Tummy Tuck-one week recovery-with no complications-Thank you!!!! :-)
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Hi there: I am a 39 year old female and a mother...
- 1 Apr 2013
- 14 days pre
I am a 39 year old female and a mother of a 4 year old little girl who is scheduled for tummy tuck and lipo surgery in 2 weeks. I am getting very anxious and am a little nervous going under anesthesia. My doctor and his staff have been amazing. I lost over 60 lbs and have excess skin to get rid of. My goals is to look and feel amazing. I'll post some before and after pictures soon.
Ok, I am back again and I have posted some before...
- 11 Apr 2013
- 5 days pre
4 more days Today I went to the hospital for a b...
- 12 Apr 2013
- 4 days pre
Today I went to the hospital for a b.p check and oxygen level. Everything was fine. The nurse gave me some antibacterial soap to use for the day prior and of surgery. I picked up some stool softener as well. I hear that the pain meds can really constipate people. Tomorrow, I will go food shopping and finish up on some yard work. I am also going to the gym to take my Zumba class. I received a call to be at the hospital for 6:15 on 4/16 and the surgery will be at 7:30am. My daughter will be staying with my mom for a couple of days. I will miss my litte girl.
So, its less then 24 hours too go and I am meeting...
- 15 Apr 2013
- 1 day pre
Will post more pictures soon.
3 days post op. I'll have to say that the incision...
- 19 Apr 2013
- 3 days post
Suggestions for you before your TT surgery. 1....
- 19 Apr 2013
- 3 days post
1. Pick a great surgeon.
2. Make sure your body is physically fit because your lower back will ache from stooping over. Do lower back exercises with weights to strengthen your muscles.
3. Fill all your meds. You will need your perks for pain. I cut mine in half because it was too strong taking a whole.
4. Make sure you have at least 3 binders at home. In case they get dirty from a leaky drain. drain your pump every 2 hours our when1/2 full.
5. Get supplies for sponge bath. I was not able to shower or soak in a tub.
6. Get fresh salads, fruits and yogurt.
7. Make a fresh pot of your favorite soup to last at least 5 days. Trust me, you will not be able to cook.Mine was chicken soup.
8. Get plenty of rest and don't do anything strenuous.
9. Take at least. 2 weeks off from work.
10. If u have little ones have them stay with family for the first. 2-3 days.
4 days post op. I was okay today until I decided...
- 20 Apr 2013
- 4 days post
I was okay today until I decided to take off my compression garment and put a clean one on. I almost fainted because the CG was so tight to my abdomen compressing my veins. I immediately felt nausea,then really dizzy and fell down. Ughhh that was awful. My husband was so worried something was wrong. Wow, make sure you don't take your CG off didn't know that this could happen. Wow. I feel better now. I am laying down and had some fruit and took a Percocet.
6 days post op. Ok, so, I met with my ps today...
- 22 Apr 2013
- 6 days post
Ok, so, I met with my ps today and he removed my pain pump. My drain stood in though because it is still putting out more than 30cc in a 24 hour period. I was fitted for a new cg and feels much better. I can now take a shower. My abdomen is still so numb and feels really weird to touch. Everything is so tight and am trying to stand up straight. Hopefully, I will get sensation back to that area. I know when I had my csection it took about one year. Anyhow, recovery is going well. I can't wait to get back to the gym. It won't be until 5 weeks. I am trying to eat healthy so I don't take to many daily calories. Trying to stay around800-1000 calories a day. Even though the doctor removed about 5lbs of skin and fat I want to be careful with my weight and stay under 140. Happy recovery everyone
Post op 7 days (made it to one week-with no...
- 23 Apr 2013
- 7 days post
Good Morning all TT friends and family. I woke up this morning and felt amazing. It has been 1 week in recovery and everyday I am able to feel so much better. I was able to weigh myself today and came in at 138lbs. Pretty happy with that considering that I have not worked out for about one week. Although, I haven been eating pretty healthy with a low fat and calorie diet. So, I was able to take some photos and am very pleased with the results. Next year, I would love to do breast augmentation. Need to save up for that for next spring of 2014. Happy Recovery everyone.
Post op 8 days Ok, so, feeling really good today....
- 24 Apr 2013
- 8 days post
Ok, so, feeling really good today. Went out for breakfast and then picked up my daughter from school and went to the playground. It felt good to be up and around. Everyday, I feel better and stronger. Can't wait to get this drain out on Monday.
Post op 17 days. My drain is releasing less then...
- 3 May 2013
- 17 days post
My drain is releasing less then 30cc's in a 24 hour period. I can't wait to have it removed this Monday. So far, I have been doing pretty good. I am still not 100% but everyday I am feeling better. I am getting some burning sensation in my abdomen. My PS states that this is normal. The weather has been getting warmer here is Massachusetts. We have had a very cold winter and I can not wait until this summer to soak in the sun with my new bathing suit and drink some margaritas!! wooooo.....Happy healing everyone!
Post op 19 days. Today I woke up and cleaned 1/2...
- 5 May 2013
- 19 days post
Today I woke up and cleaned 1/2 of my house. The bedrooms I will do next weekend. I am trying not to do too much all at once. Then, I went outside and did some weeding and played soccer with my daughter. Me and my mom went shopping for spring clothes and cute sandals. I weighed myself today and I am at 136 and in a size 6 clothes. So cool! I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow to take my drain out and I can not wait so that I can wear my cute spring clothes that I bought! I bumped into an exercise partner today at Macy's and she was like where have you been? I haven't seen you at the gym!! Yes, 2 more weeks and I am back. I miss my rumba classes so much! Happy healing everyone!
Post op 22 days. I am starting to feel really...
- 8 May 2013
- 22 days post
I am starting to feel really good now. I weighed in at 135 this morning. That is about 6 pounds less pre op. the doctor did say that he removed about 5 lbs. During lunch I will go out for a walk in the neighborhood. I would love to get down to about 130. That is my ideal weight. Anyhow, I am not taking anymore pain pills or antibiotics. I love my results and I am using the scar strip for my incision. All is well. Happy healing TT friends.
Added some new photos in a Bikini! Having fun. :-)
- 8 May 2013
- 22 days post