6 weeks op NEW PICTURES fleur di lis
- andrea in the UK
- updated 1 year ago
My motivation to feel & look ok in my clothes...
- 23 Sep 2012
- 1 month pre
My motivation to feel & look ok in my clothes I've been thinking about it for over 10 years. I'm really feeling excited more than anything, I can't wait I'm a bit worried about the recovery and how long it will be before I can exercise, I have learned so much on this forum it's become quite addictive it's so great to hear other stories.
3 weeks to go hospital bag packed, just need to...
- 7 Oct 2012
- 22 days pre
Not long now booked in for 29th oct I can't wait...
- 12 Oct 2012
- 17 days pre
trying to get everything ready, I have waited so long for this i had 3 kids in 4 years and my weight went up and down with each, my kids are 13 14 & 17 and after being overweight most of my life i'm only 37 now, I have lost about 7 & a half stone over the last 10 years I've be able to maintain this and after losing weight I started exercising and it became a way of life I am addicted, but its so frustrating when your super fit doing 8 - 10 hours a week exercise a week and you can't get rid of the belly, I have a lot of excess skin and although my lower abs are not too bad all the rest are trashed so I'm having fleur di lis with full muscle repair its costing me £5225 and will be worth every single penny,
I'm going to try and post some pics on here this week.
Pre op appointment arrived today !!! only 14 days...
- 15 Oct 2012
- 14 days pre
i can't quite believe I'm at last gonna be rid of my awful jelly belly, I could cry I'm so excited I really hope I'm not disappointed, I met a lady by chance on Saturday she is a plastic surgery nurse she spoke very highly of my ps and said he is one of the best so I feel so happy, I'm busy right up until the day before I go in so its happening really fast, I'm gonna have a go posting pics later is it easier to do on phone or I pad ?
Less than 2 weeks until the big op anyone else had...
- 16 Oct 2012
- 13 days pre
seem to remember someone saying your not hunched over the same because of the incision can anyone confirm, I'm still mega excited I've got most things also do I need a waterproof sheet for my bed, I'm not coming home with drains so a bit worried about leaks x
OH NO ....... Only 7 days to go and I woke today...
- 22 Oct 2012
- 7 days pre
I need to get some extra pillows has anyone used the pillow wedge ? Do I need it for my knees at night?
I'm guessing PS will take pics at pre op tomorrow so I'm gonna take iPad and ask him to do some for me too,
Pre op done yesterday everything went well, i got...
- 24 Oct 2012
- 5 days pre
my cough & cold is getting better, I really wanted to be doing loads in the gym this week but decided to take a few days off,
i really hope i'm not going to be disappointed i have waited so long for a flat tummy i feel i should not build up my hopes, i asked ps if he takes the maximum amount of skin and he said he will he also told me I will be very happy with the results I hope I am, I was asking about ab exercises and although I can do some gentle walk/jog & bike after 3 weeks, the stuff I do body combat/attack & pump he wants me to wait 3 months which I'm gonna find really difficult, but if I want my abs to stay stitched up I'm going to have to do it, but hey I will at last be able to look ok in a swim suit.
I also had to lose my false nails today I feel naked ha ha had them on for so long.
Oh we'll not long now I finish work on Friday and then we are going to a posh wedding on Saturday so no time to feel nervous still really excited.,
Forgot to mention I'm having the fleur de lis so...
- 24 Oct 2012
- 5 days pre
Well i've waited so long for this about 13 years...
- 29 Oct 2012
- Day of treatment
Post op day 1 went down last night about 5.30 and...
- 30 Oct 2012
- 1 day post
Who knew getting out of bed was going to be so painful, hubby coming later to have dinner with me, 2 drains in but not much coming out feel like I've done 1000 sit ups feeling a bit tired will post again later
Post op day 2 pain not too bad ps removed drains...
- 31 Oct 2012
- 2 days post
Post op day 3 not a bad nights sleep woke a couple...
- 1 Nov 2012
- 3 days post
Feeling better every day, I'm going to change cg tomorrow so will get a better look although dressings have to stay on till I see ps but I will take pics anyway.
Not regretting it one, I also don't seem to have any appetite either and can only eat small portions cause I fill up real fast, this is good cause I really don't want to gain any weight while I'm not exercising x
Post op day 4 had a good sleep only woke once I...
- 2 Nov 2012
- 4 days post
Took a couple of pics still very swollen but looking good, went out for lunch to my favourite place for lunch just a starter that was enough, I had a mad coughing fit on the way home very painful, my husband was terrified he hates seeing me in pain he's been great, I don't plan on leaving the house for a few days looking forward to doing nothing.
I reduced my strong pain killers as its more manageable.
Sorry about the upside down pics
- 2 Nov 2012
- 4 days post
Post op day 5 only woke once in the night, not so...
- 3 Nov 2012
- 5 days post
I have some protein powder that is supposed to be great for tissue & muscle repair so I'm going to start that today. I'm not having as many pain killers each day is getting easier, so happy I have a wound check next week so I will be able to see the scar and hopefully have a shower x
I've been so tempted to weigh myself even though...
- 3 Nov 2012
- 5 days post
Post op day 6 Good weekend spent it doing pretty...
- 5 Nov 2012
- 7 days post
I had another bm no problem at, I also started my period also no problem with cramps at all, must be the level of drugs still in my system, I go for a wound check on Wednesday so get to see my scar for the first time, I've kind of got used to the compression garment now I've took it off for 10 minutes yesterday cause I was quite swollen, I felt much more secure when I put it back on.
I'm finding the swelling gets worse as the day goes on but still very happy with the results, my appetite is slowly coming back but I defiantly can't eat as much as before I feel like I have an internal corset on and everything has been pushed back into place.
