Cant Wait to Get my Confidence Back!!finally Going to Happen! - Canada

Hi everyone,i am 35 years old(well 36 in a couple...

hi everyone,i am 35 years old(well 36 in a couple of weeks!),mother of 3 wonderfull children,ages 16,11,and soon to be 2.i had c.cections with all 3.all big babys ..9/12...11/14 and my last was 9/1 oz.my first pregnancy i gained a total of 70 pounds(ya i no,i was huge.lol)ever sence i had my first my body was never the same, and when i had the next it got worse,and my last one really did me in! but they are worth every bit of it.so needles to say i have wanted this for 16 years now.I never thought it would happen,but due to a new relationship with a wonderfull man who supports my decision..(and not to mention whos paying for half of it..) I finally have a app.for may 25 2012....im excited and nervous all the same time...im sure this is normal..this is a pre wedding gift from my hubby to be..(aug 11 2012)..anyway i found this site and seen how supportive everybody is,and thought hay i think this site will help the process..i have read alot of storys people have posted and it eases the mind a little,so congrats to all that have had there surgery, and to all that are waiting to have there surgery...we deserve it for all that we do!!!

Wow time flys,cant believe only have 5 weeks left...

wow time flys,cant believe only have 5 weeks left to go. I was really thinking of cancelling (due to my wedding date) but i figured out that i will be 11 weeks post op,(for some reason i was thinking 8 weeks.) So i figure i should be on the road to recovery by then.So flatland her i come!

Hay ladys,just wondering when you got your arnica...

Hay ladys,just wondering when you got your arnica montana was it sinecch or a diff brand?

Well when i first got my call for my app. i was...

well when i first got my call for my app. i was 149 pounds. I am now 142 pounds, my goal weight is 133-135 before i go in, dam its so easy to gain the weight, but you got to work like a **#@#@ to get it off. But i will get there. only thing is that i am trying to quit smoking..(not doing to bad, maybe 2-4 a day, unless im having a drink! thats the hardest for me!) just guess i will have to give that up to..(but i soooo love to have a glass of wine now and then to relax). any ho, im determend to give this up totally by the 27th..(day after my b.day). Figured i will wait untell then to say farewell.lol...the worst thing is, loosing the weight and giving up smoking..I think i have my work cut out for me!! Well wish me luck! And to anyone esle who might be trying to quit, GOOD LUCK to you as well!!

Well my birthday was yesterday,(which was...

Well my birthday was yesterday,(which was awesome!! Thanks to my wonderful hubby to be!!) But now is Quitin time!! I so hope i can do this without gaining a ton of weight! Wish me Luck!!!

Wow cant believe its may month already..was...

Wow cant believe its may month already..was planning on getting some things done, but instead i have had two days of hell!! My two year old came down with the stomic flu.(spent the night on the floor next to her.Every 10 min she was getting sick) Then the next day she got the shits and a fever...( Oh dear jesus what else could happen)..should have never said that.!!( bad choice of words.) Then my 11 year old son was having steak for supper and started to choke,So had to do the hemlock on him.Got it out! (Or so we thought) . Nope, he kkept having pain and couldnt swallow any thing,just kept urging and spitting up mucus. So off to the hospital we go.( at one in the morning..after no sleep the night before, God help me.So he got hooked up on iv and grvol to help him sleep.(wish i could have had some too..lol)..any how were there for the night. ( sitting in a hard plastic chair. needless to say another sleepless night. but atleast he wasent in pain.) So next morning surgent comes in to tell me that he is going to sadate him and do a scope..poor little thing..and on top of that i wasent aloud to stay with him..(i was not happy).long story short he had another piece of meat stuck in his throat,so they pushed it down with the scope..( thank god that was over)..now home to get some rest..so i thought..( wrong again)..my baby girl started throwing up again,and now wont drink anything..Thinkin its going to be another trip to the hospital. ( and my man is on night shift, so he no help!!) so in 48 hours and counting i have had 2 hours of sleep! ( im never going to make it) ill im thinking is thank god it is now and not at the end of the month!! is this a sign that i shouldnt have this done..( what happens if somthing like this does happen at the end of the month, and i wont beable to tend to my kids when they need.) sorry for babling on ladies, but i needed to get that out, im having second thoughts once again, is this normal to go back and forth wondering should i, or shouldnt i...well gotta go clean up some lovely vomit again... hope everyone is healing great, And good luck to the early may tummy tuckers..

