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Nov 17, 2011 - 18 day post op pictures up

I am a 27 year old mother of 2 beautiful children,...

I am a 27 year old mother of 2 beautiful children, ages 9 and 4. I have never been happy with my stomach since i had my daughter at age 18. I am tired of wearing spanx everyday ( especially since I live in Florida)lol......I am scheduled for Nov 17th and I think my anxiety raises higher everyday. I dont think my doctor uses a pain pump and I see a lot of people saying they did???? Worried the pain is going to be unbearable. I am also worried about the drain and having it pulled out.Hoping to get some comforting support here. Thanks

13 more days......I am extremely nervous and...

13 more days......I am extremely nervous and anxious and at the same time wish it was tomorrow......please keep me in your prayers

12 days but who is counting

12 days but who is counting

Hey Girlie!  Thank you for posting your review and sharing with us:)  I will do the count down with you and the date will be here quickly.  

It's really a mix of people who have the pain pump and those who don't.  I never had one and honestly was glad not to have something else hanging from by body.  Keep up on the pain meds as prescribed and you will do fine. You are going to have pain but this is all temporary.  You would have pain with any surgical procedure but at least at the end of this rainbow you will have a beautiful tummy.

Having the drains pulled is not so bad.  Your tummy is going to be numb so that helps.  You feel a little pinch and that is about it.  It feels more strange than anything.  I had myself all worked up before my appt and it was over before I knew it.  It is all over in about five seconds or less.

You will do beautifully and all of the ladies on the site will cheer you on.

Hugs

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Pre op is tomorrow morning.....i guess that means...

Pre op is tomorrow morning.....i guess that means it is only getting closer

Almost there:)

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I just had my full tt and breast lift 10/19. The pain is quite bearable - I followed the advice I got here and for the first days took my pain pills every 4 hours! I got one drain removed after a week, it was an unusual sensation, but not painful. If you can, even if just for anxiety, take a pain pill 1/2 hour before your appointment for drain removal. I still have 1 drain, which we didn't expect to need for so long, but I would prefer the fluid in the drain instead in me! I am only 2 1/2 weeks out, and I already believe that this is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The transformation, even with drains, scars and swelling so soon post-op is incredible. I never expected to be this surprised and pleased. I can actually see my belly button (the dr. made a real cute one)and do not have to lift skin to know that I have female privates. I cannot thank Kimmers and the ladies on this site enough for all of the invaluable information that they have provided. One fantastic piece of advice (besides staying on top of pain meds in the early days) is the use of an exercise band to hang drains on for showering. Fantastic idea! Best to you because you will be so happy for doing this for YOU!
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Clearwater I am glad to hear you are doing so well and loving your results!   Thank you for posting and keeping us up to date on your recovery.

I will let my hubby know you liked his exercise band trick for the shower.  He was so proud when he came up with that idea:)

Hugs:)

 

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Had my pre op this am. Oh the dreaded pictures lol...

Had my pre op this am. Oh the dreaded pictures lol...my favorite (ok bend over so your stomach is pooching out and hanging...) yuck. I am kinda surprised from reading everybodies post but i only have to go get blood work and thats all the prep i need. If anybody has any suggestions of things i should get this week that will make it easy for me please let me know.
10 days left
Had my pre op this am. Oh the dreaded pictures lol...my favorite (ok bend over so your stomach is pooching out and hanging...) yuck. I am kinda surprised from reading everybodies post but i only have to go get blood work and thats all the prep i need. If anybody has any suggestions of things i should get this week that will make it easy for me please let me know.
10 days left
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Ok I did my best and took some before pictures....

Ok I did my best and took some before pictures. Hopefully no one is to grossed out by them :)
We have the same surgery date so we are down to 8 days to go . Keep in touch.. What time is your surgery? Mine is 8:30. Getting so excited.
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Yay! I was hoping to have someone on here to share the scaredness and excitment all in one. At my preop appt they told me i was scheduled for the afternoon but they said they will let me know the day before, because the anestisiologist (98% of the time move it up.... So i am hoping they do because i will be a nervous wreck if i have all day to think about it.
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Okay 8 days left......I wish these butterflies...

