This is my Moment :) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hello everyone, First off I just want to say...

Hello everyone,
First off I just want to say that I am so happy I found this site! I am on it all day at work (my job is kind of boring at times) reading, no more like devouring every bit of information, stories, recovery tips, just anything that has to do with my upcoming surgery. My friends and family have been so supportive and by my side since I decided to finally have a TT w/ liposuction and MR but I think I may be wearing on their patience considering this has become the main topic of my life for the past month. lol :)

A little about me... I am 41 yrs old and have 4 beautiful daughters from ages 23 to 17 yoa. They are what keeps me going but they have definitely done a number on my once 120lb cute petite lil bod...I have known for hmmm lets see, about 23 years that I have wanted this done. With my first pregnancy I gained 85lbs and well some of you can relate to what happens when you just don't stop at 1 or 2 or 3...the years pass by, income tax refunds get spent on the kids, and before you know it, your wondering what your vagina actually looks like after all these years! lol

Oh let me mention Iam 5' and 189lbs. My highest...

Oh let me mention Iam 5' and 189lbs. My highest weight was 235. I lost the weight taking Phentermine that was prescribed by my Dr. I go to the gym a few times a week but I'll be honest I'm not a gym fanatic. I actually like being thick and curvy just minus this big fat gut!
I am so scared about my surgery. I already postponed once. This should be something I should be excited for right? My biggest fear is going under ( I never have been put under) I don't know what to expect, what if I am allergic to the medicine they put me to sleep with? :( I'm also in fear of my skin dying and turning black. I did a lot of research on that because I am or shall I say I was a smoker. I'll have only been smoke free 9 days by the time my surgery takes place. I am taking Zinc and Vitamin C religiously and have been for about a month now. I will be posting my before pictures in a little bit. Any words of encouragement or tips advice ect... Would be greatly appreciated :)

Well, its Thursday... 6 days away and now Im...

Well, its Thursday... 6 days away and now Im trying to get all the things I will need for the recovery. I do have a recliner being delivered on Tuesday. My best friend is flying down from Ohio on Monday to spend the week with me. I went to get some compression socks at the medical supply store and the man started throwing out all these different numbers at me.... I felt sorta stupid , I didn't know they came with numbers?? LOL I was thinking small medium or large.... I really feel silly calling the Dr.'s office to ask them about the socks :o/ Any suggestions on what compression socks one needs for this type of recovery? When I get off work Im going to go TT recovery shopping with my daughter .. I have made a list from all the posts from others I have seen. This site is awesome!! :)
I'll be following u to muah can't wait to see your results. Bring me hope
good luck!!!
Thank you momyof3... Definitely keeping the faith and fingers crossed ;)

TGIF girls! Ok so 5 days until I'm on the flat...

TGIF girls! Ok so 5 days until I'm on the flat side!!..I went to the gym last night and worked it out, I was proud of myself (pat on back) .. Im going to spend the weekend with friends, family, and doing as much as I can do in one weekend!! lol :) Also, I have to finish getting the last remaining things for post op... Soooo nervous but excited!...

YESSS!! The monthly just arrived, it will be over...

YESSS!! The monthly just arrived, it will be over before surgery on Wed. I was stressin that, I bloat enough as it is! :(
Goodluck on your surgery...I was curious as to how much would a tummy tuck cost or will your insurance pay for some of it. I'm strongly considering breast reduction and a tummy tuck.
I'm so happy for you will be keeping up with your recovery and so forth. but you'll have nothing to worry about it will be a breeze!!!!
Do you know if they will postpone the surgery if your monthly is on. I am afraid mine will be coming

Well 4 days and counting...went out today and...

Well 4 days and counting...went out today and bought more stuff for recovery along with some soft cotton lounge pants ,tops and panties from the Jockey store... My poor Ma, she is so nervous and scared. That bums me out, she is supportive though but says age doesn't know what she would do of anything bad happened.. She is still grieving the loss of my brother. He passed away last May on mothers day from pancreatic cancer.young too he was only 45.. Dont worry Mommy everything is gonna be fine :) Tomorrow I plan to head to Church with my daughters. Need to have a heart to heart with the man upstairs. Anyway Im gonna go out with friends for a bit and have a drink..Its been a long week! Lol
Wishing you a successful surgery and safe travels. I'll see you on the flatside. Keep updating.
Thank u sweety...same to u ... It won't be long now.. Gulp! ;)
Hi bl Mine is costing 6500 w financing. Without cash price 5400... That's for extended tt, mr and lipo . I don't think ins will pay for a tt , however I have seen some ins pay for a br... :)

Well its Monday and back to work....Only 2 days...

