My Stretched Abs Would Not Change Regardless of Working Out -
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5'4 After 3 pregnancies, gaining 40 lbs each,...
- 18 Aug 2012
5'4 After 3 pregnancies, gaining 40 lbs each, nothing I did could change the stretched out tummy chub I carried around for years. My ab muscles were stretched out, and no matter how many abs, crunches or complete ab workouts I did, that wouldnt change. I could feel the rock hard abs underneath, but it was hidden by my belly chub. So frustrating!! I also have stretch marks from my pubic bone region, up to my belly button. I opted for a mini tummy tuck on August 15, 2012.
I'm 8 days post op, and anyone wondering if this...
- 23 Aug 2012
I'm still rather sore and limited, but I'm really trying to take it easy, and heal as best as possible. I worked too hard for this, ngonna mess it up. My 800mg of ibuprofen every 8 hours continues to help, but there is still a considerable amount of soreness there.
I posted a new pic today. Can't wait to resume my workouts!!! I'm giving myself at least 3 more weeks until I do that though.
Hello, ladies. Well my doctor tried to warn me...
- 26 Aug 2012
Well my doctor tried to warn me not to do too much...I'm a single mother of 3 active teens. I've been feeling soooo great, I've been doing more laundry, cooking, dishes, etc. Just the basics that can't be ignored for too long. And felt so good, didn't think anything of it...Last night I noticed my tummy seemed a little poochy. Upon tapping lightly on it, his kind of wave of liquid rippled across to the other side. Looked it up,and sure enough I have a seroma, which is exactly what my doctor was warning me against getting, if I was too active.
Of course, I notice this on a Saturday night. I'll have to wait til tomorrow, Monday, and I'm asssuming I'll go in and get it aspirated. Wondering how many visits this will take, and really hoping not to have to have my drain put in.
So, my advice, no matter how great you feel, STAY DOWN as much as possible. I wish this was made more clear to me. NOt my doctor's fault AT ALL, just kinda wish it was warned a little more sternly, rather than just kind of in passing.
I'll post again tomorrow with what she says about it.
I went in on Tuesday August 28 and had 60 cc's of...
- 30 Aug 2012
I've stayed bound, religiously, except for when I shower, and have hardly done anything around the house. So I'm thinking there isn't anything I"ve done to cause it...
Other than that, I feel great. I'm two weeks and one day post op. No pics today tho!! Keeping bound causes that wrinkled loook to my skin, like when your clothes are too tight. I'll post pics next week, maybe at 3 weeks post op.
Oh, and of note, I can now laugh, sneeze and cough with barely any discomfort! :)
I went in to get drained again today. Only 45cc's...
- 31 Aug 2012
My fluid has stopped!!! I was drained 2 more times...
- 16 Sep 2012