I am less than two weeks away from a scheduled TT...

I am less than two weeks away from a scheduled TT with hernia repair and lipo. I have 8 kids, some by c section, and most were vbacs. The largest was almost 9 1/2 pounds. I am 5'1" and weigh 130. Hoping to get that down even further after I recover from surgery. I had it down to 122, but some crept back on when I stopped being a food nazi. I work out 4 to 6 times a week. mostly doing elliptical and weight training on machines at my gym.

My oldest child is 26, and when one ps I consulted with asked me how long I had been thinking about having this procedure, I told him 26 years. I did not have any stretch marks until the last three weeks of my first pregnancy. Then my stomach morphed into a road map of red. After delivering him I was left with this mess of skin that resembles a giant scrotum hanging off my navel. It did not get any worse after the first one, but it did not get any better either. I have an umbilical hernia and my navel sticks out in a strange way. I will be happy to bid this area of old man skin on my abdomen goodbye. I told my husband I want his balls to be bigger than mine.

So today I made a playlist of mostly mellow...

So today I made a playlist of mostly mellow soothing songs on my iphone for the ride to and maybe from the surgery center and while waiting to go in. I wonder if they will let me listen to it until they knock me out. Number one on the list should be Beauty from Pain by Superchick! There are 57 songs on it so that should go about three hours before it repeats. It is only a thirty minute drive. I named the list Big Day. Some other titles on it are Awake and Alive by Skillet, Bring Me to Life by Evanescence, Breathe (Don't Die On Me Remis) by Superchick, Dare You to Move by Switchfoot, Don't Worry Now by Britt Nicole, For Those Who Wait by Fireflight, From the Inside Out by Hillsong, Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North, Let It Roll by Group 1 Crew, Meant to Live by Switchfoot, Rock What You Got by Superchick, Still Here by Superchick, Take It All by Hillsong, What I've Overcome by Fireflight, Ready by Brit Nicole, and Beautiful Ending by Barlow Girl. I had a lot of fun making it, and listened to at least part of each one to see if it made me feel happy or peaceful before I added it.

I have very little left to get ready. I have a...

I have very little left to get ready. I have a lift recliner I found on Craig's List. I steam cleaned it with my lLttle Green Clean Machine, and went over it with Lysol and then vacuumed it again with my daughter's Rainbow, so it is ready to go. I have all the post op meds, and clothes and supplies suggested, except I need to get throat lozenges in case the tube leaves mine irritated. I am researching and debating whether to go for a lymphatic massage, but price is making me lean toward waiting to see how bad I want one after, rather than indulging before. I have a wax scheduled the Friday before my Tuesday surgery date. I have never had that, but I am hoping it will be more comfortable than the shaving I had for my two c sections. My husband will probably love it until Tuesday ;) After that it won't be so much fun.

I went to the health food store I have been going to since my babies were little. I wanted to pick up some arnica and bromelain for post op just in case. It made me so nostalgic to go there for such a different reason. What a silly thing to tear up over. This surgery is because I am changing from motherhood to "old lady" lol. I have been waiting until I felt there would be no more babies. My last pregnancy ended in a miscarriage in 2004. We have not had any more since then and the possibility of that is now quite remote, so I am taking my chances that it is over for me and going ahead with fixing what has bothered me for 26 years. But realizing that made me just a little sad. And for some reason, the reality of it all clicked for me at the health food store today. On a positive note, tomorrow my 24 year old daughter will probably learn the gender of my second grandchild. My 26 year old son has an adorable 2 1/2 year old little girl. My husband says he already knows what our daughter is having ... a grandbaby. I scheduled this surgery so I could recover in plenty of time to be there for her when that new sweet one arrives. I'll be another one of those Hot Grandmaws!

She is having a boy. : D

She is having a boy. : D

An online friend of mine had abdominoplasty and...

