Friday was my last nite in Dominican Republic. I REEEALLY wanted to get a wash n blow before I left and I kinda didn't wanna get it washed across the street in the carport again so me and 2 other ladies went out :)
The cab driver took us to this salon down the street from the house actually. It was a nice big modern salon. I'll post their card. I thought they were gonna be all talkin' about us/me in there but er'body in there was pretty cool :) They knew we had surgery!!! Our fajas all showing, the 2 ladies carrying their drains around in their purses, my big ass sticking out like a sore thumb. But they all was just... COOL B-)
This salon had hot water! They gave me a red conditioner treatment and revived my hair back to life! The ladies doing mani/pedis WENT IN ON YOU!!! They clean EVERY little hanging skin and callous and corn off your feet! They even have a buffer to get the callous off your hands if u got that!!! That was by far ONE OF THE BEST PEDICURES I'VE GOTTEN IN A LOOOOONG TIME! And I'm picky!!! They don't have spa chairs down here I don't reckon but as good as they are, who needs all that?!?!?
The lady blowing our hair out was BOMB too!!! I had my hair in a ragedy lookin' ponytail walkin' in and when she blew me out and er'body saw my cut they all came takin' pix and wat not. Receptionist was like I wanna do my hair like yours. Made me feel good :) 1 of the ladies we went with was Dominican and they was telling her I seem so cool and that I got swagg and ASS! ;p
So I treated the ladies and we got 2 wash n blows, 2 mani/pedis, 1 red mask treatment all for 1950 pesos= $45 USD!!! Not bad rite? :D Oh yea Dr. Yily comes to this salon too :) They all know her here.
After that our driver took us to a restaurant. Pizzeria but they served other dishes. It was nice and busy too. People on dates, people celebrating summin', he said its 24 hrs and after the club thats the spot er'body go to. We go in and order food. I ordered this shrimp soup that was fuckin' BOMB!!! There was this chewy thing and I'm like wat is this? She asked the driver and he said octopus. The other lady lookin' at me thinkin' I'm funna freak out but I'm like :OMG!!! I LOVE OCTOPUS!! So the soup had shrimp, fish and octopus. UMMM UMMMMMMM :D I love Dominican Republic!
After eating we went back to the house. Feet got swollen :/ Had to pack but chillax a little first. One of the ladies who went in for surgery didn't get it that am cuz her BMI was 36. REMEMBER LADIES!!!
IRON LEVEL MUST BE OVER 12!
BMI MUST BE UNDER 35!
Or u WILL NOT get operated on at Cipla!!!! I know the facility where Robles is will still do u w BMI over 36. There was a mother n daughter that came to the house and the daughter came to accompany the mother but ended up gettin' work done cuz I guess the Dr. talked her into it. I heard stories of Dr.s taking in patients when other Dr.s won't even tho their health isn't up to par. LADIES!!! If you have a serious health issue and your PRIMARY choice of Dr. wouldn't take u, if he/she DID NOT REFER u to another Dr. but in the hallway a Dr. hears about ur situation and says Oh thats not a problem, I can do u... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT BEFORE YOU JUMP INTO IT!!! I know its like u came alllll the way to Dominican Republic and u don't wanna go home w/o having anything did but SERIOUSLY! If ur Dr. didn't refer u to another Dr. and sum other Dr. tries to lure u in no matter how bad u want that surgery PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT!!!! You haven't researched that Dr., seen his/her work, and if they catching u in the hallway then uhhhh they pretty much just want ur $$$
Dr. Yily WILL refer u to Dr. Robles if ur BMI is over 36. There was a lady who had diabetes and it just wasn't good for her to go thru w the surgery and Dr. Yily didn't take her. Another Dr. (Ya'll would be surprised who!) tried to recruit her in the hallway saying aww its nothing I can do u... But the patient knew better! She didn't fall for it because she knows she wasn't fit for the surgery even tho she wanted it sooooo bad. She flew home that nite.
The daughter I was talkin' about up there that wasn't expecting to get surgery, she got a Tummy Tuck and arm lift, and one of her arms is coming undone. She said 2 different Dr.s was working on each arm! Then she had to come back for full lipo and bbl. She was asking who did mines and took pix of my booty cuz she wants to come back and go to Dr. Yily now. Her mom also had a Tummy Tuck and says she got 1500 CC's in EACH cheek but she was still flat w no curves at all! I doubt I even got 1,000 CC's in my booty and my shit waaaay bigger than hers! I'm telling ya'll ladies, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH! Have another Dr. as a back up plan JUST INCASE! If your going to a Dr. at Cipla DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME IF YOUR IRON AND BMI IS NOT UP TO PAR! There was chicks there for 10 days tryna get their iron levels up! So thats extra $$$ on hotel/recovery house AND healing time, taking off work, being away from home etc.
