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7 weeks PO . Updated pictures 52 yrs old.
- Me time 52
- posted 6 months ago
- updated 5 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,000
- Bruce Mast, M.D. (Gainesville, FL)
My c-section scars were so deep that my son in law...
- 11 Nov 2012
My c-section scars were so deep that my son in law said I had a frass.( a front ass) I've always hated my boobs from the day I got them. They were never perky, just droopy and mushie. I'm officially through menopause so it's time to start my life over. This last phase of my life will be my best.
I had my TT and BR w lift Monday 11/05-12 this is day 6. So far I love my results. My boobs seem bigger than I wanted but my PC says they are swollen. I hope he is right. Before the surgery I was thinking how bad could the surgery be, after all I've had 2 c-sections, OMG no way can I compare that with this. Maybe it was the lipo or MR but it hurts like hell. I couldn't take the pain meds because they would cause me to stop breathing. My Dr finally found something that worked for me. (Tylenol 3) after day 2 I could sleep. Thank you Jesus! Oh yea then yesterday day 5 I had my first BM, that was worse than both c-sections,TT,BR , Lipo, and MR . I hope I never go through that again. I'm on the throne thinking to my self I've made it through this major surgery to die taking a dump. LOL! Over all I love the outcome and I would do it all over in a heartbeat. I would however had ate less before surgery and taken MOM from day ONE!
Hi girls, this is day seven PO. I am feeling so...
- 12 Nov 2012
The day of surgery I weighed 148 this morning I was 141lbs. Happy healing everyone!
Hi everyone. It's day 10 PO I've added some new...
- 15 Nov 2012
Hi RealSelf sisters, just came back from my two...
- 20 Nov 2012
Ouch,! That hurts but it sure looks good under there. I'm pulling it off a little at a time because it is so painful but when it all off I will post those pictures. I've posted today's pictures so you can see how the bruising and swelling is better. I'm standing a lot straighter as well. Just to recap
Day of surgery11-5-12 Had BR, with lift, TT With MR and Lipo. went in at 7am, surgery at 9am , woke up in recovery around 230, walk semi- hunched to my car was driven home. Whet to bed , got up only to pee and take meds.
Day1PO I walked on my TM for 6minutes, walk to my mailbox, out to the garden lite stuff like that.
Day2 PO I walked a little more each day on my TM , ate as close to raw foods as I could. ( I read from several sources it would promote healing. )
Day 3 to day 15 has been pretty much the same with the exception of adding more time to my cardio and adding the elliptical and leg curl and extension machine to my routine. I have been able to do more around the house as well, example, housework, laundry, cooking, taking care of the animals ( there are 5 dogs, 2 cats, 1 lion head rabbit, 1 guinea pig, 3parakeets, 1 cockatoo , 2 bob whites quail, duck, geese,chickens guinea hens and fish) . I was only able to take Tylenol 3 and diazepam for muscles cramps. Which I took mostly to sleep. Today is day 15 PO and I feel really good. My incisions are a little more painful today my PS says that's a good thing because it means that the nerves are repairing. He say that I can stop wearing my bra at night, that should cut down on some of the irritation. I am still very happy with Dr Mast he did a very good job. Happy healing!!!
Does anyone know why my pictures are posting sideways?
- 20 Nov 2012
Hello ladies, I want to post today to let you know...
- 23 Nov 2012
I've been gradually adding to my cardio, i was eating vegetarian, my swelling was down, I was feeling fantastic. Wanted my house all pretty for thanksgiving so I could not resist shampooing my carpets. Which of course involved moving furniture. Well I woke up thanksgiving morning in swell hell and hurting all over. Ive been miserable every since. When I'm over this I will go back to my low impact cardio, lite housework, with plenty of rest. I have learned my lesson. I knew after about 30 minutes that I was way over doing things, but I just kept going. Learn from my stupidity sisters, listen to your bodies. Happy healing.
Hi everyone. I am feeling better. That cleaning...
- 1 Dec 2012
I want to update to my age group especially since ...
- 21 Dec 2012
I spent my lunch breaks laying on my patients stretcher because I get fatigued about every 4 hours. Everyday I felt stronger and had more energy than the day before. On my days off I walked 2 miles. At first it was at a turtles pace , but I got faster as time passed. Today at 7 wks PO, I was able to run a mile then power walk a mile with my German Shepard, (she was so happy to have me back. ), Clean my entire house and clean the filters on my fish ponds. ( I took a 15 min power nap in between all that. ) My energy is back about 80%. I'm able to walk 95% straight now which makes my back happy.
Like everyone else here, I'm flat first thing in the morning, then as the day goes on I get more swollen. By 8:00 at night my breast and tummy is so swollen and hypersensitive that it is hard to tolerate my clothes touching my skin. If I have a high sodium day it's worse , so I try to stay away from salty foods. Every now and then I get a stabbing pain through my breast or abdomen, it normally will last about 5 seconds. Very painful. I've noticed if I over eat in the evening the swelling, tightness and hypersensitivity is worst. In spite of all I have gone though on this wild journey, I love the way I look and feel. I feel young and beautiful! I would not hesitate to do it again. I have no regrets:-) Merry Christmas everyone. I will be praying for our new sisters.
Merry Christmas to all my realself pre and post op sisters. I am praying for your quick recovery,
My Doctor: Bruce Mast, M.D.
He was highly recommended by 3 other women where I work.