All my adult life I have been overweight and just...
I found the weight just falling off of me sometimes as much as 5 or 6 pounds per week at first then I learned to manage my weight and now I am ready for the next phase which is to get rid of the extra skin.
So now I am going to go to surgery for a lower body lift and tummy tuck @ 05:30 tomorrow morning the 22 of April 2014. I am excited but nervous about the whole thing but I do plan on feeling much better about myself after this is finally done.
Here's some before pics
Day after (wtf) was I thinking!
Day 2 PO still in hospital :-(
Day 3 n 4 misery loves company
If not for my husband who has been by my side tirelessly I couldn't do anything for myself. He's been amazing (thank you honey for being my support).
Ok so now to the update I was able to take a brief shower on day 3 but even that was like a clown show. My husband got a milk crate covered it with towels and made a seat in the tub. I was able to sit and wash my hair or I should say he was able to wash my hair. My incisions are looking great with very little draining. My legs are a mess of swelling and bruising but again I think things will get better with them as I heal. Overall I'm feeling better but this damn swelling is the worst. I was able to get a couple of pics with my side and front views.
I will try to get more each day as things return to normal hopefully
Continuation of days 3 and 4
My blood work was good so all I'm doing is resting and hoping the swelling from hell goes away. So I will end this update and hope that next time I can report lower swelling :-)
Light at end of tunnel.
I'm hoping that each day finds me getting more and more strength and better mobility. I'm going to close with a couple of pictures from today. I'm still wide as can be from swelling but you can see there is a improvement already.
Like a Beatles song (it's getting better all the time)
I gained 10 pounds immediately after surgery and have lost 5 in the last week. So fluid is finally going away and right now all is looking positive.
Here are a few new pictures.
Light at end of tunnel #2
Next Monday I go back to PS for 2nd compression garment and then I will try to return to work for half day.
I am so tired of being stuck inside my house I could scream. The swelling is still very pronounced at times mostly in my upper legs. However now slowly I am starting to see just how skilled my surgeon is with a sharp knife and some bondo.
My incisions look great only on my hips is there any hint of inflamed tissues. And my new butt is starting to take shape.
I have a few new photos of my progress so as things change I will pass it along.
Take care all!
Meet the new me!
I am still suffering from swelling at the end of the day and my stamina is not back to previous levels but the surgery is but a distant memory. I am so happy that I did this and my results are getting better each week:-) . The scar is healing up great, its a small thin red line now and feeling is returning to my butt. My surgeon may want to revise the spot on my left side where it got infected from the compression garment. But its not really bothering me so I will not push for this to happen.
Overall everything is going good and healing as expected, I have taken a few pictures of the new me in a item of clothing that I could never wear before:-) . As always thanks for all your support and as I continue to improve I will update you on my new developments. Take care and feel free to ask questions or make comments.
photos of my new real self.....
Anyway if anyone has questions or wants to talk about my journey just let me know.
Take care all
Doctor Harrison is wonderful not only is he changing my body and self image but he also helped save my life. In my decision to do the lower body lift I was required to go do normal blood work. It was because of this that I found out I had Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. And doctor Harrison was able to get me set up with one of the best leukemia doctors around. I only wish I could give him more stars because he is really amazing. His entire staff is wonderful and they really do care about the service they give....... Thank you