Ok, I havd been on this site for a while now, and...

Ok, I havd been on this site for a while now, and it has helped me make my decision go have a mommy makeover. I am 43, 5' 4"and weigh 186. I have three children (23, 20, 17) and my grandson who is almost three. My husband is great man, married me and the three kids.


I am doing this for me. I hope to make some friends along the way.

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Forgot to add what I am getting done...tt, breast...

Forgot to add what I am getting done...tt, breast augmentation, breat lift and lipo on the flanks. Thats my mommy makeover recipe. Now that I look at those pics might go for more stuff...

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Do you have day set for your mommy makeover already?
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I want it for july 10th. But it depends on my job,...

I want it for july 10th. But it depends on my job, trying to vet morethan one week off. Dont wanna show up to work with drains.

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Looking for supply list to make up my own. I read...

Looking for supply list to make up my own. I read about the back max and think I am geting one. Looking at vitamins for a better heal and compression garments.

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Yes my is set for 4/16/13
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Well I cant wait till tuesday! I asked for 8 weeks to make sure that I am fully healed.
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Thank you for starting your story on RealSelf! Please let us know when you get your surgery date.

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Not telling anyone sbout my makeover, honey knows...

Not telling anyone sbout my makeover, honey knows because of the finances, but keping tight lipped until I get my time off and pay the deposit.

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Yes I am in 4/16...
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By the way, you need more like at least 3 or 4 weeks off.
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I read your story. But where are the after pics? Would love to see your results. Aldo u had ghe lain pump my dr doesnt use them grrrrrrr

Nothing yet on the schedule-no news is good news. ...

Nothing yet on the schedule-no news is good news. Nomoreflap said that gour weeks is good, so if all fails I'll ask for that. Lost a couple of pounds, not trying to just yet but every little bit helps. Hope everone is doing well.

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Just got home from work, what a day....got a crazy...

Just got home from work, what a day....got a crazy lady that told me how her phones are being tapped by thd phone comp. Lol , really? Wow. I get them all! Getting all my dr appt out the way, the ps didnt tell me that I needed anything, but better safe than sorry. Tuesday that is all I can think of! .not good to dwell on stuff. On a lighter note, asked my hunny if he would take naked pics of me to post online and his look was priceless! Almost wet my pants. Speaking of wetting pants...what are the depends for? Or the pads? For leakage?

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Wow you r right around the corner..chuby is jealous. ! .lol
I am the late one then. Lol st least I csn refrnce your experience
I am typing on a tablet snd it sucks....

Well here's to the weekend, and happy healing to...

Well here's to the weekend, and happy healing to all. Not much to write until Tuesday. Going to take care of the house, decided if not used in the last 6 months, we dont need it. Can anyone say spring cleaning,!?!

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It is a beautiful day. Happy healing.

It is a beautiful day. Happy healing.

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Well the weekend is done. I have a physical...

Well the weekend is done. I have a physical tomorrow, looking for my clean bill of health. Had time to research some vitamins and think of going with make me heal. They have a package that is pre and post operation and less expensive that buying them separate.

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At my primary care dr for my physical, blood work...

At my primary care dr for my physical, blood work on wends, but everything else, including ekg is fine. Find out tomorrow about my rime off, if I get any. Wish me luck with that ladies, not easy working in corporate America.

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Dr just called me back in need to see...

Dr just called me back in need to see cardiologists...oh boy.

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Well I didnt get the time off :-[ no makeover...

Well I didnt get the time off :-[ no makeover for me right now

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Omg, what a horrible let down! What kind of job do you work were you can't take time off? For my surgery, I took off a total of 11 days: surgery on a thrusday, overnight stay at hospital until Friday, then Saturday thru the following Sunday (9 days) of nothing but downtime. I have also been working out and really eating well to get myself in the best shape possible for optimal healing. This is something I have read about over and over to give yourself the best chance of a good recovery. Will they give you any time off?
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I am loking into another option for down time-but ghey are sticklers for tkme off.
oh dear, I'm sorry to hear about the no time off bit. But surely you are entitled to annual paid leave every year. Is there an option to save them all up this year and use them all during recovery? I know everyone heals at different rates, but at day 9, I'm actually already cleared to go back to work comfortably. If I was pressed and couldn't get time off, I think I would even have managed my desk job at day 5 onwards. So if you could have got 5 days (Mon-Fri) off, that will give you a total of 9 days(counting Sat and Sun on both sides) consecutively PO to rest. But then, it is quite an aggressive timeline to try to heal by and I'm sure will be added stress you def don't need PO. anyway, just saying ;) I hope you will manage to figure something out. :)
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Took a couple of days hiatus, after that news....

