9 weeks PO. CG free for 3 weeks. I'm in love with my new body! - Lafayette, LA

I finally figured how to share my story from my...

I finally figured how to share my story from my smart phone. Yay!!! I've been looking on here for a couple months and I am pretty much a RS junkie at this point. I have a very supportive husband of 10+ years and two fun-loving children (G9 B6) I'm 30 years old. I had two natural childbirths that I loved, I plan to embrace this pain the same way. My biggest fear/anxiety/nervousness is that I won't be able to be the super mom I pride myself in being when I'm recovering. I work full-time as an office manager and my boss is very supportive of this as well. I plan on taking 2.5-3 weeks off and returning to do paperwork only at the beginning. I have worked very hard over the last 10 years to be in the physical shape I am in today. I actually weigh 30 pounds less than the day we got married. I only gained 25-30 pounds for each pregnancy but for my first one I was very ill and lost 23 pounds before gaining my first 8 pounds in my 3rd trimester. I gained all the weight in 2 months and it caused major stretching in my belly.

I'm now at the smallest I've ever been. 127.4. :). I'm 5'4. I've maintained 130's for over 3 years and just got a little boost in body sculpting when I started running in June 2012. I'm running my first 1/2 marathon on the 20th. (Just for fun) I originally wanted surgery on 21st but PS said he wouldn't risk putting me under dehydrated or fatigued. I respect that.

So I've always wanted a tummy tuck, and when we were approaching my first consultation 9/2012 my DH ever so kindly said "well since your going to be in surgery and its only a few more thousand dollars why don't you get some nice titties." I started entertaining the idea. And then I tried them on and let me tell you. 300cc's = love at first sight. My face lit up and I couldn't wipe the smile off. Now I think I'm almost more excited then he is. I'm a very deflated 34B. possibly an A. I wear VS well. Both PS that I consulted with said I am borderline on a lift on one side. I opted to do the implants and go from there. I originally wanted 300 but after reading on here and looking at hundreds of pictures and stories I'm now leaving towards 320-340. I'm getting silicone.

Okay so I think that's the majority of information. I go tomorrow 1/16 for my pre-op and to pay. (My second biggest nervousness) I have the normal issues mommies and wives have of this being selfish. While my husband, friends & family have told me otherwise. I'm very open and honest about my upcoming procedures, I've worked very hard to get here. In 2010 I had my consultations scheduled and time off planned then I decided that I had to take our children to Disney first before I could do this and deal with the selfishness feelings. Did that in Feb 2012. Now I'm ready! Bring it. I look forward to sharing my experience with you ladies! And hope to add pictures tomorrow. I'm going to ask my PS to email me the ones they took.

Just getting home from my pre-op. I've never been...

Just getting home from my pre-op. I've never been more confused about the implants :(

After reading your nice note on my page, I read your review. Im not a Dr but I dont think that you need a lift with your BA. I just posted my new postop pics - compare my before and after boobs... with enough of an implant I really dont think that youd need a lift at all. Im older than you and heavier ...(breastfed 3) and mine dont look droopy after. Just my opinion- of course listen to the docs but dont want you to have to do anything extra that doesnt really need to be done...I think youll be really happy with the added size... :)
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Thanks for starting your story on RealSelf! Are you feeling confused about the implant size?

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Well the half marathon is done! Averaged a 12:05...

Well the half marathon is done! Averaged a 12:05 minute mile. I'm very happy with the entire experience. Spent the weekend in NOLA with the family. We had a great time. Now time to get into gear preparing for this surgery on mine. I'm so over this waiting business. Although I haven't made a 100% decision on my BA/BL...I'm feeling more at peace with it all. I'm ready to be on the flat side!!!!! Happy Sunday to you all!
Awesome and congrats!!! Good luck, I am post op day 3:-) you will do great!
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I'm excited for you! I'm 'borderline' for a lift as well, my ps said I don't need it. My breasts sit a little low on my chest (and deflated from breastfeeding) so I thought I was for sure needing a lift but I'm glad I'm not getting it done (I'm sure I will need it some day tough). I look forward to following your journey!
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Congrats on your first 1/2!!!!! Nice time too!!!! are you getting excited for surgery?
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So I called my PS today and added the BL. Done....

