I had my initial consultation today with Dr....
I had my initial consultation today with Dr. Narsete and he is amazing! I really feel good about him. I will be doing a full tummy tuck, lipo of the stomach and hips and lipo of the thighs. My number one goal is to get rid of my upper belly pooch and the stretch marks that accompany it. I have had to schedule it one month out because the person taking care of me post op can not take off work until then. My goal until then is too get healthy so that the surgery is safer. Lose a couple pounds, start taking multi vitamins, and keep doing tae bo!!
My greatest fear for the surgery is developing a blood clot. I am going to be taking every measure possible to avoid this. If any of you have suggestions, I am all ears! I will definitely be posting preop and post op pics. Much love! XOXOXOXO
I am getting so excited! I can't stop obsessing...
I am getting so excited! I can't stop obsessing and researching! I love looking at the before and afters, reading stories on here and learning what to expect and things to buy to help during the healing process. This site has definitly Been a favorite so I want to say thank you!! Now I'm just counting down the days until I have a nice tight, flat tummy!!! Oh yeah I wanted to put my stats on here for those that may be taller and want to see what someone my size looks like! 6'1, 245 size 18 pants, size large top, 38C. I am trying to lose 15 lbs before surgury. Wish me luck!!
New PS and combining with a hysterectomy.
16 Sep 2013
5 months post
So hello everyone, its been about 6 months since i was supposed to get my TT. I have been dealing with endometriosis and its been a pain in my ass but I have decided to just go ahead with a hysterectomy with my TT. I have met with my new PS in Austin, Dr. Tjelmeland and have decided I like him the best due to the tools he uses during surgery which allow a faster/less painful healing (harmonic scalpel and a numbing agent that lasts three days instead of a pain pump). He also was confident he could do a normal tummy tuck instead of an extended tuck which will give me a shorter scar. I love his before and after pix, his patients all have amazing results with cute little belly buttons! I will keep updating until its my turn to be on the flat side!!! You all are my inspiration everyday so thank you!!!
28 Oct 2013
6 months post
Thank you to all of you women who have posted your photos and stories. It has truly inspired me and made this journey for me so much easier and also exciting! One month until hysterectomy and two months until my TT. (Jan 2nd at 8:00am) I am starting school on Jan 13th and a little nervous I will still be not 100% as it will be less than 2 weeks of recovery but the class is only twice a week and 4.5 hours at a time. I'm thinking if I don't have my drains out yet I might have to miss the first day. We'll see!!
My list - 61days preop
30 Oct 2013
6 months post
Hey ladies- i still have several weeks until my surgery but I am going to start getting my supplies a little bit at a time. Is there anything you had that you were so thankful to have or anything you didn't have that you wished you had? I'm getting so excited ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!
Ladies I have a question!!!!
Hi everyone, so prior to picking my PS I met with three other surgeons who all said I needed an extended TT (I think because of my gigantic hips) my current Dr that I am going with is confident I only need an standard tuck but I am so worried about getting the dog ears or muffin look that I see on here sometimes. Can anyone help me understand this and give me your opinions???
46 days til TT and one week until hysterectomy
16 Nov 2013
7 months post
Hi ladies, just wanted to check in. Time is going by so fast I can't believe I have one more week with a uterus. I just finished my last period of my life. It's sad but also kinda nice. I never had any children but lucky for me my fiancé Stephanie can always carry the baby if we ever choose to have one! (Yes, that makes me lesbian) I am still so excited about my TT it can't come soon enough! I have been doing the Atkins diet and lost 10lbs and trying to lose 20 more lbs by January 2nd. Don't know if it will happen but I'm going to try. Will update after the hysterectomy to let everyone know I'm okay!! Xoxoxo
26 Nov 2013
7 months post
Got my total hysterectomy done yesterday at 2. I was in surgery 4 hours because of the extreme amount of endometriosis he had to remove. I did the da Vinci robotic surgery which is probably the only reason I am okay to type right now lol. I'm in pAin but mostly just super gassy from blowing up my belly. TT in 6 weeks and I can't wait!! I sound like a glutton for pain but if i am okay day two post hysterectomy my TT should be cake!!! Ly ladies update more later. Xoxoxo
26 days til TT time!!!!!!
Hey y'all I am now 12 days post op from my hysterectomy and feeling great! If I didn't say it already I had everything removed minus my left ovary which I think is sleeping because I'm having night sweats like a mofo!! Hope it wakes up soon. On the plus side I've lost 16lbs so far and my belly is actually looking a little more saggy from all the missing organs (my right ovary was two times the size of my uterus) so makes me even happier I've chosen the TT!! I hope he stitches me up so tight that it keeps all that stuff in it's place!!! Anyways I am eating snickers protein (they are so freaking good try the caramel nut rush) bars and lots and lots of water and just eating a little here and there throughout the day and for the first time in my life focusing on healing instead of food and it's helping the weightloss - imagine that!! Anyways I'll update again before the tuck and continue to stalk all of you!!!! Happy healing xoxo