50 Years Old! Getting a Full Mommy Make Over!!! Am I Nuts? - NO I was NOT NUTS!! SO SO HAPPY!

I am 50 years old. Well actually when I get the...

I am 50 years old. Well actually when I get the surgery I will have just turned 51 by three days. I decided to wait until after my Bday. I am so scared but excited at the same time. I go from high to low. This will be the 1st time in my life that I will have had a flat belly. I have always been over weight and had a stomach. I lost a lot of weight and now weigh 145 lbs. I am 5' 2". If I have the guts I will upload some photos. I hope I do not chicken out. Any suggestions will be gladly appreciated. : )
Scared but trying to keep my eye on the prize : )

6.5.12.....being on this site has helped.... I...

6.5.12.....being on this site has helped.... I just can not understand going through such a big surgery you can go home just an hour after you wake up! My pre op is the 14th of June.. I am having my husband and cousin come so they can Hear what I miss. Doing this on a Friday my husband will not have to miss but 1 day of work.. I also have my 21year old daughter who is on break from college to help me. Just hope I can overcome my guilt and fears... So far I still get happy then feel like backing out....arghhhhhh

It is getting closer by the minute.... Thursday...

it is getting closer by the minute.... Thursday the 14th will be my post op. I have cleaned my house ( well my cleaning lady) She is also scheduled to come 2 days before my surgery. My closet is all cleaned along with all of my post op clothing I will wear. Mostly pajamas. I don't really know what to get except for a few things that I have seen the ladies in here get. I will have to go shopping after my pre op appointment. Why is this all I think about day and night...It is like total obsession....

I CHANGED MY DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!! I had a little bit...

I CHANGED MY DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!! I had a little bit of a struggle with the Dr. I first went with. I went today and knew the minute I saw this Dr. that he was the one for me.. I am still nervous but when I left there I am finally excited. I am getting my breast lift/aug the 27th of July and going back the next day to do the tummy tuck. He is doing it Twilight IV sedation. I feel good about this and they say go with your gut!. This Dr. went through everything with me and took a lot of time with me. His staff is the same way. All around I felt very good. This is a good thing foe me because now it feels right! Still scared but excited to get my new look!

Pre Op Thursday ! WOW.... I am really going to do...

Pre Op Thursday ! WOW.... I am really going to do this : ) Excited and so emotional.... June 27th for my BOOBIES Just 15 days away....... and then the next day is my TT with MR and Lipo...
I scheduled my cleaning lady to come on the 25th and then 14 day later
I also cleaned out my closets...dresser drawers and everything else that moved... I threw out!
Sheets all stacked and ready to go along with my pillows I will be needing. I am trying to make everything as easy for my family to take care of me.
My husband is so supportive Thank God! and I have the best grown kids anyone could ever ask for.

I just ask that I will be happy with my results and have a flat tummy... with nice perky boobs.... ahhhh what a feeling... Something to look forward for when I am in pain..... YIKES!!!!!!!

Hi, I got most of what I think I need. Today after...

Hi, I got most of what I think I need. Today after pre op I am sure I will have to get more supplies.... So far - I have cleaned every closet (even in the kitchen and bathrooms) completely out what a beautiful feeling. I have had my whole bedroom revamped and cleaned! my dresser drawers are so neat and tidy..with all of the junk I have been collecting over the years... my garbage men must love me. LOL my closet in my bedroom is so organized I feel like I want to live in it LOL,,, But at any rate I even sent my Persian kitty to the hairdressers to get him a lion cut so his hair wont blow all over the place. ( i actually get this done 2 times a year so it was really time)
I went to VS yesterday and stocked up on some sweat pants and zipper jackets - my bras are coming any day ( sport bras ) From Wal mart - they were the cheapest I found and quite nice actually. 14 more days to my surgery OMG I can not believe it!!! scared and excited all rolled into one!! I will need Valium to calm me down so I wont change my mind.....

****I even made a friend on this site we spoke last night and had a very nice conversation** our dates are the same so we can support each other!

Well, I went to my Pre Op yesterday and all went...

