Mom of 3- Future BBL Doll - Houston, TX
My surgery is coming up in the next few weeks. I...
Pre-op visit= DONE!
I wasn't able to pay because the facility, anesthesia and other charge (can't remember off the top of my head what) need to be paid separately. I had a full amount on one cashiers check from my bank :( so make sure y'all take 3 individual payments! Besides that, they were very nice and attentive. Got all the paperwork done and blood drawn. I spent about 3 hours at the hospital with the whole process. I met 2 other ladies that will also be getting bbls done with Cortes. It was nice to meet other girls in the same journey as me.
Everything seems so real now! I'm so excited and can't wait to become a Cortes Doll!
Starting to sink in
Just a couple of hours away!
The nurse took the urinal catheder out at midnight and that was such a relief. I was able to get up and walk for a few min. Until i felt very dizzy and threw up. Something that is helping me is standing up next to the bed and having it lifted all the way up and leaning against it.
My poor husband has had no sleep. He's been taking such good care of me.
Can't type more bc my fingers are super swollen and they hurt. I'll update later
1 day post op
Oh and I had 2 bowels already, very watery bowels. I guess it's because of the stool softeners they gave me. Taking the faja off and putting it back on is the worst!
2 days post op
I'm doing a lot better! Each day is becoming better and I am more mobile. Getting in n out of bed is still a challenge but we'll get there! I have my appointment at the Dr office on Monday and I can't wait to get out of this whole body garment and into the other one they provide.
Rough day :( normal I guess
Today I woke up questioning myself on why I did this to my body! I guess it's part of the healing process bc we all just want to see results immediately. Well that's not the case with this surgery! The pain isn't helping much either. It's a constant non stop soreness that doesn't go away. Pain meds only help so much. Healing can take weeks and weeks! I just really hope I'm ready in 11 days when I go back to work.
The bruising is no joke
10 days post op :)
13 days post op
Still very bruised and a little swollen!
I was able to sit today using the bbl "pillow" which isn't really a pillow! It looks and feels like a roll of styrofoam! I'll have to order something more comfortable online. This styrofoam thing was a big let down. I expected nothing but a quality product from such a prestigious doctor, but I guess that's what I have to work with until my new one comes in. I haven't attempted to drive yet, but tomorrow I'll have to, so we'll see how that goes!
20 days post op
It's been a hell of a ride! Roller coaster of emotions and swelling. Things have finally almost made it back to normal since this past week. Everything besides the swelling and stiffness. I started my massages on Friday and will continue the treatment tomorrow, Wednesday, and Friday. It has helped tremendously and I can't wait to get the rest of them to alleviate some of the horrible stiffness.
We just left church and I was just reflecting on everything I went through. It's hard. It's surgery and things tend to get ugly! But better days are sure come. If I would've known it was THIS hard, I would've waited till the summer to get it done. But what is done is done and I'm just going to continue pushing through it. I love my results and that's what matters the most!
Exactly 1 month post op
Everything up until the surgery was amazing. The after care is what is disappointing. If you expect to see the Dr. After surgery, get ready to be let down. I didn't see him up until 4 days ago for the first time post op. I know he is a busy man with many surgeries to perform, but at least one week post op would've been nice to see him instead of his staff members. During the healing process, you are an emotional wreck and just need to be assured that everything is ok and that you look great! That is not always the vibe or response you get from the office. Another let down, The bbl "pillow" you get is a roll of styrofoam and not really a pillow. So order yourself the real bbl pillow ($100) ahead of time. Also, the garments, I've spent so much $ on different garments because the one he provides is EXTREMELY uncomfortable and creates a crease on your back and abdomen. I had not experienced long wait times until this last appointment. I waited 2 hours!! Mind you, I can't properly SIT!!! After the long wait time, I got to see him for about 2-3 minutes. The office was jam packed and I understand he was busy, but come on! I had a billion questions and had to stop him to ask him 3 questions! Jeans? Sit? Workout? Answers: Yes jeans now. Sit-NO for 12 weeks!!!? (Wtf) he had said yes to sitting after 6 weeks and I guess that is now changed... and no working out till 6 weeks.
At this point in the game, I just feel DONE with this process and want to be at my 3 month mark already. I've come a long way, I'm proud of myself, I'm happy with my results. I'm just trying to have the brights outweigh the darks.
So far, The only time I met him everything went fine. He was very humble and caring during my consultation. I truly hope things stay like that and I will keep you guys posted as soon as I do my preop visit in two weeks.