An online friend of mine had abdominoplasty and said for the first few days you wonder, "What the crap was I thinking?" Here is my answer to that question that I may be asking later today:

I am thinking about my 86 year old mother who also had 9 children (she got to keep all of hers, I had to give one back ). She obviously had a diastasis for all of my life. She always looked just a few months pregnant but was otherwise very thin and active. After I got married, she and my dad backpacked the Grand Canyon several times. Now the effects of weak abdominals have caught up with her though. She has almost the same scoliosis that I do, and that we discovered last year that my daughter has, but as she got older and her core muscles got weaker it got more twisted. She is in constant pain and often has to be coaxed by my dad just to get out of bed. I have been dealing with ortho doctors for a year due to my daughter's gymnastics injuries. She is all recovered now, but in the process, the importance of strong abs has been indelibly impressed on my brain. I want them. I want to be old and strong, not old and frail. I will endure a fair amount of pain and discomfort for the next few weeks. Hopefully it will produce the lifelong benefit of a stronger core and therefore a stronger back, less pain, and better overall health. A side benefit is that some really ugly skin is going by the wayside. I will not miss it a bit. I even took a picture of it in the tub this morning , floating up in the water like two mounds of deflated dough next to each other in a grotesque approximation of bowels. Nope, I will not miss that. It is all going to be worth it.

Sitting here in my lift recliner 4 hours post op....

Sitting here in my lift recliner 4 hours post op. It was a very wise purchase. I am very loopy. Feel a little pain in the center toward the left like when you run too hard and get a stitch in your side. Been thinking about how AMAZING JESUS IS. He had no sin yet he was sliced and diced and hung to dry. I volunteered myself for this for the sake of regaining my core strength and for vanity. I had anesthesia for the pain. My pain pump is doing a pretty good job too. He had nothing for pain. He even refused the primitive pain medication He was offered. He did it because He loves me so much He died a horrible death to redeem my soul from hell. What an amazing Saviour I have. I am in awe!

Made it through first day post op. I feel like...

Made it through first day post op. I feel like crud. I have had two days of heavy period when I had only been having one morning like this. So I would have felt bad surgery or not. Wonder if the surgery stirred it up and made it worse. I have finally been able to sleep a little this evening. Felt wired for sound and could hardly sleep after surgery and until about 6 tonight. Even took a tylenol pm last night and what normally knocks me out a guaranteed four hours did not touch it. I have pain pump until Friday and am needing two extra strength tylenol every 4 hours and have been taking 1/2 muscle relaxer every 8. A whole one makes me kooky. I have walked the house every 2 hours or so. Last week I burned 800 calories in 50 minutes on the elliptical and today two rounds of hunched pacing inside the house does me in. I have a breathalyzer tube thing I have to suck for a lung exercise. It makes the top of my tummy hurt and so does the cough I have to do at the end. I tell my husband I am going to get a ticket for CWI ... Chairsitting while intoxicated. Today was pretty cruddy. Hope tomorrow is better.

Went to my first post op today. Nurse took out...

Went to my first post op today. Nurse took out drains and pain pump. I was going to take a picture but when I looked at it, it looked just like it did pre op only slashed up. I got faint and started crying. She explained that it was all swollen and that the compression garment left an impression much like a band aid would. There were tubes and smushed skin and a grid pattern that I was seeing. I settled down but skipped the photo op. When I got home I had to send my son to the doctor for a rash on his face and my daughter called and said they were going to treat him for impetigo. He is on a 10 day antibiotic. The other kids sprayed and washed and wiped down everything in sight. He is now staying in his room away from everyone as directed. Of course he has an xbox, a laptop, directv and an ipod and I also told him he could come out to go outside as long as he wiped down whatever he played with and stayed away from other people. He can go fishing or ride his bike. I think we will survive all this.

I am taking 1/2 half the muscle relaxer and extra strength tylenol and nothing is hurting. I can stand about 85% upright. I never needed cough drops, my throat never hurt, I am doing just fine wearing bikini panties. My biggest complaint is a mild problem with hemmoroids and the fact that this never ending period from hell is so heavy still. They said the surgery stirs that up all the ime. I am taking stool softener and eating a really good diet. I am using Tucks pads, and when I get the courage to, I am going to sit in a shallow water bath and soak my rear end pain away, I hope. I still feel fragile and don't want to do much. I have not slept well since my procedure. I will try sleeping in my bed tonight since I have been given to ok to stretch out, and have been trying to remember how to get in and out like I did after my c sections. I took benedryl and it did not help. Now that the pain pump is gone I am goig to try MidNight again. It worked before. I also started arnica and bromelain. The lift recliner was a gift from God until this point. I did not ask for lipo, the ps said he wanted to do it. I kinda wish I had skipped it. It hurt worse than the incision or muscles have so far, and now I have the swelling to worry about long term. At 128, I was only 3 pounds heavier than when I got pregnant with my first child when they weighed me just before surgery. What did I need lipo for?

Last night I woke up and sneezed for the first...

