6 Days MM Post O! - Massachusetts

I am feeling better and becoming more independent...

I am feeling better and becoming more independent since yesterday. I am a 34 year old mother of 3 my baby is 5 and I had preclampsia and major weight gain with each pregnancy 70-90 lbs. I have been wanting to get the makeover for a least 3 years but felt that i needed to be as close as possible to my goal weight of 150 but it just didn't happen, i work out at least 3x a week and am fairly muscular. I am happy with my body shape and weight 160, still on the high in a size 8. I hated the sagging boobs and stretched out abdomen. I had my first son at 21 and feel like i just been taking care of kids and pregnancies ever since. I also had 2 miscarriages. I feel very accomplished in my life at this age but didn't like what he mirror reflected once naked. My surgery was on june 19th, today is my 6th day and the first 3 were very hard. I stayed overnight and fainted as I was being released and was being taken to the car. I was pretty scared, i have had great support from the Dr. and family also from my two close friends.

I came home wed after they were able to stabilize my pressure and to be honest there has been no pain, is just the fear of the unknown and am also kind of a chicken when it comes to stiches and medical stuff. Wed, Th, and Fr were rough to get by, I needed a lot of help getting up and sitting/laying down. Friday I had my drains taken out it was scary to see me the way I looked all stitched up, i passed out at the Dr. office, I must admit i felt no pain at all my Dr. was great, I don't remember much of what I saw!! But I had a vague image of seeing my belly and not being what i expected it to be..... so yesterday (sunday) I took a shower first time my sister who is my support and conveniently a nurse helped me, i was very nervous and anxious of seeing myself and again i was disappointed, my stomach does not look tight the way i expected and is very swollen, i want to stay positive and think this is normal, my boobs look uneven, i had a lift through the nipple and don't like what i see, however my PS warned me about it and he said the nipple situation will take like 3 months to look better. So now I have my garment on, and feel very good and also scared when it comes to showering and looking at it. I am think am anxious and was not expecting the recovery to be so hard. Hopefully this is helpful, and those of you that have experienced this before can help me.

10 Days Post Op! Things are looking better. A...

10 Days Post Op!
Things are looking better. A lot better... I saw my Dr and yes the swelling is normal and is starting to look more even. I think all of who seek into this venture must be prepared for what we see and is not pretty at all!!! However I now understand is a process, I have some pictures in my phone I will see about uploading them later.. I feel better and my tummy is progressing slowly and looking good. There is still lots of swelling below the belly button, but i was re assured by my Dr. that I will be tight ( i was kind of flat prior to surgery just loose) flatter, and happy. I have felt no pain at all, however is hard to regain your mobility and independence. The stitches from my areola were removed tuesday, I still dislike the look. I have areolar lift and the nipple does look weird and not pretty, plus you have almost like folds on the breast tissue surrounding you nipple, however the Dr. did warn me about it prior to surgery and said i will flatten out with time. I have to say is been harder than giving birth (lol) but I really feel my surgeon is someone I can trust and he just gives me the positive vibes..... So I will keep you updated. Thank you for your comments and support!!!
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