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4 1/2 weeks post op - New pics & feeling AWESOME! Minneapolis, MN
After having my first baby at 30 I knew I would...
- 25 Sep 2011
- 17 days pre
after having my first baby at 30 I knew I would need to have a tummy tuck to look normal again. I had my second baby in 6/2011. I gained around 50 pounds each pregnancy and normally weigh 140. With my 2nd pregnancy I had really bad ab separateion and developed an umbilical hernia. My stomach is super gross. My belly button sticks out really far from the hernia and my skin is very wrinkly and loose. I can't wait to look normal again.
9/27/11 - I am getting very nervous yet very...
- 27 Sep 2011
- 16 days pre
Until my surgery, shapewear is my best friend!
1 more week until my surgery! I am feeling less...
- 6 Oct 2011
- 7 days pre
I did it! my tummy tuck was yesterday. So far it's...
- 14 Oct 2011
- 1 day post
I am very sore and everyonce in a while I get a sharp pain that takes my breath away. I plan on resting up today some more. I can't wait until these drains come out so I can see my new stomach. I can already notice it is flatter even with my compression binder on.
Well, I knew I would be in pain after surgery, but...
- 15 Oct 2011
- 2 days post
3 days post op - today I am feeling so much better...
- 16 Oct 2011
- 3 days post
Good morning! I am now 5 days post op and feeling...
- 18 Oct 2011
- 5 days post
I just saw my doctor again because I think I...
- 18 Oct 2011
- 5 days post
Getting the drains out felt super weird. Glad that is over! I'm putting new pics up :)
6 days post op - I am feeling better than...
- 19 Oct 2011
- 6 days post
I have to run in to work for about an hour or so tomorrow - I would like to wear sweatpants, but I'm afraid it would be frowned upon. How soon has anybody worn jeans after surgery?
Another question for you all - My doctor said I could wear a compression garment such as spanx instead of what they gave me... what do you prefer to wear?
Today I went to work for 4 hours, then went to the...
- 20 Oct 2011
- 7 days post
Good morning all! I am feeling super good. my abs...
- 24 Oct 2011
- 11 days post
If anybody is about to get a tummy tuck I highly recommend getting your hoo hoo waxed before hand. My hair is growing back in under the steri strips and it itches like crazy!!!
I still haven't worn jeans. I am going stir crazy at home. I am working from home today and planned to work at home until Wed, but I think I am going to go into the office tomorrow because I need to get out and see people :) I bought a few sweater dresses with tights/leggings so I don't have to wear pants to work. It probably isn't that bad. Maybe I will try to wear jeans on Friday.
I go back to the doctor on Thursday to get my stitches out. I think I'll ask about wearing jeans and spanx. this compression garment sucks! I hate wearing it - especially at night. It is hard to sleep with it. I hardly have any swelling so I hope I can stop wearing it at night sooner than 3 weeks po.
I'll post new pics after I get my stitches out :)
Yesterday I had my 2 week post op appt. They took...
- 28 Oct 2011
- 15 days post
This morning I tried on jeans for the first time - it's not so bad. However, I did realize I must be more swollen than I feel because they aren't as loose as I expected they would be. So far, I don't have on the binder either - just a compression tank top. The only difference I notice is that my abs are a lot more sore without it. I am posting my 2 week post op picture - my belly button still has a lot of scabs in it so it isn't that pretty yet.
I have been feeling great. I love my new tummy and...
- 6 Nov 2011
- 24 days post
Wow, I am feeling and looking great. I am so happy...
- 14 Nov 2011
- 1 month post
I am posting a picture of me in a bikini!!!! something I never thought I could ever wear again - I don't even know why I kept my bikinis!
My Doctor: Joe Gryskiewicz, MD
Dr. Joe is so great. He worked with me to discuss what I was looking to achieve and let me use my hernia surgeon instead of using the one he usually works with. He also was very patient and took the time to answer all of my questions.
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