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This Really Happened!! I'm on the flat side- British Columbia, BC

I was thinking about changing my screen name to RS...

I was thinking about changing my screen name to RS stalker lol
I am a 34 yr old mother of 4 -ages 6,4 and 3yr old twins. Yes, apparently I missed the "sex causes babies" and "dont have back to back pregnancies" talk at school ;)
I am 5'3 and currently weigh 162. I am very active and was as a child as well. I've always had a large chest, big thighs and booty but pre-kids I had a flat tummy. My teenage years were during the grunge era so I spent all those years covering up a wonderful hourglass figure by dressing like a box in baggy t-shirts and ripped jeans (with pajama bottoms underneath of course lol) If I only knew then what I know now *sigh

fast forward 4 kids (including a twin pregnancy where my weight went up to 216) and 2 abdominal surgeries ( which left a nasty scar... I had an ultra sound tech once ask me if I had to have emergency surgery in a 3rd world country... ouch) so my stomach is beyond what I can repair and those full thighs are on the too full side and my beautiful large 34H/I breasts are currently resting on my lap (super sexy right??)
I went for 3 PS consultations. I scheduled them all during the same week. I felt like I had a really great connection with the first one I saw and that he understood what I want. The other 2 seemed alot more clinical. Only one of the 3 had any post op pictures to show but he was a private clinic and it was all very fancy/ spa/ real house wives come here-ish whereas the other two surgeons also did medical funded surgeries (BR) but were crazy strict about the privacy laws around showing before/after pictures. They have good reviews online and around town from what I can find so i guess I'm going to just have to take a blind leap of faith. 

Went back for a 2nd consultation with the first doctor just to make sure we were still on the same page, ask him a bunch of questions I've heard through reading RS reviews and to get a final price from him. Then I just had to wait my turn for a surgery date.... Just got the call on Friday that my date will be July 4th!! I'm so excited/ nervous/excited haha

My plan for the next 6 1/2 weeks is to still try to lose another 7-12 lbs, keep eating healthy and be active. I recently took up running so I have 2-5K runs in the next 4 weeks to train for. Organize the house, babysitters, extra help, meal prep for July plus all the normal SAHM things like planning school fundraisers, teacher luncheons, field trips, volunteering in the classroom, year end parties, ignoring/ taking care of my own house hold chores etc... hopefully I'll be so busy doing all that and stalking RS updates I wont have time to stress my self out!! hahaha

Reading everyones updates and stories (good and bad) have been such good preparation for what I'm getting myself into and are so inspirational! If you have any advise on things I should do/ buy pre-op please let me know :) 

I'll try to get brave enough to take some before pictures and post soon. I know how much that helps when you first start stalking this site ;)
Thanks for taking the time to read my review :)
Don't be scared to post your pre op. you will be glad you did once its over and you can compare the before and after pictures. Good luck! And take care.
Sorry so many replies here, another thing bigger sweats then you normally feel comfy in. I have went to a thrift shop this weekend to pick up a couple pairs and a pair of jeans many sizes larger than usual for the times I feel up to heading into public, but extra big pants I had no idea how much swelling there'd be because I already wear my sweats really big I thought they'd work well enough, but I need/ed them way bigger to feel comfortable.
What to buy - I ended up going to the store the 4rth day post op to pick up some steri strips because once the strips or tape they place on you begins to peel, it feels more comfortable to just tape it up a bit again (on either end primarily) though mine were removed completely at day 8 anyways. I picked up another longer binder also to wear when washing the other, you feel really weird without it on. Good pillows or a recliner, I had hubby pick up a recliner the 3rd day off craigslist because it was hard to get off my couch when laying. I kept ice packs x4 and used them for a few days longer than suggested, it felt better somehow, even though theres alot of numbness, the coolness made it feel better.

