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I can't believe it's been 7 weeks.
I'm 46 years old, nearly 47 come July. I have...
- 1 May 2012
- 1 month pre
I'm 46 years old, nearly 47 come July. I have two beautiful grown daughters ages 26 and 23. I have always hated my stomach even when I was thin in my teens and into my early 20's. After having my 1st child, when I was 21, my body went back to normal but after my second child at 24 my body didn't recover as well as I had hoped for. Gradually over the years I have put on weight and would lose it easily but now in my 40's I just can't lose it no matter what I try. My stomach has got worse and I can't stand it any longer. My breast aren't too bad about a D cup but they have come out losing the battle with gravity, so they just hang like two sacks. I have had some hard times in my life with my last husband dieing after a two year battle with cancer. But now I'm married to a wonderful man, we got married last year and he says he loves me just the way I am but I not only want to look good for him but more importantly I need to look and feel good for ME!! So here I am about to go through with a mommy makeover, having a full TT and BL without implants. I have had my consultation with my PS and I can't be happier with him. I had to pay a $100 consultation fee which will be deducted from my surgery cost.
The girls at the front desk were lovely and very helpful. My husband and I were taken into the consultation room where we watched two videos on the TT then one on the BL. Very informative. Then Dr. Lee come in and explained everything, pro's and con's of both procedures. He asked me what I didn't like about my stomach and I told him "the whole area...all of it." He spent a great deal of time with us and answered all our questions. Even giving us other options to think about. I didn't feel pressured to make a decision there and then so I was able to sleep on it, which I did. I had to give a $500 deposit to secure my operation date of the 1st June 2012. Just before paying it I told my husband I felt like I was getting cold feet because it made it real. Am I really going through with this???? He talked to me and just repeated all the reasons I told him I wanted this makeover, which made me feel better and I got passed it. Now that it's paid I feel exited again and I'm looking forward to my new body....being able to wear clothes that I haven't been able to wear for many years. It will be so nice not to try to hide my stomach every time I sit down, pulling at my tops to get them away from my stomach so no one can see how big it really is. I know that my emotions are going to go up and down until I have the MM but I can't wait. I will post some before pic's soon.
I'm going to have a mammogram today, it will cost...
- 3 May 2012
- 29 days pre
Ok so I had my mammogram and all went well.....
- 4 May 2012
- 28 days pre
I just uploaded my before pics. I don't like even...
- 5 May 2012
- 27 days pre
I've been thinking about having implants! I keep...
- 7 May 2012
- 25 days pre
I went in to have my pre-op today. I was very...
- 14 May 2012
- 18 days pre
I had my lab work done today so that's all the...
- 16 May 2012
- 16 days pre
Just a day under two weeks till my MM. I woke up...
- 19 May 2012
- 13 days pre
P.S. my PS Isn't the one that has come up. My PS is Dr Lee from Lee Institute, in Roseville, Sacramento....don't know how to change the name.
Wow! Wow! Wow! Only one more week. I can't...
- 24 May 2012
- 8 days pre
Only 2 more sleeps. I'm going through all the...
- 30 May 2012
- 2 days pre
Wow!!!!! It's tomorrow. I just talked to my...
- 31 May 2012
- 1 day pre
I am happy to answer any questions that you have.
I did it!!! I had a good night sleeping in the...
- 2 Jun 2012
- 1 day post
Post op day 1 I have been sleeping a lot and I'm...
- 3 Jun 2012
- 2 days post
I have been sleeping a lot and I'm sooo happy with the lift chair. I had pain only when I had to go to the bathroom. I think the pain pump is great, I'm glad I have it. I have two drains coming ou of each hip and the pain pump is in the pubic area. Empted the drain 3 time. They were half full.
Post op day 2 I seem to not be in as much pain...
- 4 Jun 2012
- 3 days post
I seem to not be in as much pain today but still very tired. My girls look amazing I'm very happy with the results. I still haven't seen my tummy but hopefully tomorrow when I go in for check up I'll be able to see it. I'll take some photos and post them then. Happy healing to all.
Post op day 3 I'm doing really well. Went in to...
- 4 Jun 2012
- 3 days post
I'm doing really well. Went in to see PS today and he checked everything as is really happy. He is going to leave the pain pump in til Wed 6th and I'll be having it removed and one of my drainage tubes. He said I should be able to stand up straighter by Fri 8th.
I'm adding photos now of my day 2 and today at the PS office. I am so very happy with his work and would recommend him to any one. Love to all and feel free to ask me anything :)
Post-op day 5 I have been very tired and feel...
- 6 Jun 2012
- 5 days post
I have been very tired and feel swollen. Went to PS for another check up. My tummy was huge sooooo swollen. They removed the pain pump but I still have the two drainage pumps in, I go back Friday so maybe they will come out then. They have slowed down heaps. The girls massaged my tummy and rubbed cream in, which really helped with the swelling. When they undid my cg I got really light headed. The girls explained that once the cg is losen your blood pressure drops. I still can't take it off till Friday to have a shower....can't wait....but again I have to be careful with my blood pressure. I still can't walk straight and it really hurts my back but I am using the walker, which help relieve the pain. I'm off all my pain meds and just using a heat pack for my back. Good news! Finally had a bm for the first time since op. Hope everyone is healing well :)
Post-op day 8 I went back Friday and had one...
- 9 Jun 2012
- 8 days post
I went back Friday and had one drain removed from my left side. I was surprised that I didn't even feel it come out. I also had the stitches removed from my belly button. They did ultra sound on my tummy to help with the swelling, which felt good and really made a difference. My tummy is still very numb, which feels strange but good because I couldn't feel anything. I also got to have my first shower with out the cg on. (I have posted pics) I am so very happy with my results and I know it will even be better once the swelling is down. I'm still not able to walk straight but it is getting better ever day. I'm due to go back next Tue 12th to have my stitches removed from my breast...I'm a bit scared about that...don't know why I just am lol.
It's been two weeks today....I can't believe it's...
- 15 Jun 2012
- 14 days post
Posted 2 weeks post op pics....even I can't...
- 15 Jun 2012
- 14 days post
It's just over three weeks now and I still have a...
- 24 Jun 2012
- 23 days post
Hope you are all healing well.
It is 4 weeks ago that I had my MM. I cant...
- 29 Jun 2012
- 28 days post
Well, here I am at 7 weeks post-op. The last 3...
- 21 Jul 2012
- 1 month post
I go back to see PS at the end of the month so hopefully everything will be ok by then. Oh! the other strange thing I've noticed since my MM is that I get a dry mouth at least once a day.....very weird. I would love to hear from any of you who have these same issues and how long it took you to heal or get passed it. I'm posting more pics today...I'm swollen because of the heat but I'm still very happy with the results :-)
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