So I called my PS today and added the BL. Done. Decisions made. Now sit and wait. Well not really since I have tons of stuff to wrap up at the office, a busy family life and plans to clean my house like crazy this weekend! I am hating taking the suggested multi vitamin...my appetite is crazy! I'm always hungry. This bothers me. But I am a rule follower, and that's what the Doctor said to do. I'm very thankful that he wouldn't do surgery the day after the 1/2, because Oooommmmmgggg my legs were so tight and sore. I definitely had not prepared for the amount of inclines the course had. It was the Louisiana Marathon...Louisiana is flat! 2 overpasses later, the muscles behind my knees were screaming! I normally fly around the office doing things, not Monday! I guess that was a peek into how I'm going to be post MM. 9 days left, but who's counting?!?!??!
Thank you!!
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Thanks! Is your procedure scheduled?? 9 days and counting here!
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Yup! I'm a day ahead of you, Jan 30th!!!!!
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I filled all my prescriptions tonight!!!!...

I filled all my prescriptions tonight!!!! Ahhhhhhhh. I am actually looking forward to the weekend so I can clean and organize my house. We are a very busy family, my husband works 12 days straight 10-12 hours a day then gets a weekend off. On that weekend we try to do as much fun stuff as possible because its back to the grind for 12 more days :( his next weekend off is day 2-3 post op. AHHHHH. I just realized that we have our sons first overnight boyscouts campout day 24 post op. please pray that I'm able to go do that with him as my DH will be working. I'm so nervous about how we are going to function with me down. But I keep telling myself this too shall pass!
looking forward to following your story. I am a real self stalker waiting for my first appt in February and learning lots on here. Thanks
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Hi! You'll be having surgery soon and I wish you the best! Did you decide on implant size? I had a hard time with that too, but I'm sure I made the right choice. I felt selfish too, but I figured I spent more on my wedding than this and paid way more for my car...not to mention my husband's. So it's just one more purchase. Good luck!
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Thanks so much! I'm going with 350 range but giving the doctor the final decision making responsibility as he said he will bring one size larger and one size smaller in.
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Hello ladies! Can't wait to get that phone call...

Hello ladies! Can't wait to get that phone call tomorrow to tell me what time my surgery is scheduled for on Thursday. I'm beyond ready. Got a fresh haircut today. House is all cleaned up and tomorrow I will wrap up what I can at the office but I'm not stressing. I did manage to finish our tax preparations so I will file them tomorrow too. After that its MM time!!!! It's so surreal. In one thought I'm like waiting has been the worse part and in the other I think where did the time go? Weird!!! Hope all my surgery day twins are feeling mellow and calm. It's almost our turns!!!
No mellow and calm here! Today I finished our tax preps and tomorrow I will wrap up the office, get my pedi, and do a ton of laundry and stressing ;) And then... it's MM time! Holy moly! Just know you're not alone!
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I am a deflated 34B and I went with 350ccs and so far I am loving them. Sometimes ithik maybe I should have gone bigger but I should be a full C when they settle and that isnprob a good size for me since I am only 5". I am 11 days post op:-) Good Luck, you will do great!
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Yay. Can't wait to see your pics. I'm not sure how much sleep I will get tonight as I'm so excited!
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Okay so between my nervous/anxiousness, coffee and...

Okay so between my nervous/anxiousness, coffee and the stool softeners...I can't get off the toilet.
Sending you good thoughts for tomorrow!!!!!!!
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Thanks so much!
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love the dream body pic :) Best of luck tomorrow!!
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Made it too the flat side. Feeling okay. DH has...

