When he indicated that he was going, I panicked a little: “Is anybody else here?” I asked him. He shrugged his shoulders and muttered ”8 o’clock”. I assumed he meant 8 the next day as it was now 10 p.m. After Mr Kozak departed, I poked my head out my apartment door and saw a young couple going into apartment A. I wasn’t alone here after all! Then I introduced myself and said that I was alone here getting a treatment, from the UK. Great, they were also from the UK – from London, in fact. Monday late morning I had my consultation with the doctor. Everything was fine. You see I was here to have upper and lower eye surgery. But I also wanted to have liposuction to my upper abs so a general anaesthesia was needed. I had my consultation with Dr Cerna later on in the day and she said that I was not a good candidate for liposuction and that I needed a tummy tuck. I admired her honesty! Marketa, the Laderma manager, knows everything if you’re stuck with anything, honestly, nothing is too much trouble for this lovely girl. I made friends with a wonderful couple who were in apartment No.5, “you know who you are”! They took me under their wing and after my surgery at the beautiful, sparkling new clinic just around the corner from the apartments, we spend a lot of the recovery time together, with Geoff (the hubby) looking after myself as well as his lovely wife. I am now 5 days post-operative and go home Monday evening after having my stitches removed first. I have no regrets in travelling outside the UK for my surgery, as everything throughout my journey had been positive.
Thank you, Marketa and the lovely nurses who looked after me at the clinic. If I have any regrets, it is that I didn’t get to see enough of this beautiful city and also that I come alone, although I had quite a minor surgery, compared to others. It would have been nice to have somebody else in the apartment with me.
Oh, I forgot to say that as I didn’t have the liposuction after all, I had my upper and lower eye bags removed with a local anaesthesia. I hope to be back in 2008 for a tummy tuck. If you are reading this, please don’t be scared, put your trust in Dr Cerna and her wonderful team and everything will be fine, just as I did, and many others before me.
From me who travelled alone and stayed in apartment 6
p.s. There is a vegetarian restaurant – left out of the apartment, front door left at the corner and a couple of yards is the restaurant. They do take-aways, it’s good and very cheap! Dr Cerna bought one for both me and my friend in apartment No. 5, when we were in.
Bagel bar just across the way is also good – and yes, also cheap. Now that’s service.