I truly don't have a grand expectation as of yet....
I truly don't have a grand expectation as of yet. I truly want my apron gone and a flat stomach. I will work and exercise the rest away. I met with my ps and the consult was awesome, he answered all my questions. I had a nice list for him. I will ask additional questions prior to the surgery and post pictures day before and day of and day after and every week.
October 2013 Vacation
Two weeks ago ---- The start if the journey.
4 Days Away
I am really antsy. I am so addicted to this site. I looked at pictures of people my weight size and same type of built this morning. Yes it is 4 am est. I am up and working. I work from home. So, that will help with my laptop in my lap as I heal. So, most likely just a week off of work. Yes indeed. But, overall this has a been a long time coming. I remember when I had my C-Section with my son. I had an infection in my excision and the nurse had to come up everyday to pack it and clean it. I just don't want to go through that again. The doctor said there was nothing that I did to cause it or could have done to prevent it. It just happens I was very skinny at the time. So, being overweight was not the issue. I see in the pictures and reviews it is 50/50 in success stories. Some have really scared me. But, I do noticed that most people who have drains have the most problems. I hope that works in my favor. Because my PS doesn't use them. I truly like my doctor you should check out his site. He is honest and funny and the staff that I have met have been awesome. I checked every site and every review and verified his credentials. He even wrote books and does work other than cosmetic procedures. When I was at his office a gentle hurt his finger on the job and they sent him there to fix it. They saved his finger. I couldn't be in better hands. More so the prayers of the righteous availth much and I am just prayerful that all things work together for the good for them that love the Lord and are called. So, I am in the best place and that right time. I bought all these new bra and panties and they are pretty sets, but will not wear them until week 8 po. YA.. Well the pictures above taken 1 week ago, not much difference now. I will post more the day of the surgery after he marks up my body and see if they can get one after he is done. Be bless ladies.
3 More days to Surgery
House is clean, groceries are bought have to get hair braided and last minute items. I laid in the bed this morning just looking and playing with my 26 year old apron. My son is 27 years old and I had a C-Section with him and my C-Section was horrible and have been wanting to get rid of my excess skin every since. But, financially wasn't able to. So, in three days I will get rid of it. I truly love my physician staff and all the help they give. When I call they answer the craziest questions and never make me feel stupid.
Excited today. Recliner will be delivered on Wednesday and hair braided on Thursday. Groceries bought for the family and house is cleaned. I work from home so I am hoping I can go back to work in 1 week on my lap top for a few hours. ..... In a good place over all. I told my BF today and she was supportive. :) Missing my oldest son today. He didn't want me to do it, because of a dream he had. But, I told him God got it.
My Surgery corner
1 Day to go
Will work a couple of hours and go get the rest of items on my list, pay bills, get my hair done. I laid out sweats with a draw string for the day of and a zip up jacket and long sleeve tee-shirt. I also will wear slide on shoes with thick socks, a hat, scarf and coat because after being opened you have to stay warm because you are more vulnerable. I will take my vitamin today that's it and eat light. I have had a nervous stomach so I hope it stops before the surgery. Bought some MOM and Antibiotic cream, Voltaran, and scar cream. Chair is here and tested. It is remote control and lifts you up to a standing position. I have to get groceries today as well.
Day of Flat Friday
15 Nov 2013
Day of treatment
In the pre-op area and ready or not we are doing this.
Before and day 3 pics
Feeling good as I should.
3 day post
Welcome the flat side
More day three pucs
2nd BM ate three meals only one meds winging off now. Shower tomorrow...
Day 8 swollen but in love
Updated pics -Introduction to my $47 Spanx from Macys. I wear my CG on top still need the mid protection. I will wear the CG for 6 weeks.
I laid in my bed and got in and out by myself. My ps wanted me to move around more. I noticed the more movement the less swelling. I am ready to cook a meal for my family. Something quick and easy. I am so grateful to the success of my procedure I was so nervous after reading horror stories and seeing some of the pics. The journey after day 10 has to be uphill. Yes, I'm tired if my recliner, of the CG that moves all over the place or is to tight, and I want to workout at least hit the treadmill.
Post Op Day 16
I slept on my tummy last night and stood up completely straight today. I cleaned my bedroom and I am calling RentACenter to pick up the Recliner. I sleep without my binder for the most part, but I wear my Spanx as much as possible or put on my binder most of the day on top of my dress or tee-shirt. I have noticed that the skin is really loose now and I can feel some sensation coming back in my bully area. I weighed myself today I was 180 last week seems 184 today give or take. I am staring eating healthy and no sweets, soda, bread, starch and lots of water. I wonder when I can at the least hit the tread meal. I have 25-30 lbs of weight to go. I order T25 and I won't start that for 6 weeks post-op. Oh, ya I went to Red Lobster yesterday and took my mom too get for a sofa at one store. That drained me and I had to tell her. It is time for me to go home. I really think my iron is low. So, I will start back taking iron pills and prenatal vitamins again today along with a healthy diet and maybe a brisk walk around the complex. But, my body is fab and my husband is all over me. Yes, I finally had sex more than once and he seems to be very protective. The surgery has really made me feel good in my clothes. I have curves like no body business and feel confident and I don't put my hand over my stomach and look for clothes to hid my tummy. I will definitely do it again and again... So grateful.
Day 20 Post Op
Wow... Stood up straight today and sit straight. No shower seat, no toliet seat with bars, slept without CG/Spanx and feeling pretty good other than a few lbs give or take. I go to see my PS on Monday. I will post pics after my visit. Overall doing well, started eating different today. I
Day 25 Doing Atkins and T25 low impact cardio.
Still wearing my CG and I had a suture abscess. The suture came out on its on but I do have burning. Otherwise, I got a B12 shot and I have a lot of energy and I'm not as weak. Didn't do Christmas shopping, couldn't do the lines. Otherwise awesome, did the fireworks for New Years which required a lot of walking.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
John Staige Davis Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1990