Getting Rid of my Little Secret - California - Feeling great...just waiting for my scar to fade

I'm a 5'5" 110 lb mother of two teens...

I'm a 5'5" 110 lb mother of two teens. I have always been slim and my weight hasn't changed much since I was in high school, except for when I was pregnant. I got huge!! I gained 50 lbs with each pregnancy and both babies were over 9 lbs. Guess my skin wasn't so stretchy.

My belly looks yucky. See for yourself. Eww, right? I'm having this surgery for ME. Sure, I may look fine with clothes on, I just tuck my loose skin in my jeans, wear a long shirt, and nobody knows, but I do.. I'm tired of feeling embarrassed in a two piece swimsuit and I want something back that I haven't seen in almost 20 years - my belly button.

Tomorrow is the big day! I'm not feeling so scared right now. I hope all goes well :)

I made it!!! I'm finally feeling good enough to...

I made it!!! I'm finally feeling good enough to use my computer and write an update. The surgery went fine. I didn't need a vertical incision. My skin had to stretch a long way so I won't be standing up straight anytime soon. It was a very long day and the evening seemed to go on forever. I was SOOO thirsty and hungry when I got home. Luckily I didn't feel nauseated so I really downed a lot of liquids and ate anything my husband brought me. The bad thing is I had to pee like every hour and I was completely uncomfortable trying to sleep sitting up. I only got about three hours of sleep the first night. The next day I got up and walked through the house. Wow, was that a challenge! I was extremely hunched over and hanging on to my husband with every slow step. I spend most of the day on pain pills, watching tv, and resting. I got a good nights sleep and today I feel much better. The only pain I feel is in my back. All that hunching over is killing me. I am able to walk about the house unassisted today. My stomach has been gurgling and gassy. Don't know why. Oh, my big accomplishment for today was getting my hair washed :) It so needed it!!

One month post op today. I feel great and I'm so...

One month post op today. I feel great and I'm so happy I had it done!! I've been using a spanx type garment instead of my binder for about a week now. I love it!! Maybe it's just a coincidence, but a majority of my swelling went away once I switched. I also like that I can get into my jeans again. Ahhh the feeling of wearing normal non-stretch pants...it's wonderful! The binder was too bulky to fit inside my jeans. I only wear the spanx during the day. It feels nice to have a little support. At night I feel comfortable sleeping without anything.

I'm standing up straighter now, but I still have a ways to go. I can't arch my back so my butt is flat and I my upper body is still leaning forward. I can see that I'm progressing so I'm not too worried about it, but I must admit it's my biggest complaint. I was very flexible and active before my TT. I miss it. I could do cartwheels before and I plan on doing them again...hopefully by the summer...and while wearing a bikini, of course :D
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One hellovah scar but WOW u look awesome! Hows the BB?? Are you happy w/ur results thus far???
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So sweet, mom2! Thanks!!
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Oh my...you look great!!
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Hi Shoes! Really, really great results-you look fantastic!! :)
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Thanks Bell :)
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Wow! You look so amazing already, I can't imaine what a couple more months is going to do for you!
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Thanks finally! Every week I feel so much better than the last. You will get there, too. The first few weeks were the worst - the lack of sleep, the pain, and the terrible backache from not standing up straight. So glad that's behind me.
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You look great! Would you mind to tell me who is your doctor? I would like to have a tummy tuck but a few doctors I've met doesn't a good review. Thanks
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Thanks Kimo :)
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Wow shoez you look fantastic!!!!!
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Thanks mm! It sure is great to lose my play dough belly. I'm so tight now...I can't pinch anything, lol.
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You look hot, Shoesz!!

Don't worry, Janes - I am right there with you!
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Thanks Maumee :)
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Wow you look awesome shoez!!! Where the heck is YOUR swelling!?! No fair! Lol
You should see mine, I look 3 mos preg :(
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Haha! Oh, it's there. It's not that noticeable during the day, but I see it in the evening, especially if I eat out - ughh! I saw you posted that your swelling went down. That's great!! I know we are all so anxious to feel like our old selves again. It's slow but we need to remember how far we've come.
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Amen to that!!!
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How are you doing, Shoesz?
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Hi Maumee, I just wrote an update :) I can't believe it's been one whole month!
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You look wonderful!!!
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You look great! I've had such a hard time finding anyone with a body like mine that has had a tummy tuck (thin, good shape, but bad loose skin), but your stomach looked EXACTLY like mine does now. Giving me hope!
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Thanks Bek! Do you have a TT scheduled? I took me over a year to finally get up the courage to have it done. I'm very pleased with my results :) My scar is low and most of my stretch marks are gone for good!
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You look great
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Shoesz - you look SOOOO GOOD!!!
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You look fantastic! Good for you. I know how it feels to have everyone else say you look great but you know "it" is under there....but no more. Congratulations!
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Thanks mm!
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