A lil about me :
Im a 41 yr old mom of 8,from ky. I weigh 240lbs(im working on that)
I was really wanting to get a TT/bbl/lipo with Dr gharani at spectrum.... I'm hoping he is till with them . I sent them an email,and I was contacted by Lizabeth via text/email. She left me 2 phone numbers to contact her. Both out of service!!! Wtf..... So I get on RS,to check out some more reviews on the place I come across numbers for vivian-also out of service!! What is going on? If I can't get ahold of you for a consult- what's gonna happen after you take my $$. She said in her email to pay 300$ to lock in the price. Ummm....nope!! We've never even talked,you dont even know if you can do surgery on me.You've never even seen pics- but your willing to take a payment. I know she doesn't think I'm gonna pay for a major surgery with a Dr I've never actually met. I wanted to go to Fl. from Ky to do a face to face consult. Now..I'm just not sure. I hear the Dr. is wonderful, but that is of no consequence, when the people who are in charge of of your post op care drop the ball. People still die- AFTER surgery. Also..she said in her email- I can't get a bbl AND a TT at the same time. I seem to recall reading about women getting both done at the same time from spectrum. I only have $9000 to do this... Plus I still have to pay for travel,post op care,supplies, meds,ect.....
Not Getting off to a Good Start with Spectrum.. - Dominican Republic, DO
A lil about me : Im a 41 yr old mom of 8,from ky....
A lil about me :
At least she emailed back...
Thinking about going to Dr leon
He called me!!!
He finally opened up his own Rh- with a few other docs. 24 hour care by a DR EVERY DAY ALL DAY AFTER SUGERY!!
5700$ for everything meds,test,faja bbl,TT,lipo 16 days in a recovery house,transportation ect.
I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting some things...but I'm attaching the actual quote,so you can see the list. I feel really good about Dr Leon. He only does 2 surgeries day instead of 6-7 of them. He actually keeps you in the hospital afterwards instead of kicking you out an hour after surgery. Spectrum is becoming distant memory. I was really looking forward to doing surgery with Dr O....but that office staff ,and their lack of communication is a serious issue for me. I refuse to do surgery in a place I've never seen,with a doc I've never been allowed to meet. They only communicate to tell you send $$ to secure your date. They are not about to force me into surgery because they are holding my money hostage after I pay for surgery. If this is is any reflection of their post op care- I am not willing to risk it. I heard the docs were decent, but the front desk staff is a stressful nightmare for a first time surgery patient. Not to mention- the infection complaints, and bad reviews. I know Dr Leon doesn't have ALOT of reviews,but he only does 2 surgeries a day,so of course I would be expecting less reviews than someone who does 3x that amount per day. The reviews I did see...on fb,and real self were nothing but great. I will continue to check into him,but so far ...I'm feeling quite optimistic about him doing my surgery. An added perk- even with the $450 round trip flight to the DR from Ky...its still alot cheaper than than spectrum,and this is with 16 days in the RH. Plus he can do a bbl,TT,and lipo in the same day(whoop whoop). I'm intetesed in hearing from any other Leon dolls out there.
I'm convinced Dr Leon is my Dr.
I'm pretty sure that's the date I'm gonna choose. My kids will be out of school,and I will be recovered enough to at least enjoy the last half of the summer break with them. I'm just trying to figure out what all I need to travel out of the country. .... Passport...visitor card...idk
Do I take cash,credit card,or travelers checks...? I have a Dr and RH- I just have to figure out how to get in and out of the country. And also how to lose 20-40 lbs by then. I envy those that have to gain weight before a bbl. The stress of losing weight makes me eat,and I gain more weight. Its a vicious cycle.
But I'm working on it. Mostly its the trying to make sure I have everything I need to get in and out of the US. No one wants to get stuck in another country.
I bit the bullet...
It had been awhile since I weighed myself,so I went by my last weight. I was way off. I thought I weighed 240...I weigh freaking 265- maybe 270 depending on the scale I get on. I told Dr Leon during my consult that I weigh 240-,he said lose 40. That sounded hard enough in 5 months. How my gonna lose 60-70 pounds in 5 months.... And be able to eat an actual meal ? Im working out(I've never step foot in a gym before now). Taking diet pills, and cutting out calories like crazy.. But I'm still the same. HELP!!!
I'm down 8lbs.
I would probably be down a bit more,if I could ever make it to the gym- more than 2x total. Seems like every time I try to go..something comes up with my kids. So ,for now...I'm relying on topamax,and dietary supplements from Kroger's to keep my hunger at bay. I've totally laid off pop,and I only eat one meal a day. Lucky for me..the topamax makes pop taste gross so I dont miss it. But 8lbs in 2weeks is a pretty good start. Just 5 months,and 59 pounds to go.....
Just counting down these days-
I know a lot of ladies ended up with things they thought they needed-things they didn't really use. The list seems so long,and intimidating -lol. Maybe I'll start ordering a month before hand. I'm just excited,and anxious,and nervous(in a good way). I just want to have everything I need before I go,and not have ANY issues when I get there. I haven't even checked my hemo level - yet...
I'm kinda scared to..lol. I've got the whole weight loss thing to deal with first. Hopefully... It will all come together. Its a lot of planning tho.....but well worth it for the results.
Down 14 lbs
Gained 5lbs back
Whatever i was doing before to loose the weight so fast is no longer working.....
So,now Im trying the ketogenic diet(similar to adkins). At least on this one,I am not gonna starve. I've just gotta cut out the carbs. I hope this works... I am running out of time,and dont want to have to reschedule just because of my weight.
So far...it's been a race to loose 40lbs- so I can...
So far...it's been a race to loose 40lbs- so I can have my surgery. I'm currently 260lbs,but I have to get down to 220 before he will take me. Dr. Leon,and his assistant are so awesome!! She's been available by phone to answer all my questions ....even tho they've been really swamped lately. I'm so thrilled with my choice of Dr.
Thank Goodness for Hawaiian punch sugar free grape
The thing that was holding me up,was what I was drinking(white castle sweet tea). I HATE WATER,and the taste of diet anything. I tried everything -but the Hawaiian punch sugar free single packs are cheap $1 a box,and you get 8 packs-each pack makes 16oz. I take em with me EVERYWHERE. They taste just like grape koolaid. They have other flavors,but grape (so far is the best). Once I cut the drinks with the sugar out... I started loosing again. I'm drifting between a low Carb,and a liquid diet. I really need to step my game up tho.....cuz I'm running out of time. I did at least remember to go get my passport.
Surgery date changed
I had 30lbs to loose last time I stepped on the scale a month ago. I'm afraid to get back on one,because if I haven't lost any weight after practically starving myself all this time....I'm going to be bummed. Im just gonna cross my fingers.
On the bright side..his assistant was a doll about rescheduling me,and finding a date soon. I CAN NOT reschedule again- so I've got to lose this weight!! They didn't tell that that's just my personal promise to myself. I wish I had a diet buddy...Lol. Soup/liquid is about to be my best friend.
supposedly - you can lose a pound a day....
I guess I'm gonna find out. That will leave me with 10 days to spare. I'm still going to Dr.Leon and his recovery home. I'm just having trouble finding reviews on it.
I have changed to Dr Leon .