ANYONE NEEDING A LIST OF THINGS TO GET I HAVE A GOOD ONE!!! WOULD LIKE TO SHARE!! JUST UPDATED WITH MY 3 AND 4 MONTH POSTOP PICS

So I am finally getting the Tummy Tuck that I have...

So I am finally getting the Tummy Tuck that I have wanted for the last 7 years... after having my twins. Total I have had five children. first when I was 17 second at 19 and 3rd and 4th was multiple pregnancy thus the twin skin lol... my 5th child is now 2 1/2 years old and my stomach bulges like I am still pregnant. I had two c-sections with my last two pregnancys so my skin hangs over my under wear and my pants! I tuck my belly into my pants... and it's pretty gross but I have to wear deoderant under my belly where it hangs over because it smells of B.O. I hate feeling gross all the tiem and every time I eat or drink alot of water my stomach blows up like I am pregnant and people even feel comfortable asking me if I am pregnant... because I am skinny all around except my stomach. I can't really blame them!!

So I have exactly one week till my surgery. I...

So I have exactly one week till my surgery. I can't wait it's going by really fast though!! So I am experiencing a cold of some sort since I quit smoking. I went to my primary care doctor as well as notified my surgeons nurse. I have been put on a z -pack as. To me it seems as though I have a sinus infection because it is all in the nasal...plus i had sinus headaches 4 days ago. So 7 days to go and nothing is holding me back from this dream I have that is now becoming a reality!! No one not family members who try to talk you out of it and tell you that you dont need it and try to somehow convince you that your body looks fine ... but they are not the ones who are living in your skin they dont walk in your shoes or squeeze into your pants lol. My husband is really supportive. My mother is biting her tongue but other wise very supportive cause she knows there is nothing she can say to me to change my mind!! My 2 year old will be attending day care from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. every day for the first weeks to two weeks and possibly permanent if it works out for us. My twins turn 7 on the actual date of my surgery ( ha ha planed on reversing the effects of twin birth on the day that it happened) This weekend we will be having their party oct 27th since their birthday falls the day after halloween. Funny cause the receptionist at my surgeons office convinced me to just do the surgery asap since I had all the money and was ready to pay.. she says just think you will be all cute in clothes for the holidays Thanksgiving christmas and New years!!! And just think of all the pounds I would have put on Thanksgiving and Christmas if I would have waited for the new year!!



So things I have done to prepare for surgery: PAID, made the date, I have all my supplys for my bedside shelf.

Bromalain, Arnica Montana pill , Arnica ointment, Hibiclens, ANtibacterial Soap,Two Bottle of Hand sanatiser, protroleum Jelly,Q tips, Maxi Pads for incision, two hot and or cold Ice packs, Heating pad, Lotion, Purfume, Rubbing alcohol, Hydrogen peroxide, white cloud toiletry wipes, multi vitamin. Got a few Valour zip up sweat suits, comfy yoga pants recliner will be here tomorrow I decided to rent for 150 for a month. I have to much furniture already but would be nice to have a new recliner.. but the rest of my furniture is brand new as well...and there is no room.. this will be on my bedroom I have my tv hooked up in there as well.

Snacks: FIber One bars,Special K cinnamin pastry crisps ( to die for) soups, crackers, fruits, veggies, puddings, Organic apple sauce, Special K protein Shakes. Frozen fruit for smoothies, Lots of water, Orange Juice.


Any one else have any Ideas on good for you snacks that you would recommend for after that you can keep bedside?

So a few more days till the big day!!! I am...

So a few more days till the big day!!! I am starting to wonder things like do u still need antibiotic ointment or vasaline... or do u need both? When do you buy garment # 2 ( i have seen others have bought before surgery) Do u need to be messured for garment # 2? Do u still need gauze if you have decided on maxi pads or do u need both?

Hello to all .. today went to look for kids...

Hello to all .. today went to look for kids costumes... all I can think about is Thursday ... 8:00 a.m. everrytime I go on line I find new things that I can add to my list of things that I have purchased for my tt. I have everything I will need but for some reason I find new things to buy or look at others lists of things and see something more that I will need. Is there anyone out there that has already got the procedure and have a list of items that they had originally purchased for their post op that they ended up not even needing or using? Just curious cause I have wen't all out on everything and I am sitting here wondering If I will use half of some of the things I got lol!! I am soo excited I sleep and breath and eat think tummy tuck!!! I got a text message from my brother today trying to talk me outta getting the procedure... he said he had a nightmare last night that he got a tummy tuck and he was soo scared. I am not listening to anyone trying to talk me out of this my mind has been made up for a very long time!!

