I FEEL AMAZING & LOOK AMAZING Lubbock, TX

I currently weight 193lbs My goal is to be at...

I currently weight 193lbs My goal is to be at least 140lbs .I am really looking forward to having this procedure done, I am tired of having my lower area just hang I cant wear nice jeans because i have a gut sticking out. I look forward to that flat tummy, really want to feel better about myself. My expectations are to continue dieting, exercising.
I have been wanting to have this procedure done for years but could never afford it, after years of saving I am able to have it done.
At this point I am very nervous I have never had children, a cousin told me it hurts 10 times worse than having a baby, I told her well I have never had that feeling so I think its going to hurt 20 times worse.
After reading everyone stories which were very helpful and interesting I have prepared myself
several magazines, books, bought larger granny panties, bought several pajamas that are 3x to fit me very loose, eat pineapples or apples, avoid sodium due to swelling, look into the silicone sheets epi derm.

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I am starting to get really nervous I cried on my...

I am starting to get really nervous I cried on my way to work this morning, I took my prescription to get filled I am packing all of my clothes I will not be having the procedure done in New Mexico I will be having it done in Texas and will be staying at my mother in laws, I feel like I am going to be in the way so many things going through my mind.

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I have decided to add the photo the doctor took of...

I have decided to add the photo the doctor took of me and will add more in due time.

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Ladies I had my TT Dec. 10, and I've had two c-sections, so I know how they both feel. The TT, if you take your pain meds, although a little rough the first two days is not that bad, and I don't like pain. Make sure you rest a lot but get up often, to avoid blood clots. Good luck, it will be the best thing you ever do for yourself. I'm so happy I did.
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welcome! so it's momoftwinks, svalentine, yvette29, and shellerz in the 27th club! 6 days...can you believe it?! you've never had kids, so probably don't need muscle repair...most people tell me that is what hurts so bad...so here's hoping it'll be easy on you!
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Thank You Shellerz really getting nervous I seem to have alot of thoughts like should i cancel my appointment, am i going to be a burden omg so many things going through my head.

Today was the day of my surgery everything went...

Today was the day of my surgery everything went well. Was a little nervous I had a huge migraine but went away once they put my IV in. Came home walked around for a little bit then took a nap, walked around some more now dinner time. Very Pleased with my results have not slept much but will go to bed soon. I will post pictures later and keep everyone updated. I pray for all my partners out there that had the surgery done today. Very Happy

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Welcome to the flat side! Glad you're doing well!!
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Thank You SValentine my back is really sore but I feel good for the most part excited about the flat side , how are you doing I prayed for all my partners having the TT done
so glad you had a great first day and are up and moving! i probably need to do more of that...so far, only walked to and from the restroom twice. will be following your recovery in the next weeks. thankful there are so many of us with today's date!
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Well today is Post Op Day 3 I am really tired I...

Well today is Post Op Day 3 I am really tired I walked around for 2 hours yesterday at different times not all at once went to see Doctor yesterday he was very pleased with my wound looks like I will be getting out tubes next Friday looking forward to having tubes removed it would make my life much easier. My Back is killing me, I can feel all the soreness around my flanks but will get better. Only problem is the itching other than that I am doing pretty good. Husband bathed me yesterday and today and I loved the warm shower felt so good on my back. Ladies keep your heads up you will look fabulous. I pray for all of our speedy recovery. Welcome to the flat side bedt decision I made.

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Had a bad day today I cried because I could not go...

Had a bad day today I cried because I could not go to the bathroom had so many pains and back pains. Feeling really tired today. I walked around for 30 minutes today and had enough. I am not sure what to eat I am trying not to eat to much. Took a shower this morning felt so good. Hope all the other ladies are doing good ill keep praying for a fast recovery.

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I hear ya. I'm swelling and this tight binder cutting my circulation. I feel I'll need to poo but I'm fearful of pain. I'm super sore.
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Things are getting better I Took some stool...

Things are getting better I Took some stool softener and gas relief and that helped. I have been walking around with my walker. Getting plenty of rest. My drains don't seem to be draining very much anymore I hope to get them removed Friday. Really Sore and bruised up besides that I am doing good getting plenty of rest.

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I am happy to read your post. I am thinking about doing a tummy tuck this year as a birthday present to myself in May. I am trying to get as much information as I can and reading your post is helping me get through some of my fears. I am rally happy everything went well with your procedure! Please post post op pics when you can. I would like to see the difference. I currently weigh 195 and have been working out and watching what I eat to loose weight but my stomach doesn't seem to want to go down. It's very frustrating.
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Eva0528 You will be very pleased when u have it done. It really slims down your waist your stomach is flat no more gut I am so happy, my husband keeps telling me how awesome I look and that alone makes me happy. My dad said I looked amazing he could notice the difference immediately don't get me wrong I weighed myself and I still weigh the same but u can see the difference its amazing. I started thinking about a TT on November 27 when I was at work I came home told my husband he said look into it and let me know so I looked into the next day and told my Husband my appointment is scheduled for December 3 he said whoa you are serious I said i sure am so I went to Dallas was not comfortable with doctor so I scheduled one in Lubbock for December 14 I felt so comfortable I told the doctor lets do this ASAP he said the earliest I have is Jan 4 I said no that's not good enough I want it now he said how about Dec 27 I said awesome that is the best decision I have made I am totally Happy

The drains are out I am so excited he said I was...

The drains are out I am so excited he said I was doing good my healing process is Great. I come back in a week to check the drain holes. Feeling good

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My drain holes look Nasty it does not look like...

