1 year later!!! So happy :) - Roseville, MI

I met with my ps today and he was amazing. Very...

I met with my ps today and he was amazing. Very patient and explained everything very well. I felt super comfortable right from the start. It was a little uncomfortable taking the photos. I was surprised at how hard it was to actually stop sucking in my stomach lol. He had to keep telling me to let it go, after holding it in for 6 years it was a little easier said than done. My surgery is scheduled for June 13th. I can't believe its almost 3 weeks away. I'm so excited but so scared for the pain afterwords but I know it will be worth it.

You should wear a bikini...
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I completely agree! I just want to wear clothes without having to pull them over my gut every time I sit lol. Or wear a dress and pray its not windy out so it doesn't suction to my body lol.
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By the look of your pics ...they should get most of your stretch makes...I bet if any are left....they will be very low.And you are tiny....you are gonna rock this thing!!!
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I'm curious how many women on here who are having...

I'm curious how many women on here who are having a tt had a c-section. I wondered if it makes you a little more prepared for the pain? I remember the day after my second c-section I drank water and it went down wrong and I coughed once and the pain was so bad I almost drowned to death instead of coughing any further lol. God forbid if you sneeze. Its amazing how often you use your stomach muscles, pretty much for everything. It might sound silly but I thought about attaching a rope somehow to where I'll be sleeping and resting so I can pull myself up. That was my saving grace after my c-section was having someone come up to me so I could use my arm strength to pull instead of my stomach. I think I'll kind of feel silly if I do but then again when you're in pain you really don't give a crap lol.
Nucynta is the pain drug. It's supposed to not cause nausea. I'm so very excited. :D
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I'm 9 days away. Had my preop appointment today. Getting my prescriptions at this very moment! This is really happening!! :D
Love and prayers to all my TT FAM!
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Ahh I can't believe its two weeks away. I'm so...

Ahh I can't believe its two weeks away. I'm so excited I don't even care about the pain anymore lol. Okay well I do a little but the end result is what I'm looking forward to. Is anyone else's hubby being kind of insecure about the surgery. He keeps joking about me being confident and wearing "non baggy clothes" and men checking me out. Don't get me wrong he's super supportive and wants me to be happy but he keeps dropping these random comments out of nowhere. It kind of makes me feel like thanks I guess I look like crap now lol.

I realize I didn't really put any information...

I realize I didn't really put any information about myself. I'm 26 yrs old, 5'4 137lbs. I've have two boys, 5 yrs & 2 1/2 yrs. Both of my boys were c-sections they were big babies. My oldest was 9 lbs 10 oz and my youngest was 9 lbs 4 oz. My oldest son has down syndrome which was a big surprise seeing that I had a perfect pregnancy and I was 20 years old when I had him. He is such an amazing little boy and he has taught me so much. We knew that we wanted to have one more child and then we were done. I'm fortunate that I'm able to have this procedure younger and very grateful for my amazing supportive family. 10 more days!!!!!
I am excited for you!!!!!!!your day will be here before you know it!
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Oh my goodness I can't believe tomorrow is the...

Oh my goodness I can't believe tomorrow is the day! I've known ever since I had my first child that I wanted a tummy tuck. It always seemed like a far away dream, one day I'll get it. Well its here, tomorrow!!! I'm so excited and very nervous. Its hard for me to accept support from family. I'm so grateful but at the same time its a choice I'm making. It just feels weird being looked after when I know I did this to myself. Does that make sense? I'm trying to keep a level head about all of it and remind myself its going to take a long time to heal and I most likely won't like what I see for a while. And to embrace the swelling because its going to be around for a while. Just trying to keep a positive head and realistic expectations.
You have the right attitude towards this surgery!And as for all those different emotions you are having.They are so normal.You are gonna do great and look fabulous !
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Thinking about you.good luck.keep us updated!
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Good luck. Happy healing
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Everything went really well. My surgery lasted...

Everything went really well. My surgery lasted about 2 1/2 hours. The pain is a lot more manageable than I was expecting. The nurses said I was getting around great! So let's hope I stay that way. Drains are for sure uncomfortable I've already yanked on one by accident. I'll post my first po pic soon!

Feeling pretty good today. Didn't sleep well but...

Feeling pretty good today. Didn't sleep well but not because of the pain but because of the position. Took of my binder to remove my gauze. I feel like Frankenstein lol can't wait for it to look more natural and not swollen. Doc said I could take a light shower today but I don't think I'm up for it. It was so sweet my doctor sent me
a beautiful arrangement of flowers wishing me a speedy recovery.
How lovely of your doctor to send flowers. :) Hope you are coping well and heal up nicely and quickly. Take care and take your time recovering.
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Glad you are feeling good.i have been thinking of you today!!!!get rest!
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Get some rest and keep us updateda,
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Ugh let me just say this part sucks! It's not the...

