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Tummy Tuck for my 50th! - Sacramento, CA

Turning 50 this November, seemed time to do...

Turning 50 this November, seemed time to do something for myself for a change. Three kids, all C-sections with my last born when I was 40. While I do need to loose about 20 pounds, I've got that saggy belly skin that no matter wat I do will not go away. So I've decided to take the surgical route.

26 days to go. I'm going to figure out how to...

26 days to go. I'm going to figure out how to post my before photos because I know how amazed I am everytime I see others post theirs and the amazing results. Going on the 10th to do my preop blood and EKG, make my final payments and fill my pain meds. I ordered my compression garment online and should arrive before Christmas. Super excited! Stay posted. :)

Okay I managed to finally put up a photo! Wish I...

Okay I managed to finally put up a photo! Wish I had an iPad it might come out better than trying to take this photo myself. But you get the idea. I feel excited and really not so nervous. I have worked in the medical field all my life so the surroundings don't scare me. I have not told anyone but will tell my kids after Christmas. Love seeing all of you who have already been through this. You are a guide for me to know what I am looking to expect. Don't expect to wake up looking like a swim model! LOL. Thanks and will try to post more photos. Happy Holidays. :)

10 day count down. As of now only my 2 sisters...

10 day count down. As of now only my 2 sisters and my oldest (21) daughter know about my upcomeing surgery. My other 2 kids (10 and 13) I will tell the day before. I'm not telling any of my friends or family, does that sound strange? People can be crtical, jealous, make comments behind your back. I'm just wanting this to match the person I feel on the inside, not trying to be better looking for anyone else. My husband totally supports it because he knows how much it bothers me to have this loose skin etc. so I guess that's all that matters.
After the holidays I'm planning on getting my suff together as far as keeping myself busy while I can't do any heavy lifiting etc. Making plans to stock the kitchen for the kids while they will still be on break. Have my compression garmet, picking up my meds today.
Really looking forward to this, excited and positive.

One week to go!!! Happy Dance :) nervously...

one week to go!!! Happy Dance :) nervously excited, is that possible? It seemed so far away but here it comes. I'm trying to get Christmas put away in my house so the following week will be filled w/cleaning and getting food stocked in the house for the kids. We just purchased a new mattress to replace our 13 year old one, so as long as I can get into bed after the surgery, that will be a nice gift for my recovering body. Our bed sits up a bit high.
Any last week advice from you post surgery ladies?
Love to read all your stories, gives me added confidence :)

Well it's new years eve and ready to start 2013 on...

Well it's new years eve and ready to start 2013 on a positive note. With only 3 days between me and my surgery, it's hard to believe that it is finally here! Tomorrow I will tell my youngest kids (10 and 13). I think telling them is harder than me going forward w/the surgery itself. I don't want them to worrie. We are going to stay in a hotel close by the night before because we live an hour and a half from the city. That morning I have a 6:00 check in time, so at least they will not have to be up early. Then after I'm settled, they can spend the day w/their dad speding Christmas money at the malls. Well Happy New Year to all those who have just had their surgeris and to those waiting like me, I know it will be worth it. I'm not worried at all, so that is a start. :)

Well almost here at this time tomorrow I will be...

Well almost here at this time tomorrow I will be "under the knife" as they say. Super excited, mild nervousness, positve thoughts.

Day 2 and feeling a little off. headache and...

Day 2 and feeling a little off. headache and vomiting on day one. walking around like they told me to. my drains are producing less fluid than yesterday. Getting some eggs and banana down along w/ice chips. Post more when I'm feeling better.

Well Sorry I haven't posted for a whole week, but...

Well Sorry I haven't posted for a whole week, but it's been rough. I actually developed a DVT (blood clot) in my left leg and spent 7 hrs in the ER Tuesday. I'm on Xeralto for the next three months, it actually just got approved by the FDA about 2 months ago to treat DVTs. Which is great because otherwise I would have been in the hospital on a heparin drip for a couple of days. This was bad enough, but my husband was in Arizona (i'm in Calif) and my family lives in Los Angeles (we're near Sacramento) and my 10 and 13 yr old girls were home while I drove myself to the ER. No pain pills since 2 a.m. went to the ER at 10 a.m. and got home by 6:30 p.m. downing 2 pain killers ASAP! It was a highly emotional day. All is better now, my leg is still sore, but saw my surgical doc today and everything is looking great. They left one drain in until next week and then sutures come out around my belly button too. Will keep you posted. Thanks for your support!

Eleven days out and every day feels a bit better. ...

Eleven days out and every day feels a bit better. I go back on the 17th for my 2 week check and get this second drain out. :)
Curious how long it takes for the numbness to go away. It's a strange feeling. I'll post a photo after my second drain is out.
Sacramento Plastic Surgeon

Found my doctor after searching the intranet and researching for 3 months. This was not something I was going to just close my eyes and pick from a phone book. I had my first consult and was very impressed by his whole staff. I know I'm in good hands.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
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