Anxiety is Kicking in - Shreveport, LA

Lost over 80lbs eight years ago, couldn't...

Lost over 80lbs eight years ago, couldn't afford tt back then. Gained 30 lbs back three years ago due to thyroid tumors; had thyroid removed and weight is stable but hard to loose weight even with personal trainer. I am so nervous that it won't be what i expect or come out like i expect. I'm a mom of a 12 yr old and don't want something to happen to me all for vanity. I've been waiting for this for a long time but scared.

I hope i will be able to see a difference here is...

I hope i will be able to see a difference here is a picture of me now. Please give honest opinions.

Okay tomorrow is my prop no turning back five days...

Okay tomorrow is my prop no turning back five days to go. I'm excited and so scared I'm having heart palps and anxiety. I'm starting to doubt my decision I'm still over weight by 25 lbs. But with no thyroid and even working out with. Personal trainer I've lost only two in a month and it sucks. Thanks for listening to me trip out.

Here are a couple of pictures 11 days post op. My...

Here are a couple of pictures 11 days post op. My 12 year old help take them should have backed up more and there is some swollen still. But i am happy so far. I want to thank everyone this website is awesome and does help through the anxiety. I also want to thank my daughter who was awesome and my husband who really stepped up to the plate.

Here are a couple of pictures 11 days post op. My...

Here are a couple of pictures 11 days post op. My 12 year old help take them should have backed up more and there is some swollen still. But i am happy so far. I want to thank everyone this website is awesome and does help through the anxiety. I also want to thank my daughter who was awesome and my husband who really stepped up to the plate.

Here are a couple of pictures 11 days post op. My...

Here are a couple of pictures 11 days post op. My 12 year old help take them should have backed up more and there is some swollen still. But i am happy so far. I want to thank everyone this website is awesome and does help through the anxiety. I also want to thank my daughter who was awesome and my husband who really stepped up to the plate.

Here are a couple of pictures 11 days post op. My...

Here are a couple of pictures 11 days post op. My 12 year old help take them should have backed up more and there is some swollen still. But i am happy so far. I want to thank everyone this website is awesome and does help through the anxiety. I also want to thank my daughter who was awesome and my husband who really stepped up to the plate.

Here are a couple of pictures 11 days post op. My...

Here are a couple of pictures 11 days post op. My 12 year old help take them should have backed up more and there is some swollen still. But i am happy so far. I want to thank everyone this website is awesome and does help through the anxiety. I also want to thank my daughter who was awesome and my husband who really stepped up to the plate.

Post op for 19 days, feeling pretty good, have...

Post op for 19 days, feeling pretty good, have noticed a few things: i have a hard knot around the area on my hip where one of the drains came out, feels like i will be swollen the rest of my life, and just when you think you are doing good you are not.
The worst thing is i have a little anxiety of blood clots developing. I know i shouldn't worry but i can't help it.

Post op for 19 days, feeling pretty good, have...

Post op for 19 days, feeling pretty good, have noticed a few things: i have a hard knot around the area on my hip where one of the drains came out, feels like i will be swollen the rest of my life, and just when you think you are doing good you are not.
The worst thing is i have a little anxiety of blood clots developing. I know i shouldn't worry but i can't help it.

Post op for 19 days, feeling pretty good, have...

Post op for 19 days, feeling pretty good, have noticed a few things: i have a hard knot around the area on my hip where one of the drains came out, feels like i will be swollen the rest of my life, and just when you think you are doing good you are not.
The worst thing is i have a little anxiety of blood clots developing. I know i shouldn't worry but i can't help it.

Post op for 19 days, feeling pretty good, have...

Post op for 19 days, feeling pretty good, have noticed a few things: i have a hard knot around the area on my hip where one of the drains came out, feels like i will be swollen the rest of my life, and just when you think you are doing good you are not.
The worst thing is i have a little anxiety of blood clots developing. I know i shouldn't worry but i can't help it.

Post op for 19 days, feeling pretty good, have...