collar bone bruising

I've been trying to figure out why my collar bones have been so sore kinda like they're bruised... Pulled out my industrial strength sports bra yesterday to for a run slipped it into racer back mode and finally figured out where the bruising is from... It'll be so nice to get some of this weight of my shoulders!
I started a learn to run program about 8 weeks ago and am doing my first 5k on Sunday. I'm sick and have no voice right now so hopefully I'm feeling better in the next 3 days :)
Good luck on your run tomorrow! I started exercising in the fall of 2008 with a learn to run program. Everyone thought I was joking bc I was never active. Now I love it and it helps me keep my weight off. Also - RS stalker is a great handle! My husband rolls his eyes when he looks over at what I am reading.
I was really hoping to live in my extra baggy lulus lol...I'll have to dig out some bigger pants from my donation pile to keep for the swelling. Thanks for the tips :) how are you doing now?
You're welcome! I am doing pretty good, I think my surgeon did a fantastic job, but I am left with alot of stretch marks still because I had so many above the button. That's a bummer but the shape is looking awesome - Abs? Forgot what they looked like lol. The recovery was really easy physically, day 3 worst for pain and swelling, so don't let day 2 convince you you are doing great, because I think you pay for it more the next day. Definitely stay as lazy as possible, I was up and doing chores the same day, and the next, then spent some time slapping myself for thinking I was superwoman! Good luck and can't wait to see your pre and post op photos! :)

pre-op appt???

I have an appt with my PS tomorrow, I'm 2 and a half weeks pre-op... Is this it?? Is this my last appt before surgery? Did most if you have your final pre ops so early? Is this where I'll find out my PS plan? And I'll get some instructions for pretty/post oP care .... Do you usually have to pay for surgery at your pre-op?? This whole thing just seems so surreal to me, I feel so un informed... Is it really happening?? I haven't even been working super hard to arrange postop care for me & the kids because it seems so unreal! Did other people feel this way???
To all you ladies already on the flat side. Any must do/ must haves for my pre op appt (if thats what this is besides my pretty panties ;) wish pictures? important question you asked or wish you had?

Found a lump...

Found a lump on my breast 3 days ago.... went straight from my pre-op appt to a mammogram and ultrasound. Now I need to wait for results.....
My BR and TT is scheduled for less than 3 weeks from now but I guess everyting is on hold until after we find out the results.
Please send me some happy, healthy thoughts and pray that everything is just fine.
Good thoughts heading your way!
Oh my, I hope everything comes out ok for you. best wishes
Praying for healthy tests! Keep us posted.

Everything is good! Cleared for surgery!

Mammogram & Ultra sound came back with good news! Yay!! What a huge weight off the shoulders! Thank you all so much for the support and healthy thoughts :)
Now It's time for me to stop feeding ice cream and butter chicken lasagne (omg! so good!!) to my stress from waiting for those results and get back on track! I was down 5 lbs but I know for sure I've gained some back the last couple days... I'm too scared to even get on the scale right now... maybe I'll wait another couple days ;)
Now that I know this is really happening (although it still seems very surreal) I guess I'll have to finally do those before pictures... YIKES!!
Thank you so much for your kind thoughts... it worked!! ;)
Yay! good results! thank you :)
So nice to have a secret support group! thank you!

oh em gee!!!

Just posted that last update and it says- 8 days pre
How is this all happening so fast?? craziness!
I took up running a year ago and found its was such a great stress reliever! I have DDD and wear 2 sports bras, I have no idea how you run with H/I????? So glad your mamogram results were just a false alarm! Can't wait to see your before pics but really can't wait to see your after!!! Not long now!! Hope you have plenty of help with all those kiddos!
So happy for you that the lump was not anything bad! That's awesome. So the 4th of July is around the corner... I'm sending you lots of luck and prayers all goes your way. Best wishes to you.
So exciting!!! You will do great!!! I love your dream body photos!!!

Getting ready... feels good!

