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6 weeks post op and feeling fantastic!
Hi All, I'm hoping that by starting this...
- 5 Nov 2011
- 7 months pre
Hi All, I'm hoping that by starting this account it will help me mentally through this process. A little background on me... I'm 35 and I have 18 month old twins. I've always been on the thin side- due mostly to a lot of nervous energy... and never had much on top. I didn't mind though, they were what they were and I thought I was proportional and fit and that's what mattered. I am 5' 5" and about 115 lbs.
When I was pregnant with my twins I carried all in front. My doctor said I measured at 11 months pregnant for a singleton. I carried my babies past full term for twins and overall I carried 12lbs of baby.
In addition to my giant stomach my boobs grew enormous (for me anyhow) I was an A cup before pregnancy, a B during pregnancy and a very full C when my milk came in. After I got done nursing and lost all of my baby weight the sight of my naked body was like a punch in the face. The skin on my stomach hangs and is covered in stretch marks and my belly button is now a half inny half outie. Very unattractive. My boobs are just as bad. The best word to describe them is “deflated”. If anyone ever told you that small boobs don’t sag they are lying.
To make matters worse I had to have a benign tumor roved from one of my breasts and it took them several attempts to remove it all. What’s left can only be termed “frankenboob”. All of this being said… I still try to keep fit but several doctors have told me that only surgery will repair my diastasis. It always irks me that if surgery is my only option, why doesn’t insurance cover it? But that is another blog for another website.
I went to have a plastic surgery consultation six months ago and got the mommy makeover lowdown, but because of my tumor removal I will have to go back in. I have an appointment next month and hope to schedule my surgery for June.
I have a lot of feelings about this… guilt for spending so much money… guilt for asking my mom to take time off of work to help me…guilt at being “out of commission” for so long for my kids… but at the same time I know that my depression over my appearance is not good for me or anyone else.
Here’s to the beginning of yet another transformation. I’ll let you know how the consultation goes.
Well my consultation has been postponed until...
- 10 Dec 2011
- 6 months pre
I had my second consultation and was very relieved...
- 31 Dec 2011
- 6 months pre
Hi Everyone, well I've been obsessively reading...
- 24 Mar 2012
- 3 months pre
Another thing I'm thinking about and I've seen a few ladies on here that went through the same thing is- what if I don't like my new look? I went through all this pain and money and my kids had to suffer because mommy was out of commission and what if it's not worth it?? I remember how depressed I was after having my twins and looking in the mirror at my deflated breasts and sagging stomach and I felt like "whose body is this??" Will I feel that way again? All of these thoughts are running through my head but I know that I'm not happy with what I look like now. I still feel like I'm walking around in someone else's body. I know I can never have my pre-twin body back so I guess the only thing I can do is move forward and fix what I can. I'm feeling a little neurotic but also hopeful. I can't wait to shop. It's been two years since I've been excited to go shopping. I want to feel confident again.
OK, only six weeks to go. I'm getting really...
- 5 May 2012
- 1 month pre
OK, it's two weeks to surgery and I am freaking...
- 26 May 2012
- 16 days pre
My new worry is that people at work will notice I had my boobs done. I'm going very subtle but I'm so flat right now I feel like I might as well be taking out a billboard that says "check out my new rack!". Also, I thought I had more time off right after surgery than I ended up with. I found out I have to be at some important meetings two weeks after surgery and I was intending on taking a little more time than that since I have a lot saved up. My husband is not helping matters. He keeps telling me that he doesn't know how he's going to take care of the kids and me and how stressed out he is! My mom is being really supportive though and just keeps telling me that I'll get through it and he'll get through it and the kids will get through it and I'll be so happy after. I'm grateful she's being so supportive. She's a very earthy type person and I really thought she might have issue with all of this surgery but she's really been great and held no judgment.
My goal next week is to get the courage to post some before pics- at least of this floppy belly. I know I'll be happy I did once I do the surgery. I'll post more after my pre-op. Thanks to all the ladies out there that have gone before me and allowed me to follow your journey. This site is a sanity saver!
Pre-op is tomorrow! I'm so excited! This is...
- 4 Jun 2012
- 7 days pre
happening! Less than a week until surgery!
Well, it's finally here. I had my pre-op on...
- 8 Jun 2012
- 3 days pre
Well I made to the other side.. I"m extremely...
- 12 Jun 2012
- 1 day post
everything looks good!
Post op day 2. More pain and discomfort. So dizzy...
- 13 Jun 2012
- 2 days post
Post op day 3. I'm still very sore mostly in my...
- 14 Jun 2012
- 3 days post
I'm 4 dpo and I'm so ready for these drains to...
- 15 Jun 2012
- 4 days post
Post op day 5. Things feel soooo much better. I am...
- 16 Jun 2012
- 5 days post
OK, 7 dpo. My husband went back to work and my mom...
- 18 Jun 2012
- 7 days post
Hi everyone, sorry for my crappy mood the other...
- 20 Jun 2012
- 9 days post
I'm now 13 DPO and everything is feeling much...
- 24 Jun 2012
- 13 days post
Well, I've reached the three week mark. Things...
- 2 Jul 2012
- 21 days post
Now to the emotional stuff... Anyone else having the ups and downs? One minute I'm ecstatic and the next I feel almost depressed. Last night I couldn't sleep worrying about the safety of my implants and how that could effect my children. I need to get off the web and stop brooding. I was most worried about the implants and now I'm obsessing a bit. I knew this would be emotional and I was trying to prepare for that. I'm also worrying a bit about the negativity that surrounds plastic surgery. I have not told many people and I'd like to keep it that way but I'm nervous that it will come up. I know it's no one's business and it was my decision but I'm still trying to get comfortable in my new skin (as great as it is it's still an adjustment!) I don't need anyone else's issues involved! My husband has been so awesome. For months he's listened to me blather on about this surgery and he never complains.
This site is also a lifesaver. To all those out there getting ready to do this, it's a journey, that's for sure. I'm not changing my vote or anything. It's way worth it. Whenever I think of how I felt before about my physical appearance and all the issues with the muscle separation etc., I'm happy I did it but it's a major change. Support is key!
Hi Ladies, I'm now at my six week mark and I...
- 22 Jul 2012
- 1 month post
I'm now at my six week mark and I feel fantastic. I was worried at first that my boobs were too big but now they've settled nicely and I look very proportional. My stomach looks amazing! I still have a lot of stretch marks, which I knew I would but I'm kind of relieved because I still have my badge of honor for carrying my twins! My doctor was so wonderful. She was realistic with me, she was supportive and she really listened to what I wanted and I'm seeing those results now. I don't have to wear my garment anymore (thank God!). I was sweating my butt off in that thing. I get to resume normal exercises now, which I'm grateful for and my swelling has gone down in my stomach so that I can actually see some definition in there! I'm so pleased. This was a rocky and emotional ride, but for me it was totally worth it. My husband commented on how happy he was to see me with self esteem again. That made me feel sad that I was so down on myself before, but I have to agree, I do feel a lot more confident. I love shopping for clothes (a little too much recently...) and overall I just feel more feminine. If any one is in the northern nevada area I HIGHLY recommend my PS. She's fantastic! Good luck to all those out there getting ready for your transformation!
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I can't say enough great things about Dr McCormack. She and her staff have been fantastic!!
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