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Six yrs ago I had a C-section(10lb 13oz baby)then...

Six yrs ago I had a C-section(10lb 13oz baby)then 3 yrs later I had my second child (of course by C-section (another 10lb baby). Due to gaining so much weight with each pregnancy then loosing the weight right away I have tons of extra skin that hangs over my c-section scar. I wanted a tummy tuck but at the time my very controlling husband refused to let me have.. A year ago I got a divorce and determined I would save to get my long wanted goal of a tummy tuck! I am also getting breast implants (nursed both kids so you know that means..breast arent so perky).I am finally going to get that!! My surgery is scheduled for March 2, 2011 (yeah 11 days away)and I am nervous of what to expect. I took two weeks off of work (thats all I could do)and will have someone taking care of me..lots of questions thou! What to bring day of surgery?At my pre-opt they kinda scared me about the "drainage pump"..any tips from someone who has already had this?

Ok..now only 9 days away and I am both excited and...

Ok..now only 9 days away and I am both excited and nervous..I have read a lot online but just mainly worried about the pain ( I am a big wimp). I am hoping that I will really be able to go back to work after two weeks ( 18 days total from work off) cause that's all I can take!! Single mom of two kids!! And that I will be almost back to normal ( meaning able to take care of kids,wash laundry,clean house etc) cause my sister who is coming from out of town to care for me can only stay for 9 days (all day/night) then will only be able to "pop in" here and there to check on me! Taking pics this weekend and will post (which is hard for me to do but what the heck! I am embarrassed to even change tops in front of anyone in fear of them seeing my stomach!!)

Well almost less then a week away!! I can't...

Well almost less then a week away!! I can't wait for the big day.. At my pre opt I was told I might have some swellen ( for the tummy tuck)for a while and was wondering how long after surgery are you "swollen" for!? Should I buy a pair or two of bigger size pants to fit into until the swellen goes down? I am also hoping that I go with the right size of breast implants! Girls in the office (who have had ) tell me they wish they had gone bigger..I don't want to have to redue them a year from now! I am currently a "C" ( saggy) and will be getting 600ccs..Any tips!?

A week away!!!! Trying to get all my house work...

A week away!!!! Trying to get all my house work done before the big day but it seems never ending!!!LOL..

Egh...I hate this nervous feeling that I have been...

Egh...I hate this nervous feeling that I have been feeling for the last few days!! Now only four days away and seems to be coming and going so fast. I ended up switching my work schedule to be off on Tuesday (day before surgery) which helps me a lot so I can finish all the last minute stuff(my laundry pile seems to keep growing and the kids toys seem to keep appearing!!lol). I just can't wait...hurry up March 2nd!!!

So only 4 days to go and I am going to look for on...

So only 4 days to go and I am going to look for on my lunch break today some sort of "binder" to wear after my surgery as instructed by my PS. Any suggestions of what type or where to go?

Ok..I took a pic (about all I could seem to do...

Ok..I took a pic (about all I could seem to do without being grossed out! Lol) but it was not easy seeing this is a camera phone and I was trying to do it myself! My sis is coming the day before and I will have her help take pics (embarrassing but..) of me...

Whew! Yesterday I was sick and was thinking crap....

Whew! Yesterday I was sick and was thinking crap..no I don't want to have my surgery postponed! My mom was able to come and take care of kids so I could get plently of rest..must of been the 24 hr bug cause I woke up this morning feeling great! Excited and nervous but can't wait till Wednesday!!

Well I can finally say " tomorrow" is my...

Well I can finally say " tomorrow" is my surgery!! Cleaned as much as could be cleaned today and feel ready for tomorrow! I hope that my xanax knocks me out tonight cause I sure tossed and turned last night!

Just got home from picking up kids from school and...

Just got home from picking up kids from school and daycare and get a call on my answering machine "just a friendly reminder of you apt tomorrow..."PLEASE did they think that I actually forgot!!!! LOL can't wait, my sister from out of town is heading to my house to "move in sorta speak" for 2 weeks to help me!

Thanks to everyone for your support..its like a...

Thanks to everyone for your support..its like a whole new circle of friends who either are about to or have already been thru the same surgery!! I am not tired at all!! I will take the prescibed xanax in a bit to hopefully "knock me out"...that is after I finish my last meal for the night!! LOL.. good night all and I will keep everyone updated!

Two days post opt and I feel worse!! I had to go...

Two days post opt and I feel worse!! I had to go back to the PS today because my left breast was swollen way more...but when he saw it he's says its nothint to worry about it just bruised easier...I sleep most of the time and trying to get up here and there.. my sis help me take a shower last night but that was more of a workout!! Didn't even wash my hair...but when I had the binder off for the shower..OMG my stomach is so flat!! Can't wait for swelling to go down and the bruied skin but I know in months it will be worth it!!

I cant stop itching,,my legs, boobs, neck...just...

I cant stop itching,,my legs, boobs, neck...just about everywhere itches. Don't know if its an reaction to the pain meds or what. I have my post op appointment on Tuesday and will ask him about the itching and also this binder..i think its too big (not loose) but I have a small torso and it goes up past my boobs and budges when I sit up, making it very uncomfortable.Is this normal, all the itching?

I cant stop itching,,my legs, boobs, neck...just...

I cant stop itching,,my legs, boobs, neck...just about everywhere itches. Don't know if its an reaction to the pain meds or what. I have my post op appointment on Tuesday and will ask him about the itching and also this binder..i think its too big (not loose) but I have a small torso and it goes up past my boobs and budges when I sit up, making it very uncomfortable.Is this normal, all the itching?

Well 5 days post op and I am happy with the boobs...