My drain holes look Nasty it does not look like they are healing. My husband is really worried about the holes. I am having to change the gauze every hour, not to mention my hips are hurting. I feel like somebody is pulling my skin apart, not in the best mood really grumpy. Glad I don't have to go back to work I decided to rest a couple if more days since I haven't been getting much sleep. Ladies I hope everyone if feeling good. I love reading everyone's updates and look forward to exercising soon

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That is great to hear!
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Yvette how are you feeling? Did the doctor say your drain holes are ok?
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I am feeling good I think my Husband gave me a Cold. But I am doing good my drains are okay he said one side is going to take longer to heal he wants to see me again on Friday.

So I scheduled to go back to work tomorrow really...

So I scheduled to go back to work tomorrow really not in the mood. I have the cold and Flu, I started menustrual cycle which I am cramping bad. Could things get any worse for me. On my incision the right side feels like a hard ball and is kind of pink I am really worried about that. Lord help me get through all of this. May have to go back to doctor not sure.

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Hope you get well soon. Did your ps recommend vitamins to take before and after surgery? I'm still on zinc, vitamin c juice plus. All and I mean all my family including in laws had really bad coughs mother in law had flu. Did my best to keep away. Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Praying for you.:)
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Praying for you. I had mine the 26th I have some hard spots also so I'm sure it's normal I hope you get over the flu/cold soon
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Thank you one ready girl I hope I feel better soon

Well first day back at work and I cannot even walk...

Well first day back at work and I cannot even walk my incision feels so irritated so I go to the bathroom and it is blood shot red, my skin is peeling off really bad. So I send pictures to my doctor and he tells me I have cellulitis a skin infection (REALLY) so ready for this to be over with. I am not feeling good this is Day 18 and it feels worse than day 1 that is not good :(

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so sorry you are having a bad day have you been taking antabotics how ever you spell it and what is cellulitis you need some luck luck luck luck here it comes
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Wanda1959 he said its a skin infection not sure how I got it. It feels terrible I cannot even walk I am not a person to complain I rarely get sick but when something hurts and I can't handle the pain I start complaining. Send me all the luck I really need it
0h Dear can't get no worse I hope you get feeling better soon.
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Well due to the infection I had yesterday I woke...

Well due to the infection I had yesterday I woke up this morning at 3:30 just to see myself drinched in blood it looked like my entire incision was opened but of course I panicked and screamed my husband comes in the bathroom and panics we rush to the emergency room I have a seroma, the incision did open up but very small opening, my Goodness did it hurt the nurse and doctor are over me pushing down on my incision while all this pus and blood is draining out. Not a good day for me, now I am on my way to see the Doctor I Hope everything is good I refuse to go back to the Operating room. I hope nobody else goes through this, I am back to walking funny again. Please keep me in prayer thanks to all the ladies I appreciate the support

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How are you feeling? Prayers your way!

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oh my goodness! Thoughts and prayers your way Girl! Please keep us in the loop!
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I am sorry to hear this:(  Ok positive thoughts this will heal up quickly!!!

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Had an appointment today things are getting better...

Had an appointment today things are getting better just waiting for my incision to close. Still having to put some gauze inside of it so that it can drain out. Besides the little open incision I am feeling better than I was on Tuesday. Next appointment is Thursday I hope my incision closes and gets rid of any infection. Thank you ladies for keeping me in prayer. :)

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Glad to hear you're doing better! Keeping you in my prayers for speedy healing!!
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So glad to hear you had a better day today. Hope it just keeps getting better and better for you! Will keep sending good thoughts your way!
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hope all continues to go good here is some prayers coming your way keep your head up it will be better PRAYERS FOR YOU PRAYERS FOR YOU PRAYERS FOR YOU PRAYERS FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Here we are on week 6, exercising is going good, I...

Here we are on week 6, exercising is going good, I feel so much energy. My incision has healed very quickly, not to mention how smooth it is. I feel so much better about myself. I hope everyone is feeling good. Went shopping for the first time since surgery an bought my birthday Dress look forward to wearing it. I posted some pics

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So happy to hear how much better you are! You have every right to feel so good, you look FABULOUS! Congratulations on all your progress!
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luck luck luck luck luck luck luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So glad your doing better! I was thinking about you since hadn't seen any posts. Your looking great. Happy healing
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I am so happy with my TT I have had no problems I...

I am so happy with my TT I have had no problems I started running this last week. I feel great and full of energy. I would totally recommend doing a TT. Looks like ill give it a year and look into having my breast done.

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It has been a year since my surgery and it's the best thing I have done. So happy with my body. Would totally recommend Dr. Eric Minns I'm thinking of my next surgery. (:
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I also used Dr. Minns for a tummy tuck. Could you post some after pics so we can see how the scars etc.. look. I am 1 week po and doing great. See my pics. I only had a mini tt but I think I love my results.
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I am so happy you posted! My surgery is just 9days away and to hear how good you are doing has settled my nerves some. You look great! You are back running already? That really gives me hope! I'm a runner too and it just scares me to death to think I'll never run again. Went out today and kept thinking I am crazy to give this running up for surgery! What am I thinking? Then tonight I read more posts and am back thinking this is exactly what I want. Anyway, thanks for sharing how good you are doing!
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One year since my surgery, I feel and look amazing

I am so happy with my results I totally recommend woman to have a TT. I would do it all over if I had too, but I'm thinking of my next cosmetic surgery.

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One year anniversary

I will bring in the new year with my new body

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You look fabulous:)! can I ask what your prior weight was for surgery? Thank you:)
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So happy your loving your new body a year later. Wow time goes by fast.
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Dr. Minns is an amazing doctor I feel like i went with the best doctor I loved the nurses they were very friendly. The aftercare was great I enjoyed my stay. I have attached a pic

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