I woke up at 7 no mucus to note, showered, dressed, pack overnight supplies and locked up. I went to Sa's to tell her I was going to change money then meet a friend and I would be back tomorrow. I asked if I could get a taxi, she said i could get one near the western union. I asked if it was safe she said yes. So off I went. I went to the western union and changed $100. Then I walked to the taxi area to get a taxi. I had printed directions from google maps on how to get to and from the Cipla to the apartment.
So I show the address to the driver, and he's asking what the building number is. and I realize it wasnt showing in the directions. So he askis me if I know it, I says yes. But I dont really.... I knew what the outside was supposed to look like. So I get in and ask him how much. He says 200 pesos. we start driving and he asking if i know it again.... there was a lot of back and forth, he pulls over and is looking at the directions. I tell him to call Cabrals office. He does, speaks to someone and she tells him the number and where to go. Then he gets of the phone and goes "Ooooh la clinica?" I said, 'Si.' He starts driving again. Hes like, la clinica? Im like 'SI!' he starts looking me up and down. Then he's like you married? Im like yuppppp. we have a whole conversation in spanglish. with a lot of no comprende's and what? followed by laughter. Lol. We get on the Cipla block and I can see it. He's driving up, pointing at the building im like yes. He looks at the building puts his fingers to his lips and kisses his fingers. Im like its nice? hes like "si," nodding his head. I paid him and got out of the car.
I walk in, the first floor is all glass. Chandeliers and decor on south beach Miami level. Im impressed. I walked to the elevator, and go up to the 5th floor. I get off and go in one office and realize its the wrong one. I cross the hall into Cabral's kingdom. I am again impressed. I walk up to the desk and there is 1 receptionist and she tells me to wait. so I stand there, the second comes from the back. its Maria Isabelle, she tells me to have a seat. I wanted to make sure she knew who I was and that I had an appointment. Shortly after she calls me to the desk and has me fill out a receipt form. I gave her $200.00, she owed me change. Then she told me to go get labs. I went down to the 2nd floor took a seat in small room filled with women, a few were from Cabrals office. I girl walks over and has me put my name on a clip board. Ten minutes late a woman comes out of a back room and says a name, and then point to me. I go into another room and sit down, a woman comes in and I was trying to ask her what name she called cuz it didnt sound like mind.
Either she didnt understand or paid me no mind, she drew three vials of blood. I went and sat back in the waiting area. Five minutes later, she calls my name. I go into that back room, and she looks at me like what?! Im like hey, boo thats what I was tryna tell you. I go sit back down, and she re-calls the girls name she thought I was the first time and she was muttering something. so the girl asked what was going on, and I explained to her. A aid from Serenity recovery house was there, ans she kept saying how good it was i was still there to catch the issue. The aid had 1 full arm, the other arm was cut off at the elbow. Then I was called in to do my chest x ray. He had me type my name into the computer, then pull my bra down to my waist and take a deep breath while my chest was pressed up against the machine. After that I went back to Cabral's office.
I sat for what felt like forever, while he did consults. I started getting annoyed because I had been there for 3 hours now. So I ask Maria if he know Im there for a consult, she says yes. I said how many surgeries does he have today, she said 2. Then she asked if I say the cardiologist. I said no, she wanted me to go but I didnt want to cuz I wanted my damn consult.... She had some guy come and take me to the Cardiologist office. I told him my name, past surgeries and what I was getting done. Then he took me in the back and had me lay on the table for the exam. I think the machine was older, but I have never seen a cardiologist in the US so, i have nothing but DR to compare it to. Then he looked at the chest xray, he said everything looked good. I asked why my heart looked bigger on one side, she said noooo its fine. I picked up the ruler to measure and show him that it wasnt even. LOL. He said no, its fine. I said es normale? he said si. Then I thought, what the HELL are you doing, dont have him say no you cant have surgery. I was just curious, is all. Then I left and went back to Cabrals.
For more waiting, every time he opened his door I would switch seats going from sofa, to sectional. Making sure he could see me and that I was getting frustrated. While waiting people are in and out. From 8-12:30 Cabrals office is a mad house. From consults to post op, to inquires, to drive by's there were soooo many people and not just women. I started thinking about leaving and going to Duran. At one point there were 2 men in there, big burly looking dudes and I kept thinking what are they having done. Then later on, they came back with 2 girls, almost like there were surgery brokers. And there was this one girl in the office all day, she was on facetime with her boyfriend, mother, cousin, aunts, uncles everybody, showing every bodies results to whoever she was talking to. At one point this one woman came in for a po check up, ol girl was like " baby oh my god look at her face," showing him..... Y'all know how I feel about that. VIOLation. But it was cool, cuz after our discussion on here about IG I was in Cabral office in full disguise. Your girl put on my weakest wig, a short maxi dress with a long shirt over it. You couldnt tell if I had a booty, boobies, elbows, rolls NOTHING. I be telling y'all these hoe's and loyal, but y'all don't believe me.