Well, I went to my Pre Op yesterday and all went very well. I am all paid for my procedures GULP!!!! And now this is for real no turning back now... My house has never been so clean and organized even the garage LOL. I read and re read my packets and think OMG WOW there's a lot that can go wrong but I guess that is in every surgery. I am keeping my eye on the end results. I have already purchased some things from VS and OH MY is that fun!!!! I am not going to buy a bra from there until after the surgery..I got the PINK sweat pants and jackets to wear after the surgery. My emotions are good but they rise and fall through out the day..is everyone else like that???? 13 more days to the FLAT LANDS!! and hello to my new girls : ) tick tock tick tock tick tock.... here comes June 27th at 6:30 am.... God Speed to all ladies : )

Oh getting my prescriptions filled today and staying heavy on the Vitamin C per my Dr. I have been on a lot of vitamins for over a year now so I hope it all pays off....

Well today is my 51st Birthday! and in 8 days I go...

Well today is my 51st Birthday! and in 8 days I go in for my MM. I received my bra's today. I ordered 2 sport bras from Wal Mart so I will have some extra ones besides the one I will get after surgery. I am so excited but then again here I go with why am I doing this.... after all I am 51 and thinking why I did not do this years ago when I was younger like 30 or even 40. But I still feel so young at heart and I want to look my best. Besides today being my birthday I am feeling so very blue....WHY I do not know. I am emotional because of the surgery I guess and what people are going to think when they find out. I only told a selected few that know. THat is my right to tell who I want to tell and I feel this is my private life! But all in all I know when the time comes I am going to get more nervous then I am right now. Even though 8 days is close it is still 8 days away. How am I going to cope with it being hours away... any pointers out there.......... chomping at the bit!

Well 7 more days until my surgery.... I took my...

Well 7 more days until my surgery.... I took my photos off because I do not want to look at them any longer.... I will post the photos of before from the ones that the PS office took and then post my after shots. I am getting mixed emotions of the surgery now. I guess I need to just sit back and relax..... Praying for a safe surgery and recovery.........

Ok ladies - 6 more days and counting tick tock...

Ok ladies - 6 more days and counting tick tock tick tock.... woke up today feeling well rested and thinking there is nothing else to clean or throw out so wondering how I can keep busy these next 6 days with out focusing on the surgery. I have made some really nice friends on this site and so happy I had several phone conversations. I know we will remain friends and keep in touch and some even close to my home that hopefully we will meet in person with our new sexy bodies!!!
I was speaking with one of my closest friends last night (she had a boob job done years ago) and she said that I should not be nervous just excited to have a flat tummy and new boobies.... we are going to go clothes shopping as soon as I heal! I guess the saying is so true NO PAIN NO GAIN! Well that is it for now we will see what tomorrow brings but for now I am going to go poke around in here and see how everyone has been doing...

OH MY 5 more days! Starting my count down on a...

OH MY 5 more days! Starting my count down on a single hand LOL.......

Ok here it is...the day before my surgery....

Ok here it is...the day before my surgery. Tomorrow at this time ( 1PM) I should be home from my B/A B/L... (pray all goes well) Then the next day Thursday I go in for my TT with Lipo to my hips.. The time Flew by.. I have everything I need from meds to pillows. I am wishing all my fellow friends that I have met and ones I have not a safe surgery and a speedy recovery.
I am calm today but know that I will be a nervous wreck tomorrow. The surgery center nurse called me yesterday and calmed me down so I feel good about that. she even said to me that I will be so happy with my results. She also had the procedure done herself a few years back and said everything will be just fine.
I have faith in my Dr. and have a wonderful support team waiting for me upon my return. My husband is a gem of a man he is always the best support system I could ever ask for. I will be running around today just to make sure everything is in order.
I will post updates as soon as I am able to along with before and after photos...

Take care and see you all soon.......

Hi I will show a photo of my new tatas...LOVE THEM...

Hi I will show a photo of my new tatas...LOVE THEM..they are just a little bruised but could not be happier!!!

Well today is PO 11 and I hope to get my drains...

Well today is PO 11 and I hope to get my drains out. I did go last Thursday but he did not take them out : ( Actually i do not think he will take them out today either because I am draining to much. ( i think) but then again I am no Dr. I can not express how easy this whole process was for me. I have had no pain at all. I think it is because I have been taking vitamins for such a long time prior to surgery and Resveratrol for your organs and tissues. Along with B12 Complex - hair skin and nails along with a good multi. Also 1000 MG of C everyday! Along with my amazing PS. I hope that everyone that gets a full MM has an easy recovery. God Speed to all and let's hope I can loose my drains today! Will keep you all posted....

