One week! Post op and feeling good! San Diego, CA

I am a mother of 4 amazing kids that are 22,20, 6...

I am a mother of 4 amazing kids that are 22,20, 6 and 5. From the time I had my first child....who was over 9lbs the toll was evident on my body. Even though I loved being pregnant I was not happy with the stretch marks and left over skin each pregnancy left behind and made worse with each new baby but it would take me 22 years to make the dream of my flat tummy and breasts that are not sagging a reality and a gift to myself.

I am now a 41 year old single working mom with a full time career and an even busier full time life and decided to do this for myself. It has taken me the last 2 years of saving and planning but not without a few set backs to get to this point. I had a small health scare when my doctor found a that needed to be removed and biopsed and my surgery would need to wait. Then ex had some things that would make me as a 100% full time parent for almost 6 months so my surgery would have to wait.

But here I am ready to move forward with a full clean bill of health and the help of an amazing support system of friends. Now I am here with 30 days to go my big day. I decided to post as so many of the entries have helped me with planning. I will be chronicalling just how I manage to get ready and prepare for my surgery and the recovery in the midst of juggling all the things in my life. To help I have decided to do hot yoga everyday for the next 30 days to get in better shape and mostly to manage the stress. I will be updating every few days what I get done. Today I started with the lists....things I need to get info to gather. The calendar of all the days I will need help for with the kids. I am taking off from work for 8 days so I will be off for almost 2 weeks and I sure hope this enough. Will post some lovely pics soon.

OK so I am 24 days away and am starting to freak...

OK so I am 24 days away and am starting to freak out a little bit...I feel nervous all the time and was thinking of cancelling until I viewed my PreOP pics I just snapped. I am committed!!

Well I am officially freaking out...I have nearly...

Well I am officially freaking out...I have nearly cancelled twice this week alone. If not for the support of my amazing friends and my kids I would have. Finding ways to cover all I do in a day has proven tougher than I thought. My x has decided to be less than cooperative and my duties as a single mom seriously require a team of people to cover. I have one more day until my surgery and I know I am in good hands but can't shut off the overly worried mom in me that keeps saying what are you doing? Any last minute tips for what I may need?

Well I wish I could post that I am a week into my...

Well I wish I could post that I am a week into my healing unfortunately I had to postpone my surgery. I have a very uncooperative x and he ultimately cancelled keeping his kids only hours before my surgery so I tried to find someone to keep them but just could not find the right situation for my kiddos. My surgeon was so gracious and allowed me to reschedule to June 29th. It was a bit of an emotional roller coaster but all has worked out for the best. I am 3 weeks out and have an amazing friend coming to stay for a week with my kids while another friend takes care of me. So humbled and grateful for the kindness and generousity of the women in my life!! Yesterday one of the real self members offered all her goodies that got her through her surgery...amazing really:) I feel compelled to definately pay all this goodness forward. It really is a GREAT life.

I finally had my surgery....I had to postpone for...

I finally had my surgery....I had to postpone for 6 months but I am finally done! Surgery was November 2nd at 7:30 am for 7 hours! I took about 2 hours in recovery and spent the night at Sharp Hospital in pain on and off and groggy but manageable. I was sent home Saturday at 3pm. I have a great friend staying with me. The first night I took my pain meds every 2-3 hours but by early Sunday am I switched to Advil. I do have the pain pump so really I am unfortable but not in pain. Stiff a little. Today is Day 3 I am eating light....went for a walk....had a BM. All is good really in no pain just tight. Definitely worth it and easier than expectected. Tomorrow post op check and pain pump out!

It has been a week and so far this has been easier...

It has been a week and so far this has been easier than I expected. I feel great only taken Advil and a half of pain pill at night. Still swollen and can't quite stand up straight...that is the worst part to me. I am going to doctor on Monday to see if I can get my one drain out. To all those considering thus DO IT!!

10 days post op and I feel amazing! The doctor...

10 days post op and I feel amazing! The doctor removed my drain...it was soo easy no pain and I was worried! Took a shower today and went back to work. I am still sore and a little hunched over but all and all feeling good.
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

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