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5 1/2 months post op from TT / doing well.....small revision needed!
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 9 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,000
- Dr. Toy (Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA)
Pros Insecuritiy of weighloss reminder...
- 10 Mar 2012
- Insecuritiy of weighloss reminder perminently removed
- more self-confident as a Personal Trainer
- Flat tummy after 3 kids & 3 c-sections
- Recovery time is longer and results take a while
- Hard to do a lot of normal every day to day things
- time away from family and kids
It has taken me a long time to write anything about my weightloss journey and then I saw this website and feel like I fit right in! In 2005 I decided to lose weight after my second child through diet and exercise, fear of a doctor telling me what health problems I might have so I started on my own and was very successful! I lost the first 125lbs in 1 year and it took me another 8 months to lose the last 35lbs!
Today I have 1 more child and 3 c-sections later and I now have my Personal Training Certification! I never thought this would be my love of life, but I am proud of every accomplishment thus far....I cannot say that this hasn't come without any struggles as I have had a really mind altering experience with food and maintaining my weightloss....your mind plays so many games, it is trying to conquer mind over matter at all times! I have learned to love weight training and tons of high Interval training, it really makes me feel very powerful and that I can do anything I want as long as I set my mind to it! So long story short, I have all this extra skin leftover and it really makes me feel insecure in many ways! I wanted to have this done in 2008, but the doctor told me to make sure I was done having children first.....so YAY, my time has come! I am now 34yrs old and loving wife and mother of 3.....ready to make this dream a reality! The last step of my weighloss......woooohooooo!!!!
Day of Surgery - was in pre-op for 6am, went into surgery at 8:30am, I wasn't intially scared of surgery as I have had 3 c-sections already, I was afraid of waking up after and all the aftermath! I felt ok waking up 2hrs later beside my husband, I was terribly itchy......it is the side effects of the anesthsia they told me....drove me nuts! It hurt so bad to have to stand up and walk to the bathroom for the first time, shortly after I was able to go home so I arrived home at 4:30pm. My mom was with my kids and had dinner ready, so I ate, that felt fabulous I was so famished as I was fasting for so long and had to drink that Magnesium Citrate the day before! So I got some good food in me and drifted off to sleep.....faded in and out sleep the rest of the night!
Day #1 Post OP - Ok so I learned that lastnight I had to figure something out with the sleeping arrangement....lots of pillows and a big pillow under my knees help tremendously! I love my bed so that is where I was sleeping! I had a wonderful day I felt so good....sore and hard to get around but I felt great...probably because of all the sleep I had, sometimes that is all we need! I ate well, got up and down the stairs and read lots, I am an active person and am very intune with my body so I was really amazed at how good I felt!
Day #2 Post OP - I got up the same as yesterday and carried on, but today I felt yucky....got very light headed and dizzy and thought I would vomit.....I was able to get up to my bed with a bowl beside me and rest all day, which really helped! I was going stir crazy by now as I am usually out and about most days and do lots with my kids! The drains are in and driving my crazy too, I am not one for blood and they aren't filling up too much so I am really not wanting them in! I am only getting between 5ml-20ml in each drain which is a little amount, wish I didn't have them in, and now I am getting some signs that my period may be coming.....I don't have big enough underwear to wear right now for that whole thing! So I asked my husband to take us for dinner and then we went to walmart for underwear....LOL, that was an experience, but it felt so nice to get fresh air!
Day #3 Post OP - I am getting around so well, I am feeling like this is a wonderful experience, I am so glad that I was such a fit person before this procedure, it has made it easy for me as having a lot of body strength from all my training has totally paid off! I can say that being able to get to my kitchen is a downfall as I have a huge appetite and I just wanna eat everything, I need to be careful, I wanna look good when the swelling goes away! When my husband came home we went for a drive and did a few errands and I got to stop into my work and say hi to everyone, that was fun! I also took my first shower tonight....I made this contraption to cover my dressings out of 2 ziploc bags and lots of bandage tape....but hey, I had a shower and I felt great, I even shaved my legs as I forgot to the day before surgery, how embarassing!
Day #4 Post OP - I had an ok day today, talked to people on the phone and rested, I swept the kitchen and brushed out my dogs hair! I am not in a lot of pain as long as I move around appropiately, I find bending my knees in towards my body and using my arms to lift and turn helps tons! Drinking lots of water and herbal tea is so good for my body, well I gotta go to the bathroom lots that is the only downfall! My 3yr old is coming home today as he has been with gramma all week so I am excited to see him! I am sure wanting these drains out ASAP, I hate them, they are annoying. I have it cleared to get them removed on Monday, that will be the 1 week mark and my home nurse is allowed to remove them, and then I have my 1st Post Op Appointment with my doctor the following Wednesday!
