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Mommy Makeover Post-op, Day 17
- ImAllSleepy Nuh
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
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- Cost: $10,000
- Aaron J. Mayberry, MD (Albuquerque, NM)
Hi everyone! I am patiently waiting for my mommy...
- 27 Mar 2012
- 8 days pre
Hi everyone! I am patiently waiting for my mommy makeover, scheculed April 5! A little bit about me, I have two great kids, 5 and 4, and a very supportive husband who is behind me 100%! For my mommy makeover I am getting a full tummy tuck, and a breast aug. I chose to have 375 cc, high profile silicone. I am currently a 36 B cup, and weigh about 124.
I am so excited to have this surgery! I have been waiting to have my tummy tuck for the past 3 years, and it is almost here!! I know this is not going to be an easy surgery, but I am definitely looking forward to having a flat tummy, and my husband says "and big boobs!" ;)
A little more about me, I am a figure competitor, so I am super nervous about my scar showing up on stage, but my doctor has made me feel comfortable that he can place it low enough that it won't show. I have given it my all to get rid of my round pooch, I even had a 6 pack on stage, but as soon as I relax my core muscles, it comes right back! It has been annoying to say the least, and I am super excited to not have to flex or suck in my pooch all day long.
I am also very excited to get my boobs done too, even though I laugh and say that I am doing it for my husband. During competition season, my body fat drops so low, that I am lucky to be an A cup. I am not in competition mode now, which is why I am a B, but I don't stay like this all year. I will hopefully be uploading my photos real soon, including some of my competition photos. Thanks for reading and for your support!
Ok, I finally took the "good" or really "bad"...
- 31 Mar 2012
- 5 days pre
So, as you can see, even though I can get a six pack, I can also look like I am pregnant. :( This is why I am getting the tummy tuck!! I will be so relieved not to be asked how far along I am in the middle of an intense workout, just because I wasn't thinking about sucking in!
40 minutes until showtime, woo hoo! I'm really...
- 5 Apr 2012
- On day of treatment
I'm currently 3 hours post-op, and I feel like a...
- 5 Apr 2012
- On day of treatment
So, my day started at 6:00 AM. I showed up at the surgery center where I was immediately taken back, undressed, and given an IV drip. My surgery was scheduled for 7:30 AM. Prior to surgery, I met with the nurses, the anaesthesiologist, and my doctor who did his markings and answered last minute questions. My nerves were calm, and I was excited to get the sugery underway. Shortly after meeting the staff, I was wheeled into the operating room, and I don't remember anything after that. The surgery lasted 6+ hours to complete my breast augmentation and tummy tuck.
I woke up around 2:00 PM, and the nurse told me "you have boobies now". I was so excited to hear this, I had a smile from ear to ear! Immediately, I felt like a new me! I stayed in the recovery room for about 90 minutes. In the recovery room I was visited by my husband, given crackers and Sprite, and a pain pill before heading home. I am happy to say that I have had no nausea, which I was really worried about. No nausea, yeah! I do have 1 drain which isn't collecting very much, I take this as a good sign.
When we got home, I was able to look at my new boobies right away because my doctor doesn't do compression garmets for beast augmentations. I do however have a compression garmet for my tummy, so I haven't seen that incission yet. My husband was told the incission was a little bit wider than anticipated, and that my ab muscles were pulled in approximately 4 to 5 inches. Sounds awesome to me! The tighter the better!
So far I have had next to no pain, just a little bit of muscle soreness. I'm hoping to stay ahead of the pain. I will try to post again tomorrow and let you know how I'm doing!
It's post-op day number two, which has been...
- 6 Apr 2012
- 1 day post
My husband drove me to see my surgeon today to get fitted for a compression bra. I should have been given this post-op, but it was an oversight by the recovery room nurse. No big deal, but my breasts feel so much better with my compression bra. I tried to peek at my TT incision, but couldn't get a good look. According to my doctor, it's healing well. Hopefully I'll see it at my followup on Wednesday the 11th,
My husband also picked up the kids from the grandparents today, and brought them back home. I was sooo happy to see them. The kids have been wonderful around me, and my oldest (5 year old Tiffany) likes to hold my hand as I do my laps around the house.