Took a couple of days hiatus, after that news. Well I am going to take the time off without pay, hopefully a month to make sure that I don't go back to work with drains or huncked over. Have to talk to my ps about filling out paprrwork for my leave, that will determine if I go now or wait till Nov when I have 11 days off for the thanksgiving holiday. I will make it to the flat side yet! Thank u ladies for all your messages of support, they did help me out of my funk. Happy healing to all.

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I dont know what's going on at my ps, trying to...

I dont know what's going on at my ps, trying to get answers is worst than pulling teeth. Question: does your office fill out fmla paperwork? Answer: I dont know. Why are you answering the phone then? And others in your office claim you know the answers. Now she tells me that I need to take to the ps sbout the forms? Doesn't make sense. Has anyone else had this problems about these forms?

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Had my echo today and my stress test tomorrow. ...

Had my echo today and my stress test tomorrow. Hope all goes well or no anesthesia for me. During the echo today I saw my heart beating and the valves at work, incredible piece of equipment! My mammogram came back negative and I'm still waiting on my bloodwork. My husband is on board with me doing the makeover, in the beginning he wasn't to keen on the idea. Im going to the flats side, I just don't know when.

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Sorry about all these road blocks- so frustrating. Best to be on the safe side though- I hope you get the all clear to have the surgery safely.
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Well had my stress test goday, I am out of shape!...

Well had my stress test goday, I am out of shape! Have to make an appointment with the cardiologists for the results-but ladies I am marching ahead.

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Hang in there! One thing I am a firm believer in is God's timing ! Just stay positive and know that all will work it for you, I know it! Your time will be here before you know it.
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Had a great weekend. Went to a winery on Friday...

Had a great weekend. Went to a winery on Friday with a friend. Then I worked on Saturday, but went to a painting class after, where all the stress just melted away. Have to wait for my schedule to then go see the cardiologists. Also, need to go tothe ps about my papers.

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Sounds like a wonderful weekend... and much needed! It will be here before you know it and then its all about moving forward and enjoying the new body!
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I thsnk u for your kind words-from your lips to the God ears.....
My PS said FMLA does not cover elective procedures. Did yours tell you that it did or is a portion of your surgery a necessity? Hope you get it all worked out.
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I did it! Scared now

I did it! Scared now

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The date is july 3rd. Gave my depo and changed...

The date is july 3rd. Gave my depo and changed vacation with a teammate, she'll have thanksgiving off and I get her weeks in July. Now I am nervous as hell about this. I thought that once I boked it, relief would follow, not fear. I closely look at before and after pics, hoping that mine goes just as smoothly. I wil be checking out the earlier post of some ladies to get supplies ready. Little by little with every paycheck. Happy healing ladies

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Okay~I had to go to the cardiologists go get my...

Okay~I had to go to the cardiologists go get my results, and guess what? Have nothing wrong, it was a bad ekg from my primary care doctor. All that worrying for nothing. So I have a clean bill of health....now if I could lose a couple of pounds.....

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I bet you are beyond excited! I am so happy for you and then some!! I can tell you the things I thought I needed and what a actually used were different. If you would like for me to tell you everything from start to finish, I would be more than happy to. I am currently at day 7 post-op and things are doing fairly well. If you would even like to chat, let me know and I can private message my number to you.
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Yes I am excited and scared! Thank you, I would love to know what you actually used and found useful.

Have been reading sbout diets and I am going to do...

Have been reading sbout diets and I am going to do the high protien low fat with exercise, which I need badly. Have been eating my favorite foods since I will not have them for the next 79 days. Did my measurements and not to happy, 36, 38, 41. That tummy is a killer. Dont have a goal weight or measurements, but anything is better than doing nothing. Havent told the kids. My honey is very supportive, right down to changing his eating habits. Though he did ask if I had purchased any new lingerie...lol. talk to you later, happy healing.