This morning I rented a reclining chair and a shower seat to be delivered the day before surgery. I'm meeting with a cleaning service this afternoon to get estimates. I don't think it's very realistic for me to expect my Dad to watch all 4 kids plus keep up with all the cooking,laundry & cleaning ( I can hardly do it! lol) . I'm also going to arrange for the kids to go to a friends day care once a week so my Dad can have a break.

Now I need to try to set up my room and figure out what else I need to buy. I haven't received a list from the ps of anything I need post op... like, do I need to buy a specific type of bra for post-op? I'd rather get all that stuff now than have to send someone out to buy it for me afterwards. I was going to buy some straws, MOM, gauze, big maxi pads, cough drops, magazines/books and search for Arnica (is that something you can buy at walmart? or do you have to order it?) Anything else mandatory?

I also decided that since this is the last weekend of the summer that I'll probably feel normal that I should do something fun with the kiddos so I'm going to pack up tomorrow and take them camping and come back 1-2 days pre-op. So I'm really trying to cram all my prep into today... no problem right???
I had my pre-op appt with my ps and showed him my dream body pictures of marilyn monroe. He told me that was his dream body too (in a different kind of way) lol... hes awesome, so personable!
I still haven't heard from the hospital about when I'm supposed to go for my pre-op with them.... hopefully it will be the day before surgery and I wont have to cut our camping trip short.
Anyways I should get back to it... Its also the last day of Kindergarten for my oldest child today (sniff, sniff... they're growing up way too fast!) so we still have all those festivities this afternoon :)
I am 7 days PO and I have d/dd's naturally. I am wearing a sports bra that is larger than my workout one and I got bras that snap in the front. I have heard that folks who have work on their boobs wear what the dr gives them for several weeks. Hope that helps! Also I have been using the Bioiron Arnica cream and I think it really helps (along with the arnica Montana pills). My PS gave them to me but I saw it at GNC too and online.
Dreamingmana - sooo glad that you got the good news about your mammogram! I too have the feelings that its surreal sometimes, "am I actually doing this?" But I'm keeping the thoughts positive and I know that with time and healing we will all do great and be super happy! Btw - we are same height and after 3 kiddos, I was at one point 170 lbs. That was 2 years ago and since I've lost about 30 and kept it off - but the cursed midsection stayed and always makes me feel super overweight. Just think - we'll be rid of it soon!! Good luck and have fun camping!!
Arnica can be found at most health food stores...Have fun camping!

Finally gonna be brave! Before pictures

I got a call from the hospital right after I posted yesterday to come in for pre-op blood work. They only took one vial and they only test hemoglobin... I thought they'd be checking my iron and everything! I also need to do a urine sample the morning of the surgery. The hospital also set an appt for my pre-op which is over the phone???? thats weird right???
Still leaving to go camping today the kids are beside themselves they are so excited! My house still isn't organized and ready and I dont have everything. I have 1 day when we get home so hopefully I'll get everything completed enough to be semi-satisfied with it before sx day!! I'll just go with the flow... everything ususally works out in the end :)
Finally took some before pictures so here they are!
I am not going to miss the flap!
lol... anyone can fail "the pencil test" but how many people can fail the shampoo bottle test lmao.... I'm such a geek.
I said to my hubby that new boobs would be nice so he did the pencil test on me and well I didn't fail...so no new boobs ;-) I guess I'll wait and see as I age more if the continue to sag even more ;-) awesome before photos you will love having them!

The craziest 1 day pre-op ever!

