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Surgery & Dentistry in Budapest Hungary
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FACELIFT DIARY - Budapest with Linda Briggs - October
52, face, neck lift, neck liposuction, fat transfer to naso-labial folds,
Radiesse (long lasting filler) to above lip lines.
went with Gill to give her support and you can read Lynn's
Email from Carolyn reminding me to look at what I need
to take to Budapest with me – I must get some Senokot & paracetamol.
over one week to go! Feeling
apprehensive as I’ve just recovered from Bronchitis, but Carolyn is always
there for me reassuring me, sending me lovely views of Budapest and letting me know how other
patients are doing – nothing is too much trouble for her.
1 October: Laid clothes and toiletries out in spare room – tick
sunglasses –tick scarf, tick tops that button through – made mental note not to
forget Senokot and paracetamol.
2 October: One week before me and Lynn fly out – made sure I’ve washed the
clothes I need to take – this all feels surreal.
Email from Lynn asking me how I feel with only a week to
go! I said I was scared in case I didn’t wake
up. Good old Lynn told me not to be silly of course you
will wake up – don’t have anymore silly thoughts and she’s right that’s why
she’s coming with me.
Tuesday 4 October: Well I had to chuckle, strict instructions
from Carolyn no stress this week! I'll
Wednesday 5 October: Nothing to report!
6 October: Lisa my hairdresser is
coming to do my hair before ‘D’ day – cut and colour!!
October: Last day at work – not sure how I feel!
- Lisa has done a great job with my hair and
is going to come over again once I’m home to change the style – Carolyn
telephoned to make sure I was OK.
Saturday 8 October: Lynn arrived, sorted our
nn’s as nervous as me!! We plan to leave
for the airport by 10.00am tomorrow.
9 October: Arrived at airport at 11.00am no hold ups,
two hour flight, and Carolyn is waiting for us – she’s as lovely in person as
she has been over the email. Apartment lovely, Carolyn had made sure we
had the essentials in so we could have a coffee. She will call for us tomorrow
at 7.10am. Me and Lynn went for our last
super at the restaurant below the apartment.
At the back of my mind I’m worrying about Lynn because if anything goes wrong she will
be the one left having to tell John & my family. I push the thoughts from my mind and enjoy
Monday 10 October: ‘D’ day
arrives early - I’ve showered with Hibi wash.
takes us to the clinic/hospital.
All the nursing staff are lovely – first bloods are taken, didn’t feel a
thing then off for chest X-ray, two taken, one from the side, one from the back –
then an ECG, all of which made me feel very confident.
Back to my room, two beds one shower and
loo all absolutely spotless
The surgeon arrived and asked what I wanted doing,
my neck and chin I hate!! He was lovely, said he would do liposuction, but was
not sure how good that would be, explained incisions in front and behind my
ears, avoiding hair line as the hair would fall out!!. Really glad Carolyn stayed with us as I had
forgotten about Marionette lines and nasolabial folds but she hadn’t and jumped in
and told the surgeon.
All go - Pre-med given and within 10 minutes porter
came and I was wheeled down to theatre.
The porter put some kind of meshing over my hair – I did laugh what a
picture I must have looked as the surgeon had drawn on my face and now with the
meshing – both me and the porter had fits of giggles.
Theatre staff all great - hair tied back – I
think that was the most painful part of the procedure! Next thing I know I’m back in my room all
over. Desperate for a wee, don’t know
why as I hadn’t had anything since 8.30 the night before. As usual my blood
pressure very low so had to use a bedpan. What is it - so desperate but can't go,
eventually wow relief. No pain in face though - great.
Shift change, but night staff are equally as
nice nothing is too much trouble for them.
Had to press buzzer four times for loo and once for painkiller and
that was for a headache rather than anything to do with the op. Slept relatively well and Carolyn popped in
to see me just as she said she would and very kindly bought me a plant, little
ornament and a card.
Tuesday 11 October:
Breakfast arrived with a much welcomed cup
of coffee. I knew it would be difficult
to eat the roll as I couldn’t open my mouth very much (most unusual for me), anyway
I broke bits off and squashed it flat and pushed it between my teeth – boy did
I need that.
Carolyn arrived and was surprised I looked
so well, followed by surgeon who took the dressing off, his face was a
could tell he was pleased. He showed me
in the mirror Wow I have a chin and my turkey neck has gone fantastic! He was so pleased he called Carolyn in to
see his work – she couldn’t believe it!
He said the lipo had been a great success 50g of fat normally can
only get 20g!! I’m bruised but not as much as I had expected – Now the sexy
head gear which has to stay on until Friday.
Given anti-clotting injections to take back to the apartment – poor
Lynn another job for her.
Wednesday 12 October: Neck itching getting impatient now can't
wait to get the head brace off. Lynn has been fantastic
going to the shops, washing clothes, making drinks, cooking and sticking
needles in my tummy (I think she enjoyed that bit).
Only one more day then the head brace comes
off! Carolyn called round this afternoon
we all had a good laugh, Jelly & ice cream!! I’m glad only one more day
going stir crazy!
Both in bed by 8 although chatted on until
10pm. I really think you need company
when having this surgery, but obviously someone really close.
Didn’t sleep too well last night, weird dreams
I guess it’s the anaesthetic! Yes! Tomorrow the brace comes off then the hair
can be washed - bliss and a little exploring I think!! Have bruising round my
mouth, wonder what my neck looks like! Lovely day today sun is shining so at
least we can sit on the balcony. Oh my
waitress has just put some fruit juice in front of me!
can honestly say I’ve not had any pain just felt like I had earache which is
more than bearable.
Sat on the balcony
all day today and had my first glass of wine!
called in ,will pick us up at 9.10 in the morning.
I’ll be ready and waiting – cant wait to wash
my hair and have a wander if Lynn will let me.
Then I must ring John hope
he’s ok and looking after the dogs.
14 October: Head
brace off yes!!! The surgeon took every other
stitch out; I could tell by his face he was pleased with the result. He said something to the nurse who
disappeared and came back with Carolyn in tow. He was so pleased he wanted to show her the
results. I was amazed I have a chin now
and a nice smooth neck. I thanked Dr. K
but he thanked me for trusting him!
Back at the apartment – Oh bliss shower and
wash my hair its lovely – my face is swollen and my neck bruised but not as
much as I expected. I just hope its all
back to normal by 26th when I return to work. Surgeon wi
shes to see me again on Monday.
Feel really well and we are off sightseeing
– Carolyn was right no one stares; she kindly took us to the stop for the hop
on hop off bus, but said we would be best to stay on as the ticket is valid for
24hrs so we could go again tomorrow.
What a way to see the sights – now for the hour long Danube river trip,
lovely, but getting cold now and I am worried as my ears were getting extremely
cold so the scarf came from round my neck to over my head.
Bed early we do laugh its only 7pm at home,
but we both sleep well.
From then on each day we go sightseeing
what a lovely city, we went to the Terror museum, the synagogue – stopped and
had coffee and cakes lovely I cant believe how well I feel.
17 October: Back to the hospital to see the surgeon– he is so
pleased with how I am healing he has decided to take all the stitches out –
which is great.
Budapest is such a lovely city so much to see, and we only scratched the
surface, now Wednesday is approaching and we will be off home – its been a
great experience – We always felt we were being looked after never alone.
Carolyn left us with a mobile phone which we
could use to call her if we were worried about anything no matter what time of
day or night.
I followed Linda and Carolyn’s instructions
to the tee, even to the point of wearing flat shoes something I never do. I’m sure by doing that and having my closest
friend with me helped me recover so quickly.