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02/26/13- (1 day PO) I was so nervous about the...

02/26/13- (1 day PO) I was so nervous about the surgery! But now it's done! I will definitely post pics before and after unfortunately this Site doesn't allow me to do so with my phone.
When I can I'll go ahead and post from my laptop when I get the bandages off.
One of the requirements for leaving the hospital is that you have to urinate. Needless to say I did so 3 times between going to recovery and leaving the hospital. (Then again on my way home. )
My throat hurt and I was extremely thirsty so I was given ice chips until I was able to drink something. I did have a slight panic attack because it felt like I couldn't breathe, so the anesthesiologist gave me volume to calm me down.
My recovery nurse was new... I could tell. Which wasn't necessarily a bad thing but I actually had to tell him somethings to do.
The first and second time I went to the bathroom it was uncomfortable. I had to tell him to help me up out the recliner. By the third time I did it myself, I was moving around better. On the way back to my little space my Dr. Was bringing in another patient and his reply to me was "You don't even look like you've had surgery. "
Getting in and out of the car was uncomfortable. I noticed that after awhile I moved around good but after sitting for awhile it's uncomfortable when you first get up to walk.
I have on my garmet wrap until Thurs. When I meet with my Dr. to change the bandages so I can't see anything as of yet, but my profile looks great.
In my opinion the feeling is like doing 10 million situps back to back. Not really painful more uncomfortable. Then again I didn't have an epidural with either of my two pregnancies. So my pain tolerance could be high.
I don't feel like I need this vicoden(generic brand.) I have taken two just to see if there's a difference. I think it makes me sleepy but I did take it around 10pm/3am.

I'M FREE!!! Those drains especially the right one...

I'M FREE!!! Those drains especially the right one was so irritating. It was coming out so my skin was VERY sensitive in that area it felt like fire was being ran across that area. He had to give me a local anesthetic to remove both.
The last 8 days were trying! I thought I had made a mistake. I was so uncomfortable with the swelling. I was more uncomfortable than in pain. The last two days I've felt A LOT better! I still am swollen of course but my shape is looking good.
My scar is about 1/2 -1 in higher than what I wanted but hey it is what it is.
I'm not regular so after 5 days I took an ex lax nothing happend just a little gas. Took one the next day.... still nothing. The following day after dinner I took 2 ex lax.... OMG! Never again. I went 3 times within a couple of hours. I was scared to drink water!
I will post pics today.

I noticed yesterday when I sat down after I took...

I noticed yesterday when I sat down after I took off my cg to take a shower that I had loose skin hanging over my scar. I know I'm still a little swollen but this seems like extra skin. Is this normal?

3 years later and I'm NOT HAPPY with my Tummy tuck

So I've decided to become a Duran Doll:) I want to have a serious hourglass shape! Normally I have fuller hips and bottom. I recently lost 20-25 lbs and it took my fullness with it:(

3 years later ... Not satisfied w/tummy tuck

I've decided to become a Duran Doll????.

I received a quote from Duran!

I went through surgicoordinator and I had called and got through to someone at her extension in the DR.. Surgicoordinator replied first. My quote is $3900 for Duran. Her next available date is 01/19. I wish she had availability 12/23-01/09 because my kids are out of school:( I asked the surgicoordinator if I book that date am I stuck with it... She hasn't responded yet.

Travel buddy 01/23 Duran???

Is there anyone traveling to the DR on this date?
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