Well 5 days post op and I am happy with the boobs (can we say huge! Lol) not to much pain only brusing but as far as the tummy....I well have to judge once the swelling goes down! When I took of the garmet (felt like I could breath) to have my sis get my second shower(boy is that a workout) but I started to cry because I don't like it!!!!! My sis says its just cause its swollen but to me it seem like its flat but right above the scar is a little pooch...sis says its just swollen but I am just praying it will look better!!!

Day 4 post op and I wish I had better news..but I...

Day 4 post op and I wish I had better news..but I feel like I am about to pop!! I have not gone poop (sorry to be gross) since the day before my surgery (so 5 days now) and my sis who is taking care of me has giving me stool softner and Milk of Mag. But that's not working...I seem more swollen then yesterday and was wondering if that's because I haven't gone #2 (as my son says) I keep getting up (no easy) and trying to go cause it feels like I have to...but no luck....what should I do!? Anyone else had this issue? Is that a reason why my tummy is more swollen then yesterday? Help me please

Day 5 post opt and feeling much better (pain wise)...

Day 5 post opt and feeling much better (pain wise). I mainly feel pain in my lower back from being hunched over. My belly is still swollen (right above the incision line) and feels very tight. My PS called last night to check on me and I told him about the binder not fitting right and asked him his advice on me not able to poop (sorry to be gross).. I had to take a suppostory (not fun to ask my sis to help...talk about embarrassing!!!!!!) But now I feel much better (went 5 days without going #2)..I am sleepy most of the time and can't wait till the swelling goes down and for me to be able to stand up straight! Go for my post op appointment tomorrow and hoping he says I can get these darn pumps removed!!

Great!!! I struggle to get up to go to the...

Great!!! I struggle to get up to go to the bathroom...and...egh...I started my period! I usually have it about the first week of every month but I thought I wouldn't get it this month due to all the "trama" my belly was going thru! So much for thinking!

Going to try a take a shower by myself instead of...

Going to try a take a shower by myself instead of having my sis help me.I have my post op appointment this afternoon and can't wait cause I have LOTS of questions and concerns for him (hey gotta get my moneys worth right!lol).Pain is not that bad today..think I am going to take an advil in replace of one pain pill. I am having a "sad" day...seems like I am crying over everything (my son asking me if I will be able to "play" for his birthday party)...uhh crap thats right your birthday is coming up...have not even thought about that! Oh well I can only do one day at a time..

Well went to my post opt apt today and he removed...

Well went to my post opt apt today and he removed the morphine pump (which kinda hurt but also felt funny when he pulled it out,I could feel it uncoil in my belly). I still have to keep the drain in ( I have been draining about 30cc per day for the last day but my PS wants it to be under 25cc to remove it). So he said to call them on Thur because by then it should be ready to be removed. I did get the stiches removed from my face (had three small moles removed) and the steri strips taking off of my tummy and breast (ouch). I have to now start massaging them 2 times a day! For some reason I am more swollen today (I have kankles and veinna sauages for toes)! Lol

One week today post op!! I have been able to take...

One week today post op!! I have been able to take just aleve for the most part today for pain...now its just that I have this "burning sensation" all thru out my body!! Mainly in the tummy are but also between my new boobies. It feels as if I am sunburnt (inside) if that makes sense??! Anyone else experience this?

Feeling better today as far as pain..have not had...

Feeling better today as far as pain..have not had one pain medicine so far! I get to get my drain out tomorrow and so happy about that. Sure will make it eaiser to wear clothes (well I have been wearing either a bath coat or my bath robe all week because pain in the butt to wear underwear with the drain in the side).. I am also going to ask my PS if I am able to sleep normal or somewhat normal in bed instead of all propt up its causing me not to sleep at night (insomnia)..just have to take it day by day!

Yeah! I am going to the PS today to get my drain...

Yeah! I am going to the PS today to get my drain out! I am 9 days post opt today and doing a lot better! I am pretty much standing up straight! I am still swollen and having trouble fitting into any clothes besides sweats so I will have to go and get a few pants for work ( go back on 21st). I am having trouble sleeping though...I sleep with 2pillows behind me and a pillow under my legs ( for swelling) so basically I am sitting!! I am also having a "tingling" feeling through out my body. Anyone else have this!?

Wow how time flys! Already 10days post op! Feel...

Wow how time flys! Already 10days post op! Feel much better now that I have the drains removed. I was able to go to Macys today to get a compression garment but am having second thoughts about maybe just ordering from a medical store cause this thing was so tight and I had to "peel" it off everytime to pee. Its my size!! I just didn't want to spend 100's (single mom and spent enough ...lol)but the ones that open at the croch sounds better if I have to wear it all day! Anyone have a recommendation on what's most comfy(since gotta wear 24/7 for next 6 weeks)

Oh yeah..I am taking pics tonight..my sis came...

Oh yeah..I am taking pics tonight..my sis came back for the night!yea

My bestfriend helped me pack clothes for the kidos...

My bestfriend helped me pack clothes for the kidos and me for the week (spring break so the 6 yr is out of school) and we will all stay at her house. She knows that my house being out of order(I am a clean freak and wish I wasn't but the little things that I can't do is bothering me). So I will have a change of environment and she will be able to help me with the kids (still hard for me to give the 2 yr a bath and get him dressed). She has two kids as well ( around the same ages) so they will all be able to play together. I can't wait till I feel normal!!!!! I know it takes time and I am only 12 days post op..I would like to be able to do a load of laundry without feeling like I just worked out after putting into washer/dryer. LOL.

Well week 2 post op today and feeling better! I...

