April Mommy Makeovers Check In Here

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If your Mommy Makeover is scheduled for April, 2011, check in here and let's offer each other support!

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Whats with this new realself site makeover? Got my 2nd drain out today and the tape off my incision-I thought there would be stitches, but apparently he put the dissolvable kind in. I asked him about calories and he said 1200-1800 daily. I'll stick to 1200 I guess. Still hunched over and in pain:( Happy to read that other April TTers are doing so well! I'd be lost without all of the support on this site!
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Hi ladies! I am alive and well. Last night was pretty rough, not so much the pain, but I was dealing with gas and it was making me feel nauseous. I finally burped a million times and felt better. I then realized i should take 2 vicodin, not just 1 (as the bottle says either or). I have only had yogurt and cookies LOL My PS told me to eat 'real' food instead of soups at first. I was too tired to eat much of anything.

Would you believe that my drains are not filling up already? Last night i had maybe 30 cc in each and 8 hours later only 1 had anything it was about 12cc.
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Hi iam so glad you are doing good and happy with the results!!!I had my TT and BL, BA an the 14 of april OOOOOOUH! it hurts when you caugh or sneeze or move oh boy!. of course like every body else Iam dealing with the backache the swallowing but a hospital bed was a life saver. I have an issue thow in the center of my belly on top of my pubic area i feel like a hard bomp is anybody experiencing this? or I forgot to mention I had a lipo on my pubic area also. please if somebody know something in this particular subject let me know! thank you
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Well had my surgery on the 7th. Had tummy tuck and BA and lift. I love the results so far. I weigh less than I did when I had the surgery but am VERY swollen still. Had been doing better but had to start back to work yesterday and sitting upright has me swelling quite a bit. I have a lot of back ache due to not being able to stand up straight yet. I am getting closer and closer but still have to hunch. The girls have responded well to massage and they look wonderful. My belly button is adorable - never had a cute one before. Still wearing the same size clothes though because of the swelling. It is mainly around the incision but creeps up through the day while upright. I hate the compression garments but when I have them off to shower (have to leave them off for a while after showering so the scabs can dry otherwise they get pulled off and I bleed or seep during the day) I cannot wait to get them back on, they definitely make me feel better. I have to say the only thing that irritates me is the hubby is impatient and talks all the time about me trying on this or that. I do not feel like that yet LOL. I just want to lay on the couch and nap. He has taken good care of me though so I guess I can let it slide hehehehe.
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Yea if I weren't so close to the date of surgery I would make a drink and cheers to all of us soon to be even sexier April mommy makeovers! How exciting
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cheers to you!!!!!!!!
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Sounds to me like we will be cheers-ING with shots of milk of magnesia. Haha. Just what I was jonsing for
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Hi Ladies, I had my pre-op today. Filled out a bible's worth of paperwork, had to take before pictures and get some blood drawn and basic blood pressure and weight check. I am told most of this will occur day of as well. I have 12 days before surgery. We are not sure on the time, just that it's on the 27th. I believe someone else is getting surgery that day, but not a MM, just either a TT or BA, so I am sure i may be first, at least I hope so LOL.

I have a long list of what we can not take or eat the 1-2 weeks before surgery. I have also been instructed to wash with either lever soap or dial soap the week before surgery. I will try to make a review including any thing that some of you ladies may want to know that perhaps you don't already know.
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I'm home. It went well. Pain is a 1 if I'm in the recliner. An 8 if I move. Mainly from one of the drains. It's quite uncomfortable, and burns if it gets tweaked.
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Glad you are at home an doing well! Keep up the good work and keep us updated!
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Yes....sounds like the pain I have with one of my drains as well. Sooo can't wait for Friday when it gets taken out!

Glad to know your surgery went well!
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Thinking of you, I am so glad everything went well! Is there anybody who can take care of you? you should get a lot of rest for the drains. Well from my side I got up at 3:00am this morning, the first thing I did is to check on you. Than I am going to check my emails and get ready, my surgery is at 6:00am. Don't forget to drink lot of water and less sodium for the swalowing okay! I have to go now I'll talk to you when I come back with more details. Au revoir! Samia
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woohoo for you! Good luck!
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My hubby is taking good care of me this week. He will go back to work on Monday, so hopefully I will be pretty self sufficient by then.

I'm going back for my first check and reveal today!

I actually have very little pain. Just some soreness, but very tolerable.

My boobs are awesome! I am so thrilled. They are not sore at all. I have a hard time remembering not to raise my arms, because they feel so normal!

Thinking of you! Hope yours goes just as well!
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I took a small pic at my boobs and they look very good; but I had a small prob. last night I coudn't pee I tought I am going to explode. So around 5 am I did it I was ready to go the emergency! and I have a lot of hicups so I am going to tell my doctor all of that. So will see!My husband takes care of me he is so good he can be a nurse hahaha! I have 3 teenagers 2 girls and a boy I am originally from Morocco and my husband is from lebanon middle east, i've being in usa for 21 years. I teach french, I speak 5 languages voila!
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Thank you so much!
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How uncomfortable! I'm glad you were finally able to go!

My back is really aching today, and I'm bored, but not sleeping well. It was a long night. I just couldn't get comfortable to relax well. I'm sitting with heating pad on my back this morning, trying to ease the aches.
I hope I can nap soon. My little one heads off to school in a bit. My hubby will send him off to the bus stop, and it will be quiet again. My 3 kids are 23, 16, and 6.
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How are you doing? well I am doing ok up and down ! my back hurts, I still have one drain but besides that I'm healing very well. I was quite upset when I noticed my weight went really up so I'm dieting and very soon I will start walking. But the belly looks good the girls look good.
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Im having my tummy tuck and a breast augmentation on April 28th!!! I need to know what advise have you heard for a speeding recovery? Im sooooooo ready but soooo scared!!!
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I think i'f you're already active you should recovery quickly. Make sure you take it easy, and many take arnica tablets and bromelain a few days prior to surgery and then after surgery. I have also read that eating a lot of pineapple or drinking pineapple juice will help with bruising.
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Hi All. Glad to hear everyone is doing well. Today is the first day I feel like Im recovering. The other days were rough. Everyone is different and felt some frustration that I felt as bad as I did for 5 days. Enough said about that. Today is a whole new day and feeling much stronger. Im able to eat with out pain and am once again finding the humor in my friends and visitors jokes. I tried on a bikini this morning and not ready for VS swim suit cover yet but I definitely see progress. I have a lot of swelling which I expected. Taking arnica. Does anyone find this helps with swelling. Also any recommendations for a stage 2 garment.
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Hi ladies, I got my hospital bed today not bad, clean and comfy.So Iam almost ready, I had my hair done, manicure, pedicure, a facial. It's weard it's like I'm going on vacation????? very weard feeling?. Anyway I am not scared anymore I feel peacefull. Thank you for being with me I wish all a good luck in your surgery and I will let you know how things are on the 14th, god bless.Samia
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I'm not going until 5/31, but this is my plan as well. Haircut, bikini wax, mani/pedi, the works :)
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My surgery is April 20th. Im having a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift. My doctor didin't say anything about a liquid diet but it sounds like a good idea. What are good protein shakes to drink?
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I was thinking of doing a liquid diet myself. I think you can do regular smoothies and just ad a shot of vanilla whey or soy protein in it. I also like to blend baby spinach or egg whites when i make them. Baby spinach is essentially undetectable. If you have chocolate protein powder, you can add bananas, peanut butter, almond milk etc... that way you get your protein in and fruit.
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