SO READY!!! March 11, 2011 - Lexington, KY

Hi, I am a 24 yr old mother of 3 preious boys. 4,...

Hi, I am a 24 yr old mother of 3 preious boys. 4, 3, and 1. After having my boys back to back it has taken a toll on my body. I have an umbilical hernia that I have to get repaired along with the tummy tuck. After breast feeding my boys my breast just don't look like they used to. I got on here to get some advice on what to expect. Thanks

So I had to change my surgery date to the 14th...

So I had to change my surgery date to the 14th because the 11th is completely booked! Ugh so messes up my game plan. I am currently in school also so if I had my surgery on the 11th it would almost give me 2 weeks post op before I had to return to class. Oh well still excited to finally be getting the surgery.
This surgery is all I think about day and night!
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I am right there with you!
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It feels like time is going so slow!
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So I just found out that my PS doesn't do pre...

So I just found out that my PS doesn't do pre op appointments prior to surgery. Is that normal?

Just got a phone call from the hospital going over...

Just got a phone call from the hospital going over PAT stuff. Don't have a surgery time yet but they will call me two days before. I'm hoping to be first start so I can have the rest of the day to relax before my kids get home. I have such a good hubby he is going to take off and take care of me and the kiddies so I don't have to do a thing!
Good luck, you are going to be so happy. Post some afters, and try to get through between now and then. :)
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Thank u.
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Good luck to you girl! You will be so happy with your results.

Keep us poste on your journey.
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So as you know I have 3 amazing little boys whom I...

So as you know I have 3 amazing little boys whom I am very blessed to have. Well I don't want any more kids and I don't want to spend all this money and get pregnant again. So tomorrow marks 1 week until I get the "ESSURE" wwhich is an in office tubal. Has anyone on this site gotten that?


So I was supposed to get a tubal on Monday March...

So I was supposed to get a tubal on Monday March 7th but I found out the device I was getting contains nickel and I am really allergic to nickel... So that means the tubal is a no go. I wanted to make sure there is no possibility that I would get pregnant after spending all this money. So that also means the hubby has to get a vasectomy!
Please girl..I got my alarm set for 11:45 so I can get a snack!! Lol..not really but should...my surgery is not ealry in the am its at 11am..
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Thanks girl!! You too!! I will update...I am feeling sick (nervous) and waiting for my sis to arrive!!! Then I will take the prescribed xanax and go to bed...oh after I get my last meal in of course!! Lol
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Haha! No eating after midnight!
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So I just found out my fmla through is approved!...

So I just found out my fmla through is approved! Only 10 more days til the new me!
Good luck on your surgery. Mine is on March 9th im excited. I also have a hernia. I'm going to have that repaired with the TT. I'M ALSO getting a BA 400CCS.
I'm 34 a mother of 4...having the kids REALLY took a toll on my body. I'm so happy I'm finally able to afford to get it fixed.
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Good luck on your surgery. Mine is on March 9th im excited. I also have a hernia. I'm going to have that repaired with the TT. I'M ALSO getting a BA 400CCS.
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I am totally obsessed with the website makemeheal...

I am totally obsessed with the website makemeheal.com! I just ordered a silicone girdle instead of the silicone scar sheets, some cold compresses for my breast, and some arnica montana. Has anyone used the arnica montana? 9 more days!
I am going home. I'm getting the pain pump in both my breasts and my tummy so I should be good. My surgery is early in the morning so I should be home and recovering before my kids get home from daycare.
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Well I'm home. Don't be nervous. They will put u to sleep and,you'll awake a new woman! 4 more days for u...
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Are u having any pain?
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Started feeling a little ill today :-( What can I...

Started feeling a little ill today :-( What can I do to get better fast? Surgery is in 7 days.

Went to my PS office and had a mini pre op and we...

Went to my PS office and had a mini pre op and we made a final decision on what size implant I'm getting. Still feel ichy and hope I feel better by Monday. I'm trying to rest up and drink plenty of fluids. Only 5 more days!!!
Good luck tomorrow!!! It's the first day of the new you!!! Keep us posted on your recovery process.
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My surgery was rescheduled for Monday the 14th. So 4 more days!
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Oops sorry!! Good luck to you on Monday!!!!
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Got my arnica supplement, silicone binder for my...

