Today is Apr 24,2012 exactly 2 days until my surgery! I'm so excited and nervous.... I am 40 yrs old 5'8 219 lbs all belly because I love my other curves I do workout about 3 days a week and lost a total of 38 lbs and still trying to lose more. I'm going to get a tummy tuck plus lipo on my love handles, lower and upper back. I am traveling from Maryland to Miami to get my procedure done by a well known, respected PS after thorough reasearch and a virtual consult and 1000 phone calls to his office I decided he is the doctor that can provide me with outstanding results, I had also seen some of the stories on here and decided that 2012 will be my year of transformation starring me LOL.
I am a mother of 2 beautiful children ages 13 and 5, with a Supportive Hubby, and like many others always putting my family first and me second when I had first decided to do this it was about 5 years ago but then I got pregnant for the last time with my 5 year old son then through the tough economy and problems I decided to put it on hold and concentrate on what I felt was more important than me and that is to provide for my family. Then in 2011 I started to think about it again and decided to do it and once again re-decided to re-design my kitchen which turned out beautiful but I'm still here with this nice kitchen and this oversize APRON...LOL that I do not need. I have a girlfriend who has done this 3 years and constantly was on me all the time "When are you going to do this for your self and I would always say Im going to do it this year and then this year turn into another year and another year and it was not ever going to happen until I decided 2012 was going to be my year I feel so guilty about doing this it almost seems like a guilty pleasure, I could be doing something else is constantly in my head but I always wanted this and of course to make matters worst I am traveling out of state for 10 days I have never been away from my family this long...My hubby constantly makes me feel bad about leaving so many days I wish so much they could come but unfortunately kids are in school and he can not take off for these amount of days and I did not want to wait until smack dead summer to have this procedure. No Way was that going to happen.
I have been on real self for a few months following other journeys and viewing thier transformation and very proud how we are so supportive to each other on this site. I am really nervous about putting pics up here because I am so not liking my apron but Im going to do it so that you guys can share my journey of transformation with me and maybe I can help someone else who may be considering doing this surgery as well.