Okay so Last night I had a dream that I died .. my...

Okay so Last night I had a dream that I died .. my thoughts in my head were okay that was it I was dead all because of my tt!! I woke right at the thought and now when I think back on that thought and the dream I feel silly. Silly because You have more of a chance at dying in car accident today then you do during a tt procedure!! So you take more of a chance every day driving or riding in a car than you and I will or have already taken when we have Abdominoplasty.Just saying!! So today I am going to attempt to get costumes again for the kids. My Boy twin 7 wants to be angry bird, my twin girl wants to be a cat again this year for halloween, and my two year old will probably fall in her footsteps. When today is over I will only have one more day to get through till my surgery!! We have to be there first thing in the morning.

Right now I am feeling so anxious kinda mixed feeling excited but scared, I really just want to get it over and done with and for the results to be remarkable! I can't wait till one day I can throw away all the fat clothes in my closet !!

Just waiting now for my mom to get ere to stay...

just waiting now for my mom to get ere to stay with kids. I am ready to go, showered with hibiclens, brushed teath, straitened hair, pulled back in a bun, got on a zip up hoody on and comfy yoga pants. Feeling kinda scared but excited to finally be getting to the end of this road and begining to a new chapter thank you to all for your warm wishes!! And good luck to all who are having their surgerys today!!!

Anesthesia has worn off and I am starting to feel...

anesthesia has worn off and I am starting to feel like I did a million crunches. But other than that I havent had any pain yet? One thing that scared me is I felt really faint one fo the times I went to the bathroom? My incision was draining alot. I do not have drains though my doctor doesnt do drains, I heard that they are trying to get rid of the drainage. so the draining just comes out of the incision. I feel really gross, I feel bad that I can't do things for myself. I have my first post op at ten this morning.. and we will see how everything is going. I will post what I remember from going under before and after later when I get home.

Everything for me is going well. I have minimum to...

Everything for me is going well. I have minimum to no pain just feel like I did a million situps, feels tight, swelling isn't that bad.. but it is true when they tell u to stay away from sodium!! I had a run in with it yesterday and woke up slighlty swollen this morning! Other than that I switch from real self to youtube.com and watch all the before and after videos and pictures. I can't really get into tv . My lap top is my best friend. I had a drainless surgery and I am doing fine no hemotomas or seromas thank God!! My next visit with my doctor isnt till Thursday. The nurse should call me on monday to check how I am doing. Every once in a while I will feel the nerves feels kinda like a burning sensation here and their in small places it's like a tinge of pain but to me it doesnt really hurt. You just feel swollen and achey!! When my husband is changing my bandages when he runs his hand over the banadage to smooth it ..it feels so weird like he is pulling on my skin.

I forgot to add that my doctor removed alomost a...

I forgot to add that my doctor removed alomost a whole 2 liter bottle size of fat from my tummy. I forgot the amount of skin. BUt you can really tell if you go to my before pics and notice where my new belly button is place if you follow the moles from before and after. Maybe I am just really bored lol.

Today I am waiting on the call from my docs nurse....

Today I am waiting on the call from my docs nurse. Thinking about calling them. Wow has it bwen a morning first thing I wake up my recliner tipped forward while I was inbit pretty painful but I was awake and managed to straiten my body so it wouldnt stretch as much. Then first thing I do is check my realself profile and I see someone telling ne not to post my pictures and tiblet my body heal.. my body is healing I am resting around the clock...just so everybody knows. I Also have family members that look at this site who are not able to see me in person and I send them the link to my blog. Some people cant stand the site of blood or
Swelling then they probably shouldnt be on a plastic surgery website . Drama drama drama when ever u have a bunch of females on anything there is gonna be some haters. Who knows I may be done with this website. I was trying this to help someone because this website helped me .. but I forgot in the process there would be haters. I guess thats my que to get off the webpage. It was nice knowing all of u. You can find me on youtube : just type in bad table manners the burrito song and that will be my youtube page ....I will eventually be uploading video blogs.

Good morning all! Gonna go see doc today find out...

