6 months later

Im so nervous, excited, terrified, anxious...........

im so nervous, excited, terrified, anxious.......... i want this to turn out good. i am 42 with 4 kids ages range from 26-9 yrs old. i have had 2 C-sections. i weigh 190 and am 5' 5. i know i am chubby...... i am having a TT, MR, lipo on flanks, and lipo on my double chin. i have been a MOUNTAIN DEW addict for about 25 years. i finally kicked the habit Dec 2012. since then i have dropped 15 lbs.

oh course im worried about being put to sleep and waking back up. i am worried about the pain. i hope my results will look as fabulous as your ladies on this website. i am obsessed right now with looking up all the information i can on TT and researching all your posts. they give me confidence that all will work out .

i will post pics later

Slight set backs ... 1. PS office called and...

slight set backs ... 1. PS office called and changed by operation fees 2. PS office called and reschedule me from april 15th to 16th...... 3. now i have a cold. im sure it will be gone before surgery but why now ????

Went to the dr today for this cold. don't want...

went to the dr today for this cold. don't want anything to ruin my chances of my surgery. it has to be gone by april 16th . found out today a close friends sister had a TT last year. oh course im questioning her to death now. she said she would do it all over again if need be. so far i haven't found anyone say that they wouldn't do it . this is gonna be awesome

Im getting my daily dose of RH today and it has me...

im getting my daily dose of RH today and it has me thinking of CG's. can someone tell me a good one i will need? i believe my surgery will only give you the white one you see on here alot. today im excited about my surgery not worried at all. i cant wait to be able to see my kitty without having to use a mirror. i have 30 more days to go. hoot hoot.

Got an email from dr office today per-op...

Got an email from dr office today per-op instructions and forms . ! This is getting real. 20 more days wow!!! I need to start biting my nails or something . I have been dreaming if my PS. I know that sounds weird right ? Man ! I'm excited nervous .

Do you think I should get a pain pump ? My dr says...

Do you think I should get a pain pump ? My dr says he numbs it up but it's totally up to me . I think I should . Maybe it's wasting money . It can't hurt right ? Less pain better gain

Do you think I should get a pain pump ? I'm...

Do you think I should get a pain pump ? I'm thinking about it ... My dr says he numbs you up but I'm terrified of the pain . Give me your opinion

2 weeks !!! Tomorrow is my pre-op

2 weeks !!! Tomorrow is my pre-op

Just came from my pre-op appointment . I got my...

Just came from my pre-op appointment . I got my prescriptions and instructions for the big day. My PS is very easy to talk to and wants the best possible outcome. He assured me that he never has dog ears and it won't be an issue. He believes my results will turn out fabulous if he believes then I believe !! My hands were calms from being nervous and all we did was talk and take pics . Btw the photo shoot that was awkward. He keeps saying like nice, perfect, right there. I had to laugh cause it seems like we are in a real professional model shoot .

8 days until my surgery. im excited. my sisters...

8 days until my surgery. im excited. my sisters were here from michigan for our birthday, yes all 3 of us share a birthday. my older sisters are twins and i was born on their birthday 5 yrs later. i have been pretty busy with my family from out of town. i have this weekend to get everything for big day. i already filled my prescriptions total co-pay was 17.00----score !!! im excited to go get my granny panties, and what else girls ?? what do i need

One week from today !!! Ekkkkkk my nerves are...

One week from today !!! Ekkkkkk my nerves are kicking in. At the same time in so excited . This weekend I am going out shopping for last minutes I might need

4 days to go to the flat side ! Lord nerves are...

4 days to go to the flat side ! Lord nerves are kicking in. Wow I'm excited! Going shopping this weekend. The hospital called and gave instructions and I paid the surgery center fee. No turning back now I have the time off work everything is paid for . I'm ready ! Lets get 'er done ! What is the stage 2 CG ? I think I might need one. I got the toilet seat raiser .

Who has a easy list of things to have for your TT ?

Who has a easy list of things to have for your TT ?

2 days away and I'm ready ! I got everything I need

2 days away and I'm ready ! I got everything I need

Last night I didn't sleep well. I tossed and...

Last night I didn't sleep well. I tossed and turned ,woke up about 10 times . Today I have a kink in my neck and right side of my back . I guess I'm worried or anixous maybe excited ..... Prolly all 3 ! I was thinking I was emotionally ready for this . With my mind racing maybe not . I have positive thoughts. Everyone pray or send good vibes whatever u believe in please tomorrow is the day

Last minute question ??? Should I have a car or...

Last minute question ??? Should I have a car or SUV pick me up after surgery ??

Had surgery yesterday . Went by fast. The nurse...

