52 Yr Old, Mother of 2, 180 Lbs, 5-5 - Boca Raton, FL

So today is post op day 8 and as I reflect back...

So today is post op day 8 and as I reflect back now I am in a state of mind to know I am on the perfect road to recovery
I wanted to thank all of you who so diligently posted every turn, I wanted to post more but I told myself once a week should be sufficient. There are so many incredible reviews.
Here are some bullet points of my journey thus far:

Dr Z did an incredible job--2 days before my scheduled surgery date scheduling called me to give me the time I was suppose to report but stated my original doctor had a pulmonary embolism and would nit be able to do my surgery until Monday-
Now ladies you know what planning and emotional roller coaster this process takes on you - so with this news I'm like is this a sign Lord- am I not suppose to do this-
Let me just take my $ back and go to a fat farm for 6 weeks, this is so disappointing.
So I explain to scheduler in my Mommie voice that Monday would be unacceptable, and I feel really bad for Dr B but who else is available for Friday the 18th because thats the only day I will accept, I will look out for your call and I hung up.
Mind you I've already taken the time off from work, I'm literally in my car driving my youngest son an hour and 1/2 away to drop him to his dad's for Spring Break- got all of my supplies and Im ready -what do you mean can I wait til Monday - urgghhh
Well scheduling doesn't call me back until late Thursday BUT I knew they would call,
They changed me to Dr Z's schedule which ironically was my initial choice but because he 's booked years in advance i dod not want to wait- so I am up dancing like I just win the lottery :-)
Looking good :) who was your Dr.?
Thank you for sharing your story . Your numbers are so close to mine, it's encouraging to see someone like me on the same path. Best wishes on a brand new you!!
Thanks This site has helped me tremendously as well Im getting stronger and stronger each day but taking it easy I will follow your progress as well so keep posting and Good Luck on the new and improved Gorgeous

16 days post op

Sunday morning reflections:
Im still not standing completely up right but my bandages have all been removed which is scary at times. I can feel the hanging stitches and they are often caught on my bra- Is it too early to apply the silicone strips? I don't go back to my doctor for 4 weeks; at my last appointment on Thursday he stated I was healing extremely well ....I'm very pleased with what I think the results in 6 months will look like but im still swollen. Im only wearing my spanx when away from home but pull them off the first chance I get- do you guys think Im compromising the best results by not wearing the spanx more? Im sleeping in my bed full time on my sides with lots of pillows, i am looking Really good in clothes, so far i can fit into anything but Ive always bought loose fitting shirts with A line skirts. Ive lost 10 pounds and I've been cleared to start walking again. I will post some pics later but wanted to share my results so far for those looking for progress at 16 days
Looking really good :-)
Sounds like you are doing fabulous. I'm so happy for you, your dream is coming into fruition.
Hi, can tell me who is your Doctor? You look great.
Name not provided

Dr Z has made this experience so worthwhile

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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