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I DID IT AND BOY DOES IT FREAKING HURT!!! NO MORE TUMMY, MOMMY! St. Petersburg, FL

Single mother of 3 children, 28years old 5'9...

Single mother of 3 children, 28years old 5'9 and 185lbs. My weight lost left my body with saggy skin and I been dreamig and wanting a TT for so long. I had my free consult and Im loving the Doctor and will most likely choose him.

I will schedule for June. Im saving every nickle and dime up! will keep you posted.

New surgery date! Won't be long preparing now...

New surgery date! Won't be long preparing now getting some supplies off the list you ladies provide. Thank God for this site! Peacoxx I'm right behind you girl. I can't wait till you go and I will be 3odays behind

30 days to go! let the count down begin. As i type...

30 days to go! let the count down begin. As i type this I think my nerves is getting the best of me. I have never been so excited and scared at the same time in my life. My hearts beats so fast as I think about the procedure. I know i should be thinking positive and having visions of great results but Im scared. Exhale and Inhale and I know everything is going to be just fine. Will keep praying for the best but hey you know the saying why pray and worry?

Ok so I got RID of 6lbs!!!! YeAAaaa I never say...

Ok so I got RID of 6lbs!!!! YeAAaaa I never say lost cause I surly don't want to find it! I would love to be 175 for the surgery. I been taking vitamins to help and I guess they are working. Pre post appointment 5/11/11 geesh and I have to pay off my balance too. Bitter sweet day

Chicka28 51 posts 11 May 2011 My post op...

chicka28
51 posts
11 May 2011
My post op appointment today! Better sweet day had to pay balance in full ugh! It was pretty short and sweet signed consents in the lobby went in back for photo shoot went over some of the paper work, didn't get to see my PS only had a medical assistant. She took blood work CBC and vitals. No scripts due to no doctor signature was told I could come back or get them on surgery day ugh again! Lol so I'm officially 14 days to TT. I will start taking a multi vitamin tomorrow and discontinue my other supplements. Was given a long list of food, drinks, pills not to take. Grapes and apples being one of them. I'm so excited and can't wait till this is finally over! Hurry up MAY 25! For all of us on that day! Lol
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10 more days FTT, MR, lipo- please let the time...

10 more days FTT, MR, lipo- please let the time fly by!

Please let the time keep flying by. 7 more days to...

please let the time keep flying by. 7 more days to go. I have managed to gather most of the supplies needed, i started a liquid multi- vitamin, will take the arnica and bromeline next week and protein drinks. I even brought some cute dresses to throw on for surgery and post op appointments. stocked on food for the kids, snacks etc.. cleaning, shopping and getting everything and everybody in place. I have lots and lots of family that is on board now and support my TT so they will be over and helping me prepare and recover. Thank God for family, they didnt agree at 1st but know they do and thats all what matters :). I cant believe this is finally happening.

Please let the time keep flying by. 7 more days to...

please let the time keep flying by. 7 more days to go. I have managed to gather most of the supplies needed, i started a liquid multi- vitamin, will take the arnica and bromeline next week and protein drinks. I even brought some cute dresses to throw on for surgery and post op appointments. stocked on food for the kids, snacks etc.. cleaning, shopping and getting everything and everybody in place. I have lots and lots of family that is on board now and support my TT so they will be over and helping me prepare and recover. Thank God for family, they didnt agree at 1st but know they do and thats all what matters :). I cant believe this is finally happening.

4 more days to go!! well i have been pampering...

4 more days to go!! well i have been pampering myself. Been to spa hot stones, medicure and pedicure. Finished up shopping for food and supplies. House is almost where i want it. Kids school clothes washed and ironed for the next 2 weeks of school. Im nesting as you would say. I never had a C-section and i read on here alot of ladies compare it to that or better. So im hoping for a good turn out, i guess giving natural birth to 3 babies over 8lbs i can tolorate some pain lol! thanks ladies for all the kind works of encouragment and mostly to Booka for all your advice and help! I too will be on the road to recovery so let the Surgery start and some good healing!! :)

Fast forward! To Wednesday please...... I'm...

