8+ weeks po
- updated 6 months ago
Hello everyone, I'm an almost 35 year old, SAHM to...
- 21 Mar 2013
- 1 month pre
Hello everyone, I'm an almost 35 year old, SAHM to 4 kids. My stepson is 17, my oldest is 10 and my twins are almost 7....all boys! I'm 5'5" and 145 lbs. Between pregnancies and weight loss, my midsection is a mess. My first son was 9.5 lbs and 23 inches long...my twins were 6.5 lbs a piece and 20 inches long. I was HUGE pregnant! Since the last babies were born I have gained and lost over the years, losing 90 lbs in total at this point. I promised myself that once I got to my goal weight and maintained it for a year, I would get a tummy tuck so here I am.
My surgery is scheduled for April 23rd and I'm so anxious and nervous, I just want the day to get here so I can get it over with. My family is supportive, in fact one of my sister-in-laws had her own TT in January. My husband currently works out of state but will be coming home to be with me for the surgery and at least 3 or 4 days post-op. Then my MIL will be coming to stay for about a week. My own mother was supposed to come but she broke her hip at Christmas and can't get around well enough to deal with all the kids and the dogs (2...also boys.....there's alot of testosterone at my house LOL).
4 weeks from today I'll be on the flatside! can't...
- 26 Mar 2013
- 28 days pre
Had my pre-op appointment yesterday....finished...
- 4 Apr 2013
- 19 days pre
Two weeks to go!!!! starting to really get in...
- 9 Apr 2013
- 14 days pre
Added a picture from my last pregnancy...but I was...
- 14 Apr 2013
- 9 days pre
So...tomorrow is the big day!!! in about 24 hrs, I...
- 22 Apr 2013
- 1 day pre
Ok...yesterday was surgery day so I'm going to try...
- 24 Apr 2013
- 1 day post
Arrived at the surgery center at 7am...gave my urine sample, got my iv in and got all marked up. Then the anesthesiologist came and put something in the iv and they started wheeling me to the OR. I never saw the OR :)...next thing I knew, I was waking up in recovery. I was so lucky and I didn't get sick at all or have any nausea. Was in recovery for about 3 1/2 hours because I had trouble going pee but it finally happened, I ate a little soup, they gave me a valium and we were on our way. My drive home was 1 1/2 hours and it wasn't that bad....I had lots of pillow and ice packs. The worst part was the walk from the car to the house. We park at the curb and I don't have a very big front yard but it felt like a mile LOL. Up the stairs of the porch and then went ahead and went to the bathroom before going to bed. The best thing has been the walker....so nice to be able to lean my weight on it and I think its a must have!! Getting up out of bed isn't so bad, my husband helps me but laying back down and twisting from sitting on the edge to laying is HORRIBLE....I hate it every time! The meds really help...I'm on Robaxin (muscle relaxer) and Vicodin and I can really tell when they start running out. I did get up during the night to take them but pushed them out to 5 hours instead of 4 hrs and was definetly hurting this morning.
Haven't seen the incision but it looks low. I have some swelling but I can tell that I look very flat. My PS does progressive tension sutures so I have little dimples and bruises all over my torso (I have a pic). No drains and no binder so that's nice (I mean, I can't compare it to anything cause I've never had those but they don't sound fun). Post op on Friday and then I start wearing spanx and I can take a shower.
2 dpo...feeling ok...last night was horrible!!...
- 25 Apr 2013
- 2 days post
One more thing....an ice pack is my new best...
- 25 Apr 2013
- 2 days post
4 dpo....its been an up and down roller coaster......
- 27 Apr 2013
- 4 days post
Yesterday was my first post op appt. The doc took off the bandages and cleared me to shower and start applying lotion to the incision. Supposed to start wearing spanx...which I'm not really enjoying, its hard to find the right size, so that they are tight but not too tight cause I put on one pair and it made everything burn and I just couldn't handle it. I was out of the house for over 7 hrs....my PS is an hour and a half from my house, then my husband and I went to lunch and Target to kill time before we picked my MIL up at the airport....its hard when you live out in the boonies! Today I've been taking things really easy. Had my first official BM..YAY.
I'm really happy with my results so far....I'm bruised and swollen but I can see the potential of how I will look in a few weeks.
So pod 6...feeling good as far as pain and I'm...
- 29 Apr 2013
- 6 days post
Been an up and down couple of weeks....I've had a...
- 7 May 2013
- 14 days post
Recovery seems to be moving along...so ready to...
- 13 May 2013
- 20 days post
POD 27---can't believe its been 4 weeks!
- 20 May 2013
- 27 days post
almost 6 weeks post op....still waiting on the swelling to go away
- 2 Jun 2013
- 2 months post
day 58 po
- 20 Jun 2013
- 2 months post
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