Ready to Look on the Outside How I Feel on the Inside! - Myrtle Beach, SC

I have 5 wonderful children. 3 that I had the...

I have 5 wonderful children. 3 that I had the pleasure of giving birth to. I have alot of stretch marks and belly fat that wont budge with diet or exercise. Honestly the stretchmarks are not what bothers me as much as the jiggly skin. I realize I will still have some stretchmarks and I'm okay with that. I think i'd be sad to get rid of them all, sounds crazy I know..but, I've had them for 25 years! They are from my children! Anyway...I'm excited,nervous,scared to death!!! My pre-op is August 1st. I am 5"1 and unfortunately weigh 178. Just got a definate date yesterday and started low carbing. Hoping to lose a few pounds before surgery date. Ill post pictures when I figure out how! lol Nervous about sharing before pics. My husband doesn't even see me totally naked unless by candle light and on my back!!!! I'll check back in soon! Sooooo thankful for this site!

how u doin you got ever thing done and ready to go god bless u are goin to love the new u
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Please don't low carb before surgery. It makes the body very acidic.

If you are open to it check out "The Starch Solution" by John McDougall, MD. It's a healthy way to lose weight and there's no portion control.
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Thank you so much everyone! Its so nice to talk to people that have been where I am!
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Well, I go for my pre-op Wednesday. The countdown...

Well, I go for my pre-op Wednesday. The countdown is on! Oh my! I didn't know I could have so many emotions going on at one time! Its all I think about! What questions should I ask? What do I wear? What do I need to buy? What will I look like! How do I make the cucumber water everyone speaks of?! lol Im having a slight crisis!! The bloodwork!!! Im self pay so thats another huge chunk!!! I have to get it done "this" week!! ARRRRGH!! Oh well, it'll all be worth it! Im taking off three weeks. I do hair so I hope that will be enough time. If I have to I'll take more time off but hopefully 3 will be enough. I have taken pics...I'll try to post them......oooh not good...but after will be great!
Thank you everyone. You are all so helpful, and appreciated.
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http://www.realself.com/forum/10-before-mommy-makeover
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http://www.realself.com/forum/checklist-for-before-your-surgery

Thought this might help
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Well....I went to my pre-op visit Wednesday. Thank...

Well....I went to my pre-op visit Wednesday. Thank God they sent me for bloodwork at the lab they use and it was alot cheaper than my regular doctor was going to charge. My lab work is done! Now to have meds filled and play the waiting game! He did say to stop the no carbs diet! Ouch! I really wanted to lose a few more pounds. I feel like a blimp!! Lord I pray Im not too overweight for my results to be wonderful! I could surely stand to lose 15 or so more pounds! Say a prayer for me ladies!
Sicilianprincess, can you tell me more about the shot? What's in it?
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Yes we are pretty much on the same schedule. I am still figuring out this website, so I just figured out how to find you again, lol. I went for my pre op on the 2nd. I am getting the shot after my surgery which dulls the pain for 72 hours, it is $300 extra, but highly recommeded. Has anyone had this? I suppose I will do my shopping today and someone mentioned above that kimmers has a list. I have one from my dr too, but I will check out other suggestions. Are you nervous? I am back and forth, mostly excited though!
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i never hear of the shot but i have heard of the pain pumpi think it last for three day
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9 days to go!!! Oh my! Im dreaming those crazy...

9 days to go!!! Oh my! Im dreaming those crazy dreams yall speak of! Im regretting not working harder to get the extra 20 lbs off! Everywhere I read says losing 15-20 lbs after a TT is okay and can be good. Lord I hope its true! Ive waited so long for this. I want everything to look great! Well, I dropped my prescriptions off at the pharmacy today and picked up a few things I need....Checked out and got all the way home and realized I forgot to pick up my meds!! Yeppers!! That'd be me!! I have a very busy week ahead at work so it will fly by! I can't believe its almost here and it is truly going to happen! THANK YOU JESUS!!! Ill check in again soon! :)

I was wondering if anyone has lost more weight...

