I am getting a mommy make over! I had my...

I am getting a mommy make over! I had my consultation and scheduled my surgery for October 29th! Yea

I am 39 years old. I have 4 kids 20, 10, 8, 7. I...

I am 39 years old. I have 4 kids 20, 10, 8, 7. I am so excited to get my mommy make over! I have to wait until my husband can come in town!!! He got transferred.
I can't wait to get rid of my stomach I feel so unattractive. And get a breast lift and augmentation! I breast fed all my kids not sure if that makes my breast more saggy?
I am nervous and excited! I just wish it was sooner!!!

Pregnancy and breast feeding can definitely make your breasts sag for sure. And yours saw a lot of action.

At least having your surgery in October (which will be here before you know it) will give you time to plan and collect everything you need.

Check out this list of supplies to buy before your treatment. Hope this helps!

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Thanks for the supply list! I love this site it answers so many of my question!
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158 days until my surgery! 134 for my pre op! I...

158 days until my surgery! 134 for my pre op! I wish it was sooooner! I have been doing tons of research. And emailing the patient coordinator any questions. I really hope it's worth it!
Hey blondeinbluffton! I also breastfed my kids and pumped too! Mine are real saggy and heavy. So much so the areola is stretched out. I hate it. I'm so excited for my surgery. You have no idea! Would love to give each other support in the process :) . My surgery will be in Sept!
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Hey miamimom! My areoles are huge too! I pumped too. How many kids do you have? I am so so excited for my surgery also. What are you getting done? I would love to give each other support. Thanks so much for posting.
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Forgot to ask when is sept?
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I am going California for the summer in 2 weeks....

I am going California for the summer in 2 weeks. My dr is going to write me a prescription for chantix so I can stop smoking. I also want to lose 20lbs before my surgery in Oct! Hope I can do it!
I started seeing a nutrionalist before my surgery. I bet you could find one that would help you lose weight and quick smoking. I lost 22 lbs in 3 months
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Good idea! I am going to CA for the summer. My husband got transferred there. He is in the hotel business. We will be staying at the hotel he works for. The gym is right near the room we are staying in. So I will be going there and when I get back I joined a yoga studio- hot yoga! I have done yoga on dvd's a few times. But I thought maybe a studio would make me do it more often. Also they have classes at 9am so I can go after I drop my kids off at school!
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Thanks for the info!!! I spoke to him about each. I have looked at the side effects and that is a oncern for me. My friend tried Wellbutrin to try to stop smoking and she got really depressed and had suicidal thoughts. But I had a friend that took Wellbutrin and swears by it for stopping smoking. I have good and bad stories with both of them?!? I am quitting @ 4.5 months before surgery. Thanks so much for posting!! I am scared to try either... :-/
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I want to get into the best shape I can before...

I want to get into the best shape I can before surgery. I go to CA for the summer in 5 days-my husband got transferred there. He is in the hotel business. So the hotel has a gym- which I will use. Then when I get back I joined a yoga studio- hot yoga. I have 5 month to lose 20-30lbs. I can't wait for my surgery! :-)

Woohoo! I hope you do in oct!!! It won't be as bad if you do. My dr said I would gain weight with quitting smoking- he didn't say because of chantix or not because of chantix. I guess we will see. I hope I don't.
I need to lose weight! Starting Monday gym for an hour and chantix and only healthy foods. When I get back I am going to start hot yoga.
I really hope I can lose some weight even being on chantix.
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Yes, I totally understand what you mean about the medications. I feel the same way. I haven't really researched them myself as I don't need to quit smoking, just lose weight. I have just heard from people that with Wellbutrin you lose weight and with Chantix you gain. I really don't know the validity of it though.

It would be great to be surgery buddies! Waiting for October doesn't sound so depressing anymore. lol With us it's just saving/re-saving the money we spent.
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Yea I know about the weight gain-:-/ my friend had wellbutrin to stop smoke and went off the deep end. I have researched both. And went with chantix. They both actually scare me!!! I am not 1 to even take an Advil for a head ache.
I hope you can have surgery in Oct we can be surgery buddies! Lol I have to wait for 2 reasons 1. my husband is CA so I need him to be home for a good amount of time, 2. We need to save enough money!
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How do I add photos?

How do I add photos?
Thanks miamimom, I've been wondering how to also. And Jada, you are so right. That is exactly why we are all here. We are all in the same boat. I had a horrible dream last night that I was looking at my tummy and it was getting bigger and more wrinkled while I was looking at it. lol I think it's from looking at so many pics of TT. I also have never looked at so many different breasts in all my life.
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All I do is look at naked women all day. Lol
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Hey blonde! you can upload pics by going to your "my profile" , click on the green button that says "update" and scroll down until you this in bold " Photos are extremely helpful! Upload your before and after photo:"

locate the "browse" buttons , click on them and it'll locate your disk drive where you store pics.
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I download pics and I really can't stand the way I...

I download pics and I really can't stand the way I look.... I have 5 months to try to get in better shape for my surgery. I really hope I can lose some more weight!!!!!
Good luck to all the ladies having surgery today or who have just had surgeries. Sending positive vibes for happy healing.

Oh and I start chantix Monday to stop smoking! I...

Oh and I start chantix Monday to stop smoking! I hope I am successful with weight loss and quitting smoking:-)

Woohoo! I wonder if I have been emailing w/ too...

Woohoo! I wonder if I have been emailing w/ too many questions so they sent it EARLY! So happy!
how exciting! i got my package on Friday and I'm scheduled for 7/25. Counting the days!
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Nice! I am counting the days but have a few more then you. Lol what are you getting done?
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I thought I commented before, but I guess I forgot. It's awesome you have your packet already! I'm not sure I want mine yet. It will make me more nervous and October is so far away. I'd rather wait a couple of months when the date is closer. And I agree with DessertRat. You look great now and will look fantastic after your mm! I'm too embarrassed to put my pic up. I need a mm really bad. lol
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I started chantix and back to working out! I did 3...

I started chantix and back to working out! I did 3.5 miles on the treadmill! I want to lose AT LEAST 20 more lbs before my surgery. I am in CA for the summer which makes it easier to work out with my hubby @ and a gym in the hotel.My only problem is I will have 3 weeks when I get home to SC before the kids go to school I don't know what I am going to do for a work out for those 3 weeks. Once they are in school I will be doing hot yoga at a studio.
Hope everyone who has surgery is happily healing and doing well!
You will get there just keep working on it if you can quit smoking you can do anything.
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Very true!! I am totally excited for you tomorrow!
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hey blonde so how is your weight loss journey going what is your current weight now I tried losing a little weight before my surgery tomorrow but had a sper stressful time at work and you know diets never work when your stessed at least not for me only 12 more hours left woohoo!!!
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1st week of really working out and eating well...

1st week of really working out and eating well done! I lost 3 lbs! Did 3 miles the 1st day on the treadmill! Every other day 4.5 miles for some reason I can't make it to 5! I have been eating healthy- I am not going to diet- just switch my eating habits. I eat a lot of nuts, fruit, lean protein and veggies! Hope everyone who had surgery this week is healing well!
It's a Sony in Kaleidoscope Pink. It looks so cool!!! My laptop broke months ago and now I feel like a kid on Christmas. Can't wait till it gets here!

@jhowell - LOL, I love pink too! I will be moving into Victoria Secrets after I heal from surgery. lol 7 MORE DAYS!!!! How exciting! Can't wait to see your results.
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@ its4me....Me too LOL LOL... Praying for all of us!
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So far so good. Doing school, got a late start with it today. My 19 year is watching my 1 year old so I can finish, but I hear her crying so I will probably stop now and continue while she takes her nap and then finish tonight after everyone's asleep.

Finally bought my new laptop. I know it took me long to buy it, but I am so picky. I bought one with the specs I need and it is pink and pretty. :)
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Almost done my 2nd week of working out! Slept late...

Almost done my 2nd week of working out! Slept late today so I didn't get my work out in will do it tomorrow. I usually get up between 4-5 to work out but slept until my husbands alarm went off at 6:30. I guess I needed it.

I think I am going to rate my dr lower I have emailed 1 time last week and 1 time this week with questions- no response!! And thinking about it 1 time the week before- so 3 unanswered emails.... I wonder if I should switch drs cause I don't want to be treated this way after surgery?? I am afraid if they handle pre op like this what will post op be like?
If you have to ask yourself if you need to switch, then maybe you want to still look around at other doctors. I feel that doctor should have responded back to you if not him then his assistant should have contacted you. Just my feeling, your money your body your health! He works for you! Good luck on being smoke free,I'm now 4 months smoke free.
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Everything's fine. Quitting smoking has turned me into a bit of an antisocial grump. I recently stopped taking chantix because it was making me super nauseous and it wasn't helping with cravings anyway. I just deal with the cravings, but I'm still smoke-free. I go back to the PS the end of July to ask more questions and try implants on again because I want them bigger than the 350 I originally picked. Other than that, just trying to enjoy what time I have left and stay patient. My surgery is Aug 10....so that will probably be my last day of summer as well.
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That's awesome u r smoke free! Your surgery is coming up so soon! Sorry the stopping smoking has been so rough on you. I picked @ 350 but when I go in I think I am going to do 450
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I am on chantix- I have been for 2 weeks. I...

I am on chantix- I have been for 2 weeks. I stopped smoking today- its bad but not as bad when I have tried to stop cold turkey!
Congrats on quitting!!!! Woohoo! You go girl! Sorry about your PS's office. Miamimom might be right. I agree with you though about making an appt and seeing your doctor in person. This way you can also feel if you no longer feel comfortable with him and his office. You never know, the coordinator might treat you right and have a good explanation for not returning your emails. At least I hope.
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Thanks Jen! You always have great advice!!
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Blonde, every office is different. My doc's patient coordinator is slow to respond to emails but if I call, she answers right away. I've also dealt with a lot of offices that have out of town patients be quick to respond to emails while their phone system leaves much to be desired.

I hope they have contacted you since you posted this :/
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This stinks but I have to say other times I have...

This stinks but I have to say other times I have quit - I haven't been successful- the chantix is helping a lot but I still want to smoke!!

Anyone try to stop smoking here is a great thread...

Anyone try to stop smoking here is a great thread our MM admin started for the smokers

http://www.realself.com/forum/quit-smoking-before-your-mommy-makeover#comment-408662
You are doing great on your exercise...I need to get on the same boat.
Keep it up...you can do it :)
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You're doing great! Everyday will get better and hopefully you can quit forever!
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Thanks so much!
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I got a very nice email from the patient...

I got a very nice email from the patient coordinator!! Vey happy :-)
I'm glad you got such a nice email and are happy now :)
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I'm very happy for you Penny. :0)
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Thanks Jen!! It was such a nice email! I really was surprised and appreciate it!
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Had a slack day yesterday was at the beach...

