13 weeks post-op!

I am 30 years old and I have 2 children. I am...

I am 30 years old and I have 2 children. I am almost 7 years post-op from a gastric RYN bypass surgery. I have lost nearly 100lbs. and I have been able to maintain for several years now. We are a super active family. My hubby and I are always at the gym or road cycling. I am super excited to finally have my surgery scheduled. Not sure what to expect. I have had 3 c-sections so I'm hoping it's similar so I know what to expect.

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Good luck!!
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Opps! I mean I have had 3 children not 2...lol!
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Welcome! I am 4 days post op and have found it much easier than the 2 c-sections I had!! Good luck!!!
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I have decided to post my journey to a tummy tuck...

I have decided to post my journey to a tummy tuck on youtube! I'll post a link to my channel once it is completed!

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I'm on youtube! I made my first youtube video...

I'm on youtube! I made my first youtube video today. Here is the link and the start of my Tummy Tuck Journey! http://youtu.be/6EuzVpG-aYg

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How exciting i had 2 c-section pain is relatively the same too me plus the tubes
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Hope you are feeling better today!

Another youtube video! http://youtu.be/MkL3PeXvRps

Another youtube video! http://youtu.be/MkL3PeXvRps

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OMG! I have so much to do before surgery...feeling...

OMG! I have so much to do before surgery...feeling a bit overwhelmed! I have my 3 kids dentist and physical appointments made, my son's birthday party, family coming into town for a week, last date night planned (dinner & dancing), 3 night Cruise with my girlfriends, 7 night Disney Cruise with my family, pre-op appt., not to mention that I need to get the house and supplies ready, pack for both vacations, and I am a part-time tutor (3 days a week)...seems like no end in sight! 54 days and counting...

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Atleast some of that craizness sounds fun , two cruises lucky !!!
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New youtube video-My thoughts this week:...

New youtube video-My thoughts this week: http://youtu.be/bbzH3GkibLo

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Watched all your latest videos. I love the disney mickey bags, What a clever idea. :)
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I had a few "fat girl" moments today! I shared...

I had a few "fat girl" moments today! I shared all my moments on a youtube video. Don't forget to subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6gspnv_YCc

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Thanks! I love everything Disney...

Whooo hoooo! I lost 4 lbs...new youtube video...

Whooo hoooo! I lost 4 lbs...new youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o93gFk08ODQ

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Made a list of supplies to buy! I am sick and...

Made a list of supplies to buy! I am sick and haven't been able to hit the gym in a week.... Another YouTube video! http://youtu.be/TUyDlAqmwYI

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Ok I went post op shopping today. I got what I...

Ok I went post op shopping today. I got what I think I may need after surgery. I found everything at my local Walmart. Only think I did not buy was a scar therapy oil/treatment. Waiting to see what my PS would like me to use first. I also want to buy a silicone wrap for the scar. I will put up a list of them items I bought when I have more than 2 minutes to sit and actually type! And of course check out my YouTube channel and subscribe!

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New video about all the supplies I bought!...

New video about all the supplies I bought! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtHneUIeu-4

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Congrats on the weight loss! gastric bypass is an amazing tool that few realize is a hard road to go down. You look beautiful! I'm about 3 yrs post op. down 105lbs. Now to get rid of this pannus to actually like how I look. My surgery is Tuesday. After a bypass this should be a breeze. No pureed foods blah! :-) lol can't wait to hear how your surgery goes.
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Thanks Keli! It's been a long long road to say the least. Excited for you as well and keep me posted on your recovery. Good Luck!
Thank you! When is your surgery?

I leave for my Girls only cruise tomorrow. Hubby...

I leave for my Girls only cruise tomorrow. Hubby is staying home with the kids so I can have a weekend to recharge my batteries before our 7 night Disney cruise. 26 days and counting!

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Enjoy the girls trip!
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Have a great time on your cruise! I know you will! :)
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Back from my Girls Only Cruise Getaway! I...

Back from my Girls Only Cruise Getaway! I definitely had to time to relax and let loose! I didn't think once about the surgery because I was having such a great time. We leave for our Mexican Cruise in 2 weeks so my mind will be pretty much occupied with getting the family ready to go! Excited to have a blast before the big day...22 Day and counting!

