**The new RS app and some suggestions for the website. **
This new RealSelf App pop up (see pictures) is irritating the living hell out of me! I downloaded it hoping it would stop popping up at the top of my browser on my cell phone, but NO.... It now pops up asking if I'd like to OPEN the app and use it instead of using the browser. No. I don't want to use the app. If I wanted to use the app, I would have clicked the app (that I was obnoxiously harassed to download) instead of clicking my browser... Thank you, but no...
On a positive note: I do like that with the new RS app, it allows you to set certain surgery topics to be shown in your newsfeed. I'm looking into breast lifts and reductions without implants, so any and all of those reviews pop up in my newsfeed (while using the new RS app) and then if I like the results I can easily click on the persons doctor and see the rest of the doctors work through other RS reviews. :)
SUGGESTIONS FOR RS WEBSITE:
One thing I wish RS would update the website with, is being able to do detailed searches for a certain procedure. Like I'm looking for "breast lift WITHOUT implants. Yet, if I click "breast lift" in rhe RS search bar, then I have to click on each and every review to see the pictures (if they even uploaded pictures) then I notice that 75% of the reviews had an implant with their lift, and they don't even mention that in the title of their review, so it's not relevant for what I'm searching for in before / after pictures. This can easily be solved by having check boxes (like the app has) to click on when you first start your review. So for my TT review I would click and check the boxes beside the following options: Abdominoplasty, Tummy tuck, lipo of flanks, (a height, weight and age range option) 5'2", 135 lbs 35 years old, Houston, Texas, etc.... That way if someone is searching for results of people who have the same body frame it narrows down the extremely long list of tummy tuck reviews.
With me searching for a breast lift, I would click only the following options: breast lift, breast reduction, DD cup, 34DD, 5'2" 135lbs, NO IMPLANTS!, Houston, Texas, Pictures in review only, etc...
You see where I'm going with this.
AND we need an options to ONLY show reviews with PICTURES.
Speaking of before & after pictures, Can we update the RS website to have a spot to check where it ONLY shows reviews that have uploaded pictures?! I'm mean for real, don't waste my time searching through thousands of reviews and when I click on the Doctor I'm looking into, then I scroll down & click, let's say the 15th or 20th review and it DOESN'T have before & after PICTURES, so in my opinion 'an irrelevant review' then I have to hit the back arrow on my browser and the webpage reloads and I have to start all over again from the top of the page, scrolling down through all the reviews I've already looked at, clicking "continue" and then scrolling even more.... So Irritating! Especially when you are seriously trying to make a decision on finding *the perfect* doctor for the procedure you're researching. I can't even imagine how many hours I've wasted scrolling and clicking the back arrow after I notice the reviews chose NOT to upload pictures or even bother to ever update their review or make a single comment to any of the RS friends who tried to encourage them. I'd just like to bypass these reviews. Please and thank you.....
And that's fine, if they chose not to upload pictures, I'd just like to remove those reviews from my search list since they aren't actually helpful to people like me who want to see the doctors work from the patients point of view and not the perfect outcomes the doctors post on their website. Ok, I'm sorry y'all had to read through all that.
I've been eating healthy for the last 3 weeks and I've dropped a few pounds (I'm 5'2" 135 lbs).
No refined sugar, milk, coffee, and I'm limiting my carbs to 1 cup per day. So mainly healthy fats, protein, veggies and fresh fruit. I haven't started working out yet, but I plan on starting soon. Nothing crazy, just to tone up for summer. I feel so much better. Less groggy and tired. Way more energy, and clear minded. I've even noticed my anxiety has gotten a lot better. I cheated one meal a week, usually for dinner on Friday nights. And I noticed after eating cookies or sweet butter on my rolls from Texas Roadhouse (so delicious), I felt like crap again the next day. So that helps stifle the cravings knowing it's not worth feeling like crap afterwards. Lol,
I hope you are all doing well. I sure miss all my old RS friends. It's been a year now since our surgeries, so I understand not needing this website anymore. But I do miss your updates and pics. :(