Good morning all! Gonna go see doc today find out if this swelling im having is normal (no drain procedure) or if im gonna need a little drain in the office. Still on pqin meds could be due to the swelling not too painful but very uncomfortable! Hope fully nothing to big.

Soooo I went to see my Doctor he says I look...

Soooo I went to see my Doctor he says I look really good... and the swelling is normal swelling. He also assured me that with the no drain procedure you only really drain from your incision in the first 2 days after that no drainage. He was very please but he still want's to see me on Thursday just so I will feel better knowing that I can go in in a few day and be reasurred that wat ever the swelling will be like will be able to tell me its normal or whatever. It just feels good you know to be able to go in and see your doctor and have him reassure you and you thank him once again for fixing your body... .and so on and soo on lol!! I think the best doctor visits I have had in my life (not counting while prego) are going in preop op and post op for tummy tuck!!! It could be cause my doctor looks like a GREEK GOD or just because your changing the way your body looks or a combo of them both a greek god is sculpting your body the way he thinks would make you look good... ha ha I Know... I know... Shame on me .. I should not think of my doctor that way I am a married woman lol. A friend of mine told me that it is normal to love your doctor that fixes a flaw on you or saves your life so I feel better knowing that this is all natural. ( but it doesnt help that he is so darn good looking!! I guess you might wanna be being a plastic surgeon. ... .... this whole thing reminds me of the one and only " Christian Troy" Nip Tuck.

Yellow Bruising, Purple Bruising, Lypo Bruising,...

Yellow Bruising, Purple Bruising, Lypo Bruising, No Drain TT, No lypo Holes, My doctor went through belly button while doing full tummy tuck with lypo of flanks and rib cage and front of tummy. I did not get muscle repair because My muscles were in place of where they are supposed to be. My doctor aslo left my vavasious hips to add and compliment into an hour glass figure. Once all the swelling goes down maybe we will see this so called hour glass lol. Close ups of my incision healing as well as close up of my new button. not trying to be all sexy yet in this cute little getup but just showing so you can see what still looks out of place because of all the swelling that way you can get an idea of what has changed.

So Yesterday I had origianally had an appointment...

So Yesterday I had origianally had an appointment at 2 But my Doc was in surgery all day. So they pushed my appointment till 4:30. They were also asking me to come to their fancy little party they were having at 6:00p.m. So I agreed. I brought my sis in law. When we arrived the elevator doors opened and My Doctor My nurse were right at the entrance of the office Pouring wine and sparkling water. My doctor In a suit!!!!! OMG WOW!!!! Is all I can mutter the guy was in surgery all day and he looked amazing in his suit!!!!! Over the top!!! Anyway keeping to the whole reason we had gone there ... they do these little "extravagnazas" they have "hors d'oeuvres" They were so yummy Wine ... you bring a friend a family member they have sales and they also have give aways. It was nice mingling with the whole crew the doctor the nurses the patient receptionists. The skin specialists, learning about all the new and latest things chemical peels, botox, juviderm, scar treatment, all the latest and being able to ask as many questions. The doctor and staff were really happy to see me and so surprised on how I am up walking around after a week and looking like I didnt just have surgery a week ago. I was even introduced to a lady that will be having her TT next week and she asked me a few questions. I told her about this website and gave her my screen name so she could see my results as well as told her how happy I am.

Okay I have some new pictuews u would like to post...

Okay I have some new pictuews u would like to post but im on my cell cause my laptop is in the shop. Down below when you on your phone it says share images optional there is no where to click on to start uploading pixs from your phone. Does anyone know how to do this? Today is day 12 for me . I just wanted to show my progress.

So today is the 19th of November. My tt surgery...

So today is the 19th of November. My tt surgery was on the first... does that make me 19 days post op or 18 days. Anyway lol... so I have a question about everyones after care from day one to their incision. Alot of people have gauze over thier scars ..do you keep that on or replace every day?? Alot of people have something that looks brown over the incision... and others have glue in the belly button. Just kida of curious on how you day to day treatment is in the incision area. With My Drainless tummy tuck. For the first few days I had a little drainage come from the incision site. I would take Hydrogen Peroxide 2 tables spoon mixed with water and clean bb and tt. Then I would put bacetracin on and keep moist all the time.. havent had any scabbing at all. In fact I am still using vasaline and bacitracin on my incision today. Please let me know how you care for your scar.

Hey so today I am feeling good I am like 3 weeks...

