Weekly tt pics ( march tummy tuck) w updates

I had my full tt with muscle tightning about four...

I had my full tt with muscle tightning about four hours ago. Yes there is some pain from 1 to 10 I give it a 4 ... i havent seen it but just by the look of my girdle I know its awesome. Sitting on a couch propped up with pillows is great with knees elevated, walking tires me out but necessarywoeth it!.

So its official the second day of my full tt ,...

So its official the second day of my full tt , everythings good pain from 1 to 10 is still a 4 , my back is what mostly hurts do to the way im standing (hunched over) but I can straighten up at least 75% slowly when I walk and that makes it feel better. I recommend walking every 2 hours for 5 minutes and while "laying" down do ankle rotations and flex to keep blood flowing, it also feels great! Putting up before pics today but wont be able to put up after pics till I can stand up straight... Trust me I tried today.. Ouch! Be back soon for more updates. And guys its totallyyyy worth it! :D

It is now day four post op and I have to say...

It is now day four post op and I have to say yesterday was the WORSE so far, but only because I had my first bowel movement and I will not lie I spent from 2 pm to 9pm in and out trying to poo with extreme pressure in my anal and vaginal regions the whole time. I SERIOUSLY recomment taking colace with one fulllll glass of water from day one ,ask ur docs because it will mean a lot when youve been on that toilet in pain for three hours. If you hold your tummy with both hands it will not hurt
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Feeling good, went out to eat today :) everything...

Feeling good, went out to eat today :) everything is fine except im still hunched over :( and im in swell hell.

BEFORE pic , i still havent seen my results for...

BEFORE pic , i still havent seen my results for after pics but i will post soon - 5 days post op as of today!

Im officialy 1 week post op.. I feel good except...

Im officialy 1 week post op.. I feel good except for the swell hell phase and not being able to stand up straight this is bothering me wayyyy more than anything! Its messing up my already messed up back smh. I had to start taking two tylenol every 8 hrs again for the pain in my back actualy not even my surgery.... :o any who, I have my first post op visit today... Im nervous yet I cant wait to see my results and hoping to god , take my drains out.... At least one :( this has been hard but hey what doesnt kill you only makes you stronger. ;)

Going for my post op doc visit today ( omg I...

Going for my post op doc visit today ( omg I almost sneezed) lol .. Anyway, I hope they take out my drains at keast one! Cant wait to see my stomach !!!

:( I have photos but im trying to upload them on...

:( I have photos but im trying to upload them on my android and for some reason when I click on add photo nothing happens , anyone know whats up?

Ok.... I just posted n.it didnt show up ...pfff......

Ok.... I just posted n.it didnt show up ...pfff... Here we go again. So today has been good, I did some dishes, washed.my veryy long hair sitting down ofcourse no real shower yet because of my other drain.. And am wearing "normal" clothes, tight gym pants and a cute lose blouse , I reccomend the black tight pants that fold over ur waist and instead of folding it let it go all the way up for extra support I hope u guys get that . Any who ive been lating down flat to stretch out my abs a lil and alleviate my back too. I recommend doing this after 1 week po or when YOU feel comfortable enough, I do this for five min three tines a day waking up, mid afternoon and before bed. Ive been doing it since yesterday and has made a big diff in my posture and flexibility. And no I didnt ask my ps I found the suggestion online and than modified it to my needs as should you. Im eating a lot of anti inflammatory foods and it has helped a lot also. Just look it up! Today im going to start drinking aloe v
vera juice which much like bromelin is supposed to ease inflammation a g reat deal, I chose aloe vera because it also detoxifies and gives you energy the bronelin thins blood a lil and I dont want to take a chance.

Post op day 9 dear diary lol. :P feeling good...

Post op day 9 dear diary lol. :P feeling good today everyday I feel more normal I can almosttt stand up straight I predict that by wensday ( second post op doc visit) Ill be standing up tall. The sweling is better taking bromelain 1000 mg once a day on an empty stomach . I wasnt going to because it also thins blood but at this point im desperate and so far no weird side effects, and im one of those ppl who feel the side effects of anything quickly. Im also drinking two ounces of aloe vera juice a day that also helps with inflammation and helps healing along. Cleaned up the house a bit on my own yayyy made th e bed and could reach a little higher too. I highly reccomend stretching excercises veryyyy gently

Ok... Today I woke up with my abs really sore like...

