I'm excited about having the procedure completed. ...
I'll be glad!!!
Having the tummy tuck and the breast work done at the same time, what was your experience with getting up and down. What is the best way to be helped out of a chair, bed or toilet? On YouTube a lady showed how she was helped up, crossing her arms and her husband pulled her crossed arms and she got right up. To what extent did you need help, could you wash your own face, brush your teeth, wipe your butt? How many days after your surgery were you able to be left at home alone? This are just some of the things I wonder about.
Photos are here
I'm thankful for RealSelf and TummyTuckTalk, I don't know how I would have made it this far, I still have months to go before I reach the "Flatland".
I've told a few more people about my decision and I'm not getting "face frown". I don't really care what people think but its nice to know that they are supportive.
I'll be checking in soon.
80 Days to go
One of my girlfriends had a mini tummy tuck when I saw her stomach I knew I had to have a TT to have a flat belly. I found my doctor, he and his staff was really great! I'm scheduled to have my procedure done December 13th 2013. He explained to me why my stomach was the way it is and why it will never be flat, which explained a lot!
After I scheduled my procedure, I was super excited and wanted to talk about it all the time, with my bestest friend in the world (my hubby), but after 2 weeks of hearing my same issues he was starting to have the "glassy eyed" look. I've muddled through a couple of months trying to forget about it and not talk about it.
Finally, I told a couple coworkers about what I had planned and the reason for my absents from work in December, everyone is very happy for me.
Today I marked the days on the calendar, 80 days to go.
Thank you ladies on RealSelf and Tummy Tuck Talk for having an open ear and encouraging words, I couldn't have gotten this far without your help!
40 Days and counting....
I'm getting closer to my day!
I know I haven't told you guys that I am a smoker and I have been really, really trying to put down this habit. Well, I haven't had a cig since Monday (11/11) and I'm so proud of myself. I think I haven't mentioned it because I'm a little ashamed of having a habit. I feel good and Its really nice not being chained to those little monsters.
I would like to know from those that have had the surgery, what was your diet like the first weeks after? I want to make soups, because I'm afraid the raw veggies will cause me to have gas. So let me know.
My doctor gave me my surgery supplements for me to start 2 weeks before the surgery and then after the surgery. I forgot to bring the list with me; but I will get it posted later today.
I have so many things going on 1) preparations for the Holidays 2) A huge cleanup effort after Thanksgiving gathering 3) Our first Grand baby shower during this weekend 4) Our Oldest son started his search for his first house 5) school work 6) husband… 7) getting my office prepared for me to be gone for 2 weeks. I just keep smiling, and moving forward because I know that year 2014 is going to be a better; I say, 2014 is going to be a GREAT year for ME, and all of you!
13 Days to go!!!!
When I scheduled this appointment in July... It seem the days were inching by so slowly, now their zooming! My preopt appointment is Monday, 12/2. I'll keep you posted.
Going to get my cashiers check today.... OMG! $8,970.00 is a lot of money to part with at one time, but I can do this. So no Black Friday shopping for me this year, 1) its too cold to be out and 2) I don't need more crap. :)
I take off my cloths and put on their gown to have photos taken. (I felt like I was auditioning to be a cast member on the next porn movie. LOL.) After that Dr. Z come in and he starts telling me what to expect at the next meeting like how far the TT scar will be on my body, what kind of scar to expect from the breast lift, and the leakage will be from lipo done on my flanks (woop woop… That’s just extra, NO CHARGE). I just starting sing out loud “The Thong Song”. I’ve had two c-sections so my scar will be there and just a little longer than that scar, so no hip to hip for me! I got my post-surgical prescriptions, their at Walmart 305.00 to get them filled! I need to find me a prescript card!
Lovenox – for Clot Prevention
Xanax – for Anxiety
Promethanzine - vomiting
Azithromycin – Z pak antibotic
Percocet – for Pain
I’m instructed to be at the office at 7:00 am 12/13/2013, (I plan to be there earlier than that), my procedure will start by 8:00 am. The procedure will take 5+ hours, done at their accredited facility. They will release me once I’m up walking around, and used the bathroom.
I’m so excited, it’s hard to contain myself! The time is here! I’m counting down… I have 10 days and a wake up to reach my destination… FLATLAND!
