After Years of Debating....
- updated 7 months ago
I've decided to pursue my ideal body image by...
- 3 Apr 2013
- 15 days pre
I've decided to pursue my ideal body image by going through with liposuction of the abdomen,back and arms. I love my size (size 16/18) and overall shape, but my stomach and back are just too rolly. They make me look awful in certain clothes and I want to live and be able to wear cute, trendy outfits because I'm a young fashionista! Im only 29 and would like my body to match my diva personality and attire!
As for my arms, well let's just say they are irregular! My left arm is bigger than the right one and this makes it really difficult for me to find shirts and jackets/blazers that fit my arms! I started eating right over a year ago...I exercise 4 days a week but I'm just not seeing improvement in my problem areas. So hopefully this surgery gives me the boost and continued motivation that I'm looking for....
I've been talking about this procedure and researching for at least 3 years! I chickened out last year after looking at photos of bruised va-jay-jays, but after reading several stories on Realself I've concluded the looks are worse than the pain. So wish me luck and send up some prayers! My surgery is scheduled for April 19th!!!!!
Okay, I'm done with my preop labwork and I'm paid...
- 5 Apr 2013
- 14 days pre
Anywho, I'm counting down! Excited but nervous at the same time.
Ok. Here are the awful nude pics! I can't wait...
- 9 Apr 2013
- 10 days pre
So yesterday was the big day. Unfortunately, I had...
- 20 Apr 2013
- 1 day post
Anyhow, the nurses have been driving me crazy! They keep moving me to change my pads and gauze and this is very painful. I wish they would let me be. I wasn't in much pain until they started moving me. Now My pain is at a 7 out of 10. I think the majority of pain is from the incisions!
They tried to get me up for a walk around 9pm last night but I was just too dizzy and nauseous. However, I was able to do a walk at 2am after taking two medications for nausea. I still haven't been able to eat much...I had 1/2 cup of jello, 1 cracker and 1/2 cup of applesauce. That's all my stomach will allow. I asked for gingerale but they said no I can't have that!
Needless to say, I'll be glad to go home.
Okay ladies, I'm moving around better on my own...
- 22 Apr 2013
- 3 days post
My pain has been around a 4 out of 10 with movement. I had some the stitches in my back taken out so I so much better. I also took a shower. Thank GOD!!!!
So now I'm hoping that I can go back to work on Thursday and act normally.
I haven't updated in a few days because I didn't...
- 1 May 2013
- 12 days post
Post-op pics posted! Returned to the gym...
- 7 May 2013
- 18 days post
Returned to the gym today! Omg, I was sweating and tired in the 1st 10 mins of the treadmill. Smh! I forced myself to do 15 mins of the treadmill, 15 mins on a bike, the weight machines for legs. I'm definitely not ready for abs or to lift weights. But I guess some physical activity is better than nothing!
Happy healing ladies!
- 16 May 2013
- 27 days post
I'm really hoping that I won't need a round 2, but with the way things are looking....I'm sure I will. Don't get my wrong. I can definitely see a difference...like a 70% difference but I want more. I want more!
Next week I go on vacay and would really like to not have any bruising! I would like a flat stomach and back with no rolls. Is that too much to ask at 4 weeks post op?
Ps. I went for cupping therapy. Ouch! It was yesterday so I don't see any changes just yet. Stay tuned for my opinion on this...
- 23 May 2013
- 1 month post