I was wondering if anyone has lost more weight after their TT ( 15-20 lbs) and if so how did it affect your results? I am really worried about this so please let me know.Anyone.
Sounds like you have a smart doc as he told you to stop the low carb diet. With just a few days to go dieting doesn't make much sense but afterward may I suggest you read "The Starch Solution" by John McDougall, MD. This is how I got my weight down.
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I don't know what is in it. I will need to call my doc today to find out the name.
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I know you're getting excited too! Its almost here!! :)
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Well ladies, I MADE IT!!!! Post op day #3. I want...

Well ladies, I MADE IT!!!! Post op day #3. I want so bad to get the drains out!!!! ! want to take binder off and take pictures but im afraid! Did any of you take a peek before u were supposed to?! My PS took it off thurs. and my husband took a picture but I want to get a good look. Holy cow! Where my binder stops on my "flank" is swollen like ive never seen before! You could set a glass of tea on it!!! Please say thats normal!! I never had a c section but Ive pushed 3 children out and this is farrrrr worse to me! I have phlem in my throat from the tubing and it hurts too bad to cough it up!!! I want to shower so bad!!!! Im done with the bird baths!!! All comments welcomed and appreciated!! I feel i should be wearing a garment that cover my flanks I surely dont want them stay in the shape they are!!!

Hello friends, Have you forgotten about me?? I...

Hello friends, Have you forgotten about me?? I keep posting and checking back but no answers or comments. :( I am itching soooo bad underneath my garment there is foam and its giving me the mad itch!!!! Its post op day #4. Ive always had a pretty high tolerance for pain but......grrrrrr. I still can only walk to bathroom and back and I give out. I walked to kitchen this morning and my back starts aching and wont let me go farther. Is all this normal? Im getting a shower today so ill get to really get a look at my tummy. Im alittle afraid.
Definitely itching under the binder too! I'm also wondering why the dr didn't give me a compression garment for my thighs since they seem to be lipo'd from hell and back.
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Hi! I just read your review. I hope you are doing well. I look forward to following your progress. I'm getting mine done in December. Can't wait to see your pics.
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how u doin be thinkin about u my prayers are with u
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OMG I have written this 3 times now!! It wont...

OMG I have written this 3 times now!! It wont submit! Last try! Maybe i'm added too many pics at a time! Anyways......I am 2 weeks post op and feeling a little more normal every day! Still lots of swelling. Still not standing completely straight. My lower tummy and lady part is still swollen and hard as a rock!! Thats very uncomfortable. My navel isnt great but PS says its still early. Still alot of stretch marks.Was just hoping they'd be BELOW my belly button. OH well. I definately have an hourglass shape like I used to have. Maybe too much. Posting pics. Oh and it was very much worth it!
Hey, just checking on you, and wondering if you feel if you can go back to work?
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Hey Koot, Thanks for the comment on my blog. Congrats on making it to the flat side! I too had a hard time with my throat after surgery. I've actually forgotten a lot of what I went through, and am reminded when I go back and read my ordeal, which is a little hard to do. But I do remember swallowing my spit wrong EVERY TIME and having to cough that tickle out of my throat and hating my Plastic Surgeon for doing such an injustice to me. I talked funny, too.
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I'm gonna try that, right now!
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I hae an infection....2 inches wide and about as...

I hae an infection....2 inches wide and about as deep as a 20 oz drink lid. If anyone passes by my profile that hgas had this PLEASE let me know! I am a basket case.
My heart goes out to you, hopefully it will heal fast! Are you in alot of pain?
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I'm having to go in to the dr today. Looks like I'm spitting a stitch , but it's not working itself out fast enough. It's looking infected, which is frustrating because I've taken such extreme measures to keep it from getting infected. I'm hoping they can take care of it today, and that's it. Is yours a stitch or something else?
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RAD,
I had to take an extra week. I overdid it tho my first week back! I cant say no...but have had to make myself. My back hurt more than anything. I had to lean on chair alot. If you can...take longer off. I have a place that is infected and i'm having to pack it so it can heal from the inside out so i'm dealing with that too. Hope all goes well for you! :)
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