Hey RS Family! I've made it home.
This is the THIRD attempt to rt this post as a "Detailed" Expierience during my journey!!! Boy o Boy. The first time I attempted and COMPLETED it I was still in DR on Sat after the day my Roomie left. It took forever uploading as if it was buffing or something, thn it disappeared. I call another RS member and she said she didn't see it on her end either. SO...I started another before I left. Got midway finished and thn forgot and turned my phone off before my plane took off yesterday. So this brings me to my third attempt. Forgive me, but it's not going to be as detailed as the first but I will hit the main/very relevant details. I want to get this done becas u guys have bn WONDERFUL and so many of ur stories have helped me and I want to continue in with mine, in the hope tht it will be helpful to or someone or simply decent read if nothing else. Ok I'm going to try go straight to the points and make this as quick as possible, So please scuse all typos, abbreviations, left out words, etc.
Hgb 12.3 in Jan. Hgb 13.0 Feb, increased iron Sups to three times a day and Hgb 13.7 in. Mar exactly one week before sx I got my results. SX date 3/31st. Arrived in DR 11pmish 3/29th. Received msg from Dr. Fetima Almonte's Assistant, Leslie saying sx moved up to the next day 3/30th be at clinic 6:30am. Called Leslie and small friendly debate held becas I was concerned about getting my blood drawn and my Hgb resulting in the lower status due to me just getn off and ELEVEN HOUR flight of being oxygen Deprived. *Being at a very high attitude in which ur body isn't use to can have an impact on ur Hgb result due to oxygen deprivation or lack of oxygen over a period of time. How significant, depends on each individual's body. Her debate barely any effect. My debate-I begged to Differ. To top it all off I was on the last day of my March cycle which lasted for three days and was the same normal cycle as Jan-Feb cycles.
DAY of SURGERY...
6:15 arrived ar clinic 3/30th. EKG good, Chest X-ray good, Hgb dropped so I wasn't able to got everything I wanted done which was a little expected becas even the ladies on here who had high Hgbs never say they were able to get everything the wanted. Too risky for one thing. So I was only able to liposuction to abd, waist, and sides, w/TT, fat grafting under buttocks fold. where the buttocks had lost it's volume and flattened out. No breast, Bat Wings/Armlift, back, or full BBL lift, thigh saddle bags are still present and AWEFUL so no sculpturing done to hip area. No tenderness either at the locations either. ROUND2 in months mandatory. Plans already in progress. Brought money back home and I'm saving it for R2.
At clinic took the famous "Blue Pill" forgot the name of it. Rolled to OR with IV already in hand. Was given dose of Diprovan ( Sedation Med) via IV. They LAYED me down and Two hours or so later, I woke up in my room with a nurse standing over me, IV fluids, and Foley Catheter. The room at CeCip was large, Very Clean. I had two vomiting episodes and tht was it. I only felt moderate soreness and slept from the analgesic she was pushing me with. She said the name of it in Spanish or mayb she didn't know what I was asking so from tht moment on, I refused all pain meds, had them to take a full set my vital signs and thn, proceeded to take my pain meds. This was just my preference for my immediate post-op care.
While at CeCip, the ENTIRE Team Almonte was Hands Down...Superb. Had quite a few laughs during conversation and jokes. It's a business no doubt, but once Leslie knew the I was disappointed becas my hemo wasn't high enuff to get me breast, arms, or back done, she came to where I was. U c, I don't believe in quick fixes. I wanted enuff done to where I came home looking and feeling like I had a MMO done. Not just a flat stomach. To each his/her own but not me. I'm also one of patient soul when patience is required. So taking my loss and coming home and saving to up to have my procedure done either in the US or with another PS was absolutely not problem for me. Again, thts just me. But they assured me I had a very nice shape and was going to be happy with my results. Am I happy? Still a lot of swelling but thus far I am. Leslie came to my side sat and talked with me and thn collected the money. She was real cool, nice, supportive and sweet in person, just as she had bn over the phone.
New Info...So after and during my visit with Dr. Almomte the next day in my room, she informs me tht she saw and felt a "big fibroid" in my lower abd tht extended across the pelvic area just below or at my umbilical area. So off to my doctor I go this week. Becas I knew I was coming to the DR, I went and had all kinds of test done. From testing my blood levels for this and that, to Mammogram, to Pap smear. I can't feel anything and neither can she right now with all the swelling. I asked did any of this prevent her from doing anything she would have done during her normal procedure and she replied, "No." She said she was still able to do the muscle repair, lipo and tuck successfully, Advised me to "Go my doctor and tell him what she says and schedule to have it or them removed as soon as I'm healed." After going home and doing research, I told her, "Nope it's not happening. I'm not about to go thru tht." This was very concerning to her but we moved on. Becas for now, I have a made up mind.
Whts crazy is...There's a lot of times I'll read on here where some dolls say they have very heavy mentrals and /or their mentral periods lasts for more than 8days 12-16days, and I'd think to myself, Oh she might have endometriosis or FIBROIDS and doesn't know it." Lol and here I am with a fibroid or fibroids. Well if its big like tht thn, there's no way it's coming out vaginally and having an abdominal hysterectomy is OUT of the question. Yes, I'm well aware of the fact tht they grow and grow and my stomach will get big, or tht I can start having painful and heavy mentral periods or tht my period can last forever, leaving me on the anemic side. I guess I'll cross tht road Whn/If I get there. But for now...now tht I'm back home I'm goin to target the foods and things tht helps increase my estrogen hormone and avoid those as much as possible; along with other actions, and take it from there.
Anyway...Once at the RH Leslie, and Tonya txd me to check up on me. They really made a difference. The entire Almonte team did what they cud to make sure I was comfortable and happy. I truly appreciate them.
I stayed at Gianna Colombo's RH and give all PRAISES to God for leading me there. From beginning to End the care was well up to par. Very attentive staff. Needs, Requests, Assistance galore, Med schedule followed. Meals three times a day and I was pampered and cared for with sensitivity and every bit of compassion. Me and my roommate were in GOOD HANDS the whole time. I did my research and it paid off. Reasonable rate, SUPER CLEAN and pretty inside, and I was properly care for. Business with a big touch of FAMILY environment. Hecks if u don't want wht they cooked they will go above and beyond to make sure u get what u want. I said DANG! lol. The absolute BEST Y'ALL. I praised God for the RH I chose. Especially knowing there's so many others out there tht have crazy horror stories behind thm. So my advice to u wud b...
Big n Fancy is great, but ladies are u looking for a VACATION, to BRAG, or to RECOVER with the utmost care rendered?
As for myself, CLEANLINESS, PROFESSIONALISM, "COMPASSION", VALID CERTIFICATIONS (for those administering med injections), and overall KINDNESS, ATTENTIVENESS with NURTURING personalities and attitudes. I can care less about bid and fancy...Hecks after going thru such a sx, me and my body needs all the above...in which my roommate and myself received at Gianna's. In addition to this she's a certified Ethestecianist (have no idea of how it's spelled) but she specializes in lymphatic massages. Believe me they are extremely beneficial. Be sure to schedule ur appointments for after u return home. BIG BIG BIG KUDOS to Gianna Colombo and Team.
Well not too much to really share, so this concludes my review. I took some pics and will post those following this post. If u have and questions, concerns, or advice feel free to make them known.
Thank u for reading my post/review.
Much Love and God Bless u All...