Tummy Tuck in a Little over a Week :/ ''Nervous but Excited'' - Tallahassee, FL

I am a 29 yo mother of two boys. I'm not planning...

I am a 29 yo mother of two boys. I'm not planning on having anymore kids. My boys are 9 and 5. I work out all the time and i try to eat healthy. I weigh 138lbs and i'm 5'7. I LOVE working out bc it makes me feel better and sleep better and look better. lol. But, Nothing will take care of my stomach. I have friends who are mad at me for having a tummy tuck procedure and one friends mom even hollered at me saying, '' haven't you heard of a sit up'' Well I have done a million crunches and sit ups but it doesn't help. I can feel the muscles tightening under there and if i pull my skin back i can even see the definition in them. I did not really gain that much weight with my pregnancies but my skin stretched bad. I only gained 30-35 lbs with each baby. I lost all of that weight not long after deliveries. On October 1 I am having a tummy tuck. I can't believe I'm finally going to do this. I almost backed out this week at Pre Op. I was going to have only a mini tummy tuck with lipo but then decided to go with the full TT instead. I was afraid that if i had the mini only I would not be completely happy with the results and if I'm going to do this then I might as well make it count. I love this site and reading about others experiences seems to help my nerves. I would love to hear if anyone has any advice. I will post some before pics soon.

Before Pics

Before Pic

Count down is on :)

A week from today and I will be accomplishing a dream. I have wanted a TT for eight years now. I can't believe it's finally happening.

Only 3 days until surgery

What is the stuff called that some doctors put in the incision to numb it?? I want to be sure to ask my doctor about it. Also, how many of you had blood thinners such as Lovenox after surgery? My doctor isn't giving me any but I think I would feel better having it BC I'm terrified of getting a blood clot. I'm a nervous wreck but I'm going through with this bc I think I would regret it next summer if I cancel. I want to be able to wear a bikini again.

Getting closer!!! Eeekk :)

I have been doing laundry and packing my kids bags bc tomorrow after work I will be dropping them off with my mom. I'm going to miss them this week. My surgeon is an hour away so my husband and I will be heading there tomorrow night to stay at his mothers for the week. I don't want to have to drive back and forth. I think as time gets closer I get less nervous and more excited. I have been Freaking out all week researching TTs and not sleeping but now all I can think about is I can't believe this is happening. I have had this stretched out tummy for almost 9 yrs and I can't imagine being without it :D I have been eating like crazy the past two weeks and I'm thinking I probably should've let him lipo on my flanks like he had suggested. But,, love handles I can deal with! I don't have to be perfect, I just want to be able to work out and see a result.

^^^^^ why does that say one day pre? My surgery is two days away?

Tomorrow is not the first is it??

More pics

Tomorrow is the big day:)

Just got a call from my PS with my arrival time. I have to be there at 7:15am.. I'm getting realllllly nervous. Didn't sleep good last night. Had a dream that I forgot to quit eating after midnight and I had a big breakfast. Then I couldn't find my husband before surgery to tell him I love him. I wanted to have a BM before surgery and forgot to try. LOL!! Wow,, when I woke up I was like what am I doing to my self. Then I couldn't go back to sleep.. Now I'm off to work. Hope everyone has a good day :)
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Hey. How are you doing? Good I hope.
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Well today was your day I hope all is well an welcome to the flat side :-)
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Meant happy face :-)
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Good luck tomorrow :-(
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Good luck!! You're going to look amazing.
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Good luck! Update when you can!
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Good luck hon. . You're gorgeous already
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Good luck xxx
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Thanks hon :)
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My PS ordered a blood thinner shot before I left the facility the following day, then had me take warfarin for 5. There's is a score card they use to determine your DVT risk. Dang if I can remember what its called. But you probably have a very low risk. Google VTE risk assessment and you may be able to find score card.
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He said I have a very low risk. But,, I'm like ''whats it going to hurt''? I'm just freaking out over everything. My husband is sooo sick of hearing about TT, lol. I can't wait for Tuesday to get here so I can start my journey of healing. I hope it's all worth it!
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LOL! It will be! Mine is sick of it too. Thank goodness for this site where we can share. Good luck Tuesday! I think there are some food that are natural blood thinners. Think pineapple? Maybe that's anti inflammatory. Celery suppose to lower your blood pressure, maybe its a blood thinner.
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Yes, I love this website we have an awesome support team on here :) Thank you for the advice about the food. I'm going to look into that now.
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U r going to look amazing girl!!! Best of luck to you!!!!
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I just looked at your page. How is your recovery going? How many days after before you switched to Tylenol?
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Recovery is going great!! Have the best helpers I could ask. day one after I got back to the hotel room I slept for a little bit. The first time getting up was ok but the walk to the bathroom was a little slow lol.. I think I walked to fast as I got light headed an felt like it was puke time:( my mom an hubby got me cold wash cloths an I just sat there an tried to relax an it finally passed ..as of day 3 I started Tylenol during the day but by 5 ish it was time for a real pain pill. So I am just taking one as needed as the burning sensation is kinda annoying to ECG the least. I also stayed ahead of the game with the gas an pooing.. I seen how so many women were having issues that I was going to take something g early. So 2nd night I took a dose of MoMs an then yesterday a stool softner - I went last night an this morning with no pain :) I had MR with my TT ... I feel pretty good for the forth day...
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That's great. I how mine goes as smoothly :) I need to buy some MOM.
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So excited for you! Can't wait to see after pics!!
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Thank you. I'm so ready to be on the other side of all this :)
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Thanks hon :) I will try to post as soon as i'm able after surgery. I've decided not to have lipo. I will only be getting TT with muscle repair.
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Definitely go with a full tt. Not many mini's are happy with their results. I'm one of those thats had a mini and am going back in for a full tt. Very expensive decision on my part when I went with the mini.
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You'll regret pulling out I'm almost 3 weeks po and I know already it's the best thing I've ever done for myself :) Oct 1st is my bday and il be thinking of you :D xxx
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Hey :) How are you doing??
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I'm doing great now had a little hissy fit a few days ago but I'm doing really good now I know this is a marathon not a sprint and I'll get the result I'm hoping for over time :D xxx
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The lipo pain in the flanks was the worst for me. I didn't have any problems breathing at all. You don't look to have a whole lot of fat or skin so you are gonna be just fine. The pain is bad, and you will cuss but when its over you'll forget the pain. Just like birthpain it's all gonna be worth it. Just keep reminding yourself that you want a flat belly. You do? Right?!
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