My Tummy Tuck / Mommy Makeover 3-18-11 !!! Nashville, TN

I am a 39 year old married mom of two boys (ages...

I am a 39 year old married mom of two boys (ages 14 & 12). I am 5'8 and currently weigh about 155. I am scheduled to have a full tummy tuck with breast augmentation on March 18th and I go for my preop appointment March 9th.

My plastic surgeon told me that my abdominal muscles did not need tightening and I should be able to get a "skin only" tummy tuck. She did say that when she gets into the surgery that if it looks like I could use some tightening that she would do it. If anyone has an experience with a skin only TT, I would love to hear about it.

I am desperately trying to get down to at least 150 by the 18th. Not my ideal weight but I can live with it. I wish so badly I loved to work out or atleast enjoyed it a little but I suppose never will. So, I do good to workout a couple of days a week (doing a dvd or my elliptical)or go on an occaisional walk around my neighborhood. However, I may be more inclined to do some pushups when my belly doesn't drag the floor. :)

I have been suprised at people's reaction to my decision. Some I thought would not understand have been really supportive and others are like "why would you do that?!" However, if I show them my belly they are usually like "Oh, I didn't know you had that!" :)


Well, tomorrow is the big day. I have done pretty...

Well, tomorrow is the big day. I have done pretty good on my diet. If I weigh first thing in the morning I am 150. We just got back from a short vacation, so that didn't help with the weight loss, but overall I have lost about 10 lbs since I started, so I'm pretty happy with that.

My surgery time is 930 in the morning. I am so excited, but even more nervous !!! :)

Today is POD 1. Yesterday went by pretty fast. I...

Today is POD 1. Yesterday went by pretty fast. I was so relieved when I woke up and heard that everything was over and that it went well. I was really hoping that the pain would be better than I was expecting (but I was preparing for the worst :), but it is pretty bad when I'm up and walking, but when I'm in me recliner it is not bad at all. I'm pretty much taking my pills every four hours and plan to do so at least the weekend and then maybe I'll try to stretch it out a bit :)

POD 2. I actually slept ok last night. I...

POD 2. I actually slept ok last night. I didn't have to get up to go pee at all. Thank goodness! I did take 2 percs at 1030 (before bed) and then 2 more around 300 am. I wasn't really hurting but I just wanted to sleep. I haven't taken any pills today but I plan on taking a couple more tonight before bed. Most of my pain is my lower back and my neck from sleeping in this recliner. I'm just sooo bored. I will stay in my recliner and then maybe go to the couch for a while and then maybe go upstairs to another recliner...that's my activities for the day...lol. I did kind of shower this morning. I'm not ready to take my binders off so I wrapped them in plastic and got in the shower and washed my hair. I may try to take an actual shower tomorrow.

Photo Update

Got my drain out today! That was a really weird...

Got my drain out today! That was a really weird feeling. Thank goodness I just had one. Feeing much better. I went to Target and out for lunch. I still can't stand up strait so my back is killing me if I stand or walk for very long. I am standing more upright than I have been though. I will try to upload some new pics this week :)
Melinda Haws

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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