Hello I have been following all of your girl's stories since I scheduled my TT back in November. I will tell you a little about myself first. I am a mother of 3 amazing boys, ages 7,6,&3. I had my first son at the age of 21 and I gained nearly 100lbs. I know that is excessive and self induced but what can I say. Before I was pregnant I weighed 115 @ 5'3".
When I weighed in right before I had him I was at about 210lbs. I lost 60 and shortly after found out I was pregnant again and gained that 60lbs back. I then lost all my weight and was back down to 120lbs but I had some loose skin. Not that bad and not that insecure about it but still thought one day I would like a TT. When my second son was 2 1/2 I found out I was pregnant for the third time I only gained about 45lbs this time but he was 9lbs and 22inches the other two where about 8lbs 20/21inches. After the third my stomach just took a turn for the worse. Before I had my TT/lipo on flanks in Jan I was 5'3" and 130lbs but I couldn't wear anything that would cling to my belly I was very conscious of my stomach even in the bedroom. I would never take my shirt off around my husband or even take a shower around him. I never would let him touch my stomach even though he would tell me he didn't care I had his children. I did though. So I was just talking to him about this Dr I used to work with opened his own surgery center near where I live and I trust him. I never thought I would get the answer that I did he said schedule a consult. So I did. After my consult I was very pleased with what he had to say he is a very good dr and very caring love him I scheduled my appointment for january 18th to only get a phone call to reschedule for january 14th which was great.
After that I drove my husband crazy that is all I could think about. I would at one minute be excited the next be very nervous and scared. I went through the emotional roller coaster. Now I am here in february 3weeks post op and have had some set backs or hiccups as my PS called them he is so sweet. Ill start from the surgery date.
I went @ 7:30 am on January 14th was marked sedated woke up was great no real pain didnt feel sick was great only took pain meds for 3days and had 1 drain. I went in 1 week later was only draining 25cc per 24hr so he took out my drain on day 8. I was still wearing compression garment which I thought was to big but what did I know. Well he decided because I had some bruising that I was a higher risk for hematoma/seroma to see me back 1 week or so later. I kept having this drainage above the pubic area and wasnt healing right but thought didnt want to bother him so ill wait till my appt. I went in and of coarse me the biggest worrier was told that my fear was true I had a seroma. I said ok he drained it this was this last thursday jan 31st. Well the next day was draining and he told me to call if it did so I called. I went in Feb 1st he said there was another one on the other side but so small he isn't going to do anything we will just wait till monday at 8am when Im scheduled to come back. He said if anything changed to call him on his cell but he has a family and a life too. But last night in the afternoon im still draining a lot of fluid and now have a spot away from the original spot where it has opened a little and is draining more of a green puss but I haven't checked this morning but didn't know if it was an abscess suture. Im so nervous and of coarse I worry all the time. He said this will not affect my end result which I am pleased with the incision line and the way my stomach looks its just the draining and I cant go back to work for another week. I forgot to mention that I had foot surgery Dec 20th 2012 so I have been in this house since then except for Dr appt here and there and 1 wrestling meet for my boys, I just didn't know if anyone had any suggestions or have any of this happen to them and how long this so called hiccup will last. I'm not in pain I just want the center of my incision to heal like the rest all ready and this draining to stop. I think I will wait till monday because I am on antibiotics and I am first patient unless it gets worse or is worse when I go to get into shower this morning. I have read all your stories good and bad and all of you have helped me to actually go through with the tummy tuck thank you I just want all this to be over with my husband is going crazy too.