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My Dream is About to Come True - New York, NY

Hello ladies let me introduce myself i am a 35...

hello ladies let me introduce myself i am a 35 years old mother of 4 beautiful children s ages 16, 10 and 6 i have twin girls 10. after i had my son i was left with lot of loose skin i hate to see my self in the mirror because no matter how much exercise i do that fat belly is hanging in there, i have safe some money because i really want to feel beautiful but like many of the mothers in this blog i am beginning to feel guilty for spending the money on my self and not on my family. but i really want this. tomorrow is my appointment at lenox Hill hospital, and this morning i received a phone call from the hospital to remind me of my appointment and the lady was really nice. please wish me luck.

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Hello ladies I just want to share my happiness , I...

Hello ladies I just want to share my happiness , I finally had my consultation at Lenox Hill Hospital on 7/10/12 .The Dr. was great she answer all my question and the best part told me that I was a perfect candidate and that I was going to be happy with the results, I was afraid that she was going to send me to lose more weight , but no she did not mention anything about that since I weight 154lb and I am only 5' feet tall but so far I am so happy, she wanted to perform my surgery in two weeks but for me that was too soon, because I have to do a few things before, so I wont be stress out during my recovery ,that is the last thing I want. So she gave me a date for 8/7/12 and that same day I went to have my Medical photographs as requested by my doctor, just to mention the price for the pictures is not included in the surgery , you have to pay for it separate I pay for mines $160 + tax= 174.20 As well I will pay for Pre-Admission testing the amount of $450.00 because this is not cover by my insurance I will have it done at Lenox Hill too .But this is a good price for some of us that can afford the height prices of other plastic surgeon. well I am just very exited and I just can wait
for my date to come, I will keep updating .

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Honey thank you so much for those words I will keep my self positive and I will just keep thinking of my good results.
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Honey we share the same dream. I woke up every morning thinking at that morning when touching my belly I'll have a grande smile. I take pics of my belly and check this site everyday . I'm so thankful for you guys that posted and keep posting so I will return the favor posting soon my journey. For now I'm just waiting to get at least 2 app and make up my mind but I'm happy for you guys and can't wait. Big hug to you and be positive, that's important.
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zizi I feel just like you. every morning when I woke up I am touching my grande belly then I go to the mirror and I said to my self soon this will not be here anymore, but today I had a dough if I really should do that, I guess I am just staring to feel afraid even more when I think about the pain, but then I talk to my self and when I look I my belly I just want to do it , I don't know I was even thinking that I still have time to just love my self with my big belly, zizi I guess I am just getting a panic attack.

Hello my tummy tuck sister, today I woke up...

Hello my tummy tuck sister, today I woke up thinking about my surgery , Oh God I just can wait and I am already buying all the supplies that I need for my recovery , today I went to buy a recliner because I don't want to sleep on the sofa and I am afraid that I may not be able to sleep on my bed, since I have read that most of the ladies sleep on a recliner I went and bought one. I also took my before pictures they are really ugly but soon I will have a nice belly, so I hope . the phony part is that my 10 years old twin daughter took my pictures and she told me mami but you look beautiful to me, wow!!! that made me cry because I was not expecting those words from her, but then I told her that mami was not happy with it, and she gave me a big hug and told me this words that I will never forger. " ok mami so do your tummy tuck and we will help you, I promise ." Oh God I love my children s so much.

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Hello! When is your surgery? I can't wait to see your results.
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hello Miz.cola , My surgery is 8/7/12 and I just can wait, I will keep you updated :)
Sweety you are a doll, I'm not looking necessarily for the cheapest ,I just don't like the way Lenox try to increase the bill.. I also have a problem with having a woman to operate me:-( I'm sorry, I don't want to sound bitchy but my hairdresser and my surgeon must be man. :-( I like the fact that you felt comfortable with your doctor and after seeing your pics I'm sure you will look good. I wish I was your age.
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Hello tummy tuck sisters, today I went to pick up...

Hello tummy tuck sisters, today I went to pick up my medications at the pharmacy,only 3 more days to my surgery and I am very nervous,even do I saw the doctor on 8/2/ and she reassure me that everything was going to be fine, I told her that I was not scared of the surgery , but very scared of the pain that I was going to go through, but she made me feel so sure that I was not going to be in pain, because after surgery if I was in pain they will give something strong for it, the nurse was so nice and she told me that even if I just had a very little amount of pain to tell them. what a relief!!!!!!!!, so I think I am very ready for Tuesday ....