Hey so today I am feeling good I am like 3 weeks and a day post op. I am really just trying today to get some views on my daughters youtube video plus she is adorable feel free to share if you like hope everyone out there is having a great day!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU5_ILS_SAs&list=LLzip42-EE4EtIA8VZGmhaWQ&feature=mh_lolz

So on thursday this week will be my 4 week check...

So on thursday this week will be my 4 week check up .. and right after I see my doctor I am getting ultra sound therapy. Anyone Ever gotten this? It's going to help with my swelling and the hardness in my stomach as well as the lumps from lypo on my sides well I guess everywhere cause I got lypoed every where. This is all included in the price I payed for my tt. It will be twice a week .Doctor says it will feel nice to like a massage : ) I can't wait!! I will post befor and after pictures as well cause to my demise I wasnt able to find any on google images : ( But I know there will be a huge difference because you can already se in my pics the hardness!! and the lumps which is normal I have heard and seen.

29 days post op and (4 weeks) SO yesterday I went...

29 days post op and (4 weeks) SO yesterday I went in for my 4 week checkup. Doctor was amazed by how fast I have healed. He says my swelling isnt bad at all I just have alot of hardness in my stomach area. I wen't right after appointment to a room over and got my first treatment of ultra sound therapy. It felt like a relief when she did it. they use alot of pressure but surprisingly it felt good. SHe also told me when massaging to use alot of pressure the more the better and the quicker the healing process will be. Oh ya and my doctor says I can start running in 2 to 3 weeks. I promised I would start walking on my treadmill. Exercising helps speed up the healing time as well... so he goes something I guess : )

29 days post op and (4 weeks) SO yesterday I went...

29 days post op and (4 weeks) SO yesterday I went in for my 4 week checkup. Doctor was amazed by how fast I have healed. He says my swelling isnt bad at all I just have alot of hardness in my stomach area. I wen't right after appointment to a room over and got my first treatment of ultra sound therapy. It felt like a relief when she did it. they use alot of pressure but surprisingly it felt good. SHe also told me when massaging to use alot of pressure the more the better and the quicker the healing process will be. Oh ya and my doctor says I can start running in 2 to 3 weeks. I promised I would start walking on my treadmill. Exercising helps speed up the healing time as well... so he goes something I guess : )

29 days post op and (4 weeks) SO yesterday I went...

29 days post op and (4 weeks) SO yesterday I went in for my 4 week checkup. Doctor was amazed by how fast I have healed. He says my swelling isnt bad at all I just have alot of hardness in my stomach area. I wen't right after appointment to a room over and got my first treatment of ultra sound therapy. It felt like a relief when she did it. they use alot of pressure but surprisingly it felt good. SHe also told me when massaging to use alot of pressure the more the better and the quicker the healing process will be. Oh ya and my doctor says I can start running in 2 to 3 weeks. I promised I would start walking on my treadmill. Exercising helps speed up the healing time as well... so he goes something I guess : )

My favorate song Alicia Key Brand New Me!! It's...

My favorate song Alicia Key Brand New Me!! It's perfect for this very moment!!!


It's been a while, I'm not who I was before
You look surprised, your words don't burn me anymore
Been meaning to tell you, but I guess it's clear to see
Don't be mad, it's just the brand new kind of me
Can't be bad, I found a brand new kind of free

Careful with your ego, he's the one that we should blame
Had to grab my heart back
God know something had to change
I thought that you'd be happy
I found the one thing I need, why you mad
It's just the brand new kind of me

It took a long long time to get here
It took a brave, brave girl to try
It took one too many excuses, one too many lies
Don't be surprised, don't be surprised

If I talk a little louder
If I speak up when you're wrong
If I walk a little taller
I've been on to you too long
If you noticed that I'm different
Don't take it personally
Don't be mad, it's just the brand new kind of me
And it ain't bad, I found a brand new kind of free

Oh, it took a long long road to get here
It took a brave brave girl to try
I've taken one too many excuses, one too many lies
Don't be surprised, oh see you look surprised

Hey, if you were a friend, you want to get know me again
If you were worth a while
You'd be happy to see me smile
I'm not expecting sorry
I'm too busy finding myself
I got this
I found me, I found me, yeah
I don't need your opinion
I'm not waiting for your ok
I'll never be perfect, but at least now i'm brave
Now, my heart is open
And I can finally breathe
Don't be mad, it's just the brand new kind of free
That ain't bad, I found a brand new kind of me
Don't be mad, it's a brand new time for me, yeah

34 days post op. I went in 2 days ago for my...

