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3 months post op and about to run my 2nd 10k

I am a 35 year old mom of two, ages 7 and 2, both...

I am a 35 year old mom of two, ages 7 and 2, both c-section deliveries. I am 5'4, 140lbs and wear a size 6. The reason I am getting this tummy tuck is because I cannot get rid of this tummy fat. For the last year I have been very commited to my running, putting in 12-20 miles a week and nothing has seemed to help. I have tried diet and ab classes in addition to the running and still nothing. This is was my last ditch effort and here I am. My surgery is scheduled for Monday, January 7th. I am getting a tummy tuck with lipo of the flanks with a herniated belly button repair. I am excited and very nervous. This forum has been a God send in the preperation. I have bought my juicer, compression garmets, support pillows and ready to get this over with! Wish me luck!

Good luck moma
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Congrats! That's my problem too..run and workout and this belly fat doesn't go away! Let us know how recovery is!!
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ColeRN - I am not gonna lie, the recovery is rough. I am on day 3 and very very sore.
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Surgery went well, took longer than anticipated....

Surgery went well, took longer than anticipated. Once the PS got in there, he found quite a bit of muscle tearing which he repaired. I stayed at the hospital overnight and checked into a hotel today. The hardest part of today was getting into the compression garmet and sitting in the car for a 45 minute ride. As the day has progressed I have walked more and I am starting to feel better. I am not going to lie though, this SUCKS!! The pain has seemed unmanageable at times and I am taking 2 Hydrocodon every 4 hours. My PS prescribed me a muscle relaxer as well but I have not taken any as of yet. I will update tomorrow..
hope your day goes well
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Good luck moma
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On my way for surgery and little nervous but trusting in God to be with me! This site has helped so much! Thanks Ladies!!
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New pictures - 4 days post op. Still very sore and...

New pictures - 4 days post op. Still very sore and hunched over. SO GLAD I bought the Comfort Drean Zero Gravity Pillow System: http://www.overstock.com/Bedding-Bath/Comfort-Dreams-Zero-Gravity-Adjustable-3-Piece-Wedge-System/6333001/product.html

Also, so thankful for my walker!
Pillow system is a great idea.. Will need to get one. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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well your pictures look great hope you are feeling ok as for sleeping how is that going well i hope look forward to more updates
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Post Op day 7 - Still hunched over, tire easy,...

Post Op day 7 - Still hunched over, tire easy, spreading pain meds out to one Hydrocodon every 6 hours and trying to walk 20 minutes every 2-3 hours. My back is killing me from being hunched over so Icy Hot (the roller applicator) as been a God send! I have been in a hotel room for 7 days and check out tomorrow, Post Op day 8. Tomorrow is a big day, I have my drains removed! I am soooooo lokking forward to this! I added pictures this morning. :)
You look amazing!! Congrats on that beautiful, FLAT new tummy! :)
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Yay for getting your drains removed tomorrow! That's great! Let me know if it hurts...
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You are doing really good ...and your pics look fantastic..well look into the sleep system ...thanks for the idea...I was thinking of just using different pillows ... Take care and happy healing
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7 DAYS PO - My drains are officially removed and I...

7 DAYS PO - My drains are officially removed and I can shower tomorrow!! YEAH!! On the down side, I now have this block type thing in my CG which makes for even less room. Everything is so tight I can barely breathe! My PS says I will need to wear this for 5 weeks and apply Aquaphor ointment to my incision. He explained that the block is specifically for those who have had lipo in addition to the TT. I have no idea how this block and my bulky CG with zippers are supposed to fit under my work clothes. I guess I have 7 days to figure that one out. LOL Next appointment is Monday Jan 21 for stitch removal in the belly button.
8 Days post op - took my first shower and can I say OMG! It felt sooo amazing!!!! I air dried for 30 minutes before putting on my compression garment. Ahhh BLISS!
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oh your going 2 b just fine! the healing..etc. i love ur new flat tummy yummie! so awesome! great dr. he did you justice chica. i can't wait,had to postpone last spring here,but i am so ready now that i make mi target weight,well almost but even if not fully i am so ready! dropping forty pds.imo is more than enough!(adios.and your fabulosa!) chica !
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This lipo pad that I have to wear in my...

This lipo pad that I have to wear in my compression garment is bulky and uncomfortable but after putting on a bra and panties today, I can somewhat see some results (minus the swelling). YEAH!! Also, I was pleasantly surprised to see that my TT scar is easily covered, so kudos to my PS! See photo.
Been back at work for 3 days not bad. My work pants fit big from the waist. Yay. Got a couple of compliments and I said it was due to spanx. Heeheeheehee. Question for the girls back at work. Are you showering everyday day? And if so are you keeping your incision dry or just letting it get wet? Sounds dumb but I really want to know. Since I still haven't seen my PS.
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I dab Dove soap on my incision very lightly and let the water wash it off. I shower everyday.
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I am 9 days PO too! I shower every day. I use liquid soap because cakes of soap are known to blocks for germs. I gently pat dry my wound and lightly use the blow dryer over the area to make sure I am dry, particularly in the belly button. I know what you mean about the CG!
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A few of you have contacted me about the price I...

A few of you have contacted me about the price I paid for my TT / Lipo / herniated belly button and muscle repair so I will just put this out there... The cost should have been somewhere around 9-10k. Because I had a herniated belly button due to a prior pregnancy my health insurance covered the majority of the cost. I feel very blessed!
oh my gosh you sure was lucky and did i say that you look great great great great!!!!!!!!!!
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you look awesome!!!!
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Please tell me doctor's name
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11 days post op - Today has been a big day for me....

11 days post op - Today has been a big day for me. I am standing upright much better and just feel really good. Today’s achievements: 1) I found clothes I can wear to work on Tuesday so I don’t need to go shopping 2) a successful trip to the store (I drove as I am off all meds) 3) I came home and took a nap (store trip was exhausting) and laid flat on my back in my luxurious bed, no pulling or pain. Needless-to-say, fantastic day indeed! I added a pic.
you look fabulous!!!!!!
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U look fantastic!!
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looking good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Doing great! Standing and laying straight. No...

Doing great! Standing and laying straight. No complications so far. I have an appointment tomorrow to have my bb stitched removed. I go back to work on Tuesday. Wish me luck!
You look awesome!!
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Looking so natural and feminine, great scar placement too! Congratulations!! Wow, u lucked out with your insurance :)
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LOOKING GOOD
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Doing fantastic! I will post another photo in a...

Doing fantastic! I will post another photo in a few days.
fabulous gf
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U look great
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Great result!
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3 months post op (after hernia and muscle...

3 months post op (after hernia and muscle repair/tummy tuck) and I am very active. I am running 3-4 miles 3 days a week and taking a kick boxing martial arts class twice a week. An on occasion you can find me at a Bikram Yoga class (hot yoga).
LOOKING GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you.
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You look amazing. I had a bbl in December but I have loose skin so this coming up December I will have a tt. Thank you for that scar medicine info. When do you start walking more straight after surgery? I'm kinda nervous, but the bbl was a pretty rough recovery.
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April 20th - About to run my second 10k race....

April 20th - About to run my second 10k race. Loving my results!
Lookin' fantastic!
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Glad to see a fellow runner back at it!! You look awesome, and I hope you have a great summer :)
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Congrats on the run and your results are really great...you should be so proud of yourself for all you have accomplished
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