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Day by day, getting better and better
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 11 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $12,000
- Dr Patrick Sullivan (Providence, RI)
I can't believe this thing I've been...
- 2 May 2012
- 21 days pre
I can't believe this thing I've been thinking about obsessively for 3 years is finally happening! I finally got up the nerve last fall to sit my husband down and have a serious conversation about it, and he understood how important it was to me, god bless him. I think he's more worried about the risks than anything, but he's hopeful that sewing my core muscles back together (and fixing my hernia) will relieve my back and hip pain that's been so bad since the birth of my 4th son. I have 3 boys, 3, 5, and 15, and one daughter, 18. I exercise a ton but have this belly that sticks out, and I have horrible muffin top issues with my clothes, so I feel like I can't wear anything trendy, always hiding it with baggy tops. Did I mention I started a new job yesterday, my husband will be starting a new one June 4, and we're selling our house and have to be out June 18? Hahaha it's funny how the universe converges, maybe better to get it all over with at once. Anyhow, you ladies are an amazing bunch and I am drawing so much inspiration from you, thank you for sharing so much!!!!
Had my pre-op on Monday, and the PS was running...
- 19 May 2012
- 5 days pre
It's funny, I quit all caffeine and alcohol a few weeks back, and it took a few days to get used to it (especially the coffee!) but ironically, after that I've been feeling more energetic than ever. This week though I was away for work for a few days and had a few glasses of wine, and I thought I would really enjoy it, but all it did was make me feel crappy! I also quit ibuprofen, which has been tough because of my hip pain.
So I always buy low-cut pants that hit below my...
- 21 May 2012
- 3 days pre
Almost there! By this time tomorrow I'll be all...
- 23 May 2012
- 1 day pre
Right at BB (where it is now): 36
Top of hip bone: 36
Top of bikini line: 36
At butt: 38
Also uploading two last before pics, of my lovely muffin top. Will take some after pics in the same pants at some point!
Am nervous, but ready. I'm sitting here grabbing my gut, so hard to believe it will be gone!!!!
Well it's done! So glad to get started on the next...
- 25 May 2012
- 1 day post
My PS doesn't use or recommend binders--he doesn't want anything putting pressure on the area and interfering with circulation and healing. It's a little swollen but not too bad, and I can see what it looks like! And surprise, my PS did lipo on my hips and flanks too, even though I had elected to pass on that because it was too expensive! I'm so happy about that because I kept wondering if I was making a big mistake not doing it, in spite of the $$. My husband was sort of taken aback though, because he didn't understand how he could just go ahead and do it if we "didn't pay for it and didn't ask for it", but I'm not complaining. Dr. Sullivan has been wonderful, and I just keep hearing so many good things about him, what an artist he is, how meticulous, etc. He also called me at home the night before surgery, again in my recovery room last night, and then stopped by to see me today.
The worst part about this right now is having to get up and pee, which I seem to have to do every hour. The pain isn't too bad when I'm lying still (no recliner but tons of pillows on the couch, which is fine), but when I have to walk it really, really burns. I don't want to get dehydrated, and I've been working a chocolate soymilk protein drink all day--I guess it forces me to get up and walk though, which is good. I tried at first to skip the percoset and just go with extra-strength Tylenol, HA! That was a joke. I'm taking 2 percoset every 6 hours, which isn't making me as dopey as I had feared but is controlling the pain pretty well. But now writing this much my eyes don't want to stay focused anymore, so stay tuned for more updates. But oh yeah, I'M FLAT!!!!!!!!!!
So I've been waiting to update my review until my...
- 5 Jun 2012
- 12 days post
Almost 3 weeks PO, and wanted to post a couple...
- 12 Jun 2012
- 19 days post
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