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The Beginning of a New Journey! - Lubbock, TX
Let me first say that I am very grateful that my...
- 20 Feb 2013
- 7 days pre
Let me first say that I am very grateful that my doctor recommended this website to me. It has been very helpful and very informative.
Well just like my title says, this is the beginning of a new journey in my life. On February 28th I will under go an extended tt with lypo. I can't tell you how excited I feel. It's been a long journey to get here. I decided to change my life for the better in February 2010. I went for my annual check-up with my Dr. nothing out of the ordinary just a routine check-up. I had blood work done, all of the basics taken care of. I knew I had gained alot of weight. I was comfortable in my life, met the man of my dreams and was very happy. Well I was so happy (or so I thought) that I topped off the scales at a whopping 275 pounds on my 5'2 frame. Yikes is right! I thought how could I let myself get that big? So first thing I thought was ok...time to start eating right, excersizing and everything that goes with it. No big deal. I got a call from my Dr. who wanted to see me to go over the results of my blood tests. I went in not knowing what to expect but ended walking out in tears. Tears because I was so angry at myself. I walked out of my drs office that day with the news that I was now a type II diabetic, high blood pressure, high cholesterol... I was a heart attack waiting to happen. I cried all the way home. Called my mom and my husband. Was so upset. I wasn't taking any prescriptions at the time to walking out haveing to fill 5. I was so digusted. And thats when I decided to get the control back. I looked into getting the lap band surgery because I knew I needed help doing this. It took 6 mos of dieting and councseling for my insurance to pay for it. On August 27th 2010 I went in and had the lap band put on. I would say it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I knew then that this was going to be the start of my new life. Let me just say that it has been a up hill struggle. Even though I did have the help of the band its still a struggle for someone that has an addiction for food. Like with any diet you have to put in the work. I excersized 4 to 5 days a week. Watched what I ate and still had to remind myself not to over eat, not to lose control.
And now here I am 2 yrs/6 mos later 122 pounds lighter. Am I happy with the outcome? Of course I am. I am no longer on any medication, my energy is through the roof and I'm a size 10! But there's one thing that I can't shake. And thats all the excess skin around my Abdomin. I have 2 big jelly rolls that hang down. So here I am again doing my research to see what I can do to take care of this. Scheduled my consultaion with my plastic surgeon to see what can be done. Well come to find out there's a lot that can be done and most likely my health insurance might possibly cover a majority of the cost. What the heck, might as well try. All they can tell me is no right?! No harm done at least I'll have the information. Well it took 3 mos for the insurance to cover all but $2850. The total cost was going to be $8600. I was so excited and thankful that I can actually have this procedure done. Now I'm 8 days away from my new body and I can't WAIT! Once I figure out how to upload pictures on here then all can see what I looked like at my heaviest and what I look like 122 pounds lighter plus the hanging skin that I seem to hide very well with clothing.
Also if anyone had any words of wisdom they would be greatly appreciated. I will be posting my experiences when I have my surgery. Wish me luck!
Wow! 6 days away...the nerves are starting to...
- 22 Feb 2013
- 6 days pre
Here's some before pics. Very confident in my ps...
- 24 Feb 2013
- 4 days pre
If today is any indication on how my weeks gonna...
- 25 Feb 2013
- 3 days pre
Have a great day ladies!
Well here I am at the surgical center waiting for...
- 28 Feb 2013
- Day of treatment
Well I did IT! Made it to the flat side. I'm in...
- 1 Mar 2013
- 1 day post
I'm 2 days post op and I feel GREAT! Was able to...
- 2 Mar 2013
- 2 days post
Day 7 and 2nd appt with my PS. I'm hoping he'll...
- 7 Mar 2013
- 7 days post
So far my tt journey has been pretty un-eventful. Except for yesterday. I was frustrated with my garment, ready for it to be off...my bottom incision was bothering me. I couldn't get comfortable no matter how I lay and by night time I was in tears because I was fed up with the whole thing. Today woke up and feeling much better. Even did my hair and put lip gloss on (this is as far as any makeups going to go). Wish me luck and I know today's gonna be a better day!
Ok ladies. I felt like I've done a lot of walking....
- 8 Mar 2013
- 8 days post
Here's a few updated pics. Still very much swollen...
- 10 Mar 2013
- 10 days post
My Doctor: Dr. Mooty
Hello fellow flatties. Well it's been 13 days and I have both drains out! Yippee!! I can go and start looking for spanks now which I'm glad cause this binder is driving me crazy. Went and saw my PS today and I'm healing up nicely, still a lot of swolleness but that can take a while before I really see the effects of the tt. I also talked to him about doing a breast reduction/lift. My insurance paid a majority of my tt so I want to see how I can do it again but for my boobies. Lol. My PS wants me to wait a couple months so the swelling is down and of course my weight will be lower due to the fact that he took 9 1/2 pounds off. Then we'll start the process again just like we did with the tt. We're of course gonna base it on the 122 pounds loss. Hopefully it all goes smoothly. I would like to have it done this year especially if my insurance is taking care of it, since I've paid all my deductible and out of pocket expenses. We'll see what happens. Happy healing!!
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