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5 months gettin serious bout workin out- Manhattan KS

I am a 32 year old mother of 3, 13 yr old, 9 year...

I am a 32 year old mother of 3, 13 yr old, 9 year old, and 18 month old. I had my first child at 18 second at 21 and last at 30 I have always been heavy heaviest being 298 I had gastric bypass Feb 2007 lowest weight 193 had baby pre preg weight 206 and now fluctuate from 212 to 215.

I am fine with the weight, i work out regularly and would say i am in shape still working on eating a little more healthy, considering my portion control is already in place.

I am done having kids, tubes tied and i would like to have all of this excess skin removed. Though i have hips thighs and some flab on the arms I am satisfied; confidence has never been a problem area for me but I am sooo excited about this!

I went to preop today, was anxious scared, took in...

I went to preop today, was anxious scared, took in alot of info, doc thinks i will do well and be happy with results he said he will be removing alot of skin and doing alot of lipo so expect alot of bruisin. the surgery will take about 3 1/2 hours. I keep feelin guilty, but i guess i will look at it as a guilty pleasure, i work hard and deserve this ima good person, mother, and girlfriend. My bf is deployed he will come back on r and r in sept he is gonna b so surprised. I pray for less pain than i think...wish it would hurry up and be over with

Well i am about four days out and sooo ready this...

well i am about four days out and sooo ready this site is helpful i have so many diff thoughts some happy, sad, silly, scary. I am ready though I am ready!

Ok two days away and i wake up with the sniffles,...

ok two days away and i wake up with the sniffles, i am terriefied worried so much i may make my own self sick! i am taking vit c and put cotton in my ear to make sure it doesnt get air, this would so suck! Im prayin pray with me please!

Well tomorrow will be here before i know it andd...

well tomorrow will be here before i know it andd my chest is tight must be anxiety....cant believe this is so close. my bf is deployed havent been able to talk to him today it would suck if i dont get to before the morning....

I have showered with the special soap and now i am...

i have showered with the special soap and now i am just laying here waiting to fall asleep, sweet dreams pray or me

Okay i am finally able to post, the pain is ok it...

okay i am finally able to post, the pain is ok it is hard if u r coming down from the meds,the incisions are killin me when i have to get up and go to the bathroom. my mom bought me a toilet riser good thing cause today i need it. i am passing gas, taking stool softners and gas x each time i take percocet. this is an adventure itell u that i didnt have c sections but i give yall props cause this aint no joke! my best friend is doing a great job caringfor me. i had a low grade fever but after sitting up more and sleep it went away. the doctor removed five and half pounds of fat/skin, i think i will be impressed! many are saying they can tell already! i cant and i cant fig out why my pics wont upload. ill post moreaboutthe step by step later

I am doing better, accidentally going longer...

I am doing better, accidentally going longer without percocet, i am taking tylenol in between but went to bed at 11 and just woke up at 6 was in a good amount of pain. i think my binder shifts at nite so it puts alot of pressure on the incision, i am resting from it rite now will put it on in a minute. if i didnt have my best friend it would not be easy. i am also finding my left tube which is where more of the bruising and incision pain is having some clotting. Anyone experience this? i am gassy taking gas x stool softner and yesterday i took laxative so we shall see. I am going back to sleep, still dont regret it!

Today is a good day! i just went to bathroom by...

Today is a good day! i just went to bathroom by myself, the evenings are worse i was able to go sit in the living room for dinner last nite. My poor kids, i missed my daughter's field day today never have and it hurts :(. My 18month old wont deal with me because of plugs and my 13 year old keeps checking on me he is a momma's boy though. Lots of support from friends and fam, good thing cause you need it. Im standing pretty good showering like a champ feeling alot of gas, passing alot too ready for a bm. really need to wash my hair need a pedicure and a wax! i guess ill be waiting. I am bonding with water! i called dr tubes were dripping but it was because swelling was going down he said liquid i was describing was seroma and all was well. I go in thursday almost a week already cant wait til my bf comes home for r and r so i can share this experience.

O yea my friend said the doctor told her i lost a...

O yea my friend said the doctor told her i lost a mini baby, 5 1/2 pounds of skin/fat, wow!

I just want a bm!

i just want a bm!

Tmi had bm relievvved!

tmi had bm relievvved!

I got my tubes out today OMF gosh no where did i...