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So sorry I am just now getting back to you.... ok the most important things I used. Bedside table to set your stuff on, large water bottle, milk of mag (worked best for constipation), prescription meds, mostly pain and muscle relaxers, alcohol and sterile small square guaze (to clean and milk the drains, it makes it much easier to slide down them and keep them clean, you will understand), button up shirts and tank tops (tank tops to go under the garment because it really irrated the incision) and lots of pillows or lounge chair or backmax wedge system. Also, do not put anything tight on your breasts for support.... I did this thinking it would help with soreness and pain, that was a HUGE mistake! Just use the garments they give you. Oh and lots of giner ale... I drank a ton of that and ate a lot of tapioca pudding. I hope this helps out my dear!
Thank u, will start getting it all together. Thought of buying sports bras wih he zipper, shouldnt do it then? And how about the arnica? Did u use anything like that?
Are they going to give you a garment for the breasts? My dr gave me a sports bra type garement with eyelet hooks in the front. That has been wonderful since its not too tight and its easy to put under clothing. I did not use the arnica but I have a friend of a friend who is a herbelist and she made a sauve of sorts that I just started using and it is very soothing and it seems to be helping with healing. I will have to find out what's in it and could hook you up with her if you wanted to order some. She lives in texas and does everything thru mail order anyway.

Atea cake, but otherwise have been good. Nothing...

Atea cake, but otherwise have been good. Nothing new this days, just waiting.

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So I start my diet, and what does my daughter bring me? A kIller piece of cake~so I ate half......
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Lol! Good job girl!

Been very busy, had a daughter move out so I've...

Been very busy, had a daughter move out so I've been cleaning out the room. Using that closet for all my work clothes. Trying not to coung down the days.

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Happy weekend! Beautiful weather and spring...

Happy weekend! Beautiful weather and spring cleaning. Seems never ending. Trying to find out what the pads are for, I read on someones story tobuy them and depends. Should have followed her.....

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Nothing new this past week.

Nothing new this past week.

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Okay this is what I have decided on: tt with mr,...

Okay this is what I have decided on: tt with mr, bl, ba and lipo of the flanks and braline back. I want silicone gummy bears around 400 cc, would put me at about a small d. Gonna ask for another appt before the preop. Feeling comfortable with my choices. Suggestions?

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I think you got yourself very prepared! Good for you and i know you are going to be on top of your game through the whole journey! I think your story will be one of much success and a great happy ending. Keep going strong and we are all here for you to be that support and to help you as you have helped me and many others.
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(Blushing) thank you for your kindnwords. We are all in this together

Happy Mothers Day and Happy Healing

Happy Mothers Day and Happy Healing

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You go girl!!! We are very similar in size. Iam 5'4 and weigh 170. I will be forty three too and my sx date is July first!!! Iam getting a TT and a BL. I have started ordering CG and stock piling all the "must haves" as well. Here in another month I will post more Pixs. I am getting so super excited! It will be fun having you right there along with me. We will have to talk more later! Becky
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Hi there Becky, you sre st a perfect weight! Trying to get there soon. I have a lot of my supplies and just am nervious. Which cg did u order?

40 days...let the countdown begin

I cant believe that time is passing so quickly, before I know it I'll be on the flatside. I have my toilet riser, bath seat, paper tape, stool softener, gauze, alcohol, yoga pants, baggie shorts, tank tops, front closing bras, zipper front robe and some suppliments. Going to buy some button down pjs and underpads. Still reading to see if there are other suggestions for supplies. My pre op is not till June 20th, so I have some time to write down some more questions. About the implants, I think I want 450 to 500 cc. Maybe high profile. Still trying to figure that part out. Happy healing.

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Yes chunkychula. ( I love your name, btw) my ps says 375cc will bring me to a small D. I'm doing moderate profile. Told him I want them as natural as possible. Even though I love the high profile look.
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Hanks about the name, my husband calls me chula when he wants something and I am chunky.lol. I think imwant hih profiles since I want to be able to not wear a bra. My pre op is 06/20 so I guess that is when I iron out ithe details.
Good luck on your journey. Hope to follow you

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Well I have my bed wedge. Trying to sleep on it is a nightmare. But it is supposed to help, so I will keep on trying. I brought the last couple of things, like an antiseptic soap and underpads. Was thinking of enemas before the process, but dont know. When I had my hysterectomy, I was given the soap and was told to do an enema the night before. So I am thinking of doing the same for this suggestions?