Okay 8 days left......I wish these butterflies would go away.I am consumed with this all day. I am going away this weekend for my best friends bach party so hopefully that will keep me busy.

So my PS said it just depends on what happens in...

So my PS said it just depends on what happens in surgery and the Anest MD but that I might have to have a ET (tube) down my throat....that just raised my anxiety a few levels. DId anybody have a tube? How did you do? DId you even know? Also if anybody has any ideas or tips that i should go get this weekend please let me know...I plan on going shopping this weekend for everything.
Good luck to you. It will be here before you know it. I think we are probably all obsessed before the surgery cause it is a big deal. You're going to love your new tummy :)
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puggymom thank you everybody on here is helping alot knowing they all made it just fine....but yes you are right obsessed.......
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Hi flmommy, My tt is the 17th also. I'll count down the days with you!!! Be blessed!!!
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Ok I have hit my 1 week mark till surgery....Very...

Ok I have hit my 1 week mark till surgery....Very anxious and nervous at the same time. I have off tomorrow to spend the day with the kids and then out of town this weekend for my best friends bachelorette party, so hopefully everything will keep me busy and help the rest of this week pass by. Everytime I sit still and have time to relax my stomach gets into knots.....please say an extra prayer for me.

Ok its under a week now......6 days until the big...

Ok its under a week now......6 days until the big day :)
I know can you believe by this time next week we will be on the other side I am so excited.

I hope you have a great weekend and keep busy. I am gonna be on the run all weekend. I told my hubby that I didn't want to sit around, will be doing plenty of that starting next Thur.
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Hey Flmommy, I'm rite behind you. my surgery is Nov. 21st. and I am getting so very nervous, but we will get thru this together. just my my prayers and thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery.
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mzdene- thank you i will take all the prayers i can get :) and i will be thinking and praying for you as well.
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Well I had a great weekend away and it helped to...

Well I had a great weekend away and it helped to keep my mind busy for a couple days. But as soon as I got back home I was right back on here :)

Well I now have 4 days till the big day.

I am counting down with you!

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Thur will be here in the blink of an eye.

I was suppose to go in at 6:30 they called Friday and I now have to be there at 5:30 my surgery time got moved up an hour. I started getting my bags ready one with snacks and fluids and one with clothes not much in that one but comfy stuff.
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cwgrlup- less than 3 days
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3days and I'm very sick to my stomach but excited

3days and I'm very sick to my stomach but excited

I have to vent for a second.......sorry..... I...

I have to vent for a second.......sorry..... I didnt want to tell anybody about my TT because I didnt want to listen to all the negativity. However some people had to know (like work) and I keep getting these: are you sure you want to? well i heard this nightmare about tt..and is it worth yet? general anesthesia is so dangerous and you can get this and you can get that ( take in to consideration I work with a bunch of nurses)... argggggg....So i am glad i have everybody on here for the support and positive outcomes, makes it a little bit easier.
THank you to everyone and please say an extra prayer for me this week.
Think positive and everything will turn out great ...just think about your new tummy and don't focus on people's negative comments, some people don't understand so it's best to brush it off....omg 3 days left how exciting ;)!!!!
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Julie2100- thats what i keep trying to do , I look back at my pre op pictures (or the mirror) and think to myself uhhhhh i cant wait to get this taken off. And after reading everyones storied it reassures me over and over again. Thank you for the positive words
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I had no trouble telling some people, and others I chose not to. I just wanted the positive support because we all know how good we are at beating our own selves up - no assistance needed, thank you! So stick with the winners. I can't tell you enough, nor can the rest of this group, of how amazing you will feel when you see your new tummy! Keep the faith. We are all routing for you!
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2days, I can't believe how quick it is coming up....

2days, I can't believe how quick it is coming up. Please keep me in your prayers

I never asked and just know thought about it, so...

I never asked and just know thought about it, so if anybody has answers ...please????
Did anyone have a catheter? do you normaly have one? Do they do it once you are already under? and take it out after? Just one more thing to add to my anxiety list.

