39 Year Old, 3 Kids, Mommy Makeover

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14 weeks PO and I am loving the new me. There have...

14 weeks PO and I am loving the new me. There have been a few ups and downs. I previously had two c-sections so I was no stranger to surgery. However, this was definitely more invasive than those. I'm an active working mom who fills many roles in my household. Just to list a few: chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, handy woman, gardener, interior/exterior decorator, event planner, volunteer, painter. It was definitely culture shock to completely hand the reigns over various other individuals and ask for help in every area of my life. It was a chore to even wipe my own tush after the surgery. However, it also taught me a great lesson of humility and that my efforts to raise caring, kind, helpful, respectful and responsible individuals has not been a waste. LOL My kids were instrumental in assisting with my needs during recovery.

My TT was on June 20th, I had muscle repair with interior corset stitches to repair a hernia in three places from my pregnancy with my twins. I had excessive skin that was like an overlap around pelvic area as well as loose skin above my belly button. I've tried Trainers, Weight Watchers, creams etc. but nothing was a viable option except for a TT. I'm very happy that I chose to move forward with the surgery. One of my drains was removed 10 days PO and the second was removed 18 days PO. Even with the swelling, I look like a completely different person. I slept in the recliner for the first 11 days as I could not stand the pulling sensation when I tried to lay down in the bed even with pillows propped all over my body. I didn't have must of an appetite and I definitely had to keep a close watch on my medicine schedule as a few times I let the dosage time pass and I paid for it dearly trying to calm the pain. The recliner was an absolute necessity for this procedure and I am so thankful that I discovered this on real self before my surgery. My restroom trips were frequent but moving around helped with the stiffness and soreness. I used a walker for the first few days as my equilibrium was definitely off. I was extremely tired after the surgery and that improves with them but I still have way less energy PO than I did before my surgery. My doctor gave instructions to take Vitamin C to assist in the healing process and to help with my energy level and it helps. Ice packs were definitely imperative when the pulling sensation was unbearable. All I came say is keep pushing forward after your surgery as things will improve. I have not lost many pounds and I'm swelling and retaining water but the results are still remarkable. I've started a low carb/low sodium diet and increased my walks to 3 miles per day so I will keep you posted on my results. I previously would walk about 5 to 6 miles per day so I’m hoping to get there soon. I've noticed that the more physical activity I do the more I swell and am sore. However, it’s actually motivation to continue. I'm excited to see the final results of my TT around Christmas. My doctor says I was not a candidate for Lipo in my abdominal region because there was no fat that needed to be removed just tons of sagging skin. I do not have lots of before pictures as I will retrieve those at my next doctors visit but I will post what I have. The recovery process has been very slow with the muscle repair but each week I am able to do more and more.

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