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13 day post-op..... 2 week visit today...

I am 25 a mother/stepmom of four. I weight 137 and...

I am 25 a mother/stepmom of four. I weight 137 and I am 5"1. I carry all my weight on my tummy and I wish i could wear a teo piece bathing suit and Tight dresses but i feel self concious..... And I think the tummy tuck will help me a ton will my self esteem. I've had 2 c-sections and my surgery is July 20 only about 3 wks from now. I am not nervous for the surgery itself but I'm nervous because I don't know what to expect.... I've had the 2 csections and I bounced back from them pretty quick. I have an appointment on Thursday to get all the paperwork and get vitamins or something ....

Can some one help me post pics?

Can some one help me post pics?

So today was my pre-op appointment (I think that's...

So today was my pre-op appointment (I think that's what it's called) tomorrow I start taking my vitamins .... There is like a million of instructions! But the nurse was really nice and I saw Dr. Newall briefly. So now I just take my vitamins and I also have to get my prescriptions.

So today was my pre-op appointment (I think that's...

So today was my pre-op appointment (I think that's what it's called) tomorrow I start taking my vitamins .... There is like a million of instructions! But the nurse was really nice and I saw Dr. Newall briefly. So now I just take my vitamins and I also have to get my prescriptions.

Ok so I don't usually have problems falling asleep...

Ok so I don't usually have problems falling asleep but the past 3 or four days I kept tossing and turning and then I would feel le I couldn't breath....I'm guessing like mini panic attacks. :-(..... Has anyone else felt like this?

So i was finally able to post my "before" pics.......

so i was finally able to post my "before" pics........i didnt really want to but i guess i should be fine with it since pretty soon the belly should be gone!!!..10 more days!!!

Im in a little bit of pain but the medicine helps...

Im in a little bit of pain but the medicine helps keep it under control and calgarymomma you were right it's a lot like csections. I have 2 drains but not much is coming out.... And I can't wait till Thursday to get them removed. Ive been babied and pampered by my friends and family. The surgery lasted about 3 hours. I remember almost nothing of yesterday lol.... I got to see my Tummy today and I think it looks pretty good..... The nurse came at noon and changed my dressings and said everything looked good .... I will however have to complain about a my pre op nurse ... Even though I dont remember herlol.... She forgot to send a lot of things including my Second garment .... Thankfully I still had the csection Garment which worked while I was the other one .... Hopefully I'll post pics tomorrow .....

Ok so I just had to take my anxiety medicine .......

Ok so I just had to take my anxiety medicine .... I feel bad calling in the office and having to wake up the nurse on call. I guess I wasnt ready to stop taking prescription pain killers instead of Tylenol ... I hope the anxiety medicine helps me ....

So today I was very excited to go to the dr .......

So today I was very excited to go to the dr .... Got my drains removed !!!!! It hurt a tiny bit..... More like a discomfort..... Dr said a little swelling and that I looked good and in a couple of weeks they give me a complementary massage for the scar tissue....and I could start a scar treatment In 4 weeks and bet week they will give me another compression garment that is more discreet! Is topped taking my vitamins cause they were making me nauseas ...... And I went to eat after my appointment and paid some bills.... I just hope I don't swell up :-/.... Guess we will fi d out tomorrow.....

So I'd been pretty good up until today.... I was...

So I'd been pretty good up until today.... I was on my feet a lot today but thought nothing of it....guess I was wrong Im on my couch with 10 or more pillows and can't seem to rest..... I learned my lesson :-/ can't wait till recovery is over!!!

I had to lay in bed all day today to make up for...

i had to lay in bed all day today to make up for the swelling yesterday....Housekeeper came today to give my mom an off day lol...guess she needed a brake from me..... dont see why ...lol....she clened the house and helped with a cople other things. Did anyone elses doctor recommend massages for scar tissue?? they give me a free one and then offer packages...considering doing this if it benefits my results.

So today I finally felt comfortable enough to...

So today I finally felt comfortable enough to sleep lying down.... So excited about that...oh and instead of 10 pillows I only needed 3 lol... I did have to take my cg off because I started to feel anxiety( dr gave me pills for anxiety but don't like how they make me feel). So I decided instead of the pill I was gonna take a break from the cg....I'm also able to stand a little straighter ... It does feel a bit weird cause I can feel my skin stretch but it doesn't hurt....does anyone know how long the numbness last?

So I have an earplug in my belly button :-D.... I...

So I have an earplug in my belly button :-D.... I need to leave it in at all times for two weeks until I have my massage for scar tissue and they will let me know if I need to leave it in longer. The dr said I looked great .... Even though I feel puffy...and I can pick up my 2yr old...all 30lbs of him lol..... So before I went to my dr appointment (which my 2 close friends took me to) they took me to get my eyebrows done at the mall because I looked crazy instead on 2 eyebrows I looked like had a unibrow lol.... Well guess what store is right in front of the eyebrow place?.... Victoria secret..... Needless to say I spent 200$ in like 30 min .....:-/ .... Well like I told my husband..... You actually think this surgery is only going to cost you $8,000? .... He gives a confused look..... And I tell him "i'm gonna need a wardrobe" :D .....happy healing ladies!!!
Dr newall

