Im Actually Looking Forward to Buying a Swim Suit This Season - Nashville, TN

I am having the works done tomorrow- breast lift,...

I am having the works done tomorrow- breast lift, tt and lipo of hips and flanks. I am 37, 5'8" and weigh 210. I carry all my weight in my middle. I had lap band surgery in 2003 and lost 55lbs.

The main reason why I decided to do this is because I want to run without the fat impedance. I exercise regularly on the elliptical and have no problems, when I try to run it is like my throat is on fire and I am bouncing up and down so much I cant breathe. Another reason I decided to do this is so it will be easier to get on the floor and play with my 4yr. old. I am also tired of feeling so self conscious in my clothes. I have no expectation of being thin, however I would like to feel good in what I wear.

I had my preop appointment today and feel good about moving forward. Not excited about the actual surgery,pain pump removal, catheter removal or drain tubes. Im trying to look past that and think about the months ahead.
My PS is really pumping me up. She said dont buy any clothes two months out because they will end up falling off of me! Waiting 6-8 months is what she suggested. I hope I can wait that long. Also she is preparing me for being swollen for a long time- she said I could have swelling for up to a year.

My therapist said I seem emotionally disconnected from the surgery. I dont understand what she means. I know the surgery will not fix my emotional body image issues. I dont want to get too excited before because I am not good with disappointment. I want to be pleasantly surprised.

My best friend had a tt as well so I have been able to talk to her about what I am feeling and she said she experienced the same things so that is reassuring to me. After seeing what other reviewers are paying I am concerned I am paying too much, rather my husband is paying too much. he he! Oh, well who wants a cut rate surgeon?

Ouch, i feel like i have been run over by a truck...

Ouch, i feel like i have been run over by a truck and done five million sit ups. I have some serious bruising from the lipo. I am very swollen. I put on a bra after taking off the ace bandage and had to find my extender thingy to hook it. I cannot get out of bed without assistance, nor can i stand up right. Once I am up I can move about ok. I have had very little dizziness nor nausea. My breasts look great, but are really hard. I have one long incision not the anchor on each. They are really bruised. When ever I stand blood leaks out from the drain tube sites. My binder is bloody on one side at the tt incision site. The pain pump is a bit of a hassle. I have not looked at the tt work yet. The dr took 6lbs off from the tt and 6 lbs off the back hip and love handles from the lipo. I cant wait to get back to normal. When will I be able to stand up straight?

Day 2- I am able to get around the house, but...

Day 2- I am able to get around the house, but still hunched over. I can feel the tt incision pulling when I stand. I am taking percocet every 3-4 hours. Today my back lipo sites are hurting the most. Breasts are more tender than yesterday. I slept for 5.5 hours at once last night, I was glad about that. My 4 year old is a little scared of me with the drain tubes and barely getting around. I told him to ask me any questions.

Day 3- I am feeling much better. I am able to get...

Day 3- I am feeling much better. I am able to get around pretty good. I can stand up better than yesterday. I went up the stairs at my house this morning.

I have never been so glad to pass gas. Man it feels good! I can feel my stomach deflate every time I poot. I can take out the pain pump and then Im going to take my first shower and really check out the work. I'm nervous....
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