Well i ordered my arinca today,just hope it gets...

well i ordered my arinca today,just hope it gets here in time. called about renting a hospital bed, cost 140 a month. Just wondering if you guiys think its worth the money. I did read on here somwhere that it is a good idea, but maybe a recliner is enough??? 3 days smoke free today,not sure how i done that with everything going on last couple of days!!But im happy with it, only thing is i want to eat more..lol. Hope everyone is healing well!! Have a super day..

Well time is getting short .(19 more days)!!! the...

Well time is getting short .(19 more days)!!! the count down is on. lol..i woke this morning in a panic, i have so much left to do, but cant seem to wrap my head around it enough to get it done..( anyone else going threw this or am i the only nut on the block??). Not like i never had surgery before, dear god i have had 3 c cections, gull bladder removed and two hernia repairs..so you wouldnt think id be so stressed out as what i am..( I really think im going CRAZY. LOL!) For god sakes i cant even concentrate on my wedding..Not GOOD LADYs let me tell yah. Speaking of the wedding, one of my girs got there dress yesterday ( i ordered them off ebay) so i went to see it, and its the wrong freaken color purple to match the mens ties... omg, just great..i dont mind not matching the decorations right to the tee, but for picture sake i really want the men and women to match.( OH well ill figure out somthing).Im more concerned about this dam surgery then i am my wedding!! lol..I no tell me im crazy, but hay im already starten to think i am. Well iv vented, thanks for lisening, i will try not to vent anymore, because from here on in im going to try to have nothing but positive thoughts...I hope everyone is having a good recovery this far, and to the rest of us may TUMMY TUCKERS..WE CAN DO THIS...GOOD LUCK AND HEALTHY HEALING :).

Well i thought i was getting away with having the...

well i thought i was getting away with having the dreaded nightmares everyone talks about....nope, started last night, bearly got a wink of sleep :( I guess because its getting so close..18 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .I hope everyone is healing well. I had sombody all lined up to look after my kids and because of on foreseen complications thats no longer going to happen. On top of that my hubbies shift has gotten changed at work and now he wont have the first 3 days off to be with me. So i guess its back to the drawing board. I told him i was going to postpone, but he insist we will figure out somthing. ( you are to close to your dream to have it slip away on you, were his words.) God i love him,hes my rock...if its ment to be it will happen right??? well tell next time!! happy healing everybody! :)

Well i just posted my before pics..dam that was...

Well i just posted my before pics..dam that was hard..but hopfully it will help someone else in the future..sorry they are blurry, i have a shity camera, and the lighting was bad..I had planned on getting the hubby to take the pics, but i couldnt get up the nerve to pose that ungodly stomic to him..( he might run and never look back..lol). im just glad its going to be gone in a couple of weeks. quick question, i picked up zinc to day,it has vitamen c and d in it. was wondering if this was the right one??? Oh and as for my smoking, i was doing great, but decided to have a couple of drinks last night and i had a total of 3..(i was so mad with myself this morning)...but im back on track,havent had either one today.!! think im just going to have to stay away from the wine..lol. i hope all this weeks tummy tuckers are doing well . and to the next lot coming up..congrats and stay strong..

Hay girls.i hope the girls that have had there...

hay girls.i hope the girls that have had there surgerys are doing well..been thinking of you guys.... well tomorrow is the day it is going to seem so real. Going in to drop of the big lump of cash..( Man i hope this is worth all the money, i could have a new kitchen that iv been wanting for so long!!) but hay dont no tell you try right,and any look is better then flab i got goin on, :) I also think i have begin to go into the nesting stage everyone talks about..i been cleaning all day, got the babys room all ready..( im moving in with her for a couple of weeks) my fiance is on night shifts so he will be sleeping all day, and then getting home early in the morning, so we figured it would be better if i moved in with little mis destiny..im sure she will love it, and atleast ill be close to her..well ill check back in tomorrow after i see my ps...i have so many questions to ask, she will be glad to see me leave id say..lol..but better to get them out and feel more at ease then still wondering..I love this site, it has helped me out so much..Thank You realself....

Well it done..payment is dropped off, all the...

Well it done..payment is dropped off, all the paper work is done.! Dam its really felling real now....... I thought i was going to have mixed emotions about handing over all that money but i didnt.. i was excited more then anything...So i have decided that from here on in its going to be happy thoughts and good vibs..im not going to feel quilty over the money that im spending to have this done...( hay i deserve this, we all do..we are hard working women and why shouldnt we treat ourselfs to this life changing experience.) hope everybody is healing well and enjoying there new flat bellys.....

Well today is monday..4 more days, im not sure...

