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

Good luck! I'm sure you will love your results. Just be patient. The results come slowly, and I'm learning that's normal. Keep us posted on your results.
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Thanks sweetie !!!
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Hey so long flab, I was scared of being put under as well... Just have trust in ur doc, they do this all the time, try n breath threw it, and just relax, think of how great ur going to look:)
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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 ????
Ah, sorry they changed your date. They don't know how much this can tear you up. Think of it as an extra day to get ready.
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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
Hey, just looked at your pics and you are going to love your results!! I will post pics everyday once my surgery is done! My pre op is Thursday! I'm freaking out!! Idk if the doc told you but mine told me to start vitamin c and multivitamins twice a day. That will def help with your cold. : )
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I will get some vitamin c . I went to dr and got antibiotics . The cold is going away now . I don't want a nagging cough after surgery . I have about a month to go . Thanks for tips.
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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.
Best of luck!
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I know you're excited about your surgery. My consultation was Jan 4th and I scheduled my surgery for Jan 28th. Just in that length if time the excitement and anticipation just about killed me. I was so ready to do it and get it over with. Good luck to you. Don't be nervous, this is a good thing. Good thoughts and lots of prayers to you.
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Thanks sweetie !
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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 .
Keep yourself busy while you're waiting. :-) I made a giant list and did everything I could, cleaning, laundry, got all of my post surgery needs, meds, supplements, everything? It helped for me to stay focused on my kids and all the busyness of life, to pass by the days! It's ok to be nervous. It will be painful for a few days, and then you'll start feeling better, and before you know it you'll be through the worst! Looking forward to seeing your post op pics!
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Thanks Tacoma
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Thanks for the pictures gotta have the before so we can have the after to drool over.
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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
Hi, I had Percocet. I felt my pain and it hurt like a $&@! but I was up back-and-forth to the bathroom when I woke up after surgery. The day after surgery was hell too. But days after are better. You will get through get if you get the pain pump or not
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I had percocet and Valium and was totally fine. I don't know much about a pain pump, but I never felt like my pain was that bad at all really. Heck, that area is still pretty numb and my surgery was over a week ago.
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I had the pain pump and it was sooooo worth it! Highly recommend having one (:
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2 weeks !!! Tomorrow is my pre-op

2 weeks !!! Tomorrow is my pre-op
I've heard other women talk about going home with a pain pump.. My PS never offered it. I had one the first day at the hospital but that was it.. I think the pain is so tolerable, don't know if it would be worth the extra $$.. The mixed feelings you are having is so normal! I haven't read anyones story who isn't freaked out! I sure was! I am 4 weeks po tomorrow, and I would do it again in a heartbeat! I wish you the best of luck and a quick and easy recovery! :)
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Thanks Lacey that's encouraging !
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Don't be scared just be prepared! It's a grueling process. But omg it's worth it. You're going to look fabulous!
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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 .
Hey Terrified...looks like your surgery is the same day as mine!! 4/16? I'm so excited and can hardly believe after wanting it for 30 years that its just around the corner!! We're all gonna look so awesome. Let's keep in touch with our progress! God Bless and good luck!!
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I just saw your comment on my review and wanted to stop by and say Hi! My pre-op appointment is the day after your surgery! How exciting for both of us! We are going to look awesome. I am most excited about the TT and the liposuction on my thunder thighs. :) PM me if want to chat a bit off line. I like that you have a bunch of questions because then I don't have to ask them. lol
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And the doctors I talked to about pain pumps weren't convinced it was worth the risk. I guess the pump holds a lethal dose of pain meds, and God forbid, if it malfunctioned...
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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
I'm not sure what type garment you will have, but mine covered my abdomen and thighs and is crotchless. For the first 4days I didn't wear undies.... it was one more thing to bother with getting down!
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I have a list on my profile
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okay thanks.
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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
Hi, don't know how I've missed your story but I wish you good luck!!! I feel the same exact way as you (terrified)
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I'm 49 years old.. and my TT is 1 week after yours... its hard to think about anything else!! I have plenty to keep me busy but still stay preoccupied with this. I've been trying to buy everything I think I'll need, and do all I can to prepare. I won't have alot of help so its going to be a challange.
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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 ?
So Long- I was also very afraid of being put to sleep and coming out ok, and I'm an RN. My experience was great, with the exception of nausea which lingered for two days. My TT, BL BA was done on 4/10. The anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetis will make you comfortable. They gave me my "margarita" and wheeled me into the OR. All I remember was my stretcher being next to the OR table and the anesthesiologist putting a mask over my face to "help me relax". The next thing I rememer was waking up asking for something to drink. I am wearing an abdominal binder and an ace wrap for my breasts. There is a list of things to get in advance was listed on this web site. I never purchased a toilet seat raiser or a shower chair. I would say the most important thing to do is make sure someone is there with you, able to care for you, to help you in/out of bed or the recliner or toilet for the first three days. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.