Last night I woke up and sneezed for the first time post op and can I just scream AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! I tried to hurry and grab a pillow and brace myself but was not fast enough to do it well and it is still twanging 10 minutes later. I decided to take the other half of the muscle relaxer I had not taken earlier. They make me feel really out of it and super exhausted so I have only been taking half a pill., but for this I made an exception. So then I get back in bed and decide to try sleeping on my side cause it doesn't feel too bad, and the change of position off my back might provide wonderful relief. After a while I groggily try to roll on my back, intending to roll on over to the other side, when all of a sudden I get attacked by my nightgown. It is a woven fabric zip up nightgown I bought because it fit the bill of what my ps recommended, easy for them to get on me after they finished slicing and dicing me. I hated the feel of the fabric, I hated the color, and fully intended to give it away as soon as I recover. When I roll on my back, this rough, stiff scratchy fabric twisted around my arm and pins me down. It doesn't give like the super comfy Victoria's Secret knit sleep shirt I normally wear does. It just sits there and gets tighter and tighter, until my arm and shoulder start really hurting. On top of all that, the fabric is so rough, it is making the skin across the top of my shoulder burn. But since I just took the extra 1/2 dose of muscle relaxer, I am so out of it, all I can do is just lay there and be pinned down by this killer nightgown. I tried to unzip it and the zipper would not come apart down at the foot. Finally my husband's alarm goes off and he wakes up and asks how I am doing. I groggily mumble, "Not very well. I am being attacked by my nightgown." He has been trying to attentively wait on me hand and foot since the surgery Tuesday and I tell him, "This time I have a job you are really going to like. Please help me get out of this nightgown. It has me pinned and my arm and shoulder are killing me." He happily obliges, because undressing me is one of his favorite activities. He then rubs my sore back and shoulders and gives me a kiss. I keep hurting myself laughing because I got attacked by a killer nightgown. I am so happy he rescued me. He got rewarded with a wonderful view of me in my super sexy compression corset complete with custom super maxi pad style dressing ruffle at the bottom. I am posting a picture of it with the killer nightgown visible as it is draped across my uncovered chest.

Today I hardly took any extra strength tylenol,...

Today I hardly took any extra strength tylenol, and when I did it was only one, not two. I took it mostly to try to get rid of a headache, probably from leftover drugs clearing out of me. I walked about 10 rounds of my swimming pool. Something seemed to break off of me at the end of the walk. Even though I still felt tired, and even went in to take a nap aftertward, the butt kicking exhaustion left and still has not returned. My husband thinks he may have picked up the impetigo from my son. He is sleeping on the couch until we can further evaluate it. I decided to take a shower by myself and washed my hair too. I have a big jacuzzi with a handheld shower so I sat down and did it that way. I filled a shallow tub and soaked in it when I was done. My rear is still bothering me, and at my post op I told the nurse that was what help the most when this flared up with my 8 babies. She said as long as my incision was above the water a sitz bath sounded like a good idea to her. It was great. I feel really good now. I was so afraid this time last week. I am so delighted to feel this good so soon. After lunch I will go to my post op lymphatic drainage massage. I had two pre op. i really like my therapist and am looking forward to going. I wonder if I could drive myself. I am not taking anything drug wise. I don't know if driving would overuse any muscles. I will call and ask. Seeing my incision did not make me want to cry or pass out this time. It does not seem to have improved any. It still looks horrible to me. But I am hopeful I will see good things in time.

I feel so much better today. Yesterday when I woke...

I feel so much better today. Yesterday when I woke up I was still feeling really groggy and exhausted. I finally drug myself up cause nature kept calling louder and louder. I have a 20 x 38 pool right out my bedroom door, and I started walking around it more yesterday. I walked for 5 minutes two or three times in the morning and 10 minutes at a time twice in the afternoon and evening. I have to be careful not to go too much since it is hot and I do not want to get overheated now. I wish I had a guideline on how much is too much, cause I am bad about overdoing it. But I am feeling pretty good today, so I must have found the right balance yesterday.

HOW TO GET OUT OF BED WITHOUT TWANGING YOUR...

HOW TO GET OUT OF BED WITHOUT TWANGING YOUR ABS

Make sure you are a little less than a knee length away from the edge of the bed then roll on your side, legs bent, tip of knees should be over the edge of the bed.

Drop your heels slighty off the rdge of the bed, and dig them in just below the vey top edge of the mattress.