Well week 2 post op today and feeling better! I was able to wash a load of laundry and put up dishes...then my back started to hurt! LOL I am not sure if its the boobies that make my back hurt (heavy) or the tummy tuck or probably the fact that I am not standing straight (or all the above). Going to try and get out to the mall to get a few bigger -not that I am excited about getting bigger clothes : ( pants for me to go back to work next week. Funny I guess I never realized how the TT really is...I thought I would come out maybe sore for a few days but in smaller clothes in a few days! Ha! Should of got on this site before hand to know that it takes time....Hope everyone else is healing fine!!!

Today is my last day off till I go back to work :(...

Today is my last day off till I go back to work :( kinda like this stay at home thing!!I was feeling go so I went shopping for a few things yesterday (shoe for the kids..then tried to get some clothes for me cause still swollen but as you all know that's hard to do..try on clothes with two kids!!) Then went to walmart for groceries..and everyone knows that's never a fast trip...anyways I must of over did it cause I was sore sore (mainly lower back-almost standing straight up but not completly). Can't wait till I am back to normal where a half of day of being out of the house doesn't kill me!!! I am almost 3 weeks post op and now my nipples are sore!! My boobies didn't have no pain (the first 2 days is all) and now all of a sudden my nipples are so sore..hurts to get wet in shower!! What's this!! Anyone else have this issue?

Yesterday was my first day back to work and OMG!!!...

Yesterday was my first day back to work and OMG!!! Even know its just an office job..still all that getting up and down,going here to get this or there to get that by the time noon came I was sore. Then by then end of the day I was hunched over (back hurt too)! I got home cooked dinner for boys and ended up crying when it was bath time for them because I was too sore to do it!! Don't understand how a simple office job can cause so much pain but hopefully it gets better fast because I called out sick today! (Day 2 back to work and already calling out...hehe) I wish I had a husband at time like this (just not my ex! Lol). I was able to take a nap today (had to get up early to get kids ready for school and daycare!lots of work !hehe) but feel much better! I know we all want a speedy recovery and prayers go every which way to all my "recovery friends" but please put me in your prayers as well for a speedy recovery because I am a single mom who can't take anymore time off of work!!! Thanks girls!!

Have off of work today and tomorrow...took a nap...

Have off of work today and tomorrow...took a nap today (which I should probably stop taking naps that way Friday when I work it won't be so hard) but managed to go to walmart to get a few things for my sons bday tomorrow! Thanks to Kimmers with the great idea I will be making a cake tomorrow with both the kids helping!! I also went to Victoria Secret and bought a bra and I was able to take a pic of me with a bra on (34 DD!! ) instead of my 34C and can't wait till I am able to wear regular bras. My PS wants me to wear the sprot bra type that hooks in front till I am 4 weeks post op (which is on April 2nd). At that time I will go to VS and have them size me for my actual size!! They are just so sensitive right now that it hurts when anything touches them so trying on bras today was not on the agenda!

Feeling better today!! Did a little housework and...

Feeling better today!! Did a little housework and took breaks in between. Getting ready to pick up my son early from school so he can help make a cake for my other little boy (3 today) birthday.I am going to let him decorate it.Then we will go out for dinner to both of their favorite resturants (Kotibuki- Japaneese resturant were they cook on a big grill at your table-they like the whole firething!!)Then we will come home and have cake a presents..just a small party with the three of us but thats about all I can do right now...at least he is young and not into a "bday party" yet like my other son-KJ who is telling me of a spiderman party he wants with all his friends from school. His birthday is also next week (will be 7)but I explained that we have to have a small party for now cause mommy just had surgery :( I will have to make it up to both of them this summer and go somewhere special for a belated birthday for them!!

Had a overall good day! Had a little home bday...

Had a overall good day! Had a little home bday party for my son who is now 3!! Wow how time flys! After boys were put to bed I went to put some of my polyosporn ointment on my tummy incision and boobies and notice in two spots (that have been bothering me) on my tummy incision I have two stitches (two different spots) sticking out and poking! Its like fishing line and stands straight up! Don't know if I can cut them or??? I also have one (which I noticed a week ago) comming from the belly button...guess I better call PS tomorrow! Anyone else have this? I am afraid that if I take tweezers and pull them out I will hurt or unravel something! Lol

Stuck in the office all day today :( but at least...

Stuck in the office all day today :( but at least the boss is out so its a little more lax!! I went on my lunch break to have the stiches that were popping out removed! Hurt for a second but glad its done!

Well my mom took both boys for the day yesterday...

Well my mom took both boys for the day yesterday after church so I could have a "day to myself"..I ended up going to the mall and got sized at VS!! I guess I am boobie greedy now cause she measured me at a 36DD (which I always was wearing 34 so guess I didn't know how to properly wear a bra!lol) but I used to be an big B or little C so I guess I shouldn't complain huh!!??I was hoping to be an DDD! Walked around the mall for awhile got a few tops then was tired! (Never thought I would say I was tired of shopping..and without kids!) Still can't buy shorts/pants yet cause I am still swollen. All my friends that see my tummy don't see how its "swollen" but below my belly button it looks pregnant!! (Single so NO WAY pregnant..lol) Can't wait till that's gone!

Ugh!! Can't wait till I don't have this...

Ugh!! Can't wait till I don't have this bulge below my belly button!! I went to Target this morning and found some shorts that were really cute and in what "used to be" my size but I can button them!!!!! I am going to try and working out (not my abs) but maybe if I start going back to gym on treadmill for awhile...and start drinking TONS of water!!! I just want it to be FLAT now! Lol..heading to the PS for my 4 week post op check up so I will see what he says!

Appointment today with the PS went great!! I was...

