Day 18

Hello to all of you beautiful and wonderful people...

Hello to all of you beautiful and wonderful people. I am a 29 year old mother of 2 beautiful and amazing daughters. My oldest daughter is 6 and my baby is 4. I will be having my final doctors visit 2/20/13 for my pre-op and my TT is scheduled for March 1, 2013. I am so freakin nervous, happy, excited, scared, restless, and impatient all at the same time. Is it just me? I have been wanting this procedure for a long time and now that it is getting closer to the date I haven't been able to sleep at night. I have all kinds of thoughts in my head and honestly I feel like I am going crazy. I hope that I am not being selfish in doing this for myself but I am so depressed with this bulging stomach. I had always been a very athletic person in my teens and early adulthood. I had my first child and gained a lot of weight and after delivery I went back down to my normal size. Then I got pregnant again only 8 short months later and had a miscarriage. Then a year later I got pregnant again with my 4 year old. Weight hung around. No matter how I worked out or ate it just stayed. I had my consult and here I am. Please let me know how you guys deal with the stress of this procedure. Thanks and good luck to all.

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Welcome to the tummy tuckers!

You are not selfish at all and should so this for yourself.  Go for it be proud and hold your head up high.

 

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I have photos but I cant seem to load them for...

I have photos but I cant seem to load them for some reason. Can someone help please.

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Pre-Op is today!!! I will update you ladies later...

Pre-Op is today!!! I will update you ladies later and post my horrible before pics. I have have some questions but if you ladies and gents have thoughts on some things I should ask please let me know ASAP. Thanks in advance.

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Here are some Pics. Please don't be mean.

Here are some Pics. Please don't be mean.

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Hi!! I'm going in March 1 too!! I think what your feeling is so normal, I felt the same way but then when I came on here everyone has the same feelings and it has been so much easier for me and has calmed alot of my nerves. Girl you are going to look great and feel great! My surgery is at 7 am in the morning so well have to keep up with each other and see how we are doing.
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Thank you so much and I will keep in touch. Good luck!!!
Thank you so much. It feels great to have support.

Hello ladies!!! I have exactly one week until I...

Hello ladies!!! I have exactly one week until I join the flat side. I will be having a TT with lipo of the flanks and axilla. I am so ready to wear a cute shirt. I have missed shopping so much. My Pre-Op appointment went great. I was a nervous wreck before I got there and after talking with my PS I am just excited and ready! The second he came into the room and smiled at me all of my concerns went away. His presence is so confident and that means a lot to me. The staff was amazing and I just enjoyed the visit. I had the option to stay over after surgery but I decided that I am going to go home. I have read a lot of blogs and I havn't saw one yet saying the husband disagrees with the procedure. Well maybe I am the first....my husband does not agree with me doing this. He says that I am fine just the way I am and spending all this money is unnecessary. Well I told him oh well. This will happen, I never do things for myself. I always put my husband and my kids first and now I feel like being selfish. I want to do something that is truly gonna make me happy. I miss feeling sexy. I miss turnning heads lol. I just hope and pray that all goes well and that my husband will see why this is so important to me. Good luck to all of you beautiful, strong, fearless, ladies and as so many have said before us.....see ya on the flat side.

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hey i know how you feel i been hating my body for a long time now but don't worry you will do great i want to follow your progress keep us updated
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Thanks and I will keep you updated.
Hi, Im going in March 7 and I am very excited as well. I can hardly sleep at night!LOL We have very similar shapes do you mind telling me your height and weight. Good luck and I'll be watching your progress. I am going to put up my before pictures this coming weekend
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In the morning is my big day!!! I have to be at my...

In the morning is my big day!!! I have to be at my PS office at 7:15 in the morning. I am so scared nervous and anxious. I pray that all goes well and I wake up happy and pleased with the work done. Please keep me in your prayers and I will update you as soon as I am able.

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Good Luck! You will do just fine. Can't wait to see you afterwards!
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i will be keeping you in my prayers. im looking forward to your update.
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Sending prayers and Hugs your way!! Good luck, and keep us posted :) Happy Healing!!
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Hi ladies. I am on the flat side. I had my surgery...

