On the Road to Becoming Flawless - Milwaukee, WI

Well here is my story...I am 29 and I have 6...

Well here is my story...I am 29 and I have 6 children and out of the 6 children I have a set of twins.I've been wanting a tummy tuck since I had the twins,Which was almost 3 years ago. I won't blame it all on the twins but they definitely did a number on my stomach.

I have a small support system and reason being I did not let alot of people know that I have made the decision to have this surgery because people can be very judgemental. I am not nervous at all. I am super excited and so ready to be on the road to recovery! I would like to be more confident in my body and look better in my clothes! This is also an early birthday present for me!

Today I paid my PS his fee of $4600.00 and last...

Today I paid my PS his fee of $4600.00 and last Friday I had paid my Hospital fee of $1650.00. The last fee I will have to pay is the anesthesia fee of 937.50 later this week. That is the total break down of the surgery fee. I feel like a little kid in a candy store, very anxious and excited!!! I am so ready!!! I haven't started to get my post op items yet. My plan is to do later on in the week or this weekend..Along with making sure my house is in tip top shape. If anyone have any suggestions please feel to share them with me..

I am relieved that I will finally have my new body...

I am relieved that I will finally have my new body in about 2 weeks. Everything is all paid off!! Thank you Jesus!! I am still very excited and ready to the be on the road to recovery!!I am very thankful to those who will be helping me! I feel real blessed right now and I feel like this will be my year!! I also went to see my PS on Wednesday to check on my breast due to me having a BR in Dec.2011. He said how nice my scars was healing and my results was looking great! He also went over what to expect for my TT and answering any questions I had...I just my love my PS. He very nice and information!! So is his staff! Well I hope all goes well because I have a 30th birthday party planned in April for myself!! I am very happy about because I have not had a b day party since I was a little child. But enough about that!! I will be touch!!

Well I have 5 more days until my BIG DAY!!!! I am...

Well I have 5 more days until my BIG DAY!!!! I am SO EXCITED!!!! AND SO READY!!! My surgery is all I think about all day everyday!!! lol I Know I sound crazy but I am ready to get rid of this keg/muffin top..lbvs I plan on posting before and after pictures later..But first I have to build up the courage.. I never let anyone see my stomach!!

I am not sure what happened to the date on the...

I am not sure what happened to the date on the last post but it should had said Feb. 24th cause it was like 1 something in the morning.. But any who Today is Feb. 25th and I now have 4 more days until my BIG DAY!! I will be getting my house ready and stocking up on food...And there are a few things I will need for my post op surgery needs. Tuesday I have a hair appt. gotta stay looking some what fabulous while I am healing lol

Well I have 3 more days!!! I am so excited!! Now I...

Well I have 3 more days!!! I am so excited!! Now I can feel the pressure of getting things in order. I went grocery shopping this weekend to stock up on food and getting me some healthy goodies to eat while I am healing. I also have been doing some cleaning. I got a little bit more cleaning to do later then I will be done with that. Tuesday I have a hair appointment. Now all I need is a few pairs of jogging pants and pillows. Which I will be getting today. My plan for Wednesday is maybe do my girls hair then rest for the rest of the day ...

Well I got my pillows and jogging pants so that is...

Well I got my pillows and jogging pants so that is out the way.. Later this morning since it is like mid nite now I have a hair appointment around 9:00am. I did not get a chance to finish my cleaning since I had alot to do. So later today I will get it done!! Then I will do the girls hair and then get some rest for my "BIG DAY". And by the way I have 2 MORE DAYS!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

Well it is official this my last day before having...

Well it is official this my last day before having surgery tomorrow morning!!!!! The nurses called from the hospital yesterday with the info. I needed to know for my BIG day!! I am not nervous yet but I am getting very anxious.... I don't plan to do much today but just rest and do my girls hair... I am pretty much done with all my cleaning..I just have to do some vacuuming later on today. I will continue to keep you all updated!!!

OMG!!! My time has arrived!!! I feel so emotional...

OMG!!! My time has arrived!!! I feel so emotional like I want to cry and scream with joy at the same time!!! I have been dealing with this belly for like 14 yrs now!!! I will just be relieved when it's gone!! I have been ashamed to be naked for years and not feeling sexy..But I am hoping for the best outcome today and I have a lot of faith in my PS. So with that being said I will be heading to the hospital @ 5:30am and then @ 7:30 am I will be on the road to becoming Flawless and sexyyyyyy!!!! **HUGS*** & ** KISSES**

Well I know I haven't updated in a while..... I...

Well I know I haven't updated in a while..... I just have been resting!!! I had my surgery March 1@ 7:30am. I had to be there at 5:30 am. I arrived there on time but the guy whom checking in patient was moving a little slow so I believe it was almost 6am before I got put into my room.. Once I get my things started to go a little like clockwork. Then around 7 am I got wheeled back to the holding area . At that I met the nurse whom was gone be with me in surgery. Shortly after that I meet with my Ps he did his drawings. Then the anesthesiologist came in introduce himself and he was the one who started my I.V and gave me what they call "Happy Juice" in my I.V lol.... And maybe 5 or 10 minutes before 7:30am I was wheeled back to the OR . Then all remember is waking up in recovery. I was not sore but I did feel different and I look down and things appeared to be flatter then when I came lol The staff at the hospital was very nice and helpful... They made sure I had everything I needed and made sure I was comfortable!! I believe I left the hospital around 1pm and came home went back to bed. That's pretty much how my Thursday went!! So I can despite then pain my surgery was a success!! Thank you all for the support and prayers...

