Tummy Tuck Aug. 3, and I Am So Excited - Elmhurst, IL
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I have my post op appointment next week. I have...
- 12 Jul 2012
- 21 days pre
I have my post op appointment next week. I have always thought about it but never thought I would do it. After four kids and alot of other stuff the most I have weighed is 250 lbs, I have been able to get down to 180lbs. The moment I started to go into size 18 and 20, plus I started to feel embarrassed to eat in public I realized it was time to do something now. So after three years I was able to lose weight. I am happy with my size, but my stomach is flabby and I am getting rid of it. I am so excited. So to all the ones that are on the same journey good luck and hope you get the results you are looking for.
As I see the other posts and pictures I think it...
- 13 Jul 2012
- 21 days pre
Had my preop appointment, Signed all my papars and...
- 18 Jul 2012
- 16 days pre
So hubby and I were talking last night, he asked...
- 19 Jul 2012
- 15 days pre
So anyways I figured coming here would make me feel better because it's true anything can go wrong but I have the confidence this will be great and my PS is wonderful. I figure the pain will be well worth it.
I have lost a significant amount of weight in the past 3 years, yesterday I wore a dress and recieved a compliment from a much younger man. I feel great. So guys, I mean ladies, I guess just needed to vent, other people don't understand what we going through.
5 Days post op. I feel pretty good today. Getting...
- 8 Aug 2012
- 5 days post
Recomendation for anyone on there way to do it, take your pain meds with you to the operation. I had a hour travel home due to traffic and by time I got home I was in full pain.
I am taking atiobiotic and pain med, I am switching off to tylenol, the pain is not that great. It seems a little harsh in the morning. For the first few days I was living on vitamin water, jello and drikable yogurt and ritz crackers, not I started off with soups and eggs with toast. Since I was advised that the pain meds will constipate you, I started taking milk of magnesia when I started solids (2 days) now still no BM. I am relaxing as much as I can so I can heal as fast as possible.
As I looked at my incision I noticed I have staples on my right side. PS never mentioned that. I am gonna ask later. One of my drains was bleeding at the insertion point, I don't know if I had tugged on it. It seems not to be draining. i am going to give the dr a call today, I might have to go see him.
Wow I don't believe I have not updated. Well I am...
- 21 Aug 2012
- 18 days post
Anyways that’s it for the gooey stuff. So 17days post op, yesterday PS took out the 2nd drain, all the stitches and the staples. So I am somewhat free. I can see I did a little to much over the weekend I swell a little. So I will be taking this week easy because the kids come home on Sunday. I need to be 100% for them.
This is the 1 of three hardest things I have done in my life. Wow. It is emotionally and physically draining. My hubby asked me how do I feel about this. Well it made me think. I did it for all the wrong reasons, but it will become to be done for the good of me.
I have decided this is the beginning of a new part of my life and I will only let the positive parts of it affect me in positive ways. So prepare yourself mentally, the few friends that knew here at home were great support and my real self friends. I would not have been able to do it alone.
I feel pretty good, I notice when I strain my body I will walk hunched over for a few minutes. When I am doing stuff I feel my body saying okay you’re going too far. So I stop it and relax. Otherwise I am excited to see my body in a month from now.
I love how the clothes fit my stomach area. It gives me a lot of confidence, and I have notice a few glances from males. I like it. I think I regret not doing my breast but I will see in the future.
I have researched many Dr. in my area and Dr. Raine i found very good reviews and nothing negative. I also felt very comfortable.