Post op for 19 days, feeling pretty good, have noticed a few things: i have a hard knot around the area on my hip where one of the drains came out, feels like i will be swollen the rest of my life, and just when you think you are doing good you are not.
The worst thing is i have a little anxiety of blood clots developing. I know i shouldn't worry but i can't help it.

Post op for 19 days, feeling pretty good, have...

Post op for 19 days, feeling pretty good, have noticed a few things: i have a hard knot around the area on my hip where one of the drains came out, feels like i will be swollen the rest of my life, and just when you think you are doing good you are not.
The worst thing is i have a little anxiety of blood clots developing. I know i shouldn't worry but i can't help it.
Shreveport Plastic Surgeon

Nine days post op of tummy tuck and had drains and stitches removed today. I would recommend Dr.Paul Michael Davis to anyone in the Shreveport area. I wasn't sure at first but the fact that he does his procedure in the hospital and keeps you over night sold me on this surgeon and a I went to five of them in the area before making the decision. I saw my results today and was amazed but he told me i still had swollen but I'm thinking if this looks like this good swollen can't wait to see finished product. It is not an easy procedure or healing process of course i was not the idea candidate either but i worked out with a trainer for a month trying to prepare myself mentally and physically. I will post pictures in a couple of days.

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I know what you mean it is so easy to over do it and GOD forbid you eat something with too much salt i bloat (swell) up like a blow fish. LOL
Thanks for everything and will keep you posted.
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Oh yes the wonderful "Swell Hell".  
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You look great. I had no idea results like this could happen til I found this site! How exciting for you!
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Your tummy looks so awesome!  How are you feeling?
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I'm feeling pretty good i stopped taking pain meds four days after procedure. Been up and doing a little around the house don't want to over due do not want fluid to build up since the tubes are out. Can't wait to sleep on my side. I love the 12 things you posted was the best thing anyone can do is go by this list. Only thing i wish i would have done is freeze more dinners for my husband prior to surgery cause well lets face it they are helpless sometimes. LOL
Thanks for all your kinds words.
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Glad to hear you are doing so well.  Easy does it though.  I know what you mean about the hubby and the cooking...LOL   Not so good in this house either.  He made an excellent nurse and can clean a mean toilet but not much good in the kitchen :)

I love to hear about my list helping people!  Makes me smile just knowing I was able to share my own experience and help others. 

Keep your feet up, skip the house cleaning and do take the pain meds if you need them.  I found that I needed one from time to time the first month post op.  Mostly because of the tight swelling which hurt like a bugger.

Keep posting and let me know how you are doing:)
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i'm so happy for you. you really do look great so far . . . imagine how much better it will look once the swelling is gone!
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Tomorrow is the day i'm scheduled at 9am and I am totally scared now and starting to freak out. I am not sure what I am scared of the most. The surgery, pain, or recovery. I'll keep you all posted and this web site is awesome.
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Thanks Kimmers25 you are so right about thyroid meds it does stink. Met with the Doctor one more time today and did my preop i feel much better about surgery and I am excited and still scared a little too.
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Nervous is normal but you are going to do just fine! 
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WOW very impressive!  Great job on the weight loss.   I also have a whacked out  Thyroid and that really does squash the weight loss...very frustrating.

I have decided that being over 45, on thyroid meds, and taking estrogen pretty much stinks.  You have to work three times as hard to accomplish anything.

You are going to have wonderful results!  Just  keep a visual in your head of the flat tummy. 

Keep me up to date and I will be anxiously watching for your post op pictures.
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Congrats on your 80 pound weight loss! That's a huge accomplishment and you should be proud of yourself. Like Soccermom said, keep sifting through the reviews and connecting with other RealSelf users. They're a great source of support.

Thanks so much for posting here to RealSelf. I'm looking forward to reading more of your story.

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Hi Twhite! Keep reading these ladies comments it will surely help you with your anxiety! I am schedualed for a TT With flank lipo and muscle tightening march 1st. I was really getting anxiety my self until i found this site and all the info on. You will do fine just think positive the out come will be worth it.. Thats what I keep telling myself! lol.. Good Luck!
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