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I got the pre-op labs and tests ordered!!
- posted 2 months ago
- updated 1 month ago
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- Cost: $13,000
- John Roussalis (Casper, WY)
First off, I owe my best friend an apology. Two...
- 6 Mar 2013
- 19 days pre
First off, I owe my best friend an apology. Two years ago my friend Michelle told me she was getting a TT and I scoffed at her! Sure, I verbally said, "Wow, you are brave! Are you sure you want to do that?" And then when she followed through with it, she sent me Pixs and the first thing I said was NOT "You look beautiful! Way to go!" It was, "OMG! You look like Frankenstein!" Shame on me!! Michelle came to visit me (why she wanted me as a friend still idk) last summer and I about died! AMAZING IS ALL I COULD SAY AND FEEL! She looked incredible and her confidence was mind blowing. So after I "ate crow" so to speak, I started looking at my stomach and began to think.....maybe I could?
I am 5'3 and I use to weigh at my heaviest 206. I had my beautiful daughter and only child 9 years ago. My hubby just got snipped because we decided we did not want anymore children (he has a child from a previous marriage). I have had my "FUP" (fat upper pu--y) for nine years and it just became part of my identity. I weigh 175 now. I am built like a brick shit house I have been told. Lol... I am athletic and I ski and run on my elliptical every day for an hour. In the summer I boat, hike, and ATV. After seeing my best friend and how her "outer" finally matches how she feels about herself on the inside, I decided I wanted it too.
So I have been lurking on this web site for 3 months. Yesterday my secretary said, "Will you just call and get it over with????" Then she shut my door and said, "call them now!" Lol, so I took a big breathe and dialed. Wow, that was scary! Kinda like calling a prospective employer when you want a job! In two minutes I had some questions answered and my consultation appointment set.
So I go in march 26th at 4:30. After that I think we set the time for the procedure. WOW!!!!!!!! This is super exciting. I look forward to being a part of this family...this sisterhood really. Although men get TT's too! So shout outs to them too! Until I feel there is something I need to say or talk about, I will keep reading the inspiring stories and collect the great tips! Thank you again and peace out!
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- 25 Mar 2013
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Right now my psyche is pretty good. I think Iam prepared and in the right place. Thank goodness for this web site! I have totally connected with so many of you on your feelings and backgrounds and thoughts! For example, right now a biggy for me is telling people. Like only 2 women at work know (out of 150) a couple of my closest friends and my parents. I don't want to tell my inlaws for fear they will tell my brother and sister in law. WHY is this? What is the reason for this I wonder? Is it shame based, guilt, paranoia? Who the heck knows but I hate it! So right now I am just telling my mom in law that we are looking into a corrective surgury to repair some muscles and a herniated BB. Hahahah! I can hear people laugh and say, "in other words Becky went and got a tummy tuck???" Oh well...it is what it is.
So I have been on this weight loss journey for about two years. After I had my girl, I just COULD NOT drop the weight like I used to be able to. At 5'4 and 206 I had hyper tension and was put on blood pressure meds. I am active and work out but nothing budged. I have been put on diet drugs, did the HCG thing, all the other diets that my fav. Magazine would say would "drop the weight in thirty days!!!!" Nada..my fasting blood sugar level was 80 so it didn't appear that I was prediabetic?? My nurse practitioner and I were at wits end. So she did a final suggestion and referred me to a doctor who is an Endocrinologist in Montana. World renowned one I might add. This man turned my world around!!!! He said that I was metabolically resistant and I had to get my metabolism back to running full speed. I was confused because I thought working out was important and he said it was I was just doing it wrong. So first thing he did was put me on this shot called VICTOZA (apparently Paula Dean is on it too. I didn't know this 2 1/2 years ago) and taught me to work out "lightly" but for longer. I was working out hard (kettle bells, circuit training) for thirty minutes three times a week. He told me to walk 250-300 minutes a week. Well, I shrugged and thought okay...he knows best and started doing it. Well, immediately that VICTOZA shot made me feel amazing! IT ROCKS THE HOUSE!!!! It did something to my sugar levels in my body because I was crashing after two hours and ready to eat my hand off. It leveled things out and made me feel like I was never famished. So I started working out and I initially kept a work out log of minutes to help keep me accountable. The first year I lost 15 pounds, but this last year I have managed another twenty two pounds!!!?? I know I have been rambling on about this weight loss but this has been probably the hardest thing I have done besides being a parent and earning my Masters degree.!!! Now Iam looking at all you beautiful women with your triumphs and I am thinking..., "I could actually look like that too????" So Iam excited for the summer to roll around so I can get this "FUP" (fat upper pu--y) cut off and start living a skinnier healthier life! If you have aNy suggestions on questions I should ask, I would love to have them. Thanks girls!
Well my hubby and I went for my consultation this...
- 28 Mar 2013
- 2 days post
Other than those few questions, overall iam very pleased and look forward to being on the flat side. When the time gets closer I will post more before pictures. Til then happy journeys everyone!
Hello ladies! It has been a while since I have...
- 7 Apr 2013
- 12 days post
A little update: I received my packet from my doctor because he is a couple of hours from where I live. The packet was basically the consent forms and after procedure care instructions..but the thing I was most surprised about was that he didn't order any pre operation lab work or EKG's? I emailed the doc but he said that I didn't have any blood issues or heart problems. That is the only reason they would order those. Well, after having my girl, they put me on iron because I was low. So I asked them what lab work would be appropriate to order for an over all. They said a Chem 27. I Have decided just for safety measures to inform my general doc and ask him to order these labs so I have piece of mind going in for this surgery. Iam just two and a half months away from being on the flat side!!!! So excited! I will post more Pixs soon!
Well, thank you to those who posted opinions and...
- 8 Apr 2013
- 13 days post
My Doctor: John Roussalis
The internet. Then convinced my secretary to go to him for a breast Redux and she was thrilled!