I can't believe tomorrow is surgery eve :)
It all happens after you are asleep, ex,ept marking you & starting your iv
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Dont worry about a catheter-it doesn't hurt & keeps you from having to get up in a hurry to pee, while heavily drugged. I went home with one after both my procedures. Its no big deal (if the bag doesnt break,lol).. Just carry it around til the next day.
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Yeah Flmommy-- people tend to offer "over- exaggerated opinions" it won't stop until you be stern and verbally aggressive with your tone then they will back off. Until then they will get on your last nerve and that is all that will want to discuss. Any hoo--- best wishes on the 17th, u will do fine.:) I am 4 days post op and the 'pain' is tolerable and I'm actually more itchy due to belly healing. Keep in touch :-)
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Got the call today, and I have to be at the...

Got the call today, and I have to be at the surgery center at 9:00am. As if my anxiety wasent already high , that phone call just made it way worse. Please keep me in your prayers tonight and tomorrow. Thank you all for your help.
Goodluck tomorrow....;)...how exciting!!
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Good luck tomorrow! Stay positive and my prayers will be with you!
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Good luck tommrow! I'm on the 28th!
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I guess i am addicted to this website, 1st thing...

I guess i am addicted to this website, 1st thing surgery morning and i am on here. Getting ready to head out the door, just wanted to do one final goodmorning and please keep m ein your prayers today. Thank you everyone for all your support.

Just a little update and I will elaborate when I'm...

Just a little update and I will elaborate when I'm not so tired. I made it out of surgery, the dr told my mom I did great and looks very good. I can't wait to see. I have one drain already emptied it once, so glad my mom is a nurse and knows what she is doing. I hate a couple chicken nuggets and now snacking on some crackers. I have a
I have a little bit of stinging and cramping feeling right now so going to take another nap. Thank you for everybody on here and their support.
Hope all is well with you... keep posting those of us that are waiting are...well wating lol. I am not scheduled til Dec 12th.... so nervous I could throw up!! But so excited that its all I can think about. wishing you the best results!
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Great news!!! Get some much needed rest! Congrats!
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Praying all goes well for you today and you have an easy uncomplicated recovery. I'm 3 days post op an am feeling slow but overall pretty good.
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Well everyone I made it. I was extremely nervous...

Well everyone I made it. I was extremely nervous yesterday but I took a Valium before my appt I woke up at 1am and tossed and turned till 3 then woke back up at 6 and then got up vacuumed
My car ,took a shower and headed to my appt. I got there about 20 minutes early and they called me right back. I had to get into a gown and they asked a few more questions. Then started my IV, the doctor came in and asked Asked more questions then colored me oh so pretty :). Next the anesthesiologist came in asked More questions did a quick assessment of me. Then they did a Time Out to make sure it was me and what I wanted. Then I said by to my mom and walked with the nurse to the OR. I climbed on the table she put some betadineprep on my back and I layed down and I remember them talking about how young my mom looked and how I have great genes and then I was waking up in recovery. Nt sure how I got there but hey said I walked to recovery and 40mintues later I was waking up and I remember being very shaky not. COld but shaky and I had a burning sensation, they gave me a Vicodin and put me in the car and when I got home my mom gave me a Valium and off I went to sleep on and off all day. The worst part was the bumps on e road on the way home. And once I got home (like everyone said the worst part was getting up and down to of pee). Each time gets a little bit harder because I get more sore as the day and times goes. Another thing is I have to pee in little amounts each time so I just sit on the toilet for about 5 minutes trying to relax all my muscles so I can finish. My mom said that's common when they tighten your muscles and your body is not use to it. Also my legs and arms feel like they have fallen asleep like a tingling feeling but the doctor said this was normal apost anesthesia . Sorry to have such a long post but wanted to be as detailed as I could so future TT's see my experience. Pain is bearable with Vicodin and Valium I am drinking a lot and even though not hungry making my self eat some protein. I have my first pre op appt in the am at 830. Hopefully I will be able to gt some pictures uploaded tomorrow. Thanks again for everyone's support

WELL I JUST HAD MY FIRST POST OP APPT THIS AM....