Had surgery yesterday . Went by fast. The nurse gave me the cocktail and I don't remember anything after
That .
Next thing I remember nurse was waking me up . I wouldn't wake up for a hr or so. I think they were rushing
Me out cause I was the last one in surgery center.
All I did was sleep yesterday . Been getting up everything
2-3 hrs to Pee.

It's full day since surgery ! The most challenging...

It's full day since surgery ! The most challenging is getting up and down from recliner and coughing !!! Coughing is the devil . The stomach incision it self doesn't hurt . It's the muscle repair . I have a head garment on and it's driving me nuts . Restricting my head movement annoying . My neck is bruised . I have no clue what my stomach looks like haven't unwrapped it . Seems like I'm draining a lot from my one drain

Day 3 sitting on a vibrator for my back . Going to...

Day 3 sitting on a vibrator for my back . Going to my first post op appointment at 1130 to see my tummy
For first time . I will post pic later today

Just came from my first appt. he says I'm not out...

Just came from my first appt. he says I'm not out of the woods yet but I'm looking good. I'm have a lot swelling

Today I tried to have a sponge bath . Didn't work...

Today I tried to have a sponge bath . Didn't work out do well. Husband dropped the drain which felt like it pulled a little . He washed my hair and important parts . Can't wait to shower for real . The pain isn't horrible more in the back and when you try to use the stomach muscle . Still hunched over . Don't see m ps until Monday maybe get the drain out then . Keep it head up follow TT sisters !

So far not much of a an appetite yet. I've been...

So far not much of a an appetite yet. I've been living off chicken. Noodle
Soup. Crackers jello. I noticed I'm down 8 lbs . Asking
To ask my
pS how much weight he took off z it appears I have a dog ear on my right side and my ps swears he Neverrrrrrr gets dog ears. U be the judge I have posted a new pic . These Percs just make you fall asleep for no reason . Gonna have to cut them off soon.

First night since surgery I slept through the...

First night since surgery I slept through the night . I swear I must pulled something by stretching out . I can't be use. First thing I took everything off and it looks the same . So crossing my finger it's all good . I'm moving around good and maybe make my family some dinner today

2 questions ????? Can I use a back massager On...

2 questions ????? Can I use a back massager On sore back ? My drain isn't draining much and what it is its kinda brown

I took a shower today washed my hair did something...

I took a shower today washed my hair did something to it . Put some make up on and am ready for my drs at 11.

I thought I was dying ! I had the sweats and I was...

I thought I was dying ! I had the sweats and I was Nasuea . I tried to poop but it just wasn't coming out . I threw up several times . Rocked on toliet until finally something came out . I've been taken stool softens and they weren't working :-( .... Went to follow up appointment today still have my drain . He moved my neck stitch and some plastic tape that was around the incision he said I'm not wearing my binder tight enough so he marked it with the goal of how right it should be . I'm back in my recliner and relaxing huh hard day !!!

I'm emotional today ! I hate my husband his road...

I'm emotional today ! I hate my husband his road rage . His mouth. Him period! He's a know it all . He's been sleeping on the couch by my side hopefully tonight he just go to our bed and leaves me alone ! He's an asshole

Woke up with morning feeling good . My stomach has...

Woke up with morning feeling good . My stomach has minimal pain. Wearing my binder with a beater under it instead of cotton . Feels more comfortable . I still have my drain . Hopefully it comes out tomorrow I have to return to work on Monday . Overall I think the pain from a c section is worse than this tummy tuck I took measurements I am 3 inches smaller around that before surgery . Hopefully that's swelling . Here are some updated pic of my neck lipo and incision

Going to dr at 2:30 hopefully he takes out my...

going to dr at 2:30 hopefully he takes out my drain. i have to go to work on monday. i dont want to drag it around at work. im not taking my husband he has to work thank god. im down 12 lbs since surgery. i think my stomach is still fat. its just hard instead flabby

I love dr. repta he took the drain out.

i love dr. repta he took the drain out.

There's no change to tummy and yesterday man oh...

There's no change to tummy and yesterday man oh man I was so swollen yesterday ! Over did it !

Well work didn't last long ! I have a desk job and...

Well work didn't last long ! I have a desk job and I didn't realize how much you move your stomach muscles for your chair . Up and down I the printer and lifting files . I felt good when I got to work but within 2 hours I was hunched over and swell hell that for worse and worse . I had to leave work and take the rest of the week off . Tha k goodness I have a lot of pto ! I'm back in the recliner waiting for the swelling to go down . I under estimated this surgery and how hard easy tasks are .

I'm drinking pineapple juice. What else can we do...

I'm drinking pineapple juice. What else can we do for the swell hell ???? :-(

I have a follow up appointment today 2 weeks post...

