys know how I love my music. So I woke up...
I love to hear a good word from The Lord. I listen...
So my first day at work of the year. Let me lay the foundation......I am an insomniac and it has been worse since the surgery. I am up all night until about 5 then I wake up at noon. My days and nights are backwards like a baby. So Sunday night I fell asleep at 330 and up at 5. I am staring work at a new client. That is great because they don't know me and I don't know them. My immediate supervisor is aware I am coming back from personal surgery that keeps me from sitting. So not only can I not sit, I waddle like a fat pregnant woman (is that normal). Idk if the board has me slow, but it keeps me from sitting, wink, wink. So I have a commute of commutes. I go in car to commuter bus. I miss the planned commuter bus and catch the 630 bus. I get on and go straight to the bus and get the last seat that faces the bathroom. Someone was sleep in the window seat so I do what I am so good at, knee it. I hug the arm rest with my left arm and straight position my right arm on the arm rest. I lay my head on the top of the headrest on my left arm. I go straight to the back to draw less attention of my assumed position for the next 30days. Locked and loaded I'm in this position for a little over an hour, butt up in air. I close my eyes and wake up right before my stop. Ask the bus driver did I miss my stop and he says no, and that I need to sit down. So I graciously knee lean forward, lol the lady next to me shakes her head. This is why I knee ride in the back. Get off at my stop and have to walk in the rain about a block. Now a block in the rain, with cankles and my bag- trying to keep it from swinging and hitting my butt and hips and an umbrella seems like forever! I get on the Metro for a 15 min ride. The Metro is very bbl friendly if and only if you are reverse commuting which I was out of the city. I could stand, knee stand and no one wonders. Doggone if this lady did not just hit me with her bag. She didn't just hit me she hit my butt. I wanted to scream. I get off the Metro and have a .30 mile walk. So it's still raining. I'm natural, rocking a fresh twist out and am already 30 mins late for my first day. So I thought the distance looked walkable, but it was freaking 4 blocks. Took me like 20 mins to walk it. My supervisor was no longer waiting for me because I was late. He takes and shows me around, I'm still waddling like 8steps behind him. My desk has no chair. My neighbor gives me a cushiony meeting chair, perfect for my infamous knee stand. By now its about 9 and I get called into a meeting. I position myself away from the conference table on the side of a cabinet with papers in hand. Twice ppl said have a seat at the table, I politely said and motioned no thank you. My logic is to tell the ppl who matter, the ppl I report to. If they don't make a problem of it, it is no ones business why as long as I dnt cause a distraction. An hour later I'm getting situated at my desk I get pulled into another huddle up desk meeting conference call around a coworkers desk. The best part about this was everyone stood for an hour. This time I tried to post up on the file cabinet without looking exhausted. By noon I have stood 2 hours and my ankles are on fire. Before surgery I guzzled water like a fish. Since surgery I think I am inadvertly scared to eat and drink foods that will cause me problems in my garment when I am not home. The one time I go to the bathroom I hold my pants so tight and lean so close to the toilet, perfect aim. All I could imagine was explaining pee on my clothes. At home perfect am is not a necessity. I can miss and clean it up and take my garment off, not so much at work. End of the day I am dreading walking to the Metro, wouldn't you know there was a shuttle pulling up when I was coming out the door, that was gods favor. I get to the metro and stand until my stop. I get off and am all flustered trying to find where the bus picks up because it is not always the same spot it drops off. I could feel the presence of god keeping me standing in position on the sidewalk as I saw 1. The bus and 2. A lady running to that bus. I waddled/ ran best as I could across the straight and almost fall trying to balance getting between the wire flower bed and to the bus door opening. I thank the driver as he says I would have waited for you, thank you god! I had told myself I was going to take the first bus I saw coming out of the Metro. Because it was one of the earlier stops I was the third person on the bus and where do I go......straight to the back to put my head down, lock and loaded. The bus fills up, but no one questions and I don't answer to my knee stand. I get to my stop and have to wait about 10 mins. Hate waiting. I get home eat dinner. Pit my cankles in the shower and almost collapse from the heat and my heavy cankles. All the while throughout the day I wanted to complain but I couldn't. I couldn't get mad about my 2 hour commute going in or my 2.5 hour commute coming home. I couldn't get made having to walk in the rain at half the speed I normally would. I couldn't complain that my knees were killing me and I really need shin guards like a soccer player having kneed it most of the day. I couldn't even be pissed at my husband for being late for picking me up. I couldn't complain about the bus drivers jerky stop and goes and sharp turns. Why couldn't I complain? Because I am truly blessed. I asked for this. This is a humbling experience that I asked for. It is through the grace of God that I had my surgery. That I have a job that I could take off from and return to. That I have a patient and loving husband that supports me and is chauffeuring me and my high priced booty all around. This is what I asked for. When I was laying in the hotel last week in Miami I asked for that. No clothes to wear, cankles, stiff neck is all that I asked for. With the good comes some not so good. So when my commute takes me 5 hours out of the day and I can't quite move as fast as I want, I know this wont last always. Joy comes in the morning and it already has. Last night I took a Tylenol with codeine, Benadryl and my regular heart medicine for bed. I slept so hard and threw the night my husband had to wake me up at 5. That never happens. I pushed myself straight up out of the bed and felt so good, not stiff and I could see my ankles were no longer blended with my feet and calfs. I felt so good. I felt renewed in my journey. I looked in the mirror and knew that today would be better than the last and the each day it would get better. I could really feel gods renewing spirit and powers had overcome me. Today I felt my best I have ever felt since surgery. Did my day get better....hmmmm not really. Left out at 630 and didn't get to my desk until 9. Stood in the rain for 30 mins. Coming home two shuttle buses passed me over a 30 min period. I missed the last bus today and had to take the less than desirable route. My cankles came back. Not necessarily better, but I am still here. So to answer the question did anyone notice my surgery, no because I work with all men and no one knew me before my surgery. No one has seen me in person that knows me but my husband. At the end of the day there is always someone that has it worse than you. Count your blessings. Joy always comes in the morning. Not only be careful but be prepared for what it takes to get what you want. I figure this routine will last until the end of the month until I am comfortable driving and sitting. Until then all I can do is be humble and patient. I asked for this and I have to endure all that comes with it. Everyday is not rosy but me and my royal booty we will keep pushing it. It is for god that I had the surgery and the job to pay for it. For that I am truly grateful. I won't complain! It's 930 and my cankles are fighting with my knee highs. Be blessed. Luv u ladies.
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