Hi everyone. Ive been reading all of the great posts on this site for a year and a half. I can't believe I'm now telling my story! I have 2 boys, 6 and 8. Before I got married I was 180 and 5'5. I got down to 128 and then got pregnant. I was 204 when I gave birth. I have always had a tummy that I remember hiding as young as 10 years old. Lots of body issues going on here.
Fast forward to now, I've run 2 1/2 marathons in one year, I weigh 120 and workout all the time. I can't believe the changes my body has made, some good some not so good. I started consulting with surgeons 2 years ago, finally decided I'd go through with it when youngest was in school ft. My husband gave me the go ahead and then it was the difficult task of finding the right time to do the surgery. We have no family around us and my husband travels abroad frequently. I went to a 3rd surgeon on Feb 2 and I was scheduled for surgery feb. 8!!! That was a tough 6 days of emoitions, it's all over with now!
I think I'm doing really good. Dr said I'd probably have a 6 pak ( yay) and they removed 1 1/2 pounds of skin. Because I had so much skin I needed an extended TT ( scar almost all the way around). I haven't looked at my scar yet. I have a feeling It's not as low as I was hoping for but I promised myself I wouldn't get caught up in that. I'm grateful that I woke up and I'm healing well. I'll try and post a before pic I took. I'm on an iPad so please excuse all typing errors. Oh yah, I also had a lift and a 300 cc cohesive gel silicone implant. Haven't peeked at those yet either. I'm reading great tips on this site that my dr didn't tell me about, like ice packs for swelling, arnica tablets, etc. going to ask him about icing. He said I could take arnica if I wanted. Do you all recommend it?