I wish that I would have stayed working out prior to my surgery like I should have. I woulda had better endurance, balance, stamina.. All that! U gotta use ur arms AND abs to lift urself up, thigh muscles to pick urself up especially if u drop summin'.. Just the little stuff u usually do becomes this BIG challenge! So ladies BE GRATEFUL for all the limbs and senses and the healthy body u had before and the healthy bodybthats gonna help u get thru recovery.
I'm soooo glad that I can say I MADE IT THRU THE Dominican Republic!!! The sleepless nites, waking up every 15-30 mins, all the meds, the annoying ass drain, the food u not use to, the language barrier, the loneliness etc!!! Its def made me stronger and I'm so grateful I made it physically, mentally and emotionally. Now on to healing in the US w a crazy ass toddler son and nosy friends and family that just wanna see ur ass like ur a freak show! Blah blah blah. I just wanna be alone until I recover but I honestly am blessed w the BEST family and friends that really care for me. I been ignoring them the last couple days but I'll snap out of it.
Lemme tell ya'll about the airport. My balance from Delta was $60.30. I came to check in and the lady couldn't find my info or summin' idk.. She tells her manager. She tryna charge me $419!!! I'm like wat?!?? Its suppose to be $60!! She's like NO! U have to pay the fee! This doesn't cover plastic surgery!! Rite when she said that I knew she was HATIN'!!! So I'm like ok watevers! Lemme pay cuz when I get back to the states I'ma call Delta and they gonna refund me anyways!!! So young girl rings me up and when she swipes my card... WAT DO U KNOW?!?! $60.30 comes up!!! She goes and tells the bitch ass manager again! She comes and shes like NO NO NO!!! She take my shit and brings it to the office! I'm like WTF?!?? Why she gotta be such a bitch?!?! Why can't she just accept the fact that it was plastic surgery?!?!! I already spoke to Delta TWICE and everything was already settled on the phone but this fat ugly ass bitch can't accept it! I'm sorry I don't call people fat and I really don't call people ugly but this bitch was UGLY!!! On the inside more so it made her outside even worse! I go to the fuckin' office and I'm like wtf?!?! Wats the deal here??? She trying real hard to get her supervisor to over ride it. My total comes to $300 summin' now! I didn't pay! I said lemme call them and pay $60.30 that I owed over the phone since ya'll can't seem to find the notes that the OTHER 2 operators I spoke w the nite before noted! I had to use their land line.. Couldn't even hear anything! The bitch manager walked out... The supervisors tryna fix the volume button.. She knows summin' wrong and she was actually nice enough to let me use her cell phone! She dialed the Delta representative in the Spanish speaking countries instead of the 800 number I dialed. One operator didn't know wtf! So I hung up on her ass! The next operator man telling me sum BS too!!! Its almost 1 o'clock! Supervisors like u gotta do summin' fast because they starting to board. My plane leaves at 1:37 pm and don't ya'll know I been there since 11:30am fuckin around w they asses?!?? I asked the supervisor just lemme pay for this plane ticket and go cuz I gotta see my son today!!! I apologized for being rude and telling her that I'm actually really cool duh duh duh and I thanked her for letting me use her cell phone and helping me. She said the man operator erased everything on the screen!!! She had to input all the info again and now guess how much my ticket was?? $161!!! So how we go from $400 summin' to $300 summin' to $161! Young girl shoulda just lemme pay that $60.30 balance that came up when she swiped my card like IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE and we woulda all been happy and going on about our day! Honestly, I shoulda just checked in thru the kiosk!!! Fuck all them!!! The supervisor WAS nice and got me a wheelchair, a guy to push me, called the gate and told them I'm coming, and got my change from paying the bill w no waiting.
So me and dude flying thru security check point and Immigration and made it to the plane. People were still in line. I Thanked him. He tried to get me to sit and wait but I said its ok. I told him Thanks again and I tipped him $20 cuz I didn't have no change but its all good and we hugged and he kissed my cheek and hugged again like we knew each other for so long! :)
I got Economy Comfort which was an extra $40 cuz otw back I wanted to BE COMFORTABLE!!! Its still 3 seats in a row but the seats are much bigger and softer! There was a man at the window and I was on the aisle seat. His friend was in front of us and he was a BIG guy!!! He turned around and said I was gonna go sit next to u if nobody was sittin' there. I said Aww I'm sorry!!! Man at window says Its ok I been w him for 7 days now. The big guy had an OLD man in the middle seat w his wife at the window. They looked soooo squished! Across from us was just 1 man at the window. I said if nobody sits next to him I'll go there so ur friend can come sit next to u. He said Ok. Plane boarded and the seat was empty so I hopped on over and told Big Man to come sit next to his friend. He said U didn't have too. I said YES I DID CUZ I FEEL SORRY FOR THE OLD MAN! :p He laughed and said Oh u didn't feel sorry for me u just felt sorry for the old man huh? I said UHHH HUH!!!! The old man musta been relieved too cuz he scooted over and they just had there stuff in the middle seat. So it all worked out :)
Well as all ya'll know, Atlanta has the BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN THE WORLD! There was NO WAY I was gonna be walkin' thru that airport! I ordered wheelchair service which is FREE! And lemme tell ya'll.. Ya'll get thru EVERYTHING so much faster!!! Customs line at ATL was crazy!!!! Wheelchair line, we went rite thru :) They ask u dumb ass questions there tryna catch u slippin'.. Like he asked me why am I in a wheel chair, I said I had surgery. Do you work? I said No. No? How do u get by if u don't work??? I said My husband! Where is ur husband? I said He better be down there waiting on me!!! Then he finally let me go.
