I'm So Ready, just 11 More Days!! Full TT, Lipo, and Breast Augmentation - Houston, TX

I'm turned 30 this year and I have one...

I'm turned 30 this year and I have one beautiful son. He's 13 and such a cutie! If I decide to have another child in the future...my PS said all I would probably need is a mini-tummy tuck, if needed.....but he said more than likely with a good diet & exercise during a 2nd pregnancy I probably won't need another TT.

ANYWAY.........as of right now at this moment all I want to do is focus on is my upcoming surgery which is on May 11, 2011. I'm getting a full TT, lipo of my back, flanks, & inner thighs, and (D-cup) high profile saline breast implants placed under the muscle. I'm soooo anxious, excited, and nervous all at the same time. I've never had major surgery before so this is HUGE for me! I haven't told anyone but my mom and I hinted to my son that I'm getting a "mommy makeover" but he didn't seem too interested. LOL!

My PS is triple board certified and well respected in the industry which is why I chose him. Pre-Op is set for May 3rd.....which is only 7 days before the actual surgery! (that kinda freaked me out!) but I think I'll be okay. I think I'll pick up some items this weekend from Target. Also...what vitamins can I get to stop swelling ???

10 more days very anxious!

10 more days very anxious!
Right around the corner..... so excitedbfor u.
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I'm one day behind you!! Good luck on the 11th!!
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Oh great ! We are going to be healing together!
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Okay it's Sunday...and all I can think about is my...

Okay it's Sunday...and all I can think about is my surgery in just 9 days! My pre-Op is on May 3, 2011 this coming Tuesday. During my pre-op I'm gonna try on different implants and sizes to make sure that I get the full D-cup I desire. I'm also gonna ask him about both saline and silicone because I'm interested in both....even though I have many friends who have high profile saline and they look and feel very natural.

Anyway......I'll let you guys know in a couple days which ones I decided to get. Either way I'm sure they are going to look and feel great :) so excited!!

Hi HappyGirl,

Your big day is coming right up! Here's a link to a forum post about supplements. Hopefully you'll find it helpful. Please keep us updated on how you're feeling as you get closer to the 11th!

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Oh thank you! That was very helpful :) So nervous!
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Congratulations! I've seen your PS webpage and love his work. I just started the journey. There's a couple of PS here in the lower Rio Grande Valley. These upcoming weeks I have appointments with a couple of doctors for evaluation/quote. May take the trip to Houston to see your PS :)
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Okay tomorrow 5/3/11 I go in for my Pre-Op appt......

Okay tomorrow 5/3/11 I go in for my Pre-Op appt...
I've already started writing a list of all my questions and concerns about the surgery. I'm really confused about which implants to use....hopefully all of my confusion will go away after tomorrow! So anxious and can't wait til the 11th is here so I can get this over with and start my healing process.... Well....love u guys...and will keep u posted :)
Yes honey!!!! I'm soooo excited , I don't feel nervous yet @ all ,but I know the week of I will be soo scared... Anyways I'm counting with you.
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I am right after you girlie ,we gonna be sooo Onpoint come summer time.Good Luck...
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Oh that's great!! So we'll be healing together! We're gonna be HOT! WATCH OUT WORLD!!!
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Okay...I want to pinch myself...it's FINALLY ...

Okay...I want to pinch myself...it's FINALLY going to happen! I paid in full and now I'm ready to get this done. Pre-op went great! My PS was very optimistic and the staff was wonderful! They gave me a large tote bag full of vitamins and materials for my recovery. I started my period! The nurse said it won't affect anything though...thank goodness!!!!
Happygirl...you are going to look so HOT after your surgery. You already look good...now you gonna have some D's flat stomach and you already got Back...look out!!!
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Can't wait girl!! I'm so tired of hiding this stomach of mine! lol
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U r going to look fab! Good luck mama!
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Geeeze! I'm starting to get that guilty feeling.....

Geeeze! I'm starting to get that guilty feeling.....I guess because it's getting so close. I can't help but wonder if I'm doing the right thing...