Made it too the flat side. Feeling okay. DH has been so amazing. I'm blessed! Haven't Git to peak at my belly yet. Briefly seen my boobies because the nurse had to put some cream on them. Dr. told my DH that everything went well and my implants are 300. Everything is heavy and tight feeling but not really painful. Happy healing to my surgery day twins!!
Hope you're still doing well. I need to not forget those stool softeners! Since I'm not taking much tylenol or ibuprofen anymore (post op day 23), I'm forgetting to dose with the stool softeners and buy am I regretting that! Today is s new day though.
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Glad ur feeling okay. Post op day 4 for me today. No pain, just a little sore. Feels very tight and swollen. Every day gets easier! Happy healing to u!
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I second that! That's how I'm feeling too. Sore, stiff but not too painful. Dr said all went really well. My hubby is a great caregiver! We did it!
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My only complaint is that I get tired so easily. I...

My only complaint is that I get tired so easily. I haven't taken any narcotics. I prepared myself for much worse pain. One of the most uncomfortable feelings was trapped gas. I drank hot tea and walked around while I belched like a crazy woman. I only had one moment where tears fell, it was last night. My wonderful DH who has been on top of everything was a little short as staying in the hospital and then the house since Thursday had gotten to him. I think he was excited about going to work this morning. I also miss intimacy with my husband. I know it's only been 4 days, but that's a lot for me. I've been sleeping on the couch with 4 king size pillows propping me up and two under my knees. My DH took the nightstand from the bedroom and put it right there for me so I have everything I need. He keeps my glass full of ice water and crackers plentiful. Yesterday I took my first shower. It felt awesome to take everything off. I really didn't look at myself too much as I am not ready to yet. I want to wait til some swelling goes down and I can stand straight and everything. I am very pleased with the placement of my TT incision. It's very low. I still have stretch marks but I am not going to let them bother me. I went in knowing there was no way to get rid of them all. My PS uses a pain pump that lasted about three days I was able to pull it out myself on Sunday before my shower. It was two small lines. They were thin like weed eater string. I think that played a very important role in my lack of pain or need for meds. At my most uncomfortable moments the pain didn't exceed a 5. Hope everyone else is healing and resting as well as myself. Happy Monday Y'all!
Lol islandlove! My hubby is a police officer and I feel the same way. I think he would rather be dealing with criminals too than be my nurse! Thank goodness he goes back to work tonight!
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Yeah, you did it!! :) My dh who is incredibly wonderful most of the time, also lost patience after taking care of me for a week. I guess everyone has their limits. He still took care of things for me, but he seemed a bit short tempered and eager to get back to work.I know that he's had enough when he starts stomping around the house. I was relieved when he finally did go back to work. Funny thing is- he's in law enforcement and prefered spending time with criminals than with me!! lol After going back to work for a week he is now back to being wonderful again. And they say that WE"RE hard to understand!!!! Sounds like your doing well. Just remember to keep resting and try not to start doing too much too fast. It gets incredibly boring laying around the house but in the long run you will heal much faster. Days 3-5 are usually the worst as thats when the swelling is at its peak. Every day after that gets better and better. Yeah for you!!! :)
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Yeah I am laying around just amazed at his little pain I have. We have young/active children (ages 6 & 9) so add them in the mix and it does get overwhelming. My MIL came in from out if town and spent the day Saturday so that helped. We are just usually really really active family so with mommy down it is a huge change.
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I'm so tired. Wow. But appointment went well....

I'm so tired. Wow. But appointment went well. Drain is gone. They gave me my second compression garment which makes me feel like a stuffed sausage. Also a belt to push the girls south. Tonight I'm joining my DH in our bed. He's nervous I'm ecstatic. No meds for me, they make me feel worse. Cleared to start taking ibuprofen now so that's what it will be when the need arises. Happy healing ladies. Can't wait to lay with my DH and listen to his heartbeat. It's been 5 nights too long.
post pics when you feel up to it
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too funny! lol
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1 week post op. yay. Everything is going well....

