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Finally! At Almost 50! - New York, NY
- posted 3 months ago
- updated 1 month ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $15,500
- Joshua King (New York, NY)
I was NEVER slim.......NEVER. Pretty, sexy, funny....
- 14 Feb 2013
- 5 days pre
I was NEVER slim.......NEVER. Pretty, sexy, funny.....yes. But, slim? NEVER!
As the years passed I struggled more & more to try and control my weight. After having a GBS in '96, I lost 130 lbs. Then started packing on the weight again during fertility treatment in '03. Was 190 lbs by the time I got pregnant, and 240 lbs when I delivered. Couldn't get the weight off!! Consulted with my surgeon and found that there was a complication that would require me having the GBS all over again. In Jan '07, I had the second GBS and lost 75 lbs. All these trips up & down the scale have left souvenirs I do not want! So, we will be getting rid of this hideous apron and these awful bat wings to start! Having Fleur De Lis TT & brachioplasty (arm lift) on 2/20.
**POD 6** NEW PICS. So far it's been a pretty...
- 26 Feb 2013
- 6 days post
**POD 8** Feeling much more alert and "normal". ...
- 28 Feb 2013
- 8 days post
**POD 9** Added new pics. Still feeling very...
- 1 Mar 2013
- 9 days post
**POD 11** I am not in pain. I am able to get...
- 3 Mar 2013
- 11 days post
I think the after effects of the anesthesia is the hardest part for me to get past. I have my 2nd PO visit tomorrow. Plan to ask about some other form of cg for arms. The ace bandages he's had me wearing are really a pain in the a__! Also, need another binder or cg of some type as the one I have is closed up to its tightest and it is not tight enough anymore.
In addition to buffalo wings, I have learned that even the slightest amount of chinese food blows me up like a balloon.
**POD 12** NEW PICS So this morning both my...
- 4 Mar 2013
- 12 days post
So this morning both my hands looked like they belonged to a cabbage patch kid. Chinese food is an absolute no-no. At least for a while.
Saw my ps for my 2nd PO appt. Believe it or not, he said I was wearing my ace bandages on my arms too tight. He told me that he wanted me to keep my bandages AND my binder off for the day. He said that he only wanted me to wear my compression at a comfortable level. I said I thought that I was supposed to wear it as tight as I could take. He said that he absolutely does not agree with that theory. He said I should rest today and keep my arms elevated. Tomorrow put my gear back on, but comfortably. On another note, he removed one of the drains and I have to go back on Thursday to get the other one removed. He removed the tape from my horizontal incision. I'm very happy with the way it looks.....VERY happy. I hope the vertical one looks as good when the tape comes off. Still have no clue what my bb looks like. Another bit of good news is that I will not need to have ANY stitches removed. PS said all my stitches are on the inside and will dissolve. He used some type of "glue" on the outside to close up the incision. How cool is that??
**POD 16** NEW PICS (WARNING: GRAPHIC) Had my...
- 8 Mar 2013
- 16 days post
Took a shower tonight. At the suggestion of my...
- 8 Mar 2013
- 16 days post
**POD 28** NEW PICS. I am finally feeling close...
- 20 Mar 2013
- 27 days post
**POD 35** BB pic. Saw ps last Thurs for 4 wk PO...
- 26 Mar 2013
- 1 month post
**8 Wks PO** New pics. I've been experiencing...
- 17 Apr 2013
- 2 months post
My Doctor: Joshua King
After consulting with 5 different ps, I decided on this ps because he seemed to really see me as an individual and not "just another TT". He was the only one who suggested something other than the traditional TT. Also, the person who referred him to me is in the health profession. She had a TT with him also. I figure she is "in the know" about what ps is the best for this procedure. She was very happy with her results and the care she got from him and his staff.