34 days post op. I went in 2 days ago for my second ultra sound therapy massage. My tummy feels a lot less hard.. still swelling but feeling a lot less tight. Tomorrow I have another massage it will be my third round. The massages are all included in the price I paid for my no drain tt with lypo. Everything has been smooth sailing I have had no complications whatsoever! The nursing staff have been so nice even to this day being they have already been paid.. they still treat me the same as they did the day I walked into the office the only difference now is I feel at home when I go there. I used to feel like the place was unfamiliar .. but now its home away from home. I can honestly say I love every staff member in that building they are truely genuine people they are not fake people!

34 days post op. I went in 2 days ago for my...

34 days post op. I went in 2 days ago for my second ultra sound therapy massage. My tummy feels a lot less hard.. still swelling but feeling a lot less tight. Tomorrow I have another massage it will be my third round. The massages are all included in the price I paid for my no drain tt with lypo. Everything has been smooth sailing I have had no complications whatsoever! The nursing staff have been so nice even to this day being they have already been paid.. they still treat me the same as they did the day I walked into the office the only difference now is I feel at home when I go there. I used to feel like the place was unfamiliar .. but now its home away from home. I can honestly say I love every staff member in that building they are truely genuine people they are not fake people!

So I am 41 days post op... i am still swollen but...

So I am 41 days post op... i am still swollen but I heard this can last about 6 months sometimes longer?? Well I also experience I want to say muscle spasms?? And tinge of pain here and there. I Shave my girl parts so right below the incision I have such ithyness!! Redness and a few I want to say ingrown hairs but my estatition ( how ever you spell) she gives me the ultrasound therapy..... she tried to release the hairs but nothing would come out. Now they aren't stitches I don't think and I heard that your body sometimes rejects them. Also heard that they start out looking like a pimple. My stomach is constantly itchy but I know its all in the healing process. I have walked for 20 minutes every other day but I get pain here and there so I stop as soon as this happenes. Other than that I am feeling good. I wear compression tanks and I purchased a genie camisole shaper today at walmart. It is the softest most comfortable compression tank that I have worn since this whole ordeal. I have a few clip gurdles that i still wear when swelling get bad.

So today is the 29th of december... getting ready...

So today is the 29th of december... getting ready for the new year... and of course new years eve!!! I am excited I am gonna go buy a hott dress to wear for an evening of fun and games. Me and My husband and some friends are gonna go to a casino and hit the jack pot!! Even though I already have hit the jack pot when I paid for my surgery!!! Woot wooot I am feeling amazing!! Also so excited casue yesterday I ran on my tredmill and was able to do my normal exercise without feeling like I overdid it!!! I also walked up and down my stairs which I am totally feeling in my legs today, but its a good pain. I also was able to do my normal crunches.... but while doing them I could see my stomach muscles. I am still swollen but while laying down the selling is hard to see. I get excited evey time I do lay down though cause I can see my stomach muscles lol wiat I already said that!!! Ha ha such an incredible feeling. I dont remeber how it ever felt to be able to do that. I was 17 when I had my first child. So today marks the day of day 2 of full throttle workout so treadmill here I come. I pray for no distractions today while I am on the treadmill. To all who came before me and all who continue to go after me Good luck and happy healing!!!

Here is a review from some guy for my doctor Dr....

Here is a review from some guy for my doctor Dr. Craig Jonov. I found on this on the internet before I got my tummy tuck surgery... I found it again wanted to share this with everyone here at realself makes me laugh!!!


CRAIG JONOV IS A CLASS ACT. I write this review with very mixed emotions. On one hand I love the work that Dr. Jonov has done, on the other he made my Ex-Wife look better than she did which lead to our divorce. Dr. Jonov did an absolutely amazing job and was able to take a pretty gnarly canvass (my ex-wife) and make it absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend Dr. Jonov to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon, I do not however recommend my ex-wife.

You can also use arnica pill form I used both : )...

