Hello dolls, I am so sorry it took me so long to post something on realself. Its just I did not have the best experience at CIPLA. I flew back to Florida Friday night and I needed some time to settle in.
Many people have different experiences so yours may not be like mine, but I will share a little of what happened when I went to Santo Domingo. Okay, so to make a long story short, if you do not speak the language you will have a difficult time getting the things you need. The language barrier in Santo Domingo is real!!! You are lucky to find a handful that understands English. I am so glad my boyfriend and I stayed at Hostal Nicolas de Ovando , it was an amazing hotel by all the historical museums (best part of my trip). It was about 10-15 minutes away from CIPLA depending on traffic.
In my previous post it talks about how my surgery was pushed back because of my white blood cells. So now lets fast forward to Friday. Elizabeth tells me Dr. Duran will operate on me first, so she comes in and gives me the blue pill. I thought I was going in and fell asleep, woke up two hours later and I was still in my room. My boyfriend and brother in law tried to find out why I wasn’t in surgery yet, then two more hours past. The nurses then comes to get me for surgery, by that time I was wide awake, I told Dr. Duran I had token the blue pill 4 hours ago, she said that was fine. Ladies, let me tell you something, I was AWAKE about the whole procedure, I watched them get the room ready, I felt Dr.Duran take the fat out and inject in my butt, it was a lot of pressure and a burning sensation. I didn’t scream or cry, at one point I couldn’t breath and I kept saying I cant breath and they put tubes in my nose for oxygen. There was only so much I could take and I remember praying as tears came out my eyes saying, God please let her be done. She finished and they put me on a bed and reeled me to the recovery room, I was shaking from the meds. This guy kept pinching my nose saying I was a trouper. So then I was reeled into my original room, Dr. Duran came in and told me to lay on my stomach and said she only put 800cc in each butt cheek because I didn’t have a lot of fat. I laid on my stomach still shaking and my boyfriend comes over to put covers on me and see’s I am laying in my own blood, the saline, and piss, yes piss ladies. My folly came out so he rushed to get a nurse to put it back in and change the sheets because I can get an infection that way. Ladies, no nurses wanted to help, they said it was fine and they will fix it in the morning. My boyfriend went off, he found the doctor he didn’t want to help, he found other nurses, then finally one helped.
Next morning, I had to use the restroom and do #2 (poop). So my boyfriend went to ask the doctor if it was alright for me to use the restroom since I had surgery or if I needed to poop in one of those bowls. The doctor said, “Yes of course, let her go use the restroom”. OMG, ladies, I got up out of bed to use the restroom, everything started to spin, my vision started closing in, my heart started to beat fast, I felt this heat rush and as I told my boyfriend to go back to the bed, my body dropped and I started to sweat. My boyfriend went to the same doctor and was like, is she okay what is going on. He was like, Oh she has hypertension, its normal. So later that day the nurses came in to clean me up and put my faja on, ladies make sure you bring 10 pads for your faja or you will have to buy some. I had a hard time putting that on, but after I threw up I felt a little better. My boyfriend told her I tried to use the restroom and she looked at him crazy like, no no no no, no good.
I go home, out of CIPLA, I was so glad, however each day that passed I had a wicked headache everytime I got out of bed. It was so bad I wanted to threw up, I felt so weak and I could barley see anything. So the third day I was experiencing this I decided to go back to see Dr. Duran because something wasn’t right. I went to CIPLA and Dr. Duran made me do blood work and everything came back good. She said I would have to get a shot in my spine because the neurologist put a big whole while injecting my epidural. She asked the nurses how much that would cost and they told her over 10,000 pesos, are you kidding me. My boyfriend refused to pay that much, he was saying they are trying to take advantage of us. He said we already paid almost an extra $500 for the neurologist and extra meds. I started to cry because I was in so much pain, they gave me a room and my boyfriend found someone who spoke English and got to the bottom of the price. She said they were trying to take our money and it will only cost $61 in American money. So the same neurologist came in and had a nurse extract blood from my vein while she put a large needle in my spine, then took the blood that was extracted from my vein and put it in my back. This was so painful, I held my breath and started to shake. I cried after, but when I stood up my headache was gone. The neurologist started screaming yaaaaay, I felt she wasn’t sure she did it correct but thank goodness she did.
So I went back to the hotel, and things were better for me. I had gotten two massages which were heaven, it hurt so good. She did so amazing, and I had a private nurse who was so sweet and would sing my name.
Massage- Brunildas 809 846 3466
Private Nurse- Manyoris 829 282 0944
I had two good taxi drivers
Jaun Bambino- 809 780 9635
Luis- 809 767 4790 (Cheaper)
So I am leaving you with some pictures! Thank you all for your prayers and wishes xoxooxo