Fast forward! To Wednesday please...... I'm 4days on my menstrual and praying it's finish by wednesday. I'm finished shopping, cooking and cleaning. My family is so supportive now, so much help it's overwhelming but greatly appreciated. My granny was totally against it now she is my biggest fan. I love her aww. My best friend is helping a lot she will be driving me to surgery and most likely preparing meals, errands etc... Hey that's what friends are for. I told co- workers no use in lying, I'm grown and it's fully paid for with my money! Plus Im sure I will need some of there help afterward. I have a desk job so it shouldn't be that bad. Life is truly god, thank you god for my many blessings

Booka, kimmers somebody !!!!!! I'm in pain! It...

Booka, kimmers somebody !!!!!! I'm in pain! It felt like I died when I cough, how long does that last? I don't t think the meds are strong enough. I go tomm and will be telling her I need more. I'm propped up on chair with pillows I can't get comfortable. I was 20 mins late so I didnt have to wait long got started right away. I'm not sure what hurts if it the binder, lipo or tt or what. I woke up with pain in recovery.I know it takes time I'm trying to be a champ, any advices ladies

Ok so I had my post op appointment today ugh due...

Ok so I had my post op appointment today ugh due to the extreme pain I was in, I was taking too many pain pill and sitting there today so high in front of the doctor how embarrassing I didn't know!! I even had the nerves to tell her the pills wasn't working and I needed more. She made me stand straight up and eat 3 sugar packs, I was so sick, felt like throwing up, chills and sweat. Boy did I feel and looked like a crack head!! Lol I'm better now she gave me the option to wear the binder or not. She said everything looked good. I was on cloud nine I didn't even look at myself and she had the medical assistant go get my aunt and bring her back in the room and told her to control my meds!! I know, I know.... But I'm gonna try n upload some pic. By the way I do feel better!


DONT SNEEZE ! 1 week today and omg a sneeze, it...

DONT SNEEZE ! 1 week today and omg a sneeze, it felt like my insides was finna come out. It hurt and felt weird. Pain isn't so bad today, haven't took vicoden since last Saturday Been on Tylenol extra strength 2x a day, I go to PS tomrr hopefully to get drains out it's 5-10cc now. I can't totally walk straight, I feel a pull and right side pain. Can't wait till more recoveries

I'm 10 days post and I have left drain. She...

I'm 10 days post and I have left drain. She took right one out but say keep left one in until Tuesday. I'm draining very little 5cc and it's dark red. Where the drain insert is has been bleeding. Geesh I can't wait until it's ok. I'm trying to think positive but I got a feeling it's gonna hurt like he'll coming out. I feel like it's all tangled in my muscles and cause me to walk uncomfortably and not fully stand or walk straight. I notice the swelling durning the day, I come home take arnica pill and massage cream on tummy, binder and heating pad and I wake up flat. I hope it's just swelling above incision and not sermona. I feel over all ok, not taking pain pills but once a day Tylenol. Promise will post pic by Sunday ladies
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My doctor is not perez, it's Dr.Thomas I can't seem to change it. She made me feel very secure and comfortAble. Ensure me I am going ro be happy with finally results. Greeting me with open arms a big hug, ease my worries and nerves.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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Can't wait to see your new pics :) how r u feeling today?
I also posted more pics earlier. Hope u r doing okay...
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Hey! The pain ugh..... was bad for me the day of and after. But it does get better, I can tolorate pain well but this kicked my a$$ lol. I had one drain removed yesterday the other one hopefully Tuesday. My tummy is ok still swollen my belly button is cute I'm gonna try post pic today
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Hi Chicka, How are you doing girl? mine is coming up June 22nd! hows your pain and tummy looking ?
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Glad you're feeling alittle better :) Yeah sneezing and coughing sucks right now I know girl. Try to avoid sneezing at all cost for at least one week but just in case you do feel a sneeze about to come just pinch your nose tight and hold your breath until it goes away. If you have to cough...do it gently and push on your stomach while you're coughing to avoid putting pressure on your muscles. That helped me alot !
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Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better.  I have to say your story about the doctors office made me laugh out loud...