The nurse forgot to Pack some stuff I needed for after are. The rest of the nurses and staff were great!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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You look Amazing I too will get a tummy tuck with Dr Newall on 6-12-13 I just can't wait!!!!
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you are doin great
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hey busymommy....how are ya??? I'm curious did the ear plug trick work? I'm not loving my bb and anxious to try it....wondering about the results?
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Hi calgarymomma sorry for taking so long to reply it's been crazy gettin my 4 million kids ready for school.... And I'm not even done ... My 2 year old starts daycare school on Tuesday....anyway about the ear plug I Think it did help And the nurse told me I could keep using it because it wasn't going to Hurt if I kept using it..... I'll try my best to upload some pics so u can see my bb..... Thursday I had my six wk post op visit and I have no more restrictions so Monday I might start the gym. :-)....how are u doing?
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Haha i know how you feel getting them all ready...but it's nice to have them back at school. I'm good....but I still get really super swollen. Especially if I don't wear spanx during the day. I posted some new pics that I took first thing in the morn which look great but by noonish I feel like a balloon and by the evening it's quite sore. I dont know if its cuz of the extensive muscle repair or if everyone else is swelling this bad?? Argh!!!! How long does this crazy swelling last! Have you started workin out yet? I skated yesterday but nothin too strenuous...I'm a little frightened to work out. I know what I'm like once I start I really push myself but maybe I just need to take it really slow to begin with? Let me know you're doing!! And how the workouts are going
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you look good rest up
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Thank you saint Joseph !! It's hard trying to rest with these four kids ...
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Awesome and happy healing to you too! Glad you're doing great!!! I have a 30lber too that is so ready to be lifted but I'm only 6 days out. So funny about the VC Spree - Hubby has already mentioned adding a new cothing allowance into our budget and I've already lost 10lbs and REALLY need new bras now!!! I'm losing some of my girls! LOL!
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If I was a self proclaimed shopaholic before the tt I dunno what I'm gonna be now lol......that was very sweet of your hubby ... Once he sees how good you look with your new clothes hes gonna add to your shopping allowence :-D ..... So excited for us!!!!
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Hey busymommy! How are ya? I had the same thing with my eyebrows....LOL!!!! I had to get them waxed after my hubby commented on them hahaha. But there was no Victoria secret around...can't wait to go shopping!!! Glad to hear you're healing well =)
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Hey calgary!!! How are u doing??!....yup you know it's bad when the hubby notices lol....tomorrow I go continue shopping but for uniforms for back to school for all the 500 kids I have..... I hope I'm Able to finish
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Good morning!! Thanks judygirl!!! My ps surgeon told me that if I felt comfortable to carry him I could... And I tried yesterday but I was scared so I decided to wait another wk or so.... I sit him on my lap or lay down with just to have him close....he only let's me for like 2 min.... He's all over the place lol....can't wait for you to go back to work and make everyone jealous :D ....and so you can upload your pics....and the nurse told me that once the swelling goes down the scar lowers a bit more .....can't wait for all of us to have our final results!!
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Good morning busy mom....omg you look great!!!!!! Im 3 weeks post op and feeling great as well...however my doc said I can't carry my son just yet he's 19 months @ 34 lbs...yes imagine that....to be honest I'm scared to do so...my mom is helping me with him..I have my next doc visit in 3 weeks I don't think I can go that long with out holing lil man...;(. Anywho...your scar looks nice and low...whoo whooo...how are you doing with your sweelling?
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I'm so excited!!! How do her boobies look?... Lol ... I'm debating on getting them done when im fully recovered.... But since I'm already a 34-DD.... They aren't sagging super bad but I'd like them to be perky :-/ so dunno what to do....
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I asked my friend if he had her do earplugs or anything to her bb & she said no so idk if she did hers before he started reccomending that. I think she had her boobs done with him too. Anyway she looks like brunette Barbie. She & her results are gorgeous as I'm sure yours will be too.
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The nurse told me all day everyday until my scar tissue massage which is in two wks she gave a couple packs of ear plugs ...u can't feel it I'm guessing you replace it every time u shower...you cut the earplug in half ...
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Awesome thanks for tip. I hope my PS lets me try em. If your PS recommends it it probably works great. I know a girl who got hers with him & looks so amazing. I'm gonna txt her & ask her if she did that too.
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No problem :-) let me know what your friend says ...
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Hey beauty!!! Well I asked him and the nurse actually gave me some earplugs and she showed me how it was done.... I think the earplug is better than the marble because u squish it so I can get it in and then the foam goes back to its original round shape ... Especially if your bb is looking tiny
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Smart idea! Can't wait to try it. At what point did your PS reccmend u starting that & how long do you leave it in each day & how many days or wks total? I'll ask my PS if I can tomorrow when I talk to them.
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Love your update! Glad things are going so well for u. I have been wondering about the marble/chinese marker for my belly button. Did your PS recommend that to u or did u ask him if u should. Mine hasn't buy I'm gonna ask tomorrow because my belly button is looking tiny & round & I want it cute & oval.
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Try sleeping with one pillow.... Or 2 ... I slept on my couch ... I didn't know what to do with myself.... Are you taking arnica?
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I am taking arnica. Maybe I should take it closer to the time I go to sleep. I am going to sleep tonight back in the recliner and then try again in a bed tomorrow night : )
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I wish I was sleeping normal - Im still all swollen and it is really uncomfortable. Maybe I should try with the CG off. Tried somewhat normal sleep last night in bed instead of the recliner and woke up sore after a few hrs :/
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The arnica I'm taking is 3 times a day and it dissolves under your tongue... The brand name is " vita medica".....hope you get better rest tonight
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