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Almost six weeks, feeling great, stretch mark advice wanted....
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 10 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $9,000
3 kids, two ten pounders, reasonably fit but left...
- 17 May 2012
- 25 days pre
3 kids, two ten pounders, reasonably fit but left with a disfigured belly that I have to tuck in my jeans
Cannot wait, time is going so slowly!!
- 21 May 2012
- 22 days pre
Went for all my pre op stuff yesterday and...
- 6 Jun 2012
- 6 days pre
I did realize I will be on my period at the time of surgery and mentioned it yesterday and they said it was fine and just wear a tampon. I don't know why but I'm preoccupied and worried about the period thing!
Tomorrow! Wow, I'm nervous and excited, more...
- 11 Jun 2012
- 1 day pre
I ended up getting my period early so it's already almost gone, one less thing to worry about! I'm thankful!
Well, I made it. Lol Was not expecting such...
- 13 Jun 2012
- 1 day post
Was not expecting such hardcore nausea which was unpleasant but I think it's passed. Pains not too bad. I feel like half of me is gone!!!
Ok well here's how it went. Showed up for seven...
- 14 Jun 2012
- 2 days post
Woke up what felt like five minutes later to loud noises and terrible pain. The nurse quickly managed the pain and I was able to manage after about half and hour. I was very nauseous and the nurse got me dressed slowly and my ride was ready for me. It seemed like it all happened very fast but this was already the afternoon by this point.
I'll continue later, getting sleepy!
Well here it is, that down feeling everyone talks...
- 18 Jun 2012
- 6 days post
Today my husband went back to work and I got my two big kids ready for school and sent them with no problems, and I was just at home with the little one. I dropped her off at a sitter when I went to my appointment. I was doing pretty good until the drive home. it's really hot out and I'm not sure if that's also making me feel crummy too, but I was exhausted when I got home. I just layed on the couch until it was time to pick up my bigger kids from the bus stop. After they got home, I honestly felt overwhelmed and questioned why the hell I ever did this.
My poor husband is tired, I am so tired and I feel like my kids are resenting the fact I am not just able to take them to the park or sit or go for walks (they are almost 6, 4, and 2).
When my husband came home he brought pizza, and I ate two pieces and then went to bed at 6 pm!! Which is why I am now wide awake at 3am. Now the silly thing is, I got up to take a antibiotic and took a pain pill by mistake and literally realized as it was going down my throat. I haven't taken any for four days but I guess at least I will be able to fall asleep again soon. I put those pain pills far back in the cupboard so I won't make that mistake again.
All in all, I'm worried about the loss of circulation,and wondering when I wont be so dang exhausted all the time. I feel fed up. It's only been a week, I know I'm impatient but it feels like I take a step forward and two back. it has put a lot of stress on my family.
Feeling even better. I'm just so nervous about...
- 21 Jun 2012
- 9 days post
I am going to attempt a shower, which is so hard, pain wise I'm doing well but without the binder in the shower my back gets so exhausted.
I also have a strange pull or movement in my upper abs sometimes, is that just skin or muscle adjusting?
I don't know how to feel about this binder. One part of me can't live without it but I can't wait to get rid of it.
Ok so I had a shower and my incision looks horrid....
- 21 Jun 2012
- 9 days post
When I change my bandages there is a very very small amout of yellows stuff on it!,,, Is that normal?
Well, lesson learned that everything goes through...
- 22 Jun 2012
- 10 days post
My incision looks much better today. I guess I freaked out a bit. Putting the polysporin on twice a day seems to be making it look a little nicer.
Well, I was worried about nothing, went to see my...
- 26 Jun 2012
- 14 days post
I am feeling good, my swelling is going down quite a bit, by nighttime I am just slightly rounded out and feeling tight. However,my jeans or jean shorts are still out of the question, I must be more swollen that I think because all these things are too tight and I am down almost seventeen pounds presurgery.
It's been two weeks today, I have two more weeks off work. I'm freaked out I won't be ready, my job is heavy physically, will I be ready? I feel good, just hired at the end of the day and the MR is still a little sore at points.
Anyone who is scared or worried don't be, the pain...
- 11 Jul 2012
- 29 days post
Really happy. went to see ps today and he says...
- 18 Jul 2012
- 1 month post
I'm really happy. I feel great. just comfortable, like I am supposed to feel. I got down for a little bit because I still haven't lost all the weight I wanted and my pant size hasn't changed that much but then I remember why I did this. And here's the reasons and realizations I have had.
I don't have tuck in seven pounds of skin into my pants, I don't have to constantly unroll my underwear after they slip down between my skin flaps. When I just stick on a pair of shorts and tank t it's that easy, and shocking, no adjusting, or looking at myself from every angle and wondering if anyone sees the bulge. I am no longer terrified about my shirt sliding up and revealing the skin. In short there's a huge weight off my mind.
sex is better, life is easier. it didn't change my appearance that much, Esspecially if you do t see me naked, but to me my mind matches my body and it's worth every penny.
Went for my first post op run today, did a solid 5...
- 22 Jul 2012
- 1 month post
Went to a theme park yesterday with the kids, even did a roller coaster a couple time sand did a ton of walking. I was pretty swollen at the end of the day but I can deal with that.
The only down side is my deep stretch marks, I'm not too bothered too much by them, and if they don't change any more I'm ok with that, they are a lot less than they were before the surgery because so much was removed but, I'm just curious if anyone else has found anything to help with them?