5 Weeks PO!!!!!! Slow Progress,But Still Worth It!!!!

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I am 43 years old 5'4" and 178lbs and...

I am 43 years old 5'4" and 178lbs and have spent my whole life try to please others, but now that all of my kids are grow it's all about me!!!!!!!!! My husband keeps saying I don't need this and he loves me the way I am because he doesn't know how miserable I am with this baby bump in front of me , I look 6 months pregnant... I love this site been reading the stories fo about 3 months finally got up the courage to post. Oh almost forgot I'm scheduled for a full TT, MR, and lipo flanks upper and lower back on June 18,2012. So overly excited can't wait!!!!!

Hello everyone. My day is getting closer and I...

Hello everyone. My day is getting closer and I just got up the nerve to post pictures,but I can't seem to do it. Can I upload pictures from my IPad or do I have to use the desktop? HELP!!!!!!

Ok ladies i just added some photos. I think I did...

Ok ladies i just added some photos. I think I did it right... Anyway tomorrow is the big day for me so wish me luck!!!! No turning back now!!! I got everything done,brought all my supplies, did all the grocery shopping, and my recliner is being delivered at 12:30 pm. I am fortunate enough to say that my mom lives with me and my husband so she is going to take care of me,but we will make my husband think he is doing it... LOL!!!!!! I love my man to death but he will drive me crazy if Iam sick.... I'm waiting on the Dr. office to call me with my time I hope it's early cause I don't know if I can go without food or water for 12 hours. Goodluck to all the ladies going in tomorrow...... I'm going to send up extra prayers for us all!!!! Talk to you ladies tomorrow from the FLAT side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well ladies today is my day. Yayyyyy !!!!!! I'm so...

Well ladies today is my day. Yayyyyy !!!!!! I'm so excited. I'm kinda bummed because my surgery isn't until 3:30pm,and I can't have anything to eat or drink for the rest of the day. Oh well the price we pay for beauty.....anyway guess i'll just lay around and watch t.v till 3:30. Sending up prayers for everyone going in today!!!! See you ladies on the FLAT SIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I made it to the Flatside!!!!!!!! My surgery was a...

I made it to the Flatside!!!!!!!! My surgery was a breeze. I went in at 3:00pm and was back home at 7:30. The first couple of days was a little rough, I'm not feeling any pain because I have a pain pump only soreness in my abs and back from the lipo. Ladies if your Dr uses the pain pump get it's so worth the money. I had my post op today and my stomach looks so good it's a little swollen but I love. I took pictures but have to get on the desk top to post them. I want to watch the Miami Heat win the Championship tonight , but I'm scared I might bust a stitch.... LOL!!!!!!!! Oh I have not had a BM yet but lots of gas... The key to beating this is to get up and walk the more you move around the better you will feel. Your body will tell you when to rest so don't over do it!!!! Happy healing to all for now.

Today is day 4. I'm doing pretty good, I was...

Today is day 4. I'm doing pretty good, I was having really bad back aches. I couldn't sleep in the recliner because I couldn't find a comfortable position and my back was killing me the first couple of days. I couldn't sleep in my bed because it's to high so I ended up in bed with my mom... Lol!!!! Now since everything is getting easier I'm back in the recliner. I stopped taking the demoral for pain on day two. I only take Tylenol for the soreness not really in pain because of my pain pump I am numb in my belly waist and hips. Getting the pump and drains removed on Monday we'll see what happens then Lol!!! My hubby has been a real tropper, he has really stepped up his game. I love the way he has been taking care of me. I'm going to try to post pictures later. Happy healing to all!!!!!!

Ok, so today makes day 6 PO. I had my pain pump...