But I know this is going to make me a better person...a better mother because I won't be so depressed about my body anymore and I can FINALLY enjoy going to a water park or to the beach with my son! Once this burden has been lifted than I can finally be the free-spirited person that I am deep down inside. There's no turning back :)
I felt guilty too, I am one of those moms that will sacrifice buying myself something i want AND need to give my kids or someone else something they dont' even need. My husband had to remind me that i deserve it and he's working hard to provide to make me happy. I can't complain with that. Granted, i could have a nice new ride in my drive way and still have no payment, but maybe in a few years LOL
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Well I prayed about it and now I feel much better about my decision. Girl we deserve this! We deserve to feel good about ourselves! We have been good mothers..now it's our time to shine. lol.
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Yea the guilt stage sucks but ur going to be so happy. Everytime u feel guilty think about all u do as a mommy and u will feel better.
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Hey I found a really good tummy-tuck shopping list...

Hey I found a really good tummy-tuck shopping list on a site called tuckthattummy.com They give you a printable list of everything you need before, during, and after your recovery. I'm taking the list with me when I go shopping for stuff later. It was very helpful.

here it is --> http://www.tuckthattummy.com/preop_shoppinglist_print.htm
Hey.... Im from Houton toooooo!!! Just mine done! Last week! I hope everything goes good for you! What size boobies are going with? :0}
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Yes I saw your pics girl and you look HOT!!! You had a really great body before but now you are super fabulous!!!! Can't wait til we are all healed up and then we can hit the beach and enjoy our new bodies! lol. We should get together and go shopping soon! Maybe at the Galleria Mall or something.... I decided to go with 500cc filled to 510cc high profile implants. I hope I'm making the right decision. uggh! so nervous!
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I get my MM one day after you. I'm also going with 500cc high profile. So nervous and excited. Goog luck!! keep me posted.
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So nervous! Just 2 more days to go....it's hard...

So nervous! Just 2 more days to go....it's hard to sleep at night now. So many different things keep running through my head. I will continue to pray about it to help ease my anxiety.....I keep reminding myself that this is only for the Best and by telling myself that makes me feel much better :)

Well I decided to go with 525cc's.....so that will make me a VERY FULL D...or maybe even a DD. lol. That's gonna be nice!

Anyways....Hope everyone is enjoying their MOTHER'S DAY!! Talk to you soon :))
good luck for tomorrow!! wishing you the best ;)
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Keep us posted :) sleep well .... Ok well I don't think any of us really slept the night before ;)
Good luck babe .. It will fly by and before you know it there will be a " new you "
:-)
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Good luck hot mamma
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Omg! I can't believe I did it finally! I went...

Omg! I can't believe I did it finally! I went in @ 6am this morning and was done around 10am, All I remember was feeling like I had drank 3 glasses of wine and then waking up with my mom and boyfriend standing over me...that was so comforting! The pain is not too bad....just tightness, and soreness. Actually my breast are more sore than my tummy. The nurse is stopping by my house tomorrow to help me with this binder and other stuff...so while its off i will post pics.

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I couldn't imagine getting a tummy tuck without a...

I couldn't imagine getting a tummy tuck without a pain pump. So far I'm getting in & out of bed on my own and I am already to stand up straight!!
OHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Im sooo happy 4 u girl keep me posted!!
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Oh thank you girl!! It's almost your turn! WATCH OUT WORLD!!
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Good luck my fellow Houstonian!!! You are going to look incredible!
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No nausea or vomiting so far. I've been urinating...

No nausea or vomiting so far. I've been urinating alot but that's because I'm drinking a gallon of water a day as instructed by the nurse. Also I have to sleep on bed pads because the liposuction is leaking from my back so bad...UGGGH!! No one warned me that lipo was so messy!
I really recommend to anyone wanting a TT to also get a pain pump because it's makes a huge difference in how you feel. I'm feeling pretty good and I'm almost standing straight and it's only been 1 day since surgery! My only complaint is the leakage from the lipo, moderate soreness, and that I get tired easier. Other than that I feel okay :)
OMG! Girl you're smoking.... Congratulations. Glad to see that everything went awesome.

Love your P.S. work.

Quick question: did you have lipo in full back or just lower?
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THANKS GIRL :))
Yes everything is going pretty good. I got lipo of my mid-lower back, my love handles and bra line. I'm very pleased with it. I can't believe I have a tiny waist now!!
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Standing up sooo straight ..I need that when i have mines..LOL
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Photo Update

I've added some more pics below. I'm very pleased...