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So what has been going on since my last update? ...

So what has been going on since my last update? Not much...came back home from a mini girls getaway, got my post op TT supplies in a basket all organized, getting ready to pack up for our family vacay...and made a update YouTube video. I do have my pre-op appointment Monday so I guess that will be my next update! Still excited and keeping myself busy...

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New video about what happened during my pre-op...

New video about what happened during my pre-op appt. http://youtu.be/se4JBnK2K24

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Just got back from our family Disney cruise to...

Just got back from our family Disney cruise to Mexico. Had a great time other than having to take care of 3 sea sick kiddies. I have 2 more days to go. Everything is pretty much ready to go. Going to do a BIG grocery shop tomorrow to make sure the fridge and pantry is fully stocked for my hubby and kids. My nurse called my while was away to confirm surgery and time. I have to arrive at the surgical center at 6:30am Monday morning. I'll be making one last pre-op video before surgery on my youtube channel. Getting a bit nervous but I know that God will be watching over me as the Doctor works his magic. Prayers are very much weclomed!!! Wish me luck TT Friends...

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I pray that you have a speedy recovery!
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Good luck, say goodbye to that tummy tomorrow and hello to the new you on Monday!
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Last video before I go in tomorrow for my TT,...

Last video before I go in tomorrow for my TT, Muscle Repair and Lipo! http://youtu.be/HgDvK3p9K0w

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Thank you ladies!!!
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Every thing will be alright! You'll be in my prayers and I can hardly wait to hear from you tomorrow! I'm also undergoing my mommy make-over tomorrow and although I'm entirely new to this site, you have been quite an inspiration! God will take care of us, I'll see you on the flat side tomorrow!
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Good luck tomorrow and think how great you are going to look!!! Keep us all posted!
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It's 3am in the morning and haven't been able to...

It's 3am in the morning and haven't been able to sleep all night. Anxiety is high and the stomach is in knots! I know all will be alright just the wait is killing me. I can't wait for it all to be over!

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Out of surgery and now resting overnight at the...

Out of surgery and now resting overnight at the surgical center.

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Congrats!!!! Your surgery seemed so far away when I first started reading here! Wow, that means mine is coming up! Hope you heal well, I look forward to the details
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Hope you're feeling pretty good for today being the day. Will enjoy hearing your updates and seeing your "after" pics when you feel up to it.
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Good luck with everything and keep us posted!!
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I got up about 4 times so far to use the bathroom...

I got up about 4 times so far to use the bathroom and walk around. Sat at the kitchen table while the kids ate dinner and now I'm back in my recliner. What a long day it has been!.

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Worse night thus far....ouch!
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I saw you video you look so good, drink a lot of pineapple juice for the swelling and grape juice for cicatrization. Happy healing
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Glad to see everything went well...welcome to the flat side...it get better and better everyday....I follow u on YouTube too...I'm also on YouTube I'm txstylelady....
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PO day 2 was a bit easier. I am super sore and...

PO day 2 was a bit easier. I am super sore and swollen. Not happy with the result yet but then again I am in pain and feel awful. Kids are on spring break and they are already driving me crazy! I am getting up regularly to use the bathroom and walk around to prevent blood clots. Draining my drains 4 times a day. Left drain is draining much less than the right one. I go see my nurse on Friday. I have posted 2 post-op videos on my youtube channel. Going back to my recliner. Nite nite!

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Relax, In just a couple weeks you will already see a difference. I already can see you are going to be flat. Rememer that having lipo makes you swell more but the end results will be beautiful. Rest, rest, rest and think positive!!! Happy healing!!!
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Results will come, take one day at a time. I have had to learn that the hard way. Happy healing
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Slow down girl you have alot of healing to do. You make me think of the energizer bunny.
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New videos on YouTube a s post op day 2 and 3 are...

New videos on YouTube a s post op day 2 and 3 are up! Still very swollen...

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So its post op day 3 and I am feeling much better....