Had a slack day yesterday was at the beach yesterday- but I did get bashed by waves for 4 hours! Today I did 500 laps in the pool. Trying to change it up a little instead of hitting the gym every day- gets a little boring! Hope everyone is heal well and good luck to anyone is having surgery soon.
Hows the no smoking going? Keep up the good work on working out! your doing awesome.
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I found this and thought you might be interested: http://www.drjoannelopes.com/preparing.php
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Oh My God! In a 25 yard pool? 500 laps would have taken me 4 hours!
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What are your 10 top things that you feel is a...

What are your 10 top things that you feel is a must have??????
Top Ten? hmmm. ok this could change but as of my po day 6, here goes: potty riser, silicone funnel so you dont pee on your cg, cough drops omg that hurts, chlorox wipes & personal wipes, suave dry shampoo & a shampoo cape for when you can't shower yet but need your hair washed, button front nice dress for PS appt & "housedress" for home, protein pwd/shake... Walker was good the first few days. Don't really need it now but may when I start showering & haven't really tried the bench yet. I'll let you know. Oh! I do like the Vitamedica pre/post op vitamins from makemeheal. Haven't used the arnica & bromelain yet bc my PS has me on blood thinner shots & celebrex. I'm gonna ask him about those on Tues at my PO since I'll be done with the meds & I imagine there will still be swelling & bruising... hope that helps!
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Recliner shower chair low sodium food walker pillows
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Great question Blonde! I took these lists and went to Walmart, got most of it done now! How ya doing?
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I am having a full tummy tuck, muscle repair,...

I am having a full tummy tuck, muscle repair, BL,BA, lipo of my stomach, lower back, and love handles. I am thinking or adding lipo of my thighs???? What do you guys think?
some PS are more aggressive with their Lipo. Mine was not and I hardly had any bruising as you could see from my pictures. I say if you have saddlebags then definitely do the lipo. You are already getting a lot done so see if that can be added on or not. But if it was me I would do it
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I'm getting lipo on my inner thighs. I figure, I'm gonna go through all this, just get it over with!!!
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Blonde, I can't tell if you need if because you don't have a full body picture up but Lipo is painful and I am almost one month in and I have not seen the result of the lipo I have had at all even though my doctor said he removed four pounds of fat. They say that the closer you are to your ideal body weight the longer it takes to see the results.
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I have been emailing with my patient coordinator...

I have been emailing with my patient coordinator lately a ton! And today I called her she answered a ton of questions and completely put me at ease about my after care and if any problems should arise. I feel so excited about surgery! I decided to get lipo of my inner and outer thighs!! I just wish my surgery was sooner!!!! 103 days left until surgery!!
Hey lady! How have u been? Obviously, I haven't been on here in a while. I'm going to try and update my review today or 2moro. I met with the PS today and found out some new and encouraging info!

Smoke free yet?
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Hey girlie! What info?? Your surgery is coming up right?
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I agree with everyone else - add the lipo if you want it done. My thinking was same recovery time.
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100 days until my surgery!!! I will be in double...

100 days until my surgery!!! I will be in double digit count down after tomorrow!!!
I am getting back from CA Sunday night- I plan on starting to slowly start to buy my supplies and was thinking what do I need to wear to surgery, after surgery and PS visits. I found this link that helped some what. But does any one have reccomendation on what to wear to surgery and after? And to you PS post op visits?

http://www.realself.com/question/clothes-tummy-tuck-breast-implants-lift
Hi there, your almost there. Are you ready for surgery?
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My surgery isn't until oct 29th. I wish mine was coming up :-(

 
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It will be here before you know. You will be all redone and looking fab
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What was the most painful part of your recovery...

What was the most painful part of your recovery and what were the 1st 24-48 hours like?

I didn't give my mm a thumbs down - I hit haven...

I didn't give my mm a thumbs down - I hit haven had it yet. But for some reason it put a thumbs down..... Anyone know how to change it?
This one too. Actually this website has loads of info so look around.

http://breastblaug.com/2011/11/16/how-to-choose-the-perfect-size-breast-implants/
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I thought you might be interested in this.

http://breastblaug.com/2011/03/11/new-breast-implants-will-drop-over-the-first-3-months/
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Thanks, Jen! That was my ? of the week!
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I have read on the tt board and the MM over board...

I have read on the tt board and the MM over board that people get massages after surgery. At what point after surgery do you get massage, why do you get massages and where can you get them?
Hey! How have you been? Hope all is well and your doing well now that you're back at home. Getting excited as the days count down?
Btw, I've heard a lot about lymphatic massages....mostly with BBL. My doctor hasn't said anything to me yet, but I plan to ask once I go in for surgery. I already found a couple places in KC that do them.
For surgery I plan on wearing pj pants and a t-shirt....but bringing an oversized zip up hoodie. I don't really have any zip up or button up shirts. The PS office advised to bring something that I don't mind getting blood on!
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I've only gotten the vitamins. I think I am going to take the advice of some on here and see what I have here that I can use. Like I still have a lot of maternity pants with the elastic tops. The thing is, I've lost so much weight not sure if they will fit. DH is going to check the basement for some boxes I was planning to send to goodwill. I believe I might have some maternity clothes from when I got pregnant with my 8 year old and was super tiny. They are size 3/4 pants, but with elastic tops. Those should work and I have a lot of cute ones.
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Great question Blonde. I found this. It looks like you can start going about a month after and it helps with drainage and scar tissue.

http://loosenupmassagecenter.com/massage-services/post-tummy-tuck-massage.html
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Hey everyone. I have been reading that some people...

Hey everyone. I have been reading that some people have supplies that they didn't use and/or supplies they aren't using. Its4meJen and I thought it would be a good idea to post a forum so it would make it easier to exchange supplies if people wanted. So we posted a forum realself.com/forum/supplies-extra-they-arent Hope people post so we can help each other out:-) Happy healing to those who just had surgery and good luck to everyone who is having surgery!

Http://www.realself...

http://www.realself.com/forum/supplies-extra-they-arent

My husband will be here 2 weeks after my surgery....

My husband will be here 2 weeks after my surgery. 4 days after he leaves my daughter wants to come home from college to help for 10 days!!! Woohoo!
Hello, our surgeries are around the same time! Mine will be October 18th. TT, breast reduction/lift and lipo of the flanks :) I am also trying to do everything I can to get in the best shape possible before surgery! P90X and Weight Watchers for me! Can't wait!!
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That is great news, blonde! You sound excited & proud :) She will be proud of you too! What kind of help will you have right after surgery?
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SMS- my husband will be in town for 2 weeks after surgery. Then I will have 4 days with no help then my daughter for 10 days!
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My surgery is so far away I feel like its not real...

My surgery is so far away I feel like its not real or not going to happen. Anyone else feel this way?
I agree with Kimmers, keep up on your workouts! Which will help for a easier and speedy recovery! I too was pretty scared and emotional about having my tummy tuck. It is surgery and that can be very scary! But.. I was confident in my PS, OR nurses and staff. which is a MUST! Very exciting! You will do great! Oct is around the corner! :)
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Yes Blonde. I feel the same way sometimes. Not to sound mean or like I am not excited for anyone else, but sometimes it helps to look at reviews of people closer to your SD. Also looking at my ticker count down the days makes me happy and excited too. I haven't really looked at it in a few days and today I see it says 2 months, 2 weeks, & 3 days. That's a lot closer than when I started it at about 4 months, so I know time is moving. :D I wish there was a way to put a ticker on here. :(
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Yes we are def closer it just doesn't seem real??? You should message the CM- and see if there is away it can be added! That would be awesome to be able to add them!
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My niece flaked- she was supposed to watch my kids...

My niece flaked- she was supposed to watch my kids during my surgery. My surgey is scheduled when my kids are on fall break- the friends I have told are going to be away and my family(not that I have told them)lives 12 hours away. I guess we will just take the kids with us. That way I see them right before I go under and when I wake up. Which is wonderful but I am afraid I will be so nervous and crying I don't want them to be frightened. My kids that will be at h surgery are 10, 8,7. What do you all think?
Hi Blonde!! What's shakin?? Have you been to Hot Yoga yet? My last son starts school tomorrow!!!!
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Hey Mak- no haven't started! I start a week from tomorrow! I am so nervous! But excited. My kids all start school next Monday!!! I was just talking about u to my hubby and sister!I

 

 
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Awe.. Hope it was about something good :))! Don't be nervous, it's so cool! And a big YAY for school!!
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My niece text me and said she may not be going...

My niece text me and said she may not be going away because the tickets are too expensive.... I did ask a friend of mine to watch my kids during surgery and she said she has to check her work schedul but she doesn't think it would be a problem. I so appreciate it but I feel bad she will have to take time off work.
My kids start school a week from today and that will be my 1st day of hot yoga!!! I am nervous I have on done yoga on DVD's and not that many times.....

Foods that are good as...

Foods that are good as anti-inflammatory
~Broccoli
~shiitake mushrooms
~green tea
~blueberries
~sweet potatoes

Some Foods that are good for swelling
~ asparagus
~celery
~watermelon
~cucumbers
~green tea
~garlic

I found this on a site for good healing after surgery and what vits can help:

Vitamin C
Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, is critical for your body's ability to synthesize collagen and connective tissues. Thus, it's extremely important for promoting rapid healing of wounds, with poor wound healing often linked to vitamin C deficiencies, warns the U.S. Office of Dietary Supplements. For example, a 2001 research study in the "Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery" medical journal reports that, in animal testings, vitamin C supplementation promoted faster healing of fractured bones. Additionally, the "Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care" journal in 2009 noted that vitamin C supplementation in humans, administered alongside protein and zinc supplementation, helped with the healing of surgical wounds.
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Vitamin E
Vitamin E, in doses ranging from 400 to 800 IU daily, might help stimulate wound healing, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Applied topically, it might even help encourage new skin to grow, such as in the cases of topical skin burns. Even after the surgical wound has healed, topical use of vitamin E might even help minimize scar tissue.
Vitamin D
Vitamin D encourages muscle and tissue strength and regeneration, which might help patients experience improved recovery after surgery, according to the Intermountain Medical Group. This might be due to the way the vitamin helps increase the performance of body tissues. For example, a 2009 study in the "Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise" journal notes that vitamin D supplementation increased muscle fibers and led to increased physical and athletic performance in athletes.
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, can help improve the speed at which wounds regenerate and heal, "especially following surgery," says the University of Maryland Medical Center. This can affect post-surgery recovery throughout the body -- even in the mouth. In a double-blind 2005 study published in the "Journal of Periodontology," researchers noted that taking a vitamin B complex supplement encouraged periodontal wound healing in a "statistically significant" way.
thanks for all of the tips or what supplements and foods to have. I have added them my calendar to discuss with doctor at pre op and for 2 weeks before :)
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AM3 - let me know when you get a sitter!
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Hey Blonde, that's so awesome about your niece! When will she know for sure? It is so nice for your friend to step in like that!!!