Dig the elbow of your lower arm into the top of the mattress and put your hand of your upper arm near it, with your palm pushing into the mattress.

Push up with both your elbow of the lower arm and the palm of the hand of your upper arm. At the same time, let your feet drop down with the goal being to push yourself up to a sitting position with your feet hanging off the side of the bed.

Make sure when pushing yourself up to a sitting position that you concentrate on keeping your feet and your head in a straight line. Do NOT bend at the waist at all. If you do, it will HURT! 

If you do this move correctly, you can push/rock yourself up to a sitting position without twanging your abs at all. 

From this position it is fairly easy put both palms on the mattress and then push up with your arms while you lean your upper body forward and slide your feet to the floor to reach a hunched over standing position.

It does require a fair amount of arm strength, so if you know you are greatly lacking in that area, then do not attempt it after surgery.

It takes a little practice, and it is best learned before surgery. You will probably twang yourself a time or two if you are trying to learn how to do it after surgery.

Got a waist cincher from WalMart for only $13....

Got a waist cincher from WalMart for only $13. Going to try it out and see if it is as comfy as it felt in the store. At that price I can buy several so I can always have a clean dry one in the heat here. Posting a pic of it.

My scar is settling down. I have been soaking in...

My scar is settling down. I have been soaking in epsom salt baths twice a day - 2 cups in a tubful of water for 20 minutes. My belly button has sprouted a suture and it is red and hard in places. I have been using neosporin on it and airing it out while not moving around. I do not let the bath water get in it, and I have given up on getting in the pool for now :( I wish it would just CLEAR UP! When I am up and about I either wear my binder with several layers of t-shirts under it - I cut the top off just under the sleeves and wear the rest like a liner. If I don't line it well my binder makes me itch like crazy. I have some spanx like tops I got from WalMart. It is called Work It by Maidenform. Wearing them makes a very noticeable difference in the scar swelling. I have one cami and two "wear your own bra" style. I wear them more and save the binder for when I am more active or toward the end of the day. I tend to get a pain in the middle of my abs between my belly button and my ribs and putting the binder on gives me relief.I put it on over everything, spanx like cami, shirt and all if I am at home. If I am out I hide it under my shirt. Normally I feel pretty good when I wake up. I am no bundle of energy, that is for sure. I went to the gym two days ago and did some machines that only worked arms and legs, and did the elliptical on a very low setting for 15 minutes. I liked feeling it in my arms and legs yesterday :) I waited until it was not so hot in the evening and took a twenty minute walk in my neighborhood yesterday evening. I am trying to get it in gear today to get on the elliptical again and maybe do the weights too. I went to a wedding rehearsal dinner last night and got food poisoning so the workout may not happen for me today. The fireworks from it seem to have stopped squirting, but I want to make the wedding this evening so maybe I should skip the workout. Several of my kids and my granddaughter are in the wedding so I want to see them. I still have to pace myself very slow.

Did a four week post op with ps yesterday. I have...

Did a four week post op with ps yesterday. I have a staph infection in my bb. I had a littel spot open up after the stitches dissolved and even though I had been putting peroxide and neopsporin on it, it still got infected :( I started on bactrim the night before the check up, when I realized what my issue had turned into. Called the on call doctor at 8:45 and texted him a pic of it. He called Walgreen's, my husband went and picked it up and I started on the antibiotic at 9:30. I had the post op at 1:30 the next day and had been leaving binder and my spanx thingy off to let air in the area. It was starting to look better after 2 doses of Bactrim and letting it air out. When I got to ps office, they put bacitracin ointment on it and taped a gauze over it. Gave me some more too. By this morning it had gotten worse ad was redder and more runny. SO I called the pharmacist and she said I should ask for bactroban. Mid you I asked for that back when It first opened up, but the ps nurse said I did not need it. Wish I had insisted and I would prolly not be on systemic now. I got to ask all the questions I had been wondering about since my surgery.

How big was my hernia? About 1/2 in diameter.
How did you fix it, did you use mesh? No just sutured it.
Do I need to always worry about it opening up and be careful for my abs? No it should hold just fine.
How much skin was removed? 1 pound
How much lipo? 425 ml total of which 125 ml was fat and the rest was blood and fluid.

He said my quilting would still be settling down, and three months po would probably close to as good as it would get. It si vastly improved since my first look at it when I cried and almost passed out lol!

