Hi! I will be going in for my TT with Dr David...
I will be going in for my TT with Dr David Shafer in NY on 4/26/13. I'm very exited to see the after results as I hear and seen his results and he is great. I am nervous as I have two little ones at home and worry about not being able to take care of them. I do have a great man in my life that I know will do an awesome job at it along with my older kid whose also helpful (when asked repeatedly :)
I will be getting a tummy tuck with hernia repair and closing of the diastasis recti (hope I said that correctly). I'm happy that the same doctor can do these all. Some doctors required another specialist to come in and do the hernia repair. I attached some pics of the before belly. Hopefully this will be all of the memories I have of this belly in the near future :)
I haven't purchased much of what I think I need because I want to make the right decision on what to buy but can't seem to decide what that is. Mainly for a compression garment. I did get a rental recliner from RAC which I hope will be good enough. I also purchased the colace, Metamucil, pads, antibiotic cream for the incision (does this sound right to you ladies?) and some comfty pj gowns. That's it! Is that enough? I hope so or at least close to it. :)
I am currently 2 days post op and feeling good in...
I rented a recliner thinking I would use it but ended up lounging
Sorry about cutting off before! Ended up lounging...
I love my belly but I am concerned a little bit about the remaining stretch marks at the top of my incision. Will that stay there forever and what can I do to make it look better? Ill be asking the doctor these question as well. Aside from that I am pleased do far with my progress :)
It has been hard jot holding my babies but I will make it up to them in hugs and kisses once I'm better.
Today I went to see my ps and he removed the...
Like I said before, I stopped taking the Percocet a day after the surgery and stopped taking the extra strength Tylenol as well. I did take two today to go see the doctor because I knew the road was going to be bumpy.
I'm almost standing straight! Did a little bit of cleaning in the house today becaus the house needed a female's touch :) I'm really hoping I will be good enough to go back to work on Monday.
The doctor told me that I can begin treating the stretch marks and to wait five more days before treating the incision.
I have attached some photos of today. A bit bummed about those stretch marks but I know they will grow on me (no pun intended)
Not too much has changes since the last time I was...
I was told by a few ppl that laser stretch mark removal is not effective and neither are the creams. I guess I'm stuck with those stretch mark. I won't be able to wear a bikini but at least my belly is flat and I'm happy with that :)
I feel much better these days. I went back to work...
I will be honest and tell you that I got a little depressed by how many stretch marks were left over and how helpless I feel about a solution for them. I attached two new pictures for you to see.
Also, I am wearing tape around my incision but I think it's the wrong tape. Which one did you use or are using?? Thanks for the help!!
4 Months Post Op Update
I was also contemplating getting a second TT next year to get rid of the stretchmarks left. My PS said it may be possible if I have enough skin in my belly. Do you think that's a good idea?
Great consultation. Made me feel at ease about the procedure. Answered all of my questions.