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I'm 24 years old with a 6 year old and 4 month...

I'm 24 years old with a 6 year old and 4 month old and both of my girls were big babies! My stomach looks crazy and my skin has stretched to the max each pregnancy... I'm ready to wear my old clothes again. After my last daughter my final weight was 254.. currently I'm a 197lbs and would like my goal weight to be between 165-170 I'm 5'9 in height.

I'm scheduled for my tummy tuck 1/27/2012 currently thinking about rescheduling for 1/20/2012 this is sooooo long over due I'm suuuppeerrr excited reading everybody's story.. I work out about 4 days a week.. zumba, taebo, and my treadmill at home! I'm on a mission and I diet and watch what I eat until I reach my goal!!

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Hey girl I finally messaged you back!! Sorry tons going on. So are you still on for the 27th?
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You go girl!!  You have done an amazing job on the weight loss so keep up the great work.   Soon you will be out bikini shopping for summer:)

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Hi ladies!! I know I haven't posted at all.. I...

Hi ladies!! I know I haven't posted at all.. I guess you can consider me kind of shy! But anyways I'm scheduled for my post op today!!! Yaaaaaaayyy (clapping & dancing) my surgery is 2 weeks away and I am sooooo excited. I'm not nervous about the post op pictures because that'll be the old me! I'm so ready to get this over with! :)

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I'm scheduled for my tummy tuck 1/27. My Preop is...

I'm scheduled for my tummy tuck 1/27. My Preop is today and I am soooo excited! I will post before and after pictures soon. I will be 25 this year but this is something I've always wanted to do! My oldest daughter is 6 years old after I had her I went from 154 lbs @ 5'9 to 205 lbs... Of course my stomach muscles were ruined lol.. and recently I gave birth to another princess who's 5 months now. And after her my final weight was 254. I'm currently a 197 lbs and working on it. My idol weight is 160-165. I have grown and gotten use to my womanly curves but I miss fitting in my low rise jeans.. I'm so happy I found this forum as so many women have the courage to post their pictures and share their experiences. When I tell people about my surgery the outcome is never positive! But I'm doing this for me!! I cannot attend the beach in a bikini at my young and vibrant age because of the loose skin from carrying two big babies... It's my time to shine and get my sexy back!!!!! 2 weeks is around the corner!!

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Lisee38 hi there :) and yes I'm still on for the 27th my pre-op is today. I'm going to post before and after pictures soon.
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Soooo my lab results and everything turned out to...

Soooo my lab results and everything turned out to be fine! Now I'm waiting to have my surgery on the 27th. Does anybody know what I should buy besides the compression garment? What else do I need to prepare myself for the surgery after I'm home?

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Okay I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy...

Okay I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy taking care of the kids and making sure last minute things are in order before I'm scheduled for surgery... The anxiety is starting to kick in. I can't believe in 3 days I'm going to have the surgery I've been dreaming of... Till next time :)

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Thank you so much for keeping in contact... Strand thing is ether surgeon I'm going too have a pharmacy in the facility so the prescription is giving to me after the surgery which I thought was pretty weird. I went shopping and brought what I thought I needed. I brought the compression garmet from the surgery facility. What else should I be looking to buy? I have a bunch of things. Hand sanitizers, gauges. Latex gloves, tylenol pm pills to help me sleep at night, stool softners, adhesive tape and extra dressings and I brought baggy pajamas... What exactly do I need? Lol help!!!! Do you suggest I take the stool softners now?
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Excuse the typo.. dumb stupid phone!! I meant to type ** strange thing is the surgeon has a pharmacy and most people are going through the facility or you can take the prescriptions and have them put in at a local pharmacy. According to the nurse ill have plenty of medication to make me comfortable after the surgery, by the time that wares off ill have my pain pills. Oh yeah I'm getting drains. I know that will be a pain in the butt
Hey MizzPisces I've been thinking about you!! I know how anxious you must be, only 3 days left!!!! So do you have all your prescriptions filled & your shopping done for post op? Does your PS use drains? Comfort is key, make sure you wear oversized or baggy & easy to put on clothes as you wont be dressing (or rather wont be able) to dress yourself after surgery. I wore my hubbys sweats &his zip up hoodie (I had a breast lift tho but it still made it easier to put on) and nothing else lol. I figured no one would care anyway if I was bra & pantyless. Also start drinking lots of water & get those stool softners going mami ;)
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I feel pretty good. I got a chance to take a peak...

I feel pretty good. I got a chance to take a peak at my belly.. the pain is not as bad as I thought!! I'll try and post pictures real soon as soon as this medicine wears off

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Hey girl!! I'm so sorry!! I've been so frickn busy with school stuff for my boys that I haven't had time to sit down & send a good response! I'm haPpy your surgery went well & it's awesome that your surgery clinic also had a pharmacy! 1 less thing to worry about! So how are you feeling? I can't wait to see your pics! I'm 7 weeks & had my 2month appointment today! No more compression garment & I can do light ab work now! Just gotta work on the scar & deal with the last but of swelling he said should be gone by 3 months post op! What kind of pain meds did they give you?
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The pain honestly isn't that bad. I'm able to get...

