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I just got back from my pre op. He prescribe me an antibiotic, Loratab for the pain, a script for nauseau and volume to help me sleep. I also purchased that Arnica Montona pills, to help with the bruising and swelling. Now all I do is til next Thursday then it's showtime.
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This really sucks. I just called to Lenox and they are only giving appts for the end of July!!!! :-(
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May 1st will be here tomorrow. Best of luck to all my May ladies.
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best of luck May ladies, I was a May lady last year, May 9th was my date, I remember how scared I was before the surgery, but on the morning of the surgery something came over me that made me want it more than I was scared of it, I was very excited the morning I went in...................good luck to all of you.
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Hello Ladies. Umaycallmejo here. I go in on May 9th, for a full tummy tuck. Going to have my procedure done in Tulsa.
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hello, best of luck to you, what a great day to pick to have surgery, i had mine last year on May 9th, I know all will be good ! i had full tummy tuck and am doing wonderful, be patient with the recovery and listen to the doc, i exercise daily, feel so much better, life is good, will be for you also...........
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Hi, Kimmers25 and others! It is hard to believe that it is almost one year since my surgery (tummy tuck and breast reduction). What a difference surgery and one year can make. I am down 43 pounds and wearing a size 4 instead of 14. This was a wonderful decision!
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This is fantastic!!  You should be so proud of your accomplishments!   I am completely happy for you and glad you came back for an update.  

Keep in touch and let's help encourage all of the ladies just starting this process:)

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Yes, women who decide to move forward with the surgery need all the encouragement they can get. I almost walked out of the surgery suite on the day of my surgery. I am now so glad that I did not do so. Yes, it was tough going for quite a while. I developed a seroma and had weeks of aspirations, but I would do it again. I love getting dressed now and feel like my younger self.
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60 something, i remember when you had yours, right about the same time i did, mine was on may 9th last year on my 55th birthday, have not regretted it for a minute, best thing i ever did. glad you are doing well also.
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I am so glad to read your posts. I am 51 and just had mine done on 4/18 and I thought I was going to die the first few days. Reading these posts from women my age gives me hope and encouragement. Thanks!!
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We miss you and want to hear from you!   We would love to hear how you are doing one year or more post op. 

Drop back in and give us an update.  You sharing your long term results will be very helpful to others just beginning their process. 

Look forward to hearing from you:)

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I will be a year post op on 5/31. During the first 8 weeks, I thought it would be a long hard journey before the year was up. I wasn't able to stand straight up until week 6. I got an infection after my drainage tubes were taken out, but got it quickly taken care of with meds. Soon after, I was on my way to full recovery. I started slowly working out again and now, almost a year later, I'm kicking butt with the Tap Out videos. I am absolutely loving the results! I still don't have feeling in all of my stomach but it's slowly coming back. Although the first couple months were tough, it was all worth it. Looking forward to bikini season! :)
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Yes!  So happy to hear this.  Keep on exercising and give it hell:)  And enjoy the bikinis.  

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Hey all my May ladies :D I made it to 4 months PO today. Can you believe where we were four months ago? So glad I did it. So glad it is behind me. Feeling pretty much back to full normal and very thankful it all went so well. Updated my review just now and came by to say hey.
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Tweetymom8, WOW! Thank you soooo much for all your exercises. You have given me a lot to work with. Like you I will never do another situp or crunches. My PS told me that these exercises do more harm than good. I will definitely incorporated your exercises in my workout. Yesterday after Bodypump at Golds gym they had complimentary classes to show members how to do exercises correctly. Yesterday the class was abs. The trainers showed us basic ab exercises with our own body weight and the exercise ball. One of the excerises consisted of placing your feet on the ball pulling you the ball all the way back touching your butt lift up and roll the ball all the way out and all the way back in. Another one was laying flat on your back lifting you feet six inches off the ground and holding for 30 seconds for 3 to 4 reps. Thank you again.
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Hello all I'm currently 10 weeks post op. I have been going to the gym 3 x a week doing the body pump. My doctor has advised me not to do any situation or crunches. So when its time for the setup portion of body pump class and I just sit there and wait for the stretching portion. I called the PS office and spoke with the nurse. She advised me to follow the PS orders and find alternate setup exercises. Do not use any of the situp machines at the gym. She explained that I need to be doing exercises that work the core as a unit. I purchased the P90X and the on the ripped abs DVD the only parts I do is the ones that work the entire core instead of the exercises that actually my stomach in half. I want a ripped stomach so I have elected to pay for a personal trainer. Please send information on what you guys are doing and any alternate exercises you recommend. TRS
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I started with isometric abdominal tightening, fancy words for sucking your gut in. I do it lying down, sitting or standing, as often as I think about it. Make sure your back is straight and imagine you are trying to get your belly button to touch our spinal cord. Hold it as long as you can then release. Repeat a lot. I have even done this while sitting in the car and cruising on the open road, but do not try it in traffic!

I do "Pointer Dog" which is my nickname for a Pilates move where you get on all fours then extend opposing hand and foot out straight and hold for 30 secs, then switch sides and repeat. Focus on holding your abs really tight and try to pull them in towards your spine like the first move I described.

I also do bridging, which is lying on your back with your knees bent and lifting your tush until your body is straight although at an angle with your head and neck on the floor and your knees in the air. I repeat this up and down for a while, then I do a few where I lift and hold for 30 secs.

This week, 14 for me, I started lying on my back and lifting my neck up while sucking in my gut and holding that for as long as I can, then repeating with my legs and neck in the air. I alternate these two for a while.

I am still careful not to jacknife out of bed or off the floor, but instead, I roll to the side then lift myself up with my arms.

I did all of these before surgery, and had pretty decent abs underneath all the loose sin. I was not able to do any of this without pain until about 9 weeks po. I would check a movement to see if it hurt, and when it no longer did, I would add it to my workout. I too am looking for more ways to tone abs, but will probably never do crunches again, for fear they can cause a diastasis all over again. I want to do exercises that keep my abs lean and flat. If an exercise causes your rectus abdominus to rise up in a ridge, you are training it to look like that, and I want to avoid that. Crunches do that.

Hope you can use some of this.
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Hey May ladies :) Hope you are all doing well. Posted an 11 week update. I am doing really good. Found my dream bikini at Victoria's Secret yesterday :D
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Just updated my review with my 10 week photo. Loving my new body, loving my new self esteem.
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You look amazing! Congrats!
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Hello All, I,m 5 weeks out what kinds of exercising can or should I be doing now. I feel like I should be doing something. PS said only arms stuff but I dont want to be in those group excerise classes in the back just doing arms. Reall? Its too darn hot to walk outside. I guess I can walk on the treadmill at the gym. Help.
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I'm with ya! I had my TT on May 17th and I'm at the gym doing basically just arms. A little treadmill and walking - but REALLY want to get back into zumba, power yoga, running, etc. Belly still feels like there's a lump towards the end of the day and gets tender and swollen at night. Love my new look - just want to get back to regular life. :)
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