Thanks for the info!!! Good stuff. Except cucumbers is on my paperwork of foods not to eat. I've also found a few websites that tell you not to eat too much cucumbers as it's a source for Vit E. This is from one of those websites:

Foods containing salicylates that should be kept to a minimum for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery:

Almonds Cherries Grapefruit Limes Peaches Raisins
Apricots Cucumber Grapes Nectarines Plums Tomatoes
Berries (all) Currants Lemons Oranges Prunes Vinegar
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At what day or week are you able to do light house...

At what day or week are you able to do light house work? And able to do most things for yourself.
Hey Blonde, someone just told me about an app she's using to countdown her surgery. It's called "T Zero Countdown". My surgery is in 70 days, 22 hours, 25 minutes, and 15 seconds. lol
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How do I get it? Can we put it on here? Either way I want it!
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Ooops! I forgot to say it's for your tablet and I think you can put it on your phone too. It's cool on the tablet though because it looks so big. lol Hmmm... I wonder if there is something like that I can put on my lap top?
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I talked to my daughter- she went on and on about...

I talked to my daughter- she went on and on about how I shouldn't be getting my surgery. I said you don't have to live in my body after having 4 kids and breast feeding them all each for a year +. She 1st says your a mom you are supposed to look that way. I wanted to say I am a person too??? Then she says you shouldn't of had 4 kids then if you didn't want to look that way..... Not sure if she is going to come to help any more:-( She also said that I am being selfish that I have 4 kids and shouldn't risk it by having this surgery. *sigh*
You daughter is young and nieve! She has not one clue what it is like to be in your position. You are not being selfish, you are finially putting yourself first for once in your life and she is not liking it. Before you can care for others and do for them the things you need to do you first must have time to care for yourself.

I learned a long time ago that in order for me to make those around me happy I first must be happy with myself. Your choice to have four children has nothing to do with the decision to get this revision. People hear the word surgery and they instantly freak out. Today's technology has grown to a point that the risk of this is minimal. Possible complications during the healing phase yes but is it likely that you will die NO!!! She is being selfish to not allow you this opportunity to feel better about yourself and she needs to know this. It is not wrong for you to bounce back at her with this. My children all told me at first I didn;t need to do it, they said you look great, yes your a mom but that is not a reason to have to continue living with a body that you don;t like when you look in the mirror. She is not the one looking in a mirror in tears because you don't have the body you want. They say you should be comfortable in your skin and if your not and you have the opportunity to do so then do it.

I told my children and my husband that I am not doing it to make them happy, miserable or upset and that I am comfortable enough with my choice that I don't need their acceptance of it. They have never told me I was selfish and have all been happy for me, yes they were scared that something would happen to me but I told them to stop worrying that I had been through much worse things then this and we both survived. Meaning myself and them during their birth. God made us woman strong to bare the weight of the world.

This time you have to make this decision for you no one else they will eventually get over it, if she chooses to not help you then she is losing out. One day she will be in the same place you are and she will want your help. DO NOT LET SOMEONE ELSE DICTATE YOUR LIFE FOR YOU! You've made the decisions up to this point why would you allow her to start making decisions for you now? Sorry I am a little upset that anyone would tell you that your selfish just because your doing something for yourself after all the years of sacrificing you do for them. I just don't want to see you allow her to guilt you out of this opportunity!
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Very well said Regi!!! I love you, you rock girl!!!
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Regi everything you said is exactly how I feel!! So perfectly put. I want to feel comfortable when I get out of the shower and be able to look in the mirror not look down so I don't have to look at myself. I want to go to the beach and pool and not feel so self conscious.

Another thing that bugs me is when I was booking her ticket I said do u mind switching days cause it will cost me 170 less- she grunted and said well you are spending all the money on yourself why does it matter? Makes me feel even more guilty.

I think her annoyance with me goes beyond surgery- I was 19 when I had her divorced her dad. In divorcing him I had to work a ton to support us- her dad never gave me any child support- we didn't have a lot of money. And then when she was 9 I married Pat we have 3 kids together and are a lot better off then her and I were. My hubby has always loved my DH as his own given her love and anything else she has asked for. And she doesn't call him on his bday, fathers day or ever unless she wants money put in her account.

i think she is jealous of what the kids get that she never did. I did the best I could with her but I guess I feel guilty I couldn't of done more:-(
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I was reading a question about what to take to...

I was reading a question about what to take to help swelling after surgery

http://www.realself.com/question/supplements-medications-creams-products-decrease-swelling

This got me thinking about what medications that will be on. In the question in the link above I was surprised when it said medrol dose pack- steroid for swelling. So I looked at my list of what my dr will be subscribing me. And it was on there. Is anyone else getting or have gotten steroids after surgery? And on the vits after surgery has anyone read anything about taking iron before or after surgery????
Here is a list of my meds I will be getting from my PS after surgery
1.atavan- to help me sleep for a few days before surgery.
2.celebrex- anti inflammatory
3.Robaxin-muscle relaxer
4. Demerol- pain med
5.phenergram- anti nausea
6. Keflex- antibiotic
7.medrol dose pack - steroid
9. Lovenox- blood thinner- I think it's an injection. I will take that the night of surgery for 4 days after.

What is everyone else getting or have gotten. I am curious to compare!
Happy healing and good luck to anyone who is getting surgery!!! :-)
were your before pic at iam hopein ill be soon waitin on labs then set my app good luck u will do fine keep me posted
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Hello, what kind of tops are you going to get to wear post op? Do they have to have zip fronts/buttons?? Ta :)
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Was just reading your list of meds from your ps!! Wow seems like a lot of pills!!! I think the only thing I will be given is pain meds and anti inflammatorys. My surgery is four days away now so starting to feel the nerves!!!
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1 Take a hemostatic agent such as tranexamic...

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Take a hemostatic agent such as tranexamic acid(marketed as Cyklokapron in the United States). Regulate the dose as prescribed by your doctor to prevent adverse effects.-I haven't heard of this?? Has anyone heard or it?

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Measure the liquid collected in the drainage bag installed at the end of the day
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Spray surgical adhesive or tissue glue in the flap to eliminate the space in the scar where seromas can form.

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Wear an abdominal binder that compresses the tissues that are severed, decreasing tissue "dead space" and providing abdominal support.

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Keep your abdomen as immobile as possible for the first three to six days following surgery; this allows the gastric contents to stabilize and return to their normal anatomical position.
Cool Blonde! Thanks for posting this. Makes me wonder if the ladies here that got seroma used binders/CG? I know some PS's don't believe in wearing them.
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I wanted to post on the meds I got. Ok:
1. Vicodin 10/500 (I could take up to 2 every 4 hours but I only ever needed one at a time)
2. Valium 5mg. Obviously to help me sleep, but it's also a muscle relaxer which helps after implants
3. Keflex. Yay antibiotics
4. Zofran for nausea. Phernergan makes me feel too weird plus unlike that he gave me the kind of zofran that dissolves under your tongue which is nice if you're throwing up.
5. He advised me to buy a bottle of colase and take it twice a day a week before surgery and 2 weeks after. This is a must! Perpetration is the only thing that will aid agains the viscous constipation that comes after general anesthetic and continued pain meds. In addition I the colase I was eating the fiber gummies and adding fiber toy water. After all that it still took me 3 days to 'move' after surgery.
Hope it helps. I honestly didn't take anything herbal after, except the vitamins I always take. My swelling is minimal now at 3 weeks out
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And by perpetration I mean preperation. Dang auto correct
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I am curious what size everyone wants to be and...

I am curious what size everyone wants to be and how many cc's their PS said to get to that size? I am a full saggy C I won't o be a full D- I think I am going with 425-475- not sure yet??
Boob size is my biggest dilemma! Right now I'm 34 or 36 barely c. Id like to be a d. My main thing is that I want a fuller look naked and a not obvious boob job in clothes look. My 2nd consult said 500 minimum!! I'm 5'8 and medium build so I don't know how I can pull off what I want. It's all so arbitrary anyway, everyone is different! So as I scour the web for pics of augmentations of gals close to my size, it's impossible to really know. Do they have a lot of tissue like me? Super thin skin? There's no way to tell. I'm guessing I will go 400 to 475, but not 500! Plus! Since our tummy will be flatter and profile thinner, that will make it all look bigger... I don't want to get it wrong, I want to make it worth the $$, yadda yadda yadda! I think we all stew over it! What about you? Go big or go home? Or fluff em up?
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Love the fluff em up comment! I go back and forth on my size sometimes I want them big, other times I want them not to be noticeable - I am going to go 425-475 I am a saggy c!
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Right now I am 325-350 c+ I want to be a full D going to 450cc
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I thought it would be a good idea to share...

I thought it would be a good idea to share supplies once we are done with them.
I started a thread heres the link



http://www.realself.com/forum/supplies-extra-they-arent




I need a toilet seat riser if anyone has one for sale that isnt too far away away from me!

We
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well i end up goin to a pharmacies got me mt seat raiser $27 i got ice pack u do use them dont u on tt
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took the seat back got one on web at walmart .com for 15
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Trying to decide on weather to rent a recliner or...

Trying to decide on weather to rent a recliner or not. Anyone who has had surgery did you have a recliner? Those who haven't are you getting one or do you have one?

Yay!!!! :)  It will go by fast!!!!

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@Hi Blonde in Bluffton!

 

Good luck with your journey, can't wait to see all your after photos!!!  

 

Kate

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Kate H- me either! Less then 2 months to go!!!
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27 days until me PRE-OP and 51 days until my...

27 days until me PRE-OP and 51 days until my surgery!!!! Ahhhhhhh I can't wait! ;-)
Love your updates, Blonde! So much good information in there about the supplements, meds, etc.
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Thanks :-)
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whats with this recliner thing.
we dont really do them in the uk.
we dont really have room in our small houses for them.
i am so glad i didnt buy one, i would have been kicking myself at spending all that money.
mind you i didnt buy a grabber or a special toilet seat either.
am i missing some thing.
( by the way i am 5 days post op, sitting here in a regular dining chair typing this.)
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Hey everyone! My post op is in 3 weeks!!! I was...

Hey everyone! My post op is in 3 weeks!!! I was wondering if anyone would share their questions they have for their PS? I want to make sure I am not missing anything. It would be greatly appreciated;-)
Hey Blonde, how are you? You are getting so close. Are you excited?
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Hey Ja- I was just reading your review and looking at your pics! Looking good girl! I am so excited but do nervous! I just want it over with ya know? Thanks so much for checking in on me I appreciate it:-)
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The waiting is very difficult but your day will be here soon and you will be glad to have done it. If you did not get nervous you would be crazy,you are going to have surgery. Elective but still surgery. I know you are prepared and have done your research. Everything will go well and you will be so happy.
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Before when it was 130 days or a lot further away...

