I'm 35 I have 6 wonderful children, 5 of which I...
But either way, I'm still scared....Its becoming real and I've done alot to get to this point. I hope all goes well and I get the results I've been wanting for a few years now....Everyone is supportive and thinks it's a good idea with the exception of a few people. Sometimes it's a damper on my day and other times I don't care. But either way I'll be ok and have made sure I don't cross paths with them until I'm well out of at least the first 3 weeks. My kids think it's a great idea.
The doctor's office called me today and asked about my smoking cessation. For the most part I quit and I have smoked twice since November and both times have been when drinking and one was recently, but not like this morning or yesterday. It was like a week ago. And they said I'd be doing a nicotine test in the morning. So, that's weighing on my mind a lot and I'm downing water like there's no tomorrow. I have little hope it will work but I am at least attempting. I hate to disappoint anyone. I don't know I just would hate to listen to him if the carbon dioxide in my system is high. And I definitely don't plan or want to smoke or be around smoke at all during the surgery and in after care. I just hope I don't have to listen to the doctor.....
I think today I'm going to go home and spend time with my family and try to just soak them in....Then just finish up some last minute loose ends...cleaning and what not....
I was fine when I finally got here.....
The doctor has checked on me several times. I got to see the stitches for the first time. He said I'm doing just fine. That is important since he said I was a little over the ideal weight. And it turned out better than expected. He said my main problem was all of the loose skin but it was also a good thing. It showed I had lost a lot of weight and praised me for it. I did ask about my breasts and he said we could look at those when I come in for my visit. :) I am overall very pleased with my outcome and the service I have received. I wouldn't change any of it. Dr. Nuveen was great and the staff was great. He even gave me his cell phone number if I had any questions. I am glad I chose him. I will post pics when I am able. I can't walk straight up so when I can I'll snape some and put them up. I will write more later.....I'm very tired right now. :) Good Night!!!
Day 2 Post-Op
Day 4 Post Op
I do get to sit here and spend time with my kids. My BIL broke my puppy's leg on accident and now I think its a rib too. It's sticking out further than it should. So, we are healing together.
Nathan went back to work today. :( He came home at lunch to see me and make sure I had everything I needed. :)
On a side note....
Day 5 Post Op
I went to the pool in the body you see up above. I went in a bikini so I could get a tan. It was quite embarrassing for me, but Nathan helped me and was with me every time I took my covering off. He stayed with me the entire time, assuring me I was the most beautiful woman there. So technically, I wore the bikini for him lol
I am watching movies with my daughter and my nephew while working on editing photos. I got my work cut out for me. I've got 4 photo shoots to edit and get out to my customers. I am excited to get them out. It takes me a while to get through them but it is relaxing to go through my work.
I will post pictures later today. :)
Sorry....I haven't been on lately
So, I have been out and about a few times and WOW the swelling!!!! Almost takes overnight to bring it down. But its decreasing with each day that passes. I have a couple complaints but not many and they aren't big! I am happy to look down and see my FEET!!!!
What do you think?
Wow....just over a month.....
So, I'm going to move forward with my breast lift and implants. I got my second consult done with Dr. Nuveen. I got 3 quotes for 3 different kinds of implants. I also had him add in lipo for under the arm area and the back flanks. The quotes came in higher than I expected. They ranged from $9,500 up to $11,500 and I got a discount of $2k and I would also do my revisions at the same time. Those included the saline, silicone and the 410M implants.
But in light of my disatisfaction in some of the scar, I've also decided to get a couple other consults done from referrals. It's amazing how when people find out what you had surgery on, they share their experiences. So, I've scheduled two other consults in the coming weeks. Part of me feels like I'm cheating on my doctor with another doctor lol I am also using the Dermatix Ultra on my scar currently. I don't really know what it's suppose to do but help the scar.
But I also have realized that it's probably going to cost the same if not more to do what I want that the first time. So, I decided to get a second job to pay for it. And I tell you what, working part time and only for two weeks I've made enough for my deposit to hold my date. *happy dance*
I go to see Dr. Gonce and Dr. Benien here really soon. I have read some reviews for Dr. Gonce and looked at their experiences and I have to say I'm impressed. So, we will see what is in store for me really soon. :) In the last pic I got a pic of all of me and the others in the bikini is at his request lol But I think I look ok.....Anyway, I'll get back up on here later when I have more to report.
Doctor finally sends me a message and I'm going in today. For the most part I can do all of this myself. I need reaffirmation I'm taking the right path. I'll update once I'm done at the doctor.
He was very enthusiastic to meet me and talk about what I was looking for and wanted as far as the final results. He's definitely experienced enough and very knowledgeable in this field. He's got years of experience, papers he's written and places he's worked. He even lists his resume on his site and that was very relieving for me. After having my surgery he was very attentive. There were other patients here besides myself and I saw him several times after the surgery and then he was the first one here to greet me in the morning. He was very pleased that I took the "walking each hour seriously" although I couldn't do it much cuz I was in and out of sleep.