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Getting my Sexy Back! New pics

Hello all! I'm 34 years old and the mother of 4...

Hello all! I'm 34 years old and the mother of 4 children ages 18, 16, 11, & 9. I had my first child when I was 16 so my body hasn't been the same since. I am 5'2" & I weigh 140 lbs. I am so excited about finally being able to get my stomach done. I feel that getting a flat tummy will inspire me to tone everything else up.. hopefully! The extra skin on my tummy has pained me to look at for years. My husband has been my greatest supporter throughout all of this.

For days I have been thinking about other things...

For days I have been thinking about other things that I can do with the money that I'm using for my tt. I'm thankful for this site because you all keep me focused on the fact that I am finally doing something for myself. I always put myself on the back burner to make sure that my husband and kids are taken care of. It's time for me to do ME! I'm so excited!

12 days to my surgery. YAY! My pre op appt is ...

12 days to my surgery. YAY! My pre op appt is Monday. Ladies can you givemeadvice on the questions that I need to be sure to ask my ps? I want to be sure to have everything covered. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. It's a pain trying to get leave scheduled at work and making sure all avenues ate covered since I won't be able to do my normal duties at home for a while.

Pre op went well. Got my prescriptions and pre op...

Pre op went well. Got my prescriptions and pre op vitamins. I have my pre admit appt Wednesday and after that my next appt will be the surgery itself. 9 more days.....

Pre op-check. Pre admission-check. One more...

Pre op-check. Pre admission-check. One more week.... seven more days til I'm on the flat side.

Well all I just received a call from my Dr's ...

Well all I just received a call from my Dr's office. My surgery has been moved up to April 16th instead of 17th. 4 days... gosh I'm getting nervous!

Today is the day. I have to report to the surgical...

Today is the day. I have to report to the surgical center at 10:30. Man I'm so ready! Ready to have it done and over with. Wish me luck ladies and I will report when I can. May God be with me....

Checking in ladies. I am now on the flat side.....

Checking in ladies. I am now on the flat side...yay! So far so good. I'm not in any pain. My stomach feels tight and I'm sore but I feel good. They must've given me some strong stuff. My TT was drainless so I don't have any drains and he used a procedure called SAFE lipo which is supposed to make it easier on me and my recovery. I spent the night in the hospital so I will be going home in a few hours. My hubby is over here sleep on the sofa bed next to me.... so cute! I love my man! I have a nausea patch behind my ear that I'm supposed to wear until Friday morning so that's prob helping with the nausea. The only real issue that I'm having is having to pee all the time from drinking so much fluid. It sucks because I have over hooked up and some foot pumps to help stop clotting in my legs. I will update again after I get home cuz I'm sure some of my feeling will change. I hope not though....

Post op day 3. Feeling better. I am able to sleep...

Post op day 3. Feeling better. I am able to sleep in my bed since I have been sleeping in a recliner. I have pain in my lower back from hunching over but other than that I'm well.

Friday was my last day taking my hydrocodone. I...

Friday was my last day taking my hydrocodone. I have been taking Tylenol only for pain and I've been feeling pretty good. I have been taking Lunesta at night to help sleep but I think the only thing it really does is make me feel weird so I'm going to try to do without it tonight. I'm still pretty hunched over and I have this burning sensation in the middle of my tummy when I'm up too long. I'm sad because I'm going to miss my daughters' dress rehearsal today for dance. They have competition next weekend in OKC. I'm excited for them. My mom has been a lot of help to myself and my husband these past few days so I'm very thankful to both of them. I can't wait for this bruising to go away.

OMG I just had a coughing fit and it hurt like...

OMG I just had a coughing fit and it hurt like hell! That was the worst pain that I've felt since the surgery. Oh man! Ladies how long does it take to be able to cough in peace?!

So I couldn't resist and I had to go see my girls...

So I couldn't resist and I had to go see my girls dance today and now my body regrets my decision. I feel very bloated and uncomfortable. I should have stayed my butt at home. I'm laying in my bed and I can not get in a comfortable position. My stomach feels so tight! I just want to take this binder off and throw it.... frustrated!

I had my post op visit today and it went very...

I had my post op visit today and it went very well. Dr. Proffer removed the bandage from my bb and changed the dressing on my scar. Everything looks great! I'm actually feeling better and standing up straighter today. It felt great to get out but I'm relaxing in my recliner now. I haven't taken any pain meds today and I feel good. I will upload some more pics when my husband comes home from work.

