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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!!!
Houston Plastic Surgeon

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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