8 months later-feel good but not as flat as I was ...

I was always a small and thin child. At the age of...

I was always a small and thin child. At the age of 9 my parents got divorced and my Dad did the best he could but I turned to food for comfort(no one to blame but me). I have his shape-thin legs but a big tummy. I got up to about 200 lbs in college and decided at 19 it was time to go. I had one every diet in the past but nothing worked. I exercised and ate well and lost 60lbs. Met my hubbie after college and was always uncomfortable about my stomach as I literally had a spare tire that would not go no matter what I did!

2 children later and up and down with the pregnancies has only made my already disfigured stomach worse. I am 39 and it is time for me! I have maintained my weight of 145 for the past 5 years (I am 5 ft 5 inches) but can't wear jeans or have to go up sizes for clothes to not have my stomach show.

I have a loving family and healthy but need to get this fixed. I met with 3 drs and all said a tuck is the only way to go. I am booked for 11/15 and can't wait. Dr said I need an extended TT. My kids will go to my parents for 10 days while my hubbie takes care of me!

Will I be ok in a month for my hubbies' company party?

I am so scared but excited at same time!

I can't wait for 11/15. Did you all tell...

I can't wait for 11/15.

Did you all tell friends? I would like to go under the radar for a week or two since my parents will be watching our kids. What do you tell people?

What do u tell a 6 and 9 year old girls??

Ok- tomorrow is the big day. I can't wait. Kids...

Ok- tomorrow is the big day. I can't wait. Kids are going to my parents for 10 days so I can recover. I'm scared and excited at same time. Pics of before are here and I'll add some post after as well...

Ok-day 2 and worst part is getting out of bed or...

Ok-day 2 and worst part is getting out of bed or chair! Valium and Percocet help and I have ain pump in until tomorrow,!

Day 4 post op And I feel great. I can't believe I...

Day 4 post op And I feel great. I can't believe I am flat it seems so surreal. My hubbie has been great but I have no appetiate and I have yet to take a bm.

I had the surgery and would do it again tomorrow....

I had the surgery and would do it again tomorrow. Still one drain in but basically off all pain Meds except for at night as I hate to sleep on my back! I can't believe my stomach and it is still so swollen. I am thrilled and only regret not doing it a few years earlier!

I was hunched for 5 days or so but feel like I am...

I was hunched for 5 days or so but feel like I am pretty upright? Is that ok or am I hurting muscle repair?

I can stand up pretty straight and I keep reading...

I can stand up pretty straight and I keep reading most are hunched over. I have one drain in but feel and look so puffy in my tummy! PS said all looks good but I want 2nd drain out and I am wondering if swelling is normal? Should I be drinking water all day long?

I got both drains out and like a person again but...

I got both drains out and like a person again but this girdle is so tight I can hardly eat so I consider it a weight loss aid! Go back to PS on Mon

As you can see the fat hang is gone but still lots...

As you can see the fat hang is gone but still lots of swelling...

Ok- had 3 week post op appt. and dr. thinks I'm...

Ok- had 3 week post op appt. and dr. thinks I'm doing great. Have 2 weeks until I need to go back. Started massaging scar with cream to even out the bumps... Still have Garment on for 24/7 for one more week and than only 12 hrs. a day. Can't wait and hope when I go back in 2 weeks I get the go ahead to work out! I miss the gym! Overall feeling good but having trouble sleeping but not taking any meds as I have no pain. I am still super swollen but they say it will continue to go down...I hope so!!!

I had my extended tummy tuck on 11/9/11. The scale...

I had my extended tummy tuck on 11/9/11. The scale is fine as I shift between 142-145 but my stomach feels like it is bloated and not as flat. It also feels tight at night -I am worried that I will have that horrible tire of fat return! I know I could eat less snacks but I work out 5-6 times a week and really do watch what what I eat but am never hungry for breakfast and hungry in the afternoon and when I get my kids down to sleep! Any advice or do other people have this feeling?
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