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Excited but Super Scared - 4 weeks post op...YAY!!!

I am a 40 year old mom of three, 12,14,16. I have...

I am a 40 year old mom of three, 12,14,16. I have lost a lot of weight and have taken my body as far as it can go with diet and exercise. I want to be able to wear a bikini...

K, Now 7 days away....all the emotions I have. ...

k, Now 7 days away....all the emotions I have. Fear, guilt and happiness...all in like 5 mins. I am trying to just stay positive. Yesterday I put on a D bra, and stuffed it and walked around. NO ONE said anything!!!! like they did not even notice! oh well..it made me feel great though. I was actually forgetting about the fear when i saw how good my shirts looked with boobies:)
ok i am going to try to post before pics.

Ok, I think i figured out how to add photos...is...

Ok, I think i figured out how to add photos...is it possible to upload from my phone? I don't see an update button on my phone only laptop. Anyway i have a before pic and then a after pic. I lost a total of 45lbs. and all my boobs:( and have saggy skin in ab area. My ultimate goal was to compete, while i did get on that stage the feeling of my abs and boobs gave me almost kept me away. I had to do some crazy stuff to just look like i had any boobs and the thinner i got the more the skin just hung...which i think took away, at least for me, what would have been a great accomplishment. I hope through this surgery that i can get back on stage and feel and look great. And see the hard work i put in. i am still fighting the feelings every day. but as i get closer i am just ready to be done and on to the next part.

OK....6 days. I am trying my best to just stay...

OK....6 days. I am trying my best to just stay positive. Keeping busy helps. Headed to Walmart tomorrow to pick up supplies. I have 4 days of workouts left. I also realized I am probably going to have my period during all this:( :( So I am even more stressed if possible. OK. Off to be busy again:)

I just had my shower. All clean :) I am nervous...

I just had my shower. All clean :) I am nervous and my thoughts are running away. It doesn't help I have to wait til 11:( I am gonna do some last minute cleaning and then I guess head out. I am really freaked out and also hungry

Hi!!! Praise God!!!! I am recovering now. They...

Hi!!! Praise God!!!! I am recovering now. They actually called me in earlier ,1030.
Which I am glad. I got there and was a nervous wreck....but all the staff was so helpful and nice! They really helped a lot.

So I got tt with no muslce repair, ba, with nipple elevation....over muscle.

Pain: it's manageable....taking meds....every 3-4 hours.
My boobs are ha-uge!!!! Getting in and out of recliner to pee shirts and also eating is hard too! My mouth is so dry.sleep kicking in again. Just wanted let u know I was out and recovering smoothly

Wow! I am so happy to be able to say that "one...

Wow! I am so happy to be able to say that "one day post open"!!! Feeling pretty good. Reduced pain meds to one every 3 hours....feel more pain but it very low. I am amazed rat how quickly I was knocked out!!! One of my fears was that it wouldn't work. I remember them asking about my kids....then I was in recovery. I was in surgery a bit longer then 4 hours.

The hardest part for me is figuring out how to move....get up and down from my chair and bathroom. That hurts. Sitting still I am fine. Everyone has been so great. I can't do anything right now. I am so happy right now!!! I can't wait to see:)

Wow! I am so happy to be able to say that "one...

Wow! I am so happy to be able to say that "one day post open"!!! Feeling pretty good. Reduced pain meds to one every 3 hours....feel more pain but it very low. I am amazed rat how quickly I was knocked out!!! One of my fears was that it wouldn't work. I remember them asking about my kids....then I was in recovery. I was in surgery a bit longer then 4 hours.

The hardest part for me is figuring out how to move....get up and down from my chair and bathroom. That hurts. Sitting still I am fine. Everyone has been so great. I can't do anything right now. I am so happy right now!!! I can't wait to see:)

Wow! I am so happy to be able to say that "one...

