Flat Flight Attendant on her way!! - Houston, TX

Hello Real Self. I am so happy I found this site...

Hello Real Self. I am so happy I found this site and am ready to be as REAL as I can be. I have been reading everyones success stories and I am ready to share in what hopefully will be mine. I am a 41 year old mother of 3. Their ages are 12,8 and 5. I am going to have a TT, lipo and muscle repair. So ready!

10 days and counting down!

I can't believe I am ready to start my official count down. 10 days until my TT! My emotions are all over the place. The only emotion I am not having is sadness. There is no way I could ever be sad about getting rid of this apron, fupa, over hang, dunlap or whatever name you want to call it. I'm ready for it to all be gone. :-) I have such a busy week ahead and I know these next days are going to fly by so quickly.

I have started making preperations for the big day. I rented a lift chair recliner since
my bed is high off the ground. I will miss sleeping with my husband, but since there won't be any "extra activity" I'm sure I will be just fine. Besides I know my mind will be on other things. I have also started buying comfy dresses that I can wear before and after I have my drains removed.

Question: Any suggestions on ANYTHING else you would recommend? Thank you!!

Post op went well.

My post op went well and I am all paid up! I woke up this morning feeling more nervous than I ever have. Maybe it's because my best friend had her TT yesterday and I have not seen nor talked to her. I know she is home and resting so I have to just take comfort in that until I see her for myself. I have started making lists of ALL the thing I will need for after and it seems to keep growing, and growing. I'm so nervous. Thankfully I have a wonderful husband and he knows exactly what to say and do to calm my nerves.

Tick, tock. Tick, tuck!!

I can't believe the time has finally come. In about 6 hours,I will be heading to the hospital to finally rid myself of something that I have been wanting to get rid of for over 4 yrs. Everything and everyone is in place for me to successful recovery. I am so blessed to have a wonderful and supportive husband who has taken every measure to make sure I will be taken care of and comfortable. At this moment I am surprisingly calm. I will let y'all know how I feel in the morning! :-/

It's finally my turn!!

OMG! OMG!! Is all I keep saying. I can't believe it's finally my turn. I only woke up once to check the clock and then fell back to sleep. No nerves yet and hopefully it will stay that way. Who am I kidding? I am such an emotional person I am SURE I will shed a tear or 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 etc....... Wish me luck, or a lil prayer. All are appreciated!! I will probably update once we get to the hospital. If I don't, SEE YOU ON THE FLAT SIDE!!!!!!

Before pictures

Flat side? Who me? YESSSSSSS!!!!!!

Hi everyone!! I am officially a FLAT SIDER!!! Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. I am resting comfortably and in little to no pain. I am so thankful for my husband. I hope you all have/had as great of a support person or people that I have. Yesterday, I have to be honest, I was thinking to myself WHAT HAVE I DONE. The pain was a bit much and moving around was a challenge. I coughed and thought I was going to explode.

However, today is a new day and I actually feel really good. My husband has me staying on top of my meds and I am actually just taking one pain pill at times. I am very excited to see what I look like under this garment.

No more pain meds!

Besides a little soreness I am doing pretty good today. I am walking to the bathroom without any assistance. YEA me!! I have decided to stop taking the meds at 5:30am this morning and at 1:12p I am not having any issues. All I keep saying to myself is one day at a time. I have my first post op visit today and I'm ready to see this new belly.

Post op day 3

Hi group! Just thought I would check in. I am on day 3 post op and doing pretty good. I feel totally normal until I need to get up from the recliner, walk, go to the restroom, cough or laugh!! I went to my PS yesterday and of coarse the drains are still in and I am very swollen. I am just taking one day at a time and not rushing my healing.

My sleeping area

I am still so sore from the lipo. How long will this last? Still moving around like an old woman. Very thankful that I rented a recliner for my recovery, I couldn't imagine getting in and out of my tall bed. Over all I am making some progress with walking more and a bit faster. I am still doing a liquid diet. My body has not picked up its apatite yet and that's fine with me!! I am loving the new shape I see that is transforming before me every day. I guess I will share this lil bit of info. because on all the post I read they do. I finally had a BM!!!!!! Took 5 days and one dose of MOM to get the pipes back to working.

New photo.

Making some progress.

