TT/ Lipo Scheduled. Looking for Input!! - Orlando, FL

I have been wanting to get this done for at least...

I have been wanting to get this done for at least 7 years. I have two kids, 12 and 9, both born by c-section. I gained 14 lbs with my son and 8 lbs with my daughter. More than anything this was due to being sick throughout my pregnancies. Although I didn't gain much I carried totally in the front and my tummy paid the price! Now I am 5'3 155 lbs and still carry almost all of it in my tummy.

I am excited to get this over with and I totally trust my PS and can take pain pretty well. Here is my problem I am FREAKING OUT about having panic attacks after the the surgery from feeling like I can't breath!! This is really my only worry. So scared I'll wake up and be sown so tight from the muscle repair and swelling I won't be able to get a full breath.

I am reaching out to anyone whose had this done. Please let me know,good or bad, how this was for you. What helped and what didn't. Was breathing a big deal or not really?

I greatly appreciate any input. Thanks to every for sharing your experiences on this sight!!

So I went to my pre op Tuesday, been having stress...

So I went to my pre op Tuesday, been having stress head and neck aches since. Thinking I may need the muscle relaxers for the 2 1/2 weeks before surgery more than after. JK. I am already on some meds for panic attacks so my PS wants my Psych to sign off on all the meds he is giving me. Makes me a little more nervous but no one said it would be easy. Just worth it. I talked to 2 different pharmacists and they both said it shouldn't be a problem but to just try to take my meds about an hour apart from each other. Oh yeah also picked up a new rocker recliner from Lazyboy so I can recover in style. Well guess that's all from me right now. Hope everyone else is doing well on their journeys. Bathing suits here we come.

I started to get a cold Tuesday night and my...

I started to get a cold Tuesday night and my surgery is this Monday. I think I will be ok as long as it stays in my sinuses and not my lungs. I can't use a nedi pot because my ears are infected. Dr gave me a z-pack ( antibiotics) and trying to drink lots of OJ. Really hope this works itself out I don't have family in this state (besides husband who already took next week off). So grandmas are flying across country at the end of next week to help out. Guess that's it for now, I'll let you know if I get to have surgery or not when I know.

Surgery date was moved to the 11 th of April...

Surgery date was moved to the 11 th of April because my mom got sick. Hope I don't have to reschedule again.

Well I made it through! I went in Monday at 9:30...

Well I made it through! I went in Monday at 9:30 and went into surgery at 11:30. This for me was the hardest part. The sitting there thinking am I crazy am I really going to let someone do this to me? However I managed not to run out the door screaming and got it done. I left the surgery center about 4pm and was lucky and didn't really have any nausea. I won't lie the first days were tough but you make it through and it does get a little better every day. So far no regrets just waiting for some of the swelling to go down so I can get an idea of what I will look like. Hope everything is going well for the rest of my real self family. I'll post pics after I get my drains out.
Orlando Plastic Surgeon

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