Well today is monday..4 more days, im not sure were the time went because when i first found out my tt date it seemed like for ever away...but let me tell you it creaps up on you really fast. Im not to bad as for nerves (not yet anyway) but i just feel like i dont have enough time to get everything done...im the one who looks after everything and everyone. so i want everything to be in place befor i go in..even tho i no its going to fall apart in a couple of days..lol..i have a house full of boys so that will tell you..god love them they try,but with great difficulty. I no there is atleast for of us ladys goin in on the same date, but dont see them on the calender..so to all my tt sisters good luck and keep us posted as much as possible...(were goin to the flat side ladys :) woooo hoooo!!! and also good luck to all the ladys this week, were all going to be fine and love our new bodys im sure.. ill just be glad to loose thid flap, ill deal with the swelling any day compared to this overhang..im soon going to be free!!!!!!!!!lol.. happy healing to all!

Well im off tomorrow to go to town, i have my...

well im off tomorrow to go to town, i have my preop and then im gone in friday morning...dont no if i will have net service so just wanted to say good luck to all the girls that will be joining me on friday...hope all goes well and welcome to the flat side...lol...yah lets do this!!! :)

Hi ladys, just wanted to check in and say that all...

hi ladys, just wanted to check in and say that all my test are done,everything is good to go and im in at 6:30 in the am...not sure how im feelng, happy excited worried and nervous all in one..i hope my tummy tuck buddies are doing well, and we will see you on the flat side..wooo hoooo!!!!

Hay everybody just getten back, im 2 day post op...

hay everybody just getten back, im 2 day post op and feelin pretty dam good..lot better then i expected..it was quite the ride let me tell you..but i did get to see my new tummy this morning while nurse changed dressing..and im loving what i see so far..im gonna try to post a pic soon..i also took a couple more before pics as well...man what a diff..i think she did a wonderfull job from what i see..you girls can let me no..(good or bad)..i will post again soon..happy healing everyone!!

Well heres my experince..left and went to the city...

well heres my experince..left and went to the city thursday morning at 6:30, had to be in there for 9 to have all my test done..(thank god everything went well, i was worried about that)..so never got out untill 12:30, then went shopping for the wedding pretty much all day, trying to keep things off my mind. So we got back to a room at hospital that i rented for two days due to the fact that my sister inlaw to be was with me.(hubby had to work)..had a shower took some before pics, first time i let her see my belly..(it was sooo hard, but inew it was gone next day so what the heck!) i dont think it was untell then when she really realized why i was doing this..first i think she was thinking why spend all this money, but being polite and not saying anything. So anyway we lid down she went to sleep, but oh no not me! dear god i was to excited (i did drift off once and had a dream that i slept in and missed surgery) so that was the end of that..lol..around 5:30 got a shower got ready and left to walk to day surgery, got there and had to wait about 20 min then got called in..got in those lovley gowns they give you..nurse came in and i was so over tired that all i could do was laugh and make jokes,and then she gave me a relaxer, oh dear god that made me worse..lol..after about half hour ps showed up marked my belly and i never seen her after..they came and got me and i walked in sat on the operating table joked around a bit gave me iv put the drugs in and gone!!!( all thestaff was wonderfull, i was laughing so much i never even had a chance to get nervous, which was great!) when i woke up i was in recovery, stayed there for an hour then they wheeled me to my room, were i stayed for the night. found it hard getting up and going to the bathroom ,but besides that just a bit tender in the abs, but the morphine took care of that,. And then it happened ...Dry heaves from not eating and pumping the morphine in me.( oh my dear jesus i thought i was gonna die..) i thought for sure i tore somthing. so after that they gave me gravol in my iv..worked like a chairm. slept pretty good that night work at 2 to pee and agin at 6:30, stayed up after that.doc came in around 8 and said they took big chunk of skin but never weight it.( im thinking it was 3 pounds because when i weighed myself i was 3 pounds lighter..lol.) also said i couldnt go home until i eat somthing and tryed the meds that they were going to send me home on. i really didnt have an appetite but i forced down a bit because i wanted out..i was feeling good so there was no reason to stay. Got out around 1:30 and went to get my meds and left for the 2 hour drive. and i have to say went really well. and everyday has been getting easier sence.nurse was her today to change my dressings and said everything looked great. and i have an app.with my ps tomorrow so will see about thr drains coming out..but i dought it they ae still draining quite a bit sence i milked them and they finally started to flow again..but i dont mind they arnet bothering me to much..and i rather they stay in as long as needed instead of having fluid build up. So thats about it, im really happy so far and would recommend it to anybody who are not happy with there belly!! happy healing to all!!

Well im glad to here everyone is doing so well!!!...