Before when it was 130 days or a lot further away I was so excited. Now I don't even know if I want to do it? I do but I am totally freaked out. 1.will I wake up? 2. I am afraid of the pain 3. I am so afraid of not healing well 4. Missing time with my kids- my surgery is right before Halloween (oct 29th) and I always get the kids ready and we all go out as a family. 5. How am I going to manage the kids after my hubby goes back to CA. They have chorus, singers, karate, gymnastics- a ton of running @ after school. I feel so selfish. 6. Will my hubby really be able to take care of me after surgery? 7. I won't be able to snuggle my kids. :-/
blonde I'm going to tell you the same thing I told jen. absolutely normal feelings . don't be afraid of the pain. Just keep on top of your pain meds! you are going to be ok!
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Blonde you will do great!!! Recovery is only temporary and you will have next Halloween in a hot momma outfit to go trick-or-treating with your family. I can empathize how you feel, remember mine is only 4 days before yours, so no Halloween for me either (the first time ever in my kids lives!), but I just keep thinking about next Halloween and how sexy I will look.

(((Hugs))) Blonde, AW72, AM3, and M3LB. You guys will all do GREAT!!!
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Jen- we can be Frankenstein barbies this Halloween! Lol And sexy kittens next Halloween! I hear you I have never missed a Halloween with my kids either:-(
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I have been waiting 4 months and now the count...

I have been waiting 4 months and now the count down is on 34 days..... I know everything I have to get but haven't gotten any of it! I am freaked out! But every time I go to the beach(went this weekend with my kids) and go to yoga(can't twist as far as I know I can because of my hub of blub,michelin man tire, pilsbury dough stomach gets in the way). So while I am freaked out I am started to get excited- hence the phrase - a Christmas present wrapped in fear! Lol
To all the ladies who just had surgery happy healthy healing! Those who are very soon to have it GOOD luck! To us that are waiting happy waiting :-)
lol njmof. Well I'm excited for you.
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I knew I saw an RX list somewhere on here and forgot that it was you who posted it... I was kinda shocked when all my doctor prescribed me was Keflex and Vicodin. No muscle relaxers or anything?!?!?

Getting excited that it's coming soon? The next month will fly by so quickly & before you know it, you'll be saying two days until your surgery (just like I am now! yikes! This time two days from now, I will still be in the OR)
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Are you getting a MR? I hope it flys by I just want it done and over with....
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Omg only 1 month!!!!! I am excited, happy nervous!...

Omg only 1 month!!!!! I am excited, happy nervous! I can't wait to have it done!!!
How is your weight loss journey going? Did you do the rice test to see how big you want your cc's to be? I am going with about 550's. I'm a small A or B, depending on which direction I turn lol.
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I watched the video on YouTube you posted above and OMG. That would scare you to death (just an expression). He is rough with the tissue. I've seen the procedure live a few times and it didn't bother me. You've been nervous about your surgery. I hope you aren't thinking they're all like the one in this video. Don't watch it again. Awful. It's not that traumatic. Glad you're on the countdown.
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Thank you for posting this PS-Ex. That video really took me on a loop and I only watched part of it and had to close it. I am relieved to hear (read) it's not that bad. It is such a pleasure having someone as knowledgeable as you on here. Thank you so much for all of the input I have seen you writing in the RS community. :o)
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I have emailed most of my question over the last...

I have emailed most of my question over the last few months - to the amazing patient coordinator! And she has answered them or got my PS to answer them. I can't even think of what to ask??? I am so excited for my appt but feel like is this really happening? Any suggestions on questions? 27 days until surgery!
Hope every one is healing well! Good luck to those having surgeries! For those who are waiting I hope the wait goes FAST!
Someone explain...What is an avatar picture?
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Hi, I'm not sure but I knew avatar pic is the little square picture that accompany your profile. In blondy case there is a gray picture of a long road . I might be wrong but in my country we call that pic an avatar.
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Oh, I get it now. I guess I never noticed that picture and never enlarged it to see what it was. Thanks for answering my question.
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Woohoo! I am so excited! I don't think I like my...

Woohoo! I am so excited! I don't think I like my pics of boobs but they give a general idea of what I want. I am nervous excited. Haven't slept well all week. I wish I could just have my surgery and be done with it. Have my appt at 10!

Had my pre-op. it was about an hour and HalfI met...

Had my pre-op. it was about an hour and HalfI met with Dr. Weniger and the nurse. Discussed my questions- which were a ton since the PC- had answered most of them via email. I am getting a lollipop lift with high profile mentor 500cc's- hopefully when I left the office I said 480- but then emailed to find out if I could go to 500. The PC said she would get back to me. We discussed how far back on my sides I want my incision to be - I said as far back as he can. He drew on me where my lipo would on my thighs- since we didn't talk about that last time. So I am getting full tt w/ MR, breast aug and lift, lipo of my back, inner and outer thighs, upper abs and flanks. I found out what time my surgery is 11am! I am not allowed to shave anything for 3 day before surgery. I got a list of aftercare instructions, lst of 2 weeks before surgery, 1 week and 2 and 1 day before, when to take meds, how to deal with my drains and I think that's it. I am so so so so excited!
Oh noticed your doctor prescribed dernerol those are best for night time they def. helped me sleep though th nights I take the muscle relaxers meds during the day just a tip:D
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Sounds like all went well at your Pre-op! Can't wait for you to have your turn and get your surgery! It will be here before you know!
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I can't either!! 
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19 days until my surgery! I remember being in...

19 days until my surgery! I remember being in triple digits waiting for my surgery!! I can't believe it's only 19 days! I got all my scripts, have my vits but that's it!!!!! My parents come for a visit today- they don't know about my surgery- I am hoping to keep it that way.
For thos who are having surgery goooooood luck! For those who have just had surgery happy healing and for those who are waiting I am it goes quickly:-)
Wow thanks for all the info! Going to get my vitamins this weekend to start preparing for the big day!
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So my doctor kept my drain in even though I'm so tiny but the kool thing about keeping it in is no swell hell and I'm actually happy about this:) I'm off work till November 7 so I get to see and keep up with your results I'm so excited its like Christmas!!! won't come soon enough!!!
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Thanks for the tip!!
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:-( :-(

:-( :-(
I don't know what happen but if its regarding the video then all I have to say is...we are all grown adults here and we can make our own decision as to watch it or not, me personally have tried but failed because I don't have the stomach (lol, not half of it hehehe) for it. So don't let negative people get to you cause it's not worth it. You have been great on this site and we all look forward to seeing/reading your progress :)
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Hey now, I have skills.. Give me a name! Lololol!! Ur good sweetie, it's unfortunatey way to easy get offended on here. I've gotten my feelings hurt a few times just because I took things to personally.
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Don't see a big deal. No reason to delete your account. We know you've tried to take it off and can't. Besides most women on here are watching YouTube videos and they will watch that same one because it comes up when you do a search for tummy tucks. If someone can't watch it all they have to do is X out of it. I don't think there are any children on here who would make a big deal about it.
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Hen I go to my inbox- it says error this page...

Hen I go to my inbox- it says error this page doesn't exist? Is anyone else having this problem?? 17 days for me woohoo

So excited- not too long now!

So excited- not too long now!
Blonde are you watching your salt intake now or after Surgery?
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Hi Blonde its me Bc flower!! What day is your surgery? Mine is on Monday October 15 8am..... here we go!!
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how everone doin
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As of now I only have vits and my scripts. Funny...

As of now I only have vits and my scripts. Funny all the research and lists I have I am trying to figure out what I really need???
This is what I have come up with
1. Stool softener
2. Antacids
3. Gauze
4. Medical tape
5. Lots of pillows
6. Wipes/ antbactrial wipes
7. Hand sanitizer
8. Comfy clothes/ button down house dress/ button down shirt
9. Dry shampoo
10. Old sheets for my bed.
Any advice is welcome!!! Please!!!!
Blonde - did you have a productive day checking things off of your list!? :)
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Making a big pot of chicken soup with carrots and spinich.....no salt:) wish me luck please pray for me Im so scared.....8am tomorrow
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I'll be holding you in my thoughts and prayers!!
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What did everyone eat the 1st week after surgery?...

What did everyone eat the 1st week after surgery? I hear you are no that hungry and I want to get a food shopping list together of what I need. Thanks to anyone who posts!!! Good luck for anyone having surgeries, happy healing to those who have recently had it, happy waiting to those who have not:-)
I made lots of soups, bolognese etc: ended up eating eggs, and scrapping around - I was hungry but couldn't bothered - didn't want anything I had in; you know, the usual... be prepared to be flexible and kind to yourself. It was the tiredness put me off making the effort I think.
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split pea/chicken soup, power shakes, small soft bland for first week - high protein, easy digistion
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Thanks Amy:-)
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Went out last night and got most of my...

Went out last night and got most of my supplies!
1. Gas-x
2. Halls
3. Antibacterial soap
4. Antibacterial wipes
5. Baby wipes
6. Dry shampoo
7. Surgical tape
8. Gauze
9. Ant acids
10. Bendy straws
11. A beautiful zip up moo moo
12. Mom
13. Scripts
-Atavan, Celebrex, robaxin, Demerol, phenergan, Keflex, steroids, lovenox,
I already had
14.Tons of pillows
15. Frozen peas- for ice packs
16. Heating pad
17. Shower chair(I am just going to disinfect a plastic patio chair I have)
18.Lots of yoga pants
19. My husbands old button down shirts
I still need to get
20. Funnel
21. - maybe a toilet seat riser- not sure?
I think that's it???

11 days left see here we are!! thank you for all your support and encouragement in 11 days we will all be cheering you on!!
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Thanks Mrs.Az! So excited!!!
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Awesome Blonde! I can't believe you only have 11 more days to go! How exciting!!! And about your moo-moo, where did you get it? I meant to tell you in the email, but forgot, I think it's pretty. The one I used to have was dreadful.
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I can't believe it! When I first joined RS- may...

I can't believe it! When I first joined RS- may 20th I had 162 days!!! 9 days baby! Woohoo! I am so excited but I still have this feeling like its not really going to happen- it doesn't seem really! I guess it will ve when I wake up in recovery. I am supposed to get my period next week- which is perfect so I won't have it during surgery- hopefully.
My hubby gets in from CA Oct 27th and oct 28th our family is going o the pumpkin patch for a family day of fun. My hubby didn't get to go last year as he was in CA. So it should be a great day:-)
Good luck to thos who are having surgery today, happy healing to those who have recently had surgery, and happy waiting for all of us waiting:-)

I forget who told me they got a walker at goodwill...

