A New Me! - Des Moines, IA

Hi,, I'm 29yrs old and I have 3 wonderful...

Hi,, I'm 29yrs old and I have 3 wonderful kids(11,9,3). I been wanting this for a very long time and I had been doing my research a lot until I was comfortable enough to go forward it. I excercise a lot and I still can't seem to tighten up my stomach. The other descison was I just had my tube tie 3weeks ago so I know there wouldn't be any unexpected!!! I'm only 5'0 and weight 115. My pre-ops is on June 6 and surgery is the 22. I'm not nervous at all, I just can't wait to have that great flat tummy. I also been reading a lot of other ppl post which give me the idea what to expect.

I'm 29yrs old and I have 3 children. I got...

I'm 29yrs old and I have 3 children. I got pregnant at the age of 17 and I went back to my pre baby weight at 98lbs. I got pregnant a year later and it really took a toll on my body. I didn't care what I eat or excercise until after I had my last child that I notice cuz I went to 135lbs. Remember ladies when your short like me at 5ft that whateva you gain, is goin outward. I been doing my research for a while now and I did consult with a PS back than, they jus told me to be close to my idea weight. So this past year I been excercising to P90x, lots of cardio. I even start eating healthy! Trust me I struggle a lot back than with all the fitness bootcamp, diet pill, weight loss program but it just didn't fit me well. This year was different, I was more determine cuz I jus had my tube tied 1and a half month ago, to be honest I jus wanted to have a period, I had the IUD put in when my 3rd child was born. I'm jus ready since I manage to lose 15lbs in 2.5 months and this was the first time I ever got past 120lbs!! I know I want my body back but I can't seem to lose my belly. My pre-ops is on June 6 and surgery is set for June 22. I'm have a full TT and lipo on my outer thighs!! I know my husband tell me there's nothing wrong with me but went I take off my clothes, I have this stomach is jus hang in there, waitin to be pull on. When I run I can feel it flappin on me so I jus can't wait to have a new body and feel comfortable being naked for ME and my husband.

My pre-ops is tomorrow so I jus can't wait!!...

My pre-ops is tomorrow so I jus can't wait!! Less than 2 and a half week left. Also goin to pay my remaining balance off too. I also still go thur every1 blogs and looking at pix and constant takin a b4 pix of me!!! Silly me!!

Went to my pre-ops and I ask as much question that...

Went to my pre-ops and I ask as much question that I can but they already mail me a package that has all my answer last week.. I just sign my consent and tell them where I want to pick up my meds. My ps seem very please with my weight lost so he think I would look great. I told him I want the incision to be low as possible so he said he will do his best. I ask him how far is my scar gona be and if I end up havin a dog ear than he will fix it. Since I'm in great health, he said I will recover fine. Funny how I'm still obsessed at lookin at more pix of other ppl and their recovery but I'm so excited..yayy me

9 days til my surgery and I end up with a flu. I...

9 days til my surgery and I end up with a flu. I don't know how but it was the worst feeling ever but the only thing that went through my head is the surgery couldn't be as bad as this. My whole body was shaking, sore, and my fever just kept getting worst. I know I'm not suppose to take any meds 2 weeks b4 hand but I had no choice. I'm still sick but hopefully its gone a week b4 surgery. Its funny cause I just feel like I been drug up all day. All this coughing, my sore throat, and my head just hurts. Keeping my finger cross and I need to get some rest and get myself healthy again and be prepare for the big day.

Tomorrow is a BIG day. I have to be there at 7am....

Tomorrow is a BIG day. I have to be there at 7am. For the last week, I cough so bad that my doctor put me on robitussin with codeine. I'm still coughing a bit but not bad enough to delay my dream. To make matter even a little bit of a problem, I just sold my couch and my new one won't get here in 6weeks. So empty living room so guess ill be suck in my bedroom. Its fine with me since my bathroom is next to it and I have netflick.. I went to buy soo much pillows today so I would feel comfy. I'm not nervous at all. This past week that I been sick, I just kept thinking of trying to get over it or did my body just don't want this surgery to happen. What's even worst, I just started my period..well talk to my PS and they just told me to wear a tampon. I'm just thinking how painful of the recovery would be since I'm still coughing. Oh well, wish me luck and let's see how this end.

Day 2 post-0ps. It hurts soo bad the next day. I...

Day 2 post-0ps. It hurts soo bad the next day. I broke out in fever. I been staying in my bedroom but it's so high it's hard to get on an off. The only thing that hurt so bad is only the lipo on my hips and on the back. My surgery only took 2 hours so happy about that. I haven't been worn out or tired, just having a cough is a big challenge. Well I haven't got a chance to look at my new tummy but I'll just wait to see on my next appt when they pull out my drain! I'm still having a hard time sleeping. My back also hurts soo much.

Day3 post ops, the pain isn't as bad anymore....