Appointment today with the PS went great!! I was giving the ok to wear regular bras (now just gotta find one), was told it was ok for me to go to gym BUT only to do treadmill or light activities (no ab work of course), they have a scar cream for me that I need to do 2 times a day (they were out so I have to go back Tuesday to pick up). He told me that the sore nipples that I been having is completly normal and will go away!! He also said that it takes at least 3 months for the swelling to go down but that everything looked great!! Which I have been crying here and there because I am swollen and not as FLAT as some other women at or around my number weeks post op! But everyone heals different and he said "trust me the next time I see you, you will be much happier and will see the results I know your going to have". I have an apointment to go back in 8 weeks so we will see!! Tomorrow is my apt to get my boobies properly measured for my bra size so I am excited about that!!

Today was my oldest son's birthday..he turned...

Today was my oldest son's birthday..he turned 7! So amazing how they grow so fast! We went out to dinner to his favorite resturant with family and some friends! Its a Japaneese steakhouse where they grill your food right in front of you! Each table has its own grill and chef (the kidos just like it because they do a "fire" show while preparing your food) But the sodium in it must be up to the roof because by the time I got home from dinner I was so swollen it had me hunched over doing my "grandma walk"!! I won't be going there for a LONG time!! LOL Good news though the nurse at my PS office called me and told me the scar treatment was in and I could come pick it up. Its called bioCorneum + (since it has SPF 30 in it to). The little thing cost 70 bucks so it better work!!!!LOL. Its a cream that I have to use 2times a day . I used it after my shower and it doesn't take a lot..so that's a good thing! It creates a thin "silcone sheet" over the incision...has anyone else used this?

Had a great weekend! Went to a birthday party for...

Had a great weekend! Went to a birthday party for one of my sons friends at school. It was a pool party so I haven't found a bathing suit yet (nor would I want to have anyone see my belly button scar up close its still red!) But I did wear shorts and a tank top (made sure to put sunscreen on scars under clothes) and sat in the sun for a little bit to work on my..well Farmers tan! Lol..I am really happy with my results now!! My scars are very flat (other then being RED) and thinning out! I can't wait till I get the ok from the PS to workout the abs and to start tanning!! Until then, I will just have to be patient! Ugh!

Home sick today! Left work early yesterday cause I...

Home sick today! Left work early yesterday cause I had a throbing earache and my throat hurt..then buy the end of the day I couldn't even swallow my own spit! Had a fever of 103 so went to my doctor and found out I have strep!! I never had that and boy is it painful! I pray the kidos don't get! So a fun day for me..to rest all day!! Hehe!

Ok..not like I am wanting it to come but I had my...

ok..not like I am wanting it to come but I had my period like 5 days after my surgery (puts it at March 7th) but still NO period for this month!! Is that normal?? There is no way pregnant so that is not even a question, but just wondering why I havent gotten it this month??HMM I wonder if I need to make an appointment with my GYNO to find out whats going on...I just dont have insurance and a visit cost me about $125...err..Any one else experience this?

ERRRRR....dont know whats wrong but I am swollen...

ERRRRR....dont know whats wrong but I am swollen morning and night ever since I went to the gym. Last week on Wednesday I decided to take a Zumba class at the gym and just made sure I took it easy! I am use to doing that class 3 times a week! I did everything low impact and made sure not to do the jumping jacks or anything that bothered my abs...well about thrity mins into the class I had to leave because my stomach was hurting! (didnt break a sweat but better then doing nothing right!?)The following day I found out I had strep and didnt eat or drink much for the next two days. Then this weekend just been on the go busy, busy. So I havent had much water in the past 4 days and dont know if thats the cause or the fact that I took the Zumba class and I think I pulled something because my belly is swollen (even when I wear my compression garment)?? I am going to try to drink 8 glasses of water today to see if thats why if not I am going to call the PS in the morning cause something just doesnt feel right?? (I used to be flat in morning the a little swollen after day goes on..now I just look like I am 4 months pregnant!!

Update: I guess I was just paranoid because when I...

Update: I guess I was just paranoid because when I went to the PS on Tuesday I was told that everything looked normal!! He did tell me that the swelling is caused from fluids in the tissue..he then explained that the lymph system after a TT is what causes the swelling because its comprimised. He said the lymph system helps to drain bodily fluids. Due to what is involved during this extensive surgical procedure, some of 'connections' of the lymph system have been severed. Until these connections are re-established, swelling in the abdominal area is common ... for up to a year after the procedure. He just said to contintue to wear some sort of garment which can help to alleviate the swelling. And to take it easy on the workouts that my body at 6 weeks is still in the healing process!!!Egh..all of which I knew, I just can't wait till this swelling is gone!!!!!!!

Went bathing suit shopping today..no luck! Nothing...

Went bathing suit shopping today..no luck! Nothing looks right on me!! Guess I will wait till later when I am happy with my body! Day 1 (yes AGAIN) of my diet and did good! No cheating!! Now to head to the gym!

Never thought I would be happy to say this but I...

Never thought I would be happy to say this but I finally got my period today!! I was getting nervous cause I was almost 2 months late!! Well so far so good..been doing this diet for a couple of days now and I have not cheated!! I cant wait till I am able to go to the gym and do HARD CORE workouts but for now I will stick to the treadmill!! Hey thats better then just sitting at home right?LOL.. Hope everyone has a GREAT Easter and remember "silly rabbit..Easter is for Jesus!"

Happy Easter everyone!! Kids had a blast!! We went...