Ok, so today makes day 6 PO. I had my pain pump removed today, but I still have these darn drains. They will be coming out this week... Prayerfully!!! So anyway I'm going through the depression stage been crying for everything and very mean to my hubby when I know he is doing his best to take care of me!!! I love him and I'm going to have to do something really nice for him when this is over. So now I can't find a comfortable position to sit in or lay in every thing hurts my back this is the only pain I have. Any suggestions? I can't sleep in bed or recliner!!!! Tonight I'm going to try to take something the Dr gave me to sleep. Wish me luck!!! Happy Healing to all!!!!

Today is 7 days PO for me and I'm doing pretty...

Today is 7 days PO for me and I'm doing pretty good. I was having lots of back pain yesterday but I took the advice you ladies gave me and I slept soooooo good last night. Thanks to the ladies for this site I can truly say that anytime I'm having a problem I just post on here and someone always gives me an answer. I truly thank GOD for all of you and the support that are freely able to offer each other when needed. May GOD bless each and everyone of you. Happy Healing:)

Hello ladies. Today makes day 10 PO and I finally...

Hello ladies. Today makes day 10 PO and I finally starting to feel a little normal. I had a little scare yesterday when one of my drains started leaking fluid all down my leg. I called my Dr and he told to calm down and come in the morning and he will remove them,so as of 9:00 this morning I'm drain free!!!!!! Yayyyyyyyyy!!!! I'm moving around a lot better without those darn drains.. After my Dr's appt my hubby took me to lunch and we hung out a little,but boy was I tired when I got home. It's like my body goes into shut down everyday at the same time. Is that normal? I'm still real swollen but you can see a big difference in my figure. My tummy is no longer sitting on my lap... Lol!!! I'm tired of sleeping in this recliner so I may try to sleep in my bed tonight. I miss having his warm body next to me,among other things:) but I'm not ready for that yet!!! Lol!!! Any whoo I'm just taking it easy and trying to do what the Dr says so that I can have excellent results, don't want to rush it. I retired from my job in January so I don't have to rush back to work so I'm just going to relax and heal!!!! Happy Healing to all!!!!!!!!

Hello ladies.... Today is day 15 PO and I have...

Hello ladies.... Today is day 15 PO and I have been having this fluid draining and running down my legs. I thought it was normal until it started to have a foul odor to it. This has been going on for a couple of days now. I emailed the photos of the wound to my Dr so I have to go see him at 2:00pm today. Other than that I have been doing ok I guess. I try not to do to much because I get tired really fast. I started driving of Friday and did some Arrands with my mom on Tuesday. I think that I may doing to much to soon so I'm going to try to slow down and relax. I am also in the swell hell stage of my recovery. It seems like my progress is at a stand still but I don't regret any of this. I'm just going to keep my eyes on the prize, which is a flat belly. Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better!!!!!!! This is still worth all the suffering for me!!!!!!! Happy Healing to all:)

Hello ladies it's been a few weeks since I last...

Hello ladies it's been a few weeks since I last updated so let me start off by saying this has been one hell of a ride. I was doing pretty good until about two weeks ago my incision started to open up. I thought I had an infection but my Dr. said that sometimes happens with the larger tummy tucks. I was ok with that until a hole started to open up and now you can see right into my incision I can even see some of the dissolvable stitches inside of me. I called my Dr. and he had me to come in to check it out. He told me that everything is ok and my incision has to heal from the inside out,so now I'm walking around with a huge hole in my incision. My stomach is still numb so there is no pain I just have to keep the wound clean and dry which is hard because it's draining and i have to keep guaze on it. On a good note I am back sleeping in my bed and I now wear spanx during the day and my CG at night. The swelling comes and goes. my Dr. says I still have lots of swelling so I'm patiently waiting for my final results.All in all I am still very satisfied with my decision to do this and I did a lot of research and read lots of posts on this site so I was prepared for anything. I am posting some new photos of the good and the bad to help someonelse who may need it.Laides keep you head up and be prepared for anything because through all of this I'm still loving my new tummy and the I look in my clothes even with all the swelling and guaze on my incision.....It's still WORTH IT!!!!
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