1 week post op. yay. Everything is going well. Slept in my bed the last two nights. Other than getting tired easily I have no complaints. Tried on my bathing suit bottom this morning and it covers my incision. Yayyyy. But it did make me want to go take a jog. Lol. I'm so anxious to get back active. To be honest one of the worse parts for me is not being able to have sex with my DH. I'm needy when it comes to lovin' and because I feel so good I want him bad! Needless to say by the time he works 12 hours, cooks supper, washes clothes, and cleans the kitchen he's pretty exhausted and well I'm even more attracted to him because he's been so flippin awesome. Whew I wish I could turn off my hormone switch for two weeks! Okay well that's my story. Hope everyone is healing well too. I took a few pictures today too. :)
You look great! Glad to gear you are doing so great with the pain, day 4 was my last day of the hydros for pain, just doing tylenol and ibuprofen now and feel good but still wear out easy. Yeah, 1 wk PO and my hubby couldn't stand it any longer, we got a little creative with positioning, LOL makes a gal anxious for the "real good stuff" Keep us posted with your recovery! Happy Healing!
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I agree, the whole no sex for a few weeks will suck! I guess we just have to make up for it :-)
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Still feeling great. I lay around most of the day...

Still feeling great. I lay around most of the day to save my energy for my family in the afternoon. This morning I drove for the first time (only 5 miles in a very small town) and it was scary to me. I'm not ready to drive. I am planning on going back to work Thursday as long as everything goes well at my next po visit on Wednesday. Last night my DH took me on a little drive to the lake. No kids ;) It was nice to get some fresh air, change of scenery and have causal adult conversation uninterrupted. I'm so thankful for my husband. This event has actually allowed him to prove his unconditional love for me and his devotion to our family. I definitely fall deeper in love with every passing day. Hope you all are healing fine and have a very enjoyable weekend. Here in South Louisiana it will be a busy one as we are celebrating Mardi Gras!
glad to hear you are doing so well....as for being more attracted to the hubby I totally agree!! Seeing what they are willing to do for us & the family,especially in our time of need....it's an amazing feeling to know we are blessed w/some good men.
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Yes we are! Hope your having a healthy, beautiful day!!!
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You look great! Glad your recovery is going so well!
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Well other than the fact that I tire a little more...

Well other than the fact that I tire a little more easily, I'm rocking and rolling. Anxious for my 2/13 follow up with my PS and to get these stitches out. I've gotten a little more of an appetite recently but am proud to report that I'm eating very healthy!!!!! I am motivated to maximize the results if this surgery! I've been taking a daily protein supplement too in hops of not loosing too much muscle until I get back to exercising. I tried on a piece of lingerie today. OMG it's so much more fun to wear now! Hope everyone else is moving right along too!
Your pics are looking great! Your going to have a nice hourglass shape! Yeah! And your comments about your husand were so sweet. We're so lucky to have wonderful guys that work so hard all day and then come home to make us dinner, do laundry and clean up, etc... Hope your recovery continues to go well. It can be a real rollrcoaster ride but I do believe that its totally worth it.....:) Just looking at my new boobies makes me smile!!!!
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Hey. I was looking through posts just now as my anxiety is up because tomorrow is my day and I just wanted to say thank you for being encouraging and helpful throughout this process. :) reading your posts on my profile helped ease some of my anxiety. :)
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I think that's the key to just get myself busy and accept that I'm spongebob for the moment :). Back to work so soon ugh I feel for you. One thing I never realized is everything is high in sodium ... Wahhhh ! Philly soft pretzels are my fav and guess what high in sodium even with wiping the salt off . If I didn't have this site I wouldn't know to watch my sodium . Or that I was gonna be so swollen. I would not have been prepared at all for this surgery . I would've thought they cut your gut off and then some pain and you live happily ever after :). Surprise surprise good luck back to work
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I am feeling really good today. I went back to...