Hello all! I decided to post an update to let you...

Hello all! I decided to post an update to let you all know how I'm coming along. I haven't taken any pain medication or sleep aids in 2 days. I'm still hunched over but getting around better. I feel like I'm getting so lazy just sitting around the house. Fortunately I'll be going out of town tomorrow because my daughters are having a dance competition. It will be nice to get away. My ps said it's ok since I'm only going 3 hours away. Hopefully I won't be in swell hell during my whole trip. My tt is healing pretty good. My sides are swollen in the areas that lipo was done and it's sore other than that it looks good. I'm still happy with it!

17 days po. Why are some of my pre op jeans...

17 days po. Why are some of my pre op jeans tighter now that they were before my surgery yet I weigh less and my stomach is smaller? I know that I am swollen but gosh this is weird. At my 2 week visit Wednesday I was informed that I can gradually resume my normal activities. I can also use the treadmill and elliptical but with no arm extensions. That was good to hear.

22 days po. Feeling good, back at work. I'm...

22 days po. Feeling good, back at work. I'm swollen and hunched over by the end of the day but it's not too bad. I went to the gym Monday and walked on the treadmill. That felt a little different. I walked for 45 mins at a slight incline. My scar is healing great and it's very thin and low. I will have to post a pic of it later.

5 weeks po

I'm a little past 5 weeks po. Looking good and feeling great! I am back to doing pretty much all of my normal activities. I can't wait to get cleared to go back to Zumba.
Dr. Patrick Proffer

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you look so GREAT!!!!.. I too was looking into Dr Proffer and Im so glad Iwas able to see his work... he did a GREAT job!!! I so cant wait till I get mine done!!!
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Thank you! I'm happy with the results so far and I would do it again if I had to. No regrets here.
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you look great !!! tiny waist.
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Great update. You look great.
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Thank you!!!
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howdie love how are you holding up now?
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Hey! I'm doing much better. I haven't taken any pain medication or sleep aids in 2 days. I'm still hunched over but getting around better. Thanks for checking!
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that is good girly
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well dont expect to cough comfortably at 7wks post op....lol....i still hate to cough...i take airborne to avoid getting a cold.....beware ladies, it hurt like hell! :(
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Congratulations!!! Great results!! Question: What areas did you have lipo done? Any in the abdominal area? Or just flanks?
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Thank you! Lipo was done on my abdomen and lower sides. Flanks would have been extra. I think he may have helped me out in that area though by the looks of it.
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Congrats!!!! Happy healing to you!!!!
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Hey fellow Texan, congrats on the surgery! Glad to hear that you are doing well. Hang in there...can't wait to see pics.
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Thank you! I will post pics when I get home. My phone won't allow me to upload the pics.
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Hey there...you did it...god bless and happy healing .....its all good from here...
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Good luck! You'll be on the flat side before you know it.
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Thanks Michelle!
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A day behind me !!! Watch out we r gonna be sexy !!!!
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Good luck to you!!! I hope all went well for you!
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How exciting! My surgery is this Friday the 12th.I have 4 kids similar ages to yours and I'm 140 lbs at 5'4. Good luck to you!!!
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Honey child! Just you wait you will be the bomb.com too! I ain't kidding. You have a very nice shape. Not to be funny you have that nice curve in your back like me. Once that tummy is gone your booty is gonna be here I am!! Watch what tell ya. 6 months from now you won't know what to do with yourself! Cause I am still in awe! Good luck! Follow your dr instructions and please wear your garment. Toodles
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Thank you! Time is flying by now and I hope that 6 months does also. Do you have a list of good garments to buy on your review?
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Yes there's pictures too
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So happy for you...the end result is so uplifting...it is so nice to see woman of color and woman in general doing the d.. thing..and taking care of themselves We often put others first!....god bless and keep us posted....ps..my biggest advise...makr sure you talk to your ps about constipation....ugh...lol
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Thank you so much! Girl I am sooooo anxious to get this done and over with. I looked at your pics and you look great! You all on here that have had the surgery done are such inspirations. And you are right we do tend to put everyone else first. I still sit and think of what I could get for my family or our home with the money that I'm using for my TT and it's crazy cuz I've been wanting this done for as long as I can remember. it's finally going down though....11 days!
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