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42 days PO peeps and being patient with the results!

I'm a married mother of one 9 year old...

I'm a married mother of one 9 year old daughter who was well worth the jelly belly and stretch marks! This has been a dream of mine since I had her and I swore before I turned 40 i was going to get a tummy tuck and I'm going to be 39 in 2 weeks. Luckily I work for attorney's and they do very well and one decided to grant me I wish and paid for the TT and Lipo. Woo-hoo so bye, bye jelly belly!

I totally LOVE this site!

I totally LOVE this site!

Oh Lordie I hate looking at those pics!

Oh Lordie I hate looking at those pics!

Had my pre op today, woo Hoo!

Had my pre op today, woo Hoo!

Do I really need a recliner?

Do I really need a recliner?

Going in this am, I slept great. Ready to get my...

Going in this am, I slept great. Ready to get my heal on, woo-Hoo!
Soon I will be the opposite of flubber gut!
Good luck to all and happy healing!

I'm PO 11 days and haven't been on here cuz ive...

I'm PO 11 days and haven't been on here cuz ive been in the dumps about having seroma on my low back. It's been drained once and I go tomorrow for the 2nd draining, ugh! It's very painful since its on my back so sleeping isn't to comfortable. The TT was a cake walk I would never say that's not worth it cuz it was now the lipo is a different story, it's as if someone beat you like a drum. Would I do it again u ask, only if monkeys flew out of my butt Atleast that's what I say 11 days later cuz I'm in so much pain but we'll see in a month my review on it.

20 days PO, I feel great. Don't get me wrong my ab...

20 days PO, I feel great. Don't get me wrong my ab muscles are sore and my back hurts, plus I still have the seroma that's going to be drained for like the 5th time. But,,,,, I WOULD NEVER EVER CHANGE A THING! Best decision, hands down that I ever made. If any of you pre-tummy tuckers are scared don't be. Go in to it knowing there will be obvious pain but that you are strong enough to over come it. Know that you deserve this procedure and you shouldn't have any reservations about having it done because you do have the right to have your confidence back. Each day you see the amazing changes of your body and you can finally wear cute panties not granny tummy holder uppers.. Positive attitude is my best advice and listen to your own body. Just because someone else is at a different stage doesn't mean your stage is a bad one.

I woke up with such a better attitude and a little...

I woke up with such a better attitude and a little hungover. I had to go to a client dinner and because my mood was so icky and I was so down yesterday that when I got to the dinner meeting I downed three flirtinis. YIKES,,,,
and my PS wife happened to be there at the table behind us, it was a little weird. I was afraid she would tell on me for drinking, ha! What's really strange is that I woke up not as swollen in the vajay area. I'm not promoting booze to make the swelling better but I had anticipated waking up with a flesh built in man cup for my lower half and that wasn't the case. 21 days PO and still having issues with the seroma but I'm not going to focus on that anymore. Every time I look down or feel my tummy I think what a lucky person I am to have been able to get this done. (Thanks to a friend's generosity)! Everyone wants to know what they need and I'm firm believer to try not to over think it or stress out about what people tell you what you need but be calm and take deep breaths, take it all in. Just know that each of us are different in healing and our needs.

I'm 24 days PO and I had my first real outing...

I'm 24 days PO and I had my first real outing Friday night to some MMA fights and had a blast. I didn't walk with my head down or hate walking around. I actually felt GOOD! I've this rash thingy coming up around my right side incision so my PS said take off the silicon strip he gave me to wear so I will give that a shot but OMG does it itch! Does anyone know if after 3 weeks it's ok to spray tan?

Well I put my old jeans on and they were snug at...

Well I put my old jeans on and they were snug at first than after some wear they began to sag off of me. I know I'm still so swollen due to the lipo and the TT but I got a little down. My expectations were far more progressed then where I'm at now. I've also started my regimen of scar therapy with collidal silver which is a gel. Still wearing the CG which I don't mind. I hate looking down and seeing my Ken doll vajay it's just weird! UGHHHHHH

I woke up in a great mood, positive attitude about...

