Hello. I am a 32 yr old mother of three. I have...
Hello. I am a 32 yr old mother of three. I have decided to embark on this journey with my sister. I have been contemplating having a TT since 2001 after the my first pregnancy and c-section delivery left my abdominal area disfigured. Prior to me becoming pregnant with twins , my flat and toned stomach was one of my most prized assets. I loved doing situps because it was one of the few exercises I liked. After a whopping 70 lb weight gain I was determined to get the weight off. The situps I enjoyed so much left my stomach in knots that hurt so bad I cried. It scared me so bad, I never did them again. That was the beginning of my downward spiral. I have tried every diet one can imagine and even managed a 60lb weight loss in 2010 but it did nothing for my freddy kuger like stretchmarks and flabby arms. After some financial and marriage stressors came about I gained most of the weightback. When my sister asked me to accompany her to DO. I started thinking that my dream could actually come true. The quote I received is awesome and the reviews that I have seen for Dr. robles are encouraging. So although I have a short time to lose as much weight as possible I am determined to reach my goal.
I'm down 5 lbs! 35 more to go :- )
I will be leaving on August 25th to have surgery on the 26th.( Going for CBC the end of June) I'm so nervous and excited at the same time! Lord please help me to keep my sanity as I proceed through these new few months...Oh -2lbs :-)
6 1/2 weeks to go!!!
I got the ok to proceed with surgery today. Hemoglobin has only raised to 12.1 since May!!! SMH.....I was advised to increase iron intake to 3x's a day and I will be ok when time comes for surgery. I was also advised to avoid vitamins E & A
Total weight loss to date.....18lbs...Woo hoo! Almost there.....
Within 3lbs of targeted weight loss!
Total weight loss to date....31 lbs. I hope to lose additional 10 lbs before surgery in September. Whoever said plastic surgery was the "easy" way out has no clue! I am sure my RS sistas will agree! This takes hard work and dedication.....And that's just in preparing for surgery. LOL! I am so excited and thankful to all the brave ladies who have given me a glimpse into their path towards transformation. I pray that everything goes well and that I can help someone else. I am getting more anxious and nervous as my surgery date nears. Well that's all for now. I'm about to get my workout on ;-)
So......I will be leaving for the D.R. in 5 days!!!!!!
17 Sep 2013
2 months post
I am so excited and nervous! This is a very busy week for me. I have most of my bag packed. The only item missing is a pair of thigh high compression hose. The past couple of weeks have zoomed by. I will update soon. Let the countdown begin!!!!!!
I made it to the flat side!
I am 11 days post op. I spent 9 days at Virginia's Recovery House. I met some really great ladies there. The staff there was very helpful and persistent about doing everything that it takes to recover from surgery. I was only able to get the tummy tuck with Lipo on the sides. Dr Robles did not recommend doing them together because she was concerned about my arms healing and the need to use them for support. Honestly, I am happy that I didn't get them done together because recovery has been HARD.I had to get several iron shots as well as a drip for dehydration. Be sure to bring at least an extra $300 just in case you need these things. Just as others warned the Lipo is the most painful. The tummy tuck incision has not been very painful. I am happy with my results but very swollen after the flight home. I will update soon with pictures after I am more comfortable with my garment off. Thanks to all for the prayers and well wishes! I feel better and better each day.
One day at a time....
13 Oct 2013
3 months post
Still very swollen. Lipo on sides still hurts like day one. Still dealing with burns from garment and this aggravating drain!!!! Ladies plz do exactly what your doctor saysand drink plenty of water.
16 Oct 2013
3 months post
I took out my drain today with the help of my husband. This was probably the most pain I have had this entire experience! Tip: apply ointment at the base of the drain and a cold compress while pullling it out. I wish I had known that in the beginning!!!
Today is my 6wk anniversary! I am celebrating with my 1st post op workout. :-) I am still healing from a burn near my right hip so I have been unable to wear my compression garment as tight as I would like to.