He said I did not need to wear compression garment or binder but if it helped alleviate pain then by all means wear it. However, it would hinder the healing of my infection so keep that in mind. I am trying to stay inside and take it easy still.

I asked if I could do tub baths or swim with this gook and he said water would help, as long as I be sure to get it completely dry afterward by patting, not rubbing.

I have to say that overall I think the result is pretty great, but I am rather tired of navel gazing and really wish it would clear up. Got the bactroban ointment on about an hour ago and hope it works! Hate that I will be on oral antibiotics for a whole week. I have this awful itching at random times, but mostly in the middle of the night. I feel prickly and a little itchy when I go outside in the 95 degree heat, so I guess I will be an insider for yet longer.

I am able to get in and out of beds and chairs really easy. I can walk fine, but at the end of the day I can get some sharp pain in the center of my abs between xyphoid process and belly button. When that starts, putting the binder on makes the pain go away.

I went to Victoria's Secret yesterday after my appointment and tried on several bikinis that I had seen in their swimsuit catalog. The hipkini bottom is the best one for me. I have to say I liked what I saw in the mirror. I wish I could have done inner thigh lipo, cause My thighs seem a little big compared to how buff and toned the procedure has my abs looking. Maybe I can fix that the easy way (nothing easy about lipo) once I can get serious about cardio and weight training again. I weigh about what I did when I stepped on the scale at the ps surgery center just before my procedue, 127.7. Might try to get that down 5 pounds and see if I like my thighs more then.

Well this is a really rambly post with good and bad, and that pretty much sums up how I feel right now.

Did a four week post op with ps yesterday. I have...

Did a four week post op with ps yesterday. I have a staph infection in my bb. I had a littel spot open up after the stitches dissolved and even though I had been putting peroxide and neopsporin on it, it still got infected :( I started on bactrim the night before the check up, when I realized what my issue had turned into. Called the on call doctor at 8:45 and texted him a pic of it. He called Walgreen's, my husband went and picked it up and I started on the antibiotic at 9:30. I had the post op at 1:30 the next day and had been leaving binder and my spanx thingy off to let air in the area. It was starting to look better after 2 doses of Bactrim and letting it air out. When I got to ps office, they put bacitracin ointment on it and taped a gauze over it. Gave me some more too. By this morning it had gotten worse ad was redder and more runny. SO I called the pharmacist and she said I should ask for bactroban. Mid you I asked for that back when It first opened up, but the ps nurse said I did not need it. Wish I had insisted and I would prolly not be on systemic now. I got to ask all the questions I had been wondering about since my surgery.

How big was my hernia? About 1/2 in diameter.
How did you fix it, did you use mesh? No just sutured it.
Do I need to always worry about it opening up and be careful for my abs? No it should hold just fine.
How much skin was removed? 1 pound
How much lipo? 425 ml total of which 125 ml was fat and the rest was blood and fluid.

He said my quilting would still be settling down, and three months po would probably close to as good as it would get. It si vastly improved since my first look at it when I cried and almost passed out lol!

He said I did not need to wear compression garment or binder but if it helped alleviate pain then by all means wear it. However, it would hinder the healing of my infection so keep that in mind. I am trying to stay inside and take it easy still.

I asked if I could do tub baths or swim with this gook and he said water would help, as long as I be sure to get it completely dry afterward by patting, not rubbing.

I have to say that overall I think the result is pretty great, but I am rather tired of navel gazing and really wish it would clear up. Got the bactroban ointment on about an hour ago and hope it works! Hate that I will be on oral antibiotics for a whole week. I have this awful itching at random times, but mostly in the middle of the night. I feel prickly and a little itchy when I go outside in the 95 degree heat, so I guess I will be an insider for yet longer.

I am able to get in and out of beds and chairs really easy. I can walk fine, but at the end of the day I can get some sharp pain in the center of my abs between xyphoid process and belly button. When that starts, putting the binder on makes the pain go away.

I went to Victoria's Secret yesterday after my appointment and tried on several bikinis that I had seen in their swimsuit catalog. The hipkini bottom is the best one for me. I have to say I liked what I saw in the mirror. I wish I could have done inner thigh lipo, cause My thighs seem a little big compared to how buff and toned the procedure has my abs looking. Maybe I can fix that the easy way (nothing easy about lipo) once I can get serious about cardio and weight training again. I weigh about what I did when I stepped on the scale at the ps surgery center just before my procedue, 127.7. Might try to get that down 5 pounds and see if I like my thighs more then.

