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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?

Don't be nervous he does great work! My friend looks amazing although I know she's really good about diet & exercise. I'm not sure how big of an impact that's had on her results. She didn't mention having any complications with recovery & her belly button looks really cute & natural if that's any comfort to u:) Lol your post made me laugh. I'm glad I'm not the only food addict. I keep thinking I need to diet & exercise to be at my ideal weight(-10lbs)before surgery but that's been a losing battle! I don't know what it is but since I booked my surgery I've been a total slacker. I had been doing Insanity & seeing good results I just need to get bk to it. I think you're smart for doing you TT instead of those other costly treatments that can't even guarantee the results u want. In my case my muscles are stretched & this is the only way to repair that:( I had my twins vaginally. I e never had surgery stall so I don't have anything to compare this to. I guess that's why I'm interested I this site & reading other ppl experiences.Are you done having children? That would probably be the only reason to wait. It's going to be so fun shopping & trying on clothes after surgery! I can't wait:)
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Lol that's what I wanted to loose 10lb before!!... Yea that ship has sailed my friend!! I just ate a super delicious burger and a homemade banana split. Was your friend good with workouts and eating healthy since before the tt?
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Oh and I have to admit I'm not as disciplined as I should be ... I have 2 addictions (shopping & food) I just can't stop eating. I have to get it together cuz I don't want to pay 8,000$ for nothing! My ps recommended lipo on the flanks besides the tummy tuck. At first getting the tt wasnt even on my mind but I tried the ultrasound machine that supposedly shrinks your fat but that disnt work 1800$ down the drain. A year after that ... Which was a couple months ago I went for a consultation for the fat freezing thing but I thought the before and after pics results were very minimal and 2600$ who wants minimal results?
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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!!!
Hey girl....thinking of you!!! Hope everything went great today....update when you can :)
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Tomorrow is your day....yay!!! I have to admit this has been easier than I thought...I'm pretty sore but definitely manageable!!! And I'm hoping he sucked out that extra 10 lbs that I didn't lose!! Lol! I haven't seen my results yet and I'm very anxious to see my tummy. I'm supposed to keep my compression garment on til tues when I get my drains removed but I really wanna sneak a peek!!! It's like having to wait til Christmas to open your present!!!!! Good luck tomorrow!!! I'll be thinking and praying for you! You're gonna look fabulous!!!
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Omg !!!! We are sooo close!!!! I'm starting to get nervous..... I hope everything goes smoothly for us.... How did you decide on your ps??....
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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 .....
Thanks Calgarymomma !! I updated a little I still feel a little groggy ..
How are u doing?!!
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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 ....
Your PS is amazing & you're already starting out with a great figure so I imagine you'll have fantastic results. Don't feel bad calling your doc! That's what they're here for. I'm sure they want to make you as comfortable as possible so you can heal well.
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Hey beautychick.... Thanks... The nurse that called me back was super understanding and nice...just like u said that's what they're there for....I think last night was one of the worst ones I've had.... I can't wait to see your results!!!! How are you feeling... I've read your updates hope everything is still going smoothly...
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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.....
Hey beautychick!!
Up until yesterday I'd been eating healthy and little portions but yesterday I had a bit of a downfall lol... But it was funny cause I didn't stuff my face like usual lol..... I have weighed myself.... I had read not to ... But did anyway... I've lost 8 lbs :-D!!! Super happy have you had any bad swelling ??... Oh and i only had Tylenol last night ... Feels good to stop the meds
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Hey Busy just wanted to check on u & see how you're doing. I'm so glad u got your drains out & are already out & about. I can't wait to see your results! I havent posted any pics yet but I had my hubby snap a couple. Is your appetite outta control? I just have all these weird food cravings...I guess since I know I can't eat em
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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.
Hey busy mommy....you look fabulous!! Soooooo excited for you! The swelling is the worst!!!! And if youre swollen in those pics....youre gonna be one sexy mommy when the swelling goes down! TGlad to hear you're healing good =) I havent had any massages but I've heard good things about them...they're supposed to really help with swelling too!
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Thank you Calgarymomma!!! On thursday I'm scheduling the first massage and then look at pricing... How are u doing???
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Thanks!!! Yes the numbness makes me soooo uncomfortable ... And I can't seem to find the right position... I had like more than 10 pillows and it's frustrating cuz I just wanna cuddle with the hubby and I can't:-(...lol...how long do you think before the swelling is gone??? Oh and about the marble I asked and she said a ear plug would work too... It kinda sounded better than a marble.... Easier to handle
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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?
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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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!!!
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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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
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5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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