14 weeks - I love my body!! Allentown, PA
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I am turning 40 years old in two weeks!!! I am a...
- 11 Feb 2013
- 14 days pre
I am turning 40 years old in two weeks!!! I am a mother of three wonderful kids! My oldest is a 14 year old boy then I have two daughters ages 11 and 6. I have struggled with my weight for most of my life. Gaining a lot of weight with each child but luckily lost most of that weight before I got pregnant again. I have been at 140-145 for a long time. Fitness has become a big part of my life! I just could not lose my belly/mid section which always bothered me. Why could I not lose it? Well I finally figured it out that my stomach muscle was stretched and will never return to normal with exercise. So, here I am getting a TT and lipo to fix it!!
I went to my consultation today!! I just loved him so much and he's highly recommended that I walked out of the office with a surgery date of Feb 26th! I picked this date because we have a family vacation scheduled for the end of May! I sure hope I'm recovered by then!
I would like to lose a few pounds before surgery but I'm not sure if I can do it. Is there a quick and healthy diet I can go on? Anyway, need to start getting all the stuff I will need for recovery. I have been on this site for weeks reading and writing down everything people suggest I would need. Oh boy! I'm so excited and nervous at the same time. I'll post pictures real soon!
WOW!! It's final....I paid the final amount to...
- 19 Feb 2013
- 7 days pre
This past weekend I celebrated my birthday with all of my friends!! I had a blast!! I even told a few of my friends that I'm having this done! Two of my friends are backing me up. There not happy about it but they support me because I want it done. Then there is one friend that is not supportive and is making me feel bad that I'm gonna put myself into a lot of pain when she think I don't need it. I'm just leting her talk all she wants but in the back of my head I'm thinking this decision is for me and who cares what she thinks. I have to live with my body she does not and I will feel so much better about my body once I have this TT.
Time to gather up everything I need. I have a recliner coming from my mom if it fits in my father in laws truck (fingers crossed)! Started a list and I was planning on going out tonight but now its snowing maybe i'll go tomorrow! When did everyone start taking the bromelain? I heard that makes a difference in the bruising! Need to figure out what foods to have for me to eat or snack on.
Hello fellow TT friends. I'm still not to nervous...
- 21 Feb 2013
- 5 days pre
Call me a procrastinater because I still have not gone out to get anything that I need. I did at least order the bromelian and the arnica pills! I have no idea how much to take but they should be here Saturday. I know I should have already started taking the bromelian pills but it wouldn't be me to wait until the last minute to order them. I'm also picking up the recliner from my mom tomorrow night!!
Boy I have been so busy cleaning this house to get ready for my 40th birthday party on Saturday and getting rid of head lice from this house. Monday I found out both my daughters had these annoying things! All I can say is I'm so glad it happened this week and not next week when I won't be able to do anything!
Did everyone get at sheet from there doctors on what to get to prepare them for home and recovery? I'm thinking I should call the office tomorrow and see what they say. I also have to make sure I can take the bromelian and the arnica before surgery or should I wait until after.
Planning on taking pictures tomorrow so I'll get them up tomorrow night sometime.
Hello fellow Tummy Tucker's! I had my 2nd...
- 24 Feb 2013
- 2 days pre
I can not believe I only have a few more days until.....Flat side! I did get my bromelian and arnica in the mail the other day. I started taking them right away after I called the office to make sure it was alright to do so. The recliner that stands up is in the living room waiting for me. I started to put together a plastic bin with the supplies I need. So far I have: Chapstick, cough drops, gas X, and granny panties. Still need to get: Tylanol, extra pillows, Dial body soap, heating pad, and tank tops for under CG. What else is really needed? What other vitamins should I pick up?
Well tomorrow is the magic day.... I will be...
- 25 Feb 2013
- 1 day pre
I took my laxative that my doctor suggested last night. Oh boy, not a fun day! I spent the day drinking plenty of water and drinking protein drinks. Basically doing a liquid diet day. I just took my shower with the special soap that the hospital gave me and now I'm relaxing with the husband.