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The wedge takes some getting used to for sure. Try putting pillows under your knees to offset the angle you laying at. See if that helps :)
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Hey there lady. Will try this tonight. Healing well?
Oh yes! Things are soooo much better. I am so glad I did this. My body looks really good now and I am back up to almost normal. I am working out again and feeling great! I think its just a matter of getting back that feeling of normal that we all long for so much! I will post some pictures here soon for my 2 month post op. You are amazing with how prepared you are with all of this!

33 days

Seemslike I have all my supplies. So now I am tearing up the house. Happy healing.

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Good luck! Im scheduled July 3 rd also!
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I am so happy and excited to have sisters! This is awesome
We have the same surgery date, July 3rd:) You are much more prepared than me because I don't have any supplies purchased yet! I'm doing all the same procedures except I'm just having a lift and no implants. I'll be thinking of you!
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depends and pads...

HaVe seen these in other supply list and am curious as to what they are used for. Cant believe that it is 31 DAYS AWAY. I have been preparing the extra bedroom as a guest room or my rehab room. Sfill havent decided who is going to sleep there, maybe my husband wil when I snore...lol. happy for all of us that are on for july 3rd...it is going to happen!

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I got my answers

Depends are for bbl draining and the pads are for where your cg might irritate your skin.

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27 days

Well at work imagining how I am going to look sitting down without a belly flap.

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You're getting so close!! Less than a month! Yay!!
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Yes! Cant wait to be like you! You look great
No chickening out! We will be fine, you'll see. :)
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Started the weekend at the optical store, noticing the older I get the more I need to wear glasses. Yuck! Also learning how to coverup a tatoo that is on my chest

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tattoo coverup results

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I hope the ps sends me something, Thats great that u dont have to worry about the cg grmomofone
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Wow, is that make up to cover up your tat? You cant even tell it is there, thats cool and I understand because I got a breast reduction and mine got cut away and I was soooo happy!!
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Thanks, it's dermablend. Worked like a dream. Wish I would have this cut off, but I dont have extra tata lol

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The days are going quickly. Good thing I have dverything already, or I would be more of a mess. My pre op is on Thursday, I also will see my derm ( I have roseacea) then going for my regular waxing. Been going to the same lady for over seven years so very happy she fit me in before my regular time. Have the grandson today, so going to be busy running after him, that will make time go by. Happy healing ladies

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Excited for you. Good luck to ya in July.
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Thank you~iam just so nervous. How r u holding up?
I'm so excited for you!! Cannot wait to see your results!!
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Pre Op on Thursday

Oh my~ 48 hours and I get to do my pre op. Nervous as hell, don't know what to expect and have written questions down. Haven't been able to sleep well and have not been eating much, feeling like I am waiting on my due date to give birth. My husband and coupke of friends have been very supportive, but they dont understand in l the ups and downs I go through. One min I am super excited the next worried and then scared. I am well prepared with supplies, but mentally, I'm not sure if I can handle I an very independent, so asking others for help is going to kil me. I havent told my kids ( ages 23, 20, 18) so dont know what to expect from their reaction. Not to mentio the cost of all this, I can buy a car with this money. I've been praying for a clearer mental standpoint and for strenth. Happy healing ladies, well get through this together.

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I feel guilty for the money, to a point...I save 20% of my pay right now and any additional change I get or savings I find....I havent paid yet..and I am sure that the guilt will be super bad then! let us know how your pre-op goes!!!
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Will do.
I'm having the same issues that you are right now. I had my pre-op yesterday and paid the surgery in full and am now having buyers remorse. It is so much money! It seems like my mood changes by the hour and I'm having a hard time focusing on anything at work. We will get through this and be so happy after it is done:)
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I'm freaking out...oh boy.

I hope this is all plateau of my jitters, cause I'm driving my husband crazy. Worrying about everything from my ps is gonna see me naked to whats my dad gonna say when he sees me? I think I have all my supplies, will go through them tonight since i know I will not be sleeping. Suggestions as to final questions for my ps?

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Just noticed u live in Tampa so do I. I actually looked into Stanley Castor. Heard good things about him.
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Good to hear that! How r u doing with your nerves?
Nerves are great! I am at a stage of calmness that came over me two days ago. I put it in God's hands n I can see me after sx n know I am going to be fine. Hope u r as excited as I am. Since our sx r close we can give each other encouragement. We can do this. My niece says "Beauty is pain". God Bless.