So its finally my turn to meet Cabral, I go in his office and sit down and he runs out. So Im sitting there, looking around taking pics, thinking about what I want to say. Pulled out my wish pics, the picasso and the booty diagram. He comes back in and says " what can I do for you?" Im like umm, ..... well I want a BBL I had one almost a year ago and she didnt do a good job. I show him my wish pics, and tell him I want laterals not hips and a BIG butt, but not to look nasty or scary. He says ok, lets see. So im like huh? Oooh take my clothes off. I take off the shirt and pull my dress around my neck. Im standing in front of him, seated next to him mirror. So he looks at my stomach and says, "why didnt she do your belly?" I said 'she did,' He grabs my stomach and make a angry emoji face with all the fat and I turn around. He grabs and squeezes at the back . Then I turn around and say, how many cc's are you thinking? she said 2000. I said per cheek? he said not 1000 each side. I said thats it? He said we can do 1500 if you like. I said I want that. he said I have a lot of work to do with your back, there's a lot of fat there. Im like yeah, snatch it all. LOL
Then he said lets mark you up. He starts marking, Im like what about here ( under arms, in between bra straps). Then he marking the fat transfer sights. Im like wait I have a dent here, he adds an extra circle, but he put it on the wrong side, so he added one to the left hip. Then Im like Im having surgery today right? I have an appointment. He says yes, Im like okay. Do you want to see the meds, that I brought with me? he said take them to my recovery room. Im like okay. So i go back to the lobby for more sitting people watching. Then Maria takes me in a backroom, where I pay. Then we talked about overnight nurse and she says, I can stay with you if you want. Im like okay, its whatever.
After sometime, I girl that I had been seeing all day comes back in, and she sits and asks me if Im having surgery today. Im like yeah. You? She says yeah, she said you supposed to be down stairs in the emergency room, with the rest of us. She like there are 3 of us, plus you and OL Facetime, Im like hmmmmm. shhhhoot. lookie here. I have an appointment. she asks if he marked me up, and then asks what I getting done. I said Lipo. She does what, needs too and goes back down stairs. I call Marie over. Im like how many surgeris does he have today? she says 2 or 3, I said that girl just said 5. She was like no. Lemme check. She comes back saying, no he has 3 maybe 4, but some ppl wont have surgery because of labs. BLAH, BLah, Blah. I had already changed my mind about questions and this convo, because I have no control over how many surgeries he does and I knew I wasnt switching doctors... So then Im like when am I getting my room. She's like we still havent gotten your lab results. Im like so?! but they are right, it doesnt make sense to give you a room only discover you cant have surgery because your numbers arent right. Although I knew mine were. Then she goes, this is crazy cuz I havent even eaten. I said me either!
She said, "no but your having surgery." Im like whatever. At this point, i know Im not have surgery til later. So I could have had breakfast and still been okay for surgery later. So I wait another hour or so, and then she takes me to the emergency area. Where, there is not staff only people waiting to be assigned rooms. 2 women were in front of me. Time rolls past, and they decide to get up and leave. I decided to get up and sit were they were. 5 minutes later, staff comes to start the admission process for i can get my room. They weigh me, 161 on an empty stomach. I complete the forms. We get to the abortion part and they ask me 5 different ways how many abortions I had had, as if 0 couldnt be possible.... Then they check me in and take me upstairs. I walk to the desk and was told to sit on the couches in the lobby. A older woman between 45-55 years old comes and talks to me. She is waiting for her niece. We have light convo. Then she says she wants to have surgery too, but her husband is too scared something will happen to her, so he said no.
Someone comes and takes me to my room. I had a pillow and a blanket. I was okay like, lets go. By this time its 3, something p.m. I unpack some, putting juices and water in the fridge. Surveying the room and bathroom. So I lay in the bed, trying to reserve all sleepiness for surgery, because I didnt wanna wake up during surgery. Then I started thinking where am I gonna put my passport and money during surgery. I decided to lock them in the paper towel dispenser in the bathroom and hide the key. First I was gonna stick it in my wig like Prettierbutt, but then I realized it wouldnt stay. So I locked my stuff and and layed back down. A woman came in and put two juices and 2 waters in my fridge. Like 30-45 minutes later she came in and put a bowl of something on top of the fridge. So I decide to inspect. It was broth, cold broth at that. Then I decided to put my original juices and water back into my back pack, and to hang my backpack on the back of the bathroom door.
Then I got back in bed. Another woman comes in with my surgical attire and tells me to get dressed. I put the stuff on, plus compression and anti embolism socks. Minutes later she comes back and inserts the IV unit and gives me the blue pill.So Then laid back down. around 5 something the woman comes back in the room and takes the broth. Maria comes and checks on me, I told her I wanted the AC off because it was too cold. An hour or so later, a man comes and tells me to take the blue pill, so I do. Then I go and insert a tampon. Minutes later he comes to the room with a stretcher. I get on and he wheels me to the elevator. We go down to what I believe was the ground floor. The parks me in the hallway. and Im start to feel the blue pill. I notice, 3 large soap and hand was stations. Then the anatheasologist comes over and introduces himself. A woman comes over and asks a couple questions. Im really feeling like Im about to know out. I remember then wheeling me in to the OR and seeing other rooms. Then stretching my arm out on to a table and then putting it back... Out of nowhere I see Cabral, and I muster up the strength to say. " Ohh Dr. Cabral. I want you, to use all my fat, put it all back in" Then I blacked out. LOL I just needed him to know.