Wow! I am so happy to be able to say that "one day post open"!!! Feeling pretty good. Reduced pain meds to one every 3 hours....feel more pain but it very low. I am amazed rat how quickly I was knocked out!!! One of my fears was that it wouldn't work. I remember them asking about my kids....then I was in recovery. I was in surgery a bit longer then 4 hours.

The hardest part for me is figuring out how to move....get up and down from my chair and bathroom. That hurts. Sitting still I am fine. Everyone has been so great. I can't do anything right now. I am so happy right now!!! I can't wait to see:)

Whew!!! OK. Wow...I am first so thankful to God!...

Whew!!! OK. Wow...I am first so thankful to God! I am so happy I did this I am going to love my results I know. Thank you also to everyone on this site... U are all so wonderful and it means a lot to us to be able to read others experiences....it has helped me, as I have cried with you, laughed with you and been excited for you.
Today was hard. If not for lisee38 I don't know how today would have gone. Two things I learned. Patience and meds. I am not in a hurry to come off the meds. If I use them all then so be it. Second I have to be patient. My journey is my own and I although I can use others to inspire and motivate me I should not compare myself to them. So I have had to regroup and get me attitude back on track and remember that everyday is going to be a bit better. So yay for tomorrow:)

Hi all:) wow what a rough couple of days!!! I had...

Hi all:) wow what a rough couple of days!!! I had my first post op appointment today and got my drain out. That was not fun but it was really fast so it was good. Boobs and tummy swollen but ps said everything looked good. I have been off percocet since Saturday....and I am doing OK on tylenol. Boobs hurt the most. I am surprised by that I thought my tummy would be worse. But its still sore and also the most sore was actually the drain site. So glad that is gone. I feel like me for first time since surgery. A slower bigger boobed me :) I am going to keep getting rest and keep getting better:) I posted any pics but will soon.

Wow! Today pretty good! Other then being tired I...

Wow! Today pretty good! Other then being tired I have done good. No tylenol as of yet. I took some pics of the girls ;) they are feeling good. I got my bandages off yesterday and my cg was rubbing the scars....I went and got some dressing and put them on under the cg and it feels good. I am going g to drive tomorrow!!!! Yay!!! I will say all this sitting is really hurting my butt. OK going to try and load up these pics

Wow! Today pretty good! Other then being tired I...

Wow! Today pretty good! Other then being tired I have done good. No tylenol as of yet. I took some pics of the girls ;) they are feeling good. I got my bandages off yesterday and my cg was rubbing the scars....I went and got some dressing and put them on under the cg and it feels good. I am going g to drive tomorrow!!!! Yay!!! I will say all this sitting is really hurting my butt. OK going to try and load up these pics

I added 2 new pics, i love my boobs and my tt from...

i added 2 new pics, i love my boobs and my tt from the front, from the side its still swollen and it feels numb, its so weird. it feels so good to have the drain out though:)

Hi everyone!!! Just finished my 2 week post op....

Hi everyone!!! Just finished my 2 week post op. Appointment. All is well!!! Yay. I just got cleared to walk on treadmill. I am so happy!!!! I feel no pain really now. Unless I get cold....yeah then I feel pulling...OMG that is so weird and funny I had to laugh at myself;) I am finally also back in my eating routine. I am having issue with drinking my water but so far so good. I forgot to ask about massage of the girls. My ba is over the muscle so I am not sure if that means they are different. I thinkbas far as recovery goes it must be easier. I feel a heaviness but no pain and can move arms pretty much any where and can lift 15 lbs now. So I am headed to the treadmill. I can't wait. Its only 15 mins but I don't care so happy!!!!.

Has anyone had fluid build up that was...

Has anyone had fluid build up that was reabsorbed?? I made a appointment for monday but i feel like i have some....not alot but i am freaking out!!!! help!!!!

OK, so I have backed off activity. Reaped myself...

