Nervous and Excited. Finally in a Position to Do it - Utah
- Tray zee uk
- updated 2 months ago
I am 48 years old, have 5 kids (including twins) I...
- 17 Sep 2012
- 20 days pre
I am 48 years old, have 5 kids (including twins) I have wanted a tummy tuck for years. I finally find myself in a position to do it, yay! I've been through the usual guilty feelings until my daughter said to me, " just look at it as putting right what having kids did to your body!" I thought about this and came to the conclusion that it was my right to have the body I had before the pregnancys ruined it! I also tried to get my kids to add a $1000 each to put right what they did to me but they just laughed, well I wasn't joking, lol! Anyway, I'm doing it and my kids and hubby are being super supportive, I'm excited and scared at the same time! I hate, hate, hate my jelly belly and avoid looking at myself naked because it depresses me so I'm really looking forward to seeing my flat tummy! My question is, as I get closer to the operation date, how can I stop myself from becoming so nervous that I chicken out? I know what I'm like, all mouth and positive thinking now but I'll change into a cry baby with no courage soon enough, lol.
Well, my surgery is booked for the 8th of October,...
- 24 Sep 2012
- 14 days pre
Anyway, my op is 2 weeks away and I'm busy getting my supplies together and the house ready ( for some reason I feel the need to paint my bedroom, why, I don't know!)
I haven't mentioned that I'm a British girl, living here in the States, I've been here, with my family, for nearly 5 years, so if I use weird terminology, you'll know why!
Anyway, I'll update again soon, but basically, I'm at the, "yes you can, no you can't stage!" I'm super excited to be rid of my horrible tummy but scared of the recovery because I am a bit of a wimp and a whiner (moaner, British for whiner) ok I'm off to pick up a paintbrush, because of course my home has to resemble a show home during my recovery, lol!
Speak to ya'll later.
Oh my gosh!!!! My op is in 3 days and I'm shaking...
- 4 Oct 2012
- 4 days pre
Well it's 11.30pm and its my tummy tuck surgery is...
- 7 Oct 2012
- 1 day pre
One thing that did help me was, my great hubby put pictures of my kids next to the bed I rented, that instantly made me feel warm inside, I also am a great believer in visualization, so i'm going to try to imagine myself on a beach with the sun on my head and the sand beneath my feet and the sound of the ocean in my ears, oh yes and I'm wearing a bikini!
Anyway, wish me luck, I'll post in a few days when I'm over on the flat side!
Hello everyone, well I'm one day post op, can't...
- 9 Oct 2012
- 1 day post
Anyway my med's are making me sleepy so I'm signing out.
3 days post op and the swelling has started! I'm...
- 11 Oct 2012
- 3 days post
6 days post op and I'm feeling ok, still swollen...
- 14 Oct 2012
- 6 days post
I haven't even seen my tummy yet, I'm still all bound up from the op, I'm really squimish and I'm worried about my pre op, I'm worried I'm going to faint. I can't help but smile to myself tonight, remembering how nervous I was last Sunday night and here I am recovering and the op is done!
All you pre op ladies who are terrified, I want to tell you this, just don't over think it, time passes so quickly and before you know it you'll be on the flat side and healing nicely. The pain is manageable and the human body is miraculous!! I'll update again soon x
Well I'm 10 days post op and I'm very tired and...
- 18 Oct 2012
- 10 days post
Had the drains out 2 days ago, it didn't hurt just felt like an eel was swimming in my abdominin! I took a look at my tummy when I took my first shower yesterday, at first I didn't want to look and then when I did I couldn't believe it was me, I love it, I'm so swollen but I just love it. I can't see much improvement on the flanks where I had lipo but the surgeon removed 4lbs from them so I'm assuming its the swelling that's making me look fat, lol!
I think what is going to be most frustrating about this whole journey is the slowness of recovery, it's amazing how little I can get away with doing before I feel terrible, also sleeping on my back is getting me down, I have the hospital bed but I miss my own bed and hubby so much, that's getting me down at the moment. I must try and stay positive, this to shall pass. Speak to ya later x
Nearly 4 weeks post op, my energy levels are good...
- 3 Nov 2012
- 26 days post
1 year on!
- 14 Oct 2013
- 1 year post
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