I forget who told me they got a walker at goodwill and I can't see any of the posts on my review! Who ever told me that thank you!!! I got a walker for $2.52, a toilet/toilet seat riser- you can use it for a stand alone toilet or put it over your toilet for 10 bucks and a brand new still in the plastic memory foam pillow for 8 bucks!!!!!
Single Digits!!! Woohoo!!! I am so excited for you!!! Sounds like you got some great treasures.
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Hey Blonde, how are you? You are so close. I am thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers. You will do great and you will look amazing when this is all done.
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@ BlondeThe pain for the most part is a 4 on a scale of 1-10. When you have to clean the incesions "belly button" it feels like an out of body experence. Numb and weird. Im going to stop my tramadol/acetaminophen today. Going to start tylenol extra and at night take my ativan to sleep. I did have a cathater for the first day Im really glad I had it. The first two days I couldnt imagine getting up to use the bathroom. My mouth is so dry, freezing the blueberries are so good and taste perfect. I have stairs a lot of them NO Problem going up and Down. Back is ok I like to squat down and kind of hunch over it feels good that way for my back. I will post pics later today:)
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I was curious when y'all woke up fom surgery what...

I was curious when y'all woke up fom surgery what was your 1st thought or memory? And how did you feel? Meaning we're you like crap I am in so much pain, or this isn't as bad as I thought, or what ever you felt. I am trying to figure out hat I am going to feel like????
I just remember the anesthesiologist putting on the little stickers, the nurse telling me that she too would be getting her mommy makeover surgery soon...And then, I woke up in a wheelchair and drinking sprite that the nurse was giving to me by straw. I saw my husband sitting in the office looking at the before and after pictures on the computer. I remember being put into the car and going home. NOPAIN AT ALL! But then I asked the nurse was i up in recovery and she said "Yes! you were talking to us!" That was a little strange because I dont remember that at all. What in the world could I have been saying when I totally dont remember the situation. But all in all, the surgery is the best and easiest part of the journey! LOL
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SmTx- sounds not bad at all. Funny u don't remember talking and not knowing what u said:-)
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Hey Blondie, Wanted to mention compression stockings thigh highs at Walmart for $17. Or if you buy on line I think they st $7.00 might be able to ship to store? Anyway they feel wonderful and help prevent blood clots . I ment to tell you I've been do drugged I don't remember if I mentioned it or not ! Good luck you are soo close!
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I can't wait! I have been eating like a pig, I am...

I can't wait! I have been eating like a pig, I am about to get my period(which is good I will hopefully no have during or right after surgery) I feel so NASTY!! I am so ready to get his done. But i am still anxious and nervous. I can't believe it is so soon!!! Any tips or advice for te week before surgery????
Protein bars for when you are hungry but can't get to food or be bothered. I didn't need raised toilet seat, but was given clastic milk bottle with top cut off so cd pee standing up with it between legs. I downloaded lots of films, tv programmes to watch. Probiotic supplement, quercetim supplement. I got my period again despite having just had it so be prepared. Good luck!!!
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Thanks tum69!! I hope that doesn't happen to me with my period:-/
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Hey there not sure if anybody has suggested measurement's do them!! The scale is the enemy after surgery don't go near it! I wish I would of measured myself before. My jeans are big on me but the scale hasn't moved much and I miss the gym.
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This app is awesome! It has alarms when you are...

This app is awesome! It has alarms when you are supposed to take meds, tells you which med and what dose. I just found it so I don't know all it does but it looks awesome! It's RxmindMe prescription/ medicine reminder! I was try to chart out on paper what and when I needed to take my meds after surgery but this will work even better:-)
Also any suggestions on the best protein bars??? Happy healing those who have had surgery:-) Happy waiting for those who have not yet!

The surgical center called to confirm my surgery -...

The surgical center called to confirm my surgery - it got switched from 11 to 12:30... Not happy about that. After surgery I won't get into recovery until 6:30 or 7 which means I won't get home until 9 or 10 at night:-( Plus nothing to eat or drink.... But WOW WOOHOO IT'S BECOME REAL I THINK??!! Omg!!!
I am really happy for you. Best of luck to you!
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Holy crapola! 5 more days!!!!!! Man! Time sure flew!
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I know righ NJ!
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Went after surgery food shopping!!! I got all...

Went after surgery food shopping!!! I got all natural oj, all natural peanut better, strawberries, blueberries - frozen to make smoothies, protein shakes, protein bars, cucumbers- they are a natural anti- inflammatory, portobellos, lettuce, apples, spinach, organic chicken, 2 big pineapples- anti swelling, Greek yogurt and I think that's it- oh low sodium saltines!!! I will get fresh blueberries and strawberries the day before:-) Am I missing anything please let me know!!!!!!! On and I got Popsicles!!! Woohoo 4 DAYS!!!!!!
Now you can really count down...sleepless nights I'm sure
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Good luck on your SX...
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Few more days to go! Have a great time at the pumpkin patch with the Hubs and Kiddos!
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Omg! I am wondering when it will feel real!!!! I...

Omg! I am wondering when it will feel real!!!! I can't believe it is so close...
You might think about Prune Juice and Yogurt. I got a yeast infection from the antibiotics and the told me to make sure I'm getting lots og Yogurt.
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I know right! I'm so excited. I'm cooking dinner had a lot of running around to do today I will update you on my appointment with clinic and anesth as soon as I'm done!
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Let me know how it goes!!!! We are so close!!!!
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My hubby is flying in from CA!!! For those who...

My hubby is flying in from CA!!! For those who don't know my husband got transferred to CA- out kids and I stayed here- for financial and school reasons for the kids. 1 of my sons has aspergers- very mild- but the school where we live is so amazing for him and our other kids. Our kids are thriving in school my daughter(7) made the principles honor roll, and both my boys(10 and 8) made vice principles honor roll! My 10 year old is I gifted and talented!!! And my 8 year old missed principled honor roll by 3 points!! Any ways that's why weave apart. But he comes in tonight @ 6!!!! He will be here for 13 days after my surgery!!!! I can't wait to see him!!! He will leave and 5 days later my daughter (20) will be home for a week for thanksgiving break!!! Woohoo!!! Time to start cleaning and cooking! 2 days and 6 hours!!!!!! To everyone who has had surgery happy healing, those who are having it good luck, and for those of us waiting happy waiting!!!!!
YAY so glad your hubby is coming!!!
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Yeah!!! Your almost there!!! You got this! Hope you're sleeping well!
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OMGosh - I was thinking today was Sunday - sorry about that!! Well you know I am thinking about you!!
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I can't believe I am finally able to write that...

I can't believe I am finally able to write that tomorrow is my day! I can't sleep!!! When I get home from surgery what are the most important things to have near me when u get home??? I hear the 1st day is the worst actually the 1st 3 to 4 days. Omg I can't believe this!!!!!

Added a pic of where I will be recovering:-)

Added a pic of where I will be recovering:-)
Hey BiB, 630am here, thinking about you snd hoping all ok x
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Tum - so funny I woke up as u were posting this- it 2:30 here! Ugh 9 hours and 40 mins....
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thinking about you! Hope all goes well tomorrow. Keep us posted! TTY on the flat side. :)
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Today at 12:30pm I will be going under! I am...

Today at 12:30pm I will be going under! I am supposed to be at the surgical center at 11:30! My surgery will be 5-6 hours long which puts me in recovery @ 5:30 or 6:30pm- if surgery starts on time. And out of recover @8:30 or 9:30 tonight! Please think of me prayer for me!!!

Made it sleepy pain

Made it sleepy pain

Holy pain when I move- not so bad when I stay...

Holy pain when I move- not so bad when I stay completely still!! Lol it's absolutely horrid when I need to move- unexplainabley painful?? My savior a right now are my hubby and my portable toilet/riser. Using it a portable toilet right now god send!!!
weird!? Have a few days and your photo disappeared from your review?? I just "dropped by" to see you are. I hope you are well
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Hey Sweetie, Hope you are healing good. Remember to stay ahead of the pain. Love you.
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Congrats and happy healing to you! I'm getting anxious about my Dec TT and BA. Are you happy you did both at the same time or too much pain at once?
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Sorry I have been MIA- I have literally been...

Sorry I have been MIA- I have literally been sleeping waking up for meds and few crackers. My PS removed 20lbs of skin and sucking fat out. I am oozing from lipo- so must. As for smelly I would love a shower to not smell but wouldn't acyuay like to do ot

I have my bed(cot) set up on incline tons of...

I have my bed(cot) set up on incline tons of pillows but the pain I getting out of my is so brutal and I wal so hunched over:-/ I am miserable right npw my husband has been a GOD send. He wakes me up in the middle if the night give me my pills. Anything I ask of him he gets it for me. He deals with kids does laundry everything PLEASE TELL ME WHEN THE JUNCHED OVERERNESS WILL END:-/
hey blonde it does get better I am 15 days post op and after 1 week i was in tears angry that I had done this to myself but now a week later I am much better and seeing the results hang in there and take care
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Hi BIB!! Hang in there the 1st week is the hardest. Take your meds and sleep,sleep, sleep.......
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It does get better... I promise! I felt I turned a corner around day 4 post op but I'm sure it's different for everyone. I'm 2 weeks out and back home caring for my 3 kids easily. (I'm tired and bank hurts but it's doable!). Keep on keepin' on... time is your BFF right now!
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Had my 1st post office and got to take showef-...

Had my 1st post office and got to take showef- which mean my CG washes it was nasty.
Wow! You are looking fantastic :) so happy for you. How are you feeling? It will be a week post op soon and I'm sure you will start feeling so much better. Thinking of you xx
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I love the support everyone is providing...I'm also praying that the pain goes away fast blondy..please rest
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Sorry to hear your having a rough time. I'm praying for you...hugs!
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This whole week has been a blur!!! The weird thing...

This whole week has been a blur!!! The weird thing is my dreams are so close reality it's hard to know what actually happened:-) Its strang.,,,, I am hoping I have turned a corner today. I haven up a lot more today- we will see!!!!
It's crazy!! That whole first week, when I try to think back to it, I don't remember much. I am glad that I have realself to remind myself of what I went through. I have lots of pictures too. It's good to see the progress I've made. It's a long recovery but it does get much better every day. I'm glad you are starting to feel better!
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I really do hope this is a turning point for you and you start feeling better. You look great and that's a huge plus, so keep reminding yourself this down time is temporary and once it's over you will have a gorgeous body to enjoy.
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Hey honey! Sorry your week has been so bad :(.it will get better!
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My 1st bowl movement holy crap ladies take ur...

My 1st bowl movement holy crap ladies take ur stool softener religiously!! I didn't and that was not fun!! Mt boobies are softening some what!!
your boobs are looking amazing. so natural. i want to get my boobs done but i fear i wont have enough fat for the implant so it'll look fake :( hope you feel better. and thanks for posting your supply pics,.. i'm trying to make my list as well.
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sorry I haven't been able to post I've been away in cali omfg!!!! girl your breast look exquisite!!! and very sexy wishing you the very best thank you for all your support and a huge air hug!! haha I'm back to work tomorrow so I'll check in on you when time persist k! you are going to love the summer Rocking that bikini!!!
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Thanks AZ !! How was Cali?
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I am 8 days post op- I took a nap and woke up to...

