On The Flat Side! A Year Post Op and LOVING IT!
- updated 21 days ago
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!
1 Year Post-Op - Still Rocking the Flat Tummy!
- 19 Nov 2013
- 1 year post
I work out regularly and eat right (most of the time). I've lost 20lbs since my surgery date,y doc said 4lbs is what he took during surgery.
Best of luck to you all, my experience is that it's totally worth it!
Used RealSelf.com and Vitals.com to select 2 highly rated PS in my area, after a consultation with both I chose Dr. Csikai.