41 Yrs Old, Had 2 *10# Baby C-sections, Yo-yo Dieter W PCOS and Fat Only in Midsection/E Cup Boobs - Memphis, TN
After much deliberation I'm going w Dr Dan Shell...
Buying Supplies- Getting in Better Shape 6 wks to go!
Down 10# in one week
4 Days Pre Op
Today I'm doing last min running around. Buying post op comfort supplies, snacks, etc. Excited and anxious. Buying pillows to hug in case I sneeze, ordered a recliner, getting iron, prune juice, organic crackers, etc. Will post pre and post op pics soon.
Tomorrow is The BIG DAY!!!
Wrapped and Swollen
1 month post op
My TT was drain free so I'm oozing all of my "fluid" out of incisions. Major oozing. Be ready to spend $$$ on medical supplies. Medipore is great for securing gauze and dressings. My breast redux is great. They already look great. The scars are smooth and blending unbelievably soon. Got stitches removed 3 days ago. I got an infection from bathing too soon. Not fun. Fever, sweats, chills, major fatigue and discomfort added to the oozing everywhere (soiling everything) and TT scar being an angry, swollen, itching Python wrapped around my waist.
Belly button still gross but drying out (good news). I can use my abs now. Lipo results are starting to show more. My waist is dramatically cinched.
Energy lows are another side effect. Even without taking meds I fall asleep in the middle of a thought... Body just shuts down from exhaustion. Be ready. Supplements aren't helping me, personally that I can tell.
Love my PS. We text each other and he will meet you at the office even on Sat and Sun. I love that peace of mind.
So far so good now that I'm past hellish weeks 2-3.
Healing and revisions going well
I still have pubic swelling which I will address at my Sep 1 appt. My breasts are healing well but nipples are still numb. :(
Dr Shell is awesome. Very personable, patient and informative. I love his bedside manner. His staff is the best! We are on a first name, nick name level now. They tolerate my many calls and questions and have been very supportive and informative since the first contact. I am looking forward to my no-drain TT! My 2 children who were born 20 months apart, both weighing a few ounces shy of 10# (each), requiring C-section births, wreaked havoc on my tummy. I'm ready to get my bikini lifestyle on! I'm 5'5, 210# (tone and muscular except in tummy area- 7 mos preg looking if I don't suck in, which I ALWAYS do- even in the shower alone!). Hypertension, migraines, periodic asthma, anxiety and small vessel disease (w small brain lesions) are my health issues. Aiming for 20# weigh loss before surgery. I'm a carboholic and the PCOS makes me a sugar addict, but we'll see what results my workout routine can yield!