I am feeling really good today. I went back to work at 14 days po and it was a doozie! I did not realize how it would drain me so. I yawned the whole morning somehow made it through a lunch meeting with my boss but by 2:30 I couldn't focus and I was feeling it. I left and the drive home was never ending (11 miles, 15-20 minutes) felt like I would never get there. Got home and climed straight into bed. never could fall asleep but just rested for about 2 hours. Recharged, went to dinner with my little fam for valentines day and then stopped at the store to buy cupcakes for my birthday boy (turned 7 on the 17th) to bring to school for his class on Friday. Friday I only went to the office for 3 hours. and I told my boss that I was only coming this week to work 1/2 days. I could not let myself think I HAD to stay. Well Monday is here and it is almost quitting time and I am still here. I feel great today! don't feel tired at all. My DH took the day off, cleaned the floors, did all the laudry from the weekend and is cooking supper. YES HIS AWESOMENESS IS STILL GOING STRONG! I am so amazed and blessed. I am thinking I am going to bribe the kids with a few dollars to clean the bathrooms and change the sheets on the beds...I was thinking about paying someone to come in and do that plus dust, but I only have 3 more weeks until I can do it and why give up bikini money?

So the emotional side...WOW, who would have thought... the selfish feelings are harder for me to deal with after its all said and done! I have cried, wait let me rephrase that...BOO-HOO'd out of control bawling... a few times.
The first time was when my DH saw me naked for the first time. I have no idea where it came from. He came into the bathroom, took one look at me and I started crying uncontroablly. I did not want him to see me like that I guess. He did not have a problem with my pre-MM body. And it was like I wanted him to remember me like that. Not all taped, glued, and stiched up.

Then after my 2 week po, I was so excited...PS said I was doing great, I could go home and make love to my husband (yes I asked him). whoo hoooo. I was all pumped up. Mid session, bust out crying! I couldn't control myself. I was so worried that he would not be attracted to me and he would not enjoy it. I totally forgot he is a dude for a minute. It was the weirdest thing. I even felt the need to apologize the next day because when I thought back on it, how interruptive for no reason. just so bizarre!

Than another time or times lol was when I couldn't handle my children. I am usually extrememly patient and very laid back. And I hate that a few times I felt so short with them and then when they needed correcting I physically could not be the dicplinarian and it really bothered me. It is so weird.

I am so thankful I thought about this for several years and knew it was what I wanted and for my DH to be beyond amazing and supportive. This is no easy process. I almost think your mental preparedness is more important than your physical preperations!

I look forward to six weeks (3/13/13) follow up with my PS and being able to get into my exercise routine again. I am pretty sure it will take some time for me to get back to jogging the way I was pre-op because my breathing is different. Sometimes I get so out of breathe from a shower or just walking around. I think I am going to go find a 10K or 1/2 marathon that I can attend in the next 3-4 months so it will give me a goal to focus on. Hope all of you ladies are doing well and to all of the ladies that are approaching surgery dates, you will love the flat (and perky) side!
I've been there with the blue days. It gets better!! Just hang in there. Try not to push yourself too much. Remember you are still healing...the more you do, the more you swell.
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I'm on my first week still but I have already starts the emotional roller coaster! I cried so hard yesterday! My husband kept saying I was going to hurt myself an I just kept sobbing telling him I didn't care! The guilt was so bad!!!! And he has been amazing!! Everyone has!!! It just hit hard! Today was better , like a million times better. But I do expect more bad days. I'm glad you are doing well. I go tommorrow to see results for the first time and I'm scared and don't want to see. I also worry it'll freak my husband out. He's so loving and knows what to expect but I totally see where you're coming from. I hope your emotional roller coaster gets better and you continue to heal well!!
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Thanks for your kind words...we are all work-in-progress. It is never ending. I will be praying for smooth sailing tomorrow. and so happy to hear about your now settled boobies, because I was starting to get a little worried about mine. they are like two grapefruits still! I am ready for them to be squeeshy!
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Well I ended up working about 35 hours this week....

