I'm currently 214lbs. When I started college almost 3 years ago I was 149lbs. Between stress, classes and life I all the weight(70lbs) I lost my junior and senior year of high school. Now I am in the process of losing it all over again and this time I want to keep it off and do a little extra to give me more confidence after all the weight is gone.
Looking for a New Begginning - Dra. Duran
I want to thank everyone for the support and...
Although I'm excited about this procedure and the results I'm hoping to achieve, my personal life seems to be going down the drain. My boyfriend of almost three years doesn't agree with the surgery. He says he loves me the way I am and he doesn't understand why I want to change, other than me trying to lose weight. It causes a bit of tension between us when we talk about surgery. He said why don't I do it the natural way but I am. I'm losing weight but I know how my body will look when I get to my goal size. I asked him would things change if I got the surgery done and would we still be together. He said he didn't know. I love him but this has nothing to do with him and whatever personal issues he has with it. Honestly if I had to choose between the surgery and him.... I'd probably choose the surgery because I wouldn't be happy with the shape of my body and I feel like my happiness is the most important thing to me.
I'm not doing this for anyone else but myself. I don't know what to tell him if he doesn't understand that. Although I have that drama I'm trying to focused on finishing this semester, losing this weight and getting my funds together to pay for my surgery.
Might be switching to Duran... Having a hard time getting a quote...
I love her results and I will try one more time. But if this fails I will go to another doctor. I'm very patient but I feel like I've been put on the back burner.
Anywho me and my bf of three years broke up so now I'm not stressing about not having that support. My sister and my older cousin will be coming with me and we will be staying for 2 weeks. The first two days will be for vacation time and the third day is for surgery. I want to have at least 10 days to recover and have one flex day. My cousin is a flight attendant so I'm not worried about the flight.
My sister and cousin don't think I need surgery. They think if lose the weight I'll be fine (I lost weight once before). They both don't like the idea of me going out of the country to get this done that's why they are going with me. My sister even offered to match what I save if I stay in the states but the results here aren't as good.
Anywho hopefully I get a quote because I want to start gathering my pre op and post op items.
If I haven't posted my stats:
Weight: 210 (Goal: 175 or 180)
I will upload measurements soon
Duran emailed me back! Yay!!!
Anywho I was going through my phone and found some old pics when I was 18(freshman). That was only three years ago. Between being in a toxic relationship(3years) and college I gained more than 60lbs in those three years. Smh. But I can't dwell on my mistakes. I've gotten back into kickboxing and after I get fit enough, I plan to get back doing it competitively.
I'm no longer going with Yily
Put down Deposit... Ready to dish out $7500
I'm so sad!!!
Duran messaged me back
Super excited and procrastinating like crazy. How did you get your PCP to prescribe you post-op meds?
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I can't believe this crap!!!!
Still feeling aweful
Tomorrow is my flight!!!
It's been a while
We arrived in the DR Sunday, December 7, 2014. We as in me and my sister. BTW I recommend you bring a relative, My sister was a godsend. We went grocery shopping and watched Netflix the rest of the day.
Monday I did all my labs and I had to get an extra test done because I have asthma. Also I was finishing up my period and my Hemo was 12.7 which meant I could only get lipo and bbl.
Tuesday I was supposed to go first by she had a girl from the previous day. I get the blue pill and I'm a little nervous because I'm scared I will wake up. I end up not waking up at all. The next thing I remember is my sister slapping me and standing over me trying to make sure I'm OK. I had to have two blood transfusions. She said I had turned white and she called our mom because she was scared. Ladies the shaking is real when you get out of surgery. It took me hours to calm down. I remember Dr. Duran coming in to check on me. Also I'm going to be honest, I don't know who did my surgery. It could have been Duran or it could have been someone else. I was out like light before I met anybody other than the anesthesiologist. That night was hell sleeping on my ass. I wasn't as hungry as everyone says but I was cranky. My sister said I was trying to get out of bed.
Wednesday I was so ready to go. I was up most of the night miserable. My driver Jose came and saw me which was a delight. Those nurses that get you ready for discharge are no joke. They come in and get you in that garnet so fast all I could do is groan out in pain. When I got discharged we went to the pharmacy. BTW if you get all the medicine she prescribes it's $300 down there. Smh. We got to the apartment and I slept most of the day.
BTW me and my sister rented an apartment which worked out good for me since I trust her more than anybody to take care of me and know when something is wrong. I started my massage at 3 or 4 days postop against doctors orders. She wanted to wait until I was 6 but I b couldn't take the fluid and she was glad that I did start massages. My masseuse was Jenny. BTW I spent about an hour in total with Duran the entire time I was down there.
On to my results. I'm satisfied because I have a place to start now. My butt isn't as big as I wanted it to be but my skin is tight on my butt. I'm not going for a round 2 though. I'll just work out abs work with what I have. The doctor did a good job. My problem areas are my stomach and back. My stomach as you can see in the pics is a little weird and my back still had rolls but I'm not sure if that's swelling. But overall I'm satisfied.
Ladies on your last postop appointment they will but you in this garment that you can barely breathe in. KEEP THIS GARMENT ON. The flight was fine because I changed into my stage 1 garment. But when I got home and had to put that stage 2 back on it took me, my sister and my mom. I cried because I was in so much pain.
I'm so ready to hit the gym hard
My doctor for my BBL was Dr. Duran. I still love my results. It was a good decision. But there are people who didn't have the same experience as me. IF you want someone to continously check on you and follow up after you leave the country she is not the doctor for you. I was fine with it because I had my PCP and a specialist back home waiting check me out back home.