Well its Monday and back to work....Only 2 days left....Wow it is just really creeping up on me!! lol Tonight my best friend is flying in to be with me.. Excited about that... Still not fully prepared... I'm really debating on getting the recliner.... Any thoughts on that? I'm really going to miss my bed! :( Please advise girls from your experiences... Do you think the recliner is really needed and I will be more comfortable??
We're TT sisters! My surgery is at 12 on Wednesday :-) Blessings to you!
On November 2nd, 2011 I had the gastric bypass surgery. I was 388 pounds+ and I've lost almost 200 pounds. I plan on losing 50 more pounds. I'm looking for a plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon who accept Medicare and Medicaid to pay for, at least partially, a tummy tuck and a breast reduction. I actually need more than a breast reduction, but I won't get into that here. I reside in the Tampa area:)

Post op 10 hrs Hi Girls!!! I'm alive!!! ...

Post op 10 hrs Hi Girls!!! I'm alive!!! Lol,,Don't really feel up for blogging,bit I will write, tomorrow on how surgery went. I'm not really not in pain just groggy as hell...i posted 2 pics more to come tomorrow ... Xo
Happy Healing!!!!!!
Hope you are feeling well? :)

Post op day 1.... so the recliner finally got here...

Post op day 1.... so the recliner finally got here.. I haven't slept in 24 hours. I feel like a fricken zombie... I, went to dr far so good, do have some bleeding from incision.. Its hard above my bb , not sure wth that's all about, nurse said swelling im thinking hmm i don't think so..belly,is numb no,feeling....ill update later :)
so glad all went well hope you able to sleep to nite just keep smiling LUCK LUCK LUCK LUCK LUCK LUCK LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh yeah, we are so happy for you, happy healing, drink a lot of grape and pineapple juice.
Yeah...good for you. Wishing you a great recovery! I go on the table tomorrow! Pray for me!

So it's been 3 days since my tt... My belly is so...

So it's been 3 days since my tt... My belly is so numb:(. It's weird feeling lol. How long does this last for? I really don't have pain which is good but my back and neck are killing me!! My drains are coming out tues which is good cuz I'm not really draining much. My appetite is pretty good ,feel groggy. Should I be up doing more than I am? What did most of u girls do on the third day? I'm very moody that's for sure . I'm happy but then I'll cry and don't know why.. Thoughts? Advice?

Heres a couple of new pics :)

Heres a couple of new pics :)
Thanks for the update. I can relate to all you are feeling. I got out of bed every couple of hours and walked around the house just to get moving. Dr said this was good thing to do. My belly is still numb. Post op day 11. I was sad for the first week, but feeling better now. Eat lightly cuz going to the bathroom is not much fun for first few days. Take a stool softener and drink plenty of water. God speed. :)
Thnxs lps... Has any of you're swelling subsided ?
You look great! I had a BR last year and I'm going in for a TT on May 16. Xanax helped me alot thru my BR. I had crying outbursts but mainly it made me relax because I worried all the time. The worst is behind you Congrats!

5 days post op... I think this is the worst ive...

5 days post op... I think this is the worst ive felt since my tt... Im a bundle of emotions and cry at the drop of a hat.. :( i feel a small tugging in my bb when i get up from, the recliner... And sometimes when i go to the bathroom when i sit i feel like my belly is gonna bust open :( has anyone else felt like this? Tomorrow im going to the drs to have my drains removed.. Looking forward to that! Don't get me wrong i love my belly and its great to see my vjay, im just venting.. One day at a time i guess ...
Your results look great so far. I can just imagine how awesome the final results will be..happy healing.
Omg your results are looking better and better with each day your making me super excited for my up coming surgery

8 days post op... okay so seriously I am done with...

8 days post op... okay so seriously I am done with this swelling and numbness :( I'm tired of this recliner already, I miss my bed and I want to sleep on my side so bad.. I tried to lay in my bed but I feel some tightness and pulling in my stomach..not cool ..., I'm no longer wearing the binder that I purchased for the surgery, I'm wearing one of those girdle panties its very tight tighter than the binder actually I sorta like it and holds everything in really... Ladies how Long did U wear a garment for compression in total?
Hey there I was curious about the phentermine? DId it make you sick at all.. How are you feeling after yoru surgery?
How are you??? Just checking on you
I am 6 weeks post op and still wearing my compression garment!
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Hmm ill tell u when i see his work

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