Little friend (4.5lbs to be exact) gone and I'm loving the new me !!!

I am a 38 year old mother of 2, ages 18 and 17. I...

I am a 38 year old mother of 2, ages 18 and 17. I was always small (size 0)and 4' 11" prior to my children but having them 14 months apart really did a number on my belly. Not to mention a Full incision hernia repair when my 17yr old was 7months old... My body was stretched to its limit and then some. I am very active and excercise (cardio) at leat 5 days a week for 1 hr daily, though I have lost 38lbs it just is not going away in my belly. Seems as though it just gets flabbier... So I have opted for a Tummy Tuck.

I went for my consultation on Sept. 21 and scheduled my procedure for Nov. 10, 2011... I will be having an extended TT(due to my torso being so short) with Lipo on my love handles. Though I know it will be painful, I know that in the end I will be much happier with my body... Let the countdown commence......:-)

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24 days to go !!!! I actually hadn't counted the...

24 days to go !!!! I actually hadn't counted the days until today... That is just around the corner and now my mind is running with all the things I need to do.. I am lucky though I have a WONDERFUL husband who takes such great care of me.. I talked to a friend who is going to loan me her recliner for recovery. I tested it out and it is extremely comfortable so that's a definite plus... Love reading everyone's thoughts it really helps me ...

So last night in my Zumba class I was approached...

So last night in my Zumba class I was approached by someone who suggested maybe I should lose more weight before having this surgery.. Nevermind the 40 I have already lost with nothing but pure healthy eating and excercise 5 to 6 days a week... I felt like my balloon had been deflated. I know there are people out there who only want to discourage but why can't they just not say anything if they don't have positive things to say. They really have no idea how nerve racking this is and what a huge decision I have made just for me... I just smiled and politely told her my PS told me I had done the work and was ready for the next step in my journey... I just needed to vent. I knew that this was a good place to put it out there since everyone knows exactly what I'm going through...

Well had my Pre-Op today.. Got my before pics, all...

Well had my Pre-Op today.. Got my before pics, all my prescriptions for after the surgery (and Valium if needed for the night before) registered at hospital and made final payments... It's as good as done.... I am so excited... My Dr. yesterday grabbed the my side flank area and said see all of this, this will be gone in 2wks...as well as your little (Big to me) Friend in the front..Now just to make sure all my ducks are in a row and my house is clean and ready for my big day :-)

Well its 3:30 am and the day has finally arrived I...

Well its 3:30 am and the day has finally arrived I am pretty calm at this moment which is a welcomed switch from.the emotional roallercoaster the last couple of days, but I am so ready for this so Wish me luck and for all of you having yours today also or in the next couple of days HOLD ON TIGHT we are joining the flat side. Will update As soon as I can.

Well Ladies Finally get to do a little update.....

Well Ladies Finally get to do a little update.. Had surgery on 11/10 and it wasn't to bad, my dr. did a fantastic job - Just really been trying to get plenty of rest and take it easy. The pain wasn't too bad really, or not as bad as I made it out in my head. My stomach muscles were the worst. But it has been so worth it. Been pretty swollen but can still see such an amazing difference. I had 4.5lbs taken off which they said was alot. I have been reading everyone's updates and glad everyone is doing well. Just wanted to send out a little update.. Hang in there everyone we made it..
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