I've added some more pics below. I'm very pleased with what I see so far. The pain is very tolerable and I'm almost standing straight up. I woke up this morning and my body was slightly stiff. It felt like my stomach was pulling! Then after taking my vitamins with some warm water I started to feel much better. Still no severe pain...just some soreness and mild bruising on my back. The liposuction areas are still leaking out but not as much as Day 1. I walk around my house every 2-3 hours to prevent blood clots. I'm so glad I did this for myself !!
Love the fact that the scar is so low. That's how I want mine. You'll be able to wear a bikini! :)
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Yeah he went pretty low with the scar. I told him how important it was for the scar to be very low. Im glad he listened to me. You look amazing yourself !!
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I'm so glad to hear you are doing good. You are standing straight...wow already!
Make sure you take it easy and get plenty of rest.
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3 days Post-Op: I'm feeling nausea for the 1st...

3 days Post-Op:
I'm feeling nausea for the 1st time since surgery...just took some anti-nausea meds so Im just waiting for that to kick in. I still have some swelling & bruising but not too much. I couldn't sleep last night! My breast felt TIGHT!! Compression garment felt too tight. I kept jumping in my sleep and couldn't find a comfortable position for the life of me! I'm sleeping on like 11 pillows!! 6 pillows behind my neck &back, 3 pillows under my legs, and 2 pillows on each side so I can rest my arms. Everyone has been so helpful..and my son loves helping me get in and out of bed...he's such a sweetie!
Damn gurl you look so good! Awesome results,A better you! =)
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Oh yes girl!!! You have outstanding results!! Look at that definition already and your boobs are beautiful too. Once they drop and fluff they will be incredible. Congrats!!!
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Aww thank you girl! I had a great experience :) You look STUNNING yourself! We're gonna be hot this summer!
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Woke up feeling pretty good...I had my 1st BM this...

Woke up feeling pretty good...I had my 1st BM this morning! Yay! Thank goodness for Dulcolax stool softeners they are a life saver! I don't have any pain at all just tightness and soreness of my stomach and breast. My pain pump finally ran out of Demerol last night and now I'm left with an empty tube in my hip! That sucks :(
I am starting to slowly feel like myself again....thank goodness I don't return to work for another 2 weeks! My breasts dropped a little this morning....and they feel so natural already! Everyday I am realizing that I made the right decision. I posted more pics I took this about an hour ago ;)

My skin is itching all over my back and legs...I...

My skin is itching all over my back and legs...I wonder if I'm having an allergic reaction to Doxycycline. I Googled the side effects and itching was the first symptom on the list! I'm not gonna take Doxy tonight....I think I'm just gonna wear my binder, drink plenty water and get some rest! My stomach is numb in some areas and the itching just adds to the frustration! In 2 days I go for my first Post-op appointment and then maybe I can get these drains removed that same day. It will make me feel 10 times better!
Go you!
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omg woman ...u look awesome ! wow ...u go girl!
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I need permission to use the pic of your awsome butt so I can tell my PS to make me one of these!!! LOL I wouldn't take your photo but OMG with the stuff you just did mixed with what God gave you LOOK OUT World! Fantastic I am soo happy for you!
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I just got back from my post-op appointment and...

I just got back from my post-op appointment and everything went good! NO MORE DRAINS!!! YAY!! They were weighing me down..thank goodness they're out of me :) I thought it was going to hurt and sting but it didn't at all. The nurse told me to take a deep breath and count to 3....and I was like R u done??? She said yep! I was very surprised at how quick and painless it was. My PS said that my breast should drop very soon and he showed me a massaging technique that will help shape my breast..boy did that feel strange! I still have some bruising on my inner thighs because of the liposuction and my back is killing me from being bent over. Usually by the afternoon I can stand pretty straight....overall things r going well :) I added a couple more pics I took this morning.
you look amazing:)
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Awww thanx babe! U had a good body to begin with...can't wait to see your new tummy :))
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Your results look incredible! You already look so toned, I am sure after my surgery it will take me months to tone up(-: Keep us posted and go buy yourself some bikinis(-:
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Day 8 Post Op: I'm in- love with my new slim...

