Flat side!

I'm still in the contemplating stage despite the...

I'm still in the contemplating stage despite the fact that I have put a 3200$ down payment down for an Oct. Surgery..(after summer, school starting and one kid's bday).

My PS actually told me I was an "in the middle group"...not a "no you don't need a tummy tuck", but not a "oh yes, you for sure would be a great candidate". I'm 5'7", 145. I used to be 185 (20 years ago) and have also been prego 3 times in the past 8 years...so my tummy is stretched and marked and I have always hated it....but I look OK in clothes...mostly.

I'm trying to get my head around this....who I should tell...I'm kind of embarassed...but at the same time, with my saggy belly, I still kind of see that 18 year old chubby girl...even though I work decently hard (I could work harder) at being in OK shape. I also worry about looking like a chubby girl with a flat tummy....know what I mean?? Like I actually did a naked plank to show my husband all the sag...lol. He doesn't really get it, but he knows I hate my belly...

some days I wake up and think that doing it is the best idea....other days I think its crazy...I'm terrfied of the healing and pain and trying to run my family without a mama...this family needs its mama!! anyways, this is my rant....I read this site often and Im sure someone else has some of these crazy thought?!

More and more excited

Maybe excited isn't the perfect word but summer clothes sure make a girl want a flat tummy. My date is set for Oct 2 and I'm getting my hubby prepared for taking time of work and being mr. Mom for a couple of weeks. I have been eating well and exercising regularly and unfortunately it isn't making me feel smaller... So I'm pretty sure that this is still the right decision... Just a bit of a scary one...

10 days..

Of course all three of my kids have runny noses and one has a terrible croupy cough.. it will be a miracle if I can make it through thenext10 days without getting something... I have allergies and every time I sneeze I think about how much it's going to hurt...

The week before...

Here are my before shots....

Recovery

Well, it's not fun... My body does not like anesthetics nor these narcotics... Today I am day 3... I fainted early this am when I got up to go pee... Luckily for me I am still in the hospital. I got back to bed and slept for a couple of hours. Still no real appetite, and hospital food leaves a bit to be desired but I am moving around better and better. I'm swollen and sore and I really want to poop!!

Slowly but surely ... Day 15

I'm not going to lie... Still hard days... I'm sure missing my mother in law who ran my household seamlessly for a week... But some days I feel ok.... The hardest part for me is the regression.... I want to feel the same or better every day and when I hurt more than the days before I find it hard on the spirit...

On the plus side....

Down 8 lbs! Very little appetite still...

3 weeks -1 day

I would say that today I resumed almost normal activity... Minus any work outs... I did all my own driving and dropping and picking up 3 kids off at school and preschool, made sugar cookies for Halloween, grocery shopping, had a friend for coffee, made dinner and went to my oldest daughters music class...on my feet a lot!! I'm now in my zero gravity lawn chair and hubs is putting kids to bed as I have had it! Hope I'm not sore tomorrow...

5 weeks

Feeling great at 5 weeks... Scar is red and still spitting stitches but I walk the dig now, hopped on my elliptical for 20 mins, and am keeping up with my three littles...
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