Breast Aug, Tummy Tuck and Lipo on the Hips Scheduled for Feb 21st, 2011 - Oklahoma

I have 3 kids...largest was 9lbs 7oz. My belly is...

I have 3 kids...largest was 9lbs 7oz. My belly is flabby and saggy. My breasts are small.
I am excited and nervous all at the same time!!! I've been wanting to do this for a long time and now that it's here I can't hardly believe it!

Everyone: What pain meds did your PS prescribe????...

Everyone: What pain meds did your PS prescribe???? I'm really worried about pain management!!

I was a little vague in my first post......

I was a little vague in my first's a little....ok lot more about me:
I have had 3 kids...not having anymore. I weighed 120 lbs when I got pregnant with my first son, I weighed 197 lbs the day I had him. I lost all of that weight except for 10 lbs and I looked fine! I got on "the shot" and I gained about 55 lbs and could never get it matter what I did. Well then came the second son...I weighed 164 lbs when I got pregnant with him and I weighed around 235 lbs when I had him. I got back down to 170ish and then I got pregnant with my daughter. I weighed around 240 lbs when I had her.
With diet and some exercise I have managed to get down to 175 lbs (I'm 5'7"). I have a very saggy breasts and some extra fat on the hips that won't go away.
On Monday, Feb 21st, 2011 I am having a full tummy tuck, breast augmentation (under the muscle 500cc saline) and lipo on the hips.
Questions that won't stop running through my head:
(1) What if something happens to me? (God forbid)
(2) Am I going too big on the implants? Will I look stupid???
(3) Am I going to go stir crazy the first week?? lol!!
(4) Am I going to freak out and back out??

Ok...too many things to mention!! I guess I'm looking for some "it'll be ok" and "you'll be fine"...and all that warm fuzzyness!


It has been a little over 6 weeks since my Mommy...

It has been a little over 6 weeks since my Mommy Makeover. I am sorry I am just now posting but my home computer would not let me log in here. Anyways, I love my results!! I am still swollen in some areas and I expect to be for a while. My breasts are looking and feeling great! They are still settling in. My belly is flat and my belly button is awesome looking...very round and natural looking just like I wanted! My hips are still a little hard from the lipo, but getting better every day.

I had little pain through recovery. I would say the lipo has been the most painful and it just feels like a deep bruise, so nothing major. I would do it 10 times over!!

So I decided to start tanning! ...

So I decided to start tanning! Should have covered my entire belly. I covered my scars, but didn't know I was supposed to be covering my belly as well! I immediately felt burnt as soon as the tanning bed came on. I got out after only 5 minutes b/c my belly was on fire!!!! I called the doctor's office and they told me that I shouldn't tan for 6-12 months and if I do to cover my belly up with a towel. :(
I guess I will have to live with a white belly for a while....oh well!!

Otherwise I am doing great!! I went to Wal Mart and bought a neoprene Gold's Gym workout band ($5) for my belly to help with the swelling. It makes me sweat some of the fluid out. And it adds a little extra support.
Dr. Greg Ratliff

Excellent Doctor! My results are better than I imagined! He is wonderful and his staff is absolutely amazing!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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So glad to see another February gal here! I'm so glad your recovery is going well!
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Hi, just wondering how everything went....please let us know when your better.
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Good luck, how did it go?
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just thinkin about u? :) hope ur doing well im sure u are..
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Good luck today, Jade!

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You will be fine. I'm not sure about the implants because I'm not getting them and am not sure how they work as far as size goes. From what I understand you will have days of feeling good and days of not feeling so good. Just be prepared your emmotions may be all over the place.

Good luck to you!! I can't wait for my surgery on Monday!!!
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Omg phenigran is awsome it actuly helps u sleep! ;) ilove it! Lol I'm not a pain medcine person nd honestly the vicodin wrkd jus as good, but everyone is diff:) goodluck;)
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Are you ready??? I'm totally ready. Paid all but $500.00 of my surgery and will pay the rest at my pre-op on Friday.

I picked up my meds today, the doctor gave me vicodin for pain, he also gave me a few other meds to take before and after one is a muscle relaxer and the others are for infection which I have to take before and after the surgery and the others are to relax me. Ya that's what I need is to be relaxed.
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I'm totally ready! I'm all paid up..check cleared Monday and I'm ready to go as far as that goes! Just so ready to get it over with!! I can't take Demoral so he's giving me Percocet for pain. And then I get an antibiotic and Phentagrin for nausea. I hope that's enough..I think it will be!
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hi iam 2 weeks out from surgery now and i hat a full tummy tuck with breast lift and implants.. and lipo w/ the flanks.. and honstly she gave me vicodin and it did work well ... and now iam weaning off the vicodin and takin mortin 800 and that seems to work well... :) but iam doin great .. im sure u will be fine...:) good luck
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So when do you think the pain was the worst??
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We are all going in on the same day! I am scheduled for Monday too. Need to be at the surgical center at 6 am and it is 2 hours away!
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Oh wow!! I might look in to a hotel for Sunday night if I were you! lol!! I live 1.5 hours away from my surigcal center, but I don't have to be there until 7:30 so it's nothing out of the norm for me to get up at 5:30ish!!
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lol... I'm the second patient that day I go in at 10:30 a.m. I'm so excited and ready for this. I've been planning for this for weeks now. Doing laundry like crazy, anything I can think of that should be washed I'm washing, cleaning the house REAL good, and making arrangements for the dogs and my youngest son.

The first week I will be recovering at my Moms so all should be good, the second week I will be home recovering with my Step-Daughter and older boys taking care of me.

I took my before pics last night and will try and get them uploaded today. Did you take any before pics? My boyfriend said it's important to have before pics. He is so right because when I started my weight loss journey I didn't take before pics and wish I did.

Good luck to you!! I will be thinking about you and your recovery at the same time I will be recovering.
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No I didn't take any...I need to! I didn't take any before my weight loss either, I wish I would have. I planned this at a crazy time!! We just sold our house and are moving in w/ my grandma until our new house is done being built :/! We close Friday on our house that we sold!! So it's been stressful.
My grandma is a nurse and my aunt is as well and they will be taking care of me the first week. I might need to send my 2 yr old to my other Aunts house..?? My boys are 4 and 11 so I think they will be ok..
I need to get my lap top ready so I can check on ya'll during our recoveries!!
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Good luck to you! My surgery is set for the same day. I totally understand how you feel. I've been having the same feelings.
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Same day?! Awesome!! Now that it's down to the last week I am getting more excited and less nervous. I know Monday morning will be a challenge, but I am the first patient that morning so they will put me to sleep pretty soon after I arrive. I am just ready for the pain to go away..and it hasn't even!! Good luck and congrats to you!!
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Good luck!
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Thank you!!
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