I got my tubes out today OMF gosh no where did i read that it would hurt like that i think that was the worst part! my dr said all is well incision looks good im just real swollen so i will go back in a week i will tell u that it feels alot better although i over did it today went out to eat with bestfriend and had to take food to go. i am now in bed with my new thigh rise binder over my other binder. I am still happy finally feel like a person!

The shower wit the tubes out is priceless, my...

The shower wit the tubes out is priceless, my tummy is still weird and swollen, is it just me or does anyone else feel like their bb is higher? i go back to dr in a week he thinks swellin may go down guess i will drink plenty of water havent had soda in a week may as well keep it that way. Had to go to walmart needed too much stuff to ask my friend to go she came with me i drove the cart, uh yea! But hey soon ill be walkin them walmart aisles nothing really hurts besides tube holes and my back, it feels like someone needs to give me a bruce lee kick and crack it! im taking percocet at nite only and tylenol when needed during day. I plan to start driving this weekend not far but im on a mission to not be stuck to the bed! To all the future tt good luck it really is not that bad!

I drove today my son was buggin wanting to go to...

i drove today my son was buggin wanting to go to hastings...took lots of energy i did fine driving but im now exhausted!

Day 9 po back is killin me went and got pedi and...

day 9 po back is killin me went and got pedi and mani it was nice incision strips coming off starting to see incisions, doc said peroxide and triple ointment? any suggestions or any notes on when to be concerned?

Day 11 all is well back hurts by end of the day,...

Day 11 all is well back hurts by end of the day, stingly and pricly feelin on my lower stomach incision strips coming off im cleaning with peroxide and using triple ointment still swollen and binder too big hopefully friday he can give me a new one but if not its cool i have a compressor i bought. havent weighed in and wont until july. i have decided that lbs are only numbers i am ready to begin working out. thanks for the support

Day 12 its the best i felt since surgery! i have...

day 12 its the best i felt since surgery! i have went 24 hrs without percocet i am on tylenol 500 though. I went running errands with the kids, i over did it i am very swole hard to touch, sensitive and tingly i see ps friday im relaxin just put lasanga in oven so hopefully older two kids can handle getting it out. My summer classes start tomorrow i have a friend who is gonna drive us tomorrow. I am happy but will be glad when swellin leaves

2 week appt today ps said all is well I got a...

2 week appt today ps said all is well I got a smaller binder. i told him if feel like i look like shrek down there with all the swelling. he confirmed no seroma no fluid just swellin so i will be compressor's best friend i go back in two weeks this is surely a process

17 days po and feel good still swollen incision...

17 days po and feel good still swollen incision leaking a little feels sooo tight love the new smaller binder. peroxide and neosporin are my best friends.

19 days po; overall feel good back to work I know...

19 days po; overall feel good back to work I know that i am contributing to my swelling not going down but gotta mke the money. i am takin it easy and drinking water. Be glad when flat is flat!

Went to my dr appt was supposed to be Friday for...

Went to my dr appt was supposed to be Friday for my 4 weeks po but i had a lil something going on with my incision; i thought it was infected but he said it was a result of a stitches poking out he took off the skin and took out stitch. he thinks all is well said swelling is good since two weeks ago and that even though i have shrek and fiona i'd be suprised how good I look compared to some patients at my stage. I received another binder but still cant work out so walkin here i come!

5 weeks po in a couple of days and I am doing...

5 weeks po in a couple of days and I am doing great. I did my first real walk workout today and i do see why we are limited initially it was not easy. Still swollen but it is going down. i need to find me a GOOD binder im tired of the dr ones and dont like the thigh pull up on cause it is ruff but due to the lower swellin i think it is in my best interest to keep wearing it at least throughout the day; any suggestions for binders that are not ridiculously expensive?

I am starting to see the shape! my ps said i am...

i am starting to see the shape! my ps said i am still to wear a binder during the day and only can walk but ill take that. I have a slit in incision and if it dont close by next friday gotta go in. still aint weighed self wont until like september!

It has been a while since i posted, i lost my best...

it has been a while since i posted, i lost my best friend of 20 years unexpectedly the day i was released to work out...sigh...she was such a great support system but now i have an Angel. I started working out again today and OMG it is really a difference wit the flab gone but i am whooped. I took after pics and received them from the doc and will begin scar treatment this week. I asked to be his African American before and after pic online! YAY. less than two months before my fiance comes home on r and r i am sure he will enjoy the new body, actually i will make sure he do! wink wink!