Got my arnica supplement, silicone binder for my scar, and my compress bra in the mail today! Got a call from the hospital that I have to be at the hospital at 530 yay so my surgery should start at 730! 3 days!!!
Good luck with your surgery, Only two days now!!! I know you are excited I can't wait to see your results. My surgery is two weeks away, yesterday... keep in touch and get some rest:)
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Thank you! I am excited I've been "nesting" all day. I think by tomorrow I'll be nervous! I will keep everyone posted. I'm gonna take some more before pictures.
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Thanks! I got my grocery shopping out of the way. All I have to do is clean and wash clothes! I'm so ready.
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Tomorrow is the big day! What should I purchase...

Tomorrow is the big day! What should I purchase such as foods etc. for the recovery process?
Praying for a speedy recovery! Good luck tomorrow girlie and say bye bye to the "belly hang" as I called it! Keep us posted...and yes prune juice is a must!!
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Good luck tommorow, ensure, fruit, especially blueberries and strawberries, juice, low sodium broth or soup, eggs, I made the mistake of to much salt....so be careful with that, causes bloating. Toast and crackers seem logical, but not much nutrion bang for your buck if you know what I mean, plus my mom swears gluten products hinder healing and shes an organic intelligent health nut who watches the doctors and Dr. Oz everyday, even orders biodentical hormones like Suzanne Sommers, so I took her advice. I know tumeric is very good for you, I often put curry on steamed broccoli with cheese. Just make sure you plan for constipation early on, thats my problem now. Buy prunes and prune juice. Good luck, let us know how you are doing when you feel better!
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Wishing you a safe surgery!
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Surgery went great! I got sick on the way home but...

Surgery went great! I got sick on the way home but I'm okay now. I'm a little uncomfortable but nothing I can't tolerate. I decided to get my implants subglandular and they look beautiful! I'll take pictures as soon as I feel a little more comfy.

Your breasts look nice! Glad to hear you are doing so well!
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Thanks! I love them! My hubby keeps touching them. Lol
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(smiles) Lucky you : )
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Post op day 1 and I feel great! No pain what so...

Post op day 1 and I feel great! No pain what so ever! I'm home alone today but I've been able to get up and down on my own and use the bathroom is a breeze haven't done number 2 yet. I'm so glad I did this!
I haven't seen my tummy yet I'm nervous about that. My PS sounded really like it turned out really good so I kind of want to see it. Let me know how urs turns out.
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How are you feeling? Hope everything is well. Im feeling much better. Im standing straighter and doing most personal tasks by myself now.
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I had a rough morning. Got sick and was scared I popped a stitch. I wanted to shower but I started hyperventilating because the girdle was off so the shower was a fail! I did get to see my tummy and it looks perfect! No stretch marks and the incision is way low. I'm still hunched over but I've been walking around, getting up and down, and using the restroom on my own. Is it weird that I don't like the way it feels without my girdle on?
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I have the worst heartburn since being pregnant!...

I have the worst heartburn since being pregnant! Has anyone else experienced this? Tried to take my girdle off to wash it and didn't get passed unzipping one side. It felt to weird. I did see my incision and its super low so that makes me happy!
I finally did number 2 today but I have gas build up and it is killing my stomach. I just had a cough attack and I can feel my stitches pulling it hurts like heck. Have u experienced that?
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So advil is OK to take? I'm the same way. I don't like the way they make me feel and I don't really have any pain. I just washed up and I feel so much better. Do you have a hard time passing gas with the girdle on?
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The PS told me to take ibuprofen...it also helps with inflammation. Oh no I have no problem passing gas! I wish it would STOP! BUT since ive been dping no.2 it has not been that bad.
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Day 4: stopped taking my prescription pain...

Day 4: stopped taking my prescription pain medicine because I'm not having any pain. My stomach is so flat and my swelling has gone down a lot . I got the boys dressed for daycare. I'm walking more and more upright. I feel great!!
It has to be taken off. I don't think you can get it wet because it can cause infection.
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But it can come off too.
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Some ladies that have it said they take showers and get them wet. Will it come off by its self or will it have to be taken off after a while?
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Took a shower by myself today! As tiring as it was...

Took a shower by myself today! As tiring as it was I feel amazing! Got a postpartum binder today it feels so much better than the full body girdle I got from the hospital. Got my jeans on and my UK long sleeve shirt on. Rooting on my CATS!! GO BIG BLUE!
Glad to hear you are doing so good! Did you have drains? MY PS told e I could shower until they came out which he thinks will be 5-7 days post OP. I am getting super nervous!!! I took your lead and bought the Arnica from MMH.com, along with the scar reduction cream. DO you feel like they have helped any?
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No my PS doesn't use drains. I took a shower yesterday as tiring as it was it felt so good! Yes I have minimal swelling and I swear its the arnica! I bought the silicone binder so I'll probably start using that after my 2 week mark. I love makemeheal.com best website I could've ever found. You will surprised at how easy this is. You will be just fine! Good luck!
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1 week post op today and my hubby had to go back...