Well today I post op appointment @ 10:15 am. I...

Well today I post op appointment @ 10:15 am. I guess what I got both drains remove today!!!!! I am so glad they where always in the way and they was driving me crazyyy!!! Other than the drains I am doing much better still walking like a little old woman.. lol can someone tell me at what point will I be able to stand up straight??

I am pretty good still!! I have been resting and...

I am pretty good still!! I have been resting and relaxing a lot still... Last night I notice I have a rash on my right side of my stomach.. I am thinking that it is the binder but am not 100% sure..I have not changed anything like my soap,lotion,or laundry detergent... I don't know so my boo went to get me some cortisone cream.. Let's see what happens... Plus I will leave a message for my Dr.

Well let's see.... I am doing fine. I got to go...

Well let's see.... I am doing fine. I got to go outside today with my little ones and went for ice cream. That was really nice along with the weather. Plus My four year old kept asking me yesterday can we go somewhere and I was like maybe tomorrow cause Mommy is not feeling to well... and she was like well can you walk and i said yes.Then asked me well can you drive and I said yeah but I don't feel well. So she said well let's go somewhere..I just laughed an told her again that I don't feel good and I promise to take her outside to play tomorrow.Which was today! So that's what we did minus me lol By the time we came back with the ice cream I was swollen lol So I had to ask one of my older boys to take them outside for me. So with that being said I can't wait for the swelling to go away...So I can enjoy my little ones again!! I finally can walk standing up straight but when I swell up I become hunched up again lol That sucks!! lol I go back to see my PS on the 21st. He will be removing my tape off my scar so I will be able to see how that looks soon..His assistant said I can bring along my new spanx so he can see it and that I probably will be able to wear that instead of this bulky binder... So I will have to go find one soon. But I will definitely be glad to not have to wear any of this stuff. I was wearing all this kind of stuff to hide the old belly. I am so ready to show off the new me. I just love my results even though I am swollen..lol And I still have to wear a tank top under my binder just so I won't breakout in a rash again. Well that's the only update I have for now!!

Well today I am 2 weeks post op!!! I feel pretty...

Well today I am 2 weeks post op!!! I feel pretty good.. I have been of my pain since I was 5 days post op. I still have some swelling but I believe each week it gets better. I got both drain removed at my first post op appointment and that was March 7...And what a relief that was because they end up being nuisance to me! I am just starting to walk standing up straight this week also but when I swell I do become hunched over a little bit. But otherwise everything is good!! Happy Healing everyone!!!

I am 3 weeks today!!! I had a post op appointment...

I am 3 weeks today!!! I had a post op appointment Wednesday. My Ps took derma bond tape off of my scar. I longer have wear that bulky binder!!!! I was told to get a spanx girdle and wear that daily for about 3 more weeks. I have to take some pic of scar and tummy. Not to much has changed because their still is some swelling which is to be expected...I have been trying old clothes and new clothes and I am lovin my new look!!! I order a new sexy dress for my birthday party!! I am so ready to show of my new body.. I will be looking into to some gym memberships so I can start exercising and toning up when my 6 weeks is up!! Happy Healing to everyone!! Remember to take one day at a time!!

It is like 3 am in the morning!! I can't believe I...

It is like 3 am in the morning!! I can't believe I am still woke!! lol I figured I would go ahead an do an update before I go to bed... I am 4 weeks and 1 day post op as of now!! Yea!! Time is flying by for me a little bit ...I am not in any pain and have not been since I was 5 days post op. Nor have I been taking any pain meds since then.. I still have a quite a bit of swelling still! But this week I have been experiencing what I believe as some you ladies call it "Swell Hell" . I have not been letting it bother me much but I do hope it goes down by next weekend lol I am having a birthday party then.... I have been doing the massages and Vitamin E oil on my scar & tummy so lets see how things go with that....I am liking how things are looking as far as my tummy and scar! The scabs have been peeling off as I do the treatment everyday so don't be alarmed when you look at my pics!! lol Other than the swelling everything is going well.. I still do my motherly duties but I do try to take it easy still because I still kind of find my self being tired quite a bit but that is improving! I am posting pics that you been waiting for me to do..lol It is just hard for me to do it myself but I did it the best I could so you all can see them good.. For me it's a big improvement but I hope I can improve my results more with exercise when I can start doing them..And of course it may also start to improve when this swelling goes down as well!!! I am not as lucky as some of you ladies whom I see be flat and can't even tell they swollen right away... I know we all are different and there are other factors involved so in the mean time all I can do is wait .. Patience is a Virtue!! Happy Healing Ladies!!
Milwaukee Plastic Surgeon

I would like to say first of all I love him. He is very nice and caring. He takes the time to make sure he has answered all your questions and that you feel comfortable. He also does his best make sure you satisfied!!! I also like that he called me later on that evening to check on me and gave me more info on my do's and don't's. If I ever needed any other surgeries done I go back in a heart beat and I definitely would recommend to anyone I know whom was or is seeking cosmetic/reconstructive surgery!!

