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10 Weeks P.O. no regrets
- updated 2 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $9,000
- Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS (Manhattan, NY)
Well like most of the T.T. sisters here my story...
- 8 Nov 2012
- 1 month pre
Well like most of the T.T. sisters here my story is about the same. I'm 37 yrs old and a mother of 3, all vaginal births ages 15, 9, 4, whom I titled my baby # last she really did me in at 9lbs. Need I say more my body has never snapped out of her trauma. and while I'm at it I may as well include my bigger baby my husband.. who is very supportive but definitely not happy about it. Well as much as I love them all I've found myself always putting me last. So after a long battle with feelings of guilt I've decided it's now or never while I'm healthy but tired of carrying this pouch around.
Today I took a bite out of brave & made it official and made a deposit this belly has to go
T.T.L here I come.
I've met and read stories of some very encouraging women here so I'm hoping to stay courageous and inspired by you all. B.C. I'm scared, nervous and anxious all in one.
Just booked my pre-op appt, feeling better than...
- 21 Nov 2012
- 27 days pre
Pre-op today, then 8 days to go woohoo, I'm...
- 10 Dec 2012
- 8 days pre
Pre-op went well. Now its official 8 days to go.
- 10 Dec 2012
- 8 days pre
Okay ladies so I'm 4 days away and I'm in panic...
- 13 Dec 2012
- 5 days pre
Tomorrow's the big day. OMG ITS REALLY HERE. I...
- 17 Dec 2012
- 1 day pre
Post op day 1, The Pouch is GONE, let the recovery...
- 19 Dec 2012
- 1 day post
Their driver picked me up on time , very nice not having to drive . Okay so yesterday i was so nervous that my bp went up so i had to relax for a bit. So my son joked and played music to calm me. My husband came after he dropped our girls off to school, he made it in enough time to give a hug n kiss and his words of encouragement. The PS came in talked to me took his pics then off to the or.now my procedure was under local anesthesia ( twilight) but the meds helped me relax n sleep off n on. I remember only a little bit the lipo tickled a bit and the tummy tuck portion I didn't feel much of n what I did feel wasn't painful .my husband drove us home and i only remember getting in n out then I was home. I'm finding sort of unpleasant to walk hunched over I'm only 5"2 so I feel like I'm about to topple over lol. My husband has been the perfect nurse even called the p.s.to confirm what he needed to do. Well I threw up twice after i came home before n after I ate that hurt but not that bad b.c. I took a Percocet soon after which rocked me to sleep like an infant. The drains are starting to run pink I'm drinking lost of water trying to take short walks around the house as much as possible. I only took extra strength Tylenol today. Let's see what tomorrow bring a bowel movement I hope. No regrets yet I only had enough courage to look at my b.b. which looks great oh yea my belly is a little swollen to I hope it doesn't get much worse. That's it for now good luck to all the ladies crossing over your gonna love the new you. To the sister on the flat side continue a healthy healing. Happy to be journeying with you.
P.O.day 3 swollen hunched over but loving the...
- 21 Dec 2012
- 3 days post
Day 5 p.o. so far so good b.b. is starting to get...
- 23 Dec 2012
- 5 days post
P.S. can't seem to get my pics to upload from my tablet advice please maybe I'm doing something wrong.
Okay so I'm p.o.10 days had an appt. With my p.s....
- 27 Dec 2012
- 9 days post
Okay I've been trying to post pics and having...
- 31 Dec 2012
- 13 days post
13 days p.o. so far recovery has been going well still swollen but overall very happy with results so far and faithful they will get better once my swelling goes down completely. Still haven't driven or slept in my bed which I'm longing to snuggle up with my husband but would rather wait a little bit longer since my incision is still on the sensitive side and I don't want to disturb it. I will see what my p.s. says Thursday. Happy healings to all
Okay so flat side jumpers get ready new year new us, yay. Everybody everywhere be safe Happy New Year's
YAY I feel like I just won the lotto lol, I...
- 2 Jan 2013
- 15 days post
SEROMA ANYONE Okay so I'm p.o.18 days saw my p.s...
- 5 Jan 2013
- 18 days post
Okay so I'm p.o.18 days saw my p.s. on Thursday and I told him I was oozing a little above my pubic from my incision ( such a small opening) well low n behold I have a seroma so he aspirated and took out 20cc but it was cloudy so he did a culture but he isn't to concerned about anything. So I've been wearing my binder as tight as I can stand it still oozing but not as much and I've noticed my swelling has gone down a lot since aspiration.
Is their any other t.t. sister(s) out there that have or had a seroma that can tell me what to expect now. I go back to my p.s. on Thursday but this is sorta bringing my spirits down my healing thus far has been exceptionally well. I don't want to stress it if its no biggie. Happy healing to all.
Hey tummy sisters it's been a little while since...
- 5 Feb 2013
- 2 months post
hugs to all
I was gonna wait for week 12 to do a update but...
- 7 Mar 2013
- 3 months post
My Doctor: Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
I was referred to him during a consultation for smartlipo which I was not a candidate for b.c. of a lot of sagging skin and stretch marks. So I researched him and decided to book a consult with him and loved the way he answered my questions before I read them off my notepad, and he was very honest & patient. I feel very confident that I chose a very experienced knowledgeable P.S.okay so I've had a few bumps in the road & Dr. Diktaban is always on top of his game seeing me weekly until my issue was resolved and speaking to me straight forward with out any sugar coatings. He's a very seasoned doctor. And the staff and his patient coordinator Juliana is awesome.