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The Final Chapter - Baltimore,
I am a 47 yr old mother of 3, 2 girls 20 & 22...
- 18 Feb 2013
- 1 day pre
I am a 47 yr old mother of 3, 2 girls 20 & 22 yrs old and a son who is 18. Just recently I got my stuff together and lost the 40lbs of baby fat i obviously have been carrying around for 18 years! Not entirely true, but you get my point. I am looking forward to having a stretch mark free stomach and flat belly with tight stomach muscles! I have considered doing something a few times but the timing was never right and realized "when exactly would be the right time?" the answer was NEVER! So just do it!!
I am looking forward to feeling myself again, I use to look at a picture of me and my husband at 18 and say that's who i am walking out the door in a size 16 dress, now i can do it with a size 8 and really look in the mirror.
I am anxious about tomorrow but more excited, I will also have some lipo and under my chin tightened, as there is some flabby skin there too. I think this is not vanity, but sanity for myself.. i really want to rock a bikini again!
I am fully prepared and educated, I even watched a video of the procedure so that when I am recovering I can understand why I am feeling certain things, I wanted to throw up watching it but yet again couldn't look away.
I have learned several things in the last few weeks(this is the amount of time I have had between deciding to do and my surgery date) that everyone who you choose to speak with about your choice wants something done too, and that they all wish you well and are jealous in one way or another. Meaning they wish they had the courage and means cause if they did everyone I have shared with would be right after me tomorrow!
I have also learned that no matter what you prepare for your experience will be just that, YOURS. You cannot figure to be like anyone else, be as prepared as you can get all the knowledge you choose to about what you are having done, and if there is that one person you are not sure about telling because they judge, trust yourself and wait till after and blow there minds! Cause you will find out quickly they would love to have something done too.
BE PREPARED, this is the best advise I can give anyone.
BE well Be safe, and do what makes you happy!
Post op day 7, it has been a very long road...
- 26 Feb 2013
- 7 days post
It is a learning curve to know what pushes you over the edge each day, so take each one as it comes.....
Photos soon!! I promise
WOW, is all I can say. Pod 14 doctor visit and I...
- 4 Mar 2013
- 13 days post
Three weeks post op. calling it over the hump...
- 13 Mar 2013
- 21 days post
Post op week 4!! Whoo hoo. Feeling really good...
- 19 Mar 2013
- 27 days post
It is so great to put all these hopes feeling and insecurities out there. Thank you to all my February gals before and after me, without you all this experience would feel very lonely.
Love to all my new sister friends! At one point someone said we shud all meet in Vegas next feb to celebrate our yr of rediscovery.. I like it!!
Be well and heal happy..
5 weeks post op! Thought the day would never come!...
- 25 Mar 2013
- 1 month post
Came home put dinner on, put crap we bought away etc. passed out for 30 mins. Got up made dinner. After dinner went to my basement lounge chair and just thumbed through catalogs till 9:30!
Here's the drawback of thinking ur normal, and can so everything! My hips swelled, not my belly.. The sensitivity on my sides and back was insane! Tylenol first thing in morning to handle car ride and breakfast , held out till bed time. But crap the sensitivity was crazy. Still feeling it this morning, only my calves are twitching too! All that muscle I had in legs must be gone I feel like I ran a 10k!
I wear the jawbone up band it is fabulous! It measures sleep, activity and u can log food and see ur caloric intake. I am obsessed with it! It is slightly pathetic the number of steps in comparison to others I am taking ! I do about 2400 on a very busy day, all weekend I did between 2500-3300. 1/3 of the average person and I am bone sore in my legs! Ugh I know we loss muscle faster then we build it, but whaaa this stinks.
Also I have had the silicone strip in scar and Friday I felt like it was on fire cudnt wait to get it off, I took it off and my scar looks great ( see pic) belly button on other hand is still suck a slit thinking Chinese marble trick will be in my future. Sent pic off to doctor to see what they say, since I am so far away I don't go till next week.
Long winded no doubt.
In summary I am thrilled with my results and my recovery, just getting frustrated with trying to do more and feeling so tired. Doctor B says I must be more diligent this week as the healing is most significant this week. But what a week , Easter and my son comes home from college and 20 people for Easter dinner.. 1 mth till big trip to Australia for three weeks.. Healing be with us all!
My Doctor: Adam L. Basner, MD
I live in New York, just outside of Manhattan. My doctor(gyno)/friend recommended Dr. Basner, and off I went..
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