Happy Easter everyone!! Kids had a blast!! We went to my best friends house and her kids and mine all colored eggs, did an egg hunt and ate some yummy food!! (Needless to say I cheated on my diet today ..but will get back on track tomorrow) The best part of my day was she took me on my first motorcycle ride!!! I am such a chicken I felt like we were going about 100 MPH for her to show me it was only about 40!! Not that I want to be a "biker" but it was kinda relaxing when we went on a long rode and with the wind and warm sun!! Hope everyone enjoyed time with family and friends!

Well these last two days have been hard for me!...

Well these last two days have been hard for me! Seems like when it rains it pours! Just got over having strep a few weeks ago then..I have been having this spot on my back that really itched! I thought it was a mesquito bite or something but when talking to my mom the other day and showed her (its on the part of my back that I can't reach and see in mirror) but she said its "ringworm"! OMG???!!!!!!!!!! I never ever ever had this! Its only one small spot and she said that I could of gotten it from the gym (since I did just start back going everyday!)..so I washed all sheets,went lysol crazy, bought hand sanitizers for almost every room in house and told the kids to use it all the time! Then went to walgreens to get an over the counter cream for it! So I am assuming I got it from laying on the mats at gym when I do yoga class??? Even know they spray them down? I go to the YMCA but will stay away from laying down on mats at gym till this thing is gone! Then I will bring my own towel to put on top of mats!! BUT to top it off..I haven't had a BM in 3 days? But last night I did...I know TMI...but then wake up this morning to a hemorrhoid!!!!!! I haven't had one of those since my first born!!! Ugh...so back to walgreens and the same guy who helped me the first time get the "ringworm" cream now I am buying "hemorrhoidal cream"..how embarrassing!!!!! But at least its FRIDAY so I can have the weekend to not be at work sitting uncomfortably!!!! Sorry about all the "TMI" but we ladies have talked about much worse and hey...that's what we are all here for right? I mean come on...this is not what I want to talk to my coworkers about!ha

I guess I am having one of those days..:( I am so...

I guess I am having one of those days..:( I am so not happy with my body (not the TT or boobies) but just my body itself! I went swimming at my moms yesterday (wore the good old tankin) but now I cant stand my hips, butt and thighs!! I wish I could afford to get lipo or that smart lipo on them!!! I paid alot of money to not feel good about myself in a two piece!! And doesnt help that my son (not being mean at all but just a kid) asked my "whats those wrinkles on your legs and bottom mommy" when I was getting out of pool (ITS CALLED CELLULITE!!LOL) and I was so embarrassed!! No one heard(hopefully) but it hurt my feelings...I told him it was because Mommy didnt always eat healthy and go to gym thats why we are doing it now" He then replied "it doesnt matter your still pretty"...kids can ask the littlest question about something and not know how bad it hurts....so newsflash (which I knew) but I am going to workout twices as hard and stop cheating on my diet!!!! I am going to the gym tonight and will see how much a personal trainer cost! I want to tone up and be able to be in a two piece next year!!!!!!! Didnt pay all this money to hide it in the tankin that I used to wear!

I added some 8 week post op pics today! Kinda hard...

I added some 8 week post op pics today! Kinda hard to take pic of self with only a touchscreen camera phone..but I am making myself a book that I want to have a week by week recovery and photo so will be taking them weekly. Even if there is no noticable change...

Wow..I didn't know (nor do I remember) but my...

Wow..I didn't know (nor do I remember) but my sister had taken some pics of me on day of surgery (when got home and look all doped up!) and the week of!! I didn't think I had gotten those..just the ones on my camera phone which was at the 2 week mark! And OMG how much your TT changes and looks from week to week!! I will have to wait till I am around a computer to upload but will do that!!

I am super pround of myself! I am on day 4 of...

I am super pround of myself! I am on day 4 of eating healthy,going to the gym for an hour of cardio and an hour of weight training!! Normally I end up cheating or giving up on diet but I am determined to get these last 10 lbs off and tone up!! :)

Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day...

Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day yesterday!! I know I did!! We went to my sis house who has an amazing pool to just hangout and relax by!! Plus her kids and mine play...and leave me alone!! Gives me a break! LOL..still no two piece but next summer!!! I didn't want to get sun on the BB or the TT scar so wore a tankin bathing suit top!

Ok I am officially out of my scar treatment cream...

Ok I am officially out of my scar treatment cream that I bought from the PS office!! I tried to squeeze the last bit out yesterday and its gone :( I need to get more but that stuff was about $80 bucks and only lasted a little over a month. So now I need to get some other sort of scar treatment...any ideas?? Who has used what and has it seemed to be working? The stuff I was usuing is called BioCorneum and its a cream that I put on twice a day and it made some sort of silcone sheet over the scar...

OK kinda worried.. I havent been giving the ok to...

OK kinda worried.. I havent been giving the ok to do ab work and like a "hard head" I did them last week (which I was 9 weeks PO then)during a couple of the classes and the past few days I have a bulge above my BB as if I am popping out!! It also feels like that if I am not wearing some sort of compression garment? Which I was told at 8 weeks that I no longer had to wear one, but did because I felt better with one on then with out. Anyone else experience this?EEEKKK..

Anyone else experience this: I was 9 weeks post op...

Anyone else experience this: I was 9 weeks post op and now I am 10 but decided to do some ab workouts (even know was told I had to wait till 12 weeks..I know, I know that's what I get for not listening) since the classes at the gym also ended with an "ab routine". Well did that about three classes..then noticed (since last week) that I have this bulge above my BB (kinda like something poking out)..I also feel as if I am not wearing my compression garment that I will POP!? Is all this normal? I went the past two days without wearing "the squeem" (type of compression garment I have been wearing) because it hurts to wear now because of this bulge. But then when I am not wearing it...I feel (and see) this bulge from my BB up! I will try to get a pic to show but please..anyone else have this happen and know what it is?

