Tummy Tuck with Lipo - Edmonton, AB

I'm 5'4", a Mother of 3 kids, 5,3,...

I'm 5'4", a Mother of 3 kids, 5,3, and almost 2. After putting on the most weight with my 3rd (last weigh-in before having her was 220lbs), i lost my weight and got down to 140 lbs - (but now because i'm nervous for surgery i can't stop eating and now am up to 149 lbs) so when i'm lean and eatin clean...my stomach is so saggy and horrible looking! can't wear any tight shirts with jeans because my skin hangs over.....very attractive!

I've decided to get lipo on my flanks because i want the best apperance as possible. My doctor kind of tried talking me out of it, but i insisted. I've also been blessed with the saddlebag wings like my mother, so i'm getting lipo there as well...taking advantage of this opportunity! I'm registered for my first 1/2 marathon in November in Malibu with some girlfriends, so i'm hoping it'll be a speedy recovery so i can start my training! wish me luck! i'll keep you posted...surgery is tomorrow!

So i survived! When did you guys take your binder...

So i survived! When did you guys take your binder off to take a peek? I don't think i'm in any rush because it seems so complicated to put back together!

I've been able to cuddle and read a book to my oldest (51/2yr), but she turned and looked to me and said," mommy, i sure wish they didn't do what they did to you"! - broke my heart:(
and my 22 mth old keeps on banging on my door yelling mommy, not understanding why i can't be with her!
Go for my f/u today, trying to think of what questions to ask him? I already feel like i have bed sores and so badly want to sleep on my side.
I find it very difficult to, to try to get in/out of bed w/o using my stomach muscles? me and husband r trying to figure this out.

4 days po, i still have a headache from hell, and...

4 days po, i still have a headache from hell, and a backache, i think i'm trying to do a little too much around the house. i put some laundry in the dryer, and i loaded up the dishwasher, i think i just need to let things go! I'm gonna have to spend more time in my room so the mess doesn't drive me crazy!lol
showered for the first time yesturday...wow, felt light headed...i don't want to do that for a bit!
go on wednesday to get my drains out. i still have a hard time trying to peak at the results...hopefully i'll take some pics on wednesday!

Added 2 pics of my 4 days po. Swollen and hard to...

added 2 pics of my 4 days po. Swollen and hard to see what it's gonna look like? He said the creases will smooth out, just because its swollen right now?

Well i'm offically drain free and it feels fricken...

Well i'm offically drain free and it feels fricken fantastic! ah, those things creeped me out a bit! the nurse cleaned my incision and the felt weird too! i get creeped out anyone touching my stomach at all!
He said everything looks good! Have to wear the girdle & binder until i'm 8 weeks post.
last night i kind of had a melt down... by day 3 po, i was kneeling down to put laundry in the dryer and loading the dishwasher, picking up toys and stuff off the floor and told this to my friend...and she said i was gonna screw everything up and tear my stomach muscles! Also swelled a lot last night i even had a hard time breathing with all my gear on. So last night was my crying of i hope i didn't screw things up night! At the time i felt fine doing all of that but maybe it was the painkillers?

Dr. Chong said no lifting for 8 wks (of course which i knew), but the no bending down to pick things up and lifting my own legs into bed for 8 wks?....When did everyone else start bending down to pick things up? and being able to throw a load of laundry in etc?
Starting to feel a little burning on my sides and wear the side of the girdle zips up. he says its from the lipo and all the nerves that were damaged from the lipo.

so next check up is in 7 wks.... in the meantime i'll keep updating and probably be asking everyone a million questions!

9 days po...had a laughing fit last night with my...

9 days po...had a laughing fit last night with my husband..tried to stop and ended up sounding like a donkey! Paying for it this morning! I'm tempted to call my ps and ask if its possible i blew all my stitches!
My knees are so sore as well. Not sure if its from walking bent over all the time and sleeping with the pillows under my knee or what but holy!

Still find it hard to see what i actually am gonna look like? i have above my bb and spot of rippley fat it looks like? hope its just swelling or fluid!!
I'll post pics when i'm due for my next shower!
also black and blue from the lipo.
I hope the lipo will be worth it because man it's painful!!

Awwww Maaaan……..guess what’s back! My...

Awwww Maaaan……..guess what’s back! My fricken appetite!!
Was so hoping to get another week or 2, taking advantage of nothing appealing to me so I can lose another 4 lbs!! This was helping me loose the weight I gained from Mexico:(
Oh well, back to reality and portion controlling now!

Awwww Maaaan……..guess what’s back! My...

Awwww Maaaan……..guess what’s back! My fricken appetite!!
Was so hoping to get another week or 2, taking advantage of nothing appealing to me so I can lose another 4 lbs!! This was helping me loose the weight I gained from Mexico:(
Oh well, back to reality and portion controlling now!

So i'm 2 wks 3 days now, and i'm sooo frustrated!!...

so i'm 2 wks 3 days now, and i'm sooo frustrated!! Noticed my incision had a horrible smell and saw yellow color insided the tape.
called my ps and he said to remove the tape clean it with peroxide and put gauze & polysporn over it.
So i did and yeah, right in the middle of my stomach was yellow pus and was bleeding! WTF, it was like it looked from day 1 of the fricken surgery!! I'm so discouraged and freaked out because now my husbands back at work! i have a little babysitter helping me for 3-4 hours out of the day but seriously!!
Going to see him on Monday. he says to dry it out, but then putting the polysporin on it still makes it goopy so i'm a little confused on what to do?
So i'm just laying here for the next couple of hours to dry it out, but then i'm paranoid about my swelling to get out of control because i'm not wearing any of the cg or girdle!!
My doctors not worried, but i am! he said sometimes your body rejects the sutures and maybe that's what happened? (am also wondering if it's me that fuck things up because i felt good and was reaching into the fridge or the odd time bending a bit)?

just anxious for monday to roll around so i can see him...i'm scared i'm gonna break down and get into the ugly cry when i see him!lol

So 4 wks now, and my incision opened up again and...

so 4 wks now, and my incision opened up again and with bad smell and fluid came out! So discouraged and scared that my scar is gonna be F***-up!
Have to just gauze it again, no tape for a couple of wks....
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