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Vaginoplasty and labiaplasty: from someone who’d actually done it

I confess I did it. And I did it for what others may perceive to be shallow reasons. It proved to be the best decision I made last year and never regretted it for a minute.

Folks, I got five kids. Yes, FIVE! That’s how many they are. The last one was born through Caesarean Section. It wasn’t for lack of trying to push my baby out, though. My one and the only boy got his umbilical cord around his foot and leg and he was curled the wrong way; and so every time I tried to push him out, he went back in. And I was getting older at 36 and didn’t have it in me to push some more. I guess my age just got me on this one hence the CS. The point is that although I may have four (still quite a lot) vaginal births, I had also strained my muscle walls from attempting a vaginal birth of my son. And I must admit that aging, multiple vaginal births(no matter that your OB patched you up real good after) and lots of sex throughout your married life ultimately affect and weaken and changed my vagina appearance. Yeah, I know about Kegel exercises, I’ve been doing the exercises since in my twenties until today. Well, it does help tighten those love muscles up but it doesn’t help much with the appearance, does it?

So on February of 2014, I had a laser vaginoplasty. The first time I had sex after the prescribed weeks of no sexual contact was more painful than enjoyable. And there were particular sex positions that were really impossible to do because it hurt like hell. It was like that for a couple of months more. But eventually, man oh man, was the sex getting good. I know, even if my husband didn’t admit wanting me to undergo that surgery, he was and is, enjoying our sex way more than he did prior.

 

 

 

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Yes, the procedure is quite pricey, but if you really want something, you’ll find a way to get it done.  I was lucky that I availed of some sort of promo discount of a certain cosmetic surgeon in my country. And I really set aside some money for it too.

I may not have a beautiful body and youth on my side anymore, but the confident sexuality that the vaginoplasty has given me, and years of experience is incomparable. I am way more confident in my femininity and my sexuality now at forty with five children than I ever was before in my early twenties. And you can bet your ass, my husband is reaping and enjoying the fruits of that confidence more so now than he had before.

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FITRUM REVIEW

 

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Fitrum Capsules

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The holidays had come and gone, I am now back again to this endless search for an effective weight control management to complement my on and off diet and exercise. I have tried dieting and exercise but this stubborn metabolism of mine seems to need a little more push. I had been sweating my ass off the first three-quarters of last year with me jogging every other day and watching my calorie intake and did I lose weight? Of coursecI did! I lost just over 2 kgs. for my nine months of sweat and depriving myself of carbs.

So now after many months of trying weight management aids that failed, I am going to to try yet another one. I just took my first Fitrum capsules little over thirty minutes ago and will be taking my breakfast now. I just bought a 30-capsule box and I’m supposed to take 3 capsules a day 30 minutes before meal and to preferably take them before 4PM (for optimal effectiveness, I think).

I’ll be updating my blog all throughout the course of my taking the Fitrum capsules.

Update:

No visible changes whatsoever.

 

 

Terrible Smart & Smartbro Mobile Data Connections

It all started when I bought a Globe sim prepaid card. I loaded my tablet with 1-month worth of internet connection. (I loaded it with 1000 pesos worth of load then texted in caps SUPERSURF 999 sent it to 8888. Then you’ll receive a verification text of your 1-month prepaid subscription.) I had a steady internet connection, albeit a slow one. I found out that the area where I lived had a weak Globe connection. I can only get a semi-decent connection of H+ when my device is placed in my living room and barely a E and a one bar signal when in the bedroom.

When my 1-month of promo mobile data connection was up. I decided to switch to a Smart mobile sim card and again I loaded my Smart sim with a 1-month promo subscription like with what I did to my Globe. The signal was fine and everything.  I could even get a 3g and H+ signal in the bedroom. Unfortunately, those signals just didn’t reflect their actual performance and they were extremely erratic. How erratic? It’s like having a 3g signal reflected on the device and a “no internet connection”  reflected on a page you are trying to open. Anyway, half-way through my 1 month subscription, I couldn’t get a mobile data signal. I tried restarting my device, turning my mobile data off and on at intervals and even trying my sim to other devices. Still I got nothing. So I called the Smart toll free number about out it and they promised to get back to me within 24 hours. And even before the 24 hours was up, I got my mobile data signal back. And even with the snail-like and erratic signal, I stuck it out with Smart. It’s not like I can do anything about it since I am still subscribed for  a couple of weeks to Smart. And then less than a week after I got my mobile data back on track, I experienced again the same problem. I called Smart and they gave me a report reference number and promised to get back to me again after 24 hours. I waited for a day. And waited for another day. No mobile data. No feedback from Smart. I called Smart again and got their standard answer of waiting for 24 hours then gave me a new report reference number for my call. I waited for another 24 hours. So it was after three days that I realized my complaint wasn’t getting anywhere.

Then I caught myself thinking.  What if my Smart sim wasn’t working because I used it for internet and not for mobile calls. What if I should  buy their Smartbro. Their Smartbro is being marketed mainly for internet, right?  I should try the Smartbro. And so I did. Stupid me bought a new sim and loaded another 1000 pesos worth of load for my tablet and registered my load for a monthly internet promo again. I know I should have tried loading per day or per week but I honestly thought I could save money with a whole month subscription for 995 pesos compared to a 50-peso daily internet subscription or 300 pesos weekly. So I loaded my Smartbro for 30 days and like with my Smart, have signals as high as 3g but slow to nonexistent internet connections. I tried going to places where Smart boasts high 4g and LTE connections like La Paz here in Iloilo. Nada. Nothing. My mobile data shows connection of 3g(since my tablet is not 4g or LTE compatible), and should have had a decent internet connection. But no, I got zero connection. Thirteen days of unlimited internet connection down the drain.  I was robbed. Me, a regular, a mere nobody was screwed over by the biggest telecommunications in the Philippines. Again. And I know I would be wasting my time calling their helpline since I ‘ve already done that and nothing to show for it. Why would a telecommunication giant  listen to a single unknown and uninfluential customer right? I would be wasting my breath. Had in fact wasted my breath enough already.

So that is why today, I will be switching again to Globe. I may not get a strong signal from where I live but at least it is steady. At least it is honest with its signal. At least it doesn’t say 3g when the connection is close to nonexistent.

You might wonder why I don’t have a broadband connection at home when clearly I can afford one since what I pay for a monthly subscription of mobile data connection costs more or less the same with that of a broadband. I actually had a PLDT broadband connection but it got broken and reported it to PLDT, called and reported like 5x on ther helplines, visited their branch 3x but they didn’t act on it until my contract with them expired. On hindsight I should have known that Smart would screw me over. PLDT and Smart are sister companies so why should I expect the latter would be any better, right?

Postscript:
Do forgive me for my use of LTE, 4g, 3g, H, and E reference. I do not know their actual names or what they stand for. I only know of them to pertain kinds of internet speed based from what is reflected on my device and from what I see in ads. 🙂