1 week post op today and my hubby had to go back to work. I was so bored today and can't wait for Wednesday to get out of the house. That is my first post op appointment. Is anyone else experiencing numbness in your nipples after your breast augmentation?
LOL...I can dig it! Good luck with going back to class. I go for my 2nd post op tomorrow ill see what my PS suggests
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I don't think I'm gonna go.
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Give.yourself time. Go back when you feel ready.
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I feel a bit discouraged today when I look at my...

I feel a bit discouraged today when I look at my tummy. I know I'm only a week out but I guess I was expecting quick results like my breast. I have my first post op appointment tomorrow and I wanted to be one of those patients that is healing extremely quickly and well. Please tell me I'm being hard on myself ... UGH

It's ok. I'm glad I have the ladies such as yourself to talk to. I can't talk to my family. They don't understand.
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I completely understand!
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You look nice in the bra and panty. What size r your Boobs now? I was trying on my bathing suits last nite...I LOVED IT! OH what a difference Boobs make!
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Just left my first post op appointment and I feel...

Just left my first post op appointment and I feel soooo much better! My doctor and his staff were so pleased and excited about my results that he took pictures and wants to post them on his website! I am so happy I made the decision to get this done :-D
Ok..just noticed your comment about what your PS said and that's great!! Saw your pics and you look awesome...are you standing straight up? Looks like you have no swelling!!! Hot mamma!!
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I'm still a little. It kind of looks like I have bad posture. My top sutures on my muscles are so tight! Thank u I commented on ur new photos I hope I look like u at 3 weeks! Talk about hot mama that's u! How's being back at work? I'm not going back til after 6 weeks I have a very strenuous job.
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Ms.Whit that's awesome if your able to take that much time off of work. I am a single mommy and wish I would of found this site sooner so I could of set aside money for longer amount of time off!! But my job is just an office type (which still is hard by the end of day I am hunched over). From talking to other woman by 6 weeks you should be back to almost normal! :) Did you end up getting some sort of compression garment?
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So yesterday was my first day picking up the boys...

So yesterday was my first day picking up the boys from daycare since surgery. Can we say exhausting! My sister went with me since I can't carry the baby. Have to do it again today.
Ms whit did your PS tell u when u can start scar treatment?
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I still have my steri strips on. I have to let those fall off on their own and after that I'm gonna ask when I can. Supposedly steri strips are good for scars.
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I want to get a silicone belt. Did you buy one?
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Feeling really accomplished today! I took a shower...

Feeling really accomplished today! I took a shower and was able to stand the whole time and get dressed without getting exhausted! I am almost walking completely upright yay. 12 days post op today :-)
Yes. I got it off the website makemeheal.com for about $70.
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I'm going to buy one today and some cremes
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I also have maderma scar cream but I have gotten to use it because my scar is still covered up. I have no clue what my tummy or breast scars looks like.
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I have what I think is swelling above my belly...

I have what I think is swelling above my belly button and it is really tender and when I stand it is pretty sore. I'm just wondering if I should call my PS tomorrow and make sure it's not a seroma. What do u guys think?
My babies were tiny but I had them close together. I slept without a garment and went half the day without it then I changed to a different one so it feels better!
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I also had a 4 inch seperation of my muscles....9lb 150z baby at 17. Thank goodness I had 2 c-secs....Hope you feel well.
(hugs)
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No, not tender to the touch, a lot of my belly is numb. It feels worse and looks more swollen after I eat. I'm finding I can't eat very much. Do you have a hard time eating much?
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I am so swollen today it's making me bummed! I...

I am so swollen today it's making me bummed! I went out to lunch with my sister then to the mall to get a new support garment. I hope this makes me feel better. Ugh I hate set backs.
I'm sorry your not feeling well. I remember at about 2 weeks for me as well it was really hard still to be up doing a whole lot. It does get better. I started feeling a lot better at 3 weeks. I went on my first grocery shopping trip. I did good but got sore by the end with loading and putting the groceries up. Just remember it takes time and it is temporary :)
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Took an advil before bed lastnight and my swelling...

