A New Body - Miami, FL
Hello, all my beautiful dolls! I've been a member...
Moni's Recovery Home
Wishing and PRAYING!
Anyhow, I'll be going to LabCorp soon to have my bloodwork done just to see where my hemo levels are. I've always been anemic so I have been taking 45mg of iron twice a day, Pur Absorb once in the morning along with my other vitamins that I've been taking for at least 5 months now (not because of the SX but it helps). I'm praying that my levels are good or close to it, then at least I'll know what I'm working with. In about a week or two, I'll update you ladies on my upcoming date and all that I'm doing to get prepared. Sheesh! My heart is racing!!!
Supplies (Valuable Info)
Half cylinder roll (foam)
Lipo foam sheets
Compression socks (at least 2 pairs)
Arnica gel and pills
Calendula tea (helps tremendously with bruising and swelling post op.) Buddhateas.com
Bromelain (for bruising and swelling)
Maxi dresses 3
Tank tops 4
Chuck pads- for the bed post op
Post op vitamins from makemeheal.com
Scar treatment gel and cream from makemeheal.com
Almond oil- for massages post op
Protein bars- post op
3 packs baby wipes
Allergy pills- for post op itching
Gold Bond lotion (green bottle) for post op itching
Dial Antibacterial soap
Lower back triangle
Memory Foam Body Pillow- for sleeping post op
I think that's about it! Now, keep in mind that there's a couple of things on my list that I still have to get, like my two garments, but for the most part, I have everything else. When I ordered my fajas from Marboston on Ebay, the seller was sold out of size large, but Moni told me to order XL because I'll need extra room for the lipo foams and ab board. Keep that in mind when ordering, ladies. Order a size up from what you normally wear. I hope this helps someone.
Surgery Paid Off and Now The Games Begin
Anyhow, I also got an email of pre op instructions. I believe I'm going to have to give up drinking coffee before my SX and that's going to be so hard for me. I've done it before and it WAS NOT easy at all. Your body actually goes through withdrawal, and it took a good 3 full days of severe migraines and no energy to do anything but sleep. I'm not a smoker or a drinker so that's not a problem. But, I will post a pic of the instructions so that you ladies can get an idea of what's to come. Man, this SX date is approaching so fast that it's blowing my mind! As a matter of fact , last night, I packed my suitcase and part of my carry on. I like to be prepared for this and I don't want to forget anything. Everything is just about ready to go and now I'm just waiting for the two garments that I ordered today.
I can't tell you how ticked off I got. That phone call really ruined my day. I've heard stories about Fisher bailing out on girls right before their SX, but I've never heard any about Hasan. Maybe I missed something. But, I'll tell you one thing, I was ready to turn up on that assistant when she called me asking that crazy question. I really was. To make it so bad, I was in the middle of a store shopping and talking loud. I didn't care. Don't start the games, now Vanity! Don't start! I'm only about two weeks away from my SX and I don't need my blood pressure going up right now. This is just a warning to you future dolls if you're dealing with this place; Be prepared for some type of drama during from them during your process. I think they like putting people through the ringer. Maybe they get some kind of sick thrill out of it. Smh.
Medical Clearance & Wise Advice
You only have one life to live and only one body to take you through all your journeys. Our bodies are our temples and should be treated as such. Invest in a gym membership or yoga. Go to counseling if you have unresolved life issues (we all do). Go to a spa once a month to let go of that built up tension. Take cooking lessons with a friend or your love. Hire a life coach ( I just did). There are so many ways to invest in ourselves, we just have to look around. Plastic surgery is another good investment. Why not love the face and the body that you wake up to every morning?? I used to be against it, but now I'm all for it. If it makes a person happy, and gives a boost to the self esteem, then I'm down! More power to you. It can be life changing, so take advantage of your resources so you will feel better about you, and to improve your outlook on life! Blessings.
My Body Before Surgery
Telling Family, Friends & Coworkers
Coworkers- I have great rapport with just about all of my coworkers, but it's strictly business. With that being said, I didn't tell ANYBODY on my job about my surgery (except for HR), but even they don't know full details. They just know that I'm having sx. My other coworkers think I'm taking an extended vacation. They don't ask too many questions, because I'm such a private person and they already know better (wink).