Well I ended up working about 35 hours this week. I felt really good. It was a long week with my 4th grader but we made it. On Wednesday night I was exhausted but woke up refreshed Thursday. By Friday I was mentally drained but made it through the day. My boss treated me to a delux jelly pedicure at lunch (we take 1.5 hours). It definitely helped ;) I'm not really into pictures much right now as I just feel like a fatty. No exercise makes me feel yucky and with the busy week I've had there is no denying the swelling. But my boobies are getting better daily, it's weird how one minute they can seem soft(er) then they start feeling like two grapefruits! My doctor said I could start walking this week. But again after the hectic work week all I wanna do is lay around on the couch. So here I am. Cup'o'coffee. Clothes washing. Kids playing Wii. DH working. Life is good. :)
You look amazing from before and after. You have your life ahead of you and what joy having some fun and feeling hot..I mean hot!! I just turned 60 and thought I want to feel good. Last kick at the can.I am healthy and dont want to keep looking down at a jelly belly. I hated it so bad. I only had major lipo as my boobs are still pretty good..No kids. It is such a emotional time. I cried and thought why am I doing this to a healthy body where some friends are dying of cancer and disease..Because I can do it and why not. Only 1 month PO and still sore but I know in a few months will feel better and tighter...
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Love this very real conversation. We are doing this so we feel and look more sexy for us and for our men and reality hits when we try to go back to normality in our intimate lives. I guess it takes time, patience and lots of love
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I really enjoyed this read. Thanks for your comment as well. My babe is not ready for sex as he is very concerned about hurting me. Today when he helped me shower I also wanted to cry. Really not ready for him to see me. He was never really supportive of me getting it just went along bc he knew I was going through with it anyway. Glad things are coming along for me. I don't know if its to soon or I'm just being impatient.
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Just had to share my first "real clothes" picture....

Just had to share my first "real clothes" picture. Went to a surprise birthday party with friends last night. :)
YOU are looking like your "dream body picture". How exciting! Glad your doing so well!!!
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loved your story, you commented on my post, I'm still concerned with having two things done at once so it was really nice to read your experience!
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Believe--thank you for your kind words. I can't lie, it does feel good to now feel confident about myself! Everyone around me is so supportive. Even my 76 year old grandma! I'm proud of you for following through with a dream/goal. No matter your age! You look great. Wear your bikinis and clothes with pride. I've owned my surgery from the day I started seeing doctors for consultations! Some people want fancy cars, or a big diamond, a showy house or fancy vacations. Hell some want it all. Lol. Me, I just wanted to have a tummy I never had. The boobs are bonus because my hubby showed some interest. But at the end of the day it was my decision and he loves me for me! I'm blessed! I'm so thankful I could do it at this stage in our lives. Rock on hot lady! :)
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Maybe it's just my nature, but I have nothing sad...

Maybe it's just my nature, but I have nothing sad to report. Thankfully my uncontrollable sobbing days have come and are long gone. I even started my monthly today and I feel like a rock star. While I wish I could just jump back into exercising & jogging, I know I'm going to have to retrain my body. And im okay with that. It's strange how my breathing is so labored. I tried on my exercise clothes tonight. They missed me. Lol. Whoa for the tops. My DH was all smiles... it's so funny and touching to see him get worried about how people (goo goo eyed men) will view me now, and also be so confident that I'm too respectful and classy and "not like that". Again this procedure has been a life changing experience in which we've grown so much as a couple. It's amazing. I'm back into the swing of my normal routine for the most part. (Minus exercise and major housework) Most days I forget that I had major surgery a month ago. I get itchy sometimes but it's not annoying. I wear a CG 24/7. I have 3 different styles that I alternate. I am always swollen, but I stay on my feet about 12 hours a day. I'm not stressing over my scar or my swelling. This too shall pass is my theory. Looking forward to this weekend! Hubs and son (7) are going to the camp and me and little sister (9 going on 15) are having girl time. Looking forward to trying on tons of cloths!!!!!! Dinner with the other wives and their girl kids sat night. Fun stuff. Life is good. I'm uploading a few pictures from my earlier photo session with myself. I wish I had pictures for last years beach trip in this bathing suit. Wow what a difference the twins make!!! Happy healing to you all. Prayers and positive thoughts to all.
Thanks so much for sharing your story and continuing to update! Your pre-op pics are very similar to mine, so I have been following your recovery. Not only has your story given me motivation to go forward with this process but it has also given me hope for a wonderful (though painful) recovery! Congratulations on your transformation! Your "dream pic" is so, so similar to your final result; you must be thrilled!
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Glad you are doing so well!!!! You look awesome!!!!
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At the mall. Went to VS to get measured...32 C!!!!...

