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Going In This Morning for Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation (Age 34, Mother of 3)

Well today is the big day. I am going in for tummy...

Well today is the big day. I am going in for tummy tuck and breast augmentation. I am a 34 mother of 3 (kids ages 12, 9 & 5). I have wanted to do this for 12 years since the birth of my 1st. I am thin however the damage to my stomach from pregnancy was large. Even though I can eat right, exercise etc. I could never get rid of the pooch and the stretch marks are very bad! My goal is to be able to wear a bikini again next summer. I have finally gotten up the nerve to do it. I almost backed out the day payment needed to be made. I will update.

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My prayers are with u and i wish u all the best
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Sorry I haven't posted anything new! 2 weeks post op today, back at work this past Monday. I was chair bound for the first 48-72 hours and then started moving around more. Feeling great I had all drains and pump removed at 5 days post op which was a big turning point. I don't go in again until 30 days. My belly button still has some stitches that need to disolve and some yucky stuff to heal there still but my incision is healing quickly however a little higher than I had hoped for. Happy with breast augmentation the incisions there are pretty much healed. Tummy the jury is still out. I hope that there this is swelling because its flatter and stretch marks gone but seems a little flabby on sides still and when I bend over etc. Better than it was but need to wait longer to see if it was worth the suffering and the expense. I will try and post pics soon.
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Mommy of 3 - Hope you are feeling better. Every day definately gets easier.
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I am going for a TT, arm lift, and thigh lift on July 2. I am frantic of the risk and recovery time. I am flying in from Japan and will remain in the area 3 weeks after surgery. I do have a 7 year old and husband will accompany me. What should I expect? will I be able to walk in a few days? Excited and quite nervous.
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I had mine today. I know how you feel.. Glad I did it? But feel guilty, and a little sad. So many mixed emotions.
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How long was your surgery time. Please post pics and let us know how you are doing. I think looking at the scars make you wonder if it was worth it....but you deserve it and the scars will heal. Take care!
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Congrat on your TT.. Hope your healing is going well, anxious to hear how you are doing!!! Cheers
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The 1'st few days are the worst sweetie. Please keep your chin up, and you'll get there. Keep positive, and soon you will be loving your results. HAPPY HEALING!
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Glad your doing well. I've read on other's reviews that going through the post-op blues is normal and questioning if you did the right thing. Try to keep up your spirits, will be praying for you!
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Hi! Also mom of 3 (ages 2, 4 and 8) and VERY nervous about the recouperation time. My Mother's Day gift this year was a Tummy Tuck and I am very scared that with these little ones I simply won't be able to heal after surgery. You have 3 kids so please let me know how it goes. I am going to wait until school starts (the two little ones are in preschool) but I have one still in a crib. Please let me know your thoughts! Thanks in advance
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Going on 72 hours today. Feeling a little depressed and regretful. Also have come down with a cough but can't get the crud out coughing hurts! Incisions hurt and itch a little hope thats nothing to worry about.
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I am sorry you are feeling depression and regret. I'm sure the coughing is adding to it. If you saw my post, you will see that I too couldn't cough and get rid of the crud after my TT on 6/11/10. Therefore, I developed pneumonia and they discovered it 6/16/10. Now I am on an antiobiotic and vicodin trying to keep the pain down so I can cough it out, which just isn't happening. Its making me miserable as I was feeling so good. Hang in there - and keep that deep breathing up. Certainly wouldn't want to see anyone else go through this. In the end, surely you will be pleased with the results!!
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Dear Mommy of 3, congradulations on your Tummy Tuck you just had! I had my full tummy tuck (no lipo) back in April, and I feel great, and you will too, just give it time, and don't rush things! For the swelling, I recommend a product called ZYFLAMEND by NEW CHAPTER!! It's for inflammation, and it helps so so much with the swelling that you will have. I bought mine at the Health Food Store, and I just started taking it, and I personally think it's wonderful for my swelling that I still get at night, and I'm over 2 months along, but by taking this product, I feel so much better! Anyway, just wanted to say congrats to you, and HAPPY HEALING!
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Wow! What a big step. I'm really excited to hear how it's going. Before and After photos would be fabulous, too, if you're comfortable sharing.

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I am about 36 hours post op. Can't wait until Tues to get pain pump and drains out. Still pain even though I have the pump. Can't wait until I am about a month down the road. I am able to stand up a little straighter today.
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So happy for you! Let us know how you are doing.
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Yay for you!!! Prayers and warm wishes for you.
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Wishing you the best. This will be the best money you have ever spent on yourself. No regrets!
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