DON'T FORGET TO BRING A PEN AND FILL OUT ALL PAPERWORK SO U CAN JUST TURN IT IN AND GET GOING!!! Also another great tip is GET A WHEELCHAIR!!! You get thru security w/o being checked so thoroughly cuz 1 chick had to get stripped down cuz security felt her faja. Lady that checked me felt my faja but knew wsup cuz I was in a wheelchair. ;) Also its the wheelchair that gets u thru the lines at security, Immigration and Customs faster!!! My body still slow motion and there was JUST NO WAY I WOULDA MADE IT THRU ATL's Airport walking 20 mins JUST to get to Immigration! FUCK THAT!!! So ladies wether ur airport is small or big, just keep the wheelchair and economy comfort seats in mind for traveling OTW back.
I was crying thinking about seeing Daddy but when I saw him.. He was so nonchalant I was just like uhh, ok then. He rode on the wheelchair w me. Oh, the lady pushing me was like ok here u go to Daddy and he was like Thank u. She was like Thats it? He was like Thank very much. She said again thats it?? I said in Laos TIP HER!!! So he gave her $10 and she was gone.
Ok, lemme back track.. I heard alot of the ladies at the house complain about this n that.. That person this person blah blah blah. Lets be real!!! We all know that $$$ talks! If u really want a good experience u can tip ur drivers, nurses, assistants, masseuse in advance. I didn't tip in advance. I manifested all good er'body around me. I got along w er'body at the house etc. Lets just not talk about the nurses at Cipla, the faja bitch and the Delta manager >:X But anyways.. I have pretty good energy and er'body pretty much took care of me. I tipped them graciously in the end and they were all very Thankful! I kinda sorta tested them by not tipping in advance to see if I'll get treated good which I did anyways I believe because of my good energy. So its VERY IMPORTANT TO STAY POSITIVE!!! No matter how mean the nurses at Cipla were I still radiated good energy cuz I needed it to heal MYSELF! Fuck the faja bitch all together! Did I tell ya'll I saw her ass again??? Lemme reread my stories and if I didn't write about it I'll post in another review. No matter how mad I was at the hatin' ass Delta manager I still prayed to God and my Angels to work it all out which they did :)
My point, Be Positive! Then er'body around u will be too. Tip good and you'll be taken care of if u being a bitch especially. JK! :p But mainly, radiate good vibes for YOURSELF! To heal urself, let others WANT TO HELP u heal, and because YOU LOVE YOURSELF and your (new) body :D
Oh yea, one other thing, at the recovery house, I slept in the bed next to the window and Thank God cuz I needed that window to help pull myself up. So wherever ur sleeping, make sure theres a ledge or summin' to help pull urself up.
Oh and don't wear pads TO the airport because thats gonna make u seem suspect. Patricia the nurse at the recovery house told me don't put them on which I didn't understand cuz I didn't want the faja cuttin' into me but now I TOTALLY understand! Bring pads and throw them in in the restroom AFTER security check point.
One of the ladies also gave me 1 lipo foam which I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!! I knew I shoulda ordered sum before I came along w the about board! They stuffed towels and wash clothes in me at the recovery house but it left marks. Dr. Yily is sooo against Epifoam but I think a week or so after it should be fine. Now when I sit I'm not gettin' the button prints and lines from the faja. So keep that in mind. When I order mines I'll post which ones I went with.
Daddy just said God!!!! When he saw my booty :p He know I'm still swollen. He chilled at home tonite to watch Dragon cuz I came home and chilled a bit but ended up K'ingTFO! He put Dragon to sleep then went out to get sum grub + salt free for me :)
I'm laying here typing and Dragon just woke up. Guess he not use to me being home yet cuz he just walked outside to find his dad that fell asleep on the sofa. Oh well, better for me! :p Us 3... We got a weird relationship!!! I'm grateful for them tho :D Well ladies its 3:50 am and I'm funna KNOCK OUT again. I'll unpack and play dress up and take pix soon ;)