SLOWLY GETTING THERE!!!!!

I am a mother of five beautiful children. My...

I am a mother of five beautiful children. My oldest will be 18 in March and my youngest will be 1 in March. I gained between 35-45 pounds with each pregnancy. I am down to 173 pounds now but I am only 5'1. I've tried excercising and dieting, but can't get the results I want. I had 3 c-sections and 2 vaginal births. My body is screaming "HELP"!! I have the very droopy breasts and I am wearing a size 38DD bra and it's probably the wrong size. My stomach hangs over my underwears. It's just awful. I have been wanting a mommy makeover for years now. But I was always scared. I have now decided that it is time. My surgery is scheduled for May and I am so excited. I joined a gym to prepare myself for the surgery. I want to make sure I am strong and healthy for the big day. Finding this site has given me the push I need. I am not sure right now if my insurance will cover the breast reduction. I am still waiting to hear from them. So My cost might go up, but hopefully not.

YES!!!!! Finally got the call from my doctor. My...

YES!!!!! Finally got the call from my doctor. My insurance has approved my breast reduction surgery. YESSSSSSSSS!!!!

My surgery has been scheduled for 4/27/2012. 8...

My surgery has been scheduled for 4/27/2012. 8 more weeks and I can't wait.

Hi, ladies!!!!!! I am now 2 weeks post-op.......

Hi, ladies!!!!!! I am now 2 weeks post-op.....hanging in there. I had almost no pain at all these last 2 weeks except for excrutiating BACK pain from walking hunched over. My breast and tummy absolutely no pain. BUT, I still can't stand up straight!!!!!! Hopefully I will soon. Have my 2nd post op visit this Tuesday and will let you know how it goes...........HAPPY HEALING!!!!
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Hi!!!! Hope everyone is well. Had a post op appointment yesterday. Everything, but my left breast looked good. PS said I had a seroma. I had to go back today to the operating room. Put under for about 1 hour so he can clean it out and drain put in on my left boob now. My left drain on belly is out. still have drain on right side, but I feel sooooo much better. actually straightened out a little bit today. Happy healing. I am tired and gonna take a nap now.
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I'm with Angie. :) YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Healing!
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My surgery is done. I made it thank you God. Doctor said everything went well. I am in a little bit of pain. Will update later............
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Yay, you're on the other side! Happy healing. Let us know how you're doing when you're able.

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Dear God: Bless Maria! :) Thinking about you. HUGS!
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Tomorrow is the big day!!!! 4/27 I hope they do my surgery. My blood pressure has been a little elevated and today when they called me to confirm surgery tomorrow they told me it has to be normal for them to do it. I'll let everybody know soon. Please pray for me and happy healing for everyone out there.........
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Ugh, why do people have to get in each other's business like that!? You have to do what's right for you. So many people don't understand about weight loss and sagging skin.

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starting to get negative people in my ear asking me why I just can't workout and lose the weight. they don't seem to understand that the skin and fat on my belly isn't going anywhere and that the more fat I lose in my breasts the more they will sag and put pressure on my neck and back...... so annoying!!!!!!!! MYOB is what I want to say to them.
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Down to 161 now..only 17 days to surgery!!!OMG!!!
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I have been going to the gym and I am down to 167 pounds now. I want to be 150 for the surgery, but I don't think I can make it there. I only have 5 1/2 weeks before my big day. I will give it my best shot though.......
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OHHH awesome! I'm so glad they approved it for you. The time will fly by and we will help you all the way. Don't hesitate to contact for questions or support....wooo hooo!
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Hey!!! Thank you. I can't wait. Only 5 more weeks left to my big day
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Only 4 more weeks left. I've been hitting the gym really hard...I've lost 13 pounds and now I am down to 162....hoping to lose 12 more pounds before the big day. really nervous about the anesthesia.
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I can't wait...so excited.
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Thanks, Angiemcc. Sometimes I get lazy and don't want to go to the gym, but when I think about all the "after" pictures I've seen here on this site, I jump out of bed at 5:30 AM and go to the gym before I go to work.
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Congratulations on your decision. That's very exciting! Good for you for going to the gym. The stronger you can be and the more weight you can lose, the better your results and easier recovery will be. Go girl, go!

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Thank you so much for the support. I am so happy that I made this decision.
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