"The Next Time You're Thinking About Beautiful Things, Don't Forget to Count Yourself!" -Sx completed-8/27/16-Dominican Republic
Like most on this site, I've been watching and...
3 Months Pre...Baez Doll
OK RS sisters, I have made my mind up and am now going with Australia
Fragosa Baez for my sx!!! This has been a hard decision for me because
Medina is awesome but Baez's work simply appeals more to me than
Medina's. I also felt that Medina wouldn't give me as much butt as Baez
would since her results are more natural looking and honey I want more
junk in this trunk!
I paid my deposit today and secured my sx date for August 25, 2016 and I am both excited and scared at the same time. It's still kind of unreal that I'm going to actually go through with this but I'm sure as the days get closer, it will definitely get real! I've also started buying my supplies and taking my vitamins, drinking green smoothies and working out a little-the goal is to loose 30lbs prior to sx and get my hemo over 14! I go to get all my labs/testing done in 2 weeks with my pcp so I'll know after that my current hemo levels and anything else I might need to get a jumpstart on. I've already booked an apartment but I've still been researching RH(s) because I'm not positive that my mom and sister are serious about coming along...that's still up for discussion. I've started looking for flights as well and I think I might book one this week just to get that out of the way; I've traveled abroad before so my passport is still valid, Thank GOD! Well, that's all for now, I'll keep you guys posted on my progress!
Baez Barbie 2016
Ok to my RS Vets and Newbies (All opinions welcome)....Is it better to arrive in DR the day before surgery or 2 days prior? I'm not sure about when to leave for DR and I'm looking to book my flight! One would think that arriving 2days prior would give you some time to allow your blood levels and hemo to return to normal... I just don't want my hemo dropping, causing a delay in my procedure! And, any suggestions on an affordable, quality RH?
Time keeps on ticking!
Patiently waiting for my time.
Arrived in DR! Unable to get sx on 8/25????
I've been MIA lately but healing nicely, no worries
When I arrived in DR after I completed my labs for sx, I met up with my dentist to get fitted for my veneers and then I had my temps placed, it took about 4hrs; I was so tired because I had been in airports all day beginning at 2am and upon arriving in DR, I had to go straight to the clinics for labs. I arrived to my recovery house that day around 9pm, ate and went to sleep. I completed my dental work the day before I left by having my permanents put in place. Dental work was painless and fast; Dr. Beltre did an awesome job and was very attentive and upfront with me. The cost was great and it was definitely worth every penny! I would recommend him any day.
Ok, back to the sx...the first 2 days post were most difficult for me as I was very sore, broke both of my drains and couldn't do much on my own, basically I stayed in bed and did minimum walking. I was so afraid of getting a seroma or something worse since my drains broke and I could t get in contact with my doctor after the sx, her communication was very poor after, before the sx it was amazing. I ended up getting a fever, didn't have much of an appetite either so I got 2 additional iron IV treatments. Ladies, please bring extra cash for the unexpected! Most of my extra cash went to Meds and IV treatments! Day 3 was better, I got my 1st massage, one of my drains had fallen out so the masseuse removed it completely after talking to Dr Baez and I forced myself to get up, move around and care for myself. Day 4, everything turned around for me and I was feeling pretty normal. I was up and about just like I hadn't even had sx! I wasn't retaining much fluid, thank God and I ended up rigging my drain so that I was draining something. Day 4 was my first follow up appointment and the doctor removed the second drain since it was also broken and she told me compress,compress,compress; I did not get it replaced. That day, I had my first BM without any problem(probably because I had started taking stool softeners 3days prior to sx) so that battle I won! I did not buy a stage 2 faja in DR, I brought 2 extra Fajas with me and just got my stage 1faja taken in from an xl to a small waist and did the same for one of the others I brought along. I packed my faja that day with 3 lipo foams, back board and 2 foam belly boards I purchased from my masseuse since it was softer than my ab board against my TT incision, I did use my ab board but not until day 7 post. Oh also dolls, don't stress yourself out, I was in pain so I decided to not sacrifice my comfort and be miserable during my recovery so since day 1, I've been sitting on my bum periodically; I do not think it's gone anywhere. The week I returned home, I gained 9lbs... Stay away from the scale, it could have been just swelling and inflammation. I'm now back to my pre-surgery weight and hoping that I lose more as the swelling continues to go down. Well, here's some pics of my journey and progress.
Australia Fragosa Baez has been great! She has responded promptly to all of my emails/questions and had a quote emailed to me within 24hrs of me sending my photos. I don't have a problem at all getting in contact with her and she seems to be caring. She does not speak a lot of English so I correspond via Spanish with her and English with her assistant, I just use a translator to covert my messages and emails to Spanish which may be why I get responses so quickly! After my sx, I was not as successful getting in contact with Dr.Baez. I only communicated with her twice at my post op appointments and could not seem to get her to respond thru whatsapp in between when I had questions or concerns. I'm satisfied with my results and yes she changed my life, however I wish she was as attentive after the sx as she was before.