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I Cant Believe It Happen!! - Altamonte Springs, FL

Hey girls!! Just want to thank everyone for...

Hey girls!! Just want to thank everyone for contributing to this site. Sure taught me alot and put my mind at ease about a bunch of things.

OK for my details on me. I just turned 42 on April 1 and as a birthday present to myself I looked into fixing this gut. That's what it truly is. Lol. I'm 5` 8 220 lbs. I have a wonderful 9 yr old daughter and have always been a big girl. I am very muscular not from working out but from being Italian and riding horses and doing what had to be done. Being raised with don't cry just get it done attitude just worked for me. So when I was 16 I was hit by a car and both of my feet are reconstructed that didn't slow me down at all. But may of last year I was in an accident and t-boned a elderly coupled that ran a stop sign. Well they fixed my truck but can't fix my back. So with all the meds pain blocks and therapy I have decided that removing this excess might relieve some of the pain in my lower back and boost my self esteem since with all these scars has been none existent. As you can tell I'm trying to justify this elective surgery cause I've always done for others not myself.

So my pre-op is April 23. Surgery April 26. Its seems quick I'm reading that everyone waited months and had count downs till surgery date. I must add that its in gods hands and the surgeon doing my TT is one of the docs that put my feet back together 25 yrs ago so maybe its meant to be or he has a soft spot for me. Either way I'm all in and if yall have any suggestions I'm all ears. Wishing everyone gods speed !!!! Ttyl8r

Forgot to say the price includes lipo (we'll be...

Forgot to say the price includes lipo (we'll be discussing what areas this coming Monday),garment and anesthesia.
omg i just went to walmart and got some items also, big underwear, milk of magnesia, lol and a few other things, onr thing i did buy was a cute nightgown that i hope to get to wear and look halfway decent in it, iwas an incentive gift to me, you go, i have heard about pain pumps but ny doctor did not talk to me about this at all, im hoping between the percocet and phenegran i will be able to handle it, please keep us updated, mine is for may 9th, my 55 birthday is that day, but technically when i have the surgery i will only be 54 due to time of day...................good luck
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I have the pump on the list of things to ask at my pre-op Monday. Nesting has def set in. I cleaned the frig , and the pantry so my mom & dad will be able to find everything I'll be asking for. lol oh I am married but he moved out 2 yrs ago. After 25 yrs with him, I'm doing this for me and to boost my self esteem and find someone I deserve. Also spent a bunch of $ at walmart. Bio-oil,big undies, comfy tees etc. That was fun.
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Same here Florida Girl..."Nesting":):)...Trying to have everything ready. Are you gonna have a On~Q Pain Pump at home? I'm trying to get one....Not exactly thrilled with my PS office staff...Amy
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OK girls ....tomorrow pre-op appointment and I...

OK girls ....tomorrow pre-op appointment and I will have all these wild questions answered. Not that all the fabulous posts on here didn't help but ya know sometimes ya just gotta hear if for yourself. So wish me luck I got 3 big belly days left. TTYL8R. Also I'm gonna post some pics soon- sigh -----
flcowgirl, how are you doing today? i know its getting closer and just wanted to know how you were doing and to let you know we are all in this together and praying for you to have all go well and to have a great outcome and easy recovery, love ya Kathy
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okay for some reason yesterday and today i am feeling excited versus scared to death, i think since i quit smoking my nerves were getting the best of me, today i feel confident and the nicotine/smoking i think is gone from my body. funny i had my 6 month check up today with my family physician and she knows my physical history inside and out, my mental history, my personal history etc, we are very close and she is in same building as plastic surgeon and she said if i have th money "go for it". so anyway when i got home i called ps office and paid their fee and got everything rolling and my surgery is scheduled for May 9th still, i hope i keep this attitude i have right now and dont freak out.
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Let us know how it goes today:)

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OK girlies tomorrow's the day 10 am the new me...

OK girlies tomorrow's the day 10 am the new me will be in process. I'm nervous and excited. Pre op appt went well doc listened to my book of questions I had compiled over the last 2 weeks. He is very confident and sure of his work. As I said before he and I go back 25 yrs. He made me feel like I'm doing the right thing for the right reason. I hope all y'all are healing well and with minimal pains and set backs. I know I haven't uploaded any pics yet but I will. So tyl8r. God Bless
Good luck for u 2 my day is tomorrow too
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good for you, i put mine up also, hey thats why we are all here, i wish you so much luck.
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OK pics are up !!! Omg I hope the tummy tuck works. I hate that thing. lol. :-)
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My my girls ...I'm up at 4:30 this morning and I...