So its post op day 3 and I am feeling much better. Finally went number to 2 with some help from a stool softener and milk of magnisia. Took a nice long nap with afternoon . Still taking my pain meds every 3 hours. My right drain is really bothering me. Any move I make it stings and burns. I only had to drain my drains twice today. The amount of fluid has decreased a lot. I am eating well. Trying to get 3 meals in a day. I started my iron and b12 again. Also added arnica for swelling and bruising. I have yet to notice any bruising from the lipo just yet. Tried to help my mom make lunch for the kids today. Chicken strip and pasta. By the time I was done, 10 minutes, I was completely wiped out. I won't be doing that again. My back is killing me from laying on it and walking stooped over. Heating pad is getting a lot of use. Everyday get a bit better. I need this swelling to disappear ASAP!

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Good luck!! Lookin good!
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I've been watching your videoes! You look great and have such a positive attitude! Good luck at your post op tomorrow! ( your pup is too cute!)
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Whoo Hoo!! Love watching your videos and reading about your journey I am so truly happy and excited for you!! You look so good!! I am 8 days post op and have been stressed out over the swelling myself.....but it looks better today than it has...the 2nd stage CG seems to really be helping!! Looking forward to more of your updates ... Happy Healthy Healing!!
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Went tk my first post-op appt. My nurse said...

Went tk my first post-op appt. My nurse said everything is looking great. I am super swollen but she ensured me that it will go down just need time. She wants to to wear my CG as tight as I can without being uncomfortable. Here is a small clip of my appointment. http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=iKWYCC_qfxs.

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Hi sassy . The difference is incredible . It's only going to get better and better xxx
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I hope so because this swelling is out of control!

Today is a "why the hell did I do this to myself"...

Today is a "why the hell did I do this to myself" kind of day! On the verge of tears...

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I think you look great! Just really swollen! Keep on eating right and drink lots of fluids and you will get to where you want to be. I'm in the same boat, so remember you are not alone
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Hi! Thanks for sharing your experience. It's really helpful. I'm looking to get my surgery in late May or early June when the kids get out of school. I'm also a mom of two and have lost 50+ pounds, but cannot get rid of my stubborn saggy belly! I run, I'm active, but my belly's just not budging...LOL! Anyway, congratulations on your weight loss and the courage to have this surgery and post it for other women share in your experience! You already look amazing...don't get discouraged. Praying for you to have a speedy and complete recovery! You're an inspiration for me to keep pressing forward with my weight loss goals and surgery! :-) Thank you so much.
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Thanks do much or your kind words. This has been on hell of a journey and I have months to go! Trying to think positive and push through this rut I am in. I wish you all the best on your journey too!

Not much had changed in the last few days. ...

Not much had changed in the last few days. Winging myself of of my pain meds and doing well until about 8pm. Keep reminding myself I am in the healing process and all I need is time! My family has been great. Hubby has taken a lot on and is doing a great job. I can't wait to be back to my old self again...my next appt with my PS is this Thursday. Hoping these drains are taken out! Till then TT friends....

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Going to try and sleep in my bed tonight!

Going to try and sleep in my bed tonight!

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Hi, sexy mama, how are you feeling, is the swelling going down, hope you are felling much better. Happy healing
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Slowly going down. I have a few lymphatic messages to help move the fluid out scheduled! Thanks for checkin up on me...
Take your time, l schedule mine for may 16, do you tried the ARNICA and the BROMELAIN, ask your doctor. Feel better. :-)

I have daily updates and now weekly updates on my...

I have daily updates and now weekly updates on my YouTube channel! I am now post op day 22 and still healing. I swell up on the late afternoon and when I am most active. Starting to incorporate walking 1.5 miles 3 times a week. Watching what I eat and eating clean foods. I have dropped 16lbs since surgery and I want to loose another 25lbs. Wish me luck and check out my channel!

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I have daily updates and now weekly updates on my...

I have daily updates and now weekly updates on my YouTube channel! I am now post op day 22 and still healing. I swell up on the late afternoon and when I am most active. Starting to incorporate walking 1.5 miles 3 times a week. Watching what I eat and eating clean foods. I have dropped 16lbs since surgery and I want to loose another 25lbs. Wish me luck and check out my channel!