Ok..I have not added pics like I wanted to do...

Ok..I have not added pics like I wanted to do weekly because since last week when I did abs (I was 9 weeks PO then) I have a bulge that is now hurting! I have an apt on Friday to see the PS and hopefully I won't get in trouble..see I was hard headed and did ab workout at 9 weeks even know I was told to wait till 12 weeks PO because I have seen so many others getting the ok to do it at 8 weeks PO and I thought "what the heck"..well now I am paying for it because I have this bulge right at and above my BB area! I am not flat as I used to be and I look prego..I took some pics but its hard to tell of course in pics! But look at these compared to my 8 week post op! I am just praying its nothing serious!!

I have not been updating my post like I would like...

I have not been updating my post like I would like to have done..or added new pics because this pretruding bulge that I have. I go to the PS on Friday and I am praying he says that this is normal??? I am 11 weeks PO today! Wow does time fly! I was very happy with my results until about a week ago when who knows what I did!? But now have this painful bulge from right above my BB??..can't wait till Friday!

Not sure what's wrong with my phone but I am...

Not sure what's wrong with my phone but I am unable to reply to messages..just post! So I will have to update ya'll when my sis comes back with my laptop I let her borrow for work project! Anyways...I received a phone call last week from the PS office that my original apt on Friday will be rescheduled for this Tues (24th) because he had an family emergency! So still have the bulge and tightness in my stomach! Been crazy busy with work,kids, and ever day life haven't had a chance to update. But on Tuesday I will update everyone with what the PS says...

Come on 4 o'clock!! I can't wait to see my...

Come on 4 o'clock!! I can't wait to see my PS to find out what this bulge is!! I measured myself at 8 weeks and was going to start tracking my measurement week by week to see my improvements (if any, since I am trying to diet and exercise) but I measure again last night and I am almost 2 inches BIGGER around the BB and waist area so something is going on!!! I am just praying its something normal and nothing that will need repair!! Will update after I leave the PS...keep your fingers crossed for me!

Good news! I went to the PS today and found out...

Good news! I went to the PS today and found out that I DID NOT rip or tear anything as I felt I had done! He said I had a bit of seroma (fluid build up in a pocket) and then had to have him drain it! He took a huge syringe, which I am still numb in the belly area that I didn't even feel anything!! I go back in a week to make sure its all "dry" in the pockets? And have to wear a tight binder for a week to help with swelling!! So thank the good Lord I didn't damage me as I felt I had done!! He also said that I can do abs now (me playing dumb blond like.."oh really..bet that will hurt" LOL) but was told to do an ab machine vrs regular crunches to start off. Guess cause its not as much strain on the muscle?? I don't know I didn't ask. :) happy nothing serious..but will wait till next week to start abs like I was TOLD this time! Ha

Crazy busy day at work today! But makes up for me...

Crazy busy day at work today! But makes up for me calling in sick (played hookie) yesterday! I took my son to Busch Gardens yesterday for the day because we got tickets that expire in a few days! He never been and had a blast!! Some of the rides hurt my belly but overall it was ok! It has only been 4 days since my visit to the PS and he drained some of the fluids and I am starting to get back to FLAT :) so happy about that! Hope everyone enjoys this 3 day weekend!

Wow..its already been 13 weeks for me since my...

Wow..its already been 13 weeks for me since my surgery! I am a lot happier since my last week visit with the PS! I no longer have the little bulge and got the ok to start doing abs! I took an ab class today at gym so I am going to start taking pics again just for my progress! My scars are still red, but some days they are lighter then other days. I am just using bio oil on them and try to do it 2x a day (would like to do more but just can't seem to fit in my busy schedule)

Been extremely busy at work (working about 50 hrs...

Been extremely busy at work (working about 50 hrs a week) and trying to juggle work, being a single mommy, squeeze going to the gym and spend time with kids I am pooped! But this weekend (is both Fathers day and my nephews bday) me and my sis plus her kids and mine are going to Sea World then on Sunday we will be having a pool party at my sis for Fathers day and I will actually wear a bikini!! I am not 100 percent happy with the BB scar but I want to let my belly see some sun!! I haven't honestly massaged my scars 2 times a day like I should..just...well no real reasons..but normally pooped by the time I get into bed and remember..I am like ugh! I am going to start thou because I want them to heal lightly!! Hope all is well with everyone else!

Hello everyone! Its been a while since I have been...

Hello everyone! Its been a while since I have been on this site! Just very busy..I am almost 4 months post op (on July 2nd) wow does time fly!! I am so happy that I did this just wish that my scars would fade more! But that will come with time! I am going to try to take some new pics this week!

I am a little over 4 months post op! Haven't...

I am a little over 4 months post op! Haven't posted pics or updates in awhile because just been plain busy! I am the happiest I have been in a long time since my surgery!! My scars are healing nicely (very thin..still red,purple but I know that heals within time!) I got a new tattoo on my lower back yesterday (ouch)! I will post pics of that and my TT progress soon..hope all is well with all my real self friends!

Added some pics of my new tattoo that I got for my...

Added some pics of my new tattoo that I got for my 31st bday with my sis last week!! I am so happy to say that I can actually wear just a sports bra and pants to mow the lawn (with out a flabby tummy to hide). I am loving the new me!! My scars are still purple-reddish but I am going to look into something at the PS office next month when I go to help with them. I also started tanning (covering scars of course). So happy I did this mommy makeover!! Hope all is well!

Well I am 5 months PO today and couldn't be...

Well I am 5 months PO today and couldn't be more happier! Not only do I feel better about myself but I just recently started dating my best friends husbands best friend (been going thru my divorse for 2 yrs now and just starting to get back on the whole dating thing). I am happy with my results and know I will be more happier once I reach my weighloss goals( trying to loose about 13 pounds)..hope all is well with everyone of my "real self" buddies!

