March 14 Finally Getting Long Awaited MM - Phoenix, AZ
- Mom to 5
- updated 8 months ago
I am a 41 yr old mom to 5 kids ages 17,15,13,11...
- 23 Feb 2013
- 18 days pre
I am a 41 yr old mom to 5 kids ages 17,15,13,11 and almost 9. Last 4 kids via c-sec. I am 5'2" trying to weigh 140 by surgery. Currently 147. Been planning this for 2 years. Went to see PS Nov. 2011 and he said I needed lipo first for my stomach area since they could not safely do as much lipo at time of TT as I needed. So I got lipo and am now ready for the MM. I have lost 25 pounds in prep for this and would like to lose about 7 pounds more. I currently am DD and don't want to go much bigger but will have implant during BL. I want to know anyone's thoughts about teardrop implant or any other thoughts you have. I don't want porn boobs. Basically want what I have just in a better shape.
I am terribly excited and scared all at the same time. I welcome any suggestions for recovery or anything else you have learned. I will try and get pics up before surgery.
It's 4 a.m. the morning of my TT/BL I have been...
- 14 Mar 2013
- Day of treatment
Surgery went well! I am in hospital staying...
- 15 Mar 2013
- 1 day post
PO day 2, the lack of sleep has finally caught up...
- 16 Mar 2013
- 2 days post
I slept thru my pain med and now am trying to catch up :(.
Today is post op day 9 and I am doing pretty well....
- 23 Mar 2013
- 9 days post
I have given myself the luxury of taking a few weeks off of kids apps etc and did a bunch of carpooling dr apps eye exams even a surgery for one of my kids in the weeks leading up to this so I could have a few weeks without having to go anywhere. I am also lucky that my five kids are older so I don't have to worry about them every sec of the day. I did have an emotional breakdown yesterday and was crying uncontrollably and my 11 yr old son came in and started crying seeing me cry. I think I was just exhausted and mentally needed a breakdown but he rubbed arnicare on my belly and I told him that made it feel better and so that calmed him down.
I love my boobs. I was a droopy DD before and yesterday I tried on my old bra and it still fit like a charm so whatever tissue Dr removed during lift she replaced with 200cc implant. I am so pleased. My stomach is still swollen and I need to be patient with that. Will try and have my husband take pics soon so I can have a way to show improvement. I am up in weight about 4 pounds since surgery but I guess that is from all the swelling.
Today is post op 11 and the first day I have been...
- 25 Mar 2013
- 11 days post
Post op 2 week mark. Today I got my drains...
- 28 Mar 2013
- 14 days post
Great news! After 2 weeks post op my drains came...
- 30 Mar 2013
- 16 days post
Post op day 19 Today was the first time I went...
- 2 Apr 2013
- 19 days post
Today was the first time I went back to the gym. I just needed my schedule back to help feel normal since surgery. I walked at level 1.6-2.0 on treadmill and was able to get 1.5 miles in about 55 min. That felt funny I ran a marathon on March 2 and here a month exactly later I am on the treadmill walking at a slow pace. However I did get over 13,000 steps today per my fitbit. :). With that said I was super exhausted and already in pjs by 6:30 p.m.
But it sure felt good to hit the 10,000 step mark again. Especially when two weeks ago I was having my kids help me walk laps around my house and was only getting maybe 1700 steps a day due to my limited ability and energy level.
On a different note I find that my incisions under my breasts are bothering me due to my bra and CG both rubbing against those incisions. I have tried adding a gauze as padding there but has not helped too much. :/ my weight today was 144 so the major water retention increase from the surgery has gone. My waist is still about 2 inches bigger than prior to surgery due to swelling. Still can't stand up completely straight but I don't know if the people around town would notice, I like to think they wouldn't but I can notice it still hurts to try and stand completely straight but def better.
Today is post op day 33 so it's been almost 2...
- 16 Apr 2013
- 1 month post
I am still swollen and sore. Last week I had worked up to walking 2.5 mph on the treadmill which is a 24 min mile and did that plus regular walking and was getting between 14,000-18,000 steps a day per my fitbitand after a few days of that my body rebelled and I spent Friday-Sun laying down recuperating.
I can't tell a big difference in between my pictures. What I do wish was that my stomach muscles were more concaved looking. I have always had poochy stomach muscles even before having kids, I was hoping that was something that could be corrected from surgery but I guess your natural muscle shape can't be corrected. Some pics are of me letting my stomach hang out naturally and some are of me sucking in. However, still WAY better than before. I am hoping I can get some before pics from my doc tomorrow.
I still am weighing about what I weighed before surgery so I have lost the extra 7 pound "gain" from surgery but am waiting for the 5 pounds of stomach fat that was removed to show itself on the scale. I know that takes time so I am trying to be patient.