Something for Me (TT,BA & Lipo) 21 days PO
- updated 1 year ago
I am a 44 yr old mother of four children...
- 14 Jan 2012
- 22 days pre
I am a 44 yr old mother of four children (23,20,17&15 months). I am 5'5" and currently weigh 140. All of my life I have weighed between 120-125 UNTIL I turned 41. The month after I turned 41, I started putting on weight. Not just a little weight but 20lbs of weight. I got pregnant with my fourth when I was 42 and gave birth at 43. I had put on 40lbs during my pregnancy. Three weeks after the birth, I weighed 146 and today I weigh 140. After discovering I was pregnant some bloodwork revealed that I had hypothyroidism. I have been taking medicatin to control the thyroid but it has been almost impossible to lose weight. (one of the many side effects) I have always been in good physical conditon and most say that I am still in good condition. (they dont see me naked) I feel that the additional inches around my middle are hindering my quality of life. I find myself living on the sidelines instead of participating as I would have in the past. This was my deciding factor into having the procedures. I also breast feed four children for almost a year each and that has left my breasts non-existent, hence the BA. I have my pre-op appointment this Thursday Jan. 19th and have surgery scheduled for February 6th. I am excited beyond words. My husband is on board and has been pretty supportive of my decision. I think he is starting to realize that he will benefit from my procedures. I will post "before" pictures prior to my surgery date.
Just got back from my pre-op and I just cant...
- 19 Jan 2012
- 18 days pre
Nothing to exciting at the pre-op. I will only have one drain and it comes out in the center, I have only ever seen people with two drains on each hip so that was unexpected. I got my prescriptions and went over the details of the healing process. I added an additional procedure while I was there. He is going to do a little lipo on the inside of my knees. It's not an area that I would go in to have addressed but since I am already there and "under" I figured he should just do it now. I love my PS, he is charging me half of the half rate for the lipo!! (its only a small area and he said it wont take long).
PS and I also went over the details of my BA. I am going with the high profile, silicone (under the muscle) implant. I am going with 400cc and hope that I am happy with it. He wanted to see me go about 350cc's but he tends to be very conservative. My daughter (who has 480CC implants) told me to go big or go home!! I just didnt want to go that BIG!!
Last but not least, it was time to pay the bill. OUCH! 18 days and counting, time to start nesting!!
I got the call from the surgery center this...
- 3 Feb 2012
- 3 days pre
I got on here yesterday and wrote an entire update...
- 8 Feb 2012
- 2 days post
Here we go again. Surgery was on Monday 2/6. I arrived at the surgery center at 9:45 and my PS was ahead of schedule so they took me right in the room, got all my medical info and gave me my IV. Before I knew it, it was 10:58, I was laying on the OR table and falling asleep.
The nurse then woke me up and it was 2:40pm. I stayed in the recovery for about an hour and headed home. I was really drugged when I came home and was in a significant amount of pain. I have been spending 95% of my time in the recliner and am feeling much better today. I am not taking the prescription pain meds any more as I have switched over to extra strenght tylenol. I also have a pain pump that is placed in my chest as I also had a BA. I have one drain and it is not that bad. The fanny pack for the pain pump is much more of a pain. Finally this morning my sore throat from the breathing tube is starting to go away. The throat has annoyed me more than anything else. My husband has really been a trooper and has changed my drainage bandages and slept on the cough next to me for the last two nights. My mom is here taking care of my little guy and I dont know what we would have done without her, what a blessing! My appetite is good and I have been getting up and walking around every two hours. I have no idea what my tummy or my chest looks like, havent had the stomach to look at them yet. Will check in later ladies. Have a wonderful day!
Feelig pretty good, I updated my profile with some...
- 10 Feb 2012
- 4 days post
Tomorrow it will be one week since surgery. I am...
- 12 Feb 2012
- 6 days post
Gradually I am standing straighter but not pushing it until I reach the 1 week mark. I have a walker and dont know what I would do without it. My back starts killing me after walking around for less than one minute. I have to put my weight on my arms and that releases the pressure off my back.
Overall the first week has not been intolerable. I am bit surprised at the length of the recovery, it can get pretty boring.
The swelling is starting to go down in my boobs. I am starting to get an idea of what they will actually look like although they have not dropped yet. I am off all pain medications and doing well with that. I am sleeping in the recliner and luckily I have a pretty comfortable recliner so I am able to sleep about 8 hours a night.
Check in tomorrow :)
DRAIN IS OUT. I had my first PS appointment...
- 14 Feb 2012
- 8 days post
Getting better every day. I am still not standing...
- 18 Feb 2012
- 12 days post
I can honestly say that I love, love, love my new boobies! The swelling has gone down and I am getting a better look at them. I am going to wait till I hit the one month mark and then go bra shopping. I got a gift certificate for VS so I am anxious to use it.
Went to PS today and I dont have to go back for...
- 21 Feb 2012
- 15 days post
21 days PO today. I went bra shopping yesterday...
- 27 Feb 2012
- 21 days post
As of today I am 100% back to my normal routine. My stomach is swollen this evening but I dont feel terrible. I dont have any pain but still feel pulling when I move a certain way or lift something. The recovery was a bit longer than I would have liked but still soooo worth it!