I am 8 days post op- I took a nap and woke up to my CG so tight!! Is that normal. I have to say I don't mind my CG but peeing and #2 in it is a pain!! I always pee on it ugh
Hey Blonde! I started drinking the cucumber water PO day 2 and feel very little swelling. And it's quiet good! The afternoon of my first day I had a hard time breathing. It felt like my upper abs were so bruised and something was crushing it. Turns out it was just the new boobs! My PS told me to losses the bra for a second and the top of the binder and do some deep breathing. It def helped and by day 2 it was completely better. Hope you are feeling better sweet thang!
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Tatt, great advice! And that's what mine told me. Loosen it for a bit and breath. I had a lift w reduction, so for me, it was just the binder to tight.
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Thanks tatt I can't wait to see ya all in bandaged!!!
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I was very swollen in my back- so she took a...

I was very swollen in my back- so she took a handle town folded in quarters and put it in between my back and CG! She said is should help take down the swelling. We will see I def feel more pressure there:-)
Hey Blonde...guess how I plan on preparing for my surgery...by copying your list...lol.....your the best..thanks!
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rightio I will be shoving towels down the front tomorrow!!! ha ha Thanks for sharing the tip. When does hubby leave?
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My compression garmet was one that was a wrap. It covered my abdomen only so I could wear normal underware and not have to worry about gettint urine on it.
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I still have my drains on and I think it maybe a...

I still have my drains on and I think it maybe a while!! I really think they need names. But I can't think if any??? Anyone have suggestions??

Did anyone have a reaction to the antibiotics Well I did, a pain with a rash that itches terribly. Now I'm on Benadryl and extra strength Tylenol. Hope this works. The good news is I'm standing pretty straight. Pain isn't so bad either, not bad after a little more than a week.
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You look amazing!!! I love the way they look in clothes. Good choice with going with the 500 cc's.
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Thanks Jen! I wish we were sitting on a porch somewhere drinking cucumber water together:-)
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Tom got taken out today:-) PS said take it very...

Tom got taken out today:-) PS said take it very easy so I can get BOB out Thursday! Everything looks good:-) Started scar therapy! Feeling good but tired- it's my 1st day with out my hubby:-( He went back to Cali
Awww.... Sorry hubby is gone, but so glad Tom is gone. What is scar therapy?
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looking great Blonde!!! Hubby has left now? You will be fine I'm sure - have you anyone around to help? Just rest as much as you can and don't worry too much about housework. Your energy level should really improve over the next week, 2-3 weeks PO for me was when things really started to turn around with only the occasional bad day. Then 3-4weeks - wow! New woman!! Thinking of you, just imagine next time hubby sees you, you will look even hotter!
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Thanks AM3- my friend is helping with the kids-getting them from school. I can't wait to feel normal 
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Holy crap! I woke up way to early- swollen like a...

Holy crap! I woke up way to early- swollen like a pig in a blanket oink oink! On another note I got approved to wear spanx- but I want to wait until my last drain is gone. I don't want to cut a whole in the spanx-- for my lovely BOB!!!! So I will wait until I get it out. Hope everyone is healing well;-)
Hello girl! Can't wait to see how you are doing! You had quite the supplies list going! Post some pics! I hope it went well.
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Wow!!! Gorgeous!! You are gonna be loving those hot yoga outfits!! Yay :)
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Mak in a way I can't wait to get back to yoga I MISS IT! But I also afraid w/ all the twisting:-/
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I got my last drain out thurs my ps said you need...

I got my last drain out thurs my ps said you need to do nothing until we see you Monday..... That's a little hard with 3 kids and no help. I went food shopping yesterday- my daughter gets here today so I needed food. My 10 year old came with me he pushed the cart and put all the food in for me- I rode in an electric cart. He put the groceries in the car and brought them in the house:-) What good boy. Then I made 2 huge batches of chili- should not have done that. Needless to say by -12pm yesterday I was sore and swollen and not feeling so hot.
On another note I was face timing (video chatting) with my hubby and I was trying on my old bikini tops and HELLO they hardly covered my nipple! Lol kidding but I will need all new bikini tops. My hubby enjoyed that chat! Lol
Hope everyone is healing well:-)

I am so swollen I took a pic and I was grossed...

I am so swollen I took a pic and I was grossed out- like before surgery. I hope this us not what I will look like- cause then my surgery is not worth it at all. I don't want to post that pic cause I am so embarrassed! Plus an incision opened on my right breast. Ugh! I called my ps and text him a pic he said its fine add more ointment. I go to his office Monday. Sorry to be a downer I have been crying since room the pic looking huge and my boob opening. I am putting up a pic of my boob. So depressed!!
Hey Blonde, I have 2 openings in one boob and 1 an another, PS said use cream he gave me for my belly button problem, its normal honey, you are not alone! It will be okay..big hugs
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Oh Blonde!!! It is normal after you get your drains out to swell more. I didn't see if you got your other buddy out... but it does happen and it is NOT fun. Hang in there. I am almost 9 weeks and I swell EVERYDAY still. Not as bad as before but it can be so depressing. Look at your photos you have posted on here and remind yourself. :-) Oh... I have the high wasted Spax ultra hold. And I have actually folded them down so it folds just above my belly button and gives extra support. Don't know if that made any sense.... but it sometimes is the only thing that will take my swelling down. Drink lots of water! I also had a pinnapple smoothy I was making it was pretty good.. 1 cup vanilla almond milk 1 cup fresh pinnapple, 1 banana, and ice.... oh and a little honey if it needed a little extra sweetness. Blend it until its smooth. It's pretty good. Ok I'm babbling on. Hang in there pretty lady. You've got this. ((HUG)) :-) We all need them sometime!!
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I'm sorry to hear that. .. I hope you feel better soon
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Holy swell hell!! I am stuffed into my CG like you...

Holy swell hell!! I am stuffed into my CG like you stuff a turkey! I feel like I am waddling like a duck and if you stuck a pin in me I would deflate like a Macy day balloon! Yesterday I was depressed about it but ya know what..... This too shall pass! Although it does suck all I can do is drink tons of water, rake it easy eat pineapple and wait for it to be over:-)
On a good note my daughter is in town from college! Woohoo!!! Happy healing, swelling and waiting(for those who are) :-)
Hang in there!! We have to be heading in the right direction:)
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Yes enjoy your family...this to shall pass...and just thank the Lord your not waiting on chopping day like me instead your onto to happy healing and some good eating...lol...
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Enjoy your daughter being with you for thanksgiving! There are so many things to be thankful for. Take one day at a time. I know it's easier said than done, I know. Have a great thanksgiving!
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I found a great app for before after pics and it's...

I found a great app for before after pics and it's free - its called pic stitch. Had an appt yesterday. My ps said that where I have my opening is common. My boobs where also spitting stitches so my ps took care of that. They said I am healing nicely but to still take it easy..... Every appt I ask can I vacuum? And the answer is always no. I am a neat freak so it's driving me batty! Lol They said I have made it over the hump when most bad things happen. Woo hoo! Hope every is doing well and healing wonderfully!
Wish you the best! I'll check on you!
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YAHHHHH!!! Aren't you excited? You are going to do great! Can't wait to see your results!!
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Good luck!! You will do so good and look amazing when finished!!
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I was reading Armywife's review.... And it made me...

I was reading Armywife's review.... And it made me think I have days when I think surgery was worth and days when I don't. I think I prepared physically for surgery and some what emotionally and mentally. I think I needed to prepare way more emotionally and mentally. I understood rationally that I would not be able to do things for 6 weeks or longer but I didn't take into consideration how I would really deal with that. In theory I did. But not the mental toll it would take me. Like I just want to sit down and get up with out having to "prepare" myself to get up! Lol I want to be able to really hang out with my kids. But I do understand this is only temporary. I wish I had prepared myself mentally and emotionally more:-)

This too shall pass and I have to say my ps did and amazing job- he is an artist!!! Comparatively to the way I use to look is night and day and I am still pretty swollen!!!! My PS'S staff is freaking amazing!!! From the girls that greet u and take u back- they are do sweet! To the nurses and the other dr in his practice. They always address my concerns and take time to see how I am emotionally. The patient coordinator if I email her gets back to me in 5 mins and even answers my emails on weekends!!! I think when choosing a ps of course he has to be boards certified, you need to feel comfortable and confident with him/her but their support staff is so important also! I am so thankful I picked my ps!!!
Hope everyone is healing well and take care of yourselves mentally and physically cause both are hard and a part if recovery:-)
This is so true Blonde!!! Very well stated. I also wish I would have prepared more mentally and emotionally. I concentrated so much on physical with working out and vitamins, but really did not put too much into the mental and emotional part. I didn't think recovery would take such a toll in those departments. I wish I would have read this before my surgery. Hope it really helps those preparing now for the flat side. ;-)
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It does take a toll, however just rest and let your body heal! I'm 3 weeks out, and still have good and bad days! Stay positive! It takes awhile, just take one day at a time. Have a healthy happy thanksgiving!
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Well said and yes I would love to get out of bed without pre planning. Have a wonderful day :-)
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My right boob where the opening is is itchy and...

My right boob where the opening is is itchy and red and thoughts? And a little painful
How are you getting on? You sound a little better. I've just hit 7 weeks; still good days and bad. Stopped wearing CG, feel big. But ok. Not sure if swelling or this is it: that's the real monkey on my back. But I'm pain free. More and more active: and it will come for you too x
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My love blonde, there is nothing but absolutely nothing to prepare for what it has to come. I still woke up 3 times last night in huge pain, I'm still spent the day on my back watching tv, thanking of my friends here.
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Remembering to admire the pics and get excited to see how beautifully your body heal and form. I'm still drugged trying to act normal. My mind get tired,
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Everything went fone at my 4 week post op appt....

Everything went fone at my 4 week post op appt. belly button looking- which is weird it looks nasty to me:-/ lol! Boob is healing- be steri-strip- they said it could cause and infection. Which doesn't make sense since other PS'S have used them.... They dug out a spitting stitch on my right boob- same open with the opening ouch!!!!!
I have been so swollen lately- I think a combo of doing too much and bit drinking enough water. I feel like I am on a roller coaster- sometimes so happy with my results other days like today I feel like shamu- I know it's just the swelling - I swear it messes with my mind:-) hope every one is healing well! Good luck to those who have surgery:-)

Sorry for all the typos in my last posted review-...