The pain honestly isn't that bad. I'm able to get up and go to the bathroom without help. My ps office called and said I can take a bath. I've been only taking 1 percocet instead of 2 since I'm not in alot of pain. I can stand up pretty good. From time to time I feel nauseas but that has worn off. I haven't gotten my appetite back quite yet but I've been drinking a lot of fluidsn I promise I will post pictures as soon as I get to a computer. I feel so much better I love my results

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Lol okay
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Both sides have been draining at a 100 and 75 cc's they told me I can take a bath only for today and to come back on Friday the 3rd thatll be a week post op. they didn't mention anything about removing the drains but they provided me with a bunch of gauges to clean around the area. I sent you some pictures to your email. I want the same surgeon to do my breast I'm thinking may is the date I want to get it done
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I got them & will check them out this evening, I gotta go beat my bits in basketball right now lol!

Good morning ladies... It's incredible how much...

Good morning ladies... It's incredible how much you need your stomach muscles. I feel great. I don't take the percocets anymore as I can tolerate the pain which is barely any at all. And my stomach is already itchy along the sides. I'm assuming its healing. I'm walking around the house when I get a chance and I have my feet propped up watching tv. I have my mom and boyfriend here helping me but really I'm able to do for myself.. ill update later.

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Today is better than before. Im doing great and...

Today is better than before. Im doing great and feeling food!! I will be posting pictures today of before and after. I can honestly say there is no pain besides laughing coughing or sneezing... :)

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Today is better than before. Im doing great and...

Today is better than before. Im doing great and feeling food!! I will be posting pictures today of before and after. I can honestly say there is no pain besides laughing coughing or sneezing... :)

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Good Morning. :) Today I have an appointment with...

Good Morning. :) Today I have an appointment with the PS. I hope today is the day I have my drains removed. I have been so bored at home about to pull my hair out. I feel so normal just a tad bit hunched over. other than that all is well.

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Thank you Mscherryberry I feel the same way lol!!
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U look great!!! I had my surgery last feb and just like u I had tons of stretch marks .my md couldn't get rid of them but I don't care all I know is my stomach is flat...
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Awww thank you :) :)
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Well I'm 19 days post op. Feeling better and...

Well I'm 19 days post op. Feeling better and better everyday. I've been able to stand up straight, go to the mall, and do some of my regular activities. I've been itching a lot around the incension area but that is to be expected. I have an appt tomorrow with my ps. Hopefully I can start light exercises. In the morning I have little to no swelling and then during the day I look full and bloated. I cannot wait to be at least 4 months post op. I believe by that time all of the swelling would go down. I still try and eat healthy and maintain my weight. I return to work on Monday the 20th. I'm currently looking for stage two garments since the one I have I'm ready to throw in a river.. other than that all is well. I would post pictures later. P.S. I've been doing some hard thinking about a breast augmentation... I have this nice tiny waist but my girls up there are a little sad lol I'm very contemplative at this point.

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updates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PRETTY PLEASE!
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How have you been? I know you went back to work & I hope your still healing well & happy!! I read what you wrote about the percocets & weird dreams & had to laugh cuz I felt the same way!! Crazy dreams! I think your results look great & you do have a cute bb :) Since your considering the BA too I'll tell you that I scheduled mine LOL I'm stopping after that tho ;) but my girls have gotten even smaller since I've been back to the gym! Lemme know whats up girl havent heard from you in a minute :)
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Congrats on ur surgery, u look great! Keep us posted!
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Time has fly by!! I will post pictures later today

Time has fly by!! I will post pictures later today

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Did u only have the Tt or did u get lipo too..ur tummy is so flat!!!! I love ur tatoo..
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I'm good..u know the first few weeks are the worst..is it normal for me to feel stiff to bend over and if so how long will it last?
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Yeeesss its very normal to feel stiff. It shouldnt last that long. I would try not to bend so much if Its possible. By the 2nd month stiffness was gone for me. Dec 2012 would make a year for my tummy tuck and still till this day the sensation is slowly coming back. It still feels weird if I rub it or put cream on my body. Use mederma for your scars it really does work miracles. And I did have lipo done to my side area when I got my tummy tuck but it was very minimal. And I also had a big tattoo on my stomach and half of that was cut off too lol
Dr. Jeffery Hamm

Dr. Hamm is a very nice surgeon. Overall his staff and nurses were awesome. I didn't see him after my surgery which made it pretty weird I had some questions but I guess that will be answered at the pre op appt

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