I woke up in a great mood, positive attitude about where I'm at in my recovery and learning to be patient. My Hubs used the rolling pin with the Arnica lotion and swear to goodness it helps. My lipo areas that were all hard and weird are softer and not as sore. I've started on a water pill so I'm hoping that will help with some of the swelling. I still have that god awful rash and oh does it itch! I'm assuming it's an allergy to that silicone dermapatch.

Ok so more getty up in my step and I'm so glad I'm...

Ok so more getty up in my step and I'm so glad I'm not being Debbie Downer anymore. On another positive note the hubs and I ya know last night and he was pleasantly surprised at the waist line and the knockers (if my waist is small my natural boobs look bigger).... I t didn't hurt my back or anything and no maneuvers to hide the flubber gut it was actually relaxing! Sorry if this is to much info but it's the first time in a long time that I was acting like a freak trying to pose as if I'm my old self in bed for the hubs it's truly liberating!

Got my spray tan on last night and I feel so much...

Got my spray tan on last night and I feel so much better. My hubs noticed when I woke up and kept making that cat noise, reaooooow kinda sound so that made me feel good! I hope everyone that hasn't done this reads everyone's posts on how life changing this is. I would do it again and again, seriously! I might even get back in to doing improve, I was made to feel very insecure but now that my confidence is back I might get my funny back, woo-hoo! (It was just at local bars where I live, but it was so fun) minus the people that were in the group some of them were awful people.

Feeling good a little bummed because I think I...

Feeling good a little bummed because I think I will have to have additional lipo because I have a roll underneath my boobs. It's nothing compared to what I had but none the less it's a roll. He had mentioned perhaps the need for more lipo but I had it in my head that this was going to be 100% problem free, ugh!

Ok so I had a horrible night of back pain and...

Ok so I had a horrible night of back pain and tummy pain with feeling as if I was going to puke at any given moment. So I'm driving to work getting ready to get gas and I get side swiped by a lady and it rung my bell. I knew she was going to hit me so I tensed up (big no, no) Now my neck hurts, my head hurts and my tummy...... UGH, why can't there be just one day without pain? I'm wanting one nights rest with no tummy spasms or back spasms.

6 WEEKS TODAY--------HOLY CRAP! It was so worth...

6 WEEKS TODAY--------HOLY CRAP!
It was so worth it and I wouldn't change a thing. I'm glad I found this site. When you're down you've got someone to pick you up or give you advice. So thanks ladies! Did I mention I'm six weeks today?? WOO-HOO!
Dr. James Koehler