Family- ((Sigh)) Family has got to be the hardest group of people to tell about our journey, but eventually, it has to be done. My oldest daughter (20yr old) is the first one I told. We are like sisters, so it wasn't hard. She was and still is very supportive of my choice. She's excited for me. She will be flying out to Miami with me and will be staying with a friend while I'm at the recovery home. I told my mom next and she had so many questions to ask. Not out of fear for me, but out of pure excitement at the thougt that I'm doing something so drastic and different. Now, she's telling me she's getting a BBL. Smh. Lastly, I told my older sister. As a matter of fact, I just told her about two weeks ago. She was stunned and she kept teasing me and saying, "Where the doctor gonna get the fat from??!! You ain't got no fat!!" Lol! Then she kept saying that she wanted to go with me, but she wouldn't be able to take time off from work. I was a lil surprised at her reaction because part of me thought it would be the opposite. But, that just goes to show you that 99% of the things we fear, NEVER even happen. When you future dolls go to tell your loved ones about your choice, don't even overthink it. Just let it flow into the conversation. Lol. Don't always think the worst. At the end of the day, it's your choice and YOUR BODY! You're the only one who has to live and deal with the choices you make. I feel like I just wrote a book. I write more than I actually talk. I'm very reserved and quiet. I know. Hard to believe. Until next time, dolls, blessings!
Sitting, Dating and Work after Surgery
Work-My job doesn't require that I sit. It's a very laid back and casual environment and I mostly work the overnight shift. I can sit as much as I want if I'd like, but I keep wondering how I'm going to deal with that, because I sure can't stand up the entire time! Mind you, I will be taking off for at least 5 weeks for post op recovery. Maybe more. I keep wondering if I will still be sore by then. I pray that I'm not. I do A LOT of driving so I guess I'll have to utilize my half roll foam that I ordered from Amazon. I tried it on a firm surface and it really does keep the butt off the seat. :)
Business- I'm building a new and lucrative health and wellness business (Network Marketing) that I am absolutely in love with, but we have these huge business meetings where there's at least 900 people in attendance at a time- it's like a party- and these meetings are 9am-5pm!!! Isn't that dreadful?? Not the meetings, but all that time sitting on the new booty! It will be flat as a table by the time the day is over. Smh. As a matter of fact, there's one coming up mid September and, honey, I don't think I'm going. Lol.
Church- I'm a Christian and I go to church every Sunday and we go to bible study on Wednesdays. Now, y'all know what I'm thinking! Lol! How in the world am I going to work this one out?? I do not- I repeat, DO NOT want to walk into church on Sunday carrying a big ol Boppy pillow. Or worse, that Brazillian Butt lift pillow with the big white writing on it. I asked my oldest daughter what I should do and homegirl looked at me like, " I can't help you with that one mom." Smh. So, yeah, those are my main worries that have been going through this head of mine. Not the SX itself, because I've had SX in the past and my body deals well with anesthesia. I'm not worried about the healing process, because I'm healthy, I take care of myself, I've been taking all sorts of vitamins the past 5 months or so, I drink tons of water every day and I watch what and how I eat. I know the healing will be mountains and valleys, but it's in God's hands. I just hate the thought of investing all of my hard earned money, time and effort into this booty and then I end up with the same flatty that I started with. Lol! I shouldn't be laughing.
Here at VANITY!!!
Anyhow, Moni and I got here, walked to the back, and after waiting for about 5 minutes, someone came and gave me a cup to pee in. Afterwards, she took me to the back and told me to get undressed and put on the compression stockings ( which they give you), hair net, and paper gown. After that, she came back and took a few pics of my body and now I'm just waiting here.
I'm in BOOTYLAND!!!
Some pics for you Ladies!
I'm Doing Well & PICS
This has been a struggle for me. I'm not gonna lie to you ladies. Prepare as much as possible. Most of all, stay positive. Blessings.
I'm Home and Healing
I took some pics before my shower earlier so you ladies can see my body and how it's developing and transforming. I like what I see, especially since I know it will only get better and better over the next few months. My butt is just right for my taste, and the size I have is what I asked Hasan for. I DID NOT want a big ol stripper booty. I will tell you dolls all about my meeting with Hasan in the very near future. I haven't forgotten about y'all. I just haven't had the strength or energy to type on my elbows. Thank you all for your prayers, well wishes and love you sent my way.xoxo
My Personal Take on Hasan & PICS!!!
