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Well its 24 hours and counting...tomorrow is my...

Well its 24 hours and counting...tomorrow is my mommy makeover...breast augmentation, lift, tummy tuck (lipo) and maybe inner thigh lipo. (Its funny b/c I called the nurse today and said 'I don't know how to ask this but if he has some leftover room for more lipo can he take some from my inner thighs?" Her response was "oh yes, he is very generous with his lipo - haha."
Anyways...6 months ago was a married to what I thought was a wonderful husband for 15 years and a mom to 3 wonderful kids (age 14, 11 and 2). Then I got a phone call that my husband was having an affair at work. My life was devastated and I made him leave. So I went from my daily organized working Mom, devoted wife to being single, lonely and feeling so rejected.
I am having this surgery for many reasons but mainly for me. I have always wanted to and thought about it many times. I can't wait and its will just help with my new life I am working on.


Thanks for everyone blogs and I have enjoyed reading them all. Wish me luck!
I will post some before and after pics soon.

Hello! Well today is day 2 and I was able to...

Hello! Well today is day 2 and I was able to shower. I was also able to see everything! My stomach is so flat and the scar is very low. My breasts are smaller then I thought (445cc) but it could be b/c they are so compressed. Any else thought theirs were smaller but changed their minds?
Also I had lipo on my inner/outer thighs. On both my outer thighs there is a dent. I had read it will go away but has anyone else experience dents in thighs from lip and then it goes away?

Today is day 4 and im ok. I still feel so swollen...

Today is day 4 and im ok. I still feel so swollen but I know it's expected. I get the drain tubes out in 3 days and CANNOT wait because I will have more movement. I didn't take any pain killers since last night as had to just take some bc I was so hurtful. I was taking them every 4 hours and down to only twice a day now so that's good. Really the only pain is when I laugh or cough or anything that uses my stomach muscles....it brings me to tears. In guessing its bc of the stitches in my abs.

I have a minor chest cold and when I cough it...

I have a minor chest cold and when I cough it causes EXTREME pain in my abs right above mybelly button. There is a new bruise there and it's very puffy I've heard it's almost impossible to tear what they put in your abs so I hope that's not it , has anyone else ever had this swelling above the belly button?

Tomorrow is my 1 week appt and my drains are...

Tomorrow is my 1 week appt and my drains are supplied to come out-fingers crossed!
What does it feel like when they remove the drains! Does it hurt? What are the reasons they WOULDN'T remove them tomorrow?
I'm hoping for some relief when they do.

I know I have loved seeing the post op pics so...

I know I have loved seeing the post op pics so here are mine at 10 days past surgery. (I still can't believe I have some of these pics on here lol)
I'm feeling better but still sore. My thighs look absolutely horrible, bruised and so swollen but I just keep telling myself lipo takes a long time to heal. Breasts are not that painful...again just sore.
I hope everyone is doing well!

I just wanted to say ' I officially hate...

I just wanted to say ' I officially hate compression garments!' Lol
My Dr said for 4 weeks to wear them 24 hours a day and the next 4 weeks only at night. It totally helps awelling but 8 weeks yuck!!
What did other Dr.'s say?

Today was my 2 week post op appt and I still have...

Today was my 2 week post op appt and I still have a lot of fluid/swelling in my abdomen. He took a needle and drained some but bc of still being numb I didn't feel it.... Whew! He commented to the nurse 'drains prob out too early'.
Anyone else have to be drained? I hope it doesn't ruin things.....the fluid will go away on its on in the next few weeks right?

Well the Dr. drained me yesterday in office and...

Well the Dr. drained me yesterday in office and today I'm worse then I was when I went in. I am so 'puffy-fluid filled' Its like he drained me and it filled right back up with even more fluid. I called and go back in tomorrow. I feel like I ate a pile of salt before I went to bed last night!
No pain - just discomfort. But today may be a short day at work.....
Hope everyone is have a good week :)

I always loved seeing before and after pics -...

I always loved seeing before and after pics - here's a side by side I made.

Its been 3 weeks today and I can say besides...

