TT & Lipo Dec 16th 2011

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OMG all set for Dec. 16th 2011 I can't believe it...

OMG all set for Dec. 16th 2011 I can't believe it so, so excited...I have been praying for this for such a long time, and now it is really going to happen, thank you "My Sweet Lord" I pray for the strength and courage for myself and my PS and all his assistant who will be helping me through this..
11 more days!
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12 more day, so now my count down has begun!
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So today I went to drop off paper work to have all...

So today I went to drop off paper work to have all my blood work and EKG done, have to rise up early tomorrow to get started, then on Wed. I meet with my PS

Ok so 10 more days...can't wait, praying that all...

Ok so 10 more days...can't wait, praying that all goes well, doing blood work tomorrow..

Ok so tomorrow I meet with my PS just to go over...

Ok so tomorrow I meet with my PS just to go over things, I did my blood work today, so I am getting closer to the big day. Praying and hoping everything goes well..

My big day is almost here, I have been praying and...

My big day is almost here, I have been praying and I must say I feel so Bless, I am able to be calm.

Two more days!

Two more days!
Thanks so much for your pray Momof1+4
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Thanks for the nice comment. Praying for you to have a nice safe surgery and easy recovery!
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Thank you so much for your pray, (new me in progress) you are also in my thoughts and prayers:)
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Just a few more hours..ladies I will keep you...

Just a few more hours..ladies I will keep you updated, Please say a Pray for me...thanks!
Praying for you and letting you know we are here and excitedly awaiting your updates. Take it easy though and GOOD LUCK!
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Well ladies just to update you, my surgery was...

Well ladies just to update you, my surgery was yesterday, and remember I was going to do it under "local" well I must report to you everything went well...Thank God..I will post new pics as soon as I can. Last night was a bit difficult, but you know what nothing I can't deal with, taking my meds and praying a lot, getting up ever 30 min or so for short walks, form one bedroom to the next, don't want to do the stairs.
At least you are a couple weeks post-opt, mine came next day after surgery, yukk. What's important is that we recover healthy.
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Awww sorry to hear, I was so scared my would come right after to, because I usually have it the first week of the month, but at this age who knows anymore...LOL
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I feel you that one..lol..I'm supposed to start on new years eve. What a way to bring in the new year. uggh..Thank goodness I had already came on before my surgery-I know that wouldn't have been a pretty sight.lol.
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13 days and counting, doing a little better today,...

13 days and counting, doing a little better today, but this pain on one side of my stomach is driving me crazy. I don't know why my "private part" looks so fat..my hubby say he likes it LOL I tap on it and it jiggles, any one else has this?
wait until you see my pics, then you will understand. lol your tummy was good compared to mine. My ps gave me mine but. The name of the company mine came from is Merena. You will need to get a 2nd stage garment. i try to keep my garment as tight as possible.
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Please send me some pic in box. I don't mind putting my pics up, because I like to look at before and after of other TTuckers it is really inspirational. Where did you buy your croutchless binder I need to get me one
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Im wearing the croutchless binder that I only have to remove when showering and then i put the binder that was given to me after surgery on top. I do have pics. Can I send a private message to you and post them, although I need to let the world see my transformation after 5 children. lol
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TWO WEEKS TODAY....CELEBRATION..Feeling good, just...

TWO WEEKS TODAY....CELEBRATION..Feeling good, just very, very tired
Hey Degee. Im feeling good. I followed everything you said to do and still no luck so what I will do is post my picture in my profile and leave it for a few then change it to my post opt pics.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. HAPPY AND HEALTHY HEALING
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Good Morning degee! Just wanted to let you know you look great & sounds like you're doing really well! I had my tt 12/22-I'm 54 so I can identify!! Hang in there the best is yet to come! Happy New Year!! :)
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Hi Brookhaven- I saw you were wanting to upload photos & I think the reason you're having trouble is because you have to do a review first-which I noticed you don't have...anyway, hope that helps you!!? :)
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Why is my incision flat on one side and bumpy on...

Why is my incision flat on one side and bumpy on the other? I will be 3 weeks PO tomorrow does anyone else have this issue?

Why am I still so swollen, and weigh the same as...

Why am I still so swollen, and weigh the same as the day I had my surgery, OMG it is three weeks already...
Hey Degee, how are you feeling? what are you using on your scar? It looks great for 3 weeks post opt.
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OMG girl you look so good, just saw you new pics, my scar is not that good, the middle section is taking forever to heal, and sometimes I have a burning sensation, and itching to I started to use "neosporin" I try to use it about 3 times a day, I really need to get a good binder, have been looking every where. Yesterday for the first time I tried to drive OMG I felt like I was going to "pop" I never would have thought, have you been driving?
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Well today is a milestone, thank you God, and all...