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I'm so excited for you
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Isaary....3 more days ? When the time passed? I'm so so happy for you and can't wait to see you on the flat side. I wish you a sweet and soft recovery,
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thank you zizi, I will keep you updated :)

Good morning my tt sisters ,here i am at the...

good morning my tt sisters ,here i am at the hospital my surgery is at 11:30 need to be at the hospital at 10:00, my sweet sister is with me, omg i can't believe i will soon be in the flat side. I feel exited I feel like crying , l will probably do so. just want to be over with ,l did not had a good night sleep because i couldn't stop thinking about it. ok ladies please pray for everything to go well for me.

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Here are some more before pictures of me taken today.

here are some more before pictures of me taken today.

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Good Luck, Can't wait to hear your great outcome.
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Good luck Isaari :). In half an hour you'll start your jurney. I can't wait to hear that you're home safe and happy.
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All is going to be well the Lord is on you side....
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Hello :) my tummy tuck sisters ! yes i finally did...

hello :) my tummy tuck sisters ! yes i finally did it am in the flat side, Thanks to god my surgery was a success. This a short story of what i went trough when the nurse took my inside to my operation room. i was so scare i stared crying but the nurse was so nice to clam me down and the last thing i knew is that i was falling into a deep sleep, when i woke up i was already in the recovery room i was in so much pain but they gave me very strong medication, and at that moment i did regret doing the tummy tuck later on when i was feeling better i was happy, then my private nurse came to pick me up to take me to the hotel but i cant tell you how grateful i was for having the private nurse, she such good care of me and she was a sweet and caring person. this morning before leaving the hotel i had the doctor came to see me and she told me that everything look good.so far am just tacking Tylenol for the pain

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Thank you Isaary. I'll try tomorrow to call Lenox. You are such a sweet girl. I sent you an email
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Congrats!! So happy for you!,
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Good to see your healing process is coming along just fine!

Today is post op day 3 ,I am feeling much better...

Today is post op day 3 ,I am feeling much better than yesterday,just last night I had to take a Percocet ,because I had a lot of pain this morning I had some scramble eggs and it made me feel better , because I havent been eating that much, there is one thing that really bothers and is also painfull is gas,even do I have been taking gas x is not helping that much, the tigtness in your abdomen is not that painfull, my drains are not having so much liquid and I am really worried about that, I dont see the doctor until the 16 but if I see that I continue like that I will call her on monday. Thank you to all of you for your comments and support it really helps me feel better, I will keep you updated. :))))

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Hi isaary... I'm happy your feeling better... did you look at your bb??
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You're looking so good! Just keep eating baby meals and your appetite will come around in a couple days! I mean don't get me wrong - I will probably never eat as much as I used to but....I'm back not at 10DPO. Have you had your bowel movement? That will help with the gas! If you haven't yet, take Milk of Magnesia (I was also on percocet so it's fine to mix) in the evening until you wake up and poo and then do not take ANY MORE!!!! LOL! It will be working for a few days for sure! Hee Hee! Hang in there Mama! It's still early and gets better every day!!
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is good Isaary I saw you have problems with gas? I'm not a nutritionist but it will be better if you'll try not to eat in this time fried food. Scrambled eggs could irritate your liver. Try better a bowl of cereal witch contain vit E, B , zinc, selenium and iron. Plus cereals contain fiber and no fat. Try carrot juice and juice a potato too. The liquid from potato is good for stomach. Avoid : vinegar, pepper, menthol tea, coffee. Eat slow, often and little. Healthy day :-] to you.
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HELLO LADIES HERE I AM SO FAR REALLY GOOD,OH!!!!...