Crazy day today! started at 8:30am with a call from my ps cancelling my surgery tomorrow.... they never received payment from my financing company and wouldn't have time to receive it before my surgery tomorrow am. WTF!?!?! So I went on a wild goose chase all day trying to sort it out.
I had to quickly come to the realization that it wasn't a sign I wasn't supposed to go in but rather its a sign that sometimes you have to work for the things you want and deserve! I'm not willing to let another day go by with this body holding me back from living the life I want to be living!!!!
I'm tired of not swimming or doing summer sports with my kids because bathing suits don't fit me or not being able to lift up my kids while they're young because it stresses my hernia too much... so now I just pray everything goes smoothly and there is no complications and that everyday I am closer to living my life unencumbered by this stomach and one day closer to giving my kids the upgraded model of "mommy 2.0" :)

Anyways in the end I got everything sorted out (phew) and I am scheduled to arrive at the hospital at 9am tomorrow am. Hopefully my blood pressure will have returned to a normal state by then!! lol. crazy day!
I cant believe that tomorrow is the day!!!
Omg! What a day..but girl you WORKED FOR IT-- you deserve it...take deep breath..in the US tomorrow is Independence Day and it is for you too! Independence from being trapped in a body that isn't serving you 110%~~good luck...and happy blessings coming your way!
Thank you! Still excited and not nervous... yet lol. Happy 4th of July!


Just doing some last minute organizing.
I woke up with a tickle in my throat so I hope I'm not getting a cold.
Yesterday I weighed 160 (not bad after camping for a week) this am I weigh 164.5!!! wth?!? I'm hoping its just stress weight after my crazy day yesterday... I hardly ate anything!
I borrowed this picture from silversunshine... I think its perfect!
Anyways I'm off to enjoy my last shower and some snuggles with my kids :)


Its 2am post op day 1. I had my surgery at 11am it took just about 3.5 hours. The pain isn't too bad so far just the nausea. I can't get it under control so the nurses decided to keep me overnight. Probably a blessing in disguise since I don't want the kids o see me like this and a keep vomiting. :(
I am sorry to hear you are sick. I was also sick from the pain meds. Ouch. I feel your pain!
I hope that this message finds you well, although your recovery journey has just begun. As you had your surgery on the 4th of July, I marked my 3 week mark in post-op recovery. I am a mom of two who had a similar figure and my abdominals were so badly separated that the Doctor said he could have put a fist through and was shocked I never had a hernia! I had in addition to a full abdominoplasty a partial hysterectomy due to enlarged fibroid tumors that were causing me severe bleeding and anemia. My surgery therefore was a longer one of about 6 hours. I stayed in the hospital for 3 days and thank goodness for the morphine! I chose when I came home to have Tylenol w/ codeine (instead of percocet) which although it doesnt have as strong a relief, is tolerated better by my body. (The liver converts codeine to morphine, and not so with the others and I knew I can tolerate morphine). I was on the codeine for the first week gradually tapering off to avoid withdrawals. I then went to ibuprofen. You already know from being an RS junkie that the pain is going to be there. But you can do it...you have 4 kids (twins no less!). But you will get through this. I wont lie - i had both my children naturally with no drugs, and have a high pain threshhold - but this surgery makes the pain of natural childbirth seem like a walk in park! Its going to be hardest in first few weeks, but it gets better and you will get through...be strong. The hardest thing too is going to be while you recover, the demands of your children. Its there world, we just live in it. Its hard for them to understand that the supermom they know is flat on her back and when she walks looks like a 90 yr old hunched over and barely able to get around. Your spouse who wants to be supportive and is, will soon start to show signs of becoming overwhelmed, because he is. Get as much help for kids as you can. Dont try to push yourself in coming weeks or you may set yourself back in recovery. Just know that you are going to suffer from not sleeping comfortably and back pain. If you know a good massage therapist who will come to your home and can do gentle massage to your back and to your legs to help with circulation and relieve some pain, do it - I have for twice a week for 3 weeks and its helped immensely. Stay strong. The dreaming of flat abs and a pre-baby body are here and you just need to make it through this time. Use it as a time for self-reflection. But trust me when I say this as someone who is 3 weeks in to post-op recovery...I turned a corner in last few days and while I am not out doing cardio ad am still a bit hunched over, the swelling is subsiding, the scar is healing well and I have a rocking body with flat abs! No more muffin top! No more "jiggle belly" as my kids called it! My youngest is the only one who doesnt like it because she says she can't blow raspberry's on it anymore making disgusting sounds! :). But seriously, this surgery will take time to recover from but you will in time know you made a dream come true. See this time as a time to heal and dream some more. Best to you and be strong. We did it! Xoxo
Feel better soon, take care x