Well today is a milestone, thank you God, and all my TT ladies, I am doing fine, and hope everyone else is doing good...Have a great weekend
It's a little to the right side. It's a really small spot. I remember the p/s nurse said it's the sutures that are healing and I should put A&D ointment and cover it with gauze and it should heal within a couple of days. Let's see how it goes.
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Let me know, my own is in the middle and a little over an inch...
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Well from the looks of it, your scar looks really good. Thank you and you look awesome too. I have a one little spot that is taking some time to heal. i can't wait until that heals.
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I have to say this process is so up and down, but...

I have to say this process is so up and down, but we have to hang in there, once you get it done there is no turning back so I try to look forward, to keep my "sanity" or I will go crazy, today is exactly my one month anniversary, and I am looking toward the future of "healing" completely. Tried on a new garment last night, that felt a little snug, OMG what a devasting effect it had on me, did not sleep last from pain. I guess I will stick to my old binder...

Why am I in so much pain today? I thought it was...

Why am I in so much pain today? I thought it was suppose to get better, today is exactly one month, I don't understand, is there anyone else who experience this, Please share..thanks
You are healing good. Are you taking vitamins? I started this vitamin regime before I had my surgery and Im still taking them. I did go and get reflexology which seem to help me a lot. Only the legs and foot is massaged. It helped to relax me and take away some tension. I also use a lot of lavender oil for relaxation and healing. Hope you feel better. And remember, we are not 20 anymore so our recuperation will be different from people who are much younger. Stay focused it does get better.
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I am taking a multivatimin, and some D3 in addition, but you know what I think this menopause thing is to be blame, I have been getting so much hot flashes, lately it is just driving me crazy. I to use lavender oil, I know we are not 20 any more LOL sucks for us, but we have to hang in there...thanks for your kind words.
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Well just to update, I am cleared to get on the...

Well just to update, I am cleared to get on the thread mill, no yoga yet. I think I will wait until tomorrow and do a little. On both side of my incesion has this little nagging piece of thread that is sharp, he tried to remove but could not, he said it will eventually desolve, so we would see, it just bothers me when I lie on it other than that everything is good..THANK YOU MY LORD!
Degee, you're welcome. And this too shall pass. We will be fine. We may not be in our 20's but we dang on don't look far from it. LOL
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Agreed Brookhaven we will be 20 again in our minds and body LOL
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What a day, so swoolen, and to top it off had a...

What a day, so swoolen, and to top it off had a broken tooth and had to get a root canal, thank God my PS cleared me to go ahead, hanging hanging in there! Never a dull moment for us Moms
That's right. :)
You are healing really nice. The light spots in your incision is the same place where mine is at.
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Glad to know we are TT twins LOL, hope all is well and happy healing, I had to go to the Dentist today, to have a root canal done, never a dull moment...
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Can't believe it has been five weeks already,...

Can't believe it has been five weeks already, doing so much better, swelling have gone down a lot, and seeing results, I got the ok to get on the treadmill but don't think I am ready, maybe over the weekend, will keep you guys posted, have a great weekend my TT friends, and happy healing
You're welcome, but let me tell you what I did first. I went to my GP and he tested my hormones. Turned out my progesterone was waaaaay low (as were my estrogen and testosterone). He said that he wasn't too fond of prescription hormones, nor of giving estrogens unless necessary. So he told me to buy Emerita Pro-Gest and use it daily, every day of the month except 6 days (which are the resting days when the period is supposed to occur). He gave me a prescription for lab tests 3 months after the starting of the progesterone. When I saw him next, I was so calm and feeling so good, and he had the lab results, which he said reflected my progesterone had gone up. My estrogen is still a bit low, so he prescribed estrogen for *THAT* area, so the tissues of *THAT* area would stop being dry and I could have a nice fun life with my guy LOL! Well, you know... Anyway! If you have a doc, go get tested. That way you could monitor your levels of everything.
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Thanks again kathe I will do that...My "gyno" told me that I should just use lubricant, and not go with any hormones medication that work for down there, but I notice lately my hot flashes at night has gotten so, so bad, I am going to make an appointment and talk to my GP....
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Great idea!
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Ok so today I went on the thread mill for 7 min.....

Ok so today I went on the thread mill for 7 min...whoooo!
You are coming along fine. Before you know it you are going to have to think opt your post opt time:) Keep on healing girl. You are coming along fine.
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Hi Degee - what a difference a week makes! you can see how much your swelling has gone down from your 23 day po pics to your 1 month!! Your scar looks amazing!! How have you gotten it so faded and flat?? Mine is puckering big time.
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Degee - were you exhausted after the 7 minutes?
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Well now that I have passed my six weeks period, I...

