8 days post op!! Tummy Tuck W/ Lipo on Flanks - Saint Louis, MO

Hello, I'm finding this site so inspirational, I...

Hello, I'm finding this site so inspirational, I thought I'd add my story. I've always been a small person, I weighed 95 pounds when I got pregnant with my first. I weighed over 200 by the time I delivered:( it took me two years to get down to 120, bu,t was covered in stretch marks and drooping skin. I got pregnant again, I only gained 40 pounds this pregnancy, but he was 10 pounds. No new stretch marks but I got a hernia after this pregnancy. Again, it took me 2 years to get back to 12O, I had a mesh put in for my hernia and got pregnant 3 months later.mi was in a lot of pain while pregnant from the mesh separating, so I knew it would need to be corrected. I have wanted a tummy tuck and been researching it for 6 years and finally have enough saved up to do it!! I'm a little worried because my youngest of my 3 kids is 2, and she's very needy and attached to me, she's the one who wants a cup of milk but only wants mommy to make it. I have 3 weeks covered to have someone here with us every day to help. After that we will be on our own, I'm hoping that's long enough. I'm mostly excited and anxious, but I have moments where I think if it'll really be worth putting my whole family through this and not keeping the money in savings. I'm also worried that I'll still have stretch marks all over my stomach afterwards. Right now my stretch marks go 2-3 inches above my belly button. I can handle if they are just below my new bellybutton. I will talk to my ps about it more at my prep Tuesday. I'm also concerned because I'm supposed to be getting lipo on my flanks, and from what I've read it seems like lipo causes significantly more pain and swelling. Everyone here seems so prepared with their lists of things. I've only bought vitamin c and a recliner:( any tips, suggestions, well wishes are most appreciated, thanks!!!

( also wondering if anybody's gotten Xanax or Valium for the day before, I can't imagine being able to normally function that day)

I had my preop yesterday! I paid, there's no...

I had my preop yesterday! I paid, there's no turning back now :0! I'm so scared now, I keep having diarrhea, If I'm like this with 5 days to go I can't imagine what I'll be like the day before

Now only 3 days!:0 I keep getting mixed feelings...

Now only 3 days!:0 I keep getting mixed feelings of excitement and extremely scared! If something goes wrong, it is completely my fault cause I'm electing to do this and I have 3 kids depending on me. Am I crazy? I've wanted this so long is sooo surreal that's it's actually going to happen..........did you start taking the arnica for 2 full days before surgery, since mines Monday, I should take it Saturday and Sunday, right?

24 hours till I report to the hospital!!!

24 hours till I report to the hospital!!!

12 more hours!!

12 more hours!!

I'm heading to the hospital in an hour! I actually...

I'm heading to the hospital in an hour! I actually slept great last night, I'm shocked. I am dying for water, I'll be happy when they knock me out so I can be out of my thirst misery. I'll check back in later today to let yous know I survived;)

I did it!!!! It's been about 9 hours since I woke...

I did it!!!! It's been about 9 hours since I woke up, I'm sore and it hurts to move, but that was expected, no regrets yet!!

I ended up having to stay 2 nights, hoping to go...

I ended up having to stay 2 nights, hoping to go home tonight, I hadn't been able to eat and was very nauseous. This has definately been the hardest thing ive ever done. I thought I was in decent shape, but man getting uP and down is excruciating. I can't wait till the day I wake up and think its a little better. Yesterday I completely regretted doing this, today I'm happy, we will see tonight. Good luck to all of you waiting for your date, you can do it!!

I ended up not getting lipo, after reading all the...

I ended up not getting lipo, after reading all the reviews on here, it seemed like lipo caused most the swelling and bruising, hopefully I don't regret it later since the lipo was included in the price. I'm sure this will all be worth it soon, but it is definitely harder than I thought it would be. But, with that said, I'm only 2 days post op and every time I get up its easier, plus I'll get my new, flat, stretch ark free tummy in the end!!

I'm 5 days post op, yesterday was a good day, I...

I'm 5 days post op, yesterday was a good day, I figured out how to get in and out of bed by myself ans started doing the stairs. Today's been rougher, so far my left side is the only side that hurts and is swollen. Has been experienced swelling on just one side? I'm a little concerned. I was just able to wash my hair so that should make it better. I thought I would feel tighter too, but maybe it's just cause I'm swollen, don't get me wrong my muscles feel tight just my skin doesn't seem as tight as pictures I see, hopefully just swelling

Im 8 days now, yay! I got1 drain removed, stinks...

Im 8 days now, yay! I got1 drain removed, stinks that the one I had to keep in is the one that hurts, that whole side of my stomach rally hurts, it makes me worry that the drain is messing with things and irritating me, did anyone have a drain cause problems?
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