Oh Dear Lord What Am I Getting Myself Into - Lake Charles, LA

Mother of twins that are 11 and a 5 year old...

Mother of twins that are 11 and a 5 year old daughter. Lap band surgery in July of 2008. I lost about 60lbs total and now I have a mud flap (aka fat gut) I am a size 16 in Gap and Old Navy. I recently bought some 14's from Target but they hurt my belly bulge. I am scheduled for a combination of Fill Tummy Tuck and Hysterectomy on March 2nd 2012 and I am so nervous. Here are some before pics and as soon as I get some after pics I will share. I am so greatful for this website

Today I have pre op for one of my surgeries and I...

Today I have pre op for one of my surgeries and I have been all morning. I have not updated the worth it rating yet since I have not had surgery, but If it get this gut off my lap I will be thumbs up all the way!

Day 5 pre opp Ewww.. I am miserable. I am tired...

Day 5 pre opp Ewww.. I am miserable. I am tired but can not sleep. It is impossible to get comfortable.I have dropped 11 pounds of water weight since pre opp. I am in and out at times because of pain medicine. I also had an abdominal hysterectomy so I can not tell which pain is which.

9 days Post Opp I feel a little better. I am...

9 days Post Opp
I feel a little better. I am wishing my back would stop hurting so much. I take my showers by my self with my husband on stand by and ready to change my gause and bind me up in my binder. Used nair today and goodness thank gosh I needed my legs shaved so BAD! All for all everything is getting better slowly,

Thank God for post opp appointments. My Dr. he's...

Thank God for post opp appointments. My Dr. he's GREAT! He sees me every week. post opp. Thankfully because if he would only see me every two weeks I would have been in bad shape. I guess I am the rare cases that had an internal infection. I also had a hysterectomy when I had my tummy tuck so the infection isn't blamed on either one of the surgeries. You see when I had my twins 11 years ago my stomach had opened up due to infection. Maybe It's just my body. This is honestly what I believe. I was placed on my doctors table and he proceeded to open my incision up and flushed out a cavity of infection. YES I screamed and hollered and had some shallow breathing followed by a few curse words. My 5 year old daughter was in the waiting room while I was being cared fore and when I walked out my baby said "mommy I heard you screaming" My fever has broken and I feel a little better. I still have a lot off stinky infection coming out of the infection spot but I am hoping that It will subside soon with antibiotics.

Ok feeling 80% back to normal. Walking 3 miles a...

Ok feeling 80% back to normal. Walking 3 miles a day and still geft swollen aterwards. But my hole from the necrosis. Is almost closed. Would i do it again? Absolutely! Good luck and if I can offer advise please let me know.

Ok Ladies, Its been 4 months and I am finally back...

Ok Ladies, Its been 4 months and I am finally back to normal. Boy it has been rough but honestly worth every minute. All openings in my stomach are closed and all is well. I do wish I could not feel pulling around the incision but I am sure it will go away soon also swelling YES I STILL SWELL! What the heck ....At the end of the day I am swollen. I do continue to wear a waist cincher the girdle type so it reduces swelling and it is better than a panty girdle.

New post and update 4 1/2 month approximately. I...

New post and update 4 1/2 month approximately. I am still down a pants size from a 16 to a 14. I have lost a total of of 17 lbs since surgery. Still swelling as expected. I am sure it wil subside eventually when my thyroid in my abdomenre attaches. I am happy with the results. I still could use some lypo I was unable together during FT due to my hysterectomy but I am ok with that. I wore a one piece on the beach with no shorts covering my stomach or no crappy swim dress for the first time in 15 years and it felt Awesome.
Dr. Colpitts

My Doctor is great. He is funny and personable.Post opp care is wonderful. As soon as I walk in the door I am shown to a room and seen in moments. He gets me in and out so that I am not there in pain waiting. I would recommend him to anyone. Nurses and staff are AWESOME!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
Was this review helpful?