Took an advil before bed lastnight and my swelling seems to have gone down! I bought a new support garment and it's pretty comfortable. My steri strips are slowly peeling off on their own they usually start to peel when I'm in the shower so I take2 showers a day. Lol overall having a good day so far.
Thats what I,have also. Mederma and steri strips. So how is it working so far?
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Well my steri strips have been on since surgery so I don't know what my scars look like. Now the scar that is on my upper tummy that had that lesion removed I had it removed a few weeks before my surgery and it is flat and almost invisible. I've been using silicone scar sheets doe that one. I haven't really used the maderma.
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I ordered it. It has not come yet. I called the PS office and was told to start massaging the scar in a week with the creme/oil they gave me. Its vitamin e. I'm just so happy to be walking straighter and faster.
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So I only have a few steri strips left and I can...

So I only have a few steri strips left and I can see part of my TT scar and it looks amazing! Barely anything there I guess it's because my surgeon uses the quill sutures. I can't wait to see the rest of the scar.

I do have a dog ear on my right side that is a...

I do have a dog ear on my right side that is a little sentive but I'm sure my PS will go back in and fix it if it doesn't flatten out. I started taking Arnica Montana and Bromelain again because my swelling got so bad and I woke up this morning to a flat tummy! I go back to my second post op appointment on Wednesday. I can't wait for him to see how much I've progressed! I'll be 3 weeks post op tomorrow.

Well I'm 3 weeks post op today! Yay. I feel...

Well I'm 3 weeks post op today! Yay. I feel amazing woke up this morning and my stomach was so flat! All of my steri strips finally came off so I finally got to see my scar it look amazing there's barely a scar! I go to my second post op appointment Wednesday. I can't wait for my PS to see how much I've progressed!

I'm feeling kind of bummed today. I feel like...

I'm feeling kind of bummed today. I feel like my left breast is obviously bigger than the right and there's nothing I can do about it because I got silicone implants. I go to my second post op visit tomorrow so I'm gonna express these feelings to my PS.
Your boobies look awesome!
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Lovin' your boobies!
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You are looking awesome!! Your boobs are gorgeous!!
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Went to my appointment this morning and it went...

Went to my appointment this morning and it went really well. He is still amazed at how well I'm healing. I expressed my concerns about my breasts and he just laughed at me and said they're perfect. He told me to start putting Aveeno lotion on my scar because it is so dry. He told me to massage it 2 times a day tops and a gentle massage not hard. He took more pictures and I go back in 5 weeks at my 2 month mark.
Oh my goodness, girl. You are so hot! It is NOT noticable at all!
I hope you have come around and are enjoying your beautiful body! You are very sexy.
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Feeling down? Why?
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I felt like my left breast was bigger than the right like obviously bigger and I got silicone so I know I can't do much with it but my left breast has always been bigger than the right.
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4 weeks post op today! I feel great but I'm...

4 weeks post op today! I feel great but I'm getting anxious about going back to work in 2 weeks. My job is really strenuous and I'm scared something is gonna happen. How did everyone else feel when they went back to work?
MsWhit...looking good girl!!!!
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Thank u so much!
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Whoot-woot looking good mama!!
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5 weeks post op and feeling great! Everything is...

5 weeks post op and feeling great! Everything is looking better and better everyday! I go back to work next week and I'm so nervous. How did everyone else manage?
Cant tell u, as I am home now looking for a job, but based on how I feel I know I would be able to do it as I do a desk job and its not very hectic...Good luck when u get back
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Well I'm going to work tomorrow. I'm...

Well I'm going to work tomorrow. I'm sooooo nervous!
Ms.G please let me know if they work as well!!
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I will definitely let you know.
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Thanks...ill tell you if they work for me. Oh I pray they do.
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Ok I love my new belly button because I've...

Ok I love my new belly button because I've never had an inny but it isn't as small as a lot of women on here. Has anyone done the Chinese checkers trick?
My husband got the bromelain from Whole Foods today and it says on the bottle to take 1 pill with each protein meal. Does that sound about right? They also said that it is the same as fresh pineapple juice (I didn't know that) so he had some pineapple juiced there. He forgot the arnica. Do I need this as well? Does it help with swelling?
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Here lately I've just been taking the bromelain. The one that I got u take it 1-2 times a day. But u might have gotten a different brand but sounds right. Yeah it's pretty cool its comes from pineapples I love them! I also take 2 advils every night. I hope it works for u.
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Thanks. I can't take Advil yet...I am only 1 week out. Great pics; you look great. I hope my tummy looks as flat as yours when all this swelling goes down! You seem to have stretch marks left, like I do. I just saw my tummy for the 1st time today at my post op appointment. I was disappointed that they were still there and in line with my new belly button...I thought that they would be much lower and hidden by my underwear :-(.
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6 weeks post op today and I feel great the...