Its been 3 weeks today and I can say besides swelling and fluid build up I am definitely enjoying my new body. I enjoy it much more in the morning then the evening b/c of the swelling but I know that will get better. I also still have to get drained once a week b/c the fluid 'pockets' in my lowest abdomen and my crotch making it look muffin top like which really sucks. I just keep telling my self 'this is only temp'.
Its also weird to me that my clothes are not a ton looser. With how much flatter my tummy is, no love handles and lipo you'd think my clothes would be big. But really they fit.....they fit totally different but they fit. Anyone else surprised by this?

I'm would like to tan for a few weeks to prepare...

I'm would like to tan for a few weeks to prepare for an upcoming trip. I'm only 4 weeks post op and dr said cover incision and/or SPF. Anyone out there have advice? I use scar guard but thought about buying the strips then putting SPF over the strip just to tan?

I'm almost 6 weeks post op and every week I have...

I'm almost 6 weeks post op and every week I have had to be drained by a needle once a weekl ...but it was never painfully all. So at my appt yesterday he said he could put in a 'wick' gauze drain with a piece of gauze sticking out that I would pull out little by little over few days. It should dry up the sortoma.
Well that went fine and painless. But i slept so bad last night bc of my stomach pain and when I stood up I also it fainted 2 times. Called the dr and they acted like it was just quest for the to take Tylenol. Then I case the. Again and said 'hey I have a fever now a s bird me scar pain. So they called me antibiotic. My nurse Friend RN said I should go to hospitAl to make sure I should get IV antibiotic bc it could have been there awhile.
Anyone else have an infection with a fever?

So after the fever on a Friday and blood work it...

So after the fever on a Friday and blood work it shows I have a staph infection but not in my blood which is good. My tummy has been drained weekly by a needle with very little discomfort then at 5 weeks it burns, hurts and is HUGE!
Anyone else have problems with fluid? If so, how long did it take to go away and what steps did your ps do to help you? Its so frustrating to be 7 weeks into this with such a painful puffy tummy:(.

So after the fever on a Friday and blood work it...

So after the fever on a Friday and blood work it shows I have a staph infection but not in my blood which is good. My tummy has been drained weekly by a needle with very little discomfort then at 5 weeks it burns, hurts and is HUGE!
Anyone else have problems with fluid? If so, how long did it take to go away and what steps did your ps do to help you? Its so frustrating to be 7 weeks into this with such a painful puffy tummy:(.

So after the fever on a Friday and blood work it...

So after the fever on a Friday and blood work it shows I have a staph infection but not in my blood which is good. My tummy has been drained weekly by a needle with very little discomfort then at 5 weeks it burns, hurts and is HUGE!
Anyone else have problems with fluid? If so, how long did it take to go away and what steps did your ps do to help you? Its so frustrating to be 7 weeks into this with such a painful puffy tummy:(.

So after the fever on a Friday and blood work it...

So after the fever on a Friday and blood work it shows I have a staph infection but not in my blood which is good. My tummy has been drained weekly by a needle with very little discomfort then at 5 weeks it burns, hurts and is HUGE!
Anyone else have problems with fluid? If so, how long did it take to go away and what steps did your ps do to help you? Its so frustrating to be 7 weeks into this with such a painful puffy tummy:(.

So after the fever on a Friday and blood work it...

So after the fever on a Friday and blood work it shows I have a staph infection but not in my blood which is good. My tummy has been drained weekly by a needle with very little discomfort then at 5 weeks it burns, hurts and is HUGE!
Anyone else have problems with fluid? If so, how long did it take to go away and what steps did your ps do to help you? Its so frustrating to be 7 weeks into this with such a painful puffy tummy:(.