I am ten weeks out and dont regret a thing!...

I am ten weeks out and dont regret a thing! sometimes my tummy feels weird, swells if I am doing too much or working out but i am so happy, new pics below!

Cant believe it has been three months, i am...

Cant believe it has been three months, i am excited very busy at this point in life but I am thankful for the support of this site.

3 1/2 months all is well, couple of sutures poppin...

3 1/2 months all is well, couple of sutures poppin out over all satisfied. SOme days i am very tight! I have no regrets!

It has been a quick five months i am so happy I...

It has been a quick five months i am so happy I did this it is a great adjustment to my body. i am workin on workin out and watchin what i eat! Good luck everyone!
Topeka Plastic Surgeon

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would like to know cost...looking at his work, i'd love to fly to Kansas from Houston
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you look great!!! im going to have my TT on May 18th 2012.....
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You look so good! Congrats im sure you are very happy!
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Wow girl, you look amazing. I am on day 19 post op today, I am experiencing some swelling these past few days especially at the end of the day. I was just wondering when should I expect to start seeing the final results?
How was your food intake intake after the surgery and even now. Did you follow a strict diet after the op or did you wait a while for the healing before starting a specific diet? I don't want to put on weight and I can not tell right now as I am still swollen from the lipo as well.
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you look fabulous!! your stomach is so flat! i cant wait for my stomach to be flat.... :-)

ladies, what is BM?
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Never mind.....I know now...lol
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Hey Chyck. First and foremost congrats on losing the weight! That deserves kudos in it's own right. I love your pics, u can see belly progress in all and your photos. The 5month one is jaw dropping! Congrats and your confidence exudes in your pics!! Go girl!! :D
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I agree. The pictures you posted are definitely motivating. I'm looking forward to my surgery and posing for a few of my own! Thanks for the details. I'm so excited to get my own TT.
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Wow... your story is so similar to mine. I also have 3 kids have no intentions of having any more. We're about the same weight and I also am happry with this. I however have been unable to get rid of my tummy and so I have decided to have surgery in 2 weeks. Started thinking..gosh am I doing the right thing and decided to research and came across this website and your blog. Yayyy, you have given me the confidence to go forward as your pics and success are amazing!!!! Thanks again for posting your pics as they are definietly motivating and I can't wait!!
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WOW you look so awesome! Those are some fantastic results! Good for you!
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Chyck,

You are one Hot Mama! I too am African American and I will have my TT on 10-07-11. I hope my tummy looks as good as yours
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Wow you look amazing darling :).
I just cant wait to get mine done.
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Looking hot girlie:)

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So sorry for the loss of your bestie.
Your tummy is looking great. Isnt it awesome to get to see your belly button when you look in the mirror?? I smile every time i see mine!
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You look fabulous! I love your attitude too! Hoping to feel as good about mine in August. Keep on posting those pics cause they are very motivating.
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Babee, when I tell you...YOU HAVE IT GOIN ON & CAN'T BE STOPPED! I wanna be like you when I grow up LOl
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Jesus Christ! Girl, you better have the doctor's number handy but for your boyfriend when he sees you in September... you look so hot he may have a heart attack out of the excitement! Have you sent him those pix in lengerie already? or you are just going to surprise him?
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lol thanks, no i have been sharing the progress with him! he is happy as am i he just keeps on reassuring that he loves me as is. Still swollen but yea i sent him pics!
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I wish I had discovered this site prior to Surgery which was 5-24-11. You look Awesome! I was an anxious wreak before surgery, now I cannot wait to throw these the compression garmets away!! lol

Many Blessings to you & Thanks for sharing your journey!
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Thank you and you are welcome
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Hope you are doing good at work and do tell... how many compliments have you gotten now that you are back with those gorgeous curves?
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lol thanks i have gotten many, work is exhausting but in due time! how are you:?
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Your looking Fab! Pre Op we were belly Twins, You give me Hope THANK YOU!
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thanks i feel good jus so swole and tight but im happy
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omg thanks we were tummy twins! it is well worth it, now that my tummy is gone i feel like my hips are extra wide and my jiggly thighs (which i have always had) are ugly! but it is mental and i will work them off! good luck let me know if u need anything.
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