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.

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!

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

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

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

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...

New youtube video-My thoughts this week:...

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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!

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!

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...

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

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

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...

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

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!

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

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

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!.

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!

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...

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!

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.

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...

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....

Going to try and sleep in my bed tonight!

Going to try and sleep in my bed tonight!

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!

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!

I have a terrible cold! Coughing and sneezing...

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

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

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

2 words....SWELL HELL!

2 words....SWELL HELL!

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!

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...

First swimsuit post-op

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

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.

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

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!

12 Weeks Post-OpVideo!

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