Finally .... Tummy Tuck After Weightloss! - Erie, PA
- updated 8 months ago
I am scheduled for my Tummy Tuck with flank lipo...
- 31 Mar 2013
- 1 day pre
I am scheduled for my Tummy Tuck with flank lipo on April 2 ... ONLY 2 MORE DAYS! I am a mommy of 3 beautiful kiddos (12, 10 & 5). I had gastric bypass Jan. 2009. At my highest weight I was 303# I am currently 170#. My lowest was 140 about 2 years ago. I am not really nervous about the procedure, but I am very "ify" about the recovery ... I have been a single mother forever and never had any help until a little over a year ago when I met my b/f. He is so amazing with my kids and me ... he works from 7am to 430pm, so I will be doing the recovery on my own. BUT, my biggest concern is my children. My 5 year old is a high functioning "special needs" child & takes a lot of help in the morning getting ready for school. It's going to kill me to sit on my recliner and let my b/f do everything. The only other thing I am worried about is the drains ... my daughter (Chloe) is going to want to see whats going on with mommy & she loves to cuddle, just afraid one will get pulled **OUCH**. With all that being said, I can not wait until I am on the flat side & finally feel great about myself. I am taking pictures tomorrow, so will post them then!! Good luck to everyone considering or having a TT ... I hope I am as pleased with it as I am excited :-)
Tomorrow is the big day! I'm at my pre-op...
- 1 Apr 2013
- 1 day pre
Today is the day!! Off I go to the surgery center...
- 2 Apr 2013
- Day of treatment
I am now 3 days post op & let me tell you, I had a...
- 5 Apr 2013
- 3 days post
He told me he took a total of 10 lbs off. 1- 1.5 lbs per side of lipo, the rest was from the tuck. I can't wait to see what it looks like in a week :-)
Today is 5 day PO. I officially HATE my right...
- 7 Apr 2013
- 5 days post
I am also a little more swollen today because I didn't watch my salt intake yesterday and I did drink a diet soda. Shame on me, but I was so upset with my drains I took it out on my food lol. Hope tonight is better than last night!
PO day 6 ... one of my drains finally came out!!...
- 8 Apr 2013
- 6 days post
I really over did it today, I am very swollen and tired. I have had zero pain pills until 7pm tonight, and I regret overdoing things with zero pain meds. The next 2 days I can tell you, I am planting my butt in my recliner and watching movies and that is it! This swelling is no joke! My PS says I am healing very well and should be very pleased when my swelling goes down. I am pleased NOW so can only imagine a few more months when everything falls into place.
Today is 8 days PO. I have been doing WAY too...
- 10 Apr 2013
- 8 days post
PO Day 10!!! I can finally sleep on my back! My...
- 12 Apr 2013
- 10 days post
I can tell you, the post op blues have set in. I have my ups and downs. I read about this preop, but sounded so silly to me. When I look in the mirror and see how swollen I am, I get down and have no idea why?!? I was once 303#, not I am at 170# and know I am a beautiful woman. I just think my boyfriend looks at me like blah , especially when I had the drains coming from my body and how swollen I am now. I can't cuddle with him yet, and I want to soooo bad. I feel sad because we are a very close couple, and now it's like we are so distant. I can't even sit on the couch until yesterday and watch a movie with him. I can't pick my daughter up and cuddle with her or jump up every time she needs something. I am very independent and let me tell you .... your independence is GONE for a few weeks after surgery & I wasn't ready for that at all. I had to count on my b/f and my kids to do a lot for me ... I just am glad I am getting back into the swing of things. I am kinda looking forward to going back to work on Monday so things will be somewhat back to normal.
This surgery was much more than I ever expected (having 3 c-sections and a few other surgeries didn't compare to the amount of "down time" this surgery entails) Just glad I already have 2 weeks behind me :-)
This swelling is for the damn birds! I worked 1/2...
- 17 Apr 2013
- 15 days post
Dr. Kang is so very nice. He took his time to explain everything to me. His office staff is very supportive and nice also. Post op, Dr. Kang is always on call for himself and he takes time to call you back. I work for a doctors office, so I know what it's like for patients to get a doctor to call back after hours and it be a doctor they never even heard of. So that was a plus for me. I have yet to hear anything bad about Dr. Kang. I have picked the most amazing PS ever! Here is Dr. Jay Kang's website: http://www.drjaykang.com/