25, 3 kids extended tummy tuck breast lift

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Hi everyone, so I did it! I have scheduled my...

Hi everyone, so I did it! I have scheduled my "mommy makeover"!!! :-) scared as heck, yes, but yay! I have a 6, 4, and 4 month old, and my cute little body I once had, lets just say it deflated lol. I am scheduled sept 15th, so reality hasn't hit me yet but I def have anxiety just thinking about it. I am a DD large ol' birthing hips with some muffins and cookies mixed in. Lol. My warrior marks, which spreads across my belly and back, and the ever lovely pooch. I'm getting a full tummy tuck, lipo to flanks, and a lift (yay). I'm nervous as heck, and I have Googled just about everything on tummy tucks. Any tips out there are welcome. I'm going to have full care for about 10 days, my 2 eldest goes to shoo and I will have just my then 5 month old. Nervous I'd that's enough time? Any who I'm hoping for a fast recovery great results and no regrets! I will keep you posted!!

date changed to 17th

So my procedure has been changed to Wednesday September 17, three extra days to freak myself out lol. So far, when I start getting that gut grabbing twinge of anxiety I pass it off and tell myself I still a while lol. So from my reading I see recliner or couch, which one of you seasoned ladies suggest? My bed is more ideal even though it's up a flight of stairs, I'm planning on coming up them once and it becoming my own recovery habitat ha ha. My only recliners are down stairs where helpers and kids will be, I may be able to talk hubby into brining it up. Worth it yay or nay?

Pre Op tomorrow!

So my pre obs tomorrow.....I can't believe I am going to be getting naked in front of a stranger that here in a few weeks will be slicing it open. Lol. I'm doing the trip alone, hubby working. Its surreal, but im still scared as hell.

Extended tummy tuck!!!