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- Mid Life Crisis in Cola
- updated 4 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $16,300
- Richard J. Wassermann, MD, MPH (Columbia, SC)
OK, first I have to say that I have been on this...
- 2 Jan 2013
- 5 days pre
OK, first I have to say that I have been on this website reading all of your wonderful stories for months now trying to gain the courage to "go through with my procedure"--so Thank you for the courage you have displayed! Thank you for the tips, as i am starting the purchases. I lost a significant amount of weight 4 yrs ago naturally; however, my body has extra's everywhere. As I approach 40 (6mos to go), I find it difficult to keep the weight off and keep my body in shape. I have contemplated this surgery for years and hadn't gotten the courage until recently.
I am a single mother of 2 beautiful daughters and I want to feel good about myself again. I am having a Tummy Tuck, breast lift, and lipo of the thighs all at once. My doctor said its better to get it all over with as opposed to 3 surgeries.....is that true? Most of the women I have read on here are amazing pillars of strength and I hope I can be as well. My mom is able to help me for the 1st 6 days-so grateful. Am I crazy for doing all of this at once? I haven't even asked for a last appt before my surgery on Tues-should I? Is it going to be worth all of this $$$?? I have a toilet seat riser, cane, shower chair, scripts, cough drops, antibacterial wipes, antacides, Vitamins C/D/&E, Dulcolax, Tylenol, ice pads, and extra pillows--am I missing something? I'm sorry, but getting scared and I don't know anyone who has had any of these surgeries much less all at once....
OK....3 days out and I have been to the store at...
- 5 Jan 2013
- 3 days pre
Just some other suggestions that I thought of to help minimize the stress and keep the home environment as calm as possible before you return--Stop your mail for the 1st week. If you are like me, you can't stand to see it pile up on the kitchen desk--let it pile up at the Post Office. Pets--I have someone keeping my dog for the 1st week as well. This way my mom just has to focus her attention on me and my girls. It makes it one less mouth to feed/walk/clean/etc. Call a Merry Maid service for 2 wks in and schedule them to come and clean the house at least once before you feel up to it. I am a neat freak and I know I am liable to pick up a dust mop or rag and say to myself-just a little bit--and then push myself too far. This way I don't have to and while they may not clean to my standards it will be somewhat done and a minimal cost and help me rest more. ALL of the purchases and suggestions, I feel, are WELL WORTH IT so you are ready afterwards! Grocery shop for at least 2 wks worth of food/detergent/WATER/Jello/soup/etc. Based on most stories I have read, 2 wks is a good timeframe in which to prepare yourself before you really feel like getting around.
Here we go.....good luck to any others out there!...
- 8 Jan 2013
- Day of treatment
Ok ladies....can you say sore!! 1 day PO. Surgery...
- 9 Jan 2013
- 1 day post
Good luck to all of those about to embark and stay ahead on pain meds....sorry for typos....meds
Ok PO day 2 and tons of pain! I was mentally...
- 10 Jan 2013
- 2 days post
Ok PO Day 4. Drains are still in but I'm moving...
- 11 Jan 2013
- 3 days post
Early good morning! A suggestion: if you have to...
- 12 Jan 2013
- 4 days post
BEWARE! First time you take off your CG you will...
- 12 Jan 2013
- 4 days post
Magnesium citrate is my friend!! I feel sooo much...
- 13 Jan 2013
- 5 days post
I was so exhausted from Sunday & Monday--way...
- 15 Jan 2013
- 7 days post
Well I'm back into full swing work, kids life.......
- 23 Jan 2013
- 15 days post
My Doctor: Richard J. Wassermann, MD, MPH
I researched him and spoke to several nurses at hospital and they have used him. After only a few days I love my results already and the extra care & concern from Ps & staff....I wouldn't recommend anyone else!