Ugh let me just say this part sucks! It's not the pain I'm actually feeling really good it the not being able to do anything around the house that's driving me nuts. House is trashed and the boys are taking full advantage of the fact mom is out of commission lol. Going to my first post op apt Monday. Even though I told myself not to focus on the results right away I still am discouraged by the swelling. I know it's going to take a while and I'm only on day 3 po. I just want to fast forward 2 months lol.
Please try not to lose sight of the end results.Even though I read all the info on the TT surgery and knew swelling happens,I still have days that really depress me.i personally think the first 2 weeks is the worst!!!I made it to 3 weeks yesterday,I am swollen still,but it is better.my sweeping under my boob down the my belly button is pretty much gone.the swelling right above my incision is the worst.And my hematoma that broke up..I have a flat line with two puffy spots on either side..yuck.But I see such an improvent especially in my clothes.keep your head up.Before you know it that sweeping will be gone and you will think..why was I so worried about that!!!
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LOL, I was reading that too fast. I had to read it again. I thought you said your belly button had pretty much gone....I was really worried for you but it's not your belly button, it's the swelling that's pretty much gone.....which is a good thing!! I hope you keep improving and the swelling goes altogether. I can hardly wait to get mine done. :)
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I hated it also that i could not do things around the house, i cried etc. at first, then i finally decided im not going to hurt myself for anyone or anything and will not mess up my results, so things just didnt get done, it all works out in the end, even if you can have a good friend or family member come over and clean, i even thought of a cleaning service and almost called them , who knows i still might for some heavy duty stuff, at 3 days you dont really have results, you just have swelling etc. and the main thing is if the "apron" belly is gone, nothing else you can really judge at this point, im almost 5 weeks and also wishing i could fast forward a few months, so just relax, be glad all went well, and let everything work it self out !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ahhhh shower and bm! Feel like a new woman lol.

Ahhhh shower and bm! Feel like a new woman lol.
You look great! In your second update you asked if anyone had a c-section and if that prepares you for the TT, so now that you've had yours does it?
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Honestly I think the tummy tuck was a lot easier. I know that everyone is going to heal differently but for me it was a lot harder with the c-section. I think the c-section prepares you for the type of pain you're going to feel although it's a little different. I was off pain killers by day 4 with my tt. I didn't have any lipo and I think that makes a huge difference as far as pain and recovery goes.
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I had an emergency c-section with my last child, I had been induced and had dilated to 8 but my son had the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck twice and was delivering his arm first holding the umbilical cord cutting off his air supply. so to have to have a c section after being so near given natural birth to him and on top of that the epi left my back in so much pain. I'm hopful that my TT will be a much easier experience! Keeping fingers crossed! Thank you for the response to my question!
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Well I can't believe I'm officially one week post...

Well I can't believe I'm officially one week post op. I seen my ps on Monday and he said everything looks great. Drains have to stay in until Monday but that's okay they will be gone before I know it. I have lost 7 lbs since the surgery. I was 140 surgery day and I stepped on the scale and I was 133!! I haven't been that small since before my second child. I'm feeling great and can't wait to go shopping for some new clothes!

I’m starting to have the tingling sensation and...

I’m starting to have the tingling sensation and the little jolts of your nerve ending repairing themselves (feels like little shocks it my belly). I’m excited because my ps told me its part of the healing process. I was lying on the couch and I told my husband I could feel myself healing lol. He looked at me like I was crazy lol. I just thought it was really neat and it’s amazing what the human body can do.
:) I'm jealous that you're getting your drains out Monday. My remaining drain isn't going anywhere. Sigh. You really look fantastic. :D
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You look amazing!!!!! So glad to hear your recovery is going so great! I have that same type of overhang on my belly so fingers crossed I'll get the same fantastic looking stomach as yours!!!!!! :D
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Still feeling really great! Seen my family for the...

Still feeling really great! Seen my family for the time yesterday at a birthday gathering. I had to show a lot of my before pictures so everyone would understand why I had the surgery. I would always hide my stomach so well a lot of my family had no idea why I wanted the surgery. I was naughty and had one beer. It actually didn't taste good haha. I did take a few breaks and rested on the couch. I was beat though and we left about 6:30 when we got home all 4 of us crashed before 8. I'm so excited I stepped on the scale this morning and I was 131!! Do I dare say I might be in the 120’s soon? Which I haven’t been since I was 20 yrs old. I ‘m going to seen my ps tomorrow and finally get these drains out, so happy about that!

Hope everyone is doing well!!!

So happy to have these drains out. It didn't hurt...

