Since I had my 9 lb son in December 2008, I've...
I have tried many different procedures to avoid having to have something so invasive. Laser lipo, pulsed light skin tightening, moderately invasive liposculpting, personal trainers, crazy diets, you name it!
I am 23, 5'7", and weigh 170 (although it may not show because I have a lot of muscle).
A little info I forgot, and only 2 weeks to go!
2 weeks from today is the big day! It's crazy how much I cannot get this out of my head. All I can think about is finally getting the procedure done. Kinda like having a child, the whole process is a "hurry up and wait" type of thing.
Due to the prerequisites for surgery, now all I can take are my multivitamins, which is confusing my body a bit. No preworkout, CLA, Green Tea, probiotic, or fish oil...it sucks! I know it will be well worth it in the long run though.
Only 5 days away, but it feels like forever
My grandmother passed, so my son and I have had to drive back and forth from Houston to New Orleans a few times. Attended the funeral yesterday, but due to work I had to come back earlier thank I would've liked. Didn't get home last night until almost 1am, and got right back up at 7 for work.
Thank God for the week I will be off!! That way I can get some much needed rest, I'm physically and emotionally drained.
Yesterday was the big day
Luckily just got home from my post op appointment. The nurse said it looks like I'm healing well and should be able to stand straight in a few more days. All bandages are now removed, and I can see my body taking shape! Can't wait to finally shower tonight :)
My sister has been my primary caretaker throughout this week and she went home, so my boyfriend is here and doing an excellent job. Very grateful to have him in my life. Even in my loopy condition, he still comes home everyday and tells me I'm beautiful.
We got to go to dinner last night, which was funny because I still can't walk straight. When we got sat, the server kept asking if I was okay, so we told him about my surgery and showed pics. Needless to say, no more questions came after that lol. Was in a bit of pain when I took the pic yesterday, hence the finger.
*Sidenote: I found out that one of my lipo sutures is in the bottom of my tattoo, should that affect anything on the color?
Went to the office for a bit!
Sorry for the tape residue, it's been a pain to scrub off
1 week post op
Yesterday was another post op appointment and I was able to get my lipo sutures removed, yay!! Dr. Moliver said that all my swelling (which feel like a friggin fanny pack in my belly) will be absorbed and I am healing pretty quickly. Always happy to hear good news. Can't wait til I can stand straight up, my lower back is killing me!!
I pulled my stitches out!
Thank god they are out though, and no steri-strips needed! Now all I need is to be able to wear a compression garment and I'll be fine.
Sorry it's been so long!!
12 weeks and counting!
I think I'm doing pretty well as far as healing goes. I do kinda have a little bit of a weird disconnection from my sides to my hips, but I'm guessing it's just swelling from the incision site and I'm being impatient. Today is another post op checkup, so I hope it goes well.
I have seen the work of many different doctors, but the artistry that comes from Dr Moliver's procedures is amazing! He was very thorough during the consultation, and I definitely appreciate his honesty. Not pushy at all and not doing surgery just to make money. I love how humble he is!