I'm a 34 yr old married mother of 2 beautiful children ages 6 and 3. I'm 5'2 and weight 116 pounds. I gained 26 pounds with my son and the weight came off easy. I had no issues of concerns with my stomach and its appearance after him. My second pregnancy I gained 19 pounds but delivered her via c section. My first was vaginal. My Stomach never heal the same. My skin is loose, wrinkly, and is bigger than ever.
I tried to exercise but have never been consistent with working out. For me muscle memory has always been great. So if I work out for a week or 2 I'm usually good to go. Not in the case of my belly now. So I tried exercise and eating better. The stomach remains. Rectus Distasis is a what I have been diagnosed with. My stomach muscles are no longer together and need to be laced back together.
I started meeting with PS about a year ago. I met with 4 for consultations. I knew I would stick with Dr. Rosen but wanted to make sure all the feedback and projected results would be the same.
So after a wait and the right time financially my husband surprised me with a check for 10 k to get my TT. I was so excited and could not believe that the surgery was really going to happen. Since I had a meeting with my PS almost a year ago I was able to call and schedule my date for surgery on 10/10/12. I was given my script for bloodworm and then had a pr op appt on 9/26/12. All went well he answered all of my questions. I feel really comfortable with him and trust him. I met my PS 7 yrs ago when my dog snipped my face close to my eye. The hospital wanted to out clamps on the area. Luckily my husband knew of Dr. Rosen from a friends wife who had TT done. We called him and I met him at his office. My scar is barley noticeable.
I will be provided with a garnet to wears after. Expected to wear the drains for 7 days. No showering with the drains in. No driving for 7 days. No picking up things heavier than 5 pounds. I'm expectant to return to work 15 days after. I had my hernia doctor write my medical excuse note. I work in a school as a counselor so I had to tell my principal and HR. although I didnt have to provide them with my procedure info. I was comfortable saying it was for my hernia.
I went shopping last night for all essentials for the house. I'll do one more food run a couple of days before. I got comfortable yoga pants to wear during recovery. Medication has been filled. I will be washing with antibacterial soap on my stomach few days before my procedure and drinking lots of water. Going to try to go to the gym maybe 5 days to tone up. My doc asked me to bring in bikini bottoms to get an idea of how low the scar can be. I have to go shopping this week for that :)
I'm really excited and nervous but excited :)
Almost feel like my last weeks of pregnancy where I nested