Day 8 Post Op:
I'm in- love with my new slim tummy and my new boobies....still waiting for breast to drop but so far so good :) Still some bruising and swelling on inner thighs where I had the lipo but I'm slowly feeling back to myself.....still slightly bent over when I walk....ugggggh! I wonder how long it will be before I can walk completely straight again??? My next post-op appointment is next Thursday 5/26/11. Hopefully by then it will be much better...

Added 6 more pics!

Added 6 more pics!
Wow..just took a look at your pics..your boobies look awesome already..wowie! You are gonna be one hot mama. Your son sounds really cute helping you out. He must be a major mamas boy. My son is the same way. Anytime Im sick or upset he is the first one to come save the day :) Boys are the best to their mamas. I hope your recovery is treating you well. Question, were you ever concerned about gettin cellulite form the lipo I hear that can happen.. do you notice anything? It maybe too early to tell, but Im gettin lipo on the side of my upper thighs and Im just concerned that I will have more cellulite then when i started? Any thoughts?
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I just have to say your recovery is very inspiring to me...I hope mine is as easy!!! hope hope hope :)
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Awww thanx hun! I'm so glad I finally did it after 13 years! I have no regrets at all. Yeah my little teenager is quite a character! He enjoyed taking care of me while I was helpless. LOL. You're so right...boys are awesome to have! Girl I can't wait to see your new tummy! U have less than 2 weeks now and your big day will be here so fast! It's worth every penny and discomfort.....you'll be so happy u did this for yourself. Im excited for u. Good Luck hun :))))))))
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Photo Update

Omg you look awesome already! You go girl!
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Aww thanks babe! I'll be checking on u tomorrow....you're gonna do great!
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12 days post op I DROVE my car today for the 1st...

12 days post op
I DROVE my car today for the 1st time since surgery!! I picked up my son from school and he was so happy to see me. It was kinda difficult because I had to bend my whole body to get in such a low car and it hurt my side a little...sucks to have a CLK right now :( I must admit it felt GREAT to have a change of scenery and get some fresh air for a moment! Being stuck in the house is driving me nutts!! LOL. Well... I noticed that I am walking straighter and straighter everyday but I still have that "pulling" sensation at the incision site. It's not as bad as last week though. I've been wearing my compression garment and it really helps keep the swelling under control...so I can't complain :) Still waiting on the boobs to drop....but so far so good. I posted a few pics that I took around 4 pm (central time)
WOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!
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LOL THANK U SWEETIE!!
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Stellar body...you look OWESOME! :)
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14 days post op I'm standing up completely...

14 days post op
I'm standing up completely straight and I'm starting to feel like my old self again. I felt a little exhausted earlier while out shopping but I pulled through. It's soo hot outside so I wore a tank top and a pair of jeans...feels nice to be in regular clothes again. I felt like a sexy momma! LOL. I went by Target and found some really comfortable micro fiber bras with no wire and lots of support. I posted some pics below with me wearing one. I also picked up some Spanx from Macy's which I have on now and they feel much better than the compression binder my PS gave me. The swelling and bruising is definitely subsiding and I haven't been in pain at all. I slept on my left side last night and that felt great. My 2nd follow up appointment is tomorrow morning and hopefully I can get these stitches removed from my belly button. So far so good :)))

I just finished watching Oprah's farewell show and...

I just finished watching Oprah's farewell show and I am so emotional right now! I love that woman!
You look awesome! really really nice!
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Wow you DO look like a sexay momma lol =) Congrats!!! You'll be ready for summer yaaaaaay =)
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Your bod looks OWESOME! OMG..I cant wait for my tummy to look like that. Im super jellin
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Day 16- Okay well I went to my 2nd follow up...

Day 16-
Okay well I went to my 2nd follow up yesterday but I had some fluid and swelling just below my navel and right above my incision because I think my drains were removed a little too soon after my surgery. So at my appt yesterday my PS and his assistant told me to turn my head and he pulled out this BIG needle and stuck it directly in that area! I didn't feel a thing! I couldn't believe I was still so numb! He literally sucked the stuff right out of my stomach. Tripped me out! Other than that everything went well. He said I'm healing beautifully and he wants to see me in 4 weeks so we can take after photos for his data base.
u r looking amazing!!! i bet u cant wait to get into a bathing suit and show it all off!
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Look at you! Looks great...just wait till your boobs keep settling!
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Day 18 Okay I got fitted for a bra yesterday at...

