Ten weeks - when does the numb feeling go away?
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Hello, i am a 33 year old Mother of 3, ages 7,5...
- 5 Aug 2011
- 3 months pre
Hello, i am a 33 year old Mother of 3, ages 7,5 & 2. This just so happens to be the craziest things I have ever done. I mean I've always talked about wanting a mm, but to actually go and schedule the surgery is just nuts, right?
Well it just does to show you how unhappy I am about what is left of my body. Please don't misunderstand me. I am nothing without my children. They are everything to me. BUT what pregnancy has done to me is something that just won't go away. Before children I was 5'3 and about 115-120lbs. With each child I would pack on about 45lbs. Gaining 45lbs three times in five years does a lot of damage. I go to the gym 3-4 times a week. That has improved my overall look and I'm healthy, however the stomach and the boobs and just something I need to have fixed.
Ok so Im about 2 weeks away and starting to freak...
- 17 Oct 2011
- 17 days pre
Ok so Im about 2 weeks away and starting to freak out just a bit. I had my pre-op and decided on the size (278). My Dr. went over the surgery with me. The only thing I have to do it blood work and fill my meds. I have all the dinners made and child care taken care of. There is some worry about that of course, but I did my best and I just hope my plans dont back fire while I am recovering.
So I have a few questions...
1. When do you think I can stay alone with my kids, do you think by day 9 or 10?
I have 3- 7,5 and 2 1/2. my youngest is potty trained and my two older girls are very helpful.
2. I would like to see what everyone bought for the surgery or what they wish they had? (Im sure this was asked 100x's, sorry)
Ok here are some pictures of me before. Still...
- 18 Oct 2011
- 16 days pre
Ok here are some pictures of me before. Still freaking out!!!!
Ok so I have been really thinking a lot about this...
- 20 Oct 2011
- 14 days pre
I hope this will pass. I really wanted this, but it is it worth the risk??
What a wave of emotion..guilt,fear and then the...
- 22 Oct 2011
- 12 days pre
My husband wrote out the bank check the other day...that was hard. It's so much money and the thought on using it all on myself is making me feel so guilty. BUT if I add up all the hours in the past 8 years that I work as a mom $18,000 would be a crappy salary. So I have to start to look at this as a treat for me ;)
It's like the count down I had when I was pregnant...
- 27 Oct 2011
- 7 days pre
Well I added one more thing to my list of tune ups...
- 28 Oct 2011
- 6 days pre
To be honest I only talk to you ladies about this surgery. I feel that many pp will judge me for what I am going to have done. So I have come clean:)
So I filled my scripts the other day and last...
- 29 Oct 2011
- 5 days pre
So sorry for all the typos I just work up and I'm...
- 29 Oct 2011
- 5 days pre
Well I'm about 2 hrs away!!!! Every emotion you...
- 3 Nov 2011
- Day of treatment
It's been almost 24 hrs and I can honestly say...
- 4 Nov 2011
- 1 day post
I did how ever go over my 4 hr mark w pain pils. I forget to get the alarm, bit did I feel that. It look me a good 4 hrs after got home to get all anesthesia out.
My labia reduction so far is a piece cake. Let's just hope it gets be tree from here
So it's day 4 and I feel great. Very tired and...
- 7 Nov 2011
- 4 days post
I'm having problems uploading my new pictures. Can...
- 7 Nov 2011
- 4 days post
It's almost a full week and tonight I am...
- 9 Nov 2011
- 6 days post
Thank you everyone. Today I threw up!!!! OMG the...
- 10 Nov 2011
- 7 days post
Ok so its 8 days and a feel better, not great but...
- 11 Nov 2011
- 8 days post
They took the drain out. It wasnt that bad, kind of burned. I think that has a lot to do with why I am starting to feel better. Plus I am taking the pain meds as directed. Before I was trying to bush back the amount of time between and how much I would take.
So here is the question:
What type of scare treatment did you use? I was told to use 1% hydro and vit e caps. What do you guys think? I keloid so I want to make sure I use the best.
Please forgive me for not up dating. I remember...
