Hey Hunny Beez!
Hope you all are doing well! I figured I’d update u ladies today b/c I’m sure I will be stuffing my face w/ some good ole grub tomorrow. Thanksgiving Day will be my official 3 month mark, WHOOP WHOOP!!! OH HOW THANKFUL I AM!
So I scheduled a follow-up appt. and I will be seeing Dr. Salama on Dec 11th! It’s weird b/c I can’t wait to see him and Nancy, and Cynthia, and my girl Eileen! They truly become ur long lost EPS family, lol. We will be discussing my progress thus far, revisions and much more. My bf asked me where he gonna take the fat from now, implying I'm getting too "skinny". I told him I'm cool with him lipo'ing my tummy, back and flanks again, and if that's not enough he can go for my juicy inner thighs. But I'll be flying down the night before, I’ll be the 1st appt. of the day so I can chill and relax for a moment before I go back home. Feel free to hit me up if you will be there around that time, I plan on renting a car again too.
On to other news…
Body: Same ole, nothing has changed for the better or the worse. Still get itch attacks. Still got that tight skin being stretched feeling. And I still weigh 177 lbs. (same weight since 2 weeks PO) surely it can’t still be swelling, right?!?! After Thanksgiving I will be working hard tryna get back to 166 lbs.
Garments: Attempted my 2 week BigBootyTinyWaist slim down with the Bally’s slimming belt and Squeem vest, but I’m not consistently working out right now (DON’T JUDGE ME) so I will pick it back up on Dec 1st. My plan is to wear the slimming belt directly over my skin and wear my Squeem vest over that for two weeks. I also plan to hit the gym regularly and eat way cleaner so I can actually see results. I have a Bally's zipper slimming belt (see pic) and a Bally's Velcro slimming belt. I love the zipper slimming belt b/c it has 3 zipper settings and it’s longer so it covers more of my torso and back. BUTTTTT, it’s not tight (even on the 3rd row); I can’t adjust the tightness like I can with the Velcro one. I’m not complaining though, that’s a good problem to have if you ask me; my waist must be smaller than I thought.
Sitting: Been sitting a lot lately and she’s still there! Went to see “Bad Grandpa” over the weekend and sat on my rolled up fleece blanket and was cool. When I got up my lower back didn’t hurt too bad this time around. When I sit for an extended period, my lower back and butt tends to get tight. U know I still measured once I got home, she holding strong at 48 ½". Still sitting on my homemade booty pillow at work. Had a conference call the other day, I couldn’t take it at my desk, so I had to sit on my booty for 30 minute conference call! It doesn’t hurt to sit, just feels weird, I can’t explain it, feel like a foreign substance is in your ass, lol.
Boyfriends: This 3 month ass ain't a game!! OMG, The sex 3 months PO is THE TRUTH!!! I'm not gonna go into too much detail, although I wish I could give ya'll the juicy blow-by-blow, but let's just say I had my bf ass weak in the knees and stuttering—LITERALLY! I thought I was with Rain Man for a second, LMAO! Afterwards, I was like, “So what was up with all that stuttering; sounding like “Der yes Der” off of Major Payne?” He laughed and was like, “You know u got that good –ish.” I started laughing and nodded my head and said, “This is true.” You know I gotta toot my own horn every now and then! *TOOT TOOT*
BF#2 is craving his next fix, he a fiend on the low for me, LOL! He was tryna go with me to Aventura for my follow up appt., but he just got a new job and can’t take off yet. I’m not mad though, I kind of want some solo HunnyWingZ time; I’m looking forward to sleeping in that plush king size bed ALONE! But you know BF#2 and I will get it in very soon. ;-)
Tips/Pointers/Wisha, Coulda, Woulda’s:
~Cabbage Soup Diet: I did this 7 day diet 2 weeks before leaving for Aventura and that is how I dropped the last of my weight so quickly (I lost 12 lbs. during those 7 days, gained 3 of them back the following week). I made some small changes and tweaks to the diet so it would fit my taste; I’ll tighten that up and post it at a later date for those interested in dropping up to 10 pounds in 7 days.