I am the 7 dwarfs!!!

Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy and Sneezy!!! Who knew that I would be all of the 7 dwarfs wrapped into one person.

BASHFUL-because I have never been one to want to show my bodily flaws.
DOC-because I have had to deal with the drains, and surgical tape.
DOPEY- well we all know why!! The pain meds were awesome!!
GRUMPY-because of how my body looked. I was/ am tired of how my CG feels. Actually that has gotten better.
HAPPY- with my decision, with the progress I have made, with the thoughts of the future.
SLEEPY-because of the pain meds, sitting around, and just plain tired.
SNEEZY-seems like since my TT that's one of the main things I have been keeping at bay. There have been a few times I was about to sneeze and I stopped myself. I coughed once and don't ever want to do that anytime soon.

Drains are finally out!!

Ding dong the drains are gone, drains are gone , drains are gone! Ding dong the wicked drains are gone!! They hurt at first when my PS started to pull on them and then it just felt weird. I am so glad they are out I don't know what to do. Oh yea, sit here and do nothing like I have been for the past 11 days!!

What's new?!

I have not posted in a few days so here goes. Once the drains were out I had to wait 24 hours to take a shower and drive. Let me just tell ya. That first shower wiped me out! It was my first time with out the compression garment standing for more than a few minutes. So thankful we have a shower seat built into our shower. Washing and lotioning my stomach feels so weird.

Now to the driving. I felt like I was Driving Miss. Daisy!!! I drove slower than normal. Turned slower than normal. And I kept messing with my seat belt so that it would not be too tight. I have been feeling really well. However, my body told me when it was time to slow down. After 2 days of outings my back, where I had the lipo, was so sore. I have truly learned to listen to my body and take it easy. I was not a small girl when I starred and am still in swell hell, but could not be happier with my results.

Healing right along.

I am starting to feel normal again. However, when I sit for too long and then stand I am slow moving and a little sore. Does this happen to any of you post TTers? I have not returned to work and don't plan on it until September. I need to take more pics of me in the morning when I am at my flattest. Swell hell starts to kick in during the evening. Since my TT I have lost...................17lbs!!! not gunna tell you how much of that he took off my tummy!!! LOL i actually have the pic, but have not posted it yet. I love my new curves and so does my hubby. ;-)

does my husband! I have have not been cleared to workout yet, so I have been going for small walks around my neighborhood.

More pictures

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The real deal.

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Dr. Rojan Amjadi

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How long till you went back to flying? How was it when you did? I'm a FA too. How long till all the swelling was gone ?
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I'm an FA and I'm happy to answer any questions. :-)
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How long did you take off work?
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Hey boo can u post pic I want to see how u been doing
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You look so good, I can't wait to see some more of your pics. Happy Healing
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Thank you so very much!!
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Thank you so very much!!
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You look wonderful!!!!
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Thank you!
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You look amazing! We have the same pre shape so I really enjoy seeing your after pictures. I would be so happy to turn out like you. I go in 3 weeks so nervous, excited and terrified all at the same time. May I ask your pre height and weight?
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Thank you. I will inbox you.
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Wow!! You look awesome!
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Thank you.
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You look awesome and I am so happy for you...your before and after pics gave me hope and made me feel like I can go ahead and start doctor shopping...judging from your pics, I am about the same size as you before your operation....five foot four around 215lbs....it is all in my stomach and butt...I wanna keep my butt but the stomach and flanks have to go!!!...I'm hoping I can find it in that price range that you have listed or something close to it....I still a small amount of saving to do but I'm getting there...thanks for sharing!!!
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Thank you very much and happy doctor hunting. Good luck and keep us posted.
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You look great!!!!
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Woohoo!!
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Thank you!!
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You look great. Ok, I'm curious, how much skin (weight) did he take off? And I would love to see the pics. I'm having my doctor take pictures too. :-)
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Hi Robyn and thank you!! He said he took of aprox: 12lbs. I will post more pics soon. Good luck and when is your TT?
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My TT is Sept. 30th. My doc said I have about 10 lbs or little less. I hope its 10 or more. LOL
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You look amazing darling with your cute little bb!
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Aww. Thank you!!
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Whoop whoop scar looks great too! :)
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you look great, Happy Healing!
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