Well now that I have passed my six weeks period, I am feeling much better, moving around better, and would love to go back to yoga, but have to meet with my PS in two weeks to get the OK..I have been going up and down the stairs a few times to build my heart rate, just to stay on track, because the last time I got on the tread mill, I started to hurt, "don't know why"
hi Degee, have not heard from you. How are you.
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Looking good Degee!!! I am 6 months post op and now 5 weeks post op from my breast lift/reduction/lipo. Time flies when you are recovering!!! Glad all is going well for you.
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Hi Degee. I'm glad to hear you are stepping over the milestones. Keep it coming.:)
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I can't believe today marks my 8 weeks since my...

I can't believe today marks my 8 weeks since my surgery, so happy that I did this...I am still swollen and having the "pins and needles" tingling, hoping after I see my PS next week he ok's me for Yoga, I have been doing a lot of walking up and down the stairs, and sometimes on the treadmill, but still getting very tired fast. Will put new pics up soon...Here is hoping everyone is doing good..

Well I had my 3 months visit with my PS he is very...

Well I had my 3 months visit with my PS he is very impress, and took pictures. I finally ask him about the lipo he did and to my amazement he only did it on my upper tummy, I recall he saying before that he was going to take care of my "flanks" to, but you know what I will not argue with him. Any way I ask him if he would suggest I get lipo on my back and flanks he said yes, and also ask about my legs (inner and outer) he said yes and guess how much, as much as I paid to do my TT OMG I can't believe this, I am holding out for now, who has that kinda of money right now. Any way I am slowly getting back to my normal life style and don't want to be "recuping" again so soon, it feels so good to go back to doing my Yoga, but I still have to take it easy, I am on the treadmill now for 25 min OMG I am so thankful for every day and feel so bless for coming such a long way and feel so good, so to all my TT friends out there do not get depress, you will get through this
U look amazing...I love ur new flat tummy!!!!!
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Happy 3 month anniversary! :) I hit my 3 month mark on Monday. You look great, degee - the scar looks flat!!
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thanks Maumee, congrats on you anniversary on Monday, the scar is flat but still have a long way to go, thank God it is healed nicely.
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Wow today I am in so much pain, I never think...

Wow today I am in so much pain, I never think after 3+ months I could be in pain, but you never know, I walked yesterday with my church "stations of the cross" I never think this would affect me, I have been doing 15 min on the thread mill so I thought I would be prepared for this hour and half walk, but wow, any way I am massaging and taking aleve to help. I am wondering if any of my TT sisters are still having pain after this period of time....
Your results look amazing. How are you feeling now about having done it now. I have an consult with him and like you have never had any major surgery besides having a tooth pulled. I'm so nervous any advice? Keep up the progress
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I am almost 1 year PO and would like so much to...

I am almost 1 year PO and would like so much to get Lipo on my inner and outer tight, also looking at my back, so far I have seen about 5 different PS, unbelievable how much different each one is on their fee and consultation. Some of them says I need a thigh lift (medial) and other said no. Makes me confuse and concern at the same time. Well I am still searching, anyone have any ideas on a PS for this condition...Thanks ladies I am so thankful for this site, I have come a long way...I will be putting up some new photos soon.
Hey girl!! You look really good at 14 weeks can you post some pictures now that you are a year out please!!!
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Hey Degee, I know that can be very confusing. Whose the majority in telling you what surgery best suite you? I think I would start with that and just continue your search until you feel confident in who you chose. Send me a private note when you get a chance.
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Your scar looks great , what have you been using on it ?
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Going for Lipo on my inner and outer thigh, abs,...

Going for Lipo on my inner and outer thigh, abs, mons and Flanks I am going to Dr. Arnold Breitbart. I met with him twice and I am so comfortable with him. I am set to get it done on Dec. 12th I am going to put some new pics up soon. Pray for me my Real self friends...thanks
Keeping you I. Prayer your tt is amazing I know you still hate the stretch marks but trust when I say you look fantastic!!!
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Going for Lipo on my inner and outer thigh, abs, mons and Flanks I am going to Dr. Arnold Breitbart. I met with him twice and I am so comfortable with him. I am set to get it done on Dec. 12th I am going to put some new pics up soon. Pray for me my Real self friends...thanks
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Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

I did not review on the follow up because I have not done the follow up yet. I am telling you Dr. Diktaban is quite a gentleman and a very intellegent on to, he saw me on the day after Thanksgiving, my husband went with me, and the way he approach me and my husband, I thought we had known his for a long time, even though this was our very first visit, he answered all our questions, and even though this was a free consultation, he examine me throughly and explained everything to me like no other PS ever did, he ask a question that no other PS did, he ask if I ever had surgery and I said no, he said do you have all your "wisdom" teeth, I said no, so he said that is surgery, I never would have thought.

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