PO day 14..doing well and no stitches. I had them...

PO day 14..doing well and no stitches. I had them all removed yesterday. That part not so much fun. My ps said I do not have any fluid build up ( I think I do) So he said he will check me again on Monday. Feeling great with the exception of the burning sensation around my breasts where the stitches were removed. it is not bad just a little burning sensation. I posted a picture of me in a bikini LOL still not bikini material but hey what the heck I am 51 and i think I look nice. Wearing it in public well not so much. I live on a lake and have a pool so we are in the water all the time in Florida so i will wear it in my home :) All in all everything is going back to normal but still taking it easy. it has been only 2 weeks and do not want to take any chances at all. Will update again thanks!

Hello Ladies--- Today is 3 Weeks PO Actually it is...

Hello Ladies--- Today is 3 Weeks PO Actually it is 3 weeks today since I had my TT done. Wow amazing how time flies!! I went to my PS yesterday and got 35 cc's drained from a seroma... I know it is the pits but actually the draining did not hurt it is just the thought. My ps does not leave the drains in past 10 days. He said the infection is far worse then a seroma. So I have nothing to worry about. I am not draining that much so he does not think it will last long. ( let's hope) it is a bummer to me since I had the most easy time with surgery and the recovery has been easy as well. with the exception of this damn seroma. But he said I am doing great and healing like a champ. I do however go back tomorrow ( Friday) that is a pain too! but I just want this to be over with. I am swollen esp my vajajay.OMG it feels like a water balloon. does anyone else have that problem???????? I am flat and now have this buldge sticking out further then my belly. OMG hate that : ( But all in all I am doing fine. I work at home so that is a blessing I am my own boss so going to these dr apts are not an issue for me. I am happy with my results and love my new tata's makes it all worth it for me. I hope everyone is healing fine with no problems. Will update soon. Happy healing to all the wonderful ladies and now we can all be FLAT and Happy : )

4 weeks PO!!!!!! Well Ladies today is my 4 week po...

4 weeks PO!!!!!! Well Ladies today is my 4 week po from my breasts and tomorrow will be 4 weeks PO from my full TT and Lipo!
I must say that the time just flew by... I can not believe that it has been 1 month already. I must give all my thanks to my God because he has blessed me with the most amazing recovery ever. I have been doing very well and the only thing that was a little of a bother was that I had a small seroma... I only had to get drained 3 times and that did not even hurt. it was just the thought of it all.
I am still wearing my cg even though my PS said I can wear spanx. I do wear the spanx when I go out But, when I get home I run to put on my CG... it feels so much better with it on. I love my new tummy and Boobies. I wish all the ladies a healthy and peaceful recovery and for those who have yet to get theirs done... I promise you will not ever regret getting this done. this site has not only been a blessing to me but I have made many life long lasting friendships that will continue. If anyone has any questions please just inbox me and I will be glad to help. As time goes by I will post more pictures and the swelling goes down. Take care and God Bless each and every one! God speed : )
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Hi JHowell, wondering how you are progressing? Would love an update on how you are doing if you get a chance. Miss hearing from you.
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Wozers! 50 is the new 30! You look A-A-mazing!
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You look amazing!!!! WOW, I can so relate to that before belly! It is the greatest feeling ever to be rid of that, your boobies are looking super!!! That VJ stays swollen awhile for sure, I still have my darn seroma, almost 6 months, it doesnt want to leave me, LOL You will notice so many more changes you will get even flatter give it time, it is by far the hardest but most worth it surgery I think!!!!
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Hi, What a lovely review.I am so so pleased for you. My goodness you look absolutely fantastic, I really mean that. Wowie. If ever there was a review to convince anyone who might be having any doubts whatsoever about having a TT or MM well, they just need to read your journey and see your photos. 51 - no way !!! (Im 49 and proper jel!!!). You is one hot mumma (I bet your husband and daughter are sooo proud of you)... Enjoy this new found body of yours... take care. Suzi
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Thank you Thank you! That makes my day! yes indeed I am 51 : ) that was the most trouble I had deciding if I was to old for making my body look good. But you know I am soooo glad I did it. Keep me posted on how you are doing.....and thanks again for the wonderful words!
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So happy for you!! You look amazing and matched with your positive attitude is so encouraging! I'm 7 days po and am feeling the positive change... Yay!!!
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What an uplifting update! So glad you are healing so well! It's always good to read your updates! Take Care, and enjoy continued good health!
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Hi Jhowell, I am so happy for you and how fast you are healing!!!! You look amazing!!!! No way I would ever have imagined you were 51 if I saw you in the street. Keep up the good work!

