so I've stalked you all long...
so I've stalked you all long enough that I think its only fair to introduce myself ! My name is Char and this site has been such a big help for me as I'm sort of private with certain things.I was on here until 3am last night!
I am 28 years old and I have made the decision to go through with the tummy tuck procedure. I don't have any children (not planning on it) yet my stomach hangs so darn low that it depresses me! I know in my heart that doing this I will feel more confident in my clothing. I was originally going to go with Dr. Cortez however he has so many bad reviews that I just cant ignore. I feel as if I would be one of those patients because things that don't happen to everyone else usually happens to me (good and bad) so ive decided to go with Dr. Cochran in Georgia. He has awesome reviews and I would love to see what he can do for me! I live in California so I will have to travel to him. (this alone makes me nervous because I'm not sure how that would go after my procedure) Have any of you ladies traveled after the procedure? if so can you please help me? Not sure how long id have to stay. I'm currently waiting on Gail to respond to my email. Based off of you ladies, his rates are pretty good, as I was expecting to pay $12,000 with Dr. Cortez in TX. I'm sooooooo nervous and nothing has even happened yet. I really hope I go through with it. Horrid pictures coming soon as its only right! :)
Just touched down to ATL ... yaaaaaaaaaas I can...
Just touched down to ATL ... yaaaaaaaaaas I can feel the flat side nearing lol ... I'll be here with family and friends for the next few days before surgery! This should be fun.... we are about to go eat now , can I just have one drink or no ? This is going to be very hard especially with NYE right around the corner ...
4 Jan 2017
Day of treatment
My preop was today , drove to Columbus from Atlanta ... now I will admit that the area was sketchy, I thought my GPS was inaccurate as I wasn't expecting that type of area however everyone was very nice to me... Dr.Cochran was very nice and they answered all of my questions...he didn't talk much as all the other ladies stated but he was still patient ... you can sooooo tell that's he's not new to this lol.... I will admit that I feel much better still very nervous , but now I'm not wondering ... they gave me my meds to take at 6:30 in the morning I'm at the CVS now waiting to fill my precription .. got checked in to my room and everything is set up for me once I get there from surgery ... I had to drive back to Atlanta because I flew someone in , then we are driving back out there ...I'm going to be so tired ... welp I'll post some more photos tonight ... this is almost it!
I've Made It to the Flat Side Ladies!
Hey ladies, so I've had my tummy tuck procedure... couldn't sleep for
nothing last night ... so I was ready to get the day started ... took
my medicine at 630 as instructed (helped sigh nausea) I was scheduled to
arrive at 7:25 however I was there 7:13 (I'm never on time for
anything) hahahha. They opened the door for me and I'm not going to lie
... I had major BGs ... I told them I must get to a restroom ASAP the
nurse said she understood and pointed me in the right direction. So
after I finished I went into a room where they took photos and gave me a
shot in the booty... it did sting but it wasn't bad ... from there they
led me into the operation room ... they usually put the IV in the neck
however because Of my large breast they said the arm would be better ...
from there she dripped that medicine and I felt so sleepy all of a
sudden then I was OUT... I did wake up but it wasn't bad, it felt like a
dream and the moment they heard me making noise they administered some
more and I was out until the end. I remember bits and pieces of the rest
... but I def remember how nice they were to me... I don't remember the
car ride to the room ...as of right now I feel fine but once I'm
attempting to stand its very Painful ...it burns !
I don't have a recliner so I'm in a bed I've gotten the getting in
but not the getting out ... it hurts so bad ... I cried today out of
frustration ... the doctor said he took 15 pounds whoa that's a lot
???????? it's 12:15 and I'm so sleepy drugged up. My drains are clogged
like even when I milk them ..: so I'll be calling about that first thing
in the morning. I made it ladies , now it's time to recover! Thank you
all for your prayers ...
Top of the morning - Day 3
So I'm 3 days post op! Oh boy has it been a journey already lol ... I know I sound like the other women as now I believe now that we all go through the exact same feelings ... I regretted this surgery for the past two days ... and more than likely I'll probably regret it again! But as of right now, I'm ok . Pain is bareable, the hardest thing for me has been keeping my body so close to not disrupt the incision ... it's a burning feeling that I just can't tolerate if I move a certain way. It hurts sooooooo bad I can not imagine doing this alone. I would NOT have been able to! My period randomly started on day 1 and Cochran has me so tight that I can not reach to wipe myself! Tmi but it's the truth.I have to move very very very slow ... this surgery has completely stopped me! Not even slow me down but STOPPED me. I have been getting great rest and those Percocet aren't any joke ... one minute I'm up next minute I'm sleep in my soup hahaha! I have horrible gas that won't pass and I'm day 3 no bowel movement. I feel like if you stick a fork in me , I'll pop! The walker has been my saving grace! You will need one .... I would not be inspired to get up if I didn't have one, as the support is so needed and this back pain is just horrible. The drains aren't that bad to me. I just can't wait to feel like I'm not splitting in half!! Ugh it hurts so bad <br />Cochran is amazing , my incision is genius ... the man is amazing and so far I do not regret traveling from California and accommodating my stay here in Georgia.. I've spent most of the money on hotel stay. I'm at the Fairfield Marriot (they are amazing) I think I've requested over 20 extra towels 6 extra pillows and little things here and there, they haven't grown irritated yet! they even had a wheelchair waiting for me after I left my surgery and arrived back to the room. One of their employees helped me out the car and wheeled me to my room, they really didn't have to. I was so out of it but I remember how sweet they were here at the hotel as well as at the doctors office.My follow up appointment is on Tuesday and I'm planning to go home on Wednesday to finish recovering