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On The Flat Side! Almost a month Post op
I am a 30yr old mother of 2 (ages 12 and 9). My...
- 26 Sep 2012
- 2 months pre
I am a 30yr old mother of 2 (ages 12 and 9). My motivation is to be a slimmer and healthier version of myself. I have always carried weight in my belly and have not liked the look of my belly since I had my first son when I was 17. I have spent the last 12 months learning how to balance my diet and exercise so that I can maintain my weight (I have ALWAYS yo-yo'd. - plus or minus 30lbs at any point during the year). I have been able to maintain my weight now for 12 months, and I have been running (more like jogging) 3 times a week for the last 3 months. I would like to continue improvement on my image and I think that a TT is a great step to get me there.
I am nervous, excited, doubtful, and I feel guilty for the amount of money I am about to spend. But, ultimately, I think it will work out great!
Thoughts: I have little over 6 weeks until my TT...
- 4 Oct 2012
- 1 month pre
I have little over 6 weeks until my TT and I think I'm going to need every bit of it to get through all the prep (physically and emotionally). I took some before pictures earlier this week and they helped me feel better about my tt decision (Still not ready to post them on here though). I still hate spending this much money on myself, but I think that it really will increase the "quality of life" for me and that is what I am looking forward to. It is nice to have this new personal goal - a "new me". I love that I am finally in a place where I can do it and my husband's support is already amazing.
I worry that I carry too much weight in the top of my stomach and that this tt won't make a significant difference (AKA I won't look like what I picture)
Questions for those of you in the post-op phase:
I've read a lot about binders everyone purchases...is it necessary to purchase one outside the one the PS provides? If so, what do you look for when you get it? Should I buy it preop or post op? Also, I don't have a recliner or anything higher than my couch...can I just get pillows to life me up a bit or is a recliner really worth it?
All opinions are welcome!
Went to my pre-op this morning. I am paid up, have...
- 6 Nov 2012
- 13 days pre
Man, I can't WAIT!!!
The first 24 hours were the worst. I'm not sure...
- 21 Nov 2012
- 2 days post
I am lucky though, my husband and mother-in-law are taking care of me. My drains seem to be doing what they should and by taking my prescriptions on time I am able to knock the edge off the pain.
I am really hoping that the recovery gets a little easier. I haven't taken any post op pics, I don't think I am supposed to take my binder off yet - so I haven't seen it myself even. Happy Healing everyone!
Everything was quite itchy yesterday so my husband...
- 25 Nov 2012
- 6 days post
I'm still pretty sore but I'm taking Tylenol rather than the pain meds. The pain meds make me loopy and I don't like the feeling. I'm looking forward to going to the PS tomorrow and getting the drains out. I'm also looking forward to being measured for a new CG.
I'm going to try to go to work on Tuesday, at least for a half day. I have a desk job so it shouldn't be TOO hard.
For today I will do some Christmas Shopping online and take it easy. Happy Healing all!!
My one-week post op appointment yesterday went...
- 27 Nov 2012
- 8 days post
Happy Healing to all my fellow Real Selfers!!!
Sorry for all the typos! I should really check...
- 27 Nov 2012
- 8 days post
My new CG came in yesterday (I put a pic up). I...
- 30 Nov 2012
- 11 days post
I'm also considering purchasing a corset. It seems a corset would be easier to get on and off and could form a slightly smaller waist. Any thoughts from my Real Selfers on that? Anyone tried it?
I'm 3 weeks PO today and feeling pretty good. I'm...
- 3 Dec 2012
- 14 days post
I am stuggling with the swelling, I can't seem to...
- 7 Dec 2012
- 18 days post
Any thoughts/comments are appreciated! This is super uncomfortable!!!
I take pictures weekly but I have not been able to...
- 14 Dec 2012
- 25 days post
I'm learning, this new bod takes some getting used to!
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Used RealSelf.com and Vitals.com to select 2 highly rated PS in my area, after a consultation with both I chose Dr. Csikai.
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