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I am a mother of 2. Im 32 years old. I had my...

I am a mother of 2. Im 32 years old. I had my first child at 17 and ended up with toxemia and completely stretched my skin to the max. I never bounced back from that. I go in for the TT im the morning. Ive been reading the blogs for almost a week now and find them helpful. My nerves are on edge. Im affraid I am not going to get the results I want. But anything has to me better than the muffin top. I'll try to keep an update on here as much as I can. I know everyones stories have helped me.

1day post op and I feel great. Im trying to post...

1day post op and I feel great. Im trying to post pics from my phone. I have a pic from before I went in and a pic from this morning. My PS performed a miracle. Im still swollen of course but the difference is huge!

Post Op Day 2 So far this morning is going good....

Post Op Day 2
So far this morning is going good. I drank prune juice yesterday and it worked. worked better than I expected. I can't figure out how to post pics from my phone. I'll try to get my husband to do it on the laptop. even though I can't stand up straight I can tell a miracle has been performed. I love my new tummy and can't wait to get dressed. I even asked my husband if we could go to the up coming military ball so I could show off my new body. Huge change in my attitude. I hated getting out of bed because I new I would have to get dressed. Now it's exact opposite. Im ready for shopping! I hope and pray everyone is having a safe recovery.

Post op day 3 Last night I tried to take a shower...

post op day 3
Last night I tried to take a shower and that was the worst thing I could have done. I don't think I have ever been in that much pain. I can't wait until I can just stand straight up. I feel so bad for asking my husband and kids for everything. I will most def make it up to them after recovery. As of now there are absolutely no regrets. Im just sitting in my recliner and my self esteem is sky high. I can't wait to get out in public!!! Hope everyone is have a great recovery!

Day 4 post op Things seem so much better. I can...

day 4 post op
Things seem so much better. I can almost stand up straight. I actually got up and went to the bathroom by myself and then made a pot of coffee. That wore me out. My son ended up having to pour my coffee after it was done brewing. He even gave me my shot in the leg. Bless his heart (he hates needles) Im at the frustrating stage where I want to start doing everything on my own. I want to get dressed and go for a nice walk outside but reality says no. I am going to take another shower tonight and try to take more pics. Happy healing everyone.

5 days post op Well the emotions are starting to...

5 days post op
Well the emotions are starting to kick in. I completely went into this with a pos attitude thinking there is no way I could get depressed. But I am. It's not the fact that I had the surgey but it's just the sitting around part. The healing process sucks so bad. I love my new tummy and I want to be able to go out in the world and show off. Since I had my son 15 years ago I haven't wanted to be social due to the "battle of the bulge". Now I want to try on dresses and shirts that I don't have to worry about them being long enough to cover the "hump". This is the frustrating part of the healing process. I hope that many of you that go through this prepare yourself better then me. I think actually Im more bored than anything. Hope everyone is healing well.

1week post op I can't believe how time has just...

1week post op
I can't believe how time has just flown by. I see my PS for the first time since surgery tomorrow. I am not looking forward to driving and sitting in an office. But I'm sure it will be fine. At this point in recovery I still can't bend over to pick things up and my back hurts the most. I do the best in the mornings with getting around but I get tired very fast. I really miss sitting at the dinner table with my husband and kids. Everynight we say our prayers at dinner and play some type of game(monopoly cards, or apples to apples) For the last week Ive really felt like an outcast. I just have to keep it positive and think about this new body. Soon I wont be an outcast and I will be out doing things more and be completely involved with all school activities and my husband's work dinners and parties. Those are the things that ugly piece of skin kept me from wanting to do. Sorry, but I just felt the need to vent a little. Im feeling so couped up. Hope everyone is healing well! Speedy recovery to all!

New Journey...

I am about to start a new journey with Gastric Bypass. The emotions of waiting and doing all the tests necessary is really getting to me. As soon as I get all the testing done then I can get a surgery date.

Pins and needles

I am on such an emotional roller coaster waiting for the insurance to approve the gastric bypass. All test have been done and sent to the insurance. Just the waiting game now. So many emotions going on. I'm starting to get really scared about vitamin deficiencies and hair loss. Ahhhhh!

Surgery date is set!

My surgery date has been set for December 22nd. It's going to be a crappy feeling Christmas but I think it will also be the best Christmas present I have ever got. Now I'm just going through the nerves of "oh my goodness what if I die on the table?" That would be the worst Christmas my family could have. Other than hypertension I am in fairely good health so I think I'm just having surgery jitters. As of right now I'm just trying to stay busy.
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