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Anxiously Awaiting 1/20/12 - Idaho

I am 36 years old. I have a 14 year old daughter....

I am 36 years old. I have a 14 year old daughter. I have been overweight most of my life. I gained over 60 additional pounds with my pregnancy. In December of 1997 I weighed 228lb. I woke up one day and was determined to change my life. I was sick and tierd of being over weight and the depression that comes with it. Determined to change I lost 75lb within a year and eventually worked my way down to being 140lb. I have kept it all off for over 13 years. I am very active and have been going to the gym consistantly. Of course I realize there leaves no other option to get rid of this skin but surgery. I am also going to have some contouring of the flanks, and outer thighs. I had a breast lift and implants last september. I'm excited to have found this site. It really helps to read all of your stories to be prepared for what is to come. As exciting as it is, I am also very nervous.

Updated on 10 Dec 2011:
I will add my before pictures soon.

Updated on 12 Dec 2011:
I bought some comfy jammies yesterday with recovery in mind. Any suggestions on what type to wear for the most comfort?Updated on 22 Dec 2011:My surgery is 4 weeks away!! I am having a very hard time concentrating on Christmas. I'm a hair stylist and holiday times are my very busiest. I'm kinda looking forward to some down time. I'm still VERY anxious! It really is a roller coaster of feelings.

Well...I have 22 days to go. I am becoming less...

Well...I have 22 days to go. I am becoming less anxious and more excited...I think, or at least that is how I feel today. I just wish the time would pass faster. I can't wait to be on the other side!

My day is alomost here! I am so excited. Please...

My day is alomost here! I am so excited. Please pray for good roads. We are expecting a huge snow storm and my surgeon is 4 hours away.

On the road! Surgery tomorrow morning. I am calm...

On the road! Surgery tomorrow morning. I am calm and just really happy it is my time!

Well I made it! Recovering at the hotel. My pain...

Well I made it! Recovering at the hotel. My pain is tolerable. It is really hard to change positions though. I wasnt able to pee on my own so I have a catheder in. I'm nervous that when we take it out I still wont be able to go. Haven't really seen my belly yet.

Well I am 5 days post op and feeling pretty good....

Well I am 5 days post op and feeling pretty good. Standing and walking is a chore but my pain level is minimum. I am so far very pleased with my results. The scar is bandaged, but the placement looks nice and low. I can't believe how much smaller my waist is. The only thing that is kind of bothering me is that I have some strange blistering around my belly button and a long blister below it in a line. They don't hurt, probably because my belly is numb. When I had my 3 day follow up with the PS he didn't completely undress me. He did see a couple of the blisters and didn't seem worried about it. He said he isn't sure why that happened but it should just reabsorb into my system and heal. I'm hoping it is as minor as it seems. I am very swollen and sore from the lipo on my flanks and thighs. Hard to see the results, but I didn't bruise to bad. I will post pictures later in the week probably.
Provo Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Rose is a great surgeon. I do feel like he could explain things better. I haven't seen my results yet, I will update when I do.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 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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