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18th October TT with Lipo --week 4 pics

I have never been super slim but one thing i...

I have never been super slim but one thing i always had was a flat stomach.... even after 2 kids. I am 53 and about a year ago i developed a 'pooch' which i hate!1 no amount of dieting would remove it. I have no stretch marks or wrinkled skin - just THE POOCH.

At the beginning of this month i did some research and found a Dr... went for a consultation on the 4th and have the op scheduled for the 18th.... oh my....

Went for my net visit yesterday - Kimberly is so...

went for my net visit yesterday - Kimberly is so nice! i had a laugh taking the before pics - and a cry when i saw them :( didnt realize i look like a small gremlin fat torso and skinny arms and ankles...
ah well... hopefully i will see a big difference.
Got my scripts
so far so good!!

Went for my pre op visit yesterday - Kimberly is...

went for my pre op visit yesterday - Kimberly is so nice! i had a laugh taking the before pics - and a cry when i saw them :( didnt realize i look like a small gremlin fat torso and skinny arms and ankles...
ah well... hopefully i will see a big difference.
Got my scripts
so far so good!!

8 days left - i swear my stomach seems too look...

8 days left - i swear my stomach seems too look bigger every day!!
very depressed when i measured myself - that used to be the size of my hips a few years ago:(
I'm getting my TT one day after you (Oct. 19). I will think of you and pray that all will go well. We'll touch base again when we're both on the flat side. Get some rest before the big day.
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thank you so much!! lets keep each other informed!
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4 more days - I should try and get some before pics taken...the doc has some so maybe i will be able to use those..
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2 more days ,,,, i am feeling surprisingly calm....

2 more days ,,,,
i am feeling surprisingly calm..as if nothing special is happening...
my daughter is more excited than i am...the lull before the storm????
tomorrow is the day! still very calm - have all my prescriptions filled out, comfy clothes ready, house cleaned cant wait!
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So its 8 days post op So weird...after i came out...

so its 8 days post op
So weird...after i came out of surgery the nurse told me not to be shy about asking for pain meds...
8 days post op i have not taken ANY!
Just a pulling sensation in my abdomen but no pain at all!
took out the pain pump and drain yesterday
The only problem is i am super lethargic..
even writing this i am ready to lie down again
9 days PO, feeling a bit less lethargic - probably because i finished my antibiotics yesterday. Can almost stand straight now and it doesn't hurt so much if i cough or sneeze! More bruises seem to be appearing but that doesnt bother me at all - war wounds lol!!!
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Wow no pain meds, you are looking good, hope rest of your recovery goes well. xx
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You look amazing...... Wow........ Ur before pics are the present me....... Getting a TT on nov 5th........ Nervous , very nervous........ About the pain mostly......... Have 2 kids under the age of 10........ Hubby will take off work for 3 days.......... Then will have to manage on my own........ Thinking of asking my mom to come over........ Nervous....
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Tomorrow i go to get my tummy tape removed and for...

tomorrow i go to get my tummy tape removed and for my 2nd Post op review. Can almost stand up straight now, just a slight pulling.
Belly button seems to be doing well too!
No pain but still lethargic
hope to go back to work next week!
U look awesome........ The after pics are great......
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Way to go you look amazing and Carmen1 this is the lady i was talking about SMOOTH SAILING.
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You look great. Just keep resting. You're body has been through alot.
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Will go back to work next week... feeling well on...

Will go back to work next week... feeling well on the whole just cannot shake of the lethargy. I try to do stuff and get exhausted!
Was told it is natural after a general anesthetic but its so annoying!

17 days PO i still feel quite tight - is this...

17 days PO
i still feel quite tight - is this normal?
also still super tired - could sleep all day - but am back at work so not much chance of that
Can almost stand completely straight and cheering myself up buying some new and prettier compression garments!
How is everyone else doing???
You look wonderful! Congrats. I had mine in July and I am 53 years old. I had the same issue with extreme tiredness. I went back to work after 2 weeks and it was tough regarding being tired. i worked half days for 3 days and took the Friday off. It really was too soon. I believe it is from the GA and also the loss of blood and body that can make you feel that way. I really did not have a lot of pain but I had lipo also and the bruising was bad.The arnica helped. I felt great at 8 weeks so hang in there and listen to your body and get your rest. I am so glad I did it. I should have done it sooner! :)
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i am covered with the arnica gel LOL and vitamin e oil for the scar!
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Does the arnica burn or anything was wondering about that
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I havent been sleeping too well as my compression...

I havent been sleeping too well as my compression garments seems to be squashing my stomach and making me feel really bloated..weird huh!
anyway, last night i wore a pair or tight cotton leggings...and slept like a baby! not sure if i should do that but at least i slept!
put on my CG as soon as i woke up
anyone else have probs sleeping?

Ooh lovely..just weighed myself and have lost...

ooh lovely..just weighed myself and have lost 10lbs!!!1

3 weeks post op Have some coupons so decided to...

3 weeks post op
Have some coupons so decided to use them..
the last pair of pants i bought was size 14 - i bought a size 10!!
wooo hoooo

this is so encouraging to keep eating healthy etc etc

YEA!
omg, u look awesome............cant wait to be 3 weeks post op so i can take some pics........took some before pics..........had a full tt and lipo on saddlebags on the 5th.........hate wearing the girddle........took it off for an hour this morning.......finally took a breath............i ordered a size bigger for when i'm allowed to take this one off.........so waiting to see my self in the mirror after the drains come out.......
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Is it normal to still feel 'tight' 4 weeks PO?

is it normal to still feel 'tight' 4 weeks PO?
hi... just checking on you ...
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So encouraging. Makes me cry thinking about it. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Although the bruising on the flanks is crazy because I am having lipo of the flanks and will probably have triple that bruising since you had no lipo to the flanks. Interesting. My surgery is in 6 days so can't wait to see a flat belly like yours!
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