8 days Post-Op - Changes to my body

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I finally decided to write up my forth coming...

I finally decided to write up my forth coming experience. This is going to be short because I'm currently in the back of a car on my way to a funeral service. I have been on this website for a couple of months. I comment from time to time but mainly just read the different experiences.

This will not be my first surgery but my first with Campos. My surgery is scheduled for April 1st, This Monday. I'm having a back lift, lipo in my abdomen, and fg to the butt. I'm flying out from Northern California in a few hours and staying with a friend in San Diego over night. My friend will bring me back to SD airport for Beauty Care to pick me up. I will try to check in at least once a day from hear on out. In the meantime...ttyl... Sorry I wrote this a couple of hours ago and didn't hit submit. Lol

I'm on my way to be picked up by beauty care staff...

I'm on my way to be picked up by beauty care staff. Im still trying to get Skype to work so I can stay in contact with my family. I'm a little nervous now that my time is here. It just dawn on me that I'm by myself :( however I know that I'm in good hands. Keep me in your prayers please....and I Hope you all enjoyed the holiday with your love ones.

Updated on 03 April 2013:

The surgery itself went well however the doctor said he wasn't able to achieve what he hoped for. He said I had a lot of scared tissue from an aggressive lipo I had two years ago from a different surgeon. I did not get my upper back lipoed due to the fact he was worried about infections and circulation problem.

I informed him the last lipo experience I ended up with circulatory issues. Im appreciative that he chosed safety first. He reassured me he did his best and apologized that he couldn't do more. My anatomy is what it is and something I can't change. He seemed to be more dissapointed than I am.

I can tell that I have a waistline and he really tried to shape me. I want to post pictures but I don't think it can be done by phone but I'll try.

Today, I am 8 days post-op and I can honestly say...

Today, I am 8 days post-op and I can honestly say that my body has been through some changes good and bad. The appearance to me at first was disappointing, and then all of a sudden I started to see a defined look and curves. My pain waking up in the middle of the night right after my surgery was a killer. I usually have a high tolerance for pain but it was brutal not to have your pain med work. I expected some level of pain but the level I was experiencing was intense. After I got up and took my own med ( I dont advise to get up and do) I was able to rest and go back to sleep. I was walking around second day post-op and on my third day I no longer needed help to the restroom. Saturday, 5 day post op I was shopping in Walmart, the mall, and came back to the recovery home standing and taking pictures outside. I was feeling great. The nurses were fusing at me because I was hard-headed and thought I was Super Woman and could do anything. But OMG was I wrong! All of the walking and standing caught up with me later that night. I was watching television and all of a sudden my feet and ankles locked up! Seriously were stuck in an Inward position. I could not move them and the pain was unbearable. I panicked like hell and yelled for the nurse. She came and rubbed the cramp out my feet and ankles but before she could rub the cramps out, I could feel the muscle starting to move up to my calves....OMG the worst pain ever!, Far more worst than surgery post-op. This was the first time that I've cried and didn't care who saw me. The nurse helped me stand with a walker while massaging out the cramps. That experience scared the living cramp out of me. Not only did I feel deformed but I was in a lot of pain and afraid that my feet were going to permanently stay locked inwards (my two big toes were almost touching each other). The nurse at Beauty Care gave me a muscle relaxer, put back on my compression stockings, and ordered me not to move out the bed unless Im going to the restroom. My roommate speaks Spanish and told me she could hear the nurse fussing about me walking too much and told the next shift nurse not to let me out of bed. I was in big trouble...Thank God I was at a place where this issue was able to be addressed right away. All during the night, she checked in on my multiple times and before her shift ended for the night, she came back in my room to give me a kiss on the cheek and then pointed her fingers at me and said, “Now you stay in bed". I was like a helpless kid who got in trouble from their parent...but I did everything that she told me and I felt much better.
They are really caring here at Beauty Care and all the staff are compassionate and go out of their way to help you. They make you feel like family here. We have already exchanged facebook information and making plans to hang out once my recovery is over. From the first email submitted to Beauty Care to the first in person meeting and visit-The experience and service has been nothing less than wonderful. Oh, did I mention that Dr. Cardenas comes and checks on each patient at the recovery home daily. Sundays are no exception. She is a diva…dressed from head to toe. Her trench coats (more than one style and color) and stilettos are a killer! I named her the Sexy Doctor. Lol...Heyyy Sexy Dr. C.
Anyway, just know that you will go through a lot of changes in a short period of tme. My photographer Elle, the nurse is not working today I will have her take new ones tomorrow.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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