I will be securing my date after I return from...
I will be securing my date after I return from vacation in April. I'm planning for a March 2014 surgery date and I have selected Dr. Davoudi as my PS. I'm so excited and patience is truly a virtue in this case. I have chosen to wait because I plan to pay for my surgery without financing and it will be better for my schedule as well.
Ok ladies I need your thoughts. I have been...
Ok ladies I need your thoughts. I have been addicted to this site since I found it. I've had my consultation, have selected my PS and decided that I would begin making payments towards my procedure when I returned from vacation. Well tomorrow is that day and although I'm excited because I can't think about anything but a TT I am second guessing myself now. I'm the person that buys something for myself and end up taking it back. always deciding that I didn't really need it. And then there's the fact of having 4 children and feeling a sense of guilt for even thinking about spending that type of $ on myself. Have any of you struggled with those thoughts and how have you dealt with it. I'm saving to pay cash and have estimated that I will have it paid by the end of this year. In my mind if I were able to finance it I wouldn't feel so horrible. Just venting and hoping to gain some insight and advice. Thanks!!
I finally paid my deposit and scheduled my date....
I finally paid my deposit and scheduled my date. 12/5. And the countdown begins. My husband isn't supportive at all but I am committed and ready.
December 5 is approaching. I'm so excited and although I wish my surgery date was tomorrow I need these next 2 months to prepare, finish paying for my surgery and hopefully lose 15 more pounds. I'm just so thankful for all of you guys and your support!
More about me while I wait... Patiently... Ummm yeah
I'm a 38 year old mother of 4 ages 20, 16, 14 and 2 also married. I lost all of my post baby weight after my 3rd child but got remarried, had a tubal reversal, got pregnant with #4 and gained 20 lbs back. I am working out again, trying to lose weight pre-op. I'm an erotica author so if love to feel as sexy as the characters I wrote about. Lol. Oh well I'll be reading all of your reviews and preparing for my big day.
Ready for my pre-op
Okay my pre-op is in two weeks. What are the most important questions I need to ask my PS?? I don't want my increasing nerves to cause me to forget to ask the right questions. And what items are an absolute must for post-op?
Had my pre-op on Tues!!
Well the pre-op went well. Had a moment of anxiety but it passed. I went to fill my prescriptions and they are pretty expensive. I'm also trying to decide if I should opt to stay in the hospital overnight. What do you ladies think?? Well I start my liquid diet tomorrow. Plan to hit the gym as much as possible too. Happy Thanksgiving sisters!!
1st day if liquid diet
Ok. This is the 1st day of my liquid fast and I can tell this will be hard. Any suggestions ladies? I'm used to my cup of coffee. I'm going mad over here.
5th day of my liquid diet and 2 more days til I'm on the flat side
It's actually getting easier. I'm sipping my smooth move tea now just trying to go over last minute stuff. Can anyone suggest a place to get a good, inexpensive compression garment? I was told to bring a spanx with me to the hospital but don't want to pay a lot for this one because the dr will cut holes in it. Oh, I've also lost 8 lbs since I started the liquid diet. Will hopefully be down a total of 12 by the big day.
Starting to get nervous!!
I am finally starting to get nervous!! The reality has just hit me. Please pray for me. Surgery is at 7am tomorrow. You ladies have been the best support system. I'll update as soon as I can.
6 Dec 2013
Day of treatment
It's official ladies. I'm on the flat side. Of course I haven't seen it yet but was thankful that the nurse was Sao impressed that she let my hub and friend see. They said " hourglass". I'm feeling okay and can tell that the pain is def from the muscle repair but manageable. Well I'm going to rest. Will post pics soon.
2 days post- op
Hi ladies. I just wanted to check in. I'm still very swollen. Pain is manageable. The worse part is the muscle tightening but even that is not too horrible. God is so awesome!! Well here are a few pics with the garment on. I'll take more as time progresses. Thanks to all of you for your well wishes and prayers!
Pain minimal but boy do I need a BM!!!
I am shocked at the level of pain I'm experiencing. I had my mind prepared for excruciating pain but that never happened. The most I can say is that the drainage tubes are definitely irritating. Today I also feel the desire to have a BM bit am having trouble making that happen. I did take a little MOM a lil while ago. Maybe it'll help. As I read on here and my PS mentioned as well..., my appetite is limited and I'm sure his strict 7 day liquid diet has caused this. I have no complaints. Any questions just ask.
Today! Oh Today!
By far today might be the hardest day so far. It's not because of pain. My discomfort is due to the swelling, tight CG and the inability to cough and relieve myself of this post surgery phlegm. Other than that I am fine. At 4 days post I guess that isn't so bad compared to what I initially expected.
5 days post
Still hunched over. But all is well. Starting to take Tylenol for pain in the daytime and 1/2 Percocet at night as needed.