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Hey girl what are you waiting on to put up some new pictures? Don't say you have a fat face because you don't. All of us wants to see how your healing is coming along.
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I hope all is well with you! you look really great!!:)
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Hey Happyme!!
Thanks for checking in on me...I am ok I just been alittle busy. How r you??
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Hey honey, you are looking really good lady. After reading your post and comments it appears that you have been going through exacty what ive been dealing with also. We will be fine although and it took me a while to start feeling this way. Sometimes I still get really discouraged with all the swelling. I too am just ready for the full and final results. It is deinitely true that we all heal differently cause a girlfriend of mine had her TT done last year and she did not have any o the swelling issues I seem to be dealing with. We just have to continue to stay encouraged and patient. talk to you soon
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Hey Treacy!
I am glad to hear from you!!! I was wondering how you
was doing...I have been trying to not pay attention to the swelling which can be hard to do
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You look great!
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Hey there! You look great! How are you feeling now that you are over a month post op?
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Thank you!!! I feeling pretty good I still have the swelling going on other than I am great!!
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Neene, I called you back several times and no answer. Anyway your healing nicely. I'm having the same swell hell problem just like you. I hope it goes down soon. Anyway call or text me.
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I am so sorry I have been busy plus we talked yesterday so you know all about it... But I will keep in touch more often!!
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You look good!!!   That darn swelling will take a while to go away so be patient.  You are going to be tired for a few weeks so just rest when needed.  Soon you will be back to your old self and feeling wonderful:)

Hugs

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Thanks Kimmers!! I will definitely be glad when this is over.. So I can really get back to normal!!! I hope all is well with you I haven't seen you in awhile!!! Hugs**
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Oh I am here girl!!  Hang on tight because time goes by quickly and soon you will be all healed up.   Are you getting ready for summer??

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Hey Kimmers!!!
I am trying to hang in there but this swelling driving me crazy! Lol It's not the swell hell it is flat when I get up but by the mid day and night I be swollen lol You know I haven't even thought to much about o guess I been to focused on my healing process
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The swelling is the worst part!!  I do now how frustrating this is but you can do it!!  This will not beat you.  You got is girl so hang in there and focus on the summer ahead.

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Hey Kimmers!!
I am experiencing the same swelling issue you had...Where I wake flat but after maybe an 1hr or 2hr I swell up..Which is kind discouraging because I look pregnant then :( Help!!! I need your advice and encouragement!!!
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I am sorry Hun:(   What you need to do is ride this out.  When you swell the best thing you can do is kick those feet up if you can and use cold packs.  It does help in some of the discomfort.  Your body will heal at it's own pace and mine was slow as a turtle.  Unfortunately we can't rush the healing process.  Also make sure to watch your sodium intake and processed foods.  They will not help this situation one bit.  And are you drinking enough water?  

 

Keep your chin up and know that this shall pass and life will get back to normal.  Try to focus ahead to the end result.  I know you will get there but it will just take some time.  You can do this girlie!   

Also make sure to wear comfortable clothing.  Anything tight in the middle is horrible when you swell.

I am sending lots of hugs your way my friend:)

xoxox

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Hey Kimmers..
I know I can't rush it but I remember reading about your healing process and you went thru the same thing. I guess it just discourages me and make me think am I ever going to be flat.....Anywho thanks for the hugs I really needed them. Also I have been drinking tons of water and I heard to watch out my sodium intake so I been trying my best with that. I can tell I went down in weight cause my clothes are loose now lol Matter of fact all them... Lol so comfy clothes is not a problem...
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Hang in there darlin:(  I did go through the exact same thing and can tell you it gets better each month for the first year.

We are here for you!

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Thank you Kimmers!!! I know I can count on you for advice!!! You are such a doll!!!
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Ahhh thank you:)  I am here for you girl:)

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Your tummy is looking pretty awesome. The scar is really nice and thing. You should be extremely happy with your results. Congrats on hitting the 4 week mark.
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Thank you Kay!!!
Your tummy looks great too!! I hope all is going well with your healing!!! Stay in touch!!
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Nenee- Hun you are just in swell hell, I swear this week was the worst for it, but I am hoping that means it is going to get better now, you look super, you can tell in your clothes how super you look, it is a long slow wait that is for sure, I want you to focus on feeling good for you party next weekend, you deserve it!!!
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Hey Be!!!
Thank you so much!! I hope the swelling does get better... It seems to be getting a little better though!! Yes I am loving trying and wearing old and new clothes!! I also bought new undies to when my Dr. took off my bandage on my scar!! :) I will try my best to focus on my party which I have no choice I have to finish getting the Decor and food within the next few days!!! Stay in touch Hun!!! I hope things is starting to look up for you to hun!!! You still look great despite your challenges you been faced with..
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