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BR & TT - Everything's Going! - Chesapeake, VA
Planning a BR and TT. Although I've made some...
- 12 Mar 2012
Planning a BR and TT. Although I've made some serious lifestyle changes, nothing will get rid of my big belly and droopy boobies!
I received my approval today! I'm so excited. My...
- 13 Mar 2012
Well ladies it's 9:00 pm and I have my last two...
- 29 Mar 2012
If you don't smoke, don't EVER start!
April 18th can't come quick enough. I order a pillow wedge tonight and a compression surgical bra. I wasn't sure whether to go with the Palmer skin therapy oil or the Bio Oil so I got both!
Pray for me that I keep my strength and stay away from the cigs!
Day one without smoking! Not bad if I do say so...
- 30 Mar 2012
I bought some compression bras today from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002T1FRAG/ref=oh_o01_s00_i00_details
This is the pillow wedge I bought too:
I hope they work well. So I hope all of this will work well.
Congrats too all you beauties on the other side!
Day three without a cigarette! I'm doing just...
- 1 Apr 2012
Still cigarette free, yay me! My pre-op consult...
- 3 Apr 2012
I've probably been over thinking everything. I've been ordering all kinds of stuff like a bed wedge for $79.00 which ended up going back. Too narrow and hard. I also bought some compression bras and two were too small so they went back. I think I need to calm down and let things just happen. I did keep a leg wedge to elevate my legs though. We'll see Lord knows I'll find many more things to buy before 4/14!
4/18! My surgery is 4/18!
- 3 Apr 2012
Last pre-op consult today! It went great. Dr....
- 4 Apr 2012
PS said he will take out 700cc from each breast and I should end up a small C which is where I'd like to be.
I'm in NY visiting my three sons. It was a good...
- 7 Apr 2012
My oldest son who is 27 moved into a new apartment and needed his mother's help with unpacking and furniture shopping. (with my money of course)!! But it's been a blessing as usual to help him and we just really love spending time together..
So right now I'm sleeping on his hardwood floor with nothing but a blanket and let me tell you, my whole body's killing me! Lord I am not 20 anymore! I'm now 11 days away and just can't stop counting.
I still wonder about my end result. I feel like my stomach is so large so I'm not sure of what the outcome will be. I want to look as amazing as everyone else on this site. Sometimes I feel like I'll be the one with the horror story and bad results! PS said he will work hard to get out everything possible with full Lipo from top to bottom along my sides. Also 700cc is planned per breast and I"m so curious as to what size that will make me.
Anyway - more ranting later. Thanks for listening to me!
Happy Resurrection Sunday everyone!
- 8 Apr 2012
9 Days to go!! I hear many of you talking about...
- 9 Apr 2012
My PS is very well known here and has excellent reviews, but I'm wondering why others had blood work and I didn't.
Seven more days until I reach the flat side! I...
- 11 Apr 2012
I've already called someone to come and clean my house and had the lawn done this week. I guess I plan on relaxing my way to the other side!
I put a question out there, but it seems no one...
- 11 Apr 2012
I had lost like 35 lbs over the last year and went down 2 sizes so I just bought all size 16. Can't say I'd mind if I have to re-shop though!
5 more days!. I had an appointment with the...
- 13 Apr 2012
Went out to dinner with my co-workers and family and had a good time. I plan on relaxing tomorrow and start taking some Bromelain & Arnica tomorrow as well.
I'm almost there!
3 Days until my big day! Everything is set now. ...
- 15 Apr 2012
I am ready for the slice and dice!!!
Well I'm now 12 hours from my big moment! I have...
- 17 Apr 2012
I was freaking out and called the anesthesiologist and my PS. They said as long as I am not feeling any flutters or am out of breath they will move forward and monitor my heart during surgery. It's possible one of my pills is causing the crazy flutter. And since my pulse and breathing is fine, they see no reason not to proceed.
I feel confident and comfortable. If I had never went I wouldn't have hear of this anyway! Nothing is going to stop me now!
Hi everyone! Surgery was a success! Nurses at the...
- 18 Apr 2012
Day 1 Post Op - I can't believe I'm on the other...
- 19 Apr 2012
I guess I'd have to say the muscle repair has been the most tight and painful thing along with the lipo on my hips. The hips look horrible! all purple and yellow, I'll try to get a picture up on that tonight.
My sister Toby is my caregiver for the next few days and Lord! She has been getting on my nerves more than anything else. She is a wonderful person, but she tends to be
straight to the point without much of a bedside manner. She's not very understanding when I moan or groan or ask for help in and out of bed, but I am very grateful for her help. I keep teasing her about her horrible bedside manner so we're now laughing about it all and we are best friends so it's all good :-)
I am so glad that I did this and am excited to see my body change and get better! I'll keep you ladies updated. This site has helped me get to this point and I am so grateful that RealSelf is here. I felt so prepared every step of the way and I owe that to RealSelf!
Day 2 post op. it's 3:00 am and my drains are...
- 20 Apr 2012
I'm already getting to a point where I am tired of...
- 20 Apr 2012
I have bad bruising from the lip on my hips which is all I can see right now. I'm trying to send a pic with my breast shown hopefully it will upload..
