38 Yrs Old. Mommy Make over - Halifax, NS
Excited to get a figure back. 2 pregnancies. Will...
Less than 2 weeks and I'm getting nervous!!
8 more days!
7 more sleeps!!!!
I am wondering how much of a set back the recovery time is on muscle tone and weight management. I like to do a workout most days of the week....
Other than finding things to do to pass the time until hubby gets home I'm ready!
Got my call from the office today!
3 more sleeps!
My 19 year old daughter is coming with us but my 17 year old son will stay home as he has school. He's not thrilled with me for doing this and is feeling nervous. Makes me feel bad.
Not feeling nervous tonight but I'm sure it will hit me tomorrow or Tuesday when we head to the city for the night.
I am so thankful for the supportive people on this site. Certainly feel like I have a solid knowledge of what to expect. I'm ready. May the next few days go by quickly and uneventfully...don't wanna break anything or get sick!
Day 2 post op
But within hours the pain did subside and I found I could take deeper breaths and reach with my arms. Goin to pee was not fun at all... But each time did get a bit better. Through the night I perked up, ate a little and my spirits came up a bit as well. By the next morning I was able to hobble to our truck ( which is very high so we brought a step stool) get in quite easily and the hour ride home was nice.
So the first few hours may be very scary but just know that it gets better with every hour! I'm halfway thru day 2 and I'm eating a bit more and noticing a big difference in pain level. I know I have a ways to go. But it's tolerable at this point.
I consider myself kinda tough but found the first few hours rough. It's ok to admit that it was a bit scary. I don't want to scare anyone from doing this. I want to prepare them for what they might feel at first but that it quickly passes!
Numbness and swelling post op day 4
7 days post op.
8 days post op
I sure hope it comes back soon!
On a brighter note, I feel so much better and haven't needed any pain meds in the last 24 hours. Hope everyone is doing well :)
14 Day Post Op!
Forgot to ask when I can start exercising again so I will have to call and find out. I don't have to go back for 6 weeks!
I weigh less than I did pre op by a few pounds. Still have a little swelling by my incision. The feeling is coming back too.
I feel like I'm close to being back to normal. Other than sneezing. That still hurts.
I went from less than an A cup to a D cup. Wasn't expecting that. But I'm good with it. Getting used to them :)
Almost 5 weeks post op!
My boobies seem to be settled nicely. I think they fit my body just right! Not too big, not too small.
My tummy tuck incision is also coming along. Pretty flat, not puckered looking. Just needs to fade out.
My weight since surgery has always been under my pre surgery weight. I thought that was weird. I was worried about gaining where I can't exercise. But really it's only been 5 weeks.
Looking at my body, I can say I still have post baby- weight gain issues but man, I can live with it. I took care of th biggies and feel so much better in my own skin. Even better than before babies because I didn't value it then like I do now.
I sure appreciate that my hubby understood my feelings and made it possible. Maybe he did it because he was tired of listening to me complain about it... No doubt it was both :)
A few more pics
My incision shows on the hips when I have a bikini or undies on.. I could manage to cover them but I don't like to hike the sides up. In all honesty, Im not too worried about the scar. When the swelling is gone it will be quite discreet. When I'm puffed up it seems to jump out at you but this is just temporary.
Almost 3 months post op
My belly still puffs up pretty good. People don't see it but man I can feel it without looking... It gets like a pins and needles kind of feeling. I'm still really numb down the middle. Dr said my lipo results are good but won't be final results until around 6 months. I'm happy with how it all looks.
My boobies are nice and natural looking. Soft and settled. They were actually the least important to me out of the three procedures but ended up making the most difference in how I look and feel. Clothes look way better with boobs. I literally was flat. They balance out my body. Love having them :) although it truly took me a couple months to "bond" with them. I felt uncomfortable with them at first. Sounds silly but I felt like they made me look trashy out in public. I wasn't expecting to have emotional issues with them but I've gotten past it and we're all good!
My tummy tuck was worth it...I also went thru some mixed emotions with it. I look waaaay better but I think I was disappointed for a bit. Not sure what I was expecting. Results still aren't final but I can say that my loose roll is gone and I do not miss it!
Honestly, this has been life changing. An unexpected emotional rollercoaster. It made me realize that all of these years I thought changing these few things would make me happy with my body and the obsession would go away. Changing these things made it clear that I wasted a lot of years thinking way to much about how I looked. Yes I look better. Yes I am happy. But I was not worth less before and I was the only one who made me feel bad about it. I truly wish that others could get what I feel right now. Save them years of self abuse.
I will post some pics shortly.
Hope everyone is healing physically and emotionally :)
A year and a half post op
Very happy with my consult! Very informative and helpful in deciding what needs to be done. Now I'm post op and can say that he is a great surgeon. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable during the whole process! He takes his time with you as does his staff. I highly recommend him!