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4 weeks post op....new pics also :)

Hello everyone im new to this but my TT is only...

hello everyone im new to this but my TT is only one day away! im so excited but so nervous as well....im only 22 years old but i had my daughter when i was 19 (c-section) and i just cannot lose the babyweight....ive always been a bigger girl (im 5'8) but was very healthy and never had a gut or love handles until after my pregnancy. ive been wanting this TT ever since i figured out i couldnt lose the excess skin and fat by myself......i do have one little problem tho i have a eating disorder...ive been bulimic for many years and im scard shitless that i wont be able to control it and totally binge and gain all the fat back after my surgery. anyone else struggling with a eating disorder? advice please!!!! i just want to be able to feel comfortable in my clothes again and not wear girdles, they freakin suck! haha. please keep me in your prayers :)

Im getting closer and closer and soooo dang...

im getting closer and closer and soooo dang nervous! at midnight tonight im cut off from eating or drinking anything which is goin to suck because i know ill be up all night. its finally becoming real and im emotional, im very positive that everything will be okay im just worried because i have a young daughter. im sad i wont be able to hold her or play with her like i normally do. shes been so sweet tho and has been kissing my belly and sayin "momma the doctor is going to cut your fat belly off"...haha kids say the cutest things. im just being a wimp blah! plus my boyfriend is in the army and currently based 8 hours away in drill seregant school so im basically alone going thru this thank God my family is going to take care of me while im recovering. sorry im just nervous and venting....ill update more tomorrow right before surgery....which is 7am...yay plus ill add some pics soon. pray for me

Well here's a quick updates...the TT turned out...

Well here's a quick updates...the TT turned out amazing. No more gut!!! Where my doc lipoed Around my love handles and back hurts alittle but hey beauty is pain,,.m
Currently in my recliner and
I'm sure I'll be sleepin on this for awhile...well
My pain meds are
Kickin in def bedtime for me...1st post-op checkup tomorrow
:)

Recovery isnt that bad alittle uncomfortable if I...

Recovery isnt that bad alittle uncomfortable if I try to change positions but I ate alittle bit of toast and I feel fine. Hopefully tomorrow runs smoothly as well. I'll post pics tomorrow. Thank you all so much for the love and support

Quick question....whats a good diet to start on?...

Quick question....whats a good diet to start on? Ive only tried toast and water last night.i need to still lose alittle bit more weight to Get the final results I want. Help lol

Quick question....does/did anyone elses drains...

quick question....does/did anyone elses drains hurt like horribly bad? mine are in my hoohaw area haha and when i get up to use the bathroom they hurt so bad and alittle blood will drip from them. is this normal? also my "love handles" look like their coming back is that just from swelling and bruising?

My left thigh is extremely numb is this normal?

my left thigh is extremely numb is this normal?

My doctor dosent want me to wear my binder until...

my doctor dosent want me to wear my binder until the drains are out? is this normal? i feel like i need something to keep my stomach tight but i dont want to go against my doctor....advice???

Hey yall....im being such a downer today...my love...

hey yall....im being such a downer today...my love handles and belly are swelling really bad....uhhh i know i havent gained weight because i barely eat anything. before surgery i was 186 and this morning i was 175 but why am i feeling so bad? i wish i could just go running and exercise....anyone else going thru a depression? i just want to binge eat (i hate being bulimic but im not going to) i went to the grocery today which was funny cause i used a scooter haha ill post a pic later but i only got organic and low calorie stuff. i need happy pills forget these pain pills lol. sumone cheer me up please

I know I've bitched About swelling but I think I...

I know I've bitched About swelling but I think I def need more lipo. I go to my one week
Post op on Tuesday and I'm
Goin to talk to my doctor about it. Am
I being crazy? Plus I haven't been able
To wear my binder yet (dr won't let me
Until drains are out)....should I reconsider the extra lipo until after I wear my binder for awhile?

Havent went to the doc yet but i will this morning...

havent went to the doc yet but i will this morning just was excited because i weighed this morning and im 172 now and a week ago today i was 187 before surgery yay me :)

So i had my one week post op checkup today.....

so i had my one week post op checkup today...staples got taken out and steri-strips put on also i got to put my binder on today...and wow i cannot breathe this thing is so tight...is it supposed to be this tight? other than that ive had a great day and im feeling better about everything :)

So all of my lipo holes have healed up except one...

so all of my lipo holes have healed up except one and it looks pretty red and keeps leaking this yellow stuff...when i went to my 1 week check up the nurse who put my steristrips on acted like it wasnt a big deal but it leaks thru onto my compression binder and on my clothes. i finally taped some gauze over it but it soaks thru after a few hours...plus how low am i supposed to wear my compression garment? all the way over my incision???? i hate having it down too low because then i have fat coming out the top looking like a muffin top uhhh. lol help

Also forgot to say....the lipo hole isnt red...

also forgot to say....the lipo hole isnt red around it just inside the hole, plus no fever . is it just normal drainage?

Havent updated this in a few days....well ive been...

havent updated this in a few days....well ive been so great on my dieting but this weekend was really hard on me...my bulimia got the best of me and i binged and purged all weekend.....i feel like a lost cause. im looking into therapy 2moro morning. this disease is not goin to beat me....i think once im able to workout i wont feel so horrible about eating. its just the simple fact i eat and i sit here...i try to walk around and be as active as possible but i get dizzy after awhile and have to sit down. also....last week my doc took all my staples out and put on steri strips which of course they all fell off that night lol so i had to go to walgreens and buy something similar but on both sides of my incision its open...like every other spot its closed and healing but on both of my hips its still open like an inch and i clean it when i clean my belly button cause i dont want it getting infected but dang its starting to sting....maybe my doc needs to stitch that back up lol. anyone else experience that???

