Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Change of plans! On a whim (and at my doctors suggestion), I decided to contact a residency program in my area to see about having my abdominoplasty done as an instruction thing. I have heard EXCELLENT reports about the program, and it would also save me a ton of money. Besides, I wanted a second opinion, as I had only met with the one plastic surgeon, and everyone knows that you should seek at least two different opinions. So I fired off an email, not expecting to hear anything back, but I did, and only a couple of days later too! Things started to move rather quickly. They set up a meeting with me, I met the resident doctor and immediately liked her MUCH more than the first plastic surgeon that I had consulted with. Anyways, after two meetings I decided to cancel my surgery with the first plastic surgeon, and go with the second doctor (known as being one of the top 10 in Canada) and her resident doctor. They are giving me a smoking deal too! Normally the abdominoplasty with lyposuction and breast lift/reduction would cost a whopping 16,000 dolllars with this plastic surgeon....my fee will be only 4,000!!! I'm thrilled beyond belief to have found not only one, but two doctors that I trust and feel comfortable with doing my surgeries. I have put down my deposit and secured my surgery date. It will be done on NOVEMBER 2nd and my pre-op appt is Oct 4th :O)

I'm still kickin' it on my treadmill, lifting my weights, eating gluten, dairy, soy, red meat FREE and I feel FANTASTIC! Hopefully all of my hardwork helps to pave the way for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. I will update soon :O)

11 comments:

marie said...

I'm glad you're so comfortable with the doctors - that's really important.

I'll be praying that everything goes well (can't help it - it's a Catholic thing to say!).

:)

Megilon said...

It is amazing how life works out. I'm glad you found a more comfortable doctor and a better deal. Hope everything continues to go well for you. Hope your surgery goes well!

sunshine! said...

THAT is awesome news! I work at UWO (London, Ontario) at the school of medicine & dentistry - I highly recommend the route you've chosen to take. You're offering a future-gifted surgeon an opportunity to practice.....and with your "top 10" surgeons overseeing and orchestrating your surgery, you'll be in fabulous hands!

Glad to hear your diet is continuing to make you feel incredible....nice to hear after you were dragging you butt for so long!

Shirls said...

well you already know I'm excited for you, thrilled with your decision and deeply honoured that I was given the opportunity to hash out the pros and cons with you. I can't wait to hear how it all goes.

Breannasmommy said...

Hi, I am so glad for you, could you possibly give me the information for this doctor? I would like more information on them also :)

Breannasmommy said...

Could you possibly give me the information so that I may get in contact with them also? Thanks :) Good luck!!

Sara said...

Wish you the best! You are an inspiration!

Sara

Gina said...

Trust yourself and now if you feel more comfortable with the new doctor, be positive! Everything will work out perfect, I am sure.

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chubbynomore said...

I've followed you for sometime, glad to hear that you are happy and found another doctor you feel comfortable with. If possible can you share the doctor's name and location. I'm dying to have a breast lift but really can't afford the 8000 I was quoted. Maybe if yours is a little less expensive I can finally get it done and make myself happy! Best wishes to you!

chubbynomore said...

I've followed you for sometime, I hiope all goes well. Glad you are happy and have found a doctor that makes you comfortable. I'd love to find out the dr's name and location if you can possibly share, as I've wanted a breastlift for some time and can't afford the 8 grand I was quoted. Best wishes!