Ok... Today I woke up with my abs really sore like when you do a lottt of situps... :/ last night I swelled up up up like every other night hate it but f it . Its part of the process blah blah blah. I really need to start watching my salt in intake i know itll make a big difference in the amount of swelling I experience at night. Cant wait fir my ither drain to come out, it hurts a tiny bit from being there so long, thus wends!! :)

Pod 13..... Feelin good, able to take care of my...

Pod 13..... Feelin good, able to take care of my kids though I fo take breaks often just because I want to avoid over doing it. I cant wait to go back to the gym I miss it soooo much!.taking out my lastt drainage tube and thier changing my tape ( nervous) but im good . My hips are swollen due to the drains being there , where they took off one on week 1 is still swollen.. And the other one thier doing tomorrow is too so, I look wider than I am :/ but its all good I know its temporary. Cant wait to try sleeping in my bed tomorriw! I did take off my girdle last night to go to sleep , I slept better, breathed better, and woke up less sore and less stiff! Doing it afain tonight till I can find a good binder.

Yay! 2 weeks post op feelin great! love my results...

yay! 2 weeks post op feelin great! love my results and i love that its gonna get way better because im still in swell hell!! my body stayed curvy which i am thankful for but now my muscles are nice and tight and the saggy skin is GONE ! woohoo. I still cant try on clothes because i know im swollen especialy at the hips and im also realistic but i cant wait ill try my jeans at one month. even though i should wait until at least two to three but hey why not give that a try :D Today they took out my last drain and tape and got to see my scar which is also great i like the job Dr.Howard did on that thumbs up. Gonna start scar therapy in a week when my drainage sites are a lil more healed .

15 days post op. Feeling good excepy my actual...

15 days post op. Feeling good excepy my actual tummy doesnt feel good since last night, feels like indigestion... Ekkk... But my drains are out and I slept on my side and it felt good :P its also helping with the swelling on my hips ALOT I guess tge compresdion from side sleeping is doing that. My drainage sights are still a lil tender but of course there were tubes there what can you expect. I dont know what dog ears are but I dobt want them, but ill be honest if I do get them I rolly wont care too much

Pod 16... Been feeling sad, :( I feel this is...

Pod 16... Been feeling sad, :( I feel this is mostlt due to isolation and doing the same thing every day..... Like ..nothing. I used to get up get my kids ready, go to school than gym than pick up kids plus whatever errands in between. Now, I get up get my kids ready and sit around swollen and uncomfortablee and still slouching a lil which sucks , I really thought id be walking straight already WITH the arch to my back, but NO . Lets not mention sleeping I used to look forward to it and now its torture. :/ crap. I know this will pass, but dam it really is hard.

Ive been feeling nautious and my stomach has been...

Ive been feeling nautious and my stomach has been achey. I suspect the bromelain and the long use of extra strength tylenol might be causing it, today I stopped both and I pray to god that I wont start feeling like that again later on. :/ besides that my belly is healing very nice and the swelling usually occurs mostly after 7 pm, although I do wake up still 25 % swollen or so... Or maybe more and im totally underestimating . The swelling at my hips has also gone down every two days it seems different I wake up and I can stand a lil straighter my hips are less swollen my belly is flatter...so time is my ally right now :P.. Patience.

20 days po.... Feeling good still slouching a bit...

20 days po.... Feeling good still slouching a bit I cant wait to gain the flaxibility to my waist and back again, im still stiff but ive had energy and have been able to clean the house and have sex lol stiff sex where I cant move but hey , I dont think my husband cares lol ... All in all my stomach is healing nicely and every couple of days I have less swelling in the afternoons. I do get trapoed gas everyday that does suck . I think its due to the swelling .

Officialy 3 weeks. I love beibg able to sleep in...

Officialy 3 weeks. I love beibg able to sleep in my bed and on my sides, I cant wait till next week when I wont have to wear this girdle ! Yayyyy! Andddd when I can.also start the gym yessssss.... I hate being at home not able to work out I know I wont be able to go intense like before but at least some cardio at leastttt :P .

