10 month update with pics

Mid thirties, married with 1 kid... I'm in...

Mid thirties, married with 1 kid... I'm in pretty good shape, work out with hubby every other day. Just get get rid of the extra skin and fat after having a child. I'm always giving and doing for others, but I have decided to do for me... May 15, I will join you beautiful ladies in the world of recovery and beauty all at once.

This site has inspired me and sometimes scared me at the same time, but it is all good. I will post some before pics as soon as I figure out how. Look forward to sharing my journey with you. Happy anticipation to all preop and happy healing to all postop.

So here me now...Happy anticipation to all preop...

So here me now...Happy anticipation to all preop and happy healing to all postop

So, I receive a text from hubby. mark your...

So, I receive a text from hubby. mark your calender 05/26 we have a wedding to attend.
Follow up conversation hours later... and "I hope it is day wedding, because Sunday I want to try and take in a day party... being Menorial day weekend and all.
I don't think he has a clue what I'm getting my self in or may be he thinks I will recover quickly and he can show me off... I don't know... what I do know is, I don't think so... love him but let me get to the post up phase first not sure why we are making plans so soon.
Has anyone was able to party 2 weeks later?

Hello all.... Thanks to your input my hubby and. I...

Hello all.... Thanks to your input my hubby and. I are on the same page....
The question of sex came up, he wanted to know how long after come we do it... Dr. Told me 2 weeks so I told him 4 four because it can be crazy at time so did't want to make any statement I can be held to.
This waiting is not easy at all... All I do is think of my new and improve core.
Happy anticipation to all preop and happy healing to all postop

Question... When you decided to this... Did you...

Question... When you decided to this... Did you find that you ate more because you know you are going to do this?

Hello Beauteaful Peeps, so I decided to sign up...

Hello Beauteaful Peeps, so I decided to sign up for an all women fit boot camp. Not sure what I was thinking... I think my thoughts were let me get into high gear with the workout now, bcus I won't be able to do this for a couple of months... boot camp is crazy, hoping it this helps with my recovery. Started drinking lots of water and high fiber foods, snacking on fruits and nuts.... let just say currently my system is working.
Have a wonderful day! Happy anticipation to all preop and happy healing to all postop

Appt with doctor and preop today. Oh yeahhhhh! ...

Appt with doctor and preop today.
Oh yeahhhhh!
Happy anticipation to all preop and happy healing to all postop.

Met with doctor, and completing preop testing. It...

Met with doctor, and completing preop testing. It was quick and simple..
With Dr. Completed all necessary paper/consents. Answered by questions, she promised me scar will be low as possible and confirmed I will not have a vertical scar.
At preop testing, 3 different people ask the same 20 question and I had to feel out a questionaire with the same dame questions... Thought I was being interrogated and they were trying to see if I would answer the question differently to trip me up.
Bloodwork down, physical down, balance paid, waiting continues.
So what I learned... I will need to cut the vit. E out of my diet... From now... No multi vitamins... Vitamin E thins out your blood.
I need to add to my list of things to get is the big old school maxi pad to help soak the liquid that will be leaking from the lipo and drain...I was told to get a lot

If your surgery is coming up soon and you have a...

If your surgery is coming up soon and you have a event coming then obviously drinking is a no no..but you don't want people at the event thinking pregnant nexus you are not drinking... Here is your excuse ... No thanks, I'm taking medication.

Purchased the follow... Prescription...

Purchased the follow...
Prescription filled
Plastic ear plugs pink color...lol
Guaze
Tape
Palmers skin treatment oil .. for dry tummy
Polysporin ointment
Baby wipes
Extra scrub

Still to get
Arnica forte tablets
Magazines

Things to get post TT
Stool softner and tyenol .. if needed

Days are flying... Difficult not be able to talk about this as I'm not telling anyone.

Day 2 I am on the flat side.... Yeah. Pain...

Day 2
I am on the flat side.... Yeah.
Pain currently not too bad.
Got up to go to the bathroom 3 times.
My Dr. and hospital staff are wonderful.
When Dr marked me up, I put on my underwear and she mark me below my pantyline.
I have not seen results, but I'm feeling so far about my decision...

Hello ladies, so I'm home. I went home with...

Hello ladies, so I'm home. I went home with something call a pain buster. It is a numbing medication to help ease the pain for the first couple of days. It is working wonders. I'm draining little, hoping this means both will come out at next appointment.
Hubby is great. When i go to the bathroom, it takes a lot out of me, get tired quickly.
I did get a peek a the tummy, swollen but look great. I took the arnika forte tablet the night before procedure (Nene6, our doc sells it in her office, suggest you get it before procedure)
I believe this is helping me with my recovery, had lipo but no signs of bruising and swelling is not bad.
Will post pics once I can get up and down the stairs with no issue.
Happy healing and happy anticipation...

Day 3 Omg, I have a annoying cough I can't get...

