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**Mommy tummy to Flat tummy.** - Coral Gables, FL
- Island Mommy
- updated 3 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,300
- Howard N. Robinson, MD (Coral Gables, FL)
I'm 28 a juvenile diabetic also a mother and wife...
- 26 Jun 2012
I'm 28 a juvenile diabetic also a mother and wife of two. I'm tall about 5'9 but have always been as people would say "thick". My arms and legs are tone but could never get the mommy tummy to go away. I got my TT done June 25 2012. I'm 1 day post op and am feeling fine. I'm not finding myself having to hunch over do to tightness and or pain. I think psyching myself up was worse than the actual procedure. I am one who worrys about everything and harps on everything. I must say its not as bad as you would think. The only problem I've had so far is nausea. Day of surgery once I got home I was vomitting everything up. I think it was due to the anesthesia. When I woke up today I was a bit stiff and tight but once I started moving around I was able to stand up straight. I'm not eating much only when I have to take the meds. Something light like a toasted piece of wheat bread or soda crackers. I want to look so bad but I'm supposed to stay wrapped up until the follow up appointment that is a week later. I will keep updating to share how my recovery is going.
Well, I'm 2 days post op. I'm more uncomfortable...
- 27 Jun 2012
I did have a episode with one of my drains last night.
It seemed as if a piece of fat was traveling through the tube of the drain. It was traveling through just fine until it got to the bulb where everything is supposed to collect. It was stuck. It stopped everything else from being able to pass. Therefore the blood that was behind the fat was darkening and quagulating. My husband had to manually squeeze the clog and remove the old blood. After he did so the drain was draining as it was before.
As far as my appetite goes I have none. I eat so I can take my antibiotics and pain meds. Other wise I have not want to do so. Which I feel is a good thing so while I recover I can loose weight too! I don't expect to EVER be skinny but tone with a flat tummy I feel is a reachable goal.
Just had my follow up appointment. I was told I'm...
- 3 Jul 2012
Just had my 2nd follow up appointment. I was...
- 10 Jul 2012
::Crossing Fingers for
that shower Thursday!!::
*~*Finally a shower!!!!*~* I went back to the PS...
- 12 Jul 2012
I went back to the PS office today. Although, I'm still having output he decided to take out the last drain. I felt a bit apprehensive due to the fact that it seemed as of he wanted to keep it in awhile longer. He said that he'd like to keep it in but didnt want to risk an infection since I'm diabetic. So my drain is officially out and I was able to shower.
Let me tell you how amazing it was.
Ahhhhhh is all I can say.... LoL
Yes, I'm totally happy to have that shower. But, in the back of my mind I'm worrying about the fluid. I'm supposed to have minimal activity. Meaning I can walk around, light cooking but nothing aggressive. I'm praying that I don't get a mass of fluid stuck in my abdomen. I take enough needles a day and would hate to have to use a huge one to extract any fluid that I would have created.
So, I'm sitting a lot more and just trying my best to be a good patient.
God is good and I have faith everything will be fine.
Well I'm officially 2wks 5 days post op. Just took...
- 14 Jul 2012
Well, Ive made it to nearly a moth post op. I'm...
- 21 Jul 2012
Well, went to see the PS yesterday. He gave me the...
- 26 Jul 2012
Well, my days are counted until my family and I...
- 30 Jul 2012
Going to sing out now.
Until next time....
Well, I'm nearly 4 months post op now. I haven't...
- 10 Oct 2012
I'm feeling quite amazing! All my clothing are too big and nearly falling off of me. The clothes I thought I'd never ever fit in again ate fitting like a glove! I'm super proud of my results and my ability to keep loosing weight. I wore a batheing suit to the beach last week. (I never in a million yrs thought would happen again.) I looked great and felt great too! Fall is now apon us and I will not be another statistic. Gaining weight during the fall and winter. Nope that will not be me this time around. Halloween isn't really celebrated here in the islands so I'm not having to fight off candy and what not. But, Thanksgiving is a HUGE holiday here. That one I have to watch out for. But I'll keep sticking to what I've been doing. Lean protein and LoTTs of veggies. No carbs!!!! Well, when I get home from work Ill put up the long over due updated pics. Until then Ill see you around!
Well it's been quite some time since my last...
- 7 Feb 2013
I'm now 7months post op. I have to say I'm loving how I feel in my clothes and the compliments don't hurt. ;0)
My one and ONLY complaint would be this flap of skin left on my left hip. I believe it's referred to as a "dog ear".
I hate to feel it as I dress and undress. It's not gross but it not pretty either. Since I had the surgery in FL and I'm in the islands it's kind of hard to get it fixed. I've tried to reach out to the Anesthesiologist. She conducts all the business. But, I've yet to get a response. I'm going to call and see what they say.
But, all in all I love my TT and would never go back to the old me. Even if I have an odd looking hip. LoL
My Doctor: Howard N. Robinson, MD
Since I was a child I've heard the advertisements for this facility. So, I figured if they've been around this long they've got to be good. I went for my consultation and found the place to be inviting, clean and the staff were amazing. Valerie is a doll, Maria is a sweetheart, and Deidre is the best nurse there! I felt confident with Dr. Howard Robinson after the consultation to have my procedure done there. He assured me that being diabetic wasn't a problem. I'd just have a little longer to heal than the "normal" person. My Tummy tuck was done on June 25, 2012.