Added some 5 months post op pics but only have my...

Added some 5 months post op pics but only have my camera phone.. my sis is coming to my house this weekend and I will have her take some with a regular camera of me and the scars

Wow...so it has been a year and 3 months now since...

Wow...so it has been a year and 3 months now since my surgery!!! Wow how time flys by so quick!! I actually forgot about this website to update due to a lot of personal issues I went thru (dealing with my ex husband and a custody battle for the kids-which I won, moving and changing schools for the boys, deep depression where I gained 20 plus pounds...) BUT I got back into church, and turned my life around for me and my boys! So I will have to update you in a postive way now! I am happy that I had the surgery and would not regret it for anything! I am 90% happy with the outcome (the other 10 percent is my fault..the weight gain and not massaging scar stuff on my incisions daily like I should of) I am trying to loose weight and get back into the gym. So then I will have the beach body that I wanted...I will try to post some pictures later on!

Wow...sorry I have not logged on in almost 7...

Wow...sorry I have not logged on in almost 7 months...just been super busy with work and taking care of the kidos! It has been a year and 6 months (wow!) since my surgery! I am so happy that I got this done and would do it all over again if anyone ever asked. I will try to start updating pictures monthly from now on! I will put some update pictures on this weekend!

Remove Saline and Replace with Silicone Breast Implants

Its been over 2 yrs since my BA and I have been completely HAPPY until about a month ago. My new years resolution was to get fit. So I started this year and stuck to it! I have been eating clean and working out hard core, resulting in about 15 pounds weight loss, dropped my body fat percentage by 6 percent and dropped 2 pant sizes. HAPPY right....until last month when at the gym I noticed some rippling on my left breast. I did a lot of research and decided to call my PA to address my concerns. I had my consultation with my PA on April 18, 2014. He said the rippling was because of such thin breast tissue and fat ( that was before I even mentioned I had lost some weight!). He said that could do one of two things... 1) Fat grafting over the areas where the rippling shows. In which I joked with him that I was "getting rid of fat not wanting to add fat" or 2) Replace with Silicon implants. I asked him what he personally thought would be best. He suggested to replace. He is only charging me the cost of the implants and the anesthesia not the cost to remove and replace them which saved me $3700! My surgery is scheduled for May 20th, 2014. I am now again, excited and nervous!
Dr.Nijher

Very very good doctor!! He is very down to earth and was able to answer all my long list of questions for him prior to surgery. After my surgery he called to check on me. I would recommend him to anyone!!

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I just had my pain pump while in the hospital. Meds went in through my IV in my hand. It was removed before I came home. Only had oral meds at home. Would have been nice to have a pump at home!!
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Hello, can you tell me what type of implant you had...silicone or saline? and what type of profile? thank you so much. Trying to fix my boobs because doc didn't give me size I wanted and now I'm paying for cuz I gotta get done again! Atleast it will bve with my TT and i can get it over and done with!
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Hey girl! You look flippin' AMAZING! I remember when we use to talk about getting to that magical 1 year mark.....that seems soooo long ago, but we made it. Congrats on your great results!
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Thanks Kimmers25! Hope all is well with you too! Yes I am loving my results..just need to get back on track with my diet and exercise! Been slacking! I did post a few pics yesterday...will have to have my sis take some as well! Take care!
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Good to hear from you:)   I am so happy to hear you are doing well and loving your results.  Yes please do post some pictures:)

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Thanks for posting pics over a year later. I'm 25 days post op and I love seeing the future results others. I still have tons of belly swelling and it sucks ... Can't wait to be further out! I'm ready for the gym and my life back! I feel like a lazy slug!
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@NewMommyx3- first off...congrats on the new body! Trust me..we were all at the same point as you are now "wishing we were further out" and get back to our normal routines..but we all heal differently so just cause someone else might be standing up straight or doing something that you may not be yet..dont worry! I learned the hard way..was told not to work out my abs till 9 weeks post op, but hard headed me at 6 weeks "felt fine" so I did...and almost had to redo my surgery! I remember getting so upset because others I had met on here that had the same or around the same surgery date were either healing faster then me..or standing up straight! I felt help less, couldnt do my normal cleaning the house stuff..but trust me, relax and take the break your body needs to heal! Before you know it you will be back to normal! I remember not until my 5 month is where I really started to see the changes..I was no longer swollen, could go to the gym and felt great! So dont be to hard on yourself for feeling like a lazy slug, your body just went thru some major surgery! Keep me posted!
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@Teryosha- yes I had implants with a lift and I still have sensation in my nipples. I was scared at first because I remember looking down at them a few days after the surgery and was like " these are so ugly" but..like every thing it took time and patients and there is a very very light scar..so the only one who would see if...if looking really close, would be your spouse. All your worries are the same that I had too. That why I did LOTS of research on the doctors in the area. Then I met with two different women in my town who mentioned Dr. Nijher as a GREAT doctor. Then met someone at the gym who also used him..so decided to meet him myself. Then after looking at some of pictures I was very pleased. I am currently trying to get back on a diet (just to loose about 10-15 pounds) because over the past 6 mths I had a lot of personal family issues (death,change in job, lost of a pet, suicide of a close coworker..) so I put on a good 10 pounds..But I am back on track and am hitting the gym 3 times a week.!
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Just took some pictures..
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Thank you so much ANM for your reply and detail. Did you have the lift and the implants...or did the implants lift you like that? Losing feeling from implants have never been of concern to me...I don't think you lose feeling with just implants (unless the scarring is really bad). But I was told implants alone won't give me the lift I want. But at the same time the loss of feeling that can come with a lift is concerning. I want to feel like myself again, I won't let my hubby near me because I am so unhappy with how I look even after working out. So in trying to get back to myself and former affectionate self at that (which is stifled now due to my embarrassment) my concern is losing sensation (and then NOT feeling like myself from the nipple scars with the lift.