Day 3
Omg, I have a annoying cough I can't get rid of... My stomach hurts like crazy when I try to cough or hold it in.
Not sure what to do right now... I'm nervous about this... Any suggestions to suppress this..

Day 5 Hi ladies, Couple of things, I removed the...

Day 5
Hi ladies,
Couple of things, I removed the pain buster myself..it did not hurt I did not feel anything.
One less object in the way.
I developed a yeast infection because of the antibiotics... Not cool, just beware that there is this possiblity.
Took a shower for the first time, one word draining. I was so tired when I was done. Hubby ball me of course but it was a lot of work. Still swollen but not much pain, I did take a pain killer before taking the shower. Glad I did
I wean myself of the loritabs, only take it at night. I have pain at night on my sides due the lipo.
Drain once a day... Think these balls are ready to be removed.
Post op is Tuesday. Otherwise hubby and baby girl is helping be out whenever possible.
GC is annoying but, understand it is part of the process... I'm bored as heck, again part of the process...

Day 6 Back is killing, ladies still waiting for...

Day 6
Back is killing, ladies still waiting for their day... Prepare for the back pain, wooow.
Every now and again random Sharp pains will go through my ab, waist and incision. I good only take it as a sign of healing.
Appetite, is mild... Not eating much, need to change that, drinking lots of water.
No pain in drain area. Infection, still annoying the s@*$ out of me.
Overall, feeling pretty good. Still bored, oh well.
Took another look at the tummy, not bad at all... Even though I'm swollen, I'm not swollen like a napkin, like many. ladies on this site

8 day Post OP. First post appointment was...

8 day Post OP.

First post appointment was yesterday. Both drains came out! (the most painful part about removing the drains was removing the little stitch to hold in drain, it was not bad for me, note I took a pain killer before going to the dr:)
You won't believe that my Dr. told me that I healing very good and looking good that I don't need to wear the GC anymore I can transition to spanx... YES 8 days after post op and I'm wearing spanx and I'm comfortable. I've never read on this site wear someone transitioned to spanx one week post op. I did the happy dance.
You know hubby went out and got me the spanx with the quickness, because that GC was not sexy at all...ANY HOO
I did ask the Dr. "what about the plan for wearing the GC fr six weeks etc. She said that the the info provide before surgery is a general post op plan and everyone... everyone heals differently and the plan can change for the best or the worst or remaine status quo depending on the patient.

I contribute my wonderful recovery to four things.
1. Being fit to begin with, Worked out, eat healthy, never smoked
2. Arinka Forte; not sure what situation I would be in I did not take the tablets-but I can say that it worked for me as the brouchure indicated.
3. The Dr. and hospital staff, staying in the hospital helping understand what I needed to do to take care of myself and i was moble as possible while I had the clical support to identify any possible issues.
4. Last, but most import is the hubby, emotional and physical support is crucial he is doing everything with out a complaint.

Again, I can't believe I sitting hear typing this 8 days later with spanx on and I feel great.
I'm no longer takeing the pain killers, drinking lot of water and eating (normal appetite).

In regards to the incision, I really can't see it ( meaning is it thin or not) because it is covered with clue. It will be a couple of week before the clue starts fallin off.

Still bored, but feel pretty good. Here are some updated pics from today (one from day 2 post op)
Please if you have any questions ask away.
Happy healing to all and happy anticpation to those with up coming procedure.

Ready to say WORTH IT!

So I'm almost 8months post up and I'm feel good...

So I'm almost 8months post up and I'm feel good.
I'm actively working out (including abs),
Stomach still numb (normal)
Incision healing nicely and getting lighter - it is a raised a little in the front, enough for only me to notice it.
Feeling sexy, all the time. Sex has gotten more frequent and better with the man of my life.
He thinks I'm the hottest thing:)
I still swell, for example after a work out or all day on my feet, again enough that I'm the only one who can notice it.
No issues really, I'm glad I did it and hope everyone have or continue to heal with little to no issue.
Life changing, yes. Worth it see pics for yourself:)
Happy healing, eat healthly, be safe this holiday season.

Hey everyone, just ordering the strips and gel....

Hey everyone, just ordering the strips and gel. Have anyone used it if so was it worth it. I'm hoping to get wonderful results. Currently, my scar seems to be lighten but I would like the process a tad bit quicker. I will attempt to keep you posted on the status of my scar therapy. Is it worth it? We will see.

10 month update: My tummy is still numb (whiich is...

10 month update: My tummy is still numb (whiich is normal)
I still swell, but only enough that I can tell.
I starting using silcone gel 3 weeks ago. I so seeing a difference, posted pic of scar. prior to the use of the gel the scar was still dark with little improvement. Now, I see great improvement.
Also, showing off a two piece swim suit, can't tell you the last time I wore a two piece bathing suit. Increased ab work out/cardio, stop when my body tells me... so i happy with results, would I do it again...ummmm....YUP
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