You can also use arnica pill form I used both : ) The pill form is nice to use right away. Now the gel helps soothe with massage. Below is my identical list of things I bought prior to my surgery. The items that I ended up not using... SPECIAL K PROTIEN SHAKES reason too much sodium!!!! I still actually have the shakes in my cupboard because even at 2 months out I cannot have too much sodium it makes you swell. The other snack I ended up not finishing and I would tell u to not even think about it is the FIBER ONE BARS they give you gas pains!!! Only slept in my recliner the first week ... but others may need longer I just wanted my bed back but still slept in the recliner position. The special K pastries apple cinnamon were a life saver in the middle of the night when you couldn't get up to get something on your stomach to take your pain pill. You can have those right by your little nightstand filled with snacks. I did eat soup the first day after the nausea wore off but I wouldn't recommend weeks after surgery because of all the sodium and swelling. Saltines crackers are life savers to for the middle of the night or for nausea or un salted. You will deffinatley need a zip up something for the day of surgery but I am sure the doc gave you all that info already. Yay I am excited for you!!! oh and i mentioned protroleum jelly you won't need that at all doc recommends bacetracin ointment. you can find in any over the counter walmart has it cheap!! I used maxi pads to cover my incision... way cheaper than gauze pads more bang for your buck!! can't wait to see your results!! also dial soap for after care it is an antibacterial body wash.

MY LIST : Bromalain
Arnica Montana pill
Arnica ointment
Hibiclens
ANtibacterial Soap dial
Two Bottles of Hand sanatiser
Latex gloves
Bacetracin
Q tips
Maxi Pads for incision ( in place of Medical pads)
two hot and or cold Ice packs ( Baggy of ice worked better)
Heating pad
Lotion for hands
Purfume for freshness have your makeup close by
mirror
clean scissors
Flushable wipes for freshness
Rubbing alcohol
clorox wipes to wipe down containers and bottles (everything!!!!)

Hydrogen peroxide
multi vitamin
Got a few Valour zip up sweat suits
a few comfy yoga pants
recliner I decided to rent for 150 for a month
some get a shower chair and toilette riser
I hear the toilette riser for if your tall but if your short you dont really need ..I didnt and I am short...others say a shower chair I was convinced one girl had mentioned a out door plastic chair instead of shower chair she said she washed ..but I purchased brand new and never ended up using... but then again I didnt have drains ( no drain tummy tuck procedure)
FIber One bars ( Dont use they give you gas pains)Special K cinnamin pastry crisps ( to die for)
gauze tape and gauze I used the gauze to spread hydrogen peroxide as well as the bacetrain.
cotton balls shed and get stuck in the stitches
crackers
fruits
veggies
pudding
Organic apple sauce
Special K protein Shakes ( never used too much sodium) Frozen fruit for smoothies
Lots of water
Cup with straw for my water
Some type of snack you can eat in the middle of the night so you can wake and take you pain pill with something on your stomach without having to get up and be in all that pain.
Ib profin after the first week I believe
tylenol
cough drops help from the tube as well as preventing you from coughing and being in a heep of pain
antacid (tums)
stool softners
some people use laxitives I used activia yogurt to help with the constipation from the pain pills
tucks pads for your incision to help reduce puckering if you end up with puckering of the incision. or just to soothe once closed of course.

I am now 4 months post op feeling so great.I...

I am now 4 months post op feeling so great.I barley swell any more. I am still so happy with my results. I will add some more pics in a day or two.

So I am 4 months and 13 days post op. I would like...