My my girls ...I'm up at 4:30 this morning and I can't have coffee!!!!! Grrrr. Must say I slept pretty well last night and I also took ducolax in the early evening to clean me out, I'm trying to avoid the whole constipation and gas thing. Omg I want coffee. Well I'm gonna speend some time saying my prayers,pace around the house for a few hours get daughter ready for school and pace some more then head to docs around 8:30
Thank you for all the encouraging words and hugs and prayers.
See y'all on the flat side and hope everyone is healing well. :-)
amy, just a thought from me, if after any medical procedure you are having problems call your doctor, if they are not in call medical society and they will have on call doc give you a call, thats what they get paid for and you need to relieve your mind as well as your body, Kathy
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Hi Mayrat~Thinking of you...Did you have any trouble peeing after your catheter was removed? I didnt pee for 24 hours and I stil feel like I have a full bladder....I'm home and having troubles...Thoughts? Amy
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Finally am at the flat side too. i cant believe i did it.last night was rlly painful. the morphine dont help too much. they woke me up at 1 30 to walk. this morning they gave me vicodin and finally i felt some releaf. they remove the cathether and i went to the bathroom. i wlked to the bathroom. i fell much better now, with pain but not as much as last night. am still in the hospital waiting for my ps to release me so that i can go home and i want him to come already so that i can see my new improved belly and butt
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Post- op day 2 Wow I think I can make it. I'm...

Post- op day 2 Wow I think I can make it. I'm suppose to be weining myself off the pain meds but I'm really hurting last night and today. My drains are coming lighter in color and less and less.

Girls I'm not gonna BS y'all I have a high tolerance for pain but I'm sore and it's hard to get comfy.
My back is sore from walking humped over and sleeping on it. I'm a side sleeper.

I'm still believing I needed it done :-). I just need to focus on the out come and deal with it :-) lol

Hello ladies I'm 6 days post op and feeling pretty...

Hello ladies I'm 6 days post op and feeling pretty good yesterday doc removed one drain and staples and glued the incision closed. They tell me it looks awesome (I haven't looked ) doc says he wants to use me in his before & after pics for future patients. ( blushing ). I'm still super swollen I look like humpty dumpty. lol. Doc says i'll probably have my last drain removed friday along with the stiches around my new BB Hoping y'all are in good spirits and healing well. Ttyl8r Jen

Hello ladies I'm 6 days post op and feeling pretty...

Hello ladies I'm 6 days post op and feeling pretty good yesterday doc removed one drain and staples and glued the incision closed. They tell me it looks awesome (I haven't looked ) doc says he wants to use me in his before & after pics for future patients. ( blushing ). I'm still super swollen I look like humpty dumpty. lol. Doc says i'll probably have my last drain removed friday along with the stiches around my new BB Hoping y'all are in good spirits and healing well. Ttyl8r Jen
Kathy you can do this and everything will go perfectly, you want this I know you do, so try to remember why you wanted this to begin with...oh and someone remind me in a day or so when I start going through it :)
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omg, yes we will have to, thanks so much, tonight i have actually been laughing and feeling more relaxed about tt on wed., the massage really helped and ordering the bed helped and talking to surgeons office helped along with one of my best friends that is an rn sending me a few gifts and cards in the mail......
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Your incision looks very nice and clean!!   You have got to take a look because you will love it!  Hang in there girlie and rest.  

 

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I Cant Believe It Happen!! - Altamonte Springs, FL

I Cant Believe It Happen!! - Altamonte Springs, FL

Hi girls I'm 12 days post op. Yesterday I had my...

Hi girls I'm 12 days post op. Yesterday I had my last drain and BB stitches removed. My parents have been my rock in all this and when the doc pulled the last drain out my dad found a missed staple. The doc took the rest out last week. The doc was too funny. Said he was so sorry and then took it out. Had to laugh my dad was a quality control supervisor for government contracts for 30 plus yrs and told doc he couldn't help but to inspect his work. We all got a huge laugh. (And me with no bidder on) !! So I also discovered something else about my new belly. I now have a bigger bikini area to maintain. Like when I was younger. lol. So I'm assuming over the years it slowly rotated down between my legs and doc pulled it back up to where it suppose to be. Had to laugh again (with my binder on this time) its to funny if anyone else has noticed this please chime in. I was talking about it at the doc office and he says "oh we a laser for that" so I guess I'm not that only one ha ha !!! God bless ttyl8r Jen :-)
Darling your gonna be fine !!! I was the same way but I had terrible heart burn in the days before. I'm so excited for you. Put in gods hands and laugh away all your worries. The morning of my surgery they gave me the dredded paper gown with the plastic tie that goes around my waist. Well it didn't fit around my waist so I tried it around my head they thought I'd lost my mind but they all loved it after I told them why. So laugh and relax can't wait to see you on the flat side!!! We're all pulling for you :-)
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you are hilarious, what areas did you get lipo done ?
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Hello ladies today I'm 15 days post op and...

Hello ladies today I'm 15 days post op and feeling better. I over did it with the walks around the neighborhood and doing stuff around the house. Yesterday I was very uncomfortable and tylenol didn't help at all. So I'm slowing down a little bit and gonna take it easy. My back spasms are making me nuts their my body signal, when they start I stop lol. I hope everyone is healing well.

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !!!! :-)

Happy Mothers Day to you:)

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That is the one thing I have learned from reading these reviews. Listen to your body. I am taking that to heart so I will not over exert myself. Happy and healthy healing.
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