Overall, a good day.
Whew! I am so glad to be home! So much has...
- 10 Apr 2012
- 5 days post
I had my surgery on Thursday, everything went great, but I was under for a little longer then expected, 6 hrs my husband told me, when I was only scheduled for 4 hrs. I got home, I was feeling good, and I was trying to stay ahead of the pain. I was taking all my medicine including stool softeners that were recommended. I had a good day of Friday, a little bit of pain, but mostly in my back from not sleeping good and walking like an old lady. Then on Saturday morning it got really bad. I started vomiting at 3 am, and had dry heaves all day. My husband was on the phone with nurses etc. then he talked to my surgeon who sent in a perscription of nasuea medicine. We tried it and it didn't do anything. I started to get real short of breath and I started feeling like I was in and out of conscienceness. He asked if I wanted to go to the ER and I said lets go! So we did, I got in pretty quick, and they gave me morphine, which is the worst thing I have ever had! I was in between a dream and reality, I couldn't talk right, and then I would have a moment of clarity where I would tell my husband I had no idea what I was just saying then slip right back. Then they emitted me into the hospital. The first doctor we had I though was great, she sat on my bed and explained that they needed to give me an NG tube, which is basically a tube that goes from your nose to your belly. They hooked it to a vacuum on the wall, and I started feeling better and better! At about 8 am on Sunday, it wasn't getting anything else, so they clamped it. I felt so much better!! I feel like Sunday was a wasted day though. I wasn't able to eat or drink, and I started getting a headache. So I call the nurse and she brings me some asprin and a 1/4 cup of water. So, like anyone would, I took the pills and drank the water. What the nurse didn't tell me was you can't swallow anything with a stupid tube down your throat!! So it was stuck, I freaked out and she stood there and watched me. I thought I was going to choke, and she told me I just had to wait for them to dissolve. What a horrible lady!!! I was so done with this nursing crew! I did see a doctor on Sunday morning who told me he wanted me to try liquids and see how my body reacted and if everything went well I could get the tube out and move forward to solids. Sounded good to me! Well, they didn't bring me liquids until dinner, then they insisted that I kept the tub in for a while longer. So Monday morning, I got another tray of liquids, and no doctor. I started asking the nurses what the hold up was, and I finally got one to get an answer for me. I had an ilious, which is a bowel obstruction basically. She told me that my bowels were just still in a sleep state, whether by the medicine or the anesthesia, and I wasn't passing anything. Well, I had actually had diarreah for the past day and a half, but the nurses never put that in my file, so the doctor didn't know that I had any progress. I was so angry! So at this point, I was walking around the hospital, trying to make my laps, we make it back to the room, and we notice the tube is starting to slip out about 3 inches. So, I call a nurse, and she try's to stick it back in. This makes me start to gag and vomit and have a panic attack, so she leaves to get some nausea medicine. SHE NEVER CAME BACK!! So, my husband was so fed up he told me just to pull the tube out. I was so worried that they would just put it back in though. After about 5 minutes of him telling me just to do it I pulled it out. What a relief!! I felt so much better, and about 2 hours later, they released me from the hospital. What bastards! I can't tell you how dissappointed I am at their service. I really feel like they should have got the tube out on Sunday and I could have tried eating food there, instead I am at home wondering if I can get off this clear liquid diet yet! Anyway, I got home on Monday about 2 pm, and have been really taking it easy with foods, and lots of stool softeners and laxitives.
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My Doctor: Aaron J. Mayberry, MD
I was really happy with Dr. Mayberry. He made me feel very compfortable, was very thorough with his explanations, and overall an outstanding doctor. I'm pleased with my results to date.