So I am 4 months and 13 days post op. I would like to say a few things I never thought these things would happen to me. Well I have been weak, no energy, Had a small appetite but more for sweets : ( I havent been motivated to work out at all!!! Now that my swelling is finally starting to go down a little... I have gained about 7 lbs : ( Which makes everything else even more depressing. I am not going to stay down on myself... I am going to move on and get fit and feel alot better. I just wanted to be REAL ON HERE cause this is Realself.com not fakeself.com. real true stories from me all the way. also I would like to ask a question. Would you perfer a itsy bitsy belly button over a abnormally large one. Any one belly botton itch all the time... but it feels like the itch is on the inside and you can't get it?? my bb to me is small and many friends and family that I have shown in person have said oh my gosh your belly button is soo tiny!! Its smaller than my two daughters.. asked doc about it he says when the swelling goes down I will have the same dimpling affect that I had in my previous belly... innie they call it. anyone have this same situation?? Okay well Either way if it stayed the way it is now I really wouldnt care casue my main concern was getting rid of the twin skin. I am happy with my results that my doctor has provided me with.. I am just disappointed with myself for not being able to follow thru yet with the rest of the plan working out ... eating right.... have alot of other health problems that have come my way.... not relating to the tt surgery.... but they havent helped only have made it alot harder to get motivated. I have a week and a half left of this medication.. thats got me down in the slums.. so should be feeling better once off of it. Oh an one last thing my kids have been on this roll of messing up the house... They move soo much faster than I do these days. What I would give for my old energy I had before the surgery back!!
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You look really really good, such a great transformation
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THANK YOU FOR THE LIST
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Wow u took great how important is the recliner?
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its important for me with no muscle repair for only the first week. I cant speak for someone with muscle repair though.
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Absolutely amazing!!! You look great!
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JujuGeorgeous, I also want to add that I think you will definitely get back on track and get your energy back. After reading your journey, I missed the last part-March 13th. I just feel you are strong and determined and will find that person again. You're in there, and I heard it loud and strong when I was reading about you. Be kind to yourself, and appreciate all the good in you. You sound like a very lovely lady. Singing Alicia Keys Brand New Me!!
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Thank you, Talented!! I appreciate all your kind words. Yester day I walked for 2 hours fast and slow on my tread mill while watching on my lap top my fav tv series REVENGE. I thought since I am so behind on it and working out why not kill 2 birds with one stone. Today I walked up and down the stairs for ten minutes cause i read somewhere easy way to burn 100 calories. Doesnt seem hard but it was. Then I worked out on my treadmill for an hour and a half fat burner where you walk slow fast and run. So I am starting to feel a little better just get really hungry after working out trying to make good meal choices its just hard. I agree that none of the peeps that are post op like me they dont come on here no more... its like they got their flat tummy and took off lol!! I actually perfer this site over facebook.
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Hi Jujupretty, thanks for sharing your journey. We don't get to hear from very many post op 4 month out-ers... Your list is great! I hope lots of pre surgery peeps get to see it. Very helpful. And the other thing....you have a new name from me JuJuGorgeous! You look fabulous! So happy for you! Congratulations!
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Juju, your pictures are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your journey in pictures. It is so helpful for those of us who are anticipating our surgery date! And your list was very helpful. I've had a number of surgeries, but this one is psyching me out!! Keep positive, you will get back into your routine. Try to make the best food choices...sometimes it's hard but it's worth it! Thanks for all your help. God Bless!!
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Thank you for the warm words of advice! I hope my list helped you understand most of thie items you will need for after surgery. This is such an exciting time for you!! Any other questions you have let me know : ) I am a pro now ha ha and one day you will be 2. Congratulations and God Bless you!!!
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You look very very good, awesome, big change congrats
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Stay positive juju. I know it's hard, and believe me...you're not alone. I have no motivation right now either. I want instant results, but do to have the energy to put forth. We will get there. The hard parts over now, right? You can do it!!
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You look amazing! Great pics! Huge difference :)
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Hey Thankyou .. it's good to know that I'm not the only one. I know I am not but nice to talk with others who are going thru the motions : )
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Thanx!
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Your new pics are fab. Your scar is hardly there in certain spots. Glad you are healing well
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Thank you... I know wish the rest would heal all at the same time but ..thats the way the body heals I guess... do you have any problems with ingrown hairs?? I have and my docs office has provided me with lazer hair removal. which has helped so much.
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I have had the odd in grown hair but nothing major. I never thought of laser hair removal - might look into it
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You should I wouldnt of thought of it either but they offered it to me... huge difference. Ive had two treatment so far.... getting total 6.
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dumb question after we have been through but is it painful.
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yes Lazer hair removal is painful!!! It feels like your being snapped by a rubber band not too painful though just in certain places where there is more hair. I got it done in my upper pubic area and along my incision line.. also my upper lip on my face I think it hurts more on my lip. feels like a beam is shooting into my gums. But with any of the jolts from the lazer pain quicly goes away its just a burst of pain lasting on a second. Some people describe it as a warmness.
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Look forward to seeing your pics x
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COME CHECK THEM OUT i UPDATED!
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Wow, you look amazing, thanks for the list I will defintly need that. Iam also going for tt April 5, and I love to read the realistic things thats going on from real people.This is really building my confidence level . Thanks for sharing
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Your welcome! You will feel and actually be a new person when all is said and done. Keep us updated and congratulations!!
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