Have been on this site for a while,...
Have been on this site for a while, reading and getting as much info as I can.
Am finally going with Dr. Duran and have appointment booked for Jan 23rd although am hoping for an earlier date.
Have started taking my folic acid, iron and multivitamins.
I will update you as I make this very important journey towards a better me.
Looking For a December date with Dra Duran
So I have a Jan date booked but I am desperately looking for a date in December.
Been on wait list with SurgiCoordinator so if anyone cancels any date in December I can take their slot....
Hey my realself sister's,
It's been an interesting journey so far.... and after trying for months to change my dates from Jan to Dec with no luck, have now booked my flight and ready for the January makeover with Dr Duran.
I will be flying from JFK Airport to SDQ.
Also started taking my iron med regularly and Vit C
I had my hemoglobin checked last week and I was at 11.5, so am working to get it up to 14 because I hear that Duran will not operate when it's below 13.
Looking at my pics below makes me know that this journey is a must!
Anyone else having surgery between Jan 24 -27th?
Multi-Vitamins making me over eat!!!
I was taking multivitamins, iron and blood tonic daily which made me very feel nausea all the time so I stopped.
Since this month, I started taking Astyfer which has a combination of Iron, Amino acids and B complex. Although it's a lot easier to take and I don't have the nauseous feeling anymore, my appetite have however increased!
I find my self feeling hungry all the time. And having graving for carbohydrates! I don't want to add on weight....Anyone else experienced this?
Recovery House- Old VS New
So confused on which recovery house to go with. Old VS New?
Nerves, Nerves...Only 1 Month to go....
Recovery House booked, Flights booked... By this time next month will be on the flat size....
Happy Holidays Gals????
In those Jeans......
Every thing is set for my surgery with Duran.... Am just not able to go to the gym or cut down of food... probably because am just anxious to get this over with. It's been over 6 months of planning, researching and it's really tiring as my sx day get closer.
Took off my shirt and here is a pic of me in jeans (smh), makes me so convinced that I truly need this sx more for me than anyone else.
Anyone heard of pre Lipo messages? Are there any benefits??? I read a post that getting a message before surgery makes it easier to get out the fat and prepares the skin for surgery? This was posted and recommended by a recovery house in DR and am seriously considering it...
Haemo too low... surgery Postpone!
24 Jan 2017
Day of treatment
Gals in DR, they take the heamo level serious. Got on the flight to DRDC with an heamo level of 13+, during my test yesterday, my heamo came to 11.7 and Duran won't do my surgery.
Had to see the heomologist and start Iron IV. Plus other iron med and beetroot smoothies. This is costing me an extra $200 I didn't budget for.
Please take extra money when going to DR.
Surgery Done.... Recovery is a bitch!!!
Finally had my surgery with Dr.Duran on Friday. Thanks to God! With my heamo level so low had to start heamo treatment in DR. Went for an heamo test on wednesday and it still came back as 11.7. Ate plenty of black beans smoothie and beet juices which the recovery house gave me ( Bodied Recuperation Recovery House is the best in DR). On doing another test on Friday, heamo was 12.7 and am good to go. Surgery took 4hrs and thanks to God I came out on the flat side.
Stayed at CIPLA for a night and gals, I didnt sleep one bit. So much discomfort and pain. Their pain med dont work so had to take my own pain meds I took with me to DR. Saturday I was back at the recovery house. And the difficult road to recovery started. I find my self crying and thank God the recovery house nurses are great. One even slept in my room last night cause I was so cold and didn't want to be alone in the room.
Still waiting to do the No. 2 and I really want to go. Took stool softeners and hopeful that I can get something out today.
Tomorrow is Dr's appointmen's and hoping my drains get removed.
Sending praters to everyone recovering and having surgery this week. God is with us.
1 week post op-Happy Duran Doll
Today is 1 week since I had my surgery and thanks to God all went well.
Here is a a before and after photo.
Already had 5 massages so far...
1 Month Post Op- Itching is crazy!!!
Hey Gals, am officially 1 Month Post op and couldn't be happier at my transformation. However since the drains came off, have had fluid build up in my abdomen which I get drained weekly to avoid Fibrosis.
And gals, am itching like crazy! Have to now take Benadryl daily.... I contacted my PCP and was told it's the nerves connecting back. Uhmmm recovery is indeed a bitch gals.
6 Weeks Post-Op.... #BackInThoseJeans
13 Mar 2017
2 months post
Am officially 6 weeks post op... Yah!!!
Recovery has been a roller coaster, wearing the damn Faja has been no joke, was able to return to work today. Not 100% my self but happy with my result. Wore those jeans I wore pre-op today and damn!
Good luck to all the dolls in recovery and having surgeries this week.