Ready or Not Here I Come...Any Good Advice Ill Take It - Murfreesboro, TN

Hello I am a 27 year old female and I am also...

hello I am a 27 year old female and I am also battling the Apron stomach.. I have been approved for the panniculectomy scheduled Nov. 4th im Excited because now my weight is in my own hands from here on out and I can maintain it but im nervous because I dont know what to expect... im ready to go for it ive prayed on it now its getting closer and I really want some good advice from people who have had it and people who are having it done what are yourfeelings is it what you expected and are you happy u done it

update

4 more days and its going down im excited to have this just gonna keep praying for a safe surgery and recovery

Today is the Day

Hours away from the surgery. Im still having a calming spirit my nerves are settled and im just ready.. keep praying forme as I will for all you ladies... I will update later

3 days post op

I was in the hospital for 2 days.. I woke up and I was excited about the results.. still very swollen and very sore I do have staples that has to be removed and I also have two drains which I go have removed next Tuesday... my stomach itches and I feel a lot of pain but I just take my medicine and zone out.. I just keep falling asleep but it's better than hurting... also I've been sleeping in my big chair with like a pad under me the big ones. I have to use the umm spirometer to help me with my breathing because my garmin is so tight that I'm not really takin deep breaths.. and it's also to help reduce getting pneumonia.. speaking of pneumonia I was also offered a pneumonia shot and the flu shot I refused them. I have a cough that started after surgery and it really hurts everytime i cough so I have a pillow that I put on top of my stomach and I hold down all in all this surgery was definitely worth it just waiting to see my final results after all the swelling has gone down. but I will start walking here soon ....how are all the rest of you ladies doing have you started working out what kind of exercises do you do and when you got out of the hospital after surgery what did you eat

day after

not much of a difference because im really swollen right now and I don't like this feeling.. also having problems with using the bathroom very constipated... Please help its been a week now im miserable... staples come out tuesday in sections.. painful... ill update more later

still miserable but Glad I done it

still in pain on meds and now I have a foul smell coming from my incision.. I still have problems with swelling and using the bathroom... Dr. says if im not going by tuesday he is going to go thru drastic measures as well as with swelling ive only had 7 staples come out sad...

surgery update

Well today I went to the Dr. and we are still trying to take staples out and after today its official going back in surgery to have them removed to much pain involved to get them out... other than that finally using the bathroom and altho im still swollen and have pain but im ready for the gym so I can shed more pounds... Be Blessed

Staples out Monday the 9th

I get my staples surgically removed on monday... Please just keep me in your prayers...

before pics

Here are some before pics sorry

before

Before pics sorry

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1 month and a half update

well I went to the doctor on Thursday and the nurse checked me out I have a scar under my stomach from where i thought may have been a staple left in but it turned out to be an abscess and now I have a large bruise type scar in that area.. I was given hibicleanse soap to clean the area where with and also back on antibiotics. As far as swelling goes it is still a major problem the nurse told me that I will still be swollen for some time that what I see is all swelling she asked the doctor was there anything that they could do to help speed up the swelling process and he told her no because they took so much off and also had to remove a lot of scar tissue that I was going to be slow and healing so on the brighter side of things I'm OK still sore but maintaining and I am blessed to have my son and my boyfriend here to help...still praying for all you ladies that have had the surgery and are planning on having the surgery best of wishes to you all I really like how were able to communicate about the surgery it makes things so much easier but in the meantime be blessed because I know I will be

a little down

Hello ladies well I just wanted to make a quick update..... well I am 2 months post op and so far guess it's my emotions causing me to be down. .. I'm not happy with my results I wish I could have done a tt instead of a panni.. I see no results and just more pain and alot of abscesses keep coming up in miserable and feel horrible.. guess I'll express this to the dr on Thursday. ... Other than that pray for me please I need it. . Maybe these tears will stop

photo update

Just a few pics. No change

update

Well I'm off to the dr tomorrow for a follow up not healing nor feeling to well but I'm happy anyways life is great and my family is amazing couldn't ask for more but I am tired of being in pain already

pain

well as you all know I have been going through a little bit with my surgery but I go back to the doctor on Tuesday and my primary care doctor told me that I should ask my surgeon is he would do a revision surgery simply because my surgery was not done like everyone else isI guess because I have scar tissue and right now my stomach is o unn even and I have scar under my stomach but I'm praying that he will agree to it and hopefully if he does then I will be able to have the surgery done again please pray for me and keep me in your thoughts and I would do the same for you
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Did u have ur navel repositioned
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No but I am having a revision done soon I pray...
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I didn't think so because I noticed that people who have their navel repositioned stomachs are much flatter. Some PS only remove the apron because that's what a panniculectomy is, but some PS will also stretch ur skin down to make it smaller. Will ur revision be done by the same PS.
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No I'm going to see a different surgeon. .. she wants me to loose weight but I have do many medical issues I don't think the weight loss is going to happen
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Aww dang, well have u thought abt gastric bypass or lapband
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I have but I'm scared
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Losing weight is a really hard task and sometimes that tool of surgery can help u achieve weight loss. I know a few people that started the process then got scared, I say never let fear keep u bound.
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Thank you... I may look into again
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Dr Martin will do my surgery on March 7. I hope you get better soon and my prayers are with you
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Really what are u having done? He is an amazing dr I love him and his staff they treat you very well there.. I've been a patient since 2010 I want to say and I couldn't be more happier.. I'm just hoping he will revise my panni
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I having a full tummy tuck with lipo.
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Wow amazing... sorry to be nosey but did it cost alot?
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You're not being nosey this is what the site is for. Everything is 5800 thats with future apts.
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Wow that's really good wish I could do it. That's what I wanted but my insurance won't cover a total tummy tuck but even the panniculectomy is close to it if it's done right. .. are you doing it for health reasons or just to tighten your core
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Ya my insurance denied me for a panniculectomy so im just paying out of pocket. I had gastric sleeve in 2012 and I have a lot of skin.
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Oh ok congrats on the weight loss.. I'm feel I have lost some weight but as far as mine went I'm still having problems so I go see dr. Martin tuesday and see what he thinks can happen. .. I'm praying he will say ok but if not I'll be ok
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Ya hopefully because he's really easy to get alone with. He should do it again. Im also on a 30 carb a day diet until surgery.
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What kind of foods does that include? I just started juicing a week ago and I live on the 3rd floor of my apartment so I have my exercise and I bake all my meats I really want this weight off I'm Startingto get depressed fast
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Im eating veggies, fruit, meat, and no more than one carb in a meal usually dinner.
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I hate that you are still in so much pain and not healing well at 3 months post op. I hope you start feeling better soon. Do they know why you aren't healing good?
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Hi loriw78 I went to the dr. Today and he said that because my left side was delayed in healing and I also just found out the reason I'm having so much pain is because I have a stitch coming thru. ... and it is uncomfortable. .. praying for better days to come he said in two months we will meet up again because my left side is still hanging lower than my right side
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I pray that within those two months Jesus will touch you and free you from any pain and complete the healing process. He is able!
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Thank you for those words
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You are quiet how are you? Please check out the Squeem vest. It is working wonders for my swelling. Help reduce inches as well
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Hi faith I'm doing OK I must say I've been blessed I'm moving in a few weeks so I'm excited.. and you look amazing shall I say... How much are the vest? And I went to the dr. On Thursday and we'll I got some upsetting news he didn't take off as much fat as he could have done but it was for my own good. Still no release to work and no gym either guess I'm going to start walking in the morning and shakes for lunch dinner and breakfast got to get my weight off... well mrs. Faith how are you doing love..
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