Day 18
Okay I got fitted for a bra yesterday at VS and I am a 36DD. Wow! I've always been no more than an A/B cup...so I was very amazed by it :) Feels good to have breasts finally.. Everyday I am feeling better, except the lipo in my inner thighs still very sore. I've been using a heating pad on it....and that helps alot. I'm back to wearing regular clothes again. I had on some jeans earlier while I was out but I had to un-botton them while I sat down in the car....too tight around the incision! haha! However, things are looking and feeling great. Can't wait to start doing yoga again! I'm still taking my vitamins and I'm also taking some organic herbs for overall health. Very glad I did this :)
You are looking better every day! :)
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You look awwwwwsome!!!! I am going have have 1 more child and then get er done !!!!
You look amazing, you should kiss that PS.... and you deserved it!! not easy being a mom, whether you have 1 or 3....
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19 DAYS POST OP I bought my first bikini today! ...

19 DAYS POST OP
I bought my first bikini today! I haven't worn a bikini in 14 years!! I posted the pics below...
Good lord you look amazing in that bikini!!! Did you get the 525's?
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Aww THANKS GIRL!! Your BIG day is almost here! Less than 6 days away...I'm so excited for u :)
I wanted the 525cc but my PS put in 500cc's.. He said we were already over doing it because of my height. Since I'm 5'3", 129lbs....he said 500's would put me in the DD range and he was RIGHT! He knew right from the start! 25cc's really isn't a huge difference. It's like a teaspoon and a half. I know you're anxious...the days are gonna fly by! Good Luck :)
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Quick question, how are you feeling? How is the pain at this stage? Call me crazy, I'll be going in a cruise 25 days post-op and want to know what to expect. Cruise was booked months before tummy tuck and of course there's always the possibility to cancel trip. I'll be relaxing not doing excursions or heavy activities.
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DAY 27 Post op I'm feeling really good. My tummy...

DAY 27 Post op
I'm feeling really good. My tummy tuck scar is healing very nice. It looks like a thin little line now. Hardly any noticeable swelling at all. I'm still taking Arnica and my multi-vitamins which is helping alot. My PS said I'm only 20% swollen but he said it will disappear pretty soon. Still haven't purchased a bra yet...but after I got measured again I was told that I am a 34E or 36DD. Well I posted more pics below for day 26 and 27!! Be back soon you guys :)))
Love looking at your pics. You look awesome and it gives me hope!
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awww you look so good! thank you for the website that was inforamtive , cant wait for mine thank your for sharing
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Girl you look so good I cant wait to be wearing a swim suit like you. Your post have helped me out so much thank you for sharing and once again you look very good !
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6 weeks post op- Can't believe how time just...

6 weeks post op-
Can't believe how time just flies by! I almost lost count of the days.. Well, I went to my last post-op appointment with my PS on Thursday, June 23rd. He said now I can exercise if I want. I can't to get back into gym...however, I still won't be doing any sit-ups or stomach crunches or anything....just treadmill and bike. He said sit-ups will put too much stress on my abdomen too soon. Anyway...I feel great and my energy level is pretty good.

I posted some pics below. I took yesterday.

I meant to say I can't wait to get back into the...

I meant to say I can't wait to get back into the gym. lol. I was typing too fast!
You look so beautiful!
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Aww thanks hun! It's almost your turn.... I can't wait to see your new body! You're gonna look great.
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You look incredible girl!!! Perfectly natural and outstanding results!!
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Exactly 7 weeks and 1 day today. Feeling...

Exactly 7 weeks and 1 day today.
Feeling wonderful but Why am I so afraid to do a FULL workout?? I went to the gym a few days ago but I was too afraid to do leg curls or arm weights.....I kept thinking that I was gonna to put too much stress on my stomach muscles! WTF?? I kept reading about stories online where women actually popped their internal sutures while being too strenuous in the gym and I guess it's causing me a little anxiety. Well as of right now...I'm sticking to the treadmill and stair steps for a while.

I'm still on my period but I posted some more pics below. I took these about an hour ago :))
Wow you look great!!! can you tell us how much all that cost or the breakdown?
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Ur dr did a great job. I want to look just like u in the next couple of months. U look gud.
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Also did you not get a lift??
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