Tick Tock Tick Tock 37 Days to Go! - El Paso, TX

Hello ladies! I'm 24 year old mother of a lovely...

Hello ladies! I'm 24 year old mother of a lovely 3 year old boy. I gained so much weight during the pregnancy. I took "eating for two" very seriously!I got tired of being heavy so I started crossfit 4x a week along with a healthier diet. I went from 255 lbs to 190 lbs.My bra size was a 42F(ouch) and I am down to a 38D but very saggy boobies:(.I got the courage to get this procedure done and well I'm exited about getting my TT along with a breast lift with no implants in dec. will post more later thanks!

Pre op pics

Here is just a little view of my mummy tummy .. Ugh hate having to be tucking it in all the time :(

venting....

I am way to anxious about getting my TT. I'm starting not to sleep.. its messing with my eating habits.. ugh help! I am up to 200lbs! Where and when did I manage to gain 10 lbs?? :( I'm so disappointed in myself. I'm just ready to get it over with and start my long healing process. everyone around me is tired of hearing about my surgery I'm so glad I found RealSelf. but ok enough of negativity..
33 days to go!

show me the money!

So today I paid in full for my procedures. OMG this is real. I almost cried! this is really happening within one month. One of the nurses there told me she had done a TT in july and she couldn't be happier! that calmed my nerves a little.. to all you beautiful ladies on realself, thank you for all those kinds and encouraging words! I really find it helpful to know I am not the only one going through this and that my fear and anxiety issues are normal.lol
on another note, i think i now know why i might have gained the weight.. I started off working out 4x a week and eating super clean (no dairy no sugar, no alcohol) I cut down my working out to twice a week and started consuming dairy again.. mmm my love for cheese is ridiculous!! anyways I'm going to try and avoid dairy and sugar for this last month and start working out 4x a week again. so wish me luck!
one last thing if anyone has gotten a BL with no implants i would love to hear from you all. All together I will be getting a BL no implants,with fat transferred from my trunk also a TT w/ MR eeeek!!
sorry for being a chatterbox! xx

Almost my time

Hello my TT friends! I am 2 days away from surgery .. Yikes!! Dealing w lousy comments from some of my (lady) coworkers :( so sad how some women are just so mean .. But I'm not letting that get to me anymore!! Moving foward I didn't loose anymore weight. I'm still a pant size 12 but the scale just won't budge!! I also wanted to mentioned I won't have any walker, lounge chair, toilet seat thingy, or anything really. Everything is just an extra expense for me that I just can't really do. I'm already spending 22grand for crying out loud lol so basically I'll be sleeping in my bed w a lot of pillows.hmm let see what else .. I have horrible insomnia, I go to bed around 1am and by 4 am I'm tossing and turning until it's time to get up. I get motion sickness here and there, I'm used to drinking tea to calm my nerves but I had to stop all herbal teas/supplements 2 weeks before surgery. Hope everyone is great! Xoxoxox

Hello flat side !!

Hello my TT ladies ! I made it through surgery & feel great! The pain is tolerable so far . I was getting morphine through my IV so u think that's why. Once I got home I was advised to start the Vicodin whenever I had pain. Only taken one so far. I also have a patch for nausea and a pain pump attached to my abs & only one drain. I did get my period womp womp but it's very light so far. The nurses were soooooo nice in assisting me yesterday big shout out to nurse Kimberly in recover & Erika & Stephanie in the OR. You ladies ROCK!!! dr. Jabor was very attentive also.hes such a sweetheart :) I see him today , hopefully I get a sneak peak!! I went into surgery @630 am & 7 hours later they had me in the recovery room. It does hurt to pee I'm thinking is was the catheter ??? I think the hardest part right now is getting in and out of bed. I have tons of pillows under my legs & back kinda in a V position.. Well atleast that's what I'm shooting for lol I am leaking a lot from my trunk I got lipo & used that fat on my breast instead of getting implants. I am very sore from the lipo That I can feel. I can feel my boobies so firm. My tummy looks very flat w the CG although i haven't seen it . I am very very swollen , my face Arms chest stomach hands .. Basically all over. Other than that I'll update later after my appt. oh & no BM yet .. Hopefully soon

Happy healing xoxo

Markings

I got marked the day before surgery here it goes

Help

When do I change my gauze ? I have an appt w my ps on Monday . Should I change the gauze myself during the weekend of wait for Monday when I see him?? Oh help I can't think straight :(

Not a happy camper

Ok this recovery is very annoying . I can't move much my pain is frustrating. I feel tight all over my back & abs. My BL is not as painful and the TT though. I can't find a comfy place to rest so I've been moving from bed to bed chair to couch. Haven't slept well. Is this where I regret getting surgery ?? Trying to stay positive but it's tough. I'm starting to get gas & that's bothers a lot . I can't shower either for the next 5 days.. Oh man just having a bad day today :( I just want to be 6 month PO & go back to being and feeling normal. Hope y'all ladies are doing great!! Xx

