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I am a 29 year old mommy of 4. I have twin 10 year...

I am a 29 year old mommy of 4. I have twin 10 year old boys, a 7 year old daughter and a 2 year old baby boy who seems to think he should permenetly be attached to my hip. I have gained and lost weight countless times in my life but I have always been the chubby girl. My boobs have been teeny tiny too compared to my massive rolls of a stomach. LOL. I hate how hard I have always been on myself, and I am so ready to be confident and comfortable with myself.

I knew after my daughter was born that I needed a mommy makeover, but didn't have the $$ for it then. After my last son, I had my tubes tied and I am SO SO SOOOOO ready for this. After I made this decision with my husband, I have been going back and forth with it. My surgery date is Feb. 14,2011 and I am so excited but really nervous too. I feel a bit selfish spending so much money on myself. My husband has been really reassuring me and telling me that I deserve this. I think he loves me. LOL

The closer my date gets, the more excitement I feel. I am getting a tummy tuck, lipo to several areas, and a breast aug. My PS says I should go DD because my rib cage is wide and it would look a lot better on me. I agreed and so did my hubby.

Since my date was scheduled, I cannot help but be obsessed with this whole process. I think about it a lot through out the day, and I am constsntly seeking reassurance from my hubby. In a week and a half from now, I am going to look so different, and I could not be happier about that. :)

Thankfully, I am getting 2 pain pumps for after my surgery and I will have them for 4 days! Has anyone else had these? My PS says I wont feel a thing during this period of time. Also, I am not sure if I will have drains or not? If I do have them, then I don't know who will empty them for me because I certainly cannot do it. HAHAHA

I will post my before pics after my surgery so I can show you all the dramatic change!

Ok, so I have seen on this website that I am not...

Ok, so I have seen on this website that I am not the only one here who has probably seen all the mommy makeover before and after pics on the web..my husband asked me last night if I was thinking about palying for the other team. I reassured him, I was not looking at naked boobies and tummies for sexual enjoyment but to see what I am in for. LOL. I know he was joking but that is how obsessed I feel like I have been lately. A little more than a week to go and I will be and finally feel sexy! Whoot whoot! I can NOT wait! Originally, my surgery date was 2/24, but due to my being completely impatient, and my excitement, I called the PS last week and moved it up to Valentines Day. I didnt menton that before, but I thought I would share.

Also, I wanted to make a video diary to be able to look back and show other mommies who want to do this, that you will be OK. Also, so I can look back and see how my whole attitude about myself will change. :)

Ps- I love this website!!

OMG... 10 days!!! Whoot Whoot!! I can't believe it...

OMG... 10 days!!! Whoot Whoot!! I can't believe it is so close, yet still so far away! Hurry up Valentine's day.. PLEASE!!!!

So, I am in the shower this morning with my 2 year...

So, I am in the shower this morning with my 2 year old son, and I think he knows something is up because he kept trying to poke and lift my stomach flap. You know, the flap of fat and skin that hangs down to your pubic area.. anyway, needless to say, Daddy had to come get the boy outta the shower so mommy could wash her excess skin in peace.
9 DAYS.. the final countdown has begun...

OMG... I am freaking out!! I am paying for my...

OMG... I am freaking out!! I am paying for my surgeries with my tax return, and I have to pay this Thursday at my pre-op appt. I got an email tonight that said my refund isnt going to come in until 2/15! That is the day after my surgery is scheduled!! NOOOOOOOOO!!! It has to come in before that. It said that on the IRS website so I am hoping that is the last possible date it could come in but will probably come in before that. I am sure it will. I need it by the 10th..LOL.

Anyway, I do hope this week goes by super fast. I hate waiting.

No No Nooooo!!! I have to reschedule my surgery...

No No Nooooo!!! I have to reschedule my surgery date because my money will not be available until Feb. 15th. Will this actully happen?! I am so upset and frustrated right now. As soon as I know the date, I will update my review.
to be continued...

I am so completely stressed today. My surgery date...