Pre op was a breeze

Well the post op was pictures and meds. I also purchased an eextra compression garment. I think I agreed to 300 cc silicone (gummy bears) and he took a good look at my flap ( there went my modesty) and explained that atbthe surgery center we would have less privacy whike he drew on me. Dr Castor really did make me feel at ease. Wish I would have asked for anixety pills for the day before. But he gave me antibiotics, pain pills, nausea pills and yeast infection pills. With my insurance it came up to 2.00. The surgery will be at the Brandon surgery center and I'll be the first one since I'll be the longest, he said about 4 hours. I'm not freaking out like before, calm now, just waiting.

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What did Dr. Castor give you for pain? Did they supply your undergarment for you pics? It's the count down!!!!! ;-)
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He gave me loritabs it is hydro 7.5 with Tylenol. We did the sizers and I used his bra and tee shirt~but he pics where of me without a bra and pics of my belly. Uggg.
Yikes!!! That's what I have to look forward to. ;/) did you decide how many cc's your going with?

Hey there Ladies~ Six days

Okay I am worthless at work~I go from excited to freaking out. Feel like I have an elephant on my chest and a lump in my throat. Havent been sleeping well, using sleeping pills and not much of an appetite. Worried about scar placement, encapsulation and just the whole idea of recuperation. Guess I'm habing cold feet too.

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Try not to focus so much, I know its hard
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awww, try not to focus on it so much! Im the sameday as you and I have been really not focusing on it. I really dont trip until I get to the actual surgery place and the IV is in my arm then Im on the oprating table sleep. Ty
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Ok will try not to think of it~luck to us both

the day before...

Well I go in at 630 tomorrow morning. I feel okay now hoping that all goes well. Happy healing ladies.

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Oh wow congrats !!! The surgery really is easiest part except the first 48 hours. I only had about a 4 hour period that I thought I was going to break down but I didn't. I'm two weeks PO & the hardest park for me has been the patience, just waiting on my body to catch back up. Just know the pain will end & you will be so HAPPY with the outcome :) Wishing you a speedy recovery, & look forward to seeing you transformation.
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Thanks
Your in my thoughts and prayer!
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I've made it...

Today I feel fine, still in a drug haze. But was able to take a shower. Ladies thank u for your thoughts and prayers, I am just extremely tired. Ill talk again soon happy healing

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Hey Girl! Just checking in. Hope all is well and you are taking it easy! What we have gone through is not for the weak of heart!!! Lol, looking forward to hearing from you! God bless ;0)
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Glad you're doing well! Can't wait to see pics! Hope you're happy with results so far!
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I had my pre op this afternoon and surgery is Friday. How are you??? Can't wait to see pics ;-)
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pics finally

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Hang in there girl! Your pics look amazing and the best is only yet to come! Your running down the gravel road in bare feet, but I promise it will get better. I am 3 months out and still have those moments of fatigue. My biggest challenge has been my weight.... I gained over 10lbs but I am keeping my hopes up. We all love you!
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Thank u and god to see you're doing so well
Hi there, I came across your post because I also had a mommy makeover in Tampa (11 July 2013). Dr. Castor was the 1st PS I saw then went on to see 4 more and ended up choosing Dr. Jamie Perez as my surgeon. Recovery bites but I'm looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel! Worst thing I hate about the recovery is the swelling and the compression garments!!! Ugh! Congrats on your operation!
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steri strips...

Do I take them off? They have not come off and itd going on three weeks.

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I would wait before taking them off. Cal your ps office and ask.
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I think I am going to wait~he never mentioned removing them. I see him next week I'll ask then what hd sants me to do. Thanks
You are never suppose to take your steri-strips off! They will come off on there own!!! I am a wound care nurse btw!!! Happy healing, looking good!
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totally upset

Unable to add pics~suggestions

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Please PM me if you still can't add photos!

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Try cleaning out your cache or temp Internet files. I have a Mac and my computer acts weird and won't upload pics when it's full
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Didn't work :-[ I don't jnow what I sm doing wrong

finally able to add pics

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22 days

Three weeks has gone by and I am happy eith my choice. Swollen more at night and hate the cg~but nothing beats having a flat tummy. Being able yo wear a tee shirt size large vs 2x so it can look baggie around your tummy. I have lost 8 lbs. Some is from the tt but some is since I sm not eating much, and not bad stuff! Have my one month appt on monday, and I have like pimples on my bl incision that I want to ask him about. My steri strips are starting to peel off, so I just trim them. Thinking of trying on some jeans to see how they fit now~but still not sure that I want to see. Still waiting on my left breast to drop, it has been coming down but very slowly. Suggestions?