WELL I JUST HAD MY FIRST POST OP APPT THIS AM. THEY JUST CLEANED THE INCISION AND RECOVERED IT I HAD AN AWFUL STINGING PAIN WHEN THEY CLEANED IT AND A COUPLE SPASMS THAT DIDNT FEEL SO WELL BUT IT ONLY LASTED ABOUT 5 MINUTES. The doc said everything looked well. I got only one picture of me sitting at the doctors but i will post it for everyone and when i feel a little bit better i will try to get a couple more
Looking good flmommy! Please post more pics when you feel up to it...make sure you get plenty of rest and stay hydrated as well...keep us updated!
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Hi. Your tummy looks really flat!
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19ank84 thank you i am very happy so far
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Well my mom ended up staying an extra night with...

Well my mom ended up staying an extra night with me, and thank goodness she did. She sets her alarm and wakes me up everytime so i dont skip a dosage :) MOMMY'S ARE WONDERFUL!
I am sleeping pretty well at night. I sleep the whole time except when the alarm goes off and i get up to go to the bathroom and take my medicine then no problem going right back to sleep. Pain is very tolerable. My back hurts when i get up and walk around. I m going to try and get some more pictures up today when my mom and i try to change the bandages. Thanks again for all the support on here it means the world.

Sorry i didnt get any more pictures up today, i...

Sorry i didnt get any more pictures up today, i was extremely tired and couldnt stay awake longer than about 10 mintues at a time. I am having so cramps and back pain today but thats about it. Hopefully i will be able to take some pictures tomorrow. thank you and happy healing everyone.
thanks girls, i am extremely exhausted having a hard time staying awake, so i have tried to space out the meds a little more we will see if that helps. My back is pretty sore but everything is bearable thank goodness.
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Glad everything is going well for you ;) hubby set the alarm and gave me my meds when needed ... we was talking yesterday about that I told him Thank You again for being so wonderful to me he said " I wanted to make sure you got your meds so you would sleep .. then he laughed and said no really it was so you would not talk .. just to shut you up" I laughed... take care!
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HERE ARE SOME POST OP DAY 2 PICTURES I ATTEMPTED...

HERE ARE SOME POST OP DAY 2 PICTURES I ATTEMPTED TO TAKE LAST NIGHT

Besides my back killing me , recovery has been...

Besides my back killing me , recovery has been pretty good. My husband has been gone for the most part but between my mom and friends, i have been way more than taken care of. My mom stayed the night with me the day of surgery and post op night 1 (thur and fri) then my friend stayed the night sat night and gave me special treatment :) She washed my hair ( which seems like not alot but boy let me tell you ) it made a world of difference, then everytime i went to the bathroom she rubbed my back bevause it was so stiff and painful , then she gave me a neck and head massage. Next like she hadnt done enough already she gave a ne leg and foot massage. I think i owe her big. (TMI--- i still havent had a Bm yet but am taking stool softeners and passing gas so hopefully by tomorrow i will.) I have my 2ndpost op appt tmorrow , and i think the drain may be coming out it has only put out about 20 cc all together over the past few days... I apologize now if if my spelling and writing is horrible but i can barely keep my eyes open to write thid. Good night everyone and happy healing.
You do look amazing!! Hopefully ill hv similar results..your doc did a great job ;)
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You look amazing!  Tiny little thing:)

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OMG you look amazing!!!

How are you feeling today? Each day is getting better here.
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HAD MY 2ND POST OP APPT TODAY , EVERYTHING WENT...