Sorry for all the typos in my last posted review- I feel like cybil! Good day bad day... Love my results don't like me results! I feel like I am riding the crazy train and I want to get off! Woot woot! Lol
Trust me, u dont look like shamu! U r looking great! Ur boobs are the perfect size and dont look like implants at all! and ur waist is very defined. It will only get better
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I'm glad you are doing well Blonde! I'm still with you on the swell hell train! ugh. I'll be 10 weeks and I swear I look like I"m preggo somedays. grrr.
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I think this swell hell is just the stage of healing we're in. The more we do, the worse it gets, but we're restless! Last night I had swollen FIVE INCHES in circumference. On the morning, my spanx are pretty loose. By evening, I looked like a sausage! I can't wait for my new CG. But this, too, shall pass. Just hope it doesn't take six months!
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Added pics with clothes on!!! I thinking I like...

Added pics with clothes on!!! I thinking I like the way the way I look and I am swollen still:-)
You look awesome!
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Looking good girlfriend!!
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You are looking fabulous. I'm happy for you- it has been a tough one but you were tougher :-)
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I had my month post op appt. there was a long...

I had my month post op appt. there was a long stitch coming out of the opening on my breast the nurse took it out and said now it will heal. She took a stitches out of my Tt incision, belly button and another 1 of of my breast. She said that's why they were not closing up. I wish I had known that the whole time. My CG is very loose so I need ideas on what to get??? Also can I get opinions on what the best scar treatments are??

wow blond looking good! I like you in that hot bikini number... ::howls at the moon::
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Just wanted to pop in and say hello! Looking good BiB!!
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Hey AW- how are you? 
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I am almost 6 weeks and I feel like I look worse....

I am almost 6 weeks and I feel like I look worse. I am very frustrated.... I went my ps because I had so much swelling yesterday. He must think I am a loony toon. But he was so nice I didn't have an appt he saw me right away:-)
Hi Blonde! I know what you mean about the swelling. You look great! Don't be too hard on yourself. Even though I don't like it, it really does take a long time to totally heal. Hang in there.
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You're crazy for sure! You look fabulous, Blonde!!! Jill's right, though... Time really is your friend. It can take months for everything to settle down. Don't sweat it.
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Jen is right you look GREAT!!! time is our friend :)
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Instead of focusing on the swelling I am trying to...

Instead of focusing on the swelling I am trying to think where I was before surgery and where I am now...
Wow wow wow...you look amazing!!! Just out of curiosity, how many pants sizes did you go down after??
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Hey Ma, I can't believe how awesome you look even on your swell hell days. You have come a long way from your PreOp pics to now. I'm glad you decided to pull out your pre pics and put them side by side with the post op pics. Now you can look at your swelling and think, "Damn, if I look this good when I am swollen, I will look like such a Babe when the swelling goes down!!!" Your DH better watch out!
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Thanks Jen:-) My hubby is ready and raring to go! Lol TMI! I send him the same pics:-)
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I made a huge effort to drink a ton if water over...

I made a huge effort to drink a ton if water over the last few days. 100 ounces a day. And to take it a little easier. Clean 1room lay down for a while, clean another lay down ect... And my swelling has gone down. I am still swollen but no where near what I was!!!!
You are looking amazing!!!! YAY for no swelling!!! Today was a good day for me too... let's hope our days are like this for now on! YAYAYAY!!! Looking hot!
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I had a BUSY day!!! So swollen today. Not doing anything tomorrow:-) 
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Sunshine if there exist such place to teach ppl to relax , I want go get you a membership there. You're doing way too much. Love and hugs
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Taking it easy today. Head and feet propped up,...

Taking it easy today. Head and feet propped up, eating my cornflakes. Had a busy day yesterday and am a little swollen. On my agenda today- lay in bed, watch TV, and maybe I will shower or maybe not. Ha ha

Yay! Glad your swelling is going down! How's everything otherwise?
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hi hun i read that you got 500 cc, what size were you before surgery and what size are you now. im still stuck on what size implants, would appreciate it thanks
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I was a C before surgery! What are you think of getting?
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Took it easy this weekend- did a little more...

Took it easy this weekend- did a little more decorating and went to daughters gymnastic performance. Other then that I have been taking it easy. Can't wait for my drs appt tues to find out a few things.
Stalking you.... :-)
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Lol Tat!! Got my 1st real bra today!! 36DD! 
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That's great! Looking good too! I went for my almost 7 week checkup. Boy the time sure went by fast. I can do everything I want, including exercise. I go back in 3 months from today. She liked her work! Lol. I have some stitches working there way out, guess that's normal. Still swelling, she said at least by the time I'll see her I should be a lot better. Right now, I don't like wearing jeans all day. What about you? It's amazing this journey we've been on. :). Happy holidays!
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Had my 7 week post op. got cleared to go back to...

Had my 7 week post op. got cleared to go back to everything I did before surgery. Which rocks cause my hubby comes into town tomorrow.... Lol Don't have to wear my CG any more- but he said if it makes me feel more comfortable I can. And it maybe a good idea to wear it at YOGA!!! Also cleared to wear a reg bra:-) Got my 1st new bra 36 DD or 34DDD!!!
I have a lot of swelling above and below my belly button my surgeon thinks its swelling if not he will lipo it out after 6 month post op!!!!
Good luck to anyone having surgery soon, and happy healing to everyone who just had surgery:-)
Look I got on RS today and came here just to stalk you!
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Love that u stalk me!!! Did ya get to the gym??? I did not.... I really need too.  I took my singlet off- let's see how much I regret it later.....
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Happy Holidays Sunshine
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I can't believe I am 2 months post op today. My...

I can't believe I am 2 months post op today. My openings have finally close but left my right breast not looking good... I still swell a ton and am quite emotional- not as bad as the 1st 6 weeks. I still wear a singlet(thanks tat for telling me about)
I am trying to stay positive but I am so up and down emotionally. My right breast scar is not pretty because I had openings and right above my bb is swollen big time.
On a better note my hubby is home and loves the new me- he hadnt seen me since 2 weeks post op:-)
Happy healing to those who just had surgery and goooood luck to those about to have surgery!! Oh and to those who are waiting I hope your time goes quickly;-)
Hey blonde how are you doing you look simply amazing I am 6 months post op now but I am going in on friday to get additional lipo in some areas he couldn't do because of the length of time in surgery he also has to do a capsulectomy on my left boob its still rock hard :( but the plus side is he is gonna take care if some more areas for me I will post my six month post op pics shortly but wanted to tell you that I think you look great :)
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Hey Terry!  Long time:-) I am doing ok. Parts of me I am not happy with.  I hope my ps will lipo what I think wasn't done enough. But I guess I will have to wait until I am 6 months post... what is a capsulectomy? When are you getting it done????
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Your results look awesome!
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I finally started walking. Nothing big. 3-5 miles...

I finally started walking. Nothing big. 3-5 miles per day at @ 4. And I am swollen 24/7. It's better in the morning but god awful at night. I still have almost a pooch above my bb- which he lipoed. I feel like my hips and thighs are still huge- he lipoed them. I just thought I would look better. It's hard to want to do any walking when I feel so swollen afterwards... As of now I am really disappointed in my results. And I have been eating completely clean and drinking tons of water!!!
Also my scars especially on my boobs are horrible with all the spitting stitches I had. I am afraid to use scar therapy because they(on my tummy and boobs) the incisions keep scabbing and falling off- and bleeding a little. I usually have good days and bad days but this week they have been all bad when it comes to my results....
And my tummy is not looking like any of the pics I have posted in the past. It's huge!!!!!
Hi Blonde I just wanted to let you know that you have been the main person on here that I have been following. I have been amazed at your results! I hate that you are feeling so down and are not sure about liking your results now! Hopefully this is just a phase and you will soon be happy again! Hang in there!
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I just got on this morning and wanted to follow up on you. I hate that you are having the issues you seem to be having. It is scary to me to read, but then I look at your pics and I think you look amazing even recently! Keep your chin up and I know it takes a long time to heal, so don't get discouraged, as you have been such an inspiration to so many such as myself.
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Hey Blonde! How are you feeling?!? I'm sorry you are having a rough time with the stiches. I haven't been on here in forever and wanted to check on a few people. :-) Just an FYI I am almost 4 months and I'm still swelling in my tummy! UGH I have an appt tomorrow with my ps. The swelling can drive you crazy! Even if I drink lots of water and get a good night sleep I can wake up swollen in the morning. If I wear spanx all night plus most of the day then I have a chance at waking up flat. It's so fusturating. I just thought I'd let you know you are not alone. I think you still look great! Keep reminding yourself of the before and it takes a long time to heal. Take care of yourself!
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I had a ps appt- the nurse pulled more spitting...

I had a ps appt- the nurse pulled more spitting stitches from my boobs and tummy incision. I can't believe I had more. I go back next week to see if I can start scar treatment. I was told to then not to.... My ps pulled the scab off my bb so that looks better. He told merge way my tummy looks is swelling it literally has a bulge above and below the bb. Above the bb he said they tucked my bb under so it would look more natural that is why the swelling is worse on top then is usual tt patients. I walked 3-5 miles a day 7 days last week-this week ZERO!
Does anyone else feel like they don't know where to start with working out? I feel like I can't do yoga yet because I can't even do updog! I think I may bite the bullet and just do it starting Monday. I feel confused on what my body can and can't do?? My ps says I am cleared for everything and to fight through it. Also he said for abs- literally start out with 1 the 1st day,2 the 2nd day ect....I truly appreciate what every one wrote!!! I hope I start feeling better about my results........ And I do have days that I do.
Hi Blonde in bluffton, You look amazing with that hourglass figure, your tummy is so flat and small. I am almost 5 and 1/2 months po and have only been back to full workouts for the last month but I am stronger than I was pre-op and do exercises that I couldn't do before. I still find it awkward to sleep on my tummy or roll from my back to my stomach so now I'm a side sleeper or a side/semi tummy sleeper. . I am working out religiously every other day and am doing 45 minutes of cardio, 30 minutes of weights and 40 minutes on the power plate. Please don't rush or push things. I did at 3-1/2 po with a workout that was nothing compared to what I am doing now and I was out of commission for a week. It wiped me out. Listen to your body and it will get stronger and stronger little by little everyday. Take care and you look fab!
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Hey! What is power plate? I did kempo yesterday- well not all of it -7 mins I didn't do cause my body said NO THANKS! Lol I use to be a tummy sleeper but with the girls so not comfortable so I am a side sleeper now! Its hard to explain yesterday although I couldn't finish my work out while I was doing it was easier if that makes any type of sense?? Thanks so much for posting!!!
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It's a vibration machine that targets muscles that you are using while you exercise on it. They make other ones from different makes. The original Power Plate was develope by NASA and is the best. You start on a low setting and work up to a higher vibration frequency. It's also great for stretches, massage and you normal floor exercises. Oh yeah the best of all it reduces cellulite! Google it, its the best. I'm getting def all the way down my torso now. I'll be doing an update at the end of the month after my ps visit on the 27 th. All the best and hang in there.
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So the 1st week I walked 3-5 miles a day(6days)...

