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I Will Be Having my TT on March 2nd 2012! A New Year a New Me - Plano, TX

I had Gastric Bypass surgery 5 yrs ago and lost a...

I had Gastric Bypass surgery 5 yrs ago and lost a total of 137 pounds and kept it off! I have always wanted a tummy tuck but, just never really looked into it. But, now I am ready!!

My surgery is scheduled March 2nd!! Have anyone in the DFW area had or knows someone who had a TT with Dr. Ronald Friedman? I have researched and researched and found only GREAT things about him...what I really love is he is an artist he sculpts woods and marble.

His work is phenomenal!! So, I know he will do my body just fine!! His results are flawless!! I had my first consult with his nurse assistant and will have my pre-opt consult with him next Monday 9-26-11 I am just soooooo excited!

I have been doing a lot of research since I...

I have been doing a lot of research since I discovered this site....it is very helpful and informing. This site is the best yet! Take a look at my before pics and let me know if you think I will have a flat tummy after the procedure.

Well, today is the day I see Dr. Ronald Friedman...

Well, today is the day I see Dr. Ronald Friedman about my upcoming tummy tuck procedure....I am so excited!! I can't wait to meet him..I heard so many GREAT things about him. I will keep you guys posted.

Ok, today I went to see my surgeon for my 2nd...

Ok, today I went to see my surgeon for my 2nd consult(first time was with assistant)well...he saw my flab (skin) and recommended a body lift to get rid of the extra skin on my sides....I told him I can't afford that procedure...so I decided to go with the tummy tuck only...he says I will still have my sides of excess skin but, I will have a flat abdomen...that's my main concern anyway...I can deal with the back fat...it's not that bad..well, they also recommended for me to stay overnight...for an extra $750 I don't have $750 laying around...what do you guys think? Should I stay overnight? My husband will take good care of me at home...I have no worries in that area. Well, I am just debating...suggestions please!!

Well, ok guys I have decided to do the overnight...

Well, ok guys I have decided to do the overnight stay! Whew!! God will bless me with the money I know He will!! I am still very excited and can't wait to see my new tummy!! Thank you all for your kind words and information.

I am counting down the days to my TT!!! I have 51...

I am counting down the days to my TT!!! I have 51 days to go!!! I am super excited!! I am not the least worried because I know who my Savior is!!!! He saw me through Gastic Bypass 5 yrs ago (with NO complications) and I know He will see me through this!!! If it was NOT in His will I would not be having this procedure done!! I owe ALL praises to Him! I will be even healthier after this is all said and done...then I can continue to go share the good news that Jesus healed and delivered!!! I AM BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED!! Be Blessed!

Okay ladies...I got a question for your post...

Okay ladies...I got a question for your post oper's...lol...looking at my pics is it necessary for me to have my flanks(love handles) liposuctioned? I am not sure...my doctor didn't recommend it but, who knows....he will lipo my abdomen which comes with the tummy tuck no extra charge...but if I want lipo of my flanks there will be an extra charge. See, I just need your feed back as to what do you think? Thanks in advance!!'

I have just added a pic of me after working out to...

I have just added a pic of me after working out to Zumba Fitness! OMG! How I love it!! I am preparing my body for surgery with cardio and strength training...I know my body will need it. I am now counting down the days! So excited!!

Today is day 2 and my pain level is tolerable...I...

Today is day 2 and my pain level is tolerable...I have a high pain tolerance so that's a good thing....it only hurts when I walk...trying to gt a lot of rest!

Feeling better today...still in pain when I walk...

Feeling better today...still in pain when I walk but that's to be expected. Everyday is a good day!! I am still happy!!!

I POOPED!!! YAAAAY!! I am only 2 days post opt and...

I POOPED!!! YAAAAY!! I am only 2 days post opt and made a bowel movement!! WOW!! I feel sooooo good right about now!! I never heard of anyone making a bowel movement this soon. Is this normal?

Today is day 3 post opt....and I am getting around...

Today is day 3 post opt....and I am getting around by myself!!! Yaaaay!! I am using the restroom by myself as well!!! SUPER YAAAY!! And super swollen! The swelling hurts! I am almost standing up straight...so, I hope this is progress!! Until next post happy healing!