After I got all undressed and put on my gown, the assistant came in and took a few pics of my body. Then a few minutes later, the anesthesiologist, Ricky, came in and introduced himself. He asked me a few questions about my SX history and then he put my IV in. Afterwards, I waited for about 10 minutes before I saw Dr. Hasan's feet approach the curtain. I was like, oh my gosh! Here he is! Lol! Then, he opens the curtain and says, "Hi. I'm Dr. Hasan. How are you??" Let me start of by saying that this man looks NOTHING like his RS pic!!! NOTHING! Lol. He has NO mustache, so that threw me off. He's tall, I'm thinking at least 6'1", and I could tell that homeboy works out. He's muscular on top and long and lean on the bottom. Anyhow, he starts going over my medical papers, and he yells to his assistant, "Only 10 areas??" And she yelled something back. I don't remember. Then, he proceeds to tell me that I need 12 areas instead of the 10 that I paid for. The two extra areas would be my upper back/bra line. Then he said, "But, it's too early in the morning to try to get anymore money out of you." Then, he asked me how big do I want my butt, and I told him somewhere in between. I also asked him for projection and a heart shaped butt. He told me that I had loose skin on my stomach, (which I already knew), and he told me that I already have hips and he would just fill in certain areas that were flat. He asked me where I was from, and I told him New Jersey and he said he gets a lot of women from the NJ/Ny area. He took pics of my body and then marked me up. Asked me was I ready, I said yes, and he told me someone would come and get me. Hasan was straight to the point and honest. He was also friendly at the same time. I never got the impression that he was mean, rude or disconnected from me as a patient with concerns. He asked me twice if I had any questions. So, he did take my concerns into consideration. I DID NOT at all feel rushed by him. He didn't make me feel like I was just another person on the assembly line. He actually looked over all my paperwork, asked a lot of questions about my medical history, made small talk and he was bopping his head and tapping his foot to the techno music that was blasting in the background. Lol! That was cute to me. I absolutely loved how he gave me what I asked for. No, he actually gave me more than what I asked for, because my body is totally new! My stomach is flatter than it has ever been and I have a booty that's just the right size for my taste and it looks so natural. I'm glad that I chose Hasan, and even though my recovery has been a tough one, I would do it all over again if I had to. Sooo much has changed with my body and it's transforming day by day. I even lost 5 pounds, which I don't know how that happened. Maybe because I've changed my eating habits. I have little to no swelling in my back, sides and abdomen. Still very sore and stiff. I have the skin numbness too. My sides and stomach are hard . I no longer feel that hot fluid feeling that I had right after SX. You know, the fluid that gets drained out during massages. I added more compression and I think that helped, because before, I could feel it every time I would get out of bed and it was the worst!!!
Oh!!! I forgot to add something!! Even though I didn't pay to have 12 areas lipoed, I believe Hasan did my upper back anyway. A few days after m SX, I looked at my back in the mirror, and I could see two incisions at the bra line/upper back area. I was like, oh snap!! He hooked me up!!! Lol! I know my posts are looong, but I want you ladies to get a picture in your mind of my experience so that you can have an idea of what things may be like for you. Today, I went out shopping with my kids. My oldest daughter drove and I used my Boppy pillow and the half cylinder roll to sit. It felt so good to get out the house, because I've been inside ever since I came home a week ago. I was way too sore and not myself to try to go anywhere. I'm still sleeping on my stomach, using that female urinal and wearing my garment all day and night along with the ab board, back triangle and lipo foams. Today is the first day I didn't wear my foams and boards because I went out for a few hours. I'm finally able to get my garment on without help. It takes awhile, but it get it up over my butt and fastened up. After I take my showers, I'm exhausted and I crash in bed for a few hours. I stopped taking pain meds, but I'm still taking the Make Me Heal post op vitamins. I drink lots of water and I believe that helped with swelling. I started scar treatment already. I'll tell you guys about that in another post. Blessings. Xo
Scar Treatment & Skin Firming Products
In a Dress
Night Before SX in Same Dress
1 Month Post Op!
I'm DOING WELL
The attention I have been getting is wonderful! Lol! I get it from men and women. They STARE! My daughter's father is bugging over my new body, and mind you he has a finance. Its getting so bad that I'm starting to not like going around him. Smh. He has always flirted with me, but now its just way too much!
Anyhow, I will finally be going back to work tomorrow. I did enjoy my time off and I truly needed it to heal and recover. I look forward to work, because I'm getting bored! I miss some of my coworkers too. Thank the Lord I don't work with too many men because I would not want them gawking when I go back. I have no interest in none of them at all. I had to call Vanity yesterday to get a doctor's note emailed to me, because I lost the other one that Keyla gave me while i was there.
I'm still wearing my garment, foams, and back triangle because I do still have some swelling mostly in my lower back. Instead of having my garment taken in, I just wear my waist clincher/sqeem over it at night when I go to bed. It works perfectly. My clothes fit better than ever-ALL OF THEM! I love all of the stuff that I can wear now that I couldn't before. Even clothes that have been hanging in my closet that I would hardly wear because i didn't like my shape, now they look as if they were made just for me. I have not worn a single pair of jeans yet, because I could barely get my old jeans on the last time I tried. I've been wearing leggings and dresses. If I go out' I don't wear my garment, because you can see the print of it through my clothes. I notice that if I go all day without it, my body swells up. Besides that, everything is coming along beautifully. I love how my booty has dropped because before it was sitting up kind of high. Its starting to look more and more natural. My waist is getting smaller and the hips are getting bigger. They are still a little sore from where Hasan added fat. I heard a doctor say that it can take at least 3 months to see my final results. I cannot wait, especially for the booty to FLUFF!!!
Loving MY Body
I'm baaaack! Big BOOTY AND ALL!!
I am blessed to have had this opportunity! I'm so grateful that I found Dr. Hasan. Him and his staff treated me well before, during, and after my surgery. I have no complaints and I cannot wait to see my final results in a few months from now.