Journey part one!
- updated 10 months ago
I've been browsing through this website for...
- 12 Jan 2012
- 1 month pre
I've been browsing through this website for sometime and learning so much from all the girls here. I'm so grateful to them for sharing their experiences. I'm 41, mother of two awesome girls 21 and 15. My height is 5.0 and weight is 125lbs. All my weight gain is always in my mid-section.
After my first daughter I snapped back like spandex. For my second daughter I stood with a little more weight but I loved it. I grew up very very thin and always wanted to gain some weight. Then I went through Ovarian failure due to a microadenoma on my pituitary gland. That caused me to go into premature menopause and my hormones were all wacked out. That's when I started gaining all this weight around my mid section.
I tried dieting etc. I managed to loose weight but the belly was still there. I'm so tired of not finding clothes that fit well and being embarrased to undress infront of my hubby of 23 1/2 years. He's never made me feel unattractive but I always feel uncomfortable if he sees me unclothed. So here I am ready to start my journey, extremely excited yet nervous. I have a very supportive family so I'm pretty lucky.
After many months or researching and three consults later I decided to go with Dr. Yager. Not just him but his whole staff from the front desk girls to his assistants were all great. I felt very comfortable and I liked the vibe there. I have an appointment with my PS this saturday. I cried when I realized this is finally going to happen for ME!
I forgot to say what I'm getting done lol. TT...
- 12 Jan 2012
- 1 month pre
I gave my down payment! Now I'm super nervous but...
- 16 Jan 2012
- 1 month pre
So I had my pre-op today and let me tell you I did...
- 8 Feb 2012
- 16 days pre
I guess in part was because I got a little stressed out due to my blood pressure coming out a little high. I never had that before so it worried me. I thought my ps was going to cancel or something but he called my primary doctor and she assured him that I'm healthy enough to have the surgery!
No turning back final payment done so now just preparing myself for the big day.
I must say his entire staff are awesome!
So I'm Three days away from the big day. I went...
- 21 Feb 2012
- 3 days pre
I'm hoping my husband will be able to pick me up. My sister and one of my daughter's is taking me but due to me not having a surgery time my hubby hasn't been able to tell his job when he's leaving. He took off a whole week to be with me at home but couldn't take friday off. We'll see what happens. Keeping a positive attitude no matter what!
Tomorrow is the big day!!!! I have everything set...
- 23 Feb 2012
- 1 day pre
Hi ladies, first I want to thank you all for your...
- 27 Feb 2012
- 3 days post
I don't remember my trip home I remember vaguely going inside the house. I slept on and off the rest of the day. Then pow anesthesia wore off. I took the pain meds Vicodin and it was a disaster. I threw up and I couldn't eat up to today, not to mention I only slept like half hour every hour. It was a nightmare due to the bbl I could only sleep on my stomach.
Yes, thank God things turned around for me as of today. I was able to eat, no nausea and I had a bm. Girls I must higly recommend a funnel to pee lol it's a life saver. The Arnica is also a must I have brusing but not as much as I expected from seeing some of the girls here. Well girls I will check in tomorrow after my postop.
I had my first post op yesterday and everything...
- 29 Feb 2012
- 5 days post
Some little tips:
Get Gatorade! plenty of it. It really keeps you hydrated. I swtiched to water overnight and my throat kept getting dry. So I went back to gatorade.
Get a funnel, like the ones you buy to put oil in your car there's one that is pretty long. It's a life saver!
Arnica does work my bruises aren't too bad and it also helps with muscle pain.
If you can do without those strong meds and extra strength tylenol does the trick take that better.
Be patient is key! It will pass.
I'm eating good now not as much as before but consistent. I'm now having highblood pressure issues so my primary doc wants to see me as soon as I can go to her to see if I should be put on some meds to regulate it. We'll see what happens with that.
So I'm now 9 days post op and I'm feeling so much...
- 4 Mar 2012
- 9 days post
I'm 18 days post op and I'm still sore from the...
- 13 Mar 2012
- 17 days post
My booty has gone down some more but it still looks round and it's more than what I had before. If it stays like this I will be happy! I would've like just a lil more but hey as long as it's more than what I had it's an improvement. I'm still working on pics. I have the before and just a few after I might put them up tonight.
I will be three weeks post op in two days. I added...
- 14 Mar 2012
- 18 days post
Three weeks post op today! I'm finally sitting and...