HAD MY 2ND POST OP APPT TODAY , EVERYTHING WENT WELL. THEY REMOVED THE DRAIN ( I WAS TERIFIED) BUT THEY ACTUALLY NUMBED ME IST THEN PULLED OUT. I COULD BARELY FEEL THE NUMBING MEDICINE BECAUSE MY STOMACH WAS STILL A LITTLE NUMB ITSELF. hE SAID EVERYTHING LOOKED GOOD AND I STILL HAD A LOT OF SWELLING. SO IF I AM HAPPY WITH MY TUMMY NOW AND I WILL REALLY BE HAPPY WHEN ALL THE SWELLING GOES DOWN. i AM SO HAPPY i DID THIS FOR MYSELF AND i AM ALREADY LOOKING IN THE VICTORIA SECRET CATALOGS :)
You are looking great!! So glad your friend was there to help so much. And to be getting so many massages from her too. How nice. You do owe her big but I'm thinking she loves you as is doing what comes naturally as your friend. Glad your recovery is going well.
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Thank you puggymom hope your doing well too
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Glad to hear you're doing well. It sounds like you are truly blessed with a wonderful friend. I'm officially one week post op today and I know what you mean about BMs. That's been one of my biggest problems. Stool softeners and suppositories have been lifesavers. Happy healing!
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5 days post op. I am starting to go a little crazy...

5 days post op. I am starting to go a little crazy sitting here in the house ready to get out. TMI= but i still havent had a BM , i think it will happen today i had som extra MOM and 2 stool softeners this am.SO fingers crossed. I have only been taking tylenol XS today and i am doing well with just that. Today is the first day i can take a shower finally a little nervous on that but my husband is going to try and help me. Still extremely happy that I did this. I am pretty swollen still but not much bruising. I will try to get pictures up today after i tke my shower.

6 days post op and doing pretty well. I am only...

6 days post op and doing pretty well. I am only taking tylenol and finally had a BM today (thank God, I was praying ) However I am still walking hunched over , not as bad but still. I really wish i could take this binder off it is very annoying and uncomfortable. Family does not really know about the surgery and know thanksgiving is tomorrow not quit sure how thats going to play out. I also was wondering how long did everybody sleep in the recliner? I wanted to try to sleep in my bed tonight? I hope everyone is doing well and has a wonderful thanksgiving tomorrow. Happy healing.
Hi Flmommy, I thought I would try to sleep in my bed last night but stood beside it and thought no way! I've been propt up on pillows on the sofa and last night was awful, so my sweet Dad called and asked if I wanted his recliner. My husband went this morning and picked it up. It is wonderful!!! I'm hoping one more week or less of this and I'll be back in the bed. I soooo fear sneezing and coughing. I've had a couple of close calls. I got my drains out yesterday and that made a huge difference. Still very swollen. Is your compression garment the kind that wraps around you? That's what I wanted but my PS gave me the girdle kind ugh!!! very unattractive. I'm glad you are doing well, keep it up!
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sst1107- I know how you feel i am ready to wake up and start getting going and my back and neck is in need of a chiropractor for sure. My binder is one that wraps around and velcros to itself( it sucks ) you can see it through all your clothes. How are you doing as far as standing up? I still am walking around hunched over (its better) but ......uhhhhhh. I hAVE A spanx but not sure if i am allowed to wear that yet. But i guess i will have to wait till my follow up appt on Monday. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving.
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I am standing up straighter but not all the way. My back is the worst thing. If it would just relax, that would help. I so want to sleep on my side. I would love to sleep in my bed. I miss my husband. I'm in the den and he's in the bedroom. He does get up in the middle of the night and check on me. He's been wonderful. My boys have been so helpful too. My PS said spanx were fine as long as they were tight enough. I'm thinking of getting one. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
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7 days post op and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

7 days post op and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Had a great Thanksgiving, however i did have to...

Had a great Thanksgiving, however i did have to take a nap in between family dinners. I tried to set my bed up and sleep there tonight but just didnt feel comfortable QUESTION FOR ALL THE POST OP FRIENDS OUT THERE: does your stomach or did it feel slightly hard at times during the day???? maybe swelling??? but it comes all the way up to right under my breast? and FYI holy cow does it hurt when you have to cough or get food down the wrong way.....i was in tears and swore my stomach was wide open......
Good morning ;) I just had my 3 week post op visit and I asked my doctor the same thing. Told him that at times I felt like my tummy was cement that is how I felt it would get really hard he told me I was over doing it and I should relax more. He also told me to get a tighter garment he said that would help on the swelling. Hope this help maybe you just over did it sweetie. Getting up and down walking etc... I'm wearing a tighter garment one piece and have been sitting more with legs up and it feels better ;) have a great day!
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DEBSUNSHINE- YEA I KEEP WONDERING ABOUT THIS GARMENT ,I HAVE THE VELCRO WRAP AROURD HE GAVE ME AND ITS NOT THAT TIGHT.... i AM WONDERING IF I SHOULD PUT MY SPANX ON???
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Hi ;) you look GREAT! Sweetie I purchased a new one last night at walmart and I LOVE it. Its really tight but let me tell you when I put it on I just knew it was perfect. It feels so good holding my tummy and hips in so tight. I'm going to have hubby take photos of it and I will post them tomorrow sometime. Just check out my forum to see it and I will give the name of garment etc... it was 12.98 what a deal ;)
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9 DAYS POST OP AND STILL VERY SWOLLEN AND HUNCHED...

