Mommy Makeover with Dra Baez 2/21
I'm a 29 year old female with two kids (2 and 10)....
So I think I've narrowed my search down
Anyone cancel with Baez?
I change my mind like I change my underwear, lol
Looking for surgery buddies
I'm giving up my Feb 11th date with Baez
I made it to DR "safely" ... Decided to go with Baez
I'm a Baez doll now
Not worth it
I'm so pissed off
Review in Yasmin's
Infection on my breast
I made it to DR... Woohoo
What should've been my day of surgery
Surgery with Cabral (mini update)
Review on Dollhouse Recovery
So my first issue with the recovery house begin with the driver at the airport. My $75 transportation fee was to include being picked up from the airport. Tia had my itinerary and knew what time I would be in and instructed me that the driver would be there to pick me up with a sign and my name on it. That didn’t occur. I ended up waiting at the airport anyways as I was going to wait for some more dolls to get in so I wasn’t as frustrated but it’s the principle. He eventually came to the airport and kept saying “sorry, something was going on with his friend”. That wasn’t my issue but whatever. I eventually got to the house and I can admit at first glance, the house was beautiful. The pictures they showed on the website was exactly how the house looked. The only things, I can say are different is that they say they have a swimming pool and Jacuzzi. While there is a Jacuzzi tub out there, it is very dirty and not kept up, no water in it and I couldn’t imagine sitting out there in that mess. Patricia, the “nurse”, at the house told me that they were having someone come and clean it later that day and it would be up and running by the next day. Well it still looks the same so that turned out to be a lie. The house is gated off as all the other houses are in the neighborhood and they do have someone at the front of the neighborhood that holds a gate up all day but it’s nothing to be excited of by saying it’s in a secured gated community. They don’t ask for id and anyone can drive in or walk in and out as the gate sits up all day. I also noticed a big “For Sale” sign on the garage of the recovery house and kept asking questions about this and no one could give me a solid answer on what that was about. Everyone else says the property is under foreclosure but the owners aren’t admitting to that. I just don’t understand how you’re running a business but there is a big “for sale” sign on the house and no one knows what’s going on with this.
So back to the driver issue, I paid the driver his $75. As you all know from reading my review, I had surgery on Monday which was unsuccessful and had to go back into surgery on Tuesday to start it again. I had to get additional testing done and he tells me that he only includes 3 visits to the clinic and this additional visit would cost me extra. That was not was told to me prior to coming there but I paid him additional anyways. I spoke with Tia about this and she said she would reimburse me for some of transportation costs paid since all this had occurred. Well I still haven’t gotten reimbursed yet but I’m assuming that is because she’s not here and will never be here. I have had the driver come and pick me up from the house for surgery and labs and tell me “he gets there when he gets there” and “he is a taxi cab driver away from the house so he has to make his money” but I paid you for a service and you should be available. The driver has also refused to come pick me up from the clinic the day I got discharged from Cipla and I had to contact Tia via WhatsApp and she gave me some excuse as to why he didn’t come and then he showed up an hour later. Everyone seems to point the fingers at each other. So then the day I leave from my surgery, the driver doesn’t take me right home. He drives out the way to go pick his friend up, stand outside and talk, and then drop his friend off somewhere and bring me to my recovery house then.
Oh, let me talk about my night arriving back to the recovery house. Well when Dr. Cabral released me from Cipla, the nurse that was in the room with me was trying to get in contact with Patricia and Ramon to let them know. Patricia is the one who told the nurse that Ramon was not coming over she contacted him. After getting Tia involved, you would’ve thought that things would be right. Well we get to the house and Patricia is not picking up her phone. We’re sitting outside in the car and Ramon is saying he has to go. So I asked if I was going back to Cipla and he said ‘I don’t know if I can take you all the way back over there right now”. Well Ramon finally gets ahold of someone who tells him where a spare key is and finds it and lets me in. We pulled up at 8:49 pm and I finally got into the house at 9:31 pm. He told me Patricia was on her way and she would be there in 10 minutes. She never showed up until the next morning. That night I had got back to the house, I was trying to go to the bathroom and ended up falling and hitting my stomach on the right side from the fall. I also had blood all over the place. I messaged Tia and told her what happened and she said she would make it right and have someone here to care for me. That I shouldn’t be doing anything on my own. The next day, it was a girl here by the name of Yvette who was not helpful either. The blood that was on the bathroom, I had to clean up while she watched. I also got dizzy again trying to pick my panties up off the floor and she watched and did nothing. I had a tummy tuck and I have had to scream at the top of my lungs to see if someone would come assist me. I told Tia about this a well and she said to WhatsApp them instead. I got their number and would send a message and call for them at the same time. The crazy thing is, I was the only post op patient in the house at the time so there was no need for them to not be available to me. What happened to the 24/7 nursing care they provided…All lies. Anyways, with my new tummy tuck I have to roll out the bed onto the floor by the wall and then push myself up from there to get out the room to the bathroom. While this is painful as hell, I created this cushion area by my bed to try and attempt to absorb some of the impact from my continuous falls. I have told Tia about this and told her that I don’t know how in the world I’m going to be able to heal in this environment. There should be some way to call for a nurse or better yet have one available outside your room to check on you on a regular basis. I have had to administer my own meds, clean myself up, and take off my faja and put it on myself. There has been one girl who showed up name Paula who I have explained to her what is going on and she has been pretty nice. When she is there, she will ask if I need anything and help me to the restroom. She stays there in my room until I fall asleep and she attempts to help while she is there.