My husband and I took the kids to see a movie tonight....they wanted to do something with me, at least I can sit there and not be moving around too much! They were so well behaved for us...even the 3yr old! Was a great day all in all....oh and I had another shower tonight....washed my hair too.....I feel so pretty now!
Day #6 Post Op - I had such a terrible back ache I...
- 12 Mar 2012
Day #7(1 week) - well I am feeling quite well and...
- 13 Mar 2012
Well today marks my 2 week post op....things have...
- 19 Mar 2012
Post Op Day# 17 Ok, so I've been having a bad...
- 22 Mar 2012
Ok, so I've been having a bad couple days.....everything is good with my TT but I'm getting tired and bored! I have been to the gym 3 days this week walking and doing the eliptical...and some light jogging as the doctor has allowed me to....but I'm getting really frustrated with my weight and how much I can eat when I am at home and not allow ed to stay as active as I would normally be! I have to be able to get back on track and stay away from all that extra food......this is such a pain for me because usually when I focus on my interval strength and cardio routines I am super happy with myself and it detours me from eating badly! I don't know how many other women experience this but this has been an ongoing issue for me and a constant battle.......I just wanna fit in my jeans again....I am soooo upset with myself for allowing me to keep putting junk in my body and allowing my ASS to explode! Anyways, I just really need to get that off my chest....having a bad day!
PS......Hopefully tomorrow brings happiness, and my 3 week mark is almosrt here, my how time fly's, I will post some pics on that day!
3 Weeks Post OP Well today I went to gym and...
- 26 Mar 2012
Well today I went to gym and walked incline on treadmill for 45 minutes and went pretty good on Eliptical....felt good! I am determined to fit back in my jeans....it seems everything has shifted upwards and my pants do not fit...very frustrating! My binder broke today so I went and bought a new bra/camisole from a Spanx....I'm sure I will be able to finally get some better sleep, as long as my 3 yr olds sickness doesn't get worse...getting up in the middle of the night sucks! I did housework today and felt a bit normal without feeling so hunched over all the time! I had a very busy day and this is my ending.....now I am gonna go sit and read and probablly hit the hay after the 2 youngest are in bed! LAYTAH LADIES!
4 Weeks Post Op I am feeling pretty good still,...
- 3 Apr 2012
I am feeling pretty good still, just went on a family trip to Jasper and Banff, was fun with the kids and husband although I don't recommend traveling on bumpy roads and eating out for 5 days! It was nice to get away but I can say how much I missed my bed and I seem to be very sore on one side of my incision and swollen on the other side but on my flank where the Lipo was done, I really hope that goes away....my binder stopped sticking so I am wearing my spanx and a compression camisole....I need to buy another binder ASAP! I am going back to work next week, I am currently a server and looking to change jobs soon as I have become a personal trainer, but I didn't want to persue my career till this surgery was finished and I can move like I would normally so I am going to get a trainer to help me rehabilitate my lower abdominals and mid-section...thankfully the doctor said he didn't need to do any abdominal repair as I had already put things back on my own, even after 3 c-sections....for that I am really proud, now if I can get back to working on a 6 pack that would be lovely as I am trying to keep my head off eating right now, I love food and this will be a life long battle! Anywhoo, I can't wait to wear jeans again and feel sexy, they hurt me as I like the nice stylish ones that sit lower,not good for post surgery!
11 1/2 weeks Post Op I have been very busy and...
- 24 May 2012
I have been very busy and haven't had a lot of time for the computer lately, as it is hard to get off once I am on! I doing well, other than my lower body has been larger than usual and I am trying very hard to work it off and fit into my normal jeans! I have read on some other posts how fat gets distributed to different areas after lipo, so that is what I am assuming has happened.....not cool!!! My body definetly has shifted as he pulled things up to tighten! Anyways....I am finally getting back to hardcore workouts....and changing things up in other areas! I will post some new pictures once I get my body worked out properly!
I feel terrible, I haven't wrote on here in a long...
- 21 Aug 2012
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I don't exactly spend a lot of time in office as I am healing quite well and am not too concerned! If I had any questions I am able to just call office and they are very helpful with me! The doctor isn't too concerned as I am very aware of my body and what I can and can't deal with! But the doctor did a very good job! The only issue I am having is swelling in my right flank from the lipo, I wear my spanx at night....hopefully the swelling eventually goes away!