At the mall. Went to VS to get measured...32 C!!!! Yeah. I'm so excited!!!

Again nothing really to report. Ready to see my PS...

Again nothing really to report. Ready to see my PS Wednesday for my 6 week check up. My DH and I have a weekend get away planed for next weekend that I'm so looking forward to! I have a few pictures that ill share, but I feel and think that I'm fluffy. Going from very active to no activity really destroyed my legs and butt! I am not letting myself get upset about it as I know it's all work in progress. I've decided to not focus on any major exercise goals in March, but April will be hard core! I work well when I set goals. So we are going camping the last week of April, I want to rock my shorts, tank tops, & bathing suit. :)
You really look awesome girl !!!
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You look great! So flat!!!
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So I guess I was scared/nervous to try any...

So I guess I was scared/nervous to try any exercise because I sometimes get out of breathe taking a shower still. And my mind didn't want to take a chance of my body failing me when I attempted getting back into jogging/running. But this morning I gave it a go. I used couch to 5k to guide me through and I did 2.3 miles in 30 minutes. Felt good. I'm excited to ease my way back in! Happy Sunday folks. It's a totally gorgeous day here in south louisiana!
Good job!!!! Let me know if you swell! I do after working out! You are looking great!
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I'm definitely very swollen. But I to be honest, after my am exercise I didn't stop. Played outside with the kids, and are BBQ :) could be a bad combination. Hehe. But I enjoyed every minute!
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You out walking is awesome news!!!!! I was scared to at first as well and I swell after but it is making me feel so much better!!
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Yesterday was my 6 week PO visit. Doc referred to...

Yesterday was my 6 week PO visit. Doc referred to me as a "star pupil". :) everything going great. He said I could now wear whatever bra I wanted. So excited about that. And said that I did not have to wear my CG as often. Use my discretion. I opted to sleep without it last night. Felt great! I'm thinking I will wear it durning my work day and when I exercise for sure, and figure out the rest later. He said I could ease into core workouts. I've jogged 3 days this week (2-2.5 miles) and I'm feeling great. Looking forward to the weekend as my DH and I are having a kid free getaway!!! So very excited. Don't really have any new pictures to post, but once I get some new bras and maybe a new bathing suit I will get around to a photo shoot. Happy healing ladies!

I have no clue what happened. But with my last...

I have no clue what happened. But with my last update all but my first picture disappeared. Ughhhhh:(
I love your reviews. They help me to know what's ahead. This has definitely been a process. You look awesome (I've seen pics before) an have fun this weekend!!!!
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I just want to thank you for posting this! I can only see your before picture, but I am in BAton Rouge and am seriously considering a MM later this year.
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Happy Friday Y'all!!! Had to get some pictures...

Happy Friday Y'all!!! Had to get some pictures back on here. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and happy healing. Today is my first full day without a CG. Feeling great. Feels odd after having something on for 6 weeks straight as I never took mine off except to bathe! :)))
What's it feel like going all day without it? Cg. Was yours a binder or like a full body thing? You look great!!!!!
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Having an amazing weekend with my DH!!! But I just...

Having an amazing weekend with my DH!!! But I just had to share this with y'all. Life without a CG is rocking!!!! I've been without it since Thursday night and it's all good! I've included a picture that I took after about 36 hours without. Which included a full workday and traveling. :) Happy Sunday folks!
W.O.W!
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You look FABULOUS!!!!
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Thanks honey! I had 3 different ones that I would alternate. I slept in the binder because it was most comfortable and most supportive at night. I have one that goes from right under breast down to your knees. It was a pain at first, but I think that made a huge reduction in any swelling I had. I also have the spanx assets that is a full panty with "ultra" panel that goes all the way up to under breast, very comfortable but a pain in the but to take on and off!
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This morning is pure zen. Long story short, my DH...