This place has a serious ant problem. I’ve had ants crawl all over me sitting in a chair and laying in the bed sleep. I have bites and rashes all over me from the ants. I can’t stop itching from it. I’ve tried to wrap myself up and protect myself a little but it’s not working. They are all over my things and in my clothes now. I’ve had plates of food served and drinks with ants in it. When I mentioned this to Patricia, she just puts her in fingers in the drink or food and takes the ant out and flings it (like it’s not a big deal). I have used the restroom and not realized it was ants all in my pez urinal until I looked in the toilet and noticed they were washing out as I peed. So with that you know I then had ants in between my legs where I had to run the shower and wash them off of me. I got water all over the place and I’m sure I got my incision all wet up. I keep wiping stuff up with Clorox wipes and the ants still end up covering the countertops and my things within minutes. It really is too much to handle. I asked Yvette a couple days ago to take my money and please go get some ant spray as this drives me crazy but she never came back with it or my change.
There is no clean up staff here. My sheets have not been changed except for last night when I was sleeping and I asked for Patricia to come as I was covered in ants. She came and took off the sheets and swept around the bed. She then put on different sheets. I have had to change my chux on the bed twice a day to feel like I was laying on something clean. There was blood on my sheets and other fluid so it was kind of a mind thing to just see the clean chux sheet. My room has blood on the floor from my drain leaking and it still hasn’t been cleaned up. The trash can in the bathroom is always full and has been filled with the same stuff since I got here day one. I emptied it the first day I got here but it hasn’t been touched since. The bathroom has not been clean. There is blood and urine on the toilet seat and floor. The water wasn’t working here for two days so the toilets weren’t being flushed and was backing up into house. My smell was horrible. Another girl had come the next day and Tia told me that they would send someone to fix these issues. In the meantime, they had to walk down the street and get water from somewhere and bring up buckets of dirty water for us to use the restroom with and brush our teeth with.
The food is horrible and nowhere near nutritious. There is no chef here preparing these meals we need to properly heal post op. On days that I was given food I was served scrambled eggs for dinner, fried hot dogs, boiled hotdogs, fried plantains, fried hard fish stick, and some potatoes. You do not get nutritious meals or snacks here. No fruits or smoothies. Nothing. I brought this concern up with everyone and was told I could go to the market and get the items. I shouldn’t have to do that. I see other people post about their experience at the recovery house and they are eating like Queens should eat. I have been getting by with my pineapple juices I bought and water. When I go to Cipla, I buy something from the first floor. I also went out to Hooters with a couple post op dolls to get me something to eat and that was a problem with the recovery house as well. I don’t see why but whatever.
The other issues here include the A/C not working which has been on and off. The driver comes and fixes it temporarily until it goes out again and then has to come back and fix it. Also the issue with the water not working. I’m very tired right now and have been through a lot at the recovery house today so hopefully I remembered everything and it all makes sense.
The funny thing about my recovery house is when speaking with Tia, she told me that no one had ever complained on the recovery house before and she was quite shocked with all the stuff going on. Well the time here, they had not allowed me to talk to the other girl now here but I was able to speak with her and she has been experiencing the same problems too. Smh, I knew there was no way there was someone else here ok with these living conditions. These owners lie so much.
I can't figure out how to change the doctor name but I went to Dra Australia Baez in DR. When initially meeting her, I thought she was a very kind and caring person. She always followed up with my whatsapp questions and concerns. Now that I've had surgery, things have changed. She is aware that I am not satisfied with my results and she will not respond to my inquires at all. I think that she is not confident in her abilities to do things. I paid for a certain service and I did not receive it. Nor did I receive any follow up care. I do not recommend her services.