Since scheduling this surgery s already and Im...

Since scheduling this surgery s already and Im just a nervous wreck. I cant wait to be on the other side of this. I had my pre-op appointment yesterday and I feel better already. Only 15 more days uI cant sleep, I keep waking up feeling my belly. I have gone through so many emotionntil the big day!!

13 days until my surgery!! My mom is flying out to...

13 days until my surgery!! My mom is flying out to help take care of me and my kids. I have decided to do the Atkins diet to try to get off 10 pounds before my surgery. Last night I could not sleep at all, I kept having dreams about the surgery again. I wonder if that is normal?? I have been on the internet almost everyday trying to find pictures and reviews of people who have had this same procedure. I honestly can't wait for this all to be behind me :)

I wanted to put my weight and measurments for...

I wanted to put my weight and measurments for those of you looking for similar body types.
Weight: 193.8
Height: 5'4"
Waist:42"

Only 2 days, 7 hours, and 46 minutes until...

Only 2 days, 7 hours, and 46 minutes until showtime. I am so excited. My dreams stopped and I am surprisingly normal. Looking forward to posting from the flat side :)

Hey all, I am doing great. I am still at the...

Hey all, I am doing great. I am still at the hospital because I went ahead with impatient. Totally worth it its been great to have people taking care of my every little need. I did have a bout of nausea and vomiting from anesthesia but now I feel fabulous. The doctor informed me he was able to remove almost 20lbs of skin alone. I am so pleased with what I see so far. My mom was able to snap a pic while my binder was off but I was in a weird position so my skin looks creased. This was soo worth it :)

So today was my first post op appt. It went well,...

So today was my first post op appt. It went well, my ps changed my steri strips and took out my stitches, unfortunatly he only removed one drain. I have another follow up on Tuesday and he is pretty confident he will be able to remove the other 2. I wanted to take a pic without my drains but that was a no go :( My scar is healing nicely my belly button looks great and my T joint looks alive and healthy still. I cannot complain. I will post pictures as soon as I have these pesky drains out.

So I had another appt. today and he took out the...

So I had another appt. today and he took out the rest of my drains :) So happy I can finally wear underwear again without them snagging on my drains. He said I look fantastic and I am healing well. I feel great and have been doing normal everyday things. I weighed in today at 175.6 That is awesome and I am so happy about that. I havent had the guts to take my measuments yet but I will in a couple more weeks. Very pleased with my results. I will post new pics tomorrow of my scar with most of the steri-stips off.

So yesterday I had my first official "was it worth...

So yesterday I had my first official "was it worth it" moment. I am 3 weeks PO and feel great but sitting around not being able to life anything, and not being able to work out is really getting to me. My T-joint isnt healing properly and is starting to come apart :( I will be getting re-stitched tomorrow morning but this makes me sad. I do feel so much better when I see myself in the mirror and I know this was all worth it. I will just be staying as positive as I have been from the begining. My Doctor is great and I know he will make this right.

Hey all, I saw my doc today and I must say I love...

Hey all, I saw my doc today and I must say I love my Plastic Surgeon. He is wonderful. He took time out of his saturday to sew me back up. It took 30 min and I was out of there. I was bummed yesterday about everything but today is a new day and I feel put back together :) Hoping all you girls on here are healing well and feeling great. Just remind yourself that its okay to have bad days, and if you have to cry then just cry. Tomorrow is a new day, Love and happy healing to all.

Hello Lovely Ladies, So I am just about 6 weeks PO...

Hello Lovely Ladies, So I am just about 6 weeks PO and I am feeling great. I got the go ahead last week to finally start working out again. Good thing too because I feel HUGE. I think after everything is said and done I am only about 5lbs smaller than I was pre-op :( Which sucks considering he took almost 20lbs. But as of yesterday I am back at the gym and its going great. my current weight is 188.6 and I would like to be around 170-175. My incision has finally started to settle down a bit. Its a very bright purple color like when you have a new stretch mark, so that lets me know it is starting the healing process. I started my silicone strips and my twice a day massages. I will be taking some new pics soon. I am still so happy I had this done but my biggest complaint is that I am still a bigger size than I was pre-op, is this normal??? Oh well, hopefully getting back to the gym will help in that department. Anyway keep your eye out for some new pics, talk to you all later :)

*7 weeks Post-OP I feel totally normal again. I...

*7 weeks Post-OP
I feel totally normal again. I can do everything except abdominal workouts. Sleeping on my side stomach or in any position is comfortable. I have complete feeling everywhere and I am so happy with my results. I am currently doing my silocone scar stip treatment on my verticle scar only because that is the one that shows. My horizantal scar is flat and very thin and I am very happy with it. I will be having a revision just so my PS can take out more skin from my hip area plus I have a little dog ear. All in all I am very happy with the outcome. I have dropped a dress size *whew* I was so worried when just a week ago my pre-op pants were too small and now they are too big. Thank you for all the support through my journey. Its not quite over yet, but it has been much appreciated. I posted new pics too :)

*PO 3 Months* Hey all, So its been 3 months since...

*PO 3 Months*
Hey all, So its been 3 months since my surgery. Overall I am very happy I did this. I will be having scar revision on my verticle scar as it has healed and looks very wide. My tummy is flat as a board though and I look so much better in clothes than I ever thought I could. I do have 15 more pounds to lose until I reach my goal of 165. I have been able to do everything that I did pre tummu tuck even crunches and sit ups :) I hope you ladies are healing well and check out my new pics.

*1 year post op anniversary*

It's been a year since I had my tummy tuck and I am do happy I did this. It took almost 9 months before I never saw another day of swelling. I feel totally normal like nothing ever happened. My weight fluctuated through out the year but I am finally at my normal weight. I currently weigh 170 pounds and wear size 12-13 pants. I am so happy I did this and would recommend it to anyone. I do think maybe I wasn't the best candidate for the fluer de lis because I really do believe I could have achieved the same result from just a normal tuck. All on all life is good and I am very happy :)
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