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Hello everyone I am a 28 year old mother of two...
- 16 Oct 2012
- 1 month pre
Hello everyone I am a 28 year old mother of two children (10,4). I am currently 5'7, 209lbs. After the birth of my first daughter I quickly lost my baby weight and was 185lbs, however after the 2nd birth I gained weight and never quite lost it all again.
Over the past few years my weight has been like a yoyo, it's never been hard for me to lose weight-Keeping it off is the issue, lol. No matter how much weight I lose, my tummy never budges. Getting a tummy tuck has always been a dream of mine, but I could never afford it. I recently got promoted with a significant increase in salary so I thought what better way to treat myself than with a tummy tuck!! I am so excited/nervous/anxious. I dream, think and eat about my surgery! Lol. I have found a lot of confidence and most of my questions have been answered on this website, so I decided to start my own journey. My PS did tell me I needed to lose about 20lbs before my surgery, and as of yesterday I was down 11lbs so I am confident that I’ll lose the other 9lbs by Nov 16th. I will definitely post some pre-surgery pics as the weeks progress, and then some after my surgery.
So I weighed myself this morning and I was 207lbs!...
- 18 Oct 2012
- 29 days pre
Today I go in for my pre-op photos and to get any...
- 30 Oct 2012
- 17 days pre
I can't believe that my surgery date is 10 days...
- 6 Nov 2012
- 10 days pre
So I have finally got all my prescriptions filled,...
- 12 Nov 2012
- 4 days pre
Ok so at this point I'm slowly watching the clock,...
- 15 Nov 2012
- 1 day pre
Ok so i just typed an entire msg and hit something...
- 18 Nov 2012
- 2 days post
So today has been good, I havent had any pain meds...
- 19 Nov 2012
- 3 days post
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I found out about Dr.Aldea through a good friend of mine that had a tt performed on her. I also had another friend that recommended a PS but when I called his office I didnt get that "warm and fuzzy feeling". I called Dr.A's office and left a message and his wife Dr.E called me back immediately. At first she said they didn’t have any appointments until the mid-October, but she called me back later that day stating someone had cancelled so I was able to go the following week :) I went in for my consultation on September 12, 201 and was super nervous. The front receptionist was very warm and friendly. Within about 15 min Dr.Aldea greeted me and we went into a consultation room. This surprised me because I expected to go get undressed and "get down to business" regarding what procedure I wanted done. lol. In the consultation room Dr.A, asked me first what I knew about a tt. He said he doesn’t like performing surgery on people that are uneducated about the procedure itself. He then asked me about my family, and what my spouse thought about me having the surgery. Before I knew it I felt like I was talking to an old friend. He noticed I had a notebook and asked what questions I had and he answered each and every one of them. I didn’t feel rushed or pressured. I then went into another room to get undressed where Dr.E joined us and we pointed out my areas of concern. I have never felt so comfortable being undressed at a doctor's office in my life. We were talking so much that I forgot about the fact I was only in my undergarments! lol. I could tell that both Dr.A and Dr.E really care about their patients and didn’t pressure me to go with their group or try to “sale me” on what I did not want. At that point I knew Dr.A was the perfect surgeon for me. I actually booked my surgery that day! I have an appointment on tomorrow to check my weight loss so I'll update more then :) Please free to give me any advice/words of wisdom on what to expect over the next 4 weeks to come prior to my surgery. I am so nervous.
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