So the 1st week I walked 3-5 miles a day(6days) this week I have been doing Kempo- it's like a martial arts cardio and toning. It kicked my butt!!! I only did 25 abs- dr said to start w/ 1, then 2, ect. The funny thing is it doesn't hurt my abs- but my bb feels like there is a hook in it. I defiantly swell but not as bad as last week;-) I added some pics! Hope everyone is doing well!!!
OMG Blonde... you look so good...hell I'm a lil jealous...WOW Dr. Just ok'd me to get back in the gym...looking at your pics it hard to believe that you had any problems but join the club...regardless of what you are going through...you look perfect..I swear!
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Blonde!!! Where have u been!!!! Hope everything is going good with you! I saw ur swim suit pics and omg looking hot hot hot :)
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I thought I was the only one feeling the hook feeling in my BB! I did abs about 2 days ago and let me tell ya, I won't do it for at least 2 more months lol Glad u updated!
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So I have been slowly starting to work out over...

So I have been slowly starting to work out over the last 6 weeks the first 4 weeks I walked/ran @ 3-5. The last 2 weeks I have been back at yoga:-) I was surprised that I could do a ton more then I thought. I did core yoga Wednesday- that was hard but glad I did it.
I had another spitting stitch this week... Just annoying.
Hope everyone is healing well
Hi Sunshine. I wish you're doing fantastic. I miss talking to you. By now I guess you're back exercising a lot. I love your new pics especially the bikini and the red dress. Totally gorgeous.
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Looking awesome!!!1
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Looking great girlfriend!!! Jealous...I am heading to revision surgery in September:(
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I just had my 5 month post op visit. I am so happy...

I just had my 5 month post op visit. I am so happy with my results/ besides a little fat over my bb- BUT he is lipoing it out April 23rd!!! Woohoo! I am happy to say I am officially HALF my size!!!!! I have gone down 8 sizes- woohoo!!! Well not in the boob area- lol/ but I am happy about that:-)
I have been doing hot yoga 5 times a week and hiking with the kids on the weekend:-)
Hope everyone is doing well- will post pics later today or tomorrow!
I love your body! I know you don't weigh yourself, but would you share your height and before/after pant size?
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I am 5'7 I was a 16 right before surgery now I am an 8:-)
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Dang girl! Good for you! I hope I'll look HALF as good as you do! :)
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Hey I am posting 2 pics. Will post more later- I...

Hey I am posting 2 pics. Will post more later- I can't wait to get my top part lipoed April 23rs
i think your results are amazing! you look great in the bikini!
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You look fabulous!!!!
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Great transformation!!! Thank you for sharing. It is very encouraging to see results like these are possible! Congrats!
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I am so excited- but a little nervous!!!

I am so excited- but a little nervous!!!
u still lookin good how u beeni went and got me a gs8 2e slim fast mach. for my hip s and thigs
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Blonde, YOU LOOK AWESOME!!!! Damn!! You said you have gone down 8 sizes. Is that from losing more weight or just from the swelling going down? You look great!! My surgery is set for May 3rd! I am not sure how I feel right now. I am content with my final implant decision and my TT is an "absolutly getting done, no matter what" decision. I guess part of me is just being foolish to think that I will breeze through recovery but also think that I am going to be in so much pain I can't do anything. I am just going to try to stay positive. Btw, thanks for post many before and after in the same pic to see the difference. They are great to see. Thanks!!
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Booty booty booty everywhere lol keep it up chica!!! Update us when u get lipo and pics!
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I can't wait I have weird bulge over my bb. I...

I can't wait I have weird bulge over my bb. I really thought I would only be down a few days but in my paperwork it says 4-6 weeks of no exercise ..... That means no yoga!!! Not looking forward to that. Also my mr hurt so bad I didn't even notice any other pain not even my boobs it was like they didn't hurt. Can anyone tell me what lipo pain will feel like? It can't be that bad right???
Yay I finally logged in! I know your sleeping right now. Can't wait to see the after pics! Love you much!
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good luck w/ur revision. I feel I will need one as well for my right side :( As for lipo for me it was the worse!! It hurt more than the breast or belly...hell it was worse than C-section or hysterectomy! I REALLY don't want to ever have it done again & praying he can cut along tummy incision & revise my right side w/o lipo!! But I have read other women who sd it wasn't bad so I guess everyone is different....Anyways GOOD LUCK & I hope it goes well for u.
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Wow...you really look great! What/where are you having the revision done? I'm working with my PS to get a revision...not happy right now about any of this. Wondering what your getting done...and if I read it correctly, he isn't charging you?? Ugh...I'm soo jealous!! Best of luck. I'm anxious to follow your progress and hear about how your revision goes!
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I really just want it over with and to be done...

I really just want it over with and to be done recovering.... Just a few more hours....
I just want u to know I am thinking of u!! I have a weird bump just below my ribs. I want my ps to give me options -- so anxious to see your outcome. I thought u were PERFECT before! Can't imagine how u will look after! Be good to yourself!
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Keep resting, no cheating!! Did the doctor think that it looks better now? Sure hope so. Keep taking the meds, and keep us updated!! Take care
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Good morning Sunshine. I woke-up thinking of you. I hope you feel good . How many day are you planning for recovery? I remember for my pills I took apple sauce and it was delish. How is the pain? What garment are you wearing? Did you get chance to see yourself without CG? Was it done in a hospital or in office? I'm sorry I'm too much but I know from you I can get the most accurate info , as I'm planing for extra lipo on myself too. Thank you Blondie. You looked sexy even before.and I can only imagine what this lipo will do for you. I'm happy for you babe,. Now let the body heal and please post some steamy pics when you'll feel like. I can't wait.
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The pain wasn't that bad the 1st day and half. I...

The pain wasn't that bad the 1st day and half. I did throw up a lot. Today I waited until 9:45am to take pain meds- then 15 mins later I threw up. The pain is tolerable but wish I hadn't waited on the pain pills.
When I changed my dressing yesterday I sat up and blood shot out if my bb. They went in through my bb- it was gross.

This my 2/3 day post op from lipo. I waited until...

This my 2/3 day post op from lipo. I waited until 9:45am to take a pain pill then threw it up.... The pain is worse today
Hi Blonde! Haven't been on this site in awhile and wanted to check in on you. Holy butt! I am amazed at the difference in your before and after! Nice work! Is that all from yoga and squats? Are you eating really clean? You look amazing!!
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Oh no hope you are feeling better my friend x
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Oh jeepers, I got the wrong day. So sorry to hear you're going through all this pain again! I hope it improves soon!
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Things are going well:-) Started the back at the...

Things are going well:-) Started the back at the gym 1.5 weeks post touch up lipo- was supposed to wait at least 4 weeks but I was so so so bored!!! Not sure if I even see a difference posting a pic
Hi Blond! I think you look great! Question for ya.....How useful was your walker? Do you recommend it? Was using the walker painful with your breast augmentation?
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I 110% would get a walker again. I used it for the 1st week. U can get them at good will. I got mine for 2.40. My boobs never hurt me compared to the muscle repair. I would 200% get the toilet riser/portable toilet again. That was a god send!!!
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You look fantastic blonde! Your recovery should be a lot easier this time. Did you ask your doc why you needed more lipo. Why wasn't it all done at the same time? Can definitely see the difference. You've been working hard at it too! Just found some great bras at Lane Bryant (unbelievable) they have large size for the girls and the plunge one is amazing. I'm wearing a 36ddd, have to order on line though,and finding some pretty bras at a better price than Victoria secret. That's the only thing that fits. Lol. Hope you feel better soon!
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7 months post op and 5 weeks post touch up lipo

I joined this site about a year ago:-) posting pics! Things are going well working out trying to eat well and am for the most part
hey surgery twin! You look amazing..I am so happy for you!
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Looking awesome. How is your belly scar doing? Is it starting to fade yet, cuz mine isn't
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Not really....
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*Pic 8.5 months post op

Things are good:-) still not 100% happy with my tummy... It looks lumpy and weird from the side....
Hello
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Hey blonde..looking good...I want to get some touch up lipo in my tummy but I'm scared I may get seromas again...love your results!!!!
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you look fantastic! do you remember your weight before surgery? your stomach pre op looks similar to mine now and Im considering postponing surgery until I can drop 10 pounds or more... Id love your feedback on the weight issue!
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1 year after surgery *pics*

I can't believe it's been a year!!! This time last year I was sooooooo out of it and in pain. So glad I am a year out!!!
I am extremely happy I got done what I did. There are days - very few and far between that I think I wish I hadn't had the surgery. I say that because especially in the 1st few months it was way more mentally challenging then I thought it would be.
A few things to remember the swelling last a LONG time! The difference between post op 4 months and 1 year your body changes so much!!! Also for me I have to think long term, changed my eating habits and try to workout 5-7 days a week. I didn't get the way I was cause I ate healthy and worked out on a regular basis. I think somewhere in the back of my mind I thought I would have surgery and then not have to do anything after- wrong! I started really working out @ 4 months - wish I had done it sooner- and haven't stopped:-) I made a life style change, didn't go with this fad or some new work out that everyone is doing and I committed! Your ps can do wonders but you have to help your results- that is the biggest lesson I took away from surgery. For me if I didn't I would be right now where I was a year ago. Not saying my ps didn't do an AMAZING job but it's my job now to keep it up:-)
One thing I am surprised about is the tightened, sensitivity and numbness I feel in my abs- it's not bad just different and weird feeling. But hey I will take that for a mostly flat tummy!!!
The reason I said sometimes I wish I hadn't had the surgery is on the days I feel like oh I just want to laze and not do anything I know I can't. Why spend all the money I did and work out here or there or stop and start working out, or eat healthy for a few weeks and go back to not? This surgery changed the way I live my life and has made me WAY more healthy- never thought ps would do that!!
Hope everyone is going well! Good luck on everyone's upcoming surgeries, those who are in recovery/ this too shall pass and recovery is a roller coaster but you will make it through, and those who are waiting- it stinks I waited 6 months to get mine- but it will be here eventually!!! I will add photos in a bit! Happy healing

1 year post op ****pics*****

Thanks for posting an update a yr after surgery! You look absolutely fabulous! I hope that my results develop over time like yours have. I'm at 9 wks post op and it's so difficult to be patient for the healing process to happen over time! Love your results! You look amazing
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What did you have done?? I remember feeling not good at 9 weeks, so frustrated. And I thought yeah right you swell for 6-12 months, but you do!!!! I swear!!! Happy healing!!
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I had TT w/MR, BL, BA, and BBL. I'm possibly going to have a revision at 6 mths.. Guess I will see how things shape up by then
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