Well im glad to here everyone is doing so well!!! I havent been on here latly due to the fact i was in the hospital for the las t week....yup its been quit the week ladies let me tell you..it all started the day that i got one of my jp out...had a nap about 130 thant day, and woke around 3..when i did i started having pain in my chest and left arm, i figured it was gas..you no how you can get that bad gas pined up after surgery..so i took everything i had here for gas..seemed to ease up for about a half an hour, then it started all over again..as the day progressed it got worse, tryed to lie back in the chair and could not get comphie due to the pain.so got up walked around a bit and nope, nothing seemed to help. any ho....by the time 8:30 rolled around it started going out to my back on the left side...so i called my hubbie.(he was next door helping my father)..and told him the pain was getting worse and i wasent felling to well could he come over..so when he came over he rubbed my back, then took more eno hoping it would ease up..not a chance..by 10 o clock my 11 year old son started saying if shes in that much pain she needs to go to the hospital..(god love him hes not used to seeing me in that much pain) by this time i couldnt move fromthe pain and could hardly get my breath enough to talk or breath..my hubbie made me take two aspirn..and then he started in on me about going to the hospital..( im very stubbern when it comes to myself, and thats the last place i wanted to go..i just kept saying its gas it will pass..) anyway by 11 he had my mom called to come look after the kids and he was making me go no if ands or butts..so by 11:30 him and my brother were bringing me to the truck..dear jesus that wasent an easy task let me tell you... so long story short, got there they sent me in right away..doc came in and asked were i was having the pain, and before i new it they had people called in and was given a shot of demeral in my butt and sent to get a cct..injected the die in me..and sure enough had a dam blood cloth in my lung..(oh joy) so then i was hooked up to all these machines given another shot in my butt,(bllod thinner) another few pills and then sent to icu were i stayed for 4 nights ..(dear jesus i never experienced so much pain before, and i had three kids.) so then by monday things were settling down enough to put me down on a ward..then spent to days there..and after alot of morphine, gravol, and pills and a holly but..(from all the injections of blood thinners) i was on my way home having to stay on a pill called warferen or somthing like that..for 6 months, and have to have blood work done every 3 days until my blood levels,level out..so yes its been an exciting week..(they tell me im lucky to be here so dont take it for granted and make sure i keep up on my pills and blood work or it will not disolve and will get bigger again.)..so ladies dont think it could never happen to you and watch for any signs of a blood cloth and dont be stubbern like me and go to the hospital right away.. (they think if i didnt take those to aspirn that it might not have thinned out enough to pass threw my main part of my lung and i would have had a massave heart attack..) so thanks to the hubbie for that..( i new there was a reason i was getting married to him..lol)..happy healing to all..

Well im 5 weeks post op today..nt feeling so great...

Well im 5 weeks post op today..nt feeling so great about my results.im fine when im standing but when leaning over i have loose skin..somtimes worse then others..and even when im sitting i have a small bulge over my insicion.but when im standing im so tight that on times i still cant stand real strait unless i have my binder on me...and thats another storey..i was aloud to remove my binder at 4 weeks but still hurts when i remove it and my belly still feels all num.(does anyone else feel this way??) i think i have more swelling now then before..my babs says the bit of sagy skin will go away when i can exercise again..i hope so but i cant see it..ill just have to keep standing i guess...lol

Hi..was wondering about the may tummy tuckers of...

