No Regrets! Sister Had a Tummy Tuck With Doc - Champaign, IL
So you’re sitting in the waiting room, reading...
- 27 Jul 2012
So you’re sitting in the waiting room, reading these letters, unsure of what to do. I’ll tell you my story and maybe that will help.
I was sitting in that same spot in February of 2012. How did I come to be there, waiting to see Dr. Kurley? In the spring of 2011, my youngest sister had a tummy tuck. She had been heavy most of her adult life. She had gone to a weight loss clinic and once she reached her ideal weight, she realized that she would never lose the belly and loose skin. After her surgery, I could see what a difference it made in her appearance.
In February 2012, I looked at websites and decided to see Dr. Kurley. I planned to see about something noninvasive. After my appointment, I thought I would just have to live with my belly. I never intended to have liposuction. My husband was very supportive and said he was OK with whatever I decided.
Four days later I called to set up a pre-op. I needed to move quickly since I had reservations to go out west with my sister to see my son. The office worked very hard to schedule my surgery so I would be able to travel.
The big day arrived. I was apprehensive and txt my sister. “When you were about to do this, did you wonder if you were crazy.” I ask? “O, believe me, I did!” was her reply. “But I have never regretted doing it”.
Everyone was very caring as I prepared for surgery. Dr. Kurley and everyone assured me that I would be fine. They needed to reassure my husband as well. And then, I was waking up. I hardly remember the trip to the hotel. Once there, my husband said he could see a difference already, even with the swelling. The discomfort was minimal. Next morning, I returned to the office for my first post-op visit.
One week later, another office visit. All was going well. Dr. Kurley encouraged me to begin exercising and gave me other instructions to reduce the swelling. I took his words to heart and went home determined to do my best.
As the days turned into weeks, as I exercised and followed Dr. Kurley’s instructions, I could see my body changing. By the time I arrived at my son’s home, my pants were getting very loose. My sis, who has been my cheerleader, teased me about my baggy pants. We had a wonderful time together.
Now it is three months later, and I have lost 13 pounds. I am wearing pants two sizes smaller that I did before. I love the way I look and so does my husband. I love trying on clothes. OH and Good Will has received quite a few donations of clothes I can no longer wear.
On my first visit, did I plan to do this? No, it hadn’t even crossed my mind. Do I have any regrets? Not one!
Dr. Kurley and all his staff are so caring, thoughtful and kind. I never doubted that I was in very good hands. My results were much better then I ever expected. Dr. Kurley is gifted at what he does.
I hope this helps you as you are making a decision. Maybe someday I will see you at a department store. You’ll be looking in the three-way mirror as you try on something new. I’ll know it’s you by that look on your face. Your smile will be saying, “Is this really me”?