Scared Mom Getting Lipo and TT - Scottsdale, AZ

Hi everyone Im 39 a mother or two small children1...

hi everyone Im 39 a mother or two small children1 and 4 yrs old. I always was a nice size 6 until I had my son. I only gained 25 pounds but never lost an oz of weight after his birth. I went on a crazy 500 cal a day diet looked great for about three months then gained it all back, two years later I'm yo-yoing back and fourth those 25 pounds. Then I get pregnant, have my daughter yup I was at my highest weight again gain only 25 pounds. Poor little angel was born with some issues so in and out of the hospital. So I could care less about me. Needless to say a year later my baby is better and I need to worry about me!

Gym... Ugh I go I hate it! I have this big belly I get asked all the time " when are you due?" hate it! My husband is supportive about the TT but not happy with my figure. He is actually mean about my weight. I. Struggling motherhood and wife-hood and self esteem. Living in Scottsdale it is so hard to be fat! Everyone here is stick thin with fake boobies and blonde hair. I'm tired of it and need to feel good about myself!

I'm frightened beyond belief... I can't die my kids need me and I need them! I'm scheduled for Aug30 th lipo of flanks and thighs and a TT. I also suffer from panic disorder my entire life, so anxiety here we come!

Ladies let's help each other through this journey! :-)

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i just took a pic of my belly its nasty... thank goodness i cant figure out how to get it on here! lol
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Thank u my desert lady friend! I just have never had any type of surgery so
I'm way frightened!!
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Who is performing your tuck?
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Getting closer to the TT and lipo im terrified and...

getting closer to the TT and lipo im terrified and trying to get all my eggs in order. i have to say if i dont stay busy i will go nuts! praying that i recover i want my children my dear babies to have their mama back fast ...

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Hey MominAZ, if you have any xerofoam, clean around the drain site and then wrap a pience of the xeroform around and tuck it where the leak is, make sure you wash your hands and then use hand sanitizer before you do this. You might have move the drain in your sleep or when moving around. If the meds are making you dizzy try taking half and also make sure you move very SLOWLY, meds could be having an effect on your blood pressure, so your b/p might drop slightly when you go from sit to stand or lying to to sit to stand.
Also are you drinking enough fluids? It's hot and we can become dry really easliy even of we are in doors. I am drinking coconut milk, ZICO brand, to me hydrated.

Yes, the spanx like compression garment is crazy for our heat, but, it really does help with swelling and does feel good in regards to support. my ps had me use this spanx thing that had snaps and zippers!! it was aweful plus I had the white belly binder.
I now have to wear the spanx look alike for 8 hours with the white binder. Then I wear the white binder the rest of the time. It's really not that bad once I figured out what I was doing and the best way forme to get into out of all the compression gear.

Ok, rest well my friend, I did send you a private email as well. wishing a restful day and hope that your drain issue will get resolved...
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Mominarizona...so glad you made it~ I think that's a song title?! Won't be long and you will be moving around and admiring your new bod~
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Lisa, I had the 3 wrap compression garment and while it was a pain at times, I really liked how easy (once I figured it out!) it was to take on and off and I found it to be a great support. For me, the spanx type shapewear was more uncomfortable b/c of the pulling and tugging you have to do to get it on! I can't imagine trying to do that with a drain.
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Today is one week, can't believe I made it...

Today is one week, can't believe I made it through! Woohoo! Anyhow I see the emotional roller coaster this is. I they to be strong as my lil 1 yr old runs after me to pick her up and it's so sad for me not to be able to. Drains come out next Monday. Went I went in for my three day check up took a pic and thought everything looked great... Fast forward four days and now I see no waistline and my tummy looks very square. What the heck happened? I'm not happy with this, I hope it's only a stage any suggestions?

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Just checking in on ya.. wondering how your doing!
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Hey there mominaz...How about a picture of the new tummy??? How ya doing? I hope this day finds you healing and pain free...
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Just FYI - You guys are the best....thank you
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So yesterday i was supose to go for my 7 week...

so yesterday i was supose to go for my 7 week check up and i was ready to be disappointed with all my questions. well my ps canceled on me. I do like him and the ofice but im not thrilled with my TT i have a buldgy belly and a muffin top when i sit. i would have never paid this type of money to have what i have.... lets see what they say no on fri.

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Can you post new pics so we can see how you are doing. I read your post on another person's thread. I am so sorry that you feel your tummy has come back. Please post pics so we can see if we agree with you. Sometimes we think our own bodies are worse than they are. Best wishes to you. I have my surgery on Feb 6 and I am so scared of my bulge coming back b/c I have severe diastasis.
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Can you give us another update? How are you? Are you happier with the results now? Hope all is well. :)
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So I went to my ps and was so upset with my results. He tells me I'm extremely distended to go to my general dr and there must be a GI issue. Would have been nice to know this before I spent $12,000 on a TT to just have a belly again. Not sure if this is correct as when I sit I have muffin top again and that can not be blamed on my Intestines! Today I'm 4 weeks post op and I'm changing my happiness thumbs up with my TT.I'm so upset... :-(
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