HELLO LADIES HERE I AM SO FAR REALLY GOOD,OH!!!! GOD THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND COMMENTS THEY DID MADE ME FEEL BETTER, OK FIRST LET ME STAR BY SAYING THAT I HAVE BEEN 3 DAYS WITHOUT NO PAIN MEDICATION WHAT SO EVER JUST THE TIGHTNESS IS SOMEHOW ANNOYED BUT MANAGEABLE OH !!!!! I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT TODAY I AM EXACTLY ONE WEEK POST OP , AND MY BACK PAIN HAS DIMINISHED SO MUCH ,I AM EVEN GETTING MORE STRAIT WHEN I AM WALKING, TODAY THE DOCTOR CALL ME TO CHECK ON ME, WOW!!! I REALLY LOVE MY SURGEON ,SO CARING AND VERY PROFESSIONAL, WELL I AM EATING SO GOOD MY APPETITE HAS COME BACK AND NO MORE GAS PROBLEMS SO HAPPY FOR THAT, I REALLY DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THAT WAS HAPPENING TO ME SO MUCH ,BECAUSE I HAD A BM SINCE THE SECOND DAY OF MY SURGERY AND I HAVE CONTINUE LIKE THAT UP TO THIS DAY, I DID HAD A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE ON SATURDAY WHEN I WENT TO HAVE MY BM I DID SO MUCH DIARRHEA THAT I ALL MOST FAINTED I THINK MY BLOOD PRESSURE WHEN DOWN BECAUSE I STARED SWEATING AND GOT VERY COLD, OTHER THAN THAT ALL HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD , I GO TO SEE MY DOCTOR THIS THURSDAY AND I HOPE SHE REMOVE AT LEAST ONE OF MY DRAINS , THEY DO NOT BOTHER ME IS JUST THAT MY SURGEON DON'T ALLOW TO TAKE A SHOWER UNTIL SHE REMOVE BOTH DRAINS, WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY LADIES I HAVE BEEN EATING MOSTLY ORGANIC FOOD AND A LOT OF ALOE VERA JUICE , THAT MY TT SISTER ZIZI SUGGESTED OH! AND COCONUT WATER IS THE BEST TOO, THE SWELLING IS THERE BUT I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCE SO SO MUCH , NOT SOMETHING LIKE SWELL HELL , MAYBE SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD , I HOPE NOT!!!!! I ALSO GOT TO SEE MY BB AND I DO LOVE IT . WELL LADIES I WILL KEEP UPDATING PRETTY SOON . AND MANY BLESSING FOR ALL OF YOU THAT WILL GO ABOARD IN THEIR JOURNEY TO THEIR TT. :))))))))

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HERE ARE SOME MORE PICTURES

HERE ARE SOME MORE PICTURES

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You look great! Congratulations! I can't wait for my upcoming surgery and seeing pictures like tours makes me even more excited. Thanks for sharing!
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thank you louiseLuci, i am glad that sharing my journey help you, I wish you good luck on your journey :)
Yes it does..... Thanks!!
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GOOD MORNING MY TUMMY TUCK SISTERS, HERE I AM IT...

GOOD MORNING MY TUMMY TUCK SISTERS, HERE I AM IT HAS BEEN 5 WEEKS SINCE MY SURGERY , AND I CAN BEGGING BY SAYING THAT I AM DOING GREAT, MY RECOVERY HAS BEEN GREAT, I HAVE HAD A LOT OF REST, MY CHILDREN'S HAVE BEEN SO SO HELPFUL , THAT I COULDN'T HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT THEM, WELL AT 3 WEEKS I WAS ALL READY STANDING UP STRAIT, NO PAIN WHAT SO EVER , JUST STILL A LOT OF SWELLING MY INCISION IS HEALING BEAUTIFULLY I STARED MASSAGING MY BELLY AND MY INCISION AT 3 WEEKS WITH ORGANIC COCONUT OIL, IS SO GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN, I TRY TO MASSAGE MY TUMMY FOR AT LEAST 10MIN. TWICE A DAY, EVEN DO IS VERY TENDER TO THE TOUCH I STILL DO IT, AND IT HAS HELP ME SO MUCH, I HAVE ALSO BEEN TAKING SOME BROMELAIN 500MG AND TURMERIC FOR THE SWELLING AND THIS HAS HELP SO MUCH, WELL MY DIET HAS NOT BEEN SO GOOD I AM NOT GOING TO LIE, I HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN EATING SO MUCH IS NOT EVEN FUNNY, BUT SO FAR I HAVE NOT GAIN ANY WEIGHT I DID LOOSE 6 POUNDS I REALLY DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA HOW THIS HAPPENED, BUT ENOUGH WITH THE EATING I WILL STAR TO GET SERIES ABOUT CONTROLLING MY PORTIONS, OH!!! I DO FEEL VERY TIRED JUST STILL DON'T HAVE SO MUCH ENERGY, I AM USING A COMPRESSION GARMENT THAT I GOT FROM LEONISA, IT IS SO COMFORTABLE, I JUST HAVE TO SAY THAT I AM REALLY HAPPY WITH MY RESULTS, THERE IS ONLY ONE THING I THINK I WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER WITH SOME LIPO IN MY HIPS , BUT IS OK I AM HAPPY WITH THE WAY I LOOK IS NOT PERFECT BUT COMPARE TO WHAT IT WAS BEFORE IS WONDERFUL. OK MANY BLESSING TO ALL OF YOU WHO WILL SOON GO TROUGH THIS. :))))))

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You look great!
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I loved my nurse May.. Anyone how does it needs to request her...
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My inter experience was Great, the attending (Dr. Monaco , Dr. Stephanie Malliars, Dr. Janice (Anesthesia$), the Lenox hill nurses and the pvt duty nurse May... I love them!!!
Lenox Hill hospital

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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