My up and down journey
- updated 3 months ago
After losing 30 lbs since 2009 I am so happy that...
- 10 Apr 2013
After losing 30 lbs since 2009 I am so happy that I finally did what I Needed to do in order to rid myself of my unsightly middle back rolls. A flat stomach only looks so good until you realise there are "back boobs" behind it. I am an active girl, workout 5 times a week and do crossfit twice a week. Try to eat under 1900 calories a day, and love my new shape.
I am only one week out, having done the lip on April 5th, and it has been an up and down healing battle. Day 1-4 I was home, back at work on days 5 and 6 but on day 7 had to stay home because I woke up very tight and sore.
SO far I am seeing reswults. On day 5, after working all day, i took off the garment to see massive swelling, almost as if I had not had any lipo done at all but today it looks better. I realise its a marathon, not a sprint.
I am happy that I can finally wear a proper size 10 and not have to go up to a 12 to give me space for my back fat. I cant wait to rock a bikini in Vegas in July!
Update: Today is April 15th. 11 days post op and...
- 15 Apr 2013
One thing I have noticed; a very small but hard lump that has appeared in an area that has bruising. Nothing was lipo'd from there so I'm wondering what it is.
April 19- I am swollen tonight. I'm getting mildly...
- 19 Apr 2013
So I am officially 3 weeks PO and looking...
- 26 Apr 2013
1 month post-op: I am one month post tomorrow....
- 1 May 2013
hopefully it gets better because this is the new me and im stuck with it.
May 06 Thought I'd update because I am in a...
- 6 May 2013
Thought I'd update because I am in a much better emotional place. Last week, somehow, I became a huge wreck so to anyone who reads my posts, I'm sorry for the negative tone! Im much happier and looking better this week. This up and down is crazy!
still a bit sore when I wear a bra though, it's so weird to NOT wear a bra, so Im trying to strike a balance (Wear it only at work..then ditch it for my non work time)
- 16 May 2013
6 Week followup and 7 week photo
- 23 May 2013
The only discouraging part is that he did note the pocket of fat that is on the right side (left in my pics) and said we could revisist that in another 6 weeks when I see him again to see if a little bit more is necessary. Why not just take it all the first time, ya know? But if its not expensive, Id do it under local just to be totally even.
Still feeling a bit of pain if i do cardio too hard, and backrubs from the bf are feeling good for that.
Clothing Up date: I can FINALLY wear jersey knit dresses and not have two buldges in my back. This was a big clothing test this week sicne I am now garment free and i LOVE how clothes look on me. Now to get it all in bikini shape and we're good to go!
2 months post op- Depressed and unhappy
- 31 May 2013
To everyone who IS happy, a huge congrats and may you all have speedy, comfortable healing processes. A lot of you look fantastic, Im just sad that I can't be part of the "Before and After" club.
And a huge Thank you to everyone who has supported me on here!
2 months and 2 weeks post op.
- 5 Jun 2013
The ups and downs
- 6 Jun 2013
oh and apple cider vinegar :P
Looking worse and worse- revisions?
- 19 Jun 2013
Has anyone had revision or touch up? Im at 3 months now and want to correct my appearance. Heck I want my old back back where I only had one roll, not multiple!!!! (that sounds funny to write) Any ideas on what the recovery period of revision is? the cost related? I can't tell if my doctor was just not good at what he did, or if this is somehow my fault. Note that my weight is the exact same as it was the day I got surgery so i cant even infer as to why this is happening! Thoughts or ideas would be welcome.
Trying to stay positive by focusing on what I love about my body and what Looks great and just avoid looking at my back in the mirror!
Just keeps getting worse!
- 20 Jun 2013
Just a quickie
- 3 Sep 2013