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Never Expected to Get One - Frederick, MD

I am 40 yrs old with a 22 yr old son and 17 yr old...

I am 40 yrs old with a 22 yr old son and 17 yr old twin daughters. I have been skinny all my life and am a migraine sufferer. I began taking preventative medication and gained a good bit of weight. I lost some of it, only to find my "twin skin" again. I always knew it was there, but didn't really mind it before. I also noticed the top of my stomach getting larger (no weight gain).

One of my daughters had to have some reconstructive surgery and we've been dealing with a PS for over a year. My mother suggested I get a consult for myself to have a TT and I did. I found out the top of my stomach; which I thought was fat, is actually my stomach wall sticking out due to muscle separation from the twin pregnancy.

I am scheduled to have my surgery on Feb 15th. I'm a little nervous, but ready. I have all my medications filled. I am staying at a hotel with a night nurse after my surgery and that is all taken care of too....just ready to get this done and have some of my old body back. I'm not expecting miracles; I just want to be happy again. Wish me luck!!

5 days to go! I purchased the food that I will...

5 days to go! I purchased the food that I will need to take to the hotel and I have it read to go. I am getting excited. (I will be staying in a hotel the day of my surgery with a nurse to ensure everything goes well).

8 days PO...I've had a set back. My surgery took...

8 days PO...I've had a set back. My surgery took an extra 1.5 hours resulting in an area of my skin and tissue that died and had to be removed. I will be getting a wound vacuum on Monday. My PS said that my case was unusual due to the damage to my skin and muscles from my twin pregnancy. I fully trust him and his staff and his knowledge of how to handle this set back. I will be taking more time off work. This is the first time that I've been able to actually get up and get to the computer to write anything. I am in alot of pain (not where the incision site is from the TT), but the wound area. I know that everything will be fine. That area will just be scarred more and I'm ok with that. Over all, I'm doing as well as can be expected. I have a wonderful husband that is taking great care of me and my children have been pitching in to help also.

3 weeks PO. I'm doing well and on my way to...

3 weeks PO. I'm doing well and on my way to recovery. I'm finally seeing some of the results even though I have a wound vac in place. I tried on a pair of my old jeans and WOW, they are like 4-5 inches too big! That was very exciting! I have lost 12lbs so far and 5 inches around my waist. I'm hoping to lose even more weight and more inches once the swelling goes down. I will post pictures once the wound vac is removed. I am happy with everything!

Posting 3 week PO side view for all to see. I'm...

Posting 3 week PO side view for all to see. I'm still swollen. My stomach will go down much more. I will update with a new picture in about 3 weeks.
Frederick Plastic Surgeon

Dr Andochick and his staff are so wonderful and caring. When you are in the office; his staff and he act like you are the only ones there and they are so caring. Each and every staff member is awesome! I know all of them on a first name basis and they always ask about how my other family members are doing as well.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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