I think you had a lift with your implants right? Well if you had the lift and you have NOT lost sensation that is wonderful news. I am choked up seeing your results after searching for years for the right doctor. I also would not want my nipples made smaller...as I was not unhappy with my shape / size & shape of breasts before children/ size shape of nipples . I don't want to look different than myself, just MORE like my OLD self.

I do understand the bellybutton issue is something that comes with the territory, and I would deal with that and prob also get a belly ring. But the thought of lost of sensation in nipples, altering the size of the nipples, those square on the bottom breasts that often come with a lift without the implants, a high visible / thick /raised belly scar, as well as a belly button I am unhappy with is very daunting.

But I love your results and I am seriously considering Dr Nihjer. Don't fret about the bellybutton mama...you look wonderful! I like the 2 butterflies too:-) Please update with new pics of belly scar after the 5 month out if you can! Blessings, continue to enjoy.
Teryosha
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Teryosha, thanks for the complement! I am sooooo happy that I had this done..cant believe that it has been a year and half all ready but for anyone thinking of doing this surgery it is so worth it! Its life changing. My scar is very low, so if I am in a bathing suit or my panties you can not see the scar. And even naked..the scar is so thin and very very light. My belly button I have come to realize it is what it is.. I am probably going to get a belly ring and maybe that will make me feel better about it. I honestly have not been on this site in about 10 months so I need to update all my pictures!!! I am trying to loose about 10 pounds to be at my goal weight, and as far as you asked about working out..no I dont feel a pain or any strain. And you asked about me loosing sensation after implants I think each person is different...me I still have mine, then tingle when its cold..etc. Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience but I know several women who had their surgery done by Dr. Nijher! His work is awesome and the staff if super sweet! Good look in what ever you decide but I personally think this was one of the best self boosting make me feel confident things I did for myself! :) Keep in touch and feel free to ask anything I will try to help!
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Hi A new me! Your results are phenomenal! I am constantly looking at TT results or Mommy makeover results, mostly in fl but also other states (not up for traveling far from home for and after surgery) I am blown away by your results (from a doc in Fl yay!) and also because I am actually thrilled to hear the only thing that really bothers you is the bellybutton...because most people post-op TT surgery would say the belly scar bothers them, but that's the trade off.

Are you happy with your belly scar? Yours appears to be low and well out of site. That's what I am interested in. Oh can you exercise without feeling strain or pain. I had a hernia surgery and still feel discomfort in the scar years later.

Also after kids I have lost brest volume and perkiness. I always wonder about either implants or a lift but both together produce the best results for my situation, but often because the lift is so much more invasive than just implants I hear you lose all the sensation. Can you please share your feelings on this. I am interested in consulting with your doctor, but want to trust their results, I have had a bad experience! Thank you! Again, you look great...enjoy. :-)
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hello, i am in process of trying to find a good doctor for my TT. Can you tell me where your doctor is located? You look great!
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Wow...your results are awesome....i hopw my scar is as low!!!
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You look amazing.
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Hey there!! I haven't been on here in ages either! Just wanted to see how things were going. Can you believe how much time has passed??
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Hey! Just checking in with ya to see if your sister got a chance to check out the problem you were having with your tummy. You need to share your sister with me, LOL. It seems she has been a great source of support for you. I try to talk to my husband, but he just don't get my anxiety over this whole revision thing. I think my biggest concern is that I still don't feel like my muscle and nerves have healed completely, and to mess with everything right now is questionable. I will drill them at my pre-op appt., and they will probably suggest a straight jacket. HA! Heading out to the beach Saturday, and I'm going to try to put this crap on hold and have a good time. Talk to ya soon.
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Wow, u look terrific! I am loving the new tattoo!! I am 3 weeks post op today and was thinking about getting one on my tummy to cover some of my stretch marks, not even sure if thats possible??? But u reallt do look great!!!
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Hey Mac! I just posted on your wall! I also haven't been on in a while but will post some update pics this week!
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all i can say is wow! i love the tattoo~
how are you babe ?
i feel like im never on here.. i so need to update pics..
how have you been???
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oh WOW!! your tattoo is beautiful!!!!!!!!!! your sister designed that?? Is she an artist? She is very talented! It looks like it hurt a bit (I have a small tatoo on my lower back too so I can imagine how that felt)...but after a tummy tuck no big deal right?? LOL!
You can get scar guard at the drug store. I think it's silicone or something. I have heard the silicone sheets work well too...might be the same as scar guard. When I get it I will let you know!
I get a little swelling bulge right above my incision still. I notice it more at night in the shower when i am looking down. And I have noticed a little bump in my tummy after I have eaten too much...like mexican food :)
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love the tattoo!
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I haven't been on here properly in a while...just checking in to see how you were doing!! Sounds like your doing awesome!! I have had a super busy summer too. Fun but crazy :)
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hey lady ;)

ok so u sound like you have a busy busy weekend ...
fun ~ n ~ sun .. cant beat that!
and BTW you are gonna look smokin in a bikini ... wear it and own it!! lol!!
take pics ;)
cant wait to see them..
xoxo
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I plan on taking a two week vacation and will probably need to call off a few more days after that. Sometimes I think I probably don't look to bad but at other times yuk. Hopefully you will be up and running soon with a laptop.
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