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6wks..no more compression garment!!

I am 45 and the mother of 4children. I have always...

I am 45 and the mother of 4children. I have always been on the thin side until my last baby at the age of 38..the weight has stayed there along with the tummy. I am currently 5'3 and 139lb. I am not sad over my weight since I eat right and I workout a lot. I am however tired of all the workouts and not seeing the abdomen benefit..since it is not able to bounce back unless it is removed. Some people think this surgery is really about me and my vanity and maybe some of it is but I really don't care because again it is about my body reflecting my work and until they walk in my shoes they need to all just shut up! Anyway I am scheduled for a full TT and MR on 4/10 and could not be more excited and scared. I will be going to the Cleveland Clinic and my Dr is Armand Lucas. I feel very confident with him and the overnight stay just not so sure about his support staff. His assistant seems to be a little cold but maybe she was having a bad day at my consult. I have never had any kind of surgery or any Rx pain meds in my life so this will be the first..very very nervous. I have been stalking this sight for the last month and I love all the support I am reading by all of you. I am very excited to become a part of the April crew. I will post photos later also as of yesterday I obtained a lovely cold sore on my lip from stress.. Have not had one in 5years and so it goes..

So tomorrow at this time I will be officially a...

So tomorrow at this time I will be officially a nervous wreck. I am trying my best to keep my nerves in check. I really did not think I would be feeling so many emotions at one time..very naive of me. So it is normal to be excited and scared all at the same time.?!

I have to be at the hospital in the morning at...

I have to be at the hospital in the morning at 730am. My husband is taking me and claims he is planning to return to work once I am in recovery..we will see if he really makes it to the office in the afternoon. I am fortunate he loves me very much and we both know he will stay as long as I need him to. He really is not all for this but he is standing by my decision and trying to be supportive and I really appreciate that. Today was my last day of work for two weeks and only my close friends know however I did the get comment "remember you have chosen to do this to yourself so I do not want to hear you complain about the swelling" gee thanks for the love now go shut up! wishing everyone a safe journey to the flat side.

So I am now 4wks and loving my results. Is there...

So I am now 4wks and loving my results. Is there swelling? Yes but it is mostly at night and I can see progress everyday. My cg is feeling bigger everyday and I can see the changes. I really have been very pleased and very lucky. My surgery went well, I was off any rx by day 2 and have been walking pretty upright. I went back to work after 12 days and my colleagues are amazed..so much that one person commented I may have made this look to easy. The best advice I can give anyone is to prepare and stalk this sight. There is a lot of great beauties on here sharing their knowledge. Read it and use what works best for you. Also prepare yourself mentally. This is a long recovery and the results are not instant so relax and listen to your body and Doc. You will be a knockout..trust in yourself.

6weeks

Ps has now cleared me for workouts and I am out of the CG. Thinking about having a ceremonial burning of the CG..
Cleveland Plastic Surgeon

He has also been very compassionate and helpful it answering all my questions. Fabulous surgeon!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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