I intend to rest for the next few days after speaking and reading about other people I'm not going to do too much too soon. I'll upload some more pics in a few days.
Post op day 6 feeling great walking a bit quicker...
- 7 Nov 2012
- 9 days post
I have my wound check on Friday so I can finally see the scar and have a shower. Still loving the results I changed cg last night and felt a little uneasy without it, I will post pics on Friday after wound check.
Post op day 8 I think?? Had a full 8 hours getting...
- 8 Nov 2012
- 10 days post
Going to have dressings checked tomorrow can't wait to see scar I'll post pictures tomorrow.
Feeling good and loving the results x
Exactly 14 days ago at I was waking up in recovery...
- 12 Nov 2012
- 14 days post
Sorry been a bit AWOL for a few days ......
Fri finally had dressings removed my fleur di lis incision looks great ps was very happy I have desolveable stitches, it has healed perfectly at the T section which i was concerned about, the cut is very straight and I can at last have a shower, he wants to see me in 3 weeks to see how it's going,
Me and hubby decided to go for lunch and a spot of clothe shopping I desperately wanted a pencil skirt. Got one and it looks fab with a sexy leopard print top all fitted, it's not very often I come out of the fitting room smiling but today I was beaming.
I went back to work Saturday morning had lots of help and it was ok I also drove for the first time not very far, but I had no choice it was ok though.
I rested all afternoon for about 4-5 hours because I was going out on the town for a few hours my friend was driving me so there was hardly any walking involved.
Saturday night was a friends leaving do my last chance to see her before she travels thousands of miles away, so really wanted to go I think I was so looking forward to being out the house today and seeing friends and just getting nice clothes and make up on gave me lots of extra energy,
I didd'nt swell up at all today my best day so far.
I've been off the medication for a few days now, so think that has helped.
Sunday was spent relaxing and resting no pain at all walking straight
Monday ( today) I took a pain killer late last night mainly to help me sleep and I had a few pains here and there, I slept all night but have been very tired today and slept a lot today.
Had a shower this evening still have bits of dried glue on my incision I rubbed a bit of coconut oil on scar but I'm not sure if its too soon, I started getting a few niggles after but I don't know if that was cause I had cg off and was rubbing tummy a bit too firmly.
I have added more pics, I'm quite happy with the scar so far I was prepared for it looking really horrific and its not too bad at all, and its only 14 days post op.
Post day 15 still doing ok I have been off meds...
- 14 Nov 2012
- 16 days post
Hardly any pain just a bit stiff when I've been sat for a bit and a few muscle spasms here "& there but nothing major.
I am slowly doing a bit more and feel a bit more swollen after but nowhere near like it was last week.
Still really happy xx
Post op day 21 from fleur di lis with extensive...
- 20 Nov 2012
- 22 days post
Feeling great but still feeling the after effects of the muscle repair, and along with the swelling it can be uncomfortable but not really painful, I seem to be getting a bit stiff if I'm sat in the same position for too long.
I thought I might be ready for some gentle exercise but I'm listening to my body and don't feel ready yet, but I'm gonna have to next week as I've been out to lunch most days with different friends and I'm gonna end up gaining weight ha ha.
I'm still resting not as much as I have been, but maybe I'm relaxing a bit more.
I don't see ps for another 2 weeks but he was happy for me to start scar treatment, I'm still very impressed with the scar.
Post op 5 weeks Doing great still get the odd...
- 4 Dec 2012
- 2 months post
Doing great still get the odd twinge every now and then but nothing too painful, I'm still suffering with a bit of swelling usually afternoon time if I've done a bit too much, but first thing in the morning my tummy is so flat and you can really see the hour glass shape from the muscle repair, I know when the swelling goes down it will look amazing.
My scar is still looking great nice and straight and my belly button looks fab.
I will post some pics this week.
Still can't believe how great I feel in my clothes which has always been my motivation I'm getting a bit sick of wearing leggings though, my jeans still feel a bit uncomfortable when I sit down.
It cost £5225 and it was worth every single penny, my ps has an open door policy so I can call txt or e mail if I have any concerns, the fastener on one of my compression garments broke and another was ordered straight away with no charge, I can't fault my ps and his ps nurse who happens to be his wife is great.
I go to see him next week for another check.
I'm wearing the cg during the day but have swapped to a binder at night I find it more comfortable, I've not managed to sleep on my tummy yet but can sleep on my side ok,
Post op week 6 Still feeling good , had my 6...
- 10 Dec 2012
- 2 months post
Still feeling good , had my 6 week check today all went well my ps is very pleased with the results as am I,
I'm still swollen not all the time, but also very flat so it's no hardship. I'm still wearing my cg during the day and a binder at night I find the binder helps me sleep on my side better, I tried to sleep on my tummy and I'm not ready for that yet. Ps said I don't have to wear cg all the time it's up to me, I do feel better with it on though. And will wear when I exercise.
I have been cleared for exercise only treadmill & bike though, he said I can try running but listen to my body,
He wants me to wait until the 3 month mark before I do my high impact stuff and I can't even do Pilates, I'm gonna be a stone heavier by the time Christmas comes ha ha.
I keep feeling lots of twinges and like a pulling sensation inside it feels strange, I think it's everything knitting back together I had a lot of muscle repair. ps also told me to do lots of massage on my tummy area and that will help with the swelling.
I'm adding a few new pics, I'm very happy with the scar it's healed really well and first thing in the morning before the swelling starts I am so flat and have great contours at the side, 97 % of my stretch marks have gone and I had a lot, and my belly button looks amazing.
Very happy lady
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