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Boy time flies!! Almost 3 weeks po

First of all, so happy I found this site! I do not...

First of all, so happy I found this site! I do not know of anyone personally that has had this procedure so I am thankful for your posts! My TT is scheduled for Monday and I am getting a bit nervous. Second guessing myself, wondering if this is really needed etc. I am 52 and have hated my stomach area for a long time. While I am so excited at the thought of wearing T-shirts or tanks without all this pudge, and possibly even a two piece !! . My Dr. said since I did so well with a hysterectomy , the recovery form this procedure should be easier. I appreciate any comments or feedback from y'all :))

Before pics and pics day 1 po. Day 5 po today,...

Before pics and pics day 1 po. Day 5 po today, more pics to follow!

Day 5 po and woke up today felling sooooo much...

Day 5 po and woke up today felling sooooo much better!!! The burning stabbing pain( sutures maybe) in my abdomen has calmed down. Still walking hunched over , but better. Back definitely still hurting but while standing only. Keeping up on meds, taking it easy and eating good. Still no bm, but that will come I suppose. Have a fabulous supportive family , could not have done this without them???

Updated on 27 Apr 2013: Day 5 po and woke up...

Updated on 27 Apr 2013:
Day 5 po and woke up today felling sooooo much better!!! The burning stabbing pain( sutures maybe) in my abdomen has calmed down. Still walking hunched over , but better. Back definitely still hurting but while standing only. Keeping up on meds, taking it easy and eating good. Still no bm, but that will come I suppose. Have a fabulous supportive family , could not have done this without them???

Wow! This week has flown by, thank you Jesus!!...

Wow! This week has flown by, thank you Jesus!! Every day gets a bit better but a much slower recovery than I had anticipated! My dh helped me with a shower yesterday, and while it felt fabulous, it was truly exhausting!! I have my 1st po checkup tomorrow, and am already wondering how the hell I am going to get from the parking lot to his office!! It might take me an hour just to do that! I will call their office today to see if there are walkers available. My back is still super sore - need to sit a minute just walking around the house but definitely getting much easier getting up and around. Thank God for my supportive/loving family! I have never had to depend on them this much. Looking forward to getting back to my normal life with my new hot belly, lol!!!

Had my first po appt. this morning. Drains out and...

Had my first po appt. this morning. Drains out and it feels great!! Pretty happy with the results so far. Liking the new bb, scar looks awesome, and although I'm still pretty swollen I think I am going to be very happy I did this. Each day gets a bit better and as long as I don't miss getting my muscle relaxer on time, I think I'll live, lol! Still very sore and walking hunched over, back still killing me, have to sit after walking just a short time. Thinking of switching to regular Tylenol tomorrow and see how that goes. Don't like having my daily bm :)

I meant not having my daily bm, geez!!

I meant not having my daily bm, geez!!

PO11, feeling better, but still home bound, stiff...

PO11, feeling better, but still home bound, stiff and sore. Energy not back yet. Got off the painkillers but still taking Tylenol every 6 hours or so. Wondering how much longer till I'm feeling like myself again :)

Close to 3 weeks po. Feeling a bit better, still...

Close to 3 weeks po. Feeling a bit better, still walking pretty slow, especially at the end of the day, and that's with taking it pretty easy! Off of pain meds, back to my own bed (its one of those high ones) and slept on my side for a while last nite :)! Still sore and tender from the mr I guess, looking forward to the day that I'm hiking and riding again with my new cute stomach in a tight white tank without rolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whooohoooooo! Going to put on a bikini I bought a couple years ago and have never worn just to see how it looks, lol! Not going back to work for a few more weeks, I want this to heal properly and not cause me any additional grief! Will add some more photos in a bit. Hope y'all are healing well :)

6 wks po, new pics ????????

Almost 7 wks po. Feeling much better, able to do most everything around here ! I do pay with soreness, tenderness and swelling when I over do though, which seems to be daily, lol! Back to work on Monday . I have a job that puts me on my feet all day and running around , we'll see how that goes! Overall I'm super happy with my results! Still wearing cg all day, need to wean myself off . All of you that had this procedure after me, hang in there, there is a light at the end of the tunnel ??

8 wks po on Monday 6/17

Went back to work Monday, on my feet all day kinda job :) Hello swell Hell!! Started the week with spax type thing only, but yesterday wore my binder. It helped a bit with the soreness but not so much with the swelling, ugh!! Hopefully this old body will adjust to the new stomach soon and the swelling will be a thing of the past! Hope everyone is healing great!!
Pasadena Plastic Surgeon

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Hey Mimi!!! One of the best post pics I have seen. Great job in picking an awesome ps! Not looking forward to going back to my job in 2 weeks. It will be 5 1/2 weeks and I am a nurse and on my feet also. Oh well. Only 2 days a week so I can handle that. Enjoy your summer with your new figure!
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Why thank you! He was actually picked for me by my daughter, I feel so blessed to have a flat stomach for the first time I can remember! Now to keep it flat, I do love to eat, lol!! You have a great summer too, yay for us!!
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:)
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You look great! Mimi is what my grand kids call me as well
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Thanks!! Those grandbabies are the best thing ever, don't ya think?
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You look super amazing! Huge difference before and after!
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Thank you!! It sure is a long recovery , but now I can say it was worth it!
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You really look GREAT! Everything, looks fantastic!
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Thank you! Just getting a little impatient with this swelling!! You are looking great too !!
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You look fantastic, even with a little swelling. Congrats!
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Thank you! You must be getting excited for yours! I never had a flat stomach either , nice to have one @ 52, lol !!
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You look AMAZING!! We should all be so lucky! Swell hell is tough, but believe me you've already been through the worst! Good Luck!
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Thanks BB! You are looking great also ! I agree, it's such a nice feeling to look in the mirror and not be appalled , lol !
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You look amazing! So happy for you.
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You are looking fantastic!!!

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Thank you Kimmers :))
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You look awesome!! : )
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Thank you! You look awesome ! Glad it all went well for you ! Happy healing ❤
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How are you these days?
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Just read your comment , hang in there! The first few weeks are bad , but then it slooooowly gets better ❤❤
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You are looking great and I'm sure it will continue to only get better!
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you look great !!!!! i feel the exact same way as you. lucky you dont have to work for a few more weeks
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Thank you !! Thank God 3 more weeks off , yay!!
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How are you doing ? The past few days when I'm thinking omg do I really want to do this? I look at your pics you really r an inspiration !!!
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What is everyone using for constipation ? What works without giving you cramps or making u go too much? Trying to get my list ready ...
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