For the first 7 weeks post-op my sleep cycle was a mess, and it revolved around pain and painkillers. However, since my visit to Be Clinic last Thursday I’m feeling and sleeping better. I’ve received constant aftercare related advice and support from Valérie which has played a major part in my recovery. I’m also very thankful to Dr Plovier for providing me with the two Pico devices. I feel it was very generous of Dr Plovier to do this, and is a testament to how much he wants me to recover quickly and without suffering further pain.
I am just so very grateful to you all; the receptionists, the nurses, the anaesthetist (I don’t know her name, but I owe her a box of chocolates) and “my” amazing surgeon. Together you make an incredible team; you support each other’s roles and you all provide wonderful compassion and empathy to your patients. Cosmetic surgery isn’t just about creating a physical change; when done right it can really positively change one’s mental well being and how we see ourselves. Over the last 15 years I’ve had breast surgery in London on three occasions with overnight stays, and I never once experienced the level of kindness and care that Be Clinic provides. Without doubt the care was always professional, but lacking emotion. And when you’ve just woken alone from anaesthetic, you’re feeling sick and you want to cry because the pain has just hit you, maybe what you need is a hug and a rub on your back, and the reassurance from your nurse that you’re not alone, she understands your pain and “it hurts now, but you WILL get better”. Just because the surgery may have been elective and not essential doesn’t make it hurt any less, and this is why empathy for me in this situation is so important. Lastly, I am grateful that I can talk about anything I’m not happy with about my body without feeling embarrassed. Nothing shocks any of you; you’re all extremely experienced and don’t get offended by things.
I don’t know when I will see you next, but I would love to stay in touch with you all. Over the years my body has altered both to have my beautiful children, and with age. However, my childbearing days are over, and I’ve started my journey towards having a body I can look in the mirror and like again. You are all a pivotal part of making it happen, and I am confident that my first surgeries with Be Clinic won’t be my last.
Kind regards always,