Hey yall...hope everyone has had happy and healthy...

hey yall...hope everyone has had happy and healthy healing...ive been up and down...my birthday was last week so i celebrated and feel like i gained 10 pounds lol...but my doc gave me the okay to start exercising again so i joined my gym back. 2night was my first time and wow im so worn out but i keep imagining myself in a bikini lol....the eating disorder is still a struggle. rome wasnt built in a day so i know this disease isnt just magically dissapear its going to be a battle everyday but i have to be stronger than it....thanks for all the love and support. love u all :)
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You look amazing x x
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Yours looks good! Keep up the good work
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WOW you look so good....congrats on your new body!!
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Just wanted to heck in, see how you are doing. Did you see a Dr yet to get checked out? Hope you are looking after yourself.
And at the risk of being annoying, I hope you will take some time and spend some money getting help with the bulimia, it's time. Take care x
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sorry havent been on here in a few days...yes i went to the doc...he just put me on sum more antibiotics and told me to keep it bandaged. its healing up now...thank goodness....and with the bulimia im going to my first support group this thursday which is my birthday also...im really excited to get some help. this disease will not beat me i got this. thanks for checkin on me xoxoxoxo
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that is really good for you, im going for my two week pre op next monday, im so nervous but really want this done. im dieting too but my nerves sometime wont let me lol. ive lost 16 kilos but still not at my right weight but im going ahead with my tummy tuck and lipo. cant wait for it im not even sleeping
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you look great!!!
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good for you, so come the weekend your done brilliant. i will pray for you hope all goes well. im having a tt and lipo on sides and back, also want lipo on inner thighs, i have my pro op on the 8th oct. i really want this done, ive lost 16 kilos so far and could do losing another 10 kilos but like you say this should help.
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sorry that was for you swirlgirl, well and everyone elso too haha, im new here sorry ladies
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I am going in at 7:30am on Friday! I will always have a butt, and thighs, but I work out often, and I think removing the extra belly fat will motivate me to do even more. The Dr. thinks it's better to do the TT first, and it usually motivates people to lose even more weight.
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so you get your tt this week brilliant, how do you feel, im getting mine done 22 oct and im more or leass that build too and am worried about my size.
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yep thats right, i think you look great too what a difference, i hope i will look like that when ive had mine done. ppllleeeaaasssseeeeee make it like that haha
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Hey! You look beautiful. I saw what you wrote about your eating disorder, and I am hoping that you'll seek some therapy. I struggled with a lot of those same issues in college, and it took a lot to get over them. At 28, I still sometimes feel the urges to restrict my eating, or to overeat. I am getting a tummy tuck this week, and our height/weight are very similar- you are an inspiration, super strong, and you look stunning. Your body needs nutrition right now, and (you probably don't need anyone to tell you but) induced vomiting is going to hurt your belly right now, you have stitches to consider in your abdominal muscles. Stay strong. You have a new body, you need to show yourself some serious love.
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thank you so much....oh wow surgery this week? goodluck. its such a drastic change both physically and mentally. i always wanted to be skinny but actually seeing it im like wow is this me? i am looking into therapy right now actually. pray for me. cant wait to see the outcome from your surgery. keep us all updated xoxoxo
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oh i hope so too, im also worried about after the op, people say you feel like youve been cut in half. is it like when people have c section,
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hi, my comment isnt coming up here, do you ladies know why, its a first for me.
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If the wound is open get to your Dr - you may be at risk of infection... good luck
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i go tomorrow afternoon....it also leaks. yuck lol...thanks tho
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Not sure what to tell you abt the yellow drainage. I would call the PS office and speak to his nurse, she/he will be able to help you. If i were you i would wear my binder in the middle of the stomach and try to cover where most of the work was done. i made the mistake of trying to cover the incision and i ended up with swelling at the top of the stomach and not at the bottom. That swelling took a long time to go away. My PS said it was from wearing my binder too low and it caused localized swelling at the top. Good luck! You look great!
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thank you sooo much you look amazing as well....i was worried i was swelling on top too so im def wear it somewhere in the middle too....i see your in BG, i live in owensboro...small world...happy healing :)
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Thank you! Yes, it is a small world! Happy healing to you as well!
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Hi lilcourt, I had drainage from a drain less TT for 4 weeks after my TT, I had sprung a pinhole leak about 10 days after my TT. I saw my PS this past Tues. and we spoke about this drainage. He said the yellow/pinkish leaking I had was FAT necrosis. Not skin necrosis. When the fat dies inside your body from lipo or being caught in sutures it turns into a liquid from the normal lumpy solid fat. It sounds like this is what is happening to you. Please keep the site very,very clean and dry. I just covered with a thin plain pad with the sticky side attach to my panties. My pinhole closed up at about 5 weeks. I have some pics up of this drainage that may be of interest to you. In the end I think it was a good thing for me as it kept my swelling down. Now that my hole has closed I feel I am having a lot more swelling. Happy healing!
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U look great, I don't think the binder should be hurting, mine is snug but actually comforting to me. Give it a couple of days it shod get better. U look great, happy healing:)
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thank u....yeah i think the nurse just put it on too tight. i couldnt breathe haha. happy healing to you too :))))
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your pictures are amazing, you have a lovely new tummy, hope the rest of your recovery goes well. xx
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