6 months - pic

I just thought I would post a 6 month update pic from my tummy tuck, lipo and breast aug with lift.
I'm 70% happy with everything. I have a dent in my chest and a double bubble when flexing in my breasts but its not majorly noticeable - although I do plan on fixing it someday. The way I look at it is it has helped me feel better about myself and I'm not posing for Playboy anytime soon - lol.
I had an infection (seroma) after my tummy tuck and I don't feel like my stomach is quit as tight as it was but its still smaller with less stretch marks. I know exercise and eating right will make it smaller too:)
I hope everyone is doing well :)
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You look amazing girl. Congratulations!!!
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U look very good! Congrats! Any advice for us who are having surgery in 6 weeks?
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Thank you and I'm very excited for you! My advice would be to take it slow. There were times for me when I was very discouraged during the healing process b/c it was a little harder then I thought it would be. Its so rewarding to wake up and see the changes though - I wouldn't change my decision. Good luck with everything - you have a lot to look forward too :)
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Hope you are feeling better.
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Thank you. I am finally feeling better. Swelling still seems so high but I know it will get better it has to! You look and congrats
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Feel better and please go to the ER. Don't mess with staph. (((Hugs)))
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Thank you :). It was weeks full of Dr's appts and now feeling better. Swelling is the most frustrating thing with all this. But - you do have a lot to look forward too and great job on your recent weight loss!
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Hope you are feeling better, you look fantastic!
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Thank you and I am finally getting back to normal. That infection had me down for a few weeks. You look great too:).
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First how high is ur fever? I am a nurse and if taking Tylenol or Motrin and antibotics does not bring down your fever in 24 hours go to the emergency dept. You don't want an infection to get in ur blood and that can happen fast. But also relax this can n has happened to others. Everyone heals differently. Also I wanted to comment on u wanting to tan. I am post op 8 and I too like to tan. My suggestion is to wear ur summer bikini. Tanning ages skin and when u have healing skin tanning stops the healing process n will cause ur scars to turn bright red n they will stay that way. I know tan lines suck but at least u will be tan n next year u will have amazingly good scar lines n u can have no tan lines so my suggestion is too put at least SPF 30 on ur new scars then cover them with bikini. I know that may sound weird but clothing do have small holes that the uv rays can get thru n stop healing process.
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HI - I am finally feeling better from this infection. I had a staph infection in the fluid from the seroma. Its not an isolated 'lump' it was more spread out. I was glad I caught the infection early and it did not spread. I have been covering up my scars too and I think that helps. I have only tanned a few times b/c of this setback but I know I want to a little more to get ready for vacation. You look great and I hope your seroma is healing!
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I agree with your nurse friend. A trip to the er may be your best bet.
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My daughter works at a tabby salon. A lady comes in there that's had a MM. She rolls up a towel to cover her TT scar. And uses a sticker to cover her bb.
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I want to start tanning again, but keep forgetting to call my dr to see if its ok.
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I asked my Dr yesterday and he said to just use a lot of SPF on the scar but I feel like I need to cover it up too. I may take a thin towel to roll up or something.
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Great thank you! I thought about rolling up a towel for the tummy tuck. I had a breast life too so I need more coverage up top too.
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Gotcha. Maybe wear a small swimsuit top.
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3 weeks for me today as well. I think day by day it's gets 1% better. Hoping that this swelling goes down as well some days I look I'm the mirror and think did he take anything off? I feel like my tummy looks bigger now than it did 3-4 days post op..do you still weR your cg??
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Yes 1% sounds about right! My tummy definitely looks bigger then 3/4 days post op. The day after surgery it was way flatter. I know it's swelling but can be disappointing. I still wear all the garments that are high waisted to my thighs. I wear them 24/7 but I still have to be drained so I don't know how much they help. I can't wait to burn them...lol
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I feel the same way! I'm 3 weeks post op on Monday and I keep thinking my belly is sticking out more now than it did before surgery! Ugh... I know it's temporary, but frustrating.
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I'm sure its not loose yet because of the swelling. I have swelling giving me a muffin top too. I'm addressing it on Friday. I have really worn regular clothes yet. I'm still at my PR surgery weight. I thought I'd weigh less. I do feel motivated to workout when allowed.
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I'm only about 5 pounds below my surgery weight. I motivated when allowed too!! I think it will really jump start my while fitness level in a while new way.
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Looking great!!!
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Thank you!! You too ;)
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Good for you for doing something for yourself! I hope you are healing well and enjoying your new look!
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