~Make sure u take people that love you and that care for you, the real you, it will make ur recovery so much better. I was fortunate enough to have my mom stay the whole time in Aventura and my best friend/ sister there for the first five days. My mom cooked my meals and was my SOLE SUPPORT SYSTEM thru the massages and when my bf started acting up. My mom and bestie took turns waking up with me so I could walk around, made sure I was drinking, eating and taking my meds. They helped me pee in the cup the first couple of days PO, even with my bad aim. My bestie bathed me, fed me, and just showed me so much compassion and love, and I will always love and respect her. We are even closer now than b4 my sx. GOT ME TEARING UP JUST THINKING BACK! But the recovery is no joke, it will try and kick ur ass only IF u let it, so make sure u got the right ones with u. I cried like a baby when my bestie went back home.
~REMAIN POSITIVE! If shit is fucking up around u that's outta ur control, DO NOT stress about it; u can’t control all situations and circumstance, but u can always control how you react to them. I learned to not sweat the small stuff and guess what, people and things eventually all got with the program.
~Set ur room/area up b4 sx. I had my pillows and chux waiting so all I had to do was lie my drugged up ass down! I cut a trash bag up and laid that down first, then my pillows, laid a sheet over pillows and lots of chux disposable pads over pillows. I found the most comfortable ways to lie were with pillows under my whole midsection, starting right under my boobs and going down to my knees. I’m actually lying like that right now typing this on my phone.
~Baby wipes will be ur best friend.
~"Gopher" stick will be ur 2nd best friend. It’s a grabber that extends. U will not be able to bend and grab things and all kinds of shit will fall, trust me. I still keep my gopher handy (see pic).
~Plastic kitchen serving spoon: I use to scratch my back in the middle of the night. Slides perfectly btwn garment and t shirt for the best relief. And I have one at my desk, lol (see pic)!
~Wish I woulda left my bf at home the whole time I was in Aventura, instead of having him come out the last 5 days.
~Wish I would drilled to Dr. Salama the morning of sx that the right side of my body is bigger than the left (everything—my eye, my boob, my arm, my thigh and my foot—MY WHOLE DAMN RIGHT SIDE) so add more fat to my left cheek and lipo my right side a lil more aggressively. My cheeks are currently a lil uneven as u already know from previous post.
~Wish I woulda added more toning and strength training to my pre-op workouts instead of focusing so much on cardio and dropping the weight. Now I got even more loose skin to tone and tighten (i.e. tummy, arms, thighs and back).
~I totally over packed! I brought some stuff and didn't even use it, so the things I did use most were, chux disposable pad, maxi pads, cocoa butter, Neosporin, Extra strength Benadryl gel, medical tape, gauze, CarMax, sports bras, maxi dresses, footies, robe, 2 big panties, hoodie and DIAL soap. I’m not saying this is ALL I used, but this is what I used the MOST.
~Pop 1 1/2 Percocet b4 massages (I was tryna pop 2, but my momma wouldn’t let me, lol). You MUST prepare ur mind mentally, and take deep breaths during massage. It’s going to hurt like a mo’fo but u will feel better afterwards.
~Self-Massage at least twice a day. When I’m in the shower, I love to take the bar of soap and massage my tummy, sides and back in clockwise small circles and then long strokes from the top to pubic area. Our lymphatic systems secrete toxins and fluid via urine. I can recall in Aventura, I always had to pee after my massages w/ Eileen; one time I had to pee during and after massage. Eileen is a beast! I’m actually looking forward to my massage w/ her when I go for my 3 month follow-up appt.
~PeePee Bag: Ziploc bag with big Styrofoam cup. Handy for when u go out. Pee in cup, dump pee, use ur baby wipes to get clean, rinse ur pee cup, put dry paper towels in cup, return to Ziploc bag and ur finished. Just wash ur hands of course.
Remember ladies, diamonds go thru the fire b4 they come out shining and blinging! ;-) It will all be worth it in the end, I promise! “Anything in life worth having is worth working for!” ~Andrew Carneige
Enjoy your turkey day ladies! Don’t eat too much now; gluttony is a sin, LOL, but seriously.