Day3 post ops, the pain isn't as bad anymore. I'm able to walk myself to the bathroom and I try to walk here and there around the house to get my legs moving. I manage to have a peek at my tummy so I can put some lotion on since its been really itchy.it's been easy to crawl off the bed. I did mention that my bed is really high. Not much blood is coming out of the drain so hopefully the doctor will give it ok to take it out early. I'm use to sleeping on my back or side and it's has been hard on my back. Some how my mouth is alway dry and I been drinking a lot of water. I finally stop my period but I sure do like peeing standing up tho. LoL. Still my main pain is the lipo on my thighs. It's hard to walk with it but I'm able to stand up straight. To me I think the worst pain is my lipo that my TT and BA. Sorry I haven't post up pix yet but I still wanna wait for the doctor to take the out. I can wait. I'm in no rush!

Day 3 post ops. It's getting better. I'm...

Day 3 post ops. It's getting better. I'm able to get up by myself and took a shower. It was the first I saw my new tummy and it look GREAT!!! My PS did a great job. Like I said before, it didn't hurt as bad as I though it would be.. Having my BA done was worst but I'm still having a hard time walking since both of my legs are bruise up. Now that's the worst pain is lipo on your thigh but it's better now. I see no more stretch marks.. Yayy. All I needed help was on the first day than then then the rest, I just manage to care for myself.I'm not pushing myself too hard cause I sure don't want my money to go to waste. Ill post some pix later!!

Day 4 post ops.. Wow I must had just wrote things...

Day 4 post ops.. Wow I must had just wrote things down repeatly. Well today was great. My drain was just hurting me soo bad on my side that i just move it around to make it more comfortable. Just remember that the first and second day is the hardest but it gets better. Everyone help out around the house even tho they think that I have an infection on my tummy so still no one know but just me and my husband. Not very much is coming out of the drain and I can walk around but not pushing myself too much. It's still hard to get off the bed since its so high and all the lipo on my legs but I think it's been very helpful when my kids share me their flinstone vitamin. It's worth it and I still think the pain I had on my BA was worst than this. My PS just told me to take a shower as much as I want and let me tell ya this, it look amazing!! Before surgery, I told him how low I wanted the incision to be an ladies. I just can't wait to see him to find out how much was cut out and how much lipo was taken out from my thighs.. Cuz this drains is driving me crazy already!!

Its still day 4 post ops but the drain on my left...

Its still day 4 post ops but the drain on my left side is driving me crazy so I just move it around til I was comfortable. Well I though I felt good enough to go to a festival with the family but I couldn't last no more than 10mins but I'm in less pain and there hardly still much fluid coming out the drain. Well I decided to take some pix for all of ya to see..don't push yourself too much and u will heal faster. Oh by the way I had the biggest cough today and it hurted so bad that I cry. I felt like my belly button was gona pop out!! And to those that your back so hurting, my husband went to go buy me a IcyHot Patch for my back and it did help a lot. I still take some flintstone vitamin too. My legs still hurt from the lipo. Its still black and blue but its getting better.

Day 6 post ops and it was great. I'm still...

Day 6 post ops and it was great. I'm still having a hard time walking because of the lipo I had on both of my thighs, so they're pretty much black and blue. I still think lipo hurts worst than the TT so guess I was lucky. I didn't have any problem. Alway shower and my PS just took off the drain and everything looks good so far. I'm still taking my meds and my flintstone vitamins and drink lots of water. Yes I still have the hot patch on my lower back.

Its almost 2 week post ops and its getting better....

Its almost 2 week post ops and its getting better. My back still hurts but no pain, swollen, or puffiness from my tummy. Its perfect and flat but my PS won't let me put any cream on it til I see him next week. I would get up and walk around the house often but going to th store or the mall is different. My legs begin to hurt and I would feel drain that I even fell down but hubby was alway there to catch me. I had lipo on my outter thigh and it still hurts and swollen. Been massage it everyday like the doctor say. It still black and blue all on the back of my legs. I'm feeling bad cause its summer time and the kids wants to go to amusement park but I can't til I heal. They understand. I don't know if its me but I begin to see more problem with my body. I'm thinking I might go back and have lipo on my inner thighs too.. happy healing everyone and I still depend on the meds cause of the lipo on my legs.

I'm almost 3 weeks post ops and I went to the...

I'm almost 3 weeks post ops and I went to the amunsement park over the weekend when my PS advice me not to. Instead I did and just didn't ride anything but walk and swim. I did look great in a bikini but my legs was still aching from the lipo. My tummy look awesome but than it made me realize all my other bad body parts. Yes I been feeling the blue and wanting more plastic surgery. I'm still massaging my legs with plamer's skin therapy oil on my outer thigh from the lipo. All I know is that its worth every money and I still think lipo hurts worst than TT. I haven't put anything on my scar from my TT cause my PS advice not to til I see him on Monday. Until than I might plan on asking about another surgery since its been really bugging me.

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