Hi ladies. I am on the flat side. I had my surgery yesterday and last night was horrible. I am a little better today. When I get some energy I will post some pics.

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Thank you all for your kind words.
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Congrats and welcome to the flat side! It does get better each day. I'm on day 5 now, pain is more soreness and stiffness than actual pain. Hang in there, happy healing!
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My surgery was Monday 2/25 and the first two days were definitely the most painful. It gets better overall each day. I still have painful moments like after I wake up after a long sleep, but for the most part day 3 things got better overall. Good luck!
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I did a lot of walking around today. My incision...

I did a lot of walking around today. My incision is higher than i expected and i am so swollen. Hope it looks better after the swelling goes down. I also have some staples. Not a lot but enough to notice. Hope everyone is doing well. I just took another shower and that makes me very tired. So i will try to post some pics even though they are not cute.

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I did a lot of walking around today. My incision...

I did a lot of walking around today. My incision is higher than i expected and i am so swollen. Hope it looks better after the swelling goes down. I also have some staples. Not a lot but enough to notice. Hope everyone is doing well. I just took another shower and that makes me very tired. So i will try to post some pics even though they are not cute.

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Wow!!! You do look awesome!! I hope mine turns out as well as yours!! It doesn't even look swollen in the pic. Congrats!
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Wow! U look awesome, so tiny! :) Oh I can't wait to shower!!! I have my first post-op appt tomorrow (7 days tomorrow) so hoping he will give me the go ahead coz I feel so gross :p Happy healing!
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Today is po day 5. I did a lot yesterday. I walked...

Today is po day 5. I did a lot yesterday. I walked around the house. I sorted out laundry took my shower and even unbraided my daughters hair. Needless to say I paid for it last night. I hurt all night and the meds were not working. My incision hurt real bad for the first time. I have slowed down today. I have been scared to even get up. I have to shower and use the rest room but thats all I plan on doing today. I have not had a BM yet and thats a concern. I need some encouraging words sent my way and some ideas please. This site has keep me from going crazy. Good luck to all you beautiful women. Im ready for some good days :) have a great day.

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I don't have any ideas bc I haven't had my surgery yet but you look AWESOME!!! Your PS did an amazing job!! If you don't mind me asking how tall are you and do you know how much you weighed the day if surgery? I'm trying to find people my height and weight just to get an idea if my tummy could possibly turn out that nice! : )
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Yea I would like to know also. We look the same
I am 5'7 and 174 pounds. Good luck and thanks for the positive comments.

Ok ladies a little help here. I am so swollen I...

Ok ladies a little help here. I am so swollen I feel like im going to explode. I have been avoiding salt but I still swell. My surgery was on the 1st and I think this is the worse swell hell day so far. All suggestions are welcome.

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Day 11 Overall I am a lot better. I am still very...

Day 11
Overall I am a lot better. I am still very very swollen but i feel good. I have not had.any of my pain meds since day four or five. On day five i cleaned my house and mopped my house. I took several shorts breaks but i was able to do it. Today i went to the doc and i had my staples taken out. My drain is still in... bummer..One more week I hope. Any who here are a few new pics and i hope you all are doing well.

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You're looking great!
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Hello ladies. Today is PO 18 and I am back at work...

Hello ladies. Today is PO 18 and I am back at work. I feel great. I still have my drain in and I'm wearing this bulky binder but I'm doing ok. I have my second doctors visit today and I finally get to have my drain removed. I am excited. I will post pics as soon as I get home. Thank you for listening...

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How are you hiding your drains??? I want to prepare myself just in case I need to return to work with drains
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More surgery!!!

On 8/30/13 I went in to have a little more lipo of the abdomen and a dog ear removed. My PS did this all free of charge. I had to pay a little in facility fees but it was hardly anything. He gave me additional lipo of my abdomen and he injected something in my belly button and scare to help the overall appearance of my scars. I did get put back to sleep but the recovery form this is nothing. I am a little sore in some places but not bad at all. I will post pics asap.

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New Pics!!!

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Hi, I am considering getting my tummy tuck next summer. Who was your doctor?
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you look amazing! how long did it take for the swelling to go down? did you work out, if so when did you start and what did you do.
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