hi..was wondering about the may tummy tuckers of 2012....just wondering how you girls are all making out...hope all is going well..
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Your stomach looks amazing!! U saidnin your pic u cant wait to get your belly button peirced ... funny I never thought of it but thats a darn good idea now that u mention it! I have never even considered because my belly was so ugly but now im 2 months out. With tummy tuck and it sounds like such a great idea thanku! So dobu know when a person xould do this? Is it like a tattoo where u have to wait a year post op?
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i don't think so..about six months..but Im gonna wait closer to a year just to make sure my belly buttun don't reject it..i paid lot of money for this belly button i don't want to ruin it..lol....congrats on your surgery...hope you are healing well...
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Well im only 5 weeks out and starting to see it already.and im same way when standing cant pinch an inch.... Did ur ps say y it was happing???
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I was tight as could be up until about 3 months then I started seeing it! I go between walking and jogging for 4 miles every morning! I don't know I just have to keep telling myself that it is way better then before, but your right I would have loved for it to stay like when I had just had surgery! When I'm standing I can't even pinch the skin, but when I sit it hangs over my pants on my sides a little!!
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I thought I was the only one going thru that same thing!! When I sit or lean over I'm like wth, where is this skin coming from, then I stand and it is so tight, I will be 4 months next week, and I'm walking and jogging 4 miles every morning, so I hope it changes, he ps says it will take up to 6 months, so we will see!!
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wow really ,how long have you been jogging..did you ps say why it was happening?? its so depressing when your after spending so much money to still have loose skin..i wasent like it at first..(were you??) when did you start noticing it?? sorry for the questions...just wondering seems your 4 months out and still have it.. i was hoping that when i was aloud to start evercising it might start to go away..
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after reading these two comments in a way I feel so much better. I stand up and do have a lil pouch and its hard and I can not pinch anything. There are times when I feel like my skin is going to rip apart because I am standing. When I sit down i have a lump I hate it. I asked my ps about it he said it could be swelling but some of it was fat(that he could not lipo out) due to it being in the path of blood supply flow. Either way it sucks. I started noticing it at 7 weeks po I am 10 weeks po Friday.
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Hey blue eyes! Saw your comment to me on another thread and came to check you out! Thanks for the compliment! You are looking great yourself girlie!!! Glad you are recovery well! Aren't you so happy it's all over with and you are on the road to recovery??? The emotional roller coaster is sometimes tough but I'm now 10 weeks post op and it gets so much better! I wouldn't change a thing!!! Every week gets better! I see my doctr again in 2 weeks and can't wait to see what changes occur by my 6 month mark! Good luck to you and I will be sure I keep checking in on you! Take care of yourself and just remember this is a really big surgery and it takes time to recover. Some days are better than others but it does get better!
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Thanks calgarymomma, well i sure wish i had of known the symptoms before hand..lol..thanks so much for your concern..im feeling much better but still get tired easy,and short of breath,but i guess that has to do with both surgery and the blood cloth..im going for my second check up tomorrow with my ps,so will see what she has to say. i havent seen her sence this happend..im loving my new tummy so far, just hope all is well, i only got my second tube out 3 days ago..im so glad to be free...lol...thanks again girls hope everyone is healing good...
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How are you doing???? I'm sooo sorry to hear about your post op battles!!! I can't believe that....I agree with sayingbye...its nice to know the symptoms to look for before goin into surgery!!! And ill be keeping a bottle of asprin close by just in case!!! You have an amazing son & hubby!!!!!!! On the plus side....your tummy looks fabulous! I hope your feeling better!
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Omg, I'm so happy you are ok, god bless your hubby for thinking to give you those aspirin!!! Take your meds and thanks so much for sharing the symptoms for other ladies to look out for. I thought my dr was being silly making me take shots those first five days, but maybe not after hearing this. So sorry you had to go through it, but glad you are ok, and keep up on those meds girl! :)
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Holy shit girl WOW!!!!! I'm so
Glad ur husband thought of the aspirin! And so glad to hear ur on the road to recovery! Take it easy...take care of yourself ;)

Hugs,
Lynn
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You look fantastic!! Congrats!
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;) congrats!!! Glad ur feeling so good!!! There's ups and downs so don't let the downs get u depressed and 2nd guessing ur decision. U look fabulous! I think u will have great results!!!
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hay kristin iv been thinking of you to wondering how you are! I hope everything went well and your feeling good..i must say i have been doing great except few issues with my tubes.But besides that not bad at all, so far i am happy with my results (and thank you by the way)..i hope you are happy with yours as well, hope to here from you soon :)
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wow !!! just looked at your picks. You look amazing girl..those girls of yours are big and purky now..lol!! you must be soooo excited and happy..wooo hooo we made it to the flat side :)
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Blue - I was thinking about you the past few days while stuck in my recliner :) ! I hope you are healing well. Your pictures look great!
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thanks Sue1963 i cant wait to see the final results!!lol
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Hi Blue eyes, I think you look fantastic. Happy healing!
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thanks girls..i cant believe its finally done!!it still dosent seem real.how are you guys doing??im suprised at how good i feel,find it a bit hard getting up and down but besides that im pretty good.(im just waiting for somthing to happen..lol) im soooo happy i done this. I cant believe i was having second thoughts...
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Hey Blue your results are sooooo gooood! I am glad to hear things are good with you. Thanks for your update.
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You look fantastic!!! Glad your feeling okay too :)
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Thanks so much. I can't even sleep. And it does seem so unreal!! Iv waited so long to have it done.and now its here, never Thought it would happen!
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Whoo Hooo, I remember the night before, it's so unreal...you'll do great!!
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Only two days to go!!! You will be so happy you did this! Wishing you luck and smooth recovery!
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