OK, so I have backed off activity. Reaped myself super tight. And I am praying that this goes away. I have been on the I the internet....which is not good....but I am hoping this gets better. Staying positive and hopeful. Otherwise doing good. Made appointment with ps for Monday...**sigh***

Hi All!! I have been in a mental crazy state. BUT...

Hi All!! I have been in a mental crazy state. BUT it was all for naught! I am fine:) I had no fluid build up. I am still cleared for regular activity, just was cautioned that the more active the more swelling:( But I was so glad i went to ps and just had him check. I was driving myself crazy. I am done and wont need to see him again til the 27th. then after that i think i wont have to see him again til four month pics!!!! YAY!!! I am back training clients and will still be walking til the end of the month then i will add weights.
one bad thing is i have no more excuses for the unfolded laundry or any other messes....got to get my butt in gear!!!

Ok, first i am doing great! I am doing cardio and...

Ok, first i am doing great! I am doing cardio and light weights which is nice. I get swollen every night but that is just how it is. I am going to make a few modifications to my diet to see if that helps with the swelling. otherwise doing good. my girls are HAUUUGE!!!! omg!! i really hope they go down a bit cause they be big right now:):) I can live with it...i but ya they are big. other than that everything is healing beautifully, and i feel like myself more and more everyday. YAY!!!!!
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Hey girl!!! It's all good now. I posted update;) you look great!!!!
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I will say...having them close is helpful. Mine is only 30 minutes away and sometimes....that is yucky:) how soon after ur surgery do you move? I think if its like two months....maybe that's good??? I also call a lot. They talk me down from the phone too. If wait til u move u will have to find a whole new surgeon? If its not too far....I may stay with ur guy. I would not like the drive but I would cuz I love my PS so much!!!
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I am glad everything was ok. I would have been a mental case myself. Because of not knowing what is normal or not I am considering whether or not I should have my surgery in Wa where I had planned on it or wait until we get moved. I need to be able to see my ps if I have questions or concerns and I will have plenty!! Curse thee housework!
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What happened? Are you feeling any better?
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Hope your PS appt went well! Let us know!
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Sorry about the swelling, you are looking super good!
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I hope that it is nothing. If they thought it was something serious they would have had you come in right away yes? Try not to worry too much, easier said than done I know.
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Wow. 2 weeks and you can walk now!! woot. woot. You rock!!
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I Am so excited about that!!! I did my 20 mins today. it felt so good, i cant wait til i am full force and back on stage!!!!
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Thanks you guys!!! I am super happy so far trying not to do too much:)
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You look great thanks for posting pictures! I know you are loving your results thus far! Looking good!
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Girl!!!!!!!!!! You are looking great! So encouraging!! You are a Rock Star, believe that. I'm so proud of you :)
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You look wonderful! Last night I measured my stomach and did find that it is an inch less around in the morning than at night. So I must be swollen. I am in the smallest pants I have but they are big so it is hard to tell.
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Looking great!!!! This is so exciting eh :-)
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I am excited:) this is awesome. I am glad to be on this side and it keeps getting better everyday:) Hope you are doing good. your pics look amazing!!!!!
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You look amazing!! Congrats!!
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Wow the girls look great! Im so jealous lol
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"My journey is my own and I although I can use others to inspire and motivate me I should not compare myself to them." Very well said. That should be the Real Self mantra. Glad you are doing well other than your tush. I think sitting so much will drive me bonkers!!
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Thank you uniquelynoone:) I definitely want one of those donuts thingys:) Have you scheduled your surgery? sitting so long is driving me crazy! I am going to drive tomorrow to get some much needed brows done:) I might look like that plastic surgeon now:)
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I am 19 days post op and will say my breasts have been sorer than the tummy all along but I think that's because the tummy is fairly numb. I got itchy about 8-10 days out on my tummy incision. Felt better after the tape fell off. Off your pain meds is great!
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Thanks working mom40:) Did you have much swelling in the tt area? is your tummy still numb?
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