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I got arnica gel, my meds, alcohol wipes, bacitracin and used my recliner. My shower stall has a small seat that I used, I didn't need anything else.
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I really tried to keep my list to a minimum (surgery was expensive enough)! I didn't get a power lift recliner or a raised toilet chair. I did get a regular recliner and a shower chair. I do think the shower chair was a BIG help, and I slept in my recliner with 3 pillows until I got my drains out. The main things that I found helpful was a pill orgainzer with as many slots as possible and organize it based on time, you'll be taking meds around every 4 hours. Also, chapstick, flushable wet tissues (it's difficult to wipe and it helped me feel clean), an insulated cup with a straw for water, face cleansing wipes, houseshoes with some gripper on the bottom, and plastic spoons with individual jello or applesauce. I had a setup with a table next to my recliner with a trash can and all my supplies. I will tell you I was SUPER nervous, but this hasn't been nearly as bad as I expected, I think the back pain is worse than anything. You will be great! If you have any other questions let me know.
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2 days away and I'm ready ! I got everything I need

2 days away and I'm ready ! I got everything I need
Good luck to you on the beginning of your journey.
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keep us posted, best wishes!
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Wishing you a successful surgery and keep your spirits up. We all will be there soon on the FLATSIDE. All smiles for you and nervous for me (may8)
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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 ??
Keeping you in my prayers. Hope e erything went well.
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Good luck - have faith that things will go well and we'll all be here on the other side! :)
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Good luck tomorrow!!!!!!
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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
I had one drain that did a lot and one that did hardly anything. One is high, one is low. Taking out the slow one tomorrow. Can't wait! I'm one week tomorrow. Coughing is getting easier. Tiny little coughs. My discomfort is from the muscle repair too and also the drain sites. They sit right on my hip bones. Ouch. Not fun when I lay down. Glad ou are doing well. Gets better every day.
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Congratulations! Welcome to the flat side.
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I haven't seen my Tummy .
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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
Congrats! Looking forward to seeing your pics! How long to do you have to wear the neck gear?
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I will find out at my appointment today
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I have to wear it until at least until Monday
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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 !
Dear SLF - I will share something I gleaned from reading a few ... hundred? ... TT stories. Day 5 is most often the breakthrough day. And it was for me. The first two days are excruciating and you are counting the hours. Days 3 and 4 are almost as bad but you count sections of time. Day 5, things pick up. The pain suddenly seems to be manageable so long as you STAY ON TOP OF YOUR MEDS. I'm not shouting. But sometimes, once you start to feel a little bit better, you can make the mistake of not taking the meds. Don't do that. Even if you don't feel as badly as you did on Day 2, TAKE THE MEDS. Take the meds for at least 7 days before you start to back down. And take stool softeners 3x a day. I started to back off the meds on day 6 ... only to find out that I needed to sleep differently because I was so very very swollen. And that didn't go well. It was like going back 4 days and restarting the meds all over again. Day 5. Trust me. It's the day where you feel you can manage all of this. Cheers, Mitford.
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Tacoma thanks ' ur encouraging
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Hang in there lady! You're doing GREAT. Those first few days were the absolute hardest... and making it a few more will make a big difference!!! Keep us updated!
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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.
I think once you are healed and done with swell hell, you are going to be Beautiful!! :)
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Thx Lacey ! Ur always so inspiring !
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Thanks Mitford
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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
Yes you can use a massager and a heating pad. You are very swollen. You will look awesome! Patience dear it takes a while. Please wear your garments as long as possible. Im almost eight months out and I still swell and I'm still wearing my garment.
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Wow! I can see the transformation already! You are looking GREAT.
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Thx Jennifer
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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 !!!
You will look fabulous when your swelling goes down. Don't worry. Congrats on your surgeries.
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Sorry you had a rough day! Ask for more anti naseua meda they will give you peice of mind having them on hand. That first poop is the worst. You should be uncorked! I had a similar day and it gets better! Hugs
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SLF- keep your chin up....better days are ahead. Did you get a prescription to help w/ the nausea? -example-zofran? I had nausea the first 2 days but it was related to the anesthesia. Hang in there, tomorow is another day.
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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
Laughing my ass off!!!They are all assholes in some way or another!!
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Hugs. Guys suck at being maternal. Mine made it 4 days before he started wining. I took over from there! Lol!
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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.
Glad you got the drain out. I know you feel so much better.
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Woohoo!!! So happy for you!!
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Today is 6 weeks since I had my TT with MR and BL with implants. I still have swelling and will continue to for weeks to come. Hang in there and congratulations! Happy healing to us all!
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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 !
Congratulations! I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your chin. I would love to get mine done. Be patient. The swelling is inconceivable after TT. And, unfortunately, it will get worse before it gets better. Your post on 4/24 had me LMAO!! I could so relate at about just that point after my TT.
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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 went back to work after a week. It was horrible. I would recommend taking a month off to anybody that asks.