I am looking into purchasing vitamins. I had never heard of resveratrol. Is this the right thing or should it not have any of these vitamins in it? http://www.familyotc.com/v/vspfiles/photos/facts/CD4260261F.gif
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Thanks its4me..... I get all my supplements from Andrew lessmen he in on HSN... His vitamins are the best in the world. Go to www.hsn.com and read all the reviews..if they have a video watch it. Let me know how you make out ....
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Oh, I wish I had known earlier. I already purchased all of my vitamins. :(

Thanks anyways for the info.
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I need to start vitamins- I was on vits I will go back on as soon as. Get home from CA! 

I get the thought of it- is the worst thing.

I hope. Have no pain with my surgeries like you!! Hope the seroma clears up soon!

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Oh no a seroma that stinks! Does it hurt? How long the dr say it will last? Hope it goes away soon.
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Blonde - no it does not hurt just a little uncomfortable.. the draining does not hurt because where he puts the needle it is still numb. it is just the thought of it that's all. I had such an easy time with everything that I am guessing I had to have something hinder me LOL ...If you read any of my posts I had no pain at all with my breasts nor my TT. It was amazing.. I truly believe that it has been all of my supplements that I have been taking for over a year. if you can start taking supplements for the tissues in your body since everything that we are doing is all involved with the tissues in our body.... the TT is all tissue and so is the Breast : ) Think about it.... besides my ps said he never seen anyone heal as fast as I did my scar smooth and like a pencil line no lumps or bumps....I am a true believer in vitamins....
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Seroma is all gone...yay!,, my ps put me on cruise controll for 6 weeks. I can start my elliptical Friday. I am so happy... Your next blonde!
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How long did it take it to go away? So happy it's gone!!!! 99 days woohoo 

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yay for you! So exciting! Bummer about the seroma - just glad draining doesn't hurt. Also - I had my pre-op today and she said the swollen Vaginal mound is VERY normal and to wear your compression garmet as low as possible and that will help! Keep up on the fluids and add cucumber to your water! Helps with Swell! I'll joing you on the flat side in 13 days!
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Thanks Soontobeflat-- yes I hear that all the time and today I noticed that the swelling has gone down a lot so hoping it stays that way. I wear my cg 24/7 except when I shower and then put it back on. I do not like going with out it..even though it is a pain it makes me feel secure with it on. Keep us posted when you hit the flat side and good luck...there was NO pain involved for me at all... and I had a B/L B/A done the day before my TT so I got both done and to tell you the truth..it was a breeze..the worse part for me was the drains coming out of my vaginal mound....even to look at if made me go OMG!!! but then again looking back that was not that bad..so take plenty of vitamin C... 2 weeks prior that helps with you tissue healing.... : )
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Good luck soontobflat ! I did the cucumber water thing p.o. and I do think it works. I'm almost 4 weeks p.o. (on Tuesday), and doing pretty well.
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wow yourlooking great . remmber age is just a number,,,keep it up
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Hi Doylestown, My date is the 30th of July. 10 days to go. I'm very excited and looking forward to just getting it over with now.
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Good for you ! Mine was June 26, so I'm 3 weeks p.o. For TT and muscle repair. The recovery has been not bad at all. Actually I was prepared for a lot more pain. Good luck to you and keep us posted!
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Sue1963 when's your date? Good luck !
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Wow Jhowell, you look amazing. You have some serious ab definition going on and your boobs look great as well. Can't wait till my TT time and its coming up fast!
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Thanks Sue1963~~ I am not sure it is definition but at least it looks like it LOL... I will be working my abs as soon as I can... Can not wait to start working out again on my elliptical. I still need and want to loose another 10-15 lbs.. But at lest when I work out I can eat more of a selection and not be so careful on what I eat. I mean it is joyful when we can eat a little of the finer things with out feeling like OMG what did I do : ) Keep me posted on how you are doing and feeling as your day approaches....
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