- 14 Nov 2011
- 11 days post
So it is day 12 and I feel good. Not great, but good. The first 4-5 days are very hard. I suggest having a sister/Mother or close female friend to help. I know for a fact my wonderful husband would not have been up to the challenge. You need help with most things. After day 1 I was able the walk to the bathroom unassisted!
Taking the first shower kicks your ass! As a matter of fact all showers up to day 12 knock your energy level down.
-THINGS I USED FOR SHOWERING
Plastic chair (I used a folding plastic chair)
Yoga strap, used to hold drain
Dial pump soap
-WHAT I HAD AT MY BEDSIDE (folding table on each side of my recliner)
Every charger to all of my devices. Tape them on so they don't fall.
netflix ready and loaded
I put all my meds in a big zip lock bag
Trash bag (to use for trash or maybe if you puke)
Ok so speaking of puking....I did and it was painful. I will admit that I cried. All over my sisters shoulder. God love her, if it wasn't for her I would have never have made it!
Now I have no clue what made me throw up. It was 7 days later. I did have the hiccups all day and walked around probably more then I should have. But I did make it to the back door. There would have been no way I would have gotten down on my knees to grab the bowl.
On a lighter note, all that was needed to help clean up was the hose :)
I had a hard time trying to figure out the right combo for pain.
I used the valium and percocets for the first 4-5 days.
Then ibuprofen during the day and valium at night.
Right now I took a percorcets because I just cleaned up and did way too much.
-WHAT I WAS ABLE TO DO WITH KIDS & THE HOUSE
By day 7
I was able to wipe down the counters, sweep and have one of my little ones sweep it up.
By day 10
I was able to put the laundry away lol, steam mop (I have a ocd thing about clean floors)
By day 12
I was able to clean up the bathrooms. I wasn't able to clean the tub but the counters, toilet and floor was clean.
With the floor I just sprayed and stood on a towel and wiped it.
I was able to give the kids cereal and warm up food if hubby wasn't around.
So thats where I am at today. As far as how I look. I LOVE LOVE my boobs. I went with 275 silicone moderate smooth. Its exactly what I wanted. To fill the lost volume. They don't hurt at all. It feels like the first few weeks of breast feeding. I My stomach looks better everyday. I still wont let my hubby look at that yet but he cant get enough of the boobs!
Pictures to come soon.
Hey everyone, things are going well. Everyday I am...
- 19 Nov 2011
- 16 days post
Anyway I have a question about bruising. I thought I had lipo on my flanks/tummy but there wasnt a hint of bruising at all. As I look at everyones pictures I see that most of you did have at least some bruising. Could he have not done the lipo? Im so swollen from my belly button down that its hard to tell what was done. When will the swelling do away? I wear my binder 24/7 and still cant see the results. I do have to say the scare is wonderful. Very, very thin and so far no puckering. For $18,000. I want my fat sucked out!! lol or some money back. What do you guys think? Also have anyone of you had the labia reduction? I did and have a few questions...I know I can jump to that board but you guys are mm family :)
One more thing...does anyone have very sensitive...
- 19 Nov 2011
- 16 days post
I cant take it anymore. The swelling just wont go...
- 22 Nov 2011
- 19 days post
BTW what happened to my before pictures????
I have this crazy tire of swelling around and...
- 26 Nov 2011
- 23 days post
Well I figured out the right combo for my swelling...
- 28 Nov 2011
- 25 days post
So its just a little over 4 weeks. I am still...
- 2 Dec 2011
- 29 days post
I also desperately want to go back to my yoga. Its my one and only true mind/body cleansing and I miss it. Is there any yogies out there, whats your advice?
I just got back from my check up with my ps. All...
- 27 Dec 2011
- 1 month post
I know there are many of you that are either not sure if they did the right thing, or if they should do it. For me it was life changing. I love the results. The guilt of the money and time away from your family/responsibilities will disappear with in a month or two. I will post pictures later on tonight.
I hope all it will with everyone.
I feel like my body is cut in half. (yes, I know...
- 12 Jan 2012
- 2 months post
I can't tell you enough about Dr.Godek. The consult was about an 1 1/2 hrs long. He answered every question and never once did I feel rushed. His staff is wonderful and so helpful. Dr.Godek is very meticulous and you can see that he takes pride in his work. I am so happy to have him as my doctor.