24 dpo... Feeling quite normal although I swell...

24 dpo... Feeling quite normal although I swell duh :P just finished mopping I haad to... It was quite the workout wow. Taking it as easy as possibke the rest of the day. Everything looks pretty good my scar changes everyday it gets better and my belly button is way better too . Waiting for the ok to workout because I cant live off 1400 calories a day :(

27 dpo :) feeling goooood , but I need to get back...

27 dpo :) feeling goooood , but I need to get back to low carbing it for a while if not I puff up blah! Walking straight and my curve to my back and butt has come back a lot more. Still stiff tho I do need to start stretching a lil bit nothing crazy since im still healing. All I want is gym , my bodys asking for excersice.

29 DPO. well ive been at my house doing nothing...

29 DPO. well ive been at my house doing nothing but taking care of the house watching gossip girl and taking care of the kids.... THIS is boring as all hell..... been eating alot out of sheer boredom and anxiety from being stuck here but havent gained because its all fibrous foods and fat free dairy and carbs no junk... thank god. Cant wait for May so i can start school again and return to my gym ( i had to freeze my account so im waiting till May to go back blahhh) but all in all im pretty good im sad because it looks like i have dog ears bad ones in my opinion i need to talk to my ps about this because they are noticible even under clothes :( i know its veryyyy common and very fixable so im not toooo worried, but besides that my results are super awesome scars looking good so far and i still have swelling all over mostly after a lot of activity and after 4pm or so... ive been reluctant to take long walks because of the miami sun ( i stay away from the sun like hell even before surgery its like food for wrinkles and im only 28 but ive always thought that) well just waiting around to wear normal clothes lol so yea not much to report except routine healing. Ill update again on week five with new pics :)

29 DPO. well ive been at my house doing nothing...

29 DPO. well ive been at my house doing nothing but taking care of the house watching gossip girl and taking care of the kids.... THIS is boring as all hell..... been eating alot out of sheer boredom and anxiety from being stuck here but havent gained because its all fibrous foods and fat free dairy and carbs no junk... thank god. Cant wait for May so i can start school again and return to my gym ( i had to freeze my account so im waiting till May to go back blahhh) but all in all im pretty good im sad because it looks like i have dog ears bad ones in my opinion i need to talk to my ps about this because they are noticible even under clothes :( i know its veryyyy common and very fixable so im not toooo worried, but besides that my results are super awesome scars looking good so far and i still have swelling all over mostly after a lot of activity and after 4pm or so... ive been reluctant to take long walks because of the miami sun ( i stay away from the sun like hell even before surgery its like food for wrinkles and im only 28 but ive always thought that) well just waiting around to wear normal clothes lol so yea not much to report except routine healing. Ill update again on week five with new pics :)

5 weeks post op, feeling good nothing hurts...

5 weeks post op, feeling good nothing hurts besides my back but that has nothing to do with the TT, results are looking awesome except that i have dog ears which is ok because it happens and my doc will fix it laer on when im fully healed with no swelling. I started wearing one of those abdominal belt things to put some pressure around my tummy to help the swelling its been helping a lot, i dont wear it 24 hrs a day maybe two hrs at the most or whe i need it really. started up the gym on monday doing the elliptical machine for 30 minutes, im not gonna lie doc says to NOT do excersise yet but i have fat thighs n squishy arms and laying around is making it worse :( honestly i take it easy at the gym and cardio is all im actually doing no arm work r anything i want to make sure i barely engage my abs. I have been swelling though i feel its def my diet ive been eating crap lol but im back on the horse today :)

6 weeks post op today :). I can finaly wear jeans...

6 weeks post op today :). I can finaly wear jeans again I actualy went down a size but I also work out and eat right ( except this weekend lol but hey. When I do eat. A lot of junk I do get swollen and that with a lot of food in your stomach is no bueno. I did discuss the dog ears w my ps and he sayed they'd get fixed later on for now he was just concerned w seeing me fully heal and take care of my results so I'm not too worried about them but they do drive me crazy. There's also tiny parts of my scar that are turning white which I was surprised by yay.. Even tho I know its gona take a long time for the whole thing to fade but hey . So far I'm very happy.
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