Life is full of surprises…. I arrived to be greeted by Judith from Bodyline at the airport to be whisked away to the Yanhee hospital Bangkok, to see my sister Seija who was 67 and had just undergone a face and neck lift and breast Augmentation….At that time, I was not sure whether I would have surgery myself…. I needed to be support for Seija who had arrived 3 days earlier and was healing quite nicely in hospital…. I am 64 and in good health… bit overweight to my liking but still happy to be alive and healthy… I hated my neck so had thought I might just get that attended to with surgery…. but was not sure what else.
“My sister and I both felt that had it not been for Bodyline, we would not have had surgery…even in Australia… as we needed the support system that Bodyline provides to be brave enough to have the surgeries we had.”
Riitta & Seija
To my surprise the next day I found myself in consultation with Dr Pitch for a neck lift…Judith was there beside me to be my support….Dr Pitch asked me what my needs were and I found myself saying…Basically Doctor Everything….head to toe would be nice…. We all laughed…..finally I decided to have a tummy tuck, lower face and neck lift, and Liposuction to my legs, arms and thighs.
I was cautioned not to have the arm lift I had asked for by Judith, who said she felt that the doctor should give us his thoughts on exactly how much surgery a women of my age could have…..Dr Pitch advised me that he felt I was overdoing it with the arm lift….as it was too much surgery for my age group…. I went into surgery and came back to my hospital room, with Judith awaiting my arrival….. 8 hours later…….Judith slept the night and was my emotional support system…..Nurses came and went on a regular basis taking temperatures and blood pressures and administering medication.
My sister Seija walked into see me the next day looking like she was a mummy from the Egyptian days….Her face was swollen but bruising was not too bad…..We both laughed at each other and made comments only sisters can make to each other…..
Judith was in and out day and night, over the next week or so….facilitating my needs with a remedy often of laughter….
When my blood pressure started to rise Bodyline ensured specialists were bought on board…. I was very impressed with the high quality of care and all the medical attention that went on due to my high blood pressure…. I am a qualified nursing sister, so understand everything to do with the human body and its recovery functions…..I felt it surpassed the Australian standards medically.
My sister and I went home 3 weeks later looking 10 years younger having had the adventure of a life time….. This experience was much more than we anticipated…
We both felt that had it not been for Bodyline, we would not have had surgery…even in Australia…. as we needed the support system that Bodyline provides to be brave enough to have the surgeries we had.
Thank you Judith, Janese and the Bodyline team.
Riitta – Australia