Hello my fellow Tummy Tuckers and Real Selfers! My name is LexC, and I literally itching with excitement because today I scheduled myself for a long awaited, much deserved Mommy Tuck! And by that I mean a full tummy tuck with muscle repair and a little lipo love!
I am all of 23 years old, but the past 3 years have aged me tremendously, gracefully of course :). I have to beautiful delicious baby girls, they are 2 yrs and 1 yr old (insert GASP here) yes they are 11 months apart. I adore my Irish Twinnies, and have been busy juggling to toddlers, LITERALLY juggling...but I have also been Jiggling, down under---->my shirt :( , which I am less than thrilled about.
SO here's what got me here---I am 4'10" (no I am not legally a little person, although sometimes I wonder)...therefore my prego bellies had nowhere to go but OUT, and OUT they went...but when the darling chubsters vacated the premises, I was left with what look like a deflating balloon that's been rained on and stepped on, Not purdy to say the least. I have been PREOCCUPIED, depressed, self conscious, every negative self loathing feeling u can conjure up, i've felt since having my babies. It has been so bad that I kid you not, my own husband has NOT been allowed to see the Elephant skin that torments me, since our first daughter was born.
I had always toyed around with the idea of a tummy tuck, deep down inside wondering how I would ever be able to afford it...until one day in the shower- I thought I heard footsteps coming towards the bathroom, and I literally choked with anxiety trying desperately to cover my self with the shower curtains so I could run and lock the door, before my husband could barge in and see my shameful body....SAD I know...It was then that I knew that something had to give. I had always been very confident, pretty popular, and always blessed with love and attention, but now, that was all slipping into the folds of my extra baby skin (YUCK, sorry for the visual)! So I made a plan, I promised my self a year to save for my procedure, research doctors, look up (more like STALK) Real Selfer's and their reviews, and then when I was ready, make my appt, do a happy dance, and join Real Self!
SOO Here I am today! I have scheduled my appt, paid for my procedure and now I am left with a crap-load of anxiety, excitement, and an overall "OhMahGosh I can't believe this is happening" feeling! My husband has been supportive since day one (partly because he is tired of hearing my whine)..but nevertheless, his support is appreciated! My doctor has been a DREAM so far, taking his precious time to explain the procedure complete with jokes, anecdotes , and theatrical performance (my kinda guy!). I feel very confident with the doctor I chose, he suggested I do a little lipo and charged me very little extra, which was darling of him! I am in the process of losing weight to maximize my result (on the cube of cheese a day diet!) I currently weigh 118, and I hope to lose 10 lbs by April, (crossing fingers). My biggest concern right now is preparing for surgery, so if anyone has any suggestions (scar strips, vitamins, or just letting me know how bad the pain sucks) it would all be much appreciated!! My daughter's 2nd birthday is on May 19th, so I hoping I will be good to plan her party by then.
Well, this journey begins here. I thankful to be in the (online) presence of so people who know that you cannot just simply "Work Out" sagging skin or stretchmarks (I get tired of hearing that)! Thanks to you all for listening, your advice is welcome as much as it is needed! Happy Nip and Tucking :)