PO day 4 still no pain and feeling great!! 66 and going for it! Fleur de Lis with lipo
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I have been so impressed with all the information,...
- 13 Oct 2012
- 29 days pre
I have been so impressed with all the information, humor, and the general feeling that we are all in this togeather that I have I decided to join the ranks. As I said I am 66, older than most doing this so I thought I might help someone else who is in the "later in life" group.
My story starts with my teens when I dieted to keep a job modeling clothes and I believe that started me on the road to my "ups and downs" I weighed 118 then and when I was married at 22 I weighed 125...then came two wonderful girls and with each of them I added more to the bottom line. During my 30's I dieted and then gained...dieted again and regained some more!
See where this is going?
I have kept my weight down to around 160 for the past 8 years and have exercised constantly with no results on the mid section. I have wanted to have a TT for the lingest time but never had either the money or the courage. Well NOW I HAVE BOTH!!!! My husband of 44 years thinks "why bother at your age" but I have decided to ignore him and go for it!
I have a wonderful friend who will go with me to the hospital and stay the nite in the hotel with me after. She will check in on me every day after I get home so I do not have to rely on the naysayer , although I have to say here that he wants me to do whatever I feel is necessary to make me happy...his main concern is "is it safe" Well every operation has its risks but I am willing to take them at this point. (check the pictures and you will see why)
I have learned so much from all of you, so first ...
- 14 Oct 2012
- 29 days pre
My pre op is on October 30th and now I can't wait. I am going for the best result as this is a one time only for me, so I am having an extended tummy tuck along with a vertical incesion up thru my BB to just under my bra line (called a Fleur de Lis) it will look like an anchor when done. I am also having lipo of the flanks and upper torso. The Dr said by doing the Fleur de Lis operation I will have a flatter stomach and no more roll above. He better be right is all I have to say!
I am doing all I can before the pre-op...taking vitamin C, a multi vitamin, drinking losts of water and loosing a few pounds. My weight has been the same for 8 years and it has been very hard to budge. I have however, lost 4 lbs in the past two weeks so there!
I am so glad I have you all to talk to because I don't really want to discuss my goals and fears with my husband and the only other people who know about my TT is my two daughters and my best friend. They dont want to hear about my TT all the time and for some reason that is all I think about right now.
I won't write again untill I have my pre-op visit but I will check in with all of you to see how you are doing!
I will update with new pictures later today but I...
- 14 Nov 2012
- 2 days post
Hi again..I said earlier I would update the...
- 14 Nov 2012
- 2 days post
Well I have made it to day 4 with no pain or...
- 16 Nov 2012
- 4 days post
I am having a hard time trying to behave myself and not do too much because I feel so good. I have done a few household chores and walked around but go right back to the recliner to put on the ice PAC and rest. Iam sleeping thru the nite in my own bed And have been since day 2 I will have to say I find myself a bit tired after any activity...my body tells me it has been thru a lot even tho I don't feel like I have.
I hope My recovery is encouragement to other possible TT patients in the older category, remember I am 66 , I do have to add that I am in very good physical condition for my age and take no meds other than vitamins and a glucosamine supplement for my shoulders
I did a lot of research on line about TT's and board certified Dr's...this man scored high in all my areas of concern. I had a consultation with him and immediatedly felt he was the one!