Petite 33 Year Old, Mother of 2 in Need of Mommy Make over - Palo Alto, CA
Hi there! I'm scheduled to have a mommy make over...
Petite 33 Yr Old Mother of 2 Getting Mommy Make over in a Few Days
I'm 98lbs and 5 feet tall. I have two beautiful children ages 8 and 2. Both of my pregnancies were big, but the last one was simply huge for my petite frame. My baby weighed almost 10 lbs! The placenta alone was 5 lbs. As a result, I now have an umbilical hernia and diastasis that would benefit from getting repaired.
My biggest complain honestly is not the appereance (although it bothers me too), but the fact that I cannot lay down on my side (either side) without feeling like my guts are loose ????. I put a pillow on the side I'm laying down on for support, just like I did when I was pregnant. But I still feel a pull on the side I'm not laying down on. Not sure if I make sense, but it certainly makes me feel uncomfortable.
In the process of considering a tummy tuck (the only way to fix my diastasis), I decided to get breast augmentation as well. I have always been flat chested and after breastfeeding my babies, the little bit that I had, it's now gone! My nipples have also been stretched out so much that I'm also requesting nipple reduction. Might as well! My surgeon offered to do a bit of lipo on the waist so it looks like I'm having it all! Surgery is scheduled for Monday, Jan 04, 2016 at 7:30am with a 6:30am check in. I have childcare covered and my husband is also taking the first week of my surgery off to take care of me. I am taking a whole month off from work. I'm worried about my 2 year old and also anxious about surgery and the recovery process...
5 hours left!
I feel quite relaxed... Isn't that weird? I only have a few more hours before I have my surgery... Yet I'm calm as a clam! Lol
Surgery was today!
Once I checked in the surgical center, I met with the anesthesiologist. He was very nice and took great care of me today. Dr. V came in a few minutes after and did his markings on my skin. I laid back down and next thing I know, everything went great! I am in a lot of pain, mainly from the BA. I feel like an elephant sat on my and talking sometimes is difficult as I feel out of breath. Pain in my tummy area is manageable. My husband is taking care of me... He's been super helpful!
I have not seen my 2 year old and frankly, I'm scared that he might jump on me and accidentally hurt me, but I miss him!
Day 1- Post Op
Moderate pain on abdomen incision. Tummy is tender and chest hurts a lot. I've been keeping up with the pain killers and icing on and off. It does seem to help... But oh gosh, I'm really disable!
Does anyone know how long before the pain subsides? Especially the breast pain? That seems to be the worst one.
Day 3- post op
I took stool softner, activia yougurt and plum juice and I was able to have a BM.
I'm uncomfortable on my bed at times and cannot wait for the electrical recliner that I rented to arrive tomorrow.
My husband is getting overwhelmed at times. He takes a break and bounces back. Damn it! Why can't he not be perfect all the time? Lol
Day 4- post op
One good tip I can offer is having a stool in the shower. It would make a world of difference! I get my electrical recliner any minute now and I cannot wait! I'm so bored of the bed and the rocking chair...
I have not been able to take a nap all day today so I feel tired. I have cut back on my pain meds significantly (I'm only taking 1/2 of Percocet) but I am keeping up with the 600 mgs of Ibuprofin to help with the swelling. I am going to the bathroom regularly. I'm so glad!
Day 6- post op
Day 7- post op
One week post op!
Sleeping is such a pain in the butt. The electrical recliner sucks and so does the bed... I'm still not standing straight yet... I cannot wait for the day when I am. The outter side of left breast is swollen. The right breast looks like it's dropping! Yay!
12 days post op
2 weeks 1 day post op
The tapes on my breast were removed yesterday too. I was given the ok to put scar gel on those incisions as well.
I can walk a bit more up right, especially with my compression garment, but it is still a challenge. I'm down to sleeping with two pillows and will gradually progress to lay down flat on my bed, as was advised to me in the doctor's office.
Today I noticed more swelling in my mid section. I took off my garment for a while... Currently waiting for it to dry.
I'm starting to really like the look of my boobs. The left one still needs to drop a bit more to catch up with the right one. At least it's not longer swollen on the outter side!
2 weeks, 5 days post op
I feel very optimistic about my procedures :):):):)
1 month post op update
6 month post op update
Things are great... scars are healing and I am not swelling underneath my tummy tuck incision anymore.
One breast looks bigger and lower tjan the other one st this point... I am hoping it has completely dropped and settled and that the other one has some cstching up to do...
Dr. Vistnes and his staff have been amazing so far.