9 DAYS POST OP AND STILL VERY SWOLLEN AND HUNCHED OVER. I CAN'T WAIT TO STAND UP STRAIGHT AND SLEEP ON MY SIDE AGAIN OR EVEN IN MY BED WOULD BE NICE. I START WORK AGAIN MONDAY I HOPE I SURVIVE.HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT WEEKEND.

9 DAYS POST OP PICTURES UP

9 DAYS POST OP PICTURES UP
omg thank u sooo much 4 posting this ive been wanting a tummy tuck 4 a long time now i have 2 little boys and im still kinda young but i think it would make me feel so much better about myself not every1 is supportive but i really want this for myself thank u for your posts i hope your healing well :)
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mommy1125- I say go for it. I use to look in the mirror every morning and just want to cry. However my husband thought I was crazy and a little bit of working out will do the trick. Well I got a personal trainer and worked out 3 to 4 times a day for a year and that pooch was still there. SO i finally made p my decision and started saving and now here i am 10 days post op and so glad I did it for myself.
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* 3- 4 times a week
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Well it is now post op day 10 and i am still...

Well it is now post op day 10 and i am still sleeping on the recliner. I tried the couch and wasent that great and sleep in bed last night for about 3 1/2 hours and that was all I could stand, so back to the recliner again. To be honest I am not sleeping very well there either. SO at this point I hate to be a cry baby but lack of sleep is starting to get to me. I wish i wasen't a side sleeper. Other than that and still not standing completely up I am still so happy i did this. I guess they say NO PAIN NO GAIN. Sorry to be a downer this am just hope i get to sleeping beteer soon for the whole families sake. :)
So are all you gals talking about a Lazy Boy kind of recliner? I hope so because I do have one. I never thought I would own a Lazy Boy ( absolutely no offense to anyone that does..it's just not my taste) but then when I was pregnant, I could not get comfortable ANYWHERE!! So we went and bought one..kept it for the second pregnancy and I had thought about selling it now that I am done having kids but just moved it to my bedroom. Looks like it may be getting another use since you all seem to recommend using one. :)
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I just have a leather recliner on my couch (i guess pretty much the same)yours is probably more comfortable :)
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I'm going to see about renting a leather one, too - easy cleanup in case of seepage. :) (hope not!)
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Ok so 11 days post op and had an appt today. The...

Ok so 11 days post op and had an appt today. The PS thought there was too much fluid so I had to get it removed. After I made a cry baby out of myself...yes THE WHOLE OFFICE STAFF was in my room trying to stop me from crying and to help me from being so nervous and holding my hand I found out it really was not that bad at all. I was still numb so i just felt a little weird (maybe uncomfortable) pressure and then it was done. 20 ml and a bandaid later I was fine. I guess he thought he was going to get more. He said that was good and wont have to do it again. SO phewwww!!!!! He said everything looks good and I go back in 1 week. Fingers crossed and praying continues.
I have my surgery scheduled in 3 weeks. Reading your blog is helping me understand what to expect. Hope your recovery continues to improve!
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Candyland---- Good luck on everything ,Keep in touch to let us know how you are doing.
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Yea I feel uncomfortable all over but I noticed the swelling above incision while I was standing up. Only because that area wasn't covered by the binder. That's why I pulled it lower. Still high enough that it's right under my chest. I just get nervous about it (well, nervous about everything really). Hope ur sleeping better:-)
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12 days post op......Today was day 2 at work and...