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We're 5 days apart ( mine was the 12th) I think you made the correct decision taking the rest of the week off! Feel better!
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You gave it a shot. More power to you. This is my first week back, but I ended up working from home since I had a post op appt. tomorrow I am back in the office, but negotiated a half day in the office / half day working remotely. Hopefully that will be do-able. I have no idea what I am going to wear. Nothing but sweats are comfortable!
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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 had heard awhile back on here that someone was making a cucumber smoothie: 1 peeled cucumber, 1 ice cube and a sprinkle of stevia. I hae my surgery on Monday, so I'm stocking up on both pineapple and cucumbers.
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Bromalian tablets and arnica tablets help .. Your look really good
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So long you look Good Girl!!!
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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
You look fabulous! You may still get swelling for months. I found that cutting slices of cucumber (like 5 thin slices) into a 20oz tumbler and a squirt of lemon juice seems to help - almost like a diuretic. I believe the pinapple juice will help w/ inflammation.
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You look great!!!
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thanks sara
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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 think that you look great!
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Thanks new ! I looked at ur page urself is gonna turn out even better
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Aww thanks!! Im so excited I can barely wait any longer!
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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 !
How was work?
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I made it sweetie ! Thank god huh ? I had a busy day after work with baseball practice then a game. It's been a long day ! sigh
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you look awesome just in the week to week change!!! keep up the good healing!
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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
Oh my - I can really see the results this week! Are you just so excited or what?!
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Thanks jo ...... I think the side view I still look fat and can't tell how much is swollen and how much is stomach . It's just tight every where
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Just looked at your latest pics. You look fantastic!
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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 .
The before's and afters show how far you've come! Good for you ~ lookin AWESOME!
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Dr. Repta told me yesterday I can start putting the silicone strips on now for 12 hours a day. He says most put them on around 6 pm and take them off in the am. I ordered mine from amazon for about $60. I will start tonight. Your scar looks so great already!
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What kind did you order ? I ordered mine also just waiting for it to come in the mail. I go see dr tomorrow.
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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
You look great. I can see the difference in both procedures.
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I think you look fabulous!! Definitely a big difference in your neck and belly !! You will for sure be rockin the bikini this summer!!!
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Mimi you sure know how to make a girl feel good ! :-)
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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
Looking great slf! It's hard getting back into the grind! Take care!
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You look awesome!! And I love the results on your chin too!!! Congrats!!
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You looking good
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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.
Ok call me crazy but you look totally flat to me! Funny you mentioned sneezing...I have come 'this close' to sneezing about 5 times in the past month and each time I freak myself out about it that I somehow swallow the sneeze. I don't know how to explain it. It's weird, but doesn't hurt. And the sneezing sensation goes away. So weird.
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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
I can totally relate to the sneezing. I don't think I've ever sneezed this much in my life and it still hurts. I can't seem to stifle them either. Your results turned out great so far! Ive heard to swelling can happen for months afterwards if you overdo it. And in the beginning everything is overdoing it. haha Take care and happy healing everyone.
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Wow you look freaking great! WTG!!!!!!!!!
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You look awesome.
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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
I haven't been wearing my garment to bed for almost a week now and I think I actually am less swollen. Your pictures are awesome....and wow, 21lbs?? WTG!
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You look great!!
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Swelling could last 6 months to a year. I am 4 months po and still swell. Pretty used to it now. It doesn't bother me anymore. Hopefully all of our selling will subside soon.
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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.
I have a few "knots" ..I guess that's what I would call them..but I think they are scar tissue. If I massage them, they kind of go away, which is what Dr. Repta told me to do along with my bb. They aren't horrible and mostly around my little friend the wound. I feel like I should be naming that wound, we have gotten so close over the past 2 weeks. :) hahahha. Your before and after pictures are AMAZING! I think you will be on Dr. Reptas site soon!
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You look great. Enjoyed reading your updates.
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I have 4 knits along my incision. 3 are good size, 1 is small. Dr said it is scar tissue. I notice them at 3 or 4 weeks po. Hope they will go away, but I'm 18 weeks po now and they are still there. I go back too the dr next week. Will see what he says about them then.
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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.
Is the pimples on your incision line? if so it is probably spitting stitches.. 4 months po I still get swelling
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I'm 16 weeks n still have swelling. Its minimal but still have it. Lipo area still has knots but they are smoothing out. Try using a tennis ball, rubbing it along the knots to help smooth them. You look great!!!!
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Thanks vee. I go see my ps Friday when he confirms what's going on im going to try ur suggestion
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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.
Good to read your issues are not major and can be sorted out
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I have the small fat pocket to, but mine is in front right above my incision. Dr said it will probably need a liitte bit of Lipo.
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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
I am just over 9 weeks and sneezing still hurts. Swelling on flanks still there at night but improving weekly . Will post pics at 10 weeks . Happy healing :)
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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.
you look great
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