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compare and see

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You look great! Your tattoo cover up pic is nice (you cant see it at all) but after your post op pic- no need. Your tat looks awesome! I have a 13 year old tat on my lower back/side/butt that I'm nervous about (it got bigger over the years-lol). I'm hoping that after my TT and lipo, its placement turns out alright. Happy Healing!
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Thank you! You are so right about the tatoo, it looks better now than before. Your tatoo will too!
My left breast is super high too compared to the right!!! houw frustrating lol... You look good!!
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Almost a month later and. ...

I am loving this! I can get around pretty well but still taking it easy. My left breast is still higher than the right one, but the size is perfect. I have stiches peaking out, but I use antibiotic cream and clean it out twice a day to avoid infection. My incision lays flat and is quite low, I still have a lot of swelling on the bottom half of my tummy and havr no sensation aroung my bellybutton. I will post pics tomorrow. Thank you all for your support and comments. It would have been worst without you all!

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I'm glad to hear you're doing good. Take care
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Thank u do much~you too

four weeks and in a size 12

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You are looking good girl! So glad you are feeling better. That first month completely challenges your very core and plays a number on your psyche. I am 4 months out and still have some residual stuff but for the most part, I am back on track. You are really doing well with the recovery! Kudos to you :)
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Hey there little lady! I am still swollen but feel great , it was all worth it. Just like you said

38 days pics

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Looking good :) my brothers bday was the 4th and my dads the 11th, happy bday to you and your husband! Have fun going out with the new bod!
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Had a blast~just tired out faster than normal. Git some looks too. Thank you gor the b-day wishes. Same to yours....leos are crazy! Lol
How are you feeling?
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faja fever

I have been back and forth with sigter.com. I sent back the titi fajas since they made me look like a square, I have two other styles now in the mail. Still using my binder at night and a waist snipper during the day, helps with my back and gives me a smaller waistline. Still have a higher boob, dont think it is going to be the same as yhe right one, will talk yo the ps on 08/26. Thats my next appt.

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Your results look fantastic!
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Thank u, and I feel so , much better about myself.
R u going with dr castor?

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2 months...

Well I am feeling better. More like the old me without the flap. Still swelling and have belly fat, working on that. Going on a diet with heavy exercise. Will log my results.

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Awesome results!!
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Thank u so much~I am truly happy that I did this. So will u!

38DDD whaaaaaat?!?!

Okay ladies, I went to VS to get my first bra, felt like I was 12 again getting my first training bra, lol. So I was measured and she says “38DDD”. WTF? I wanted to have a full D cup, not three times the fun. I will say that they look good, like they are real, but I would have never thought DDD. Or is it that VS runs small? Thinking of going somewhere else to get measured, Ideas?
That has been the highlight of the week. I am still swelling at night; flat as a board in the mornings. I purchased a waist training corset. The corset makes my waist look smaller than a faja and they say with continued use it will make the waist smaller. I’ll have to take pics. I still think that this has all been well worth it, I love my new body and I have a higher self-esteem. I actually stood in front in a picture; I usually was the one in the back. I love my new belly button too.
Ladies if you have a doubt about this, take it from me, it is well worth it.

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Glad you're doing better. Can I ask. Where did u purchase your faja?
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Thank u it took awhile to get to this point.lol. my faja is from sigter.com. it was kinda a pain since they only talk spanish, and the chats where horrible. But it is ann cherry brand, love the quality.
Love your bb!!! Congrats!
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Looking fabulous chunkychula... How u been feeling? Any changes?
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I am feeling more and more like me! Thank you so much for asking. No major changes, the left breast still refuses to drop like the right one...grrrr. But everything else is fine. Going hard core to the gym and minimal swelling. Did you ever get the faja? How are you doing?

Almost Three Months

I am finally almost back to me and loving this new body. I love being able to wear tee shirts that show off my curves and not my flap. Almost forgotten how I looked before, but now when I walk down the street, its me that is walking not some lady that I did not recognize. My husband has not said much - just asked me if it was all worth it - and it has been. Working on my incisions, the breast ones are lighting up and the belly one is a little red, but very thin. take a look and tell me what you think.

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U look really good :-)! Thx for sharing!
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Thank you~now just haveto tone up.
Love your bb! It looks so natural! Btw, how do you cover your tattoo? I was looking at the one you did for your boob n it looks so well done!
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