So happy to have these drains out. It didn't hurt taking them out just burned a little. I was told to really take it easy the next couple of days while the drain site heal and to make sure I don't build up fluid. I'm kind of nervous now that I know the fluid wont have anywhere to go lol. Go back to see my ps in 6 weeks.
Just checking on you.ope you are doing fabulous!
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I had my drain taken out yesterday too. I am more swollen today, gonna take it easy for the next few days. Hate this swelling : ( Hope you are doing well today.
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Still doing really well. I have noticed more...

Still doing really well. I have noticed more swelling at the end of the day now that my drains are out. I'm also probably overdoing it a bit but it’s really hard to keep up with my 5 and 2 year old lol. Thankfully I still have a lot of help there is no way I could do this by myself. I’ve done a lot of shopping, maybe a little too much because my husband had to politely tell me to watch how much I’m spending lol. I love that I can actually buy stuff without trying it on! It’s such an amazing feeling! I hope everyone is doing well!!
omg Jaime you look great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! glade to hear you feeling good....i do have a question how did you manage with your 2 year old...i have an 18 mth old and he weighs 32lbs how soon after ur surgery did you start carrying him...and i was rolling when you said the lil guys where taking advantage because you were out of commision i love it!!!
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Its for sure not easy but as soon as I got home I kept telling my boys that mommy has a boo boo and I can’t pick you up. If they needed me I asked them to hold my hand. But of course everything is in a high pitch crazy overexcited voice so they will actually want to do it lol. I also had a little step stool for things they couldn’t reach that I would normally hold them to do. So if your son needs help getting on the couch with you or in bed it would help to have a step and probably make him feel like a big boy. I’m not going to lie though there are moments when I had to pick them up briefly and I just tried to use every muscle except my stomach. Are you getting excited? Just a few more days!! I can’t believe I’m going to be one month out on Wednesday!
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Hey sweetie...thinkin about ya.Hope you are doing good. Can't wait to hear from ya!
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I’m officially 4 weeks post op. I can’t...

I’m officially 4 weeks post op. I can’t believe how fast this all went by. I’m doing great. Most of my glue is off of my incision. It’s so hard not to pick at it. I can’t wait until I get the all clear so I can actually start putting something on my scar to help minimize it. I’m not crazy about the inside of my bb but I know it’s really swollen. I still love the fact that I don’t have stitches on the outside of my bb. My swelling isn’t too bad but is definitely there every evening. I try to take a few breaks and relax during the day. I’m just playing the waiting game for my body to heal, I know it will take months until the swelling is gone forever. I’m still a little sore but it just feels like a mild bruising on my tummy. Getting in and out of bed is pretty much pain free now. I tried to sleep on my side last night but it was still too uncomfortable. I’m still using my son’s beanbag chair under my legs at night its still a lot better than sleeping flat.

I can’t believe I’m going to say this but I actually got to 129 lbs!! It feels so amazing! I’m so happy and it feels great to be comfortable in my own skin. My husband says I’m glowing lol. He’s loves the new me as well, I have to beat him off with a stick lmao.

I hope everyone is healing well!!
Thank you for your post. You helped shed some light on the very questions I had on having had c-sections and how the pain compared to TT. Thanks for sharing your opinion. You look awesome! I love that your husband has to be beaten to stay away from you, so cute!
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I’ll be 6 weeks post op tomorrow. Feeling really...

I’ll be 6 weeks post op tomorrow. Feeling really good. Had my check up with my ps yesterday got the all clear to resume normal activity. I can’t wait to start working out again. I’m going to start slow though, don’t want to overdo it. Just started using paper tape on my incision and I’m going to buy some scar treatment cream as well. Still dealing with swelling but I know its part of the process.
You look great Jamielynn.glad u are feeling good.swelling is annoying but soon it will be a thing of the past for all of us!
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Haven't updated in a while. Everything is going...

Haven't updated in a while. Everything is going really well. I've been pretty much back to normal for a while now. Just looking forward to when my scar fades a little. So happy I had the surgery and would do it all over again!!
Light! I see light at the end of the tunnel! Thank you for posting...you look awesome!
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You look so great!! It's nice to see 6months PO results!
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It's been 1 year!!!!!! I can't believe it!

Well ladies a whole year has past for me. I can't believe how fast time went by. I'm doing great. I lost a lot of weight over the past year. I was around 146 last year I'm currently 110. I'm a health nut now and love to work out. This was the best thing I've ever done and couldn't be happier.
U look amazing!!
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You give me hope! I'm 143 now and have so much skin!! 30 days until my surgery hope my results are as great as yours!!!
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It's a lot of hard work. But something changes after you have surgery it's the biggest motivator ever. Best of luck to you :)
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