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I know, ignore other message I was in pain and doped up I didn't know if she said to take the tape off the ribcage area. But I didn't touch anything. I'm just know feeling better yaeeee!!!! I was in so much pain Booka! But now it do get better. Thanks I'm going to write a review soon
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I am glad you are feeling better. I had my incision open up a tad (i did too much last weekend and the swelling and all caused it to open). I have put ointment on it and covered it and it's healing again. So when u start feeling better, that's great, but even if u can walk around the mall or feel u can lift things or clean the house DON"T lol.
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Glad you are feeling better! Yeah control those meds! HAHAHA...I can't wait to see your results!
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Can we take off the white tape off the top of tummy? I keep feeling a tight feeling, burning and something like contractions. A little poop today, last night I was tears with gas and constipated. I done took everything ugh
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I see you still had your white tape on up until look like day 6. I wanna post pic but can't on iPad have to on desk top
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Dont' take any tape off unless she tells you to. I had my tape on for 3 weeks. Now i had this other tape at the top of my abdomen, below my rib cage until my drains were out, so that's probably when u will to and that was about day 6. U r burning cause of the lipo more than likely. Drink tons of water and use ice packs if u can.
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I love how you ladies are connecting. :)

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Ok thanks! Ugh I been taking 2 pain pills and I notice she didn't give me muscle relaxer :( gonna ask her bout that in morning. I'm gonna call u in min if u still up thanks ladies, almost wanted to say luv yall!!! Lol
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Im still up, just gotta grab my cell phone lol
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I am here too! Make sure you take both vicodin for now if you aren't. The meds she prescribed me was Vicodin 1-2 times every 6-8 hours or 4-6 hours.

Try going to your bed instead of your recliner/chair if you haven't already. if you can't get comfy in the chair, the bed may be your saving grace as it was for me. I propped my legs up and made sure i even had pillows for my hands.

Have you taken your muscle relaxant too? That should definitely help you relax a little and the meds should knock you out! Make sure you relax and have as little stress as possible as that can cause you to experience more pain.

Our post op sheet encourages us to cough...I didn't do any deep coughing...just little sad excuses for a cough to keep the lungs cleared. It wasn't until the 2nd day that I could actually figure out how to clear my lungs without hurting my stomach. Now regular coughing is hard... Make sure your throat is always clear and moist. Keep a drink around at all times. I found that I would get dry throat or a 'tickle' and i could not bare coughing.

If you want to sneeze, plug your nose and try to stop it. It will hurt like hell at least for a week and that's just for those who are lucky enough to only have 1 week of that much pain.

You know my # right? Call if u need me.
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I am here!!  Yes this is going to hurt like hell for the first few days.  It is normal so don't panic.  Are you taking he pain meds right on time as prescribed?  Do not let them lapse for even a minute.  If you are not getting any relief with them by morning call the doctor.  There are other meds they can try.  Everyone is different.   They will not totally take the pain away but should take the edge off.

Try to relax and do some slow deep breathing.  Don't panic or it will hurt worst.  This was the most painful thing I ever went through but it does pass.  The first week is the worst and then it will ease up. 

I always said that as long as I didn't cough, sneeze, laugh, cry, fart or move with any sudden movements it was all good.

You can do this girlie!!  Just keep focusing on the end result.  Holler if you need me..
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Thank you ladies! I couldn't made it this far without you guys! Thanks for all the kind words, encouragement, prayer, and advice! Ttyl!! Sweet dreams 7:15am Surgery!!!
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Thinking of you and know you will do wonderful tomorrow.
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I'll be thinking about you girly! You'll be just fine...and at least the anesthesiologist is kinda cute LOL
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Tomorrow is your big day!! Congrats! Good luck on your surgery!
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Your BIG day is almost here! Just 3 more days....Can't wait to see your after surgery pics....you're gonna be so happy you did this for yourself :) Hey...Are you going to use a pain pump for your TT??
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Thanks! I never wished the weekend fly by until now! No pain pump just pain pills. Luckily I tolerate pain ok so I'm thinking positive about this upcoming pain. Lol
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Ok you'll be just fine! I'll be praying for u tomorrow girl :) I'm so excited for you!
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You'll do fine Chicka, sounds like everything is getting in order. My house is slowly getting back in order. I can't do a whole lot. Today i was mopping and sweeping and yeah I swelled up. I am not hurting though, but gotta take a break. Just remember that even when you're feeling good, u still gotta take it easy. I know exactly how you feel right now. U can't wait for the weekend to pass, then the 2 days before your surgery. Luckily, if you're in the morning, it'll be easier. I was starving before my surgery and then even though I was hungry after surgery, I couldn't eat anything. When i did, it tasted nasty LOL
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How much is she charging you? are you going in a hospital or a acredited facility?
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