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Can't believe I did it!
- posted 5 months ago
- updated 4 months ago
- Not Sure
- Cost: $6,500
- Chicago, IL
So I can't believe I'm actually going to do this!...
- 16 Dec 2012
- 23 days pre
So I can't believe I'm actually going to do this! About me - 36 years old, two kids 3 & 7, c-section, I'm 5'3", 173 lbs. like others, pregnancy and children have put on and kept on the weight. I'm doing this for me and for my kids, so I can take them to the pool, actually swim, and not hide on the side in a wrap. I'm super nervous about the recovery and the risks of surgery, so I try not to even think about it!
So my big question is - do I postpone the TT so I can try to lose weight or just go for it? What would happen if I lost 30 or so pounds? I've always liked my "curves" so I wouldn't really ever see myself below 130. Please share your experiences!
So here's my experience so far as I just was...
- 10 Jan 2013
- 1 day post
I'm staying at my mom's house and she is taking wonderful care of me. She has a mechanical bed which is a God send. I have a walker too, I probably don't need it, but does make me feel more secure. I have a catheter because I couldn't pee after surgery. It's still in and I can take it out this afternoon but I may end up keeping it in longer. So nice not to have to get up in the middle of the night. I do get up to walk every hour while I'm awake, and then walk every three hours during the night - I set an alarm in the night so I could keep up with my pain pills and just take a little stroll at that time. I do have to eat something with my pills. I eat a little then take my pill and then eat a little more, so it's kind of sandwiched between food. I think that helps with the nausea. Plus I drink a ton of water. I've always been a water drinker so it's not hard for me to down 16oz at once.
So far, so good! I hear that either the first 48hrs are the worst or days 3&4 are the worst. Since I've been good up until now, I'll just have to wait and see about days 3&4....