I am so completely stressed today. My surgery date is still to be determined. I feel so greatful to be able to afford to do this because a lot of other people want to, but cannot. BUT... I am so impatient. My surgery is being rescheduled because my money isnt available in my bank until Feb 15!! And my PS office isnt being very nice to me today. They are acting like I am this huge burden on their back. Ummm.. I'm sorry, but I am going to be paying a ginormous amount of money on this, and I am nervous, scared, and unsure about what is going on. The least they could do is be nice, right??
Hopefully today I will have my new date. ANd hopefully it is only a few days after my initial date...
On another note, due to my being so stressed, I have gained 2lbs in the last few days!! 2 LBS!!! Wth is that about?! LOL
to be continued....

Whoop Whoop.. Pre op on 2/16. Possible surgery on...

Whoop Whoop.. Pre op on 2/16. Possible surgery on 2/21!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Excited, can you tell?!


Ok.. seriously? If one more thing goes wrong, I am...

Ok.. seriously? If one more thing goes wrong, I am going to walk away from this whole thing.
The money I am getting to pay for my surgery was supposed to be the exact amount I needed. Unfortunately, my huuby had a 1000 tax debt that we did not know about and it has been deducted from my return this year. Now, I am 1000 short for my surgery. I have until next wednesdau to come up with 1k. Anyone have any easy money making ideas??

Hip Hip HOOORRRAAYYYY!! Ok- so I have all the...

Hip Hip HOOORRRAAYYYY!! Ok- so I have all the money for my surgery now. Thank God! I weas totally stressed out all week long! I am so excited and anxious now. I really want this week to fly by as fast as possible. My husband bought me a new video camera, and I am going to make a video diary of my expierence and post it to youtube. As soon as I create a youtube account, I will update again so you all can watch it! :-)
Wednesday is my pre-op appt. What should I expect during my appt?

Getting down to the wire.. 6 days! Pre-op...

Getting down to the wire.. 6 days! Pre-op tomorrow, and I am kind of nervous about it. Almost more nervous than I am about the actual surgery. I am making my first youtube video diary tonight. After I upload it, I will post a link here so everyone can view it!

I had my pre op today, and it went really well. PS...

I had my pre op today, and it went really well. PS took my before pics and I was absolutely mortified tht I had to stand completely NAKED in front of him and his office manager. It was so embarassing. Picking up my prescriptions in the morning and hoping that Monday comes FAST. I want to be in recovery already! LOL

As I drove the looong 2 hour drive home from my...

As I drove the looong 2 hour drive home from my pre op appt last night, I started thinking about the ginormous amount of money that I handed over to the office manager of my PS office. I started feeling a bit of buyers remourse. Only for a moment, but it bothered me that I had that feeling. Has anyone else felt like that after paying for their procedure? I am totally ok with it now, but for about an hour, I couldn't stop thinking about how people are suffering and struggling in this economy and I felt a bit selfish. I have never done anything like this for myself, and I know I deserve it, but I also don't want to feel guilty. I hate feeling guilty.

Ok- I am 8 days post op and so much has happened!...

Ok- I am 8 days post op and so much has happened! First of all, I am an emotional mess. My husband was laid off 2 days ago, and his company filed BK so he will not get paid for the last 6 weeks of work. I now have a $600 cosmetic surgery payment coming up in 3 weeks and my resnt was due today with no money to pay it. I feel absolutely guilty, and selfish for putting our only money we had in savings for a down payment on my surgery. ($8400). I have been crying uncontrollably and I am so worried and dont know what to do. Also, my left arm at my elbow is so swollen from the lipo that it looks deformed. I still have all 3 drains in because I am putting out 120 ml+ a day from each. I called my dr this afternoon to tell them about my elbow swelling because I cannot extend my arm fully from it. When the dr called me back, he made me feel like a complete jerk for even calling. He made me cry... again. He acted like I should know that swelling is normal, and I do, but this is abdormal swelling. If I had known how his bedside manner was before surgery, I would have gone with a different dr. Anyway, swelling and drains and crying fits aside, I am feeling ok. Still very sore, and still cannot stand completely straight up but yesterday, I saw my tummy for the first time and I couldn't believe it was me. I look so different in a good way. I love the support I get from everyone here, and I need to make daily visits to the site and stay in touch with everyone so I don't feel so bad and guilty all the time. LOL

Dr. Lance Wyatt

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