I have a follow up appointment today 2 weeks post op . Let see what he says I don't see much change

I feel stronger than last week so hopefully i will...

i feel stronger than last week so hopefully i will be ok to return to work. actually i have to make it. i dont see much change in swollen or stomach so no recent pics. i will take some on tuesday which marks the 3 week mark. wish me luck on work

I made it thru work today . Around 6 hrs in I...

I made it thru work today . Around 6 hrs in I noticed I started walking hunched over and slow. But I made it !

3 weeks today.... Feeling ok . On my 2nd day back...

3 weeks today.... Feeling ok . On my 2nd day back at work. I have desk job. Everyone has noticed the difference and are asking a lot of questions by the end of the day I'm walking pretty slow . Makes for a long day when u work full time and them spend the evening at baseball and boys scouts . Yesterday was. 14 hr day . Today will be the same . Happy healing my TT peeps

How do u know what's swollen and what's fat? I'm...

How do u know what's swollen and what's fat? I'm getting pinching in the stomach is that the nerves re-connecting ? I order a scar strip how do I know it's safe to put on ? Side note -- work is getting better day by day I could actually hole punch papers today .

Went into dr office today to make sure this little...

Went into dr office today to make sure this little hole in my incision is not an issue. Dr assured me no need to be alarmed. My incision is healing good. I can use the scar strip I ordered in mail. He told me to come back in 2 weeks for some post photos . I love the way he puts the binder back on. It's more comfortable than when my husband goes it . Dr said I've had lots of practice :-) happy healing TT peeps

Today I am 4 weeks . Working full time by the end...

Today I am 4 weeks . Working full time by the end of the day I'm in swell hell gaining 5 lbs of swelling then in the morning the 5 lbs r gone . I order a scar strip but am waiting to use it until all my scans are gone . I don't want it opening any holes . I think there's a small change from last week to this week . U be the judge ! Happy healing everyone

I dont see any changes from last week

Well I mm 5 weeks out . I guess this is my results im not totally flat but hey it looks better than before. I am down to 170 since my surgery. Feeling better and better . Sneezing and coughing is still uncomfortable.

spanx!!!!

ok so i bought spanx over the weekend, i tried it out today. of course i had a sneezing fit without my binder. i took the binder to work with me just in case. let me tell you how hard it was chasing the crotch snap in circle in the handicap stall at work. i think im in love with the binder now. after the sneezing fit, i had to put the binder on for security. i was ok with wearing both all day. man i felt secure. when i came home. i went out to mow the grass and was sweating like a pig. now im exhausted . guess that was too much work. i took off the spanx and was red underneath. think ill stick to the tank top and binder instead of spanx.

got some pics from PS today

I havent said it q thousand times in my experience. I just love dr repta. He had these photos to me in a matter of 15 minutes. He always on top of his business. He says its still early but I like what I see already

today I am 6 weeks

I dont think there are any changes in my tummy. So no need for updated pics. I still have swelling. If I go without binder the swollen increases. When will the swelling do down? Good thing im still down 21 lbs

7 weeks

tomorrow i will be 7 weeks. i noticed over the weekend a few knots along the incision line.they are hard and one is larger. 2 small ones.i dont want to run to my PS for everything. have anyone else had these knots? no need to take pics cause you cant see them through the skin, you can only feel them.

knots and small amounts of blood

im 8 weeks now and i think im healing ok. i still have the knots and 3 times now i have what looks like a pimple is popped and then some small amounts of blood. has anyone had this issue>? i have the ken doll now too . why ? when is the swelling going away. its mostly on the flanks. i think my stomach is getting bigger but maybe its my imagination. i weigh myself daily and there is no change in weight.

went to ps today

he says i have suture knots. totally normal. the small amount of blood is ok. he says they will even out. what i thought was dog ears is a small amount of fat pocket. he said give it a little more time and we can do a little lipo on the spots. i love de repta!!!! hes fabulous.

10 weeks and feeling good

The knots are going down.im wearing my scar strip. Im feeling good. Sneezing and cough is alot easier. Not much other to update you on. Happy healing my tt sisters

6 month follow up

well its been a while since i updated my profile. overall i would im glad i did the tummy tuck. i think i look much better than before. i am down 40 lbs since having the surgery in april. dr repta always is pleasant and patient with you. months after the tummy tuck settled. dr repta gave me in office lipo on the sides where the fat had settled and stuck out. i would go back to dr repta for any future plastic surgery needs i have. i think i need lipo on the top of stomach. he was not agressive enough due to me being a smoker. he said we would rather be safe than sorry and end up with a huge hole in the center.
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