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Wishing you a healthy recovery. Your doing good and everyday gets a little better. I am going on 5 weeks PO this Friday 4-19-13. I had TT, lipo in pubic area, breast lift and added implants. Swelling is still there every evening like clockwork! I can't wait for it to be over. Did your insurance cover you TT? I also had gastric bypass 8/16/10 and lost 123 pounds. My insurance did approve my TT to my surprise and am very pleased with my results and grateful to my insurance for helping me get to my goal. Keep us posted. Congratulations! Your looking good!
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I have a terrible cold! Coughing and sneezing...

I have a terrible cold! Coughing and sneezing hurts my abs...

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I still watch all of your YouTube videoes. I'm One week post op today! And they def helped ease my fears!!! May you continue to heal and I hope you get the results you want soon as the swelling goes down I know that's bothered you. (( hugs)) to you!!!
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NO my insurance didn't cover my procedures. I tried but was denied after sending photos and doctor reports. Thanks so much!

What I am using for scar therapy! Watch my video.

What I am using for scar therapy! Watch my video.

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Before and after are amazing!
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Thanks!

2 words....SWELL HELL!

2 words....SWELL HELL!

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Your before and after shot is amazing. Just keep thinking...it's only going to keep getting better. Bravo
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Wow!! You look great. You are a true inspiration, I have followed your journey from the start & when I feel that my TT date is taking forever to get here I think of you & all that you have achieved, & think to myself I have nothing to complain about. Thank you for sharing your journey with us
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7 week post op and doing well. I do have an area...

7 week post op and doing well. I do have an area on my scar that is taking forever to heal. PS says if not infected just a weak spot that needs more time. Still swell up by the end of the day but I have resume almost all normal activities. Working out in the gym at a snail pace but feeling good. No ab work for another month or so which I am okay with. On have updates on my YouTube channel! Thanks for all of your support!

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Your results are amazing and I am so proud of you for all your hard work on losing weight and being so active! You're such an inspiration! I just had my TT yesterday so I can't wait to be where you're at. May God bless you on your journey and for being such positive motivation for us all. Thank you so much!
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Seriously.... is this even the same body?! Whoah! What a great transformation... you must be over the moon! Oh, and congrats on a 100lb weight loss and keeping it off! Great stuff x
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Awww, thanks! My mind is still playing catch up with my body!

8 weeks Post-op and doing well

I can't complain. I am doing fairly well. Still trying to get my energy back and sticking to a good diet. I didn't hit the gym last week because aunt flo decided to show up after being almost 3 weeks late. My tubes are tied so I knew I couldn't be preggers. I still wear my binder as needed. When I don't wear it for long periods of time I find that I am more sore by the end of the day. No change other than that! Happy Healing...

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First swimsuit post-op

Never dreamed I could wear a 2 piece. I always need to dress type swimsuit to cover my flap!

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You are doing so great!! Look great in that swim suit
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10 week update!

Doing well. Still in swell hell by the end of the night. I am working out at my local Y and do swell more if I am more active. Scar is still very pink and I am continuing using my mederma and cocoa butter. I still wear my binder here and there. Especially when I am swollen or working out. Not much else has changed. I have a 3 month post-op appt. with my PS in 2 weeks! Happy healing.

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Lookin good love!
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12 Weeks on Monday!

I had my last massage and a post-op appt. with my PS. He said everything looks good and I have no restrictions as far as physical activity is concerned. So I have decided to run my first half marathon! I will be running Feb 21st 2014 in the Disney Princess Half. I must be CRAZY! I have started training slowly. Check out my youtube channel for a VLOG update. http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSassymom82

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HOLY COW...what did I just do???

Just signed up to my first 1/2 marathon, the Disney Princess in February! Here's the kicker....I HATE HATE running!!! On a better note I am officially 12 weeks post op!

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I'm so proud of you and congratulations on signing up for that half marathon! Most importantly have fun! You only get one first half marathon! I can't wait to get back into running again. I'm 5 weeks post op and have been walking on treadmill and elliptical. I know I'm not ready to run yet so I'm being patient! Good luck with your training! Keep up the good work! :-)
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I am doing that run too...I have done the 5k there - it's a beautiful run...even at 5 in the morning!!!
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Awesome! Right now doing interval training to get used to the pounding on my knees....

12 Weeks Post-OpVideo!

Please look at my youtube channel for my 12 week update!

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