I'll be back tomorrow with an update
Hello everyone! I made it to the flat side...
- 27 Feb 2013
- 1 day post
PO2...So let me tell you my story of my surgery...
- 28 Feb 2013
- 2 days post
Got home and feel a sleep with my two cats on my legs!
In the morning my doctor told me too take a shower so I basically took my shower in the afternoon with my husbands help! Thank god he was helping me! I guess I haven't been eating to good because once I took the CG off I started to see stars and feel hot almost fainted! He fetched me a chair and crackers and water until I was feeling better. I took a quick shower and got dressed. He had me put peroxide on the stitches and wear a t-shirt under my CG. The rest of the day was better then yesterday. I can only hope tomorrow will be better then today!
PO5...Everyday it gets easier! I've been up and...
- 3 Mar 2013
- 5 days post
PO6....big day for me! My doctor took out my...
- 4 Mar 2013
- 6 days post
16 day PO---Let's see what has been happening...
- 14 Mar 2013
- 15 days post
I went out on day 11 PO to a bar with some friends to listen to a band and talk and hang out. I needed to get out of the house and be with friends! Note to self and others talking over the band hurts! I did not realize that you tend to use your abs to talk loud! I only lasted two hours and I had to go home do to my abs hurting so much! Will not do that again for awhile!
Day 15 PO--had my BB stitches taken out! He said it looks wonderful but there was one area he didn't like how it was healing so he put three stitches back in. :(. Perfectionist!!! Will go back in a week to get those stitches out!!
All in all my recovery has been pretty easy! I'm one of the lucky ones! I did weight myself and I have lost 3 lbs since surgery day! I am still a little swollen! I was told to messaging my lipo area. Hoping that will bring it down! I think my CG is small on me. Should the CG be really tight or just a little tight? I have picked up a few CG from Target but these garments are only for my stomach. They do not cover my thighs at all. Should it? I guess I need to ask the doctor next week.
Will post pictures soon!!
3 week POD....just got back from the doctors! He...
- 20 Mar 2013
- 21 days post
Anyway, the doctor said I could do light exercises now!! No ab work but I can do treadmill, elliptical, machines that don't use abs, and whatever else! What types of exercises do you do at this point? I'm not sure what machines I can do or what exercises that don't use the abs!! On top of the approval of starting to exercise again he doesn't want to see me for 6 weeks!! He said I'm doing so well he doesn't need to see me for awhile!! Yeah!!!
PO 30 (week 4)...I feel great!! My tummy scar is...
- 28 Mar 2013
- 29 days post
My only issue is my belly button. I had my last of my stitches out last week and I guess I over did it. I noticed that my BB was bleeding a little and it created a dried up scab. After a few days of taking a shower and putting on peroxide that scab fell off. To my surprise it looks like I had an open stitch. I did not call the doctor because its not bleeding and its not open so I figure it will heal on its own. Am I correct or should I call my doctor?
- 6 Jun 2013
- 4 months post
So, like i said I'm 14 weeks and I still have not stepped foot into the gym :(!!! I keep trying to go but life is getting in my way. I have been watching what I'm eating though!! I'm still slowly gaining weight for some reason. I can not figure it out except for the fact I stopped exercising and because I turned 40! I swear turning 40 changed my body. I've noticed that my stomach is always bloated above the belly. Have no idea why? I thought it was due to drinking alcohol but it has to be something else. Hmmmmm........
8 month update...where did the time go?
- 10 Sep 2013
- 7 months post
I can not believe its been 8 months already!! I'm very happy with my stomach to a point. I'm so happy I had the TT done because my loose skin is gone but I thought I would be flatter. I feel like my stomach is still bloated most of the time. No idea why it happens because i stay away from sodium. See my pictures. What do you think? My other issue is a tiny tag on my side. Which I think he can take care of. My other issue is a lump right under my belly button on my incision. Not sure if I should be concerned or not. I'm gonna call the doctor today and see what he says.
Otherwise my incision line is very light and I'm so happy about that. I'm gonna be going on vacation with my husband to Cancun in November so hopefully it will be even lighter by then!! Can not wait!!!