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Omg the compression garment...

I am finally doing this.... I am 34 years old and...

I am finally doing this.... I am 34 years old and have two children, a girl who is 12 and my little man who is 7... I recently separated my husband of 13 years but the relationship was done months before he moved out so I am ok no hurting.. I was very skinny till I got pregnant with my daugther ever since I been struggling with my weight.. I would lose and again the same weight till 2009 when i said enough is enough and finally got through my head that I need to commit and change my ways of eating for good.. I am very active, I go to the gym 4 to 5 times a week... Not been able to workout for 4-6 week is going to be hard. But I am super excited... I am getting a tummy tuck with muscle repair and a breast lift with implants..

I am super excited about doing this... I ordered...

I am super excited about doing this... I ordered three good quality front closure sport bras. I also got the kelo-cote silicone gel and vitamin E oil for the scars. Only thing is that in top of my excitement for the surgery, I also have days when I don't feel that great about life in general... I am also worry because I believe that I will have my period on surgery day smh... Need to call my doctor's office on Monday to ask if this will not be a problem...

The excitement continues... God this is getting...

The excitement continues... God this is getting close i hope everything goes well for me... I finished buying everything I need well there is something else; a recliner which I am buying next week... Wish all the ladies that have surgery for next week good luck....

So tomorrow is my pre op appointment and I will...

So tomorrow is my pre op appointment and I will make the final payment... My recliner was delivered and is comfy... I ordered everything for scar treament because that is something that really worries me... I bought the compression garment today and dear lord.... The lady at the store help to put it on and I am not sure if I am going to be able to deal with it.... I have never like using "fajas" this is going to be the worse part for me... I just want this to be done and over....

Hello ladies.... Today I am 11 days post op and I...

Hello ladies.... Today I am 11 days post op and I am so happy to be feeling better... As many of you the first few days, the pain was so strong I questioned what I have gotten myself into; but as they they past I am happy with they way everything is looking... I love my new full breast, no more saggy looking breast here.. My tummy is getting there the swelling is no joke... And as many of you told me the compression garment is my best friend but I have to say the binder after surgery did not let me eat of how thigh it was... Going for my first lympathetic massage later on today...
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Congrats on your surgery. Glad everything is going well for you. Post the new you pics!
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Great review post some picture after po. Happy healing!
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I definetily will when I get a little better... Thanks
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Two more days for you!!! Happy dance!
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Thanks .... :)
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I agree with Nichole...If I had the thought of the compression garment being annoying, it was fleeting. Today is the first day I don't "have" to use it...I feel somewhat naked...lol. I'm really excited for you! Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! :)
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Thank you so much....
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Your date is getting close girly....Congrats and look foward to seeing you on the flat side
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Yes it is... I am so ready to get it done.... Thanks :)
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you need the garment like you need air...lol. I know I did. I felt like I "falling apart" without it. It's a pain getting in and out of it when you gotta wash it or shower, be sure you always have a helper. Don't try to do it yourself until your nice and healed. I'm 24 days po and just recently started putting it on myself. Good luck!
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Thanks kc820 for the advice.. Yes my Mom is staying with me for a few months...
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I promise you that after surgery, your compression garment will be your best friend-- honestly! Even five minutes without it will feel like an eternity, and once you put it back on after being without it for a shower, you will feel so relieved to have it on! :)
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That's what my friends are telling me but oh God... thanks
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Dang nichole1122 i thought I was the only one that felt like that....My PS has released me from wearing it during the day only at night... Guess what I still have it on....LOL at work
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I don't like having tight things around my waist, so putting on my compression garment is crazy. I had it on for a few minutes the other day and although I like how everything looks all sucked in, I wonder how my insides are going to take it. I usually get a horrible tummy ache when I have something tight around my waist. Good luck at your pre-op tomorrow. I have 4 more days until surgery! YIKES!
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Wow your day is around the corner... Good luck, will keep you in my prayers... I know that's the way I feel having this big surgery done and wearing something so tight... :(
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You will do great, don't worry! I am PO 10 days and spent the entire day running errands, cooking and hanging out with my family. Recovery is NOT as bad as I had anticipated. First couple of days are rough but you are so drugged up that you don't feel or remember much. All good:). One piece of embarrassing advice- wear a thick maxi pad right after surgery- I was so drugged when I got home, I peed the bed:(. I hear this is common as usually you are cathetered when you are put under a general. Now I know why! Good luck, the results are worth it.
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Thanks for the advise... Happy for you that you are already in revovery....
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My MM is 4/11. I'm getting nervous too! Well, excited as well. Can't wait for it to be over and see the results!
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Same here i want to get this over and done with...
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Good Luck! :)
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Thanks
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Best wishes!
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Thanks a million.. :)
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Good luck, you will be so happy you did it!!!
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