A little better

Hello ladies sorry I haven't been around. I had a rough start. Im still very uncoftable. Can't sleep right I move from the bed to a sofa all night. The main issue is my lower back. It's just so much tension being hunched over. I have horrible mood swings so I get frustrated very quickly. Lol I had a pain pump which was helping me w the MR pain. My pain pump was keeping me from showering but my PS removed it on Monday and gave me the green light to shower. I was so excited but OMG I think I could've gone another day or so w greasy hair! So I finally got to shower Monday night after I had a BM. my mom washed and dried my CG. I brought a in a chair placed it inside the tub covered it with a towel and sat down thinking I could do it my self. Boy I was wrong! Once I started to unzip my CG I felt so out of place. My mother had to help me wash my hair and girl parts cause I just couldn't .i kept getting dizzy spells. It took about two hours to undress shower and put that CG back on. It was so painful. Once I had that BM and managed to get back in my CG I took some Vicodin and passed out for a couple of hours and felt great. But there comes the lower back pain to kill the Moment lol. I go back Friday to get my drain removed yaay! All in all I can't say I would do it again at this point. Maybe have my procedures separate and not all at once. Keep in mind I had a tummy tuck which has the incision from hip to hip, I had a breast lift w no implants and lipo on my back . That fat was then transferred to my breast. Now that the pain pump is gone I can feel everything . I feel so tight and itchy it's driving me insane!! I'm hoping I will have a positive post some day but for now I just gotta say I am miserable. Can't even walk to the bathroom to pee without being so tired! But patience is key ... Hope everyone is healing well xxxx :)

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El Paso Plastic Surgeon

I love Dr Jabor. He's just the best Dr ever!!

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Why so expensive
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Nancy i had several procedures done at once. That was the total for them all together. I believe the tummy tuck itself was around 10 grand
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Woohoo, what a transformation already! You are going to love your results. Are you managing to get more comfortable now?
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Hang in there, I found that after 4-6 days my back muscles got stronger from being stooped over. I had my daughter rub anti inflammatory gel on the area, it really helped. Hope you turn that less pain corner soon.
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Happy healing, just be patient it'll all be fine!
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Thank you! Things are starting to go a little better. These mood swings are crazy! Oh my!
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Tell me about it! They will also get better as time goes on, I'm glad things are going better for you, happy healing!
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I hope u feel better.
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Thank u. !!
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Why u can't take a shower my dr told me the next day .try taken sponge bath I hope you feel better.. try get some extra pillows lay them down on ur bed prop ur self up I sleep with like 10 pillows walmart had these travel pillows small ones there memory foam. I got 3 of them I have mine on my sides Wen I sleep ..
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I ended up getting more pillows. My lower back is what kills me at night when I try to sleep. But all in all doing better . Xxx
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Ah Bela it does get better. Stay on top of your bowels too, so much of the pain is caused by them, especially at first. Hope you find the right place to set up a nest. Its a must! Maybe you can ring your ps and ask what his way of doing things is. Dressings are usually good for 3 days, x
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Thanks secretdiva! I Still haven't found the right place. I don't have to chAnge my dressings. My ps removed them Monday and told me to wear a soft shirt under the CG. I had a rough start :/
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Hi there! Hang in there it gets better... I'm day 11. I'm able to stand almost straight. Off painkillers and moving around the house. Did you rent a lift chair? If us truly the best and totally worth it for a few weeks. It reclines you down but also lifts you up fully .. Electrically operated. 160 bucks a month to rent. Rent a center. Happy healing! Its gets better :-). Hugs!
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Thanks for your kind words! How's your lower back? I'm just so out of place. But I have to be patient it's only been a few days.
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Back doesn't hurt as much since I started standing straight. My doc told me on day 3 that I must try to stand straight since he put me flat when he stitched me up. Sure there is tightness and my upper back hurts if I stand for long but not lower back anymore...
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My dr had me shower the next day removed everything used plain dove soap... maybe you should call and check with them. Everyone is different drs. I heard some people don't shower for week. My dr said no way on that. Would just call or text or email them. .
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Lucky! I don't get to shower until the pain pump comes out he said minimum 5 days . I will email ps. I'm very out of it w these pain meds .. Thank u for your comment
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I had a breast lift without implants. I am very happy. Was afraid that I wouldn't have enough on the upper part but the surgeon did a great job. Excited to hear how you are doing. Keep us updated .
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What size where u before the surgery ? I got a sneak peak today they looked so little but firm. Better than what I started out with. I got changed into a soft bra. I don't feel like it has much support.How are u feeling ? I don't have much pain on my breast but the TT incision is painful. Man this is so frustrating :(
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Hi, just seen ur profile glad to see u made it out of surgery and doing well. Can't wait to see the new you!
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Yeeha! you sound like you are going to recover well. Congratulations, can't wait to see your results
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I just had my surgery today! I made it worse than what it is. In no pain just sore and uncomfortable! When I got to office I told everyone how nervous I was and a runner they did all the needed to then gave me those drugs woke up with my clothes on... Went to restroom and was headed home. Using bed and propped up in V position. Your surgeon having a great team is important. I'm sooooo flat too. As of now no regrets!!
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Hello gettingfit4me. I'm happy to hear your pain isn't as bad as what u expected. I do agree the internet freaks u out more lol I was expect so much pain but so far so good hopefully I dont jinx myself!! Are you leaking A lot from the lipo areas? My gc got soiled from it so they kept me a little longer before getting sent home . I hope I stop leaking that much u have so many gauzes I feel like bubble wrap like you said lol happy healing
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Leaking for me was very bad the first day. My PS does not send his patients in CG's the first day... Which I was happy about because it's giving me fits now. Can't stand it. I am leaking very light now and I only have 1 drain.
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