day1-3 post op-

Well I finally stopped vomiting about 16 hours post op... Thank goodness! Does it ever hurt to puke after your stomach is cut open! Nurses admitted me to the hospital over night which was great.
My ps came and visited me the next afternoon to sign all my discharge papers. He also pulled the drains from my breasts.
So weird to be laying back and still have my boobs in front of my instead of in my armpits! Lol
I'm really happy with how they look right now but it is incredible how much skin he removed from them... I'll post the pic with his markings.
I am still wearing the compression garment (high waisted shorts) he put on me right after surgery... I would love to see how they squeeze unconscious bodies into these things!! I've been too scared to take it off and peak i probably wont be able to get back into it lol. Im going to order a back up cg tomorrow... There are so many options though!! How do i know what to get??
I have s followup appt in a day or 2 so I'll wait until then to actually take a look at whats going on. My husband says even all hunched over with drains hanging out of me i look smaller YAY! . I do know that the vertical scar that I hadĀ above my belly button is now mostly under my bellybutton so that will be weird to see!
As for pain I'm uncomfortable but I'd say my pain is average 2or3/10 so not bad at all. The most painful part is my thighs!! I didn't really consider that my legs would have to compensate for having no core or arms to use... But its the end of day 3 and its getting much better. I've been able to get in/out of my recliner, go to the bathroom and walk around the main floor of my house all by myself since I arrived home on day 1. I think there is a fine line between moving enough and pushing yourself too far... I still haven't quite figured out where that line is.
I've had 2 previous abdominal hernia surgeries and I'd say recovery so far is more comparable to those than to a c-section (c-section was an easier recovery for me) I think maybe the vertical scar makes it different? But I know for sure that recovery at now at 160lbs and fit is WAY easier than recovery at 200lbs and not fit was 5years ago.
My husband has been really amazing bringing me snacks and cooking me meals (he was only home until tonight so i didnt have a chance to wear him out lol) Ive been eating mostly normal food just less cause im not that hungry. I've had cream of wheat, toast, scrambled eggs, unsalted crackers with cheese, a small portion of pasta w/marinara, red peppers, carrots, yogurt, apple and pineapple. Nothing has made me feel more or less swollen... But I'm also still stuffed very snug in my cg ;)
My kids have been amazing and so gentle. They are all still young 3,3 ,4&6. I did a lot of prep talking with them about how mommy would have an owie tummy and that they could hold my hand but not hug/ climb on me. I'm surprised at how gentle and helpful they've been so far.
Anyways so far so good. I'll keep you posted. If any of you have cg recommendations please let me know :)

photo update

Crazy where my tan lines are! Lol
So glad that part is over... That is so painful! And painful to think you might be ruining the tummy you just paid for! Lol. PS. I love all your bikinis! I really hope my thighs turn out nicely so I can rock the bikini too!
Oh I bet you'll be rocking that bikini in no time!!!
Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I am already so glad I did this for myself and a little bit surprised I actually got over the "mom guilt" went through with it lol. I definitely need to look into massages that sounds great! Keep me posted on your recovery!

maybe daying the flat side is premature ;)

