I was 132lbs when I was 17yrs old. I got pregnant a weighed 158lbs just before delivery. I lost back to 145lbs and had just one stretch mark. When he was two we decided to have another baby. That resulted in twins. I was 163lbs prior to delivery with them. My belly was covered with stretch marks after the twins. I had to have an emergency c-section. I got to 201lbs when the twins where three years old. I decided I needed to change. I was in an emotionally abusive marriage and probably a little depressed. I am an emotional eater. So divorce and dieting is what I needed. I started losing weight which was very easy. I lost 40lbs in just three months. I guess it was stress. Then I got accepted into the nursing program. I continued to loose weight I got down to 142lbs but still had the nasty skin that hangs over my scar. I kept the weight off for about 4 years. I was very happy and moved on with my life. Then I got pregnant again. I gained more weight with him then with the twins. I was 173lbs when I delivered via c-section. I lost 14lbs right after delivery. But put it back on and then some. I weighted 185lb when I decided I wanted to lose weight and have a tummy tuck. I now weigh 162-165 depending on the day. It is so hard now trying to lose weight now. I wanted to be 145lbs before my tummy tuck. That is not going to happen. I just paid for my tummy tuck Friday.
I had my first consultation in Feb. I hadn’t done any research at that time. I absolutely loved the doctor. I was there for like 2 hours talking to him and his assistant and looking at before and after pictures. I didn’t even want to go see anyone else. I couldn’t sleep I was so excited and nervous at the same time. My biggest fear is leaving my children motherless for something that isn’t necessary. But I am going to do it. Then I ran across this website. I took everyone’s advice on here and went to two other PS for consultations. I liked them as well but not as much as the first PS. They were not as expensive as the first PS. I scheduled another consultation with the first PS because I had questions after doing some research. He says I will be able to wear a string bikini if I want after the tummy tuck. I just hope he is as good as he sounds. I told him he makes a good salesman. I paid my deposit and scheduled by surgery. I was hoping I would get motivated to lose more weight after paying that money but I am still having trouble. My biggest area is my butt now. I swear in quadrupled when I was pregnant. LOL. I saw a lady at his office last week. She was 3 weeks post op she looked great in her jeans. She has lost 10lbs since her surgery. She said the pain wasn’t as bad as she expected. She would do it again. I can’t wait!
I have to be at the surgery center @6am on 11/16/10. I will be staying at a hotel for 2 nights because I live 2 hours from his office. He wants me to be close in case I need anything. I was going to have to hire a RN but my boyfriend is a paramedic so my PS agreed to let him take care of me which saved $800.00. He said I will have a pain pump, phenergan, and dilaudid suppositories and PO meds. I don’t like to take pain medication. But I’m sure I will need it. I will have a foley catheter and IV fluids the first night at the hotel. I will go in the next morning for a post op appointment. I will have a walker to go home with. I am going to be off of work for 4weeks since I’m a RN my job requires a lot of heavy lifting. I am not as nervous as I used to be I am at peace with my decision to do this and the MD I choose. I can’t wait. I am a little worried because I do not exercise I don’t have time. I have lots of help my boyfriend is taking off a 1 ½ weeks to take care of me. My 10 yrs old and 8 yr old twins are a big help. They can’t wait to take care of me. My mom will also be helping out. What advice do you guys have for supplies I should get and need? What should I wear to the surgery center?