Well this is a really rambly post with good and bad, and that pretty much sums up how I feel right now.

Today mkes 6 weels po. I am fighting a cough/cold...

Today mkes 6 weels po. I am fighting a cough/cold and still feel run down, but I have been dragging myself to the gym in the last week or so on a more regular basis. I still do only arms and legs and try isolate them and use my abs as little as possible. I have to put my binder on around 2 or 3 every afternoon. I feel good in the mornings up until then. I am surprised and happy about how quickly the quilted look smoothed out on my scar. I use vitamin E oil on it and do massage on it when I put it on. I am happy with my results. Plan to keep working out and watching my weight to I maintain my results. When I do not feel tenderness in my abs I will start working them too. It will be nice to have add that into my workout. Who knew you could look forward to ab conditioning lol!

Yesterday was 11 weeks po. I went shopping while...

Yesterday was 11 weeks po. I went shopping while one kid was at her athletic training for 3 hours. Tried on every possible combination at Victoria's Secret and found the perfect bikini :D It is black lace with silver sequined bling. I love it. It is part of their Pink Collection, and not available online. I will not wear it in the sun for another year, because sun exposure is bad for new scars, but there will be evenings by my pool! I never thought I would ever want to wear a bikini again. I may not have perfect skin, but I am happy with my result. About two weeks ago I stopped swelling at the end of the day, and stopped getting pain in the muscle repair. All that I feel now is a dull pain if I touch the muscle repair area firmly. I feel pretty much back to normal. I now want to find the best ab conditioning program I can that will start with baby steps and slowly work up to lean dancer's abs. I am going to build and keep a strong core. I am so glad I did this and so glad it is behind me now. Last week at 10 weeks po, I spent a day at Universal Orlando. Ran around with our church youth group and kept pace with them. Drank tons of water! Got to the park at 10 a.m. and shut it down at 9 p.m. Felt fine all day and had a great time.

So today is four months PO. I am feeling much...

So today is four months PO. I am feeling much better this evening than I was four months ago lol! I have been using ScarAway for a while now. I keep two sets of strips and swap them as needed. I have a few places on my incision that are faded and have turned white. Most of it is still has a little redness above and below the scar. Some spots on my scar are completely flat too, while most of it is still a little raised. All the puckering that had me concerned early on is flat, and I no longer have any quilting. It does not bother me much, except when I get my period. Then it seems to be tender and itchy. I wear the Scar Away 24/7 then and that seems to help. I bought some pure coconut oil at the vitamin section at Walmart and will use it occasionally in the evening for scar massage. I had been using vitamin E oil, but seemed to be developing a bit of an allergy to it. My husband loves the way the coconut oil smells. Makes him want to devour me ;) I pretty much am back to full normal and finally was able to add abs to my workout. I mostly work them by isometrics rather than lots of crunches. I do not think I will ever do a crunch again. I am a little irritated that a few pounds have crept on, but they come and go. I have resumed working out 5 to 6 days a week, and wonder if it may be that muscle weighs more than fat, cause I do not look any bigger. I took pics today, but there does not seem to be very much difference between them and others i have already posted. I am so happy I was able to have this procedure, and thankful it went so well for me.

Not much has changed since my 4 month update. The...

Not much has changed since my 4 month update. The scar is still fading and looking better all the time. I can really feel the difference in core strength from the muscle repair. It is nice not to have all the kinks and catches in my back that the split abs caused. Cannot believe insurance will not cover muscle repair for an abdomen. They would if it was anywhere else. That is the only thing that bugs me about all of it. How did women allow this to become classified as solely cosmetic? Insurance companies are one step away from being extortionists or gangsters in their pursuit of profits over serving those who have need of help.

It was a year ago yesterday that I had my...

It was a year ago yesterday that I had my procedure. I went for my one year post op a week or so ago and my doctor wants to fix a few little things on my scar at no charge, but it will have to wait until fall, since he is having surgery himself. I would have to say this surgery has improved my life overall. I feel stronger and the change in my appearance has made me very happy.

It has been a year since my procedure. I did a one...

It has been a year since my procedure. I did a one year post op on April 30. The surgeon thinks he can improve a few spots on my incision, and will do it after summer is over, so I have all winter to heal up. having this done has made a very positive difference in my life. I feel so much stronger in my core, and I am very happy with the improvement it made in my appearance.

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