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5th day Post Op for Mommy Make-Over - Arkansas
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- Cost: $11,550
I am a young mother of two beautiful babies. I am...
- 22 May 2012
- 2 days pre
I am a young mother of two beautiful babies. I am proud of the marks they left on my breasts and tummy but I have always been an extremely self conscious person. My self image affects that and I look down on myself a lot. I would never take it to extremes like starving or vomiting or even extreme exercising, but it does nag at me.
I originally started out at 160 in high school. I am 5'10 and did play sports and had a lot of muscle, but my stomach and hips always had a lil over my jeans...not much, but a little. I go extremely insecure about it in high school and decided to start smoking because I knew a girl who smoked and it curbed her appetite and lost some weight. I would of resulted initially to a Dr. etc but my mom isn't the one to ever make anyone admit or let them feel like something is wrong with them. So I started smoking and hid it from my parents and siblings.
I did lose a lot of weight and got done to 135 and that was very skinny for me since I am tall and not very lanky, but muscular. After getting married, my husband didn't like it but wouldn't bother me about it but he did put down the law that he would never try to get pregnant as long as I smoked so that was that and I got pregnant the next month :). After my first child, I had reached 195 the first day of post partum, and didn't lose much after. I lost some but when I got pregnant 6 months later, I still was losing weight and continued to through the beginning of my 2nd pregnancy. After my 2nd baby, I was at 185 and was able to breastfeed much much longer than the first. I started B12 shots and started exercising and when he was 6 months, his pediatrician let me start calorie counting since he was receiving nutrition from a 2nd source as well and was on poly vi sol.
So ta-da I am now 140 and at a complete stand still. The deal was to lose 50lbs and we would look into plastic surgery and so here we are. I would of started this blog sooner if I had thought my husband would of been so easy to convince, but I guess it's now or never. I am scheduled to have my surgery at 9 am Friday. I am happy with the surgeon I chose and happy about it. My children are still very young and Im scared about post op but am excited to look GOOD again. Hes doing lipo on my hips, a full tummy tuck, and a 350-375 cc silcone on my saggy, saggy breasts that use to once be a full C. I am so excited and will keep adding to my blog as much as possible. I am also looking for some pro's that know what sort of grocery list I need to put together ASAP. I havent found too much on google. Keep ya updated, & Wish me luck!
Getting Nervous~I am extremely anxious!! My...
- 24 May 2012
- 1 day pre
Going to bed early tonight!!! Everyone have a blessed Friday and I'll update as soon as possible! Look for pics!
Oh man, I am in pain! It's not painful sitting on...
- 26 May 2012
- 1 day post
Today is Tuesday, 4 days after surgery and I am...
- 29 May 2012
- 4 days post
Hello All! I am doing AWESOME! Im only taking...
- 30 May 2012
- 5 days post
if you have a foam mattress for your bed (4in or so) take it off and lay it on your recliner. I in no way could get up by myself but I don't think I could any ways. That extra padding was so nice at night.
Have a heating pad. I dont know what I would of done without my heating pad. I dont know if it's my back in general from sitting so much that hurts or if its the lipo locations but either way it was handy.
In addition to that, get a fan! Not a box one, but a medium one bc that heating pad gets you hot plus all the support binders you have on.
For cleansing, buy extra small gauze boxes and ask for an extra roll of steri tape at the hopsital. They safety pin the pump on your stomach binder but it still slips and the tape holds it. Also, you have to clean your cord entries and one of mine kept bleeding so I had to pack it with gauze and tape it down.
I also recommend buying high rise undies to hold all your gauze in place. I luckily already had some from my last pregnancy I didn't use.
I think FInally, (For Extra) If you buy a Moo Moo to wear, 1 make it silky and 2 see if there is any with pockets. My mom bought me one that is cheetah print with flowers and it has two pockets! So I stopped taping and pinning my cords on my tummy through out the day and just stuck them in the pocket lol
Also--WALK WALK WALK. my dr said it'd help and I dont know why and what else it may do but it made me put out a lot more blood and Im gettting mine out tomorrow!!! Yay, Everytime I walked, I saw blood flowing so woot woot! I hope you guys enjoy seeing my day 5 pics!