This morning is pure zen. Long story short, my DH and 9 year old daughter have recently got on board to healthy living. (Neither are nasty, sloppy fat) they just both love the wrong foods and our daughter has little to no desire to do anything that involves sweating or over exerting ones self. I've been wanting to get them both healthier without giving them complexes...and about 2 weeks ago they jumped on board! My DH has lost 14 pounds!!! (His goal is 30) and our daughter is 4 pounds down! (She could afford to lose 20). We have been eating healthy meals and snacks and they have been walking/jogging with me 2-3 miles 3-4 times a week. You have no clue how happy this makes my heart. This morning I sat on my couch, coffee in hand and gave thanks and praise for this life. Then I looked down and seen my no pooch belly and I smiled... Thank you Jesus for allowing me to have this surgery that removed something that made me cry many many times. Happy Friday Y'all!
Wow! How do you so that?? My dh is looking to lose at least 12kg(27lbs?) but he just eats so much. Everytime I remind him of the sheer quantity he is eating, he gets upset. It's become a taboo now. I'm not bothered by the way he looks at all. But he is and it pains me to see him bothered. And it pains me to think that carrying around that extra weight may cause him to be more susceptible to chronic illnesses down the road. It's crazy how we can talk and discuss everything openly except his eating habits.
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Ling-- TBH, I realized a while back that (whoever it may be, DH, child, coworker, mom, friend, stranger) the person has to want and desire to change their lifestyle in order for healthy to work for them. Because at the end of the day, that's what it is...a lifestyle change. I am an extremely strong willed/motivated individual. I cook big hearty meals for my family 4-5 days a week, but I just eat very small portions and no carbs at supper. And I am totally okay with that, because I am doing this for ME! and I love my family and I want them to be content so I am cooking supper for THEM. Well a few weeks ago my husband had to go to the doctor because of poor health (he's 32) and that day he decided that he had to do something...I am just providing him with the tools and support to aid him in his decision for a healthier lifestyle, but ultimately the choice is his. But once he got on board, he feels better so much better and that is what is keeping him committed.
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Love this update!!! Love healthy families! :)
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Not much time lately to keep up with RS. Which...

Not much time lately to keep up with RS. Which makes me sad! But here are a few things...
I haven't been picture sharing happy because I lost A LOT of muscle tone in just 6 short weeks! Thankfully my Positive Patty never dwelled on it, and with my very supportive family and friends always telling me how small and great I look I just let it go (the sad thoughts) my DH has been nothing short of an amazing supporter! Always telling me "you will get it back, it will just take time". We have grown immensely during this process and I'm so thankful for that. My boobies are fluffing nicely and finally loosing that hard feeling. With that being said, I often forget I have implants (until I look in the mirror naked;)) they are so natural and the size is perfect. I'm in love!!!!! I've been jogging for 4 weeks now and finally getting into the grove. Exercise has been so challenging. I tried to do push ups last night, not a chance! Then tried to plank...maybe 5 seconds. My body is not ready. And I'm okay with that. The time will come! Here are a couple pictures I took this morning. Continuing to heal and enjoy my flat belly and "nice rack" as my hubby calls it! Thanks to you all for sharing your stories! Happy healing to you all!
You look great! Congratulations. Are you still swelling?
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Yes I am, but it's very minimal. (3 lbs on scale :()Doesn't effect my wearing of clothes. I have no pains. But I'm also taking it all in stride. Not pushing hard work outs yet. I'm jogging and getting my lungs back up and running. I find the surgery/anesthesia did a number on them. But not wearing or being bothered by CG outweighs the swelling I deal with.
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I completely understand. So tired of this binder that I could scream!!!
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