Ok it's done. 3/2 finally over - Jacksonville, FL
- updated 1 year ago
I am a 45yo woman with 2 kids. 25 & 15. My...
- 31 Jan 2012
- 23 days pre
I am a 45yo woman with 2 kids. 25 & 15. My reason for my TT is not for anyone else just to look better in my clothes. I gained more weight than I wanted and can not get the weight off. I've reached 207lbs(my largest ever). My friends and my family think I look great but I want to be able to not wear a girdle to hide my rolls. I want to be able to not have to wear a shirt over my bathing suit and actually show it and walk down the street with confidence that I look good. Started preparation for my surgery today. Went to target and purchased some yoga pants and comfy clothing. Not sure what I'm really going to need for post op, are there any suggestions out there? Please advise!
I have done my job, sacrificed for my family, now its time to do me!! Its time for me to get my groove back. Every year I do a self evaluation. I came to the realization that the last couple of years I had situations in my life that were really draining me! I realized that sometimes you have to drop the extra baggage. Friendships, relationships and situations. I've done that! And now its time to celebrate. I'm going to celebrate the new me starting off with a new tummy!! FTT with Lipo to the flanks and lower back and inner thighs. I'm 5'5". I'm not looking to be a skinny chick. But I do want to be a flat bellied chick! LOL! This is my gift to myself!
I'm not shy about telling people. And I'm glad I have found you all to share my journey with also. My girlfriends are very supportive of my decision. I'm lucky to have my friends on my side. One is a Paramedic. So I will be well taken care of during my recovery. My journey officially begins in three weeks. I will go to my pre op appt. Drop off my cash and start counting down the days!! I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Just as I look forward to cheering you on through yours! Should I be checking out all the negative side of this surgery? Probably not! But I guess I want to know the good and the bad. I have been thinking more about the pain I will be in for at least a week (hoping that isn't true). I've been checking out other peoples situation. I have checked out the Not worth it post,and they are actually scaring me. I'm praying to GOD! That my doctor doesn't place a high incision. I pray he will make sure to make it as low as possible. I will freak!!!! I am very exicted and I have enjoyed reading all of the stories. I will get up some before pics right before I have the procedure. I have a major addiction to sweet, delicious, sugary, fattening desserts! Ok. food period. LOL TTers! I am so excited now! No other words for it... excited! Not nervous, apprehensive, reluctant or anything else... EXCITED! I wanted to look good in and out of all of my clothes. I wanted to feel sexy as well.
Hello realself. I had my preop yesterday and it...
- 8 Feb 2012
- 16 days pre
Made my payment a couple days ago. I thought I...
- 13 Feb 2012
- 11 days pre
9 more days to go. Today is a good day. My...
- 15 Feb 2012
- 9 days pre
Good morning real selfers. Today is a bad day. I...
- 20 Feb 2012
- 4 days pre
GM Realselfers. Well I spoke to my doctor this am...
- 21 Feb 2012
- 3 days pre
Hello tt'erks. it's over and done with. yes I am...
- 9 Mar 2012
- 14 days post
10lbs down. gotta work on the eating habits. Not having any problems there. Much smaller portions but still eating well.
well ladies just wanted to give you a update will holla back at cha soon. for all you future tummy tuckers good luck and enjoy the process.
THESE DAMN DRAINS.
- 10 Mar 2012
- 15 days post
GM Everyone. Today is a good day. I been feeling...
- 13 Mar 2012
- 17 days post
Off the Oxy just taking Tylenol. Maybe once a day if I really need it. Generally for the shifting of these drains. But other than that It's all good. Can't wait. Got on the scale down to 197. 10lbs. yeah!!!! I will take it. Now 10 more and girls watch out. Trying to find things to keep me busy around the house. Honey just re-up on my movie collection. so I have been watching movies religiously. and LMN. My girlfriend bought me a book "THE MAGIC" by rhonda byrne. she is one of my favorite authors have to start that. starting an accessory business. so that also will keep me busy as my supplies come in. received a shipment from China yesterday So I will be up and at em soon.
Just wanted to say good morning and hope all is well with everyone. Prayers and blessings going out. Talk at you all later.
Ok ladies are some updated photos during my...
- 18 Mar 2012
- 22 days post
Good afternoon people. Today was a beautiful day....
- 19 Mar 2012
- 23 days post
I must admit my appetite came back full force. Now I need to work out or something but i know i can't. Have to figure something out to watch the pounds so that they don't creep back on. Lost 10 initially gained 2 already. dammit mane. still week. back is the problem. if i can get this stand up straight thing down that may take the pressure off my back. been doing little things around the house. it's all good. Life is wonderful and I am happy with my results. I have to get me some tight t-shirts. LOL.
Gm ladies. Today is a wonderful day in the...
- 23 Mar 2012
- 27 days post
went out and bought some tight T-shirts. Yes maam. I am getting my groove back. LOL. Someone asked did i get my boobs done too. I said do they look that fabulous and they responded Yes. too funny. Even with the set backs and complaints of the drains. I have really enjoyed this experience. And all the helpful information you ladies have provided. Holla at cha lata.
GM real selfers. Been out of commission for a...
- 1 Apr 2012
- 2 months post
Will be posting some pixs soon. look for them
Hello people. How is everyone doing. I am...
- 4 Apr 2012
- 2 months post
Ladies i have been getting these contraction like mucles spasams in the morning, and it makes me feel like I want to stretch so badly. It is the weirdest feeling in the world. I try very hard to fight it but I am unable to. I don't understand it. It's like doing a super duper crunch yet i can't control it. Is this normal. Anyone else experiencing this?
The doctor's office took some updated pics. When they release them to me I will update my profile. Holla at cha gurl. LOL
Hello TTkrs. The past week has been quite...
- 16 Apr 2012
- 2 months post
I updated the pixs i am currently 6 weeks PO. and feeling great. I can now see things are starting to shape up. No regrets.
Hello everyone. 7 weeks PO and went back to work...
- 24 Apr 2012
- 2 months post
I am healing rather well scar is getting better. The incision that I had a couple weeks ago is healing well also. I am pretty happy with my results. I Have some dog ears I am a little concerned about. I head ladies talking about removing them but I don't know if I can handle anymore of this. Yet I will where this body at least until next year and see how things turn out.
Everyone keeps asking did i get my boobs done too. Girls these puppies are sitting up under my chin since the surgery. So this surgery has great benefits. :) Still not ready for the bikini but who know still going to wait at least 2 to 3 months and see what happens. I have seen some girls at 6 months and they look fab. So I know I have to wait the time at least to get over the swelling. YES THE SWELLING. EWWW.
Still working on my eating habits. That's the hardest part. but all in all its great. Just wanted to check in.
Dr. Palin was great. He answered all my questions and his patience with me was great. He even joked a little. My follow up day was hectic and I think he was a frustrated with his staff so I felt the coldness but for the most part he was on point. before, during and after surgery date.