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Hey you!!!! DOing a lil check on some of my favorite peeps!! Love your last post!! Sounds llike ur doing great and Im so happy 4u!!!!!!!!!!!!! Post more pics of that hawt bod!! :))
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you really look wonderful!! so happy for you
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You look fantastic.
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Thank you, ZIZI! I've had some ups and downs but overall I wouldn't change a thing!
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Like I said voice, you are one tough chick, you have had ups and downs and a small amount of bad luck, but you have the best attitude
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Thanks Kathy i wouldn't have this attitude had it not been for people like you on this site...........So what is you perspective on the TT, do it again a 1000x???
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i just saw this post, yes i would definately do it again, especially when i look at my before photos, omg, yes 1000x.............
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How are you feeling?!
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I was just telling Bigbooty the weird stuff that keeps coming up. Then after all my griping and I look down with no flubber gut in sight so slap me and call me Susan I LOVE THE RESULTS! We're leaving for vaca Sunday and I was sporting my bikini which felt great. I tried on my old one and it was literally falling off of me (boom goes the dynamite) that felt really good! I just wish my knockers were smaller like they were after the breast reduction because now I have a flat tummy which Dolly Parton knockers, ugh!
Ok I'm done griping, how are you Lost???? I hope you are in better spirits than me... :-)
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Nice! Somethig was too big?! That is AWESOME! And a bathing suit at that?! I am doing well too, getting the drain out and SO happy about that! My numbers are down to 30ml a day. I am debating on buying smaller garments again. I think I should since the office only charges $52 per garment and they are comfy, easy to put on, and have the snap crotch..lol. My sides and thighs are still swollen?! You? Have you 'lost any weight' do to the surgery?
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Hey Lost, I haven't weighed in 10 years since I had my daughter, too depressing. I just figured if I lost weight I would be able to tell. I had no appetite for the last two weeks and I went down two sizes. Now,,,,, I'm pmsing my brains out and I'm totally swollen.
i'm glad you're getting the drains out cuz girl you have the patience of Job! Ya know what's funny, the two drain incisions hurt the worst and have been a b*tch to heal and I have no idea why. Mine still has a scab on it, ga-ross!
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Stomach muscles are used in so many more movements then I have ever stopped to think about. I cut my finger and flinched and guess what? It was my stomach that I felt the most pain from tensing up. It was nothing like a car accident...I can't even imagine! I am so sorry this happened! You are due for something wonderful to come your way, girl! I know it's going to happen soon! You're a trooper! Hang in there!
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Ima, thanks for the well wish of something headed my way and I'm sure it will come. Ha another thing that happened I forgot to mention. After the wreck my truck (I drive a dodge quad cab) is running hot so I don't have a vehicle now. Can it get any AWESOMERRRR?
My hubs has a big F350 and there's no way I'm driving that. But I can still look down and see NO FLUBBER GUT, toot toot~
How are you IMA?
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;( I'm glad the accident wasn't anything too serious - sheewww! I'm sorry u have been having some bad days...it'll get better. Hang in there sweetie ;)
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Awww thanks big booty, which looks amazing BTW! It's weird there are days where you're go team tummy tuck then you're like why in the F did I do this. The little things are getting to me. I was rubbing my scar with Vitamin E oil and I don't a few little puss pockets when I touched them they popped, what the holy hell????? It's like maybe a stitch was in there, weird right?
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I had that too! Turned out to be ingrown pubic hairs that ran along parts of my scar. I can now gently shave over those area w/o freaking myself out. Took mr awhile!! Lol or it could be a spitting stitch. Sounds gross but I'm told it's common & typically clears on its own! ;)
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I find it odd how little things get to me also, I think my emotions are recovering along with me , hang in there voice, you are one tough chick .
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IT WILL GET BETTER. I SLEPT IN A RECLINER. FOR 2 MOS. I STILL WAKE UP WITH SORE BACK BUT IT US BETTER. TIME WILL GO BY AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
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Omg, glad it wasn't worse then that, but I know it has to be sooooore!! Take it easy and have you called your ps and asked them about what happen? Sometimes it just seems like nothing can go right, but it will all work out, take it one day at a time. Will be praying for you!!!
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Thanks tmama, It's just one of those days. Funny though she ad a tummy tuck two years previous with my PS.
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It's getting there although I just realized I totally screwed up when I got back to work on a case for one of the attorney's I work for, oops. i came back way too early, it was one week later. Oh well! Dangit I'm so sorry you're having all those issues. Is your belly button leaking fluid? That's the one thing I'm totally happy with is my bb which is shocking. After that stupid seroma it was down hill,,,.. Are you feeling ok otherwise?
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OK, so I STILL have a drain and today it drained 50mL!! UGH. Yesterday it was only 25mL for the entire day :( I call them in the AM to see what they say. I also just went down to a L CG, but now it is too big and I need a M apparently...I am sure that will cost me now. Hope you are feeling better and so sorry to hear about your accident :(
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Hope your day gets better! I actually came home to ice my belly. My BB is sore, but he said it is swelling. I called this morning to report my drainage and now I am stuck with it until Tuesday :( Ugh. I did go out a get a few new tops today, but it would be nice to have all of this healing done already..lol
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You look so good girl. I can only hope to be as lucky lol.
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Thanks for the compliment! I'm having a rough day, no sleep, i left my binder at home yesterday and I'm paying for it last night and today... OMG it was BAD!
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