Day 4: I am back from first post opt visit and...

Day 4: I am back from first post opt visit and GUESS WHAT!! I got a pic of my new TUMMY!! Now beware it is SUPER SWOLLEN but, you can see a difference from my before pics. They took out the pain pump that was given and I am still stuck with theses dreadful drains!! They showed me how to clean my incision and wrap myself back up!! I am soooo excited about what I see and it is not even a week yet! So, just imagine how the results are....he took 10 hours on me!! He told me he took so long because he knew I was concerned about my flanks...he lipoed them for me with NO EXTRA CHARGE!! Now tell me God is GOOD!!! I cried when I saw my tummy!! It has been a LOOONG time coming and finally after losing 140 pounds in 6 years and keeping it off this is my REWARD!!! Stay tuned!!! Check out the pic below!!

Day 5: I am feeling pretty good today...today is...

Day 5: I am feeling pretty good today...today is the first day I stayed home by myself and hubby went to work...I realize if I do too much you will swell like crazy! WOW! I am drinking pineapple juice and water. For the most part pain is minimal just the back is still hurting but, no as bad...everything will get better in time.

Post Opt Day 6: Feeling GREAT!! Back is not...

Post Opt Day 6: Feeling GREAT!! Back is not hurting as much...had to break down and take a Vicodin this morning...I think I did too much on yesterday felt really stiff...I had to stand for a while when I was sponge bathing and changing my gauze....also, I washed my CG so I had to wait until that dried...but, all in all I am feeling GREAT! I do see some swelling going down...also, I have 2 drains that are barely out putting anything!! So, that's a good thing...on Monday I go for my 2nd post opt visit....hopefully a drain or two may come out!! Well wishes on you ladies that are going in on today!! Until next post happy healing! New pics below!

Day 7 ONE WEEK POST OPT: Really nothing changed.....

Day 7 ONE WEEK POST OPT: Really nothing changed...still feeling good..my back still hurts though...but, I am walking around a little faster....and have some tightness when I am sitting for long periods of time. Other than than I am good....I have been napping all day which is a good thing. On Monday I will have my 2nd post opt visit...hopefully I can get at least 1 of the 3 drains out....#1 drain produces 30ml and #2 drain produces 5ml and #3 drain produces 5ml.....and that's when I change them twice a day...so...really nothing....but, I am still swollen...I see some change but, not that much....it will get better!!!

Day 11: Everything still is the same...I have my...

Day 11: Everything still is the same...I have my 2nd post opt vist on Monday....my drains are out putting between 20cc & 5cc...it's been that way for awhile now. So, hopefully they will be taken out on Monday!! My back still hurts and walking a little hunched over but, getting around a little faster...I am still swollen...hopefully I can go down soon...I see some of you all's pics and ya'll are FLAT on sides and front!! I am still puffy....hopefully this goes down and soon! I will ask my PS about that...Stay Tuned!

Day 10: Sorry other post should be day 9...Today I...

Day 10: Sorry other post should be day 9...Today I went to PS for 2nd follow up and I still have the dreadful drains!! He wants to keep them in for one more week. I go back next Monday. I am definitely feeling the SWELL HELL....I look like I am 5 months pregnant!! PS says it will go down...They gave me a smaller size garment as well...I was in an XL and I have a L....so there is progress!! I AM HAPPY!! Stay Tuned!

I am now 7 weeks out and I am soooo loving the...

I am now 7 weeks out and I am soooo loving the results!! It get's better everyday!! My body has taken on a new shape and it is AWESOME!! I am able to do light exercise so I walk on the treadmill for 15 mins I do a brisk walk....I can't wait until I can do Zumba Fitness again!! I know it's coming soon just want to tone up!! I have new pics...enjoy!!

I am now 8 weeks post opt and loving it!! The...

I am now 8 weeks post opt and loving it!! The swelling is minimal and getting better!! My PS is AMAZING!! I would do this all over again!! I have now started Zumba Fitness again and loving it!! Progress here I come!!! New pics below!!! Stay tuned for updates!!

It has been 13 weeks since Tummy Tuck!! I am...

It has been 13 weeks since Tummy Tuck!! I am feeling and looking AWESOME!!! Check out new pics!!!
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