Has anyone taken the combined SRS/FFS package offered by Suporn -- i.e., SRS first followed two (?) weeks later by FFS? How bearable is the stress of recovering from two major surgeries carried out in such a short time period?
Thanks and cheers from Bucharest,
While I was in Chonburi in Feb-March this year for my GRS with Dr Suporn I met with two patients having the two surgeries together. It was clear to me that this is a tough thing to set yourself up for, you need to be quite strong both bodily and mentally to deal with so much in such short time. As far as I know both are doing fine now, but if they could recommend others to do the same I don't know. I've had FFS separately a couple of years ago in the US, and that was hard enough, personally I could not have booked myself for this "package deal". The first month after GRS is so much to deal with, dilating three times a day, getting appetite and digestion back on track, dealing with fatigue and pain management. How anyone can deal with a second major surgery on top of this is a bit beyond me, but some people do, and if it works for them ..
Thank you, Jenny, for those good observations. From conversations with many friends who have been through GCS, I, too, have wondered how anyone could deal with doing FFS as well. On the other hand, a friend of mine here in Romania who had her GCS with Preecha last January had to be locked into her room . . . because she went out to do shopping on her own within days of her surgery. Of course, she is in her late 20s and thus at an age, as you note, where has a higher probability of being "strong both bodily and mentally" then do some of us late bloomers.
Thanks and best.