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Chronagesic – by Desbio (Celeragesic™ is formulated for acute pain. It contains 27 established ingredients to provide relief for joint pain, muscle pain, sports injuries, and other injuries. It works with the body's natural pain-relieving functions to help improve mobility and flexibility of the musculo-skeletal system safely and effectively. Celeragesic is available as drops and as a topical gel.
Post SX i will be adding Gotu Kola (it has been used to treat many conditions for thousands of years in India, China, and Indonesia. It was used to heal wounds, improve mental clarity, and treat skin conditions such as leprosy and psoriasis.)
I will also be taking the Noni Leather, it has so many healing properties.
4 days and a wake up!
I spent this weekend setting up my recovery area, I'm loving my recliner chair and I understand about the back hurting sitting in it for long periods of time, got to figure out how to remedy that before Friday.
I got my prescriptions filled yesterday, thank you Flexible Spending! I put up a medicine schedule to help me and my hubby remember when and what medicines to take. He is a stickler for that type thing, I will skip doses in a heartbeat. Its been about 7 years since I've taken a prescription drug, I'm really not liking the idea of it, I will suffer through the 5-10 days.
I had a convo with my "extra belly" this morning, "this will be the last weekend we will be together", I think she took it ok! she didn't shrink or start to look better, we've made our peace and said our goodbyes. No tears were shed.
I'm sure this week will fly and before I know it I'll be on the otherside! FLATLAND here I come!
No more days just a wake up!
The last few days I’ve been wanting to post something but I’m lost for words.
The Day After
I my parents came over today, My mom insisted on changing my gauzes... I'm still lifting tape.
Back is sore, been putting ice packs on the lypo spots. I had my first solid meal today, scrambled eggs and bacon, delis!
My compression garment isn't tight is that normal. nor is the bra.
I've added the photo of my mom's wrap job. I love her so much and she just wanted to help us. But damn the tape and gauze!
Pain meds are needed!!!!!
Today is day 3… I had a better day, I’ve been in charge of the pain meds! Still walking hunched over a lot, I was able to tighten my garment up a little bit more without the ouches. My appetite has increased and I had 2 poops today! Everyday is a better day.
Recovering better than I expected
My SX twin sister (BIEE) reminded me that I haven't put pics... I've put photos up from day one to yesterday.
I am still happy that I did this surgery... Wouldn't take back one minute!
I love my boobs! I mean, I love my boobs!!!! I can't wait to wear some lingerie for my hunny! I'm hot even with the drains and drains are not as bad as I thought, I realized the stitches get dry and start to irritate, I just add a little oil to them and they are just fine!
Post Op today
I'm getting around so good my doctor ask had I returned to work yet...lol
My job is close to the dr's office so I decided to stop by and see the gang! I miss my coworkers! I think they missed me too. lol
3 Weeks Post Op
Well swell-hell has showed up and showed out! For the past 2 weeks I wake up swollen and go to bed swollen. I'm hunched over in the morning, I may straighten out over the course of the day, but I'm dead dog tired when I get home and extremely hunched over. I'll cook dinner or wash dishes sitting on a stool.
I went back to work this week, everyday has been better than the day before. I can't wait for today to be over, mainly because I want to get in my pajamas and lay on the sofa and watch TV & do nothing!
My doctor said I don’t have the wear the compression binder anymore (x-mas day) I can’t go without it, if I don’t wear it I’m extremely swollen, wearing it has me so irritated, just raw to the touch and I’m wearing a tank top underneath it.
My husband and I went shopping this weekend, I picked up some really hot dresses can’t wait for the spring to wear them. I still can’t wear my jeans even my lose one, I can’t fasten them. If I could fasten them I think I would be in some serious pain. I have been in yoga type pants and dresses. Questions ladies: how long was it before you were able to wear your regular clothes?
Would I do this again... HELL YEAH! I love my new body
Question... Anyone notice an uneven healing?... My right side has less swelling than my left. I'm messaging the left side like crazy and still there is a noticeable unevenness.
Dr. Zwiren, I found the practice on Angielist.com, the office staff is very personable, and Dr. Zwiren is very soft spoken, gentle, he didn't try to sell me something I didn't need!