6 weeks post op today and I feel great the swelling has gone down drastically and I'm so happy. My scar is barely noticeable and my dog ear shrinking more and more everyday! Go back to work tomorrow and I'm ready. Gonna be on light duty until I go back May 11th for my 2 month post op appointment.

Day 2 being back to work. I'm feeling great...

Day 2 being back to work. I'm feeling great just exhausted after I get off. Swelling has been bad because I'm on my feet. I am ready to go back to my PS so he can clear me of light duty and I can work out and work on my abs. Again has anyone tried the Chinese checker trick for their belly button?

Went to Gap today and finally got fitted for a bra...

Went to Gap today and finally got fitted for a bra. I am a 36C to 34D!!! I also got 2 bras for $20! Talk about a steal. I'm one happy girl :)
Yea for boobies!! Great deal at the Gap...might have to head over there and check it out!
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7 weeks and working has got me so SWOLLEN!!!! Ugh...

7 weeks and working has got me so SWOLLEN!!!! Ugh it's hard to see the progress when u swell up like q balloon and it is so uncomfortable : (
we need some 6 week+ post op pics LOL
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I have an iPhone so it is such a hassle to upload pics :( But I will try soon.
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So I have tons of new pics but I have an iPhone...

So I have tons of new pics but I have an iPhone and it is such a hassle to upload pics on here. If anyone knows how let me know. I have been back to work for 2 weeks on light duty but tomorrow is the big day that my restrictions are lifted :-/ I feel great and still have some swelling. Oh yeah I go back to my PS on Wednesday for my 2 month appointment. I'll let everyone know how it goes. Hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day!

I WANT YOUR BOOBS!!! LOL I was trying to see how tall you were again but couldn't find it. You are right they are perfect!!
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I'm 5'4 122
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That's good your restrictions are being lifted...then you can start working out! I been back to the gym two weeks now and i feel Great! I can't wait to see your updated pixs. I will post some new ones in the Bahamas...I'm going this Month for my bday.
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Wow I haven't been on in a while. Not much has...

Wow I haven't been on in a while. Not much has changed. Things look better and better everyday. I was cleared to do whatever I wanted so I tried to do a mini ab work out can we say uncomfortable so I'm gonna give it a few more weeks before I try again. I'm gonna go on a run with the hubby later today let's hope I don't pass out. I still have y horrible dog ear on my right side that my PS said he won't fix until it's been 6 months. I go back to my PS in September for my 6 month post op. Hope everyone is healing well. I can't wait for the swelling to go away. Oh and does anyone else have an iPhone? I want to know how to upload pictures.
Wow! You look awesome! I was surprised to hear about the swelling. Boy..it takes a long time to really bounce back I guess. Glad to know what I am in for. Best of luck-you look beautiful!
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This dog ear on my right side is driving me nuts!...

This dog ear on my right side is driving me nuts! I am feeling slightly depressed because I don't feel any sexier. I have to suck my tummy in all the time and I don't have the energy to exercise! I feel like I should've gotten lipo of my love handles. I feel disgusting. Help me what can I do?

Tomorrow will be my 12 week mark wow how time...

Tomorrow will be my 12 week mark wow how time flies! I've been working out and jogging every other day. I started a diet to get toned and I'm feeling great! I have tons of photos I'm going to upload tomorrow. Hope everyone is healing great!
Wow they look so big in a good way, I'm 5'3 with broad shoulders , I wonder if 300 would do good , I would like to stay there to prevent sagging , and cause I've always Been about that size
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I'm a 34DD!
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how many cc did u go with?
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It has been a while! I am 5 months post op and all...

It has been a while! I am 5 months post op and all the swelling is gone except for my belly button! I am loving my new body and will post updated pics soon!
MsWhit, i just want to thank you so much for sharing your experience. I have been considering having sugery for the past year now and after seeing your amazing results, i think im finally ready to start taking those steps to have a mommy makeover. I love my son to death but don't love the way caring him took a huge toll on my body. you truly look amazing and i hope i have a successful outcome similar to yours. Your gorgeous!!!
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Thanks for the updates, MsWhit. Orchard extremely helpful to those of us that are beginning the process. You look great girl!
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Michael J. Bass

He is awesome and has very good bedside manners. He included my husband in the pre op process while at the hospital and gave my husband his cell phone number in case we needed him. Absolutely love him!

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