Love all of you for all of your support!
3 Days post op - It's about 4:00pm on Saturday and...
- 21 Apr 2012
My PS was o.k with my one drain that was leaking and not going into the actual drain bulb. He purposely puts three drains in the stomach and feels either the third is draining with the others which are at high drain outages. Also since it is leaking as long as the fluid is leaving the body that is all that is important. He says Monday may be my day for drain removal depending on the outage amounts, so we'll see.
Day 4 Post Op - Well I finally had my first BM! ...
- 22 Apr 2012
I really just want these drains gone and mine are more of a bother since one is continuously leaking and I constantly have to change my clothes because of it. My energy level is very low so doing all of that just takes it toll. I hope to call in tomorrow (Monday) and be told to come in to have the drains removed.
Everyday life is tough for me since I am my grandmother's caregiver. I have to cook for myself and when I go in the kitchen and perhaps moan, I scare her and she gets all freaked out. It's almost not worth getting up to get something to eat. She's needed my help a few times, but all in all she has been able to tend to herself thank God.
Good luck to everyone going in this coming weeK!
Ok. More drama for Teri.. How about I woke up...
- 23 Apr 2012
Doesn't seem like I'll be getting these drains out anytime soon so I'm gonna take some Percocet and zone out for awhile.
Day 6 Post Op - Wow time flies. I feel better...
- 24 Apr 2012
My crazy sister came by and we juiced some fantastic veggie juice with beets, cucumber, broccoli and grapes. Very good blend. We have a good time together so that was fun, then she got on my nerves and I kicked her out! :-)
My advise to anyone about to go through this is to take your meds and relax through this process. Don't try to overdo anything. I can just hear my body saying thank you since I gave it some rest!
Day 7 Post Op - One week since it was my turn! ...
- 25 Apr 2012
I missed you all yesterday, I was having problems...
- 27 Apr 2012
I'm planning to go back to work on Monday and I'm really not sure if I'm ready. I guess I'll have Sat. & Sun. to see how I feel and then decide from there. I have a desk job so it should be ok.
My stomach still feels so tight, numb and swollen and I also noticed that my BB is crooked. I don't even know if that's something to make a big deal about, because I can't imagine how he would fix it, but I think I will call Monday and mention it.
I'm really enjoying this time of rest and lounging as I call it, but I know it can't last forever. I'll try to get some new pics up soon. Talk to you all soon!
4 Weeks Post Op Hi everyone! I am so sorry...
- 19 May 2012
Hi everyone! I am so sorry I've bee away for a while. I'm feeling pretty good 4 weeks post op. My tummy is still hard and swollen so I can't see the result so much there, but I have faith that I all in time. I went into this knowing that I was not at an ideal weight. Let's face it I'm a big girl, but I am here to say I am so happy with my results so far! I love my breasts, they are beautiful. I do have some fatty overhang on the sides that will go down in time with continued weight loss which WILL happen. And I may still have him do a slight revision there as I do feel during his contouring he should have taken more of that out. End result was we took 957 CC from one breast and 1013 CC from the other. Much more then previously expected. At first I thought they were too small but now I really love them and the freedom they give me. I also had 15 Lbs total removed from my tummy. Again, I am sorry I haven't stayed in tout, but I plan on doing better with that. It's important that we stay connected and share.
Week 4 Post op Update My breasts are looking so...
- 20 May 2012
My breasts are looking so great! They are very tender and sore though although not hard any longer. 90% of my scabs are gone and I am massaging with Palmer's Skin Therapy which worked immediately. I can feel and see healing from the oil in only like 4 days of use. Great stuff. My nipples are so tender, thank God I don't have baby or a man who needs to be sucking on them anytime soon! :-) Although trust if I suddenly had a man, Lord knows I'd find a way to deal with it! (Sorry ya'll know my humor by now) I do have the boob fat on my sides which I know is more the sides of my body that my breasts, I just wish he had gone there and done some lipo since he was already over there. I will be discussing a revision with him on that.
My tummy is looking o.k. No great result for me there, but I am not complaining. I lost like 13-15 lbs off my stomach and can already tell I am at least down i clothing size on the bottom. From my pics you probably don't see a difference, but ladies there is a huge difference! If it continues to go down with the compression I will be ecstatic.
For me it almost seems like my surgery was ages ago and not just 4 short weeks ago, so I need to stop judging my results so soon. I am beating myself up that my stomach doesn't look like all you sexy ladies, but I am staying positive and optimistic. I'm going to trust in my Dr. and get back to the gym as soon as I am real able and then see where it stands.
If anyone reading this has any advice on how I can take better pictures with my iPhone please let me know! I feel like my pics are too far away or something. Please share the secrets!!
I meant to add that I must say my va jay jay is...
- 20 May 2012
My Doctor: Tad Grenga, MD
Dr. Grenga and his staff have been wonderful. He has been available for after hours calls if I feel the need to ask questions and even called me on a Saturday to discuss my drain output. Dr. Grenga and the Surgical Center of Chesapeake are both outstanding and would work with them again!
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