Extremely Nervous; Mommy Makeover Scheduled for 4.25.11 - Toms River, NJ

My 24th birthday present from my boyfriend is a...

My 24th birthday present from my boyfriend is a full tt and breast augmentation. I have 2 beautiful little boys (14 months and 3 months). Getting pregnant immediately after my first son (being pregnat for almost 2 straight years practically) really did a number on my body. Not to mention the fact that my first son was 8lb14oz and my second son was born at 37w weighing 8lb2oz (pretty decent size babies). I was told by my ps that my abdominal muscles are completely seperated and the only way to repair them would be to manually do it - so TT here I come!

I am SO nervous and am having morbid thoughts like, 'omg what if i dont wake up? i dont want to leave my kids' This site has been so helpful though knowing that all you girls can relate. I will be posting pictures before and after the surgery.


Oh! I forgot to mention that I'm 5'4"...

Oh! I forgot to mention that I'm 5'4" and 128lbs - so hopefully the height, weight, and pictures will be a good comparison for others with the 'same' body.

4.19.11 Went to my PS today for my pre-op appt. I...

4.19.11
Went to my PS today for my pre-op appt. I am beyond nervous and as much as i want my pre-baby body back, i want to back out! I cant stop these morbid thoughts. But i wound up getting my antibiotic prescription and my pain med prescription. Was told the surgery would be a little over 3 hours long and that he had to suture my muscles from the breast bone all the way down -_-
Im worried that there are questions I should have asked and forgot to but i still have 6 more days til my surgery to think of things. Is there anything I should ask??

My surgery is tomorrow morning at 7am. I will be...

My surgery is tomorrow morning at 7am. I will be posting before and after pictures after tomorrow. My PS said surgery was going to be a little over 3 hours. Im nervous and excited at the same time. Cant wait to have a nice flat belly =] Ill be sure to keep everyone posted.

1 day post - op; I'm sore and its very difficult...

1 day post - op; I'm sore and its very difficult to get up and down. The drains are a nuisance like everyone says. I'm on my couch recliner bc it was too difficult to get in my bed. I'm taking dilaudid for pain and keflex as an antibiotic. My PS wants me to go to his office today to check everything which I'm dreading-it was painful to ride in the car so I'm not looking forward to the 20 min. car ride today.

Day 2 post-op: a lot better than yesterday! I was...

Day 2 post-op: a lot better than yesterday! I was told the day right after surgery would be the worst and so far that was right. The day of was no where near as bad as yesterday. My muscles were so extremely tight that it hurt to make the littlest movement. Now, at day 2, its getting a little better. Movement is still limited but I've found out that having my boyfriend 'hoist' me up instead of my pushing myself up has REALLY helped. I'm mostly experiencing soreness/tightness more so than pain.

Dont know how i could have forgotten :( but I did:...

Dont know how i could have forgotten :( but I did: my BA and lipo were postponed. My PS felt that bc I needed a full tt with muscle repair and that bc I would be under for atleast 4 hours from tt surgery alone, that'd be best to wait for BA and lipo as to not put so much 'stress' on my body. So back in 6 months I go to finish.
Day 3 post-op: muscles are very sore but feeling better little by little every day. The incision hurts on and off but nothing unbearable. The drains are ANNOYING! I cannot wait to get them removed on Monday. Every time I move I feel the drains pull, its def no picnic.

It HURTS to laugh! My 2 sons were being funny lil...

It HURTS to laugh! My 2 sons were being funny lil men and I couldn't help but crack up, and that was a very bad idea. My stomach is killing me :( ... other than that,I feel really good. I got 5 hours of sleep last night and I'm gunna attempt a shower today. I'm tired of feeling gross...yuck! I to have a drs appt today so I will update later

Came back from post-op visit today. My drains are...

Came back from post-op visit today. My drains are coming out on Wednesday thank goodness! And my swelling has gone down A LOT ... I can't wait until August/September when its gone completely!

Day 6 post-op; I feel SO much better except for...

Day 6 post-op; I feel SO much better except for the drains. I'm able to walk around for a while now but I've noticed the more I walk the more I swell. It's been six days and I just now had first BM. It was NOT fun but I do feel better now. Please take a stimulant laxative if colace isn't helping!! Went to PS yesterday and he said I need to wait until Wednesday for the removal of the drains :( so I'm hoping the next 3 days go quickly!

Yesterday(Monday) was day 7 post op. I went to PS...

Yesterday(Monday) was day 7 post op. I went to PS and he took the drains out - I'm not gunna lie it wasn't too pleasant, but thank goodness they're out! I'm moving around ten times better and I can finally take a real shower tomorrow!! SO excited. I will be posting more pictures tomorrow.
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