- 16 Mar 2012
- 20 days post
I'm back to work and let me tell you I've been...
- 22 Mar 2012
- 26 days post
My stomach is finally starting to soften up a little bit, my flanks are still really hard my butt has soften up but still feels a little sore when I sit so I'm using a pillow to sit on and it helps. I'm also trying to put as little pressure on it by leaning a forward when I sit. I started driving again and at first it felt weird with the pillow but now I got used to it. The pain is almost completely gone it only hurts when I touch the areas it feels more like a sunburn when I move or put pressure on the lipoed area.
The garment is starting to drive me crazy. As these past days the weather was warm urg! I itch all over so I started putting a tank top underneath the garment and it really helps!
I have a massage next wednesday lets see how that goes.
Any suggestions on garments? The one I'm wearing has zippers on the sides and they are marking me up pretty bad not to mention it's goes up to above my knees and it shows under my clothes.
Hi Ladies, so I experienced what they call swell...
- 26 Mar 2012
- 30 days post
My blood pressure is still an issue. My doc said we'll deal with it after my recovery just to make sure it's not related.
Well ladies talk to you soon. Getting back to work.
Yesterday I had my first Lymphatic massage and omg...
- 29 Mar 2012
- 1 month post
Hi ladies, It's been a while. Today is my third...
- 12 Apr 2012
- 2 months post
The garment urgh I'm ready to burn it. I'll be 7 weeks post op tomorrow so I believe I only have one more week with it. I tell you the lipo is the longest recovery and most annoying when i sit or lay down for a while and move everything hurts although for just a minute but it feels as if I'm leaving part of my torso stuck on the bed lol.
My booty went down some more but it's still more than what I had! It hasn't changed for about a week and a half so maybe this is it. Also it's finally soft and it moves almost back to normal. The soreness is almost completely gone!
Swelling is still an issue around my abdomen and lower back but most in my whoohaa. It's a little better but my lumps and hard spots have gotten so much better since the massages. I can't wait for the next one!
I know it sounds like complaints but all in all my recovery hasn't been that bad. I'm truly loving my results as of now my booty needs to stay put and we're good lol. I will take new pics soon.
So i'm officially 7 weeks post op today!!! I...
- 13 Apr 2012
- 2 months post
I went to my 3rd post op yesterday and the nurse agreed that I'm way too swollen. She says she expected me to me alot more healed than what I am :( The ps checked me and said it's healing slow but really good so I guess it's a good thing.
One really good thing I don't have to wear my cg all the time now yayyy!!! only at night or when ever I feel like either I want it for comfort or i'm swelling. They said I can wear spanx now which is alot more comfortable or nothing it's now for my own comfort. However due to my swelling the nurse said to get the spanx to at least have something with a little compression on. Funny thing I like my shape way better with it off than on.
As for my booty ps said it looks good and it's soft so I shouldn't be loosing too much or any more volume yay!
My weight has been pretty steady between 120 and 122. I even went as low as 118 but not for long lol.
Well ladies hope you're all healing well.
So ladies i'm officially two months post op! I...
- 24 Apr 2012
- 2 months post
Funny thing I couldn't wait to get rid of the cg and now I wear it everynight. It feels better to sleep with it on.
My booty so far had stayed put from the last time I updated. It's soft and giggles it feels back to normal. I still feel a little achy in my butt muscles.
Now the not so good my abdomen and lower back is still very achy and still feeling the like a sun burn but only when I move. When I sit or lay still for a while that whole area tenses up and that's when it kind of hurt I would say more of a stinging feeling. I was starting to get a lil down and out because of what my ps said and the fact that I just started my journey I still have my tt to go. I cried "yes I did" cause I felt overwhelmed thinking and wondering if I should bother going for the tt. Wondering if I do the tt if I'm going to have an even harder time recovering.
I cried washed my face got on this site, saw how may of us was going through the NORMAL post op blues and decided that I'm not going to let it take over me and take it day by day! Even swollen I look 100 times better than before so that's my uplifter lol. I'm so thankful for all the girls here that post their journeys. I've learned so much from you girls. It's good to know that we are all here for eachother. xoxo
Planning on taking new pics I've just been waiting for the swellling to subside.
Hi ladies, nothing new to report, still swollen...
- 30 Apr 2012
- 2 months post
No change on the booty for about 2 weeks so maybe it's staying put!
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