Excited and a Little Scared - Orem, UT
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I am going to give you a little background here. I...
- 10 Feb 2011
- 1 month pre
I am going to give you a little background here. I have had three children, had an emergancy surgery for a ruptured overy in 2008 so I have a large scar and have recently lost 85 lbs - I could probably lose more but the weight I am currently at is easy for me to maintain. Besides I was a size 22 and am now a size 8. Needless to say I have a lot of excess skin, a large belly bulge and lots of stretch marks. I'm not so worried about the stretch marks but the bulge and extra skin bother me. I would love not to have to tuck my tummy into my my pants.
I have scheduled a full tummy tuck and muscle repair for 3/21/2011 (no lipo cause while I'm curvy all the doctors I interviewed seemed to think I didn't need it - at least in the flanks)
I have been pouring through this website reading everyone stories and am very excited. I will post some before pictures soon.
So I tried to upload a profile picture but it...
- 12 Feb 2011
- 1 month pre
My surgery is in almost 3 weeks! I have everything...
- 24 Feb 2011
- 24 days pre
I think I am going to forgo getting the pain pump....
- 6 Mar 2011
- 14 days pre
4 Days away now! We live a few hours away from...
- 17 Mar 2011
- 4 days pre
Day 4 Post op. Sorry I haven't posted anything...
- 25 Mar 2011
- 4 days post
1. Get a recliner! I borrowed one from a friend and I couldn't imagine life without it right now.
2. Stay on top of your meds! Its no fun sleeping through med time and awaking 3 hours later in a lot of pain.
3. Start taking milk of magnesia the day of surgery - it will still take a few days to go number two and that pain is almost worse than the surgery pain.
3. Whatever you do don't cough!!!!!!!
4. You will tire easily. Take naps as needed.
As a matter of fact its time for a nap now. :) I will post again soon.
I am now 3 weeks post op, have returned to work...
- 11 Apr 2011
- 21 days post
So far I am very happy with Dr. Jones work. Its only day 4 post op and I can tell already how great my tummy is going to look - I never imagined it would look this good. I have to say his prices are very reasonable far lower than the other surgeons I interviewed but quality was not sacrificed. If I decide on any future procedures I will be going back to Dr. Jones.