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Can't Wait to Be a Perfect 10 Again! - Wichita, KS

I am a 26 year old SAHM with two children ages 7...

I am a 26 year old SAHM with two children ages 7 and 2 1/2 and I have been waiting soooo long to get this procedure. Like so many of you, I struggle with my body image and my confidence has been shot ever since baby # 2. I hate hearing people say " Oh just do some crunches"... or "change your diet". What's worse is when people say " You're so pretty, you should model". When that happens, all I can think about is me showing up to a casting call and being asked to show a recent full body shot and running out of there crying. So... my journey shall begin on March 7, 2014 where I will be receiving a full tummy tuck with no lipo and also a hernia repair.

post op day 1

Very painful. Less stomach ache and more at insision. I am in and out of conscienceness.

Post op day 2

Much much better. I can honestly say that the pain pump makes a huge difference. I am still hunched over and my compression garment goes up too high, it is irritating my boobs. I still have not taken the compression garment off so I cannot tell what I look like yet. I am fine with that though. I must say that on day one I felt so nauseated, and I am not a throw up person...i do not vomit, but could have easily if I let myself.

3 days post op

So day 3 is muuuuch better! I can feel my pain pump is almost empty and I can walk around more straight and also lie down somewhat. I have not showered since and am scared to...since I'm living a sedentary lifestyle, sponge bathing is fine for now. Still swollen, but I know this is normal. I can't wait for my belly button and incisions to heal.

day 4 post op

Percoset made me very nauseous so I discontinued today and am on OTC Tylenol. I took my pain pump out myself today as it was empty...let me tell you. This was the strangest thing ever! It did not hurt but I could feel the tubes moving inside of me as I was pulling. Tonight I also feel very emotional. I don't know that it is because of the fact that I cannot laugh or cough or be real person. Or maybe the fact that my kids are scared to touch me and I haven't had a real hug in a while. Idk.

post op day 4

Wichita Plastic Surgeon

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You are looking amazing! I have a BA with Dr. DeSplinter in two weeks what are your thoughts on him? How are you looking and feeling since the last update?
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Looking good. I can't wait to see more and hear more about your journey! Happy healing!
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Looks great!!
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Thanks!
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Congratulations! Looks great!
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Thanks
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Looks great already.heal up wonderfully.
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Thank you
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Lookimg good! It will get easier and easier and before you know it you will 3 weeks out and feeling great! I'm still not back 100% but no complaints :) good luck!
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I appreciate it
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Hope your recovery continues smoothly and I can't wait to see more photos as you progress!!
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Thank you
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hope u have a good recovery.keep us updated
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I will and thank you
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Wishing you a speedy recovery! I too have an 8 yr old and 2 1/2 yr old and my tt is on wednesday....
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I wow. Hope your surgery goes well!
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hope you heal quickly!
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Thank you
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Just wanted to check in on you..is your surgery still tomorrow? How are you?
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Yes, surgery is tomorrow and I am pretty anxious. I woke up 5xs last night.
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I bet! I had to take some pm meds then night before bc I knew o wouldn't be able to sleep! What did you and your PS decide to do? Mini TT or lipo too?
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Full tummy tuck no lipo.
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Good luck!! Your day is almost here!
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Thank you
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I hope all goes well & want you to keep us posted with your recovery
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