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I am a mother of an amazing, beautiful 20 month...

I am a mother of an amazing, beautiful 20 month old daughter. Since my childbirth my abdomen has never bounced back the way I thought it would. I am about 5ft 2" 120 lbs but I have an umbilical hernia that makes my innie if the past look like a button sticking out "weird" My muscle separation seems pretty significant and gives my belly that 5 month pregnant look. I am pretty petite and my daughter was 9lbs which I think was just too big for my body to recover. I never thought I would be brave enough to have an "elective"surgery done, but when day after day you are just so unhappy with how you look, it's pretty upsetting. I think I could have even dealt with never having to wear a bikini again, but when you feel uncomfortable in your everyday clothes it start to wear on you.. "Pardon the pun" :) anyway Im scheduled for feb 1! I am more nervous than I have ever been. I have feelings or worry about complications to pain management to my daughter not understanding why I won't he able to lift her and hold her. A million worries go through my head. I guess this is normal and par for the course.

I can't believe that I have 3 days to go before ...

I can't believe that I have 3 days to go before my surgery. I keep getting butterflies when I think about the surgery. I keep getting emotional about my daughter... She is 20 months old and I just love her more than anything in the world. I have never even slept away from her since she was born. I have to stay over night and even that is getting to me. I keep trying to get excited but the nerves just get the best of me. Im generally a worrier so this is no different. I'm glad to be on this site because there is so much information and its comforting to share experiences. I think the most surprising thing I have learned on this site us how very long peoples swelling seems to last. That I am not looking forward to. I know the recovery is going to be rough, I just pray for the strength to endure it and get through with no regrets. Thats what I wish for all of you ladies.

Also, I plan to post pics after surgery so I can...

Also, I plan to post pics after surgery so I can have s before and after comparison :)

So tommorow us the day. I am surprised that I am...

So tommorow us the day. I am surprised that I am not all that nervous today. I am sure sure tomorrow those nerves will kick in. I have everything I need... Recliner, meds, lots of water, pineapple, protein shakes, saltless crackers, movies, books, etc. i teally just want it to be over. I will be staying in the hospital tomorrow night... I will update as soon as I can post op. wish me luck!! Good luck to all of you Feb gals!

I am 3 days post op. I am doing great. Of course...

I am 3 days post op. I am doing great. Of course im sore and my lower back is killing me, the heating pad helps alot! So here's how my the day if surgery went. I arrived at hospital at 9:30 a.m. My PS marked me got my iv then a "cocktail." They wheeled me back into the OR and all I remember was my anesthesiologist daying i was going to feel fuzzy... That was the last thing I remember. I woke up in recovery about 3:00. I dod not feel pain just groggy and weak.the night wasnt too bad, I had a private nurse who stayed on top of my meds. The next morning my PS came in, undid my binder and i saw right away that I am Flat flat flat yay... My belly button looked bloody and gross but that is to . be expected. I came home about noon and got in my recliner. My honey has been wonderful. I am only taking half of my pain pill w a valium and it seems to be doing the trick. The drains are a bummer but I am dealing. The worst part of this whole experience has really been the pre-op worries and anxiety. afterward its such a relief!

It's a week today since my TT. I am progressing...

It's a week today since my TT. I am progressing well with my recovery.i am not draining too much. They are supposed to come out on this tues the 12th. They aren't as bad as I thought they would be though. I am a bit swollen but still so flat. I want to give my surgeon a big hug. I think he did an amazing job. He has me doing an anticoagulant shot daily for 10 days. I don't have any underlying issues but I guess its better safe than sorry. That sucker burns though. All in all I can't complain. My daughter and my spouse have been amazing and I feel very blessed to have them. I am looking forward to my new body and to wearing clothes that look good on me again. So far I'm a happy girl. I wish all of you a speedy recovery.

It's been a while since I have posted. I have been...

It's been a while since I have posted. I have been on the forums sharing and asking questions but haven't updated this profile since my surgery. I am 27 dpo and doing pretty well all in all. My biggest complaint is back pain. Well really the drains were the worst... But I got them out 12 dpo so it really wasnt too bad. I think my worst pain was from the lipo not even the MR which is what I was ecpecting. I am so happy I did it and I love my results already even with the swelling. My swelling is mostly by my incision line so in underwear you really cant even tell. I just cant wait for it to be flat with no more swelling. My incision line is healing great. Its very low, thin, and very even. My bb is still totally numb which is a bazzar feeling. I am relieved its over and am looking forward to my recovery process improving. I am going back to work March 6 and have some anxiety about it bc I stand all day. I will probably take aleve or advil at least on my work days. I only took pain meds for about a week. I also only took half the dose of vicodin w a valium. Helped me sleep a solid 6-7 hours which was awesome. I would say my pain level never exceeded a 4 on a 1-10 scale. Except if I coughed or sneezed then it was an 9 or 10. Ugh Thank God i didnt get a cold or anything. I would tell anyone considering this surgery to do it... I was a nervous wreck and I felt like it was all for nothing. Its so refreshing to put on a shirt and not see a pouch. I am able to wear all of my pre pregnancy clothes again . No more blousy shirts unless I choose to wear one, before I didnt have a choice.i have been told I look like my old self again. I also forgot to add that I never got nauseous, which was another fear I had. It's a long recovery but soo worth it. I am going to post before and afters my PS receptionist us going to email me post surgery pics just waiting to get them.
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