12 days post op......Today was day 2 at work and they let me work in the office instead of seeing patients. So I thouhgt I would have a pretty easy day, but right after lunch I was miserable and I have felt swollen from incisionline all the way up to under my breast. I actually put two garments on today after hoping to get the swelling down. I am praying the PS does not want to try to take more fluid again at my next appt. I told him yesterday get it all because I dont want to do it again. I even asked him if we would have to do it again and he said no. I really hope not. I am also extremely tired today and it is 6pm where i am and I can barely keep my eyes open. Well now that I am done complaining I have to say I had one of the best night sleeps last night in MY BED.
WOW is all i can say at your pictures...you look amazing!!!!!!
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cougarsoccer9- thank you
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13 days post op.....I cant believe tomorrow will...

13 days post op.....I cant believe tomorrow will be 2 weeks post op. It really does fly bye. Every day gets a little better. I have felt going back to work I feel great in the am and about 2 or 3 I start getting extremely tired,worthless, and swollen. I know i already had fluid drained and it was not that bad but I am still nervous that he is going to want to do it again MOnday when I go back. I am sleeping alot better since I am able to sleep on my side now. Ready for my clothes to fit again and the swelling to go down. Patience is an essence I KNOW I KNOW....
I know what you mean about swelling at work. I started back on Monday too at 2 weeks PO. I'm a nurse in a small Dr's office and I tried to keep the schedule light but those short walks all day around the office really took their toll. I was so swollen and tight by the end of the day. Each day has gotten better. The hardest part is the 40 min drive home. I feel every bump! I would still do it all over again, I'm really happy with the change so far. Hang in there.
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Minitx- Thanks and yes those bumps are horrible. At the end of the day the drive and bumps are horrible but i also start to feel the up and down getting harder and tighter too.....But I still think it was worth it too.
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Glad to hear your doing ok ... we all need to get together and have a swollen party lol I will bring the binders for all lol ... I will get small for all and we see who freaks out first putting it on lol .. ok I'm being silly .. you look great! Posted photos of the binder we was talking about if you wanted to take a look ;)
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18 days post op.......sleeping alot better thanks...

18 days post op.......sleeping alot better thanks GOD....I do have sweeling still and can't fit into my pre op jeans yet :( a little sad on that part.... I am back to work so I know my body has to get use to it but by 3:00 I am very tight and swollen. I have another check up this afternoon and dreading the PS draining more fluid but I am sure it's going to happen. Even with all the complaining I would do it over again tomorrow.

Ok went to the Ps today....and he said everything...

ok went to the Ps today....and he said everything looks great. He did not have to drain any more fluid phewwww thank you....he said it still had a lot of swelling and usually week 2 and 3 are the worse because you are up moving around alot more which i am back to work and seeing patients. He also said I didnt have to wear my binder unless I was uncomfortable. That was exciting so I left it off but about an hour later I put it back on , i think late in the afternoon after working all day is not the time to leave it off.So good news no GREAT news today and happy healing.
U look amazing I'm 17 days post op and still can't stand upright :-( I have swelling on my left side just above my hip and went to gp he checked my incision as I had a little bit of weeping from the muddle of incision above my pubic bone he cleaned it put sone steri strips on it.he said it could be an infection I'm going bac to him in the morning fingers crossed the anti biotics r doin the job I'm due bac to work wed r u standing up straight if so any tips I work in retail standing 7 1/2 hrs a day any advice wud b great thanx :-)
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U look amazing I'm 17 days post op and still can't stand upright :-( I have swelling on my left side just above my hip and went to gp he checked my incision as I had a little bit of weeping from the muddle of incision above my pubic bone he cleaned it put sone steri strips on it.he said it could be an infection I'm going bac to him in the morning fingers crossed the anti biotics r doin the job I'm due bac to work wed r u standing up straight if so any tips I work in retail standing 7 1/2 hrs a day any advice wud b great thanx :-)
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How are you doing? I would love to hear an update and see new pics. :) I go in Feb 6. Haven't seen you on here in awhile and hope you are healing nicely.
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