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May Tummy Tuckers Check In Here!

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Let's talk about our May tummy tucks here! What are your biggest hopes and fears surrounding your upcoming surgery?

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well, I'm on the other side! had a rocky wake-up, vomiting and sweating, not fun. But the docs were great and I'm home, feeling a bit better for sure. Thanks for all the encouragement. My PS said she had to sew a lot. I'm taking it very easy. Hope you all are doing well!
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I'm also May 3, this Thursday! I've been having internet problems so haven't posted in a while, but yes, getting nervous, yes, can't sleep, yes, all of the above. Sending good vibes to everyone!
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Hi Girls! I'm from the June board but I have a question for those of you who had tummy tucks a month before I did. When did you start lifting your kids again??? Everything I've read says wait at least 4 weeks but I was told at my 10 day post-op visit when i got my drain out that I could go ahead and lift my 1 year old son who weighs 25 pounds. I don't want to ruin anything! Do you think it's okay for me to lift him? I've done it a couple times and it doesn't hurt or anything. Thanks for the advice!
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Greengirl if you were given the green light from the PS and you don't feel any pain then all should be cool. Your body will let you know if your over doing it.
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Hi May TT ladies! I updated my review & posted my 3 month photos if anyone is interested in looking!
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Updated my review and added 9 week photos if you're interested.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July weekend everyone!!
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Makes me feel so very very lucky to have a husband who is nothing but supportive. I guess its easy to forget how good you have it until you hear what some other ladies go through. I am 5 weeks post op today and feeling pretty damn good. I have updated my review with pics too!
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Hi Girls, long time no post! I just added a picture of me in one of the two bikinis that I bought. I got a spray tan too, to see if that hides my stretchmarks ... Doesn't look like it to me (zoom on the picture and you will see). Am I being overly analytical and critical of myself ... ? if you had my stretchmarks would you wear a bikini?? I am going to the lake this weekend and I am so torn. I feel great with clothes on but still not confident in a two piece. It was never my goal to wear one but somehow I just feel this need to, its so deranged. What are your thoughts?
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You look awesome!! Stop it about stretch marks...I zoomed in and didn't notice them. You look sooooo GREAT! wear the bikini with pride but cover that belly button with sunscreen!
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WEAR IT!!!!! you look great. I didn't think i would ever wear a bikini again or that matter even look at my belly, but i know once it get the second half of my MM i will at least try to sport one. Don't even think twice. have a blast!!!!!
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What?! May I ask where are your stretchmarks because I did not see any. You look so awesome in that bikini! You better wear it & be proud! You have an awesome figure! You do not look like you had 3 kids! Stop beating yourself up. People are not going to look at you & think you should not be wearing a bikini. Before my TT I wore a bikini & I had some saggy skin (most of it was below the bikini line) & a very visible stretchmark. I told everyone it was my "tattoo for having babies". Everyone thought I looked great in my bikini then & I think I did too!
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She's one of the lucky ones and was able to keep her original...no repositioning.
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oh yes that's right she had a mini.
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Susan you look awesome! Wear the bikini with pride! You have 3 kids and can sport a tummy like that I'm envious!
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Thanks girls. I will bring a tank top, just in case I feel self conscious. Yes, I still have my little herniated belly button. I wish I could have had a full TT but not in the cards for me. I would have loved a new bb, never had an innie my whole life!

The truth is, in my first marriage, my husband was very critical of how I looked - that is all he cared about. It has been 9 years since I left him but his words stick in my head - he actually cried when he saw my c-section scar after giving birth to our daughter; he said it ruined my body. When I finally left him after 8 years of marriage, his parting words were, I will find someone more beautiful than you, one without stretchmarks. Throughout our divorce, he did unimaginable things, it was a nightmare.

Thankfully, I now have a wonderful husband who loves me just how I am but it just goes to show how harmful mental abuse is - it never leaves.

So, thanks again for your support. It means more than you could know. S.
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Susan it is a crying shame to have to endure such mental abuse! You are a beautiful lady and hats off to you for having the courage to leave a bad situation. Remember to hold your head high and know that you are the winner in that situation! Flaunt it baby you have it!!!!!
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How can I see your pictures?? I'm losing it. :)
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Click on my profile pic then click on my review ... :)
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I checked out your bikini photo (not in a stalkerish way! lol) and i say go for it girl - you look fantastic!
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I would soooo like to go kick his ass right now!! I can't tell you how much piggish men piss me off by saying things like that to try and hurt women!! Good for you for leaving him and finding a good man and sorry you had to endure for as long as you did!! What an asshole!
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I want to go in soooo bad! I have an appt. this Sat so I'll find out then! Hey can anybody still suck in their stomach??? I can suck mine in alot...
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Great question, we have a hot spa pool and I am so wanting to get in (its still winter over here!) and a nice hot spa with jets to massage my back muscles would be soooo awesome. I am just over 4 weeks so I am going to email my PS today and get his ok so fingers crossed.
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Hello, I have had my breast reduction and lipo and am trying to schedual my TT. Do you think at 4 weeks PO I will be ready to have a large party at my house?(if everything goes well in surgyer) We cant change the date and i would really like to get this done when the weather is nice so i don't get the aches and pains of winter. I will be 7 weeks post op from my BR and lipo when i am looking to get my TT.......ok here comes the questions again. I thought i would be more confedent with surgery after going through the first one. getting nervouse again.
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I think you will be fine as long as you feed your body the right nutrition for recovery. I went to my Mom's cocktail party 2 weeks post op of tt, breast auf, lift, and lipo. No one even noticed...I ate lots of lean protein, protein shakes and veggies. Protein helps muscle recover. you will be fine 7 weeks PO. Im 4 weeks and feel normal. :)
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Wow ur looking great!!! Anyone know when its safe to get in the water/swim??? Its so hot and I want to get in soo bad lol =)
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