I went for my first post op appt today. PS pulled one of my drains and I got to take a peek at my tummy... I would def noy describe my tummy as flat ...Lumpy, bumpy & swollen is what I'd call it lol... But there is no flap!! Woohoo! So hopefully as the swelling/ trauma decreases it will look better and better.
I almost passed out in the office after he undid my cg to pull the drain... So embarrassing! The PS literally lifted me on to the medical bed to lay down. Then lifted me back off of it once I was feeling better. We came straight home and I went straight to my recover room and slept for 2 hours. I was so exhausted!
Last night I had my first bm. I took 2 colace pills day1,2 &3 , MOM on day 2 and drank smooth moves tea on day 3 before anything started rumbling down there but it didn't hurt so that's good.
I wish I had bought one of those grabby things. I dropped my pain meds on the floor at 4am when I was supposed to take them and didn't want to wake anyone up so just went without until 8am. Pain wasn't too bad but I want to try to stay ahead of it. The grabber would also be good to be able to move the blanket to cover my feet in the middle of the night! Lol
Congrats! You look great! Can't wait to see your tummy. Did the PS say anything about you being "lumpy and bumpy". I would think that's probably normal? Keep us posted on your recovery!
Congratulations! Your breasts look amazing! looking forward to your updates and pics!
You look fantastic! Your breasts are incredible and I can't wait to see afters of your tummy! I think it's pretty normal to feel light headed afterward in the first few days. That's why the surgeon usually says to not be alone. It's such an exciting time! Rest up and happy healing!

holy bruising!!

Decided to finally brave having a shower today... I've been feeling nauseous if I push myself too much and didnt want my dad to have to come rescue my naked sliced body from the shower... That would just be super awkward for both of us.lol.
Well its a good thing I waited till my aunt was visiting cause she had to come rescue my naked wet self from the bathroom cause I was ready to pass out. She helped get me back into a binder (my cg was in desperate need of a wash) and some PJs and help me back to the safe haven of my reclining chair... So embarrassing... But way better that it wasn't my dad! Lol.

post op day 5 photos

Took some quick pictures when I took off my cg... They're not very good quality but better than nothing
My sister in law came over last night for a visit she took a peek at my Bb and took a close up pic. Her response "omg... It kinda looks like a vagina!" Eeeek! So I def shouldn't have looked at the picture cause it does kinda look like that lol... Now I'm going to be worried about it even though I know its still swollen and healing and I should just be thankful the PS was able to reattach it and it hasn't died... But I really, really hope it changed shape as I heal... I don't want a vajayjay bb lol.
Ladies, thigh lipo is no joke!!
Probably the most painful part of my body and super, super itchy!!!
I didn't even ask. I assumed at 4 days it wouldn't look amazing ;) he said it looked great and I could see there was no flap anymore so that was already a massive improvement! :)

not sure where the pics went so I'll repost them


picture update... take 4....

love your candidness and honesty, the captions under your post made me laugh
Thank you So much for all your posts! I am having a full TT and MR in 18 days!!! We have similar body types but when I lost weight my boobs were the first to go! They are not sagging just small. Please keep updating!
wow you look amazing wish you a speedy recovery congrats gbu

post op day 5-8

Day 6 - went to see my PS got my last drain removed yay! He told me I looked "human" today...thanks??!? Lol I actually really do feel really great today so I know what he's saying. I also had a conversation with him about my bb he said not to worry its just swollen and that it won't look like a vajayjay which I already knew but was really nice to hear from him ;)
got home I decided to should try on some of my clothes, bathing suit tops & take pictures what a work out but damn! I'm gonna look so great when I don't so closely resemble Frankenstein!
By the end of the day and all the walking around I did I pretty much just passed out at 8pm... Didn't even wake up for my hourly pee brake until 3am... Possible I pushed it a little too far.
Day 7- I'm having a bad day. I feel like crap. I'm sore and I'm definitely feeling a little bluesy :(
Definitely did too much yesterday. My tummy was so sore it hurt to pee. FYI: to those who haven't had surgery yet it takes tummy muscles to pee otherwise you just trickle... Trickling and wearing a crotchless compression garment = peeing all over your self :( its a tricky thing...
Although I have to say I was glad to have it off for the day my poor little saggy bum had a horrible rash just where the crotchless cut out is which just happens to be right on the part you sit on alllll dayyyy longgggg. My mom offered to put some diaper cream on my bum for me... I politely declined ;)
So ya... Definitely a down day spend most my time snoozing and stalking rs.
Day 8- went for another post op check this am. PS says everything is looking great. Asked about using polysporin he said if I wanted to use it once a day in a thin coat but warned not to overdo it as its still a chemical you're putting on a fresh wound. Also asked him about lymphatic massage and while he says he thinks it helps and fully supports it he felt that with the amount of swelling I have right now vs. The cost of massage that it wasn't necessary at this time.
It was the last day of my oldest sons summer camp today so my dad drove me to go watch their little 30 min presentation this afternoon. It was my first time out besides just walking in and out of the PS office. It went pretty well besides all the parents and kids banging into you but my son was ssoooo excited and happy that I came that the smile on his face was well worth getting knocked around a bit.:)
It was also changing of the guards at my house. My parents have been watching me and the kids all week so now that the weekend is here they're getting the hell outta dodge. My in-laws are taking all the kids for the weekend and my bff is coming to babysit me just in case. So I'll be enjoying a girls weekend stay-cation woohoo!
Will post more updates soon :) happy healing everyone.
Congrats... Hope you all healed up. post some new pics.
Looking good! I did read on this site that a PS told a patient to put a marble in her belly button and tape it over that way her belly button would take on a nice shape! I am by no means suggesting you should do that but it came to mind when you mentioned the shape of your belly button! lol Happy healing!
You look so great! Looks like everything is healing just like it should be! You are doing everything the way you should! So happy for you!

day 9-19

So my bff is coming to stay with my because after my last hernia surgery I was discharged from the hospital po day 6 then went into septic shock po day 8 luckily my husband was home at the time and found me, called 911 rushed to the hospital and everything was treated lickity split but that incident has us a little nervous about me being left totally alone for a whole weekend.Lucky for me I have a great friend who was willing to ditch her own life & family to babysit me for the weekend

where is the mole.... lol

I played a fascinating game of where have my moles gone the other day lmao... I`ll post a picture of my most impressive birth mark movement... it kind of blows my mind!

Also public toilets + compression garments= yuck, yuck , yuck! so gross...not sure why that grosses me out more than my bare skin touching a public toilet... it just does.

My husband told me that my nipples are freaking him out... wtf does that mean??? seriously it didn't freak him out when they were the size of my whole palm but now that theyre cute and tiny they freak him out??? Grrrr.....

looks like I lost some of my last update... I can't actually see my days 9-19 update can any of you??... i`ll have to contact rs and ask why??

I had another post op appt yesterday ps says no more seroma and everything is looking good and settling nicely into place. He was happy to see that my umbilicus swelling was starting to go down I think that was his biggest concern because of my belly button assult issues. He'd like me to continue wearing my compression garment until week 4-5. I asked about buying a proper bra since I've just been wearing a bandeau style one he reccomended waiting till week 5-6. He also said baths were okay now but maybe not pools or lakes yet because or urine and bacteria. He also said driving myself now is fine but take it easy... he is concerned about me having to load kids in and out of car seats and feels that's probably pushing it still. I still have the paper tape overall my tummy scars he says just leave it on until it falls off or he takes it off. I just stand in front of the fan to dry them before I put my garments on after showering.
Hi dreamingmama! I loved reading your posts because you are so funny but also we have kids and twins around the same ages. Mine are 8, 5, 4 and twin 2 year olds. I also never got the sex ed talk... j/k! Keep us posted on your progress. You look great! You had your surgery exactly one week before me so it helps me to see what I can look forward to in the coming week.
You look fantastic!! Your hubby is eventually going to say what mines did after my BA back in march. He said he felt like he was holding a young girls breasts in his hands and had to keep looking up at me to double check lol. They are like kids don't mind him, he will be all over them in near future :)
You are looking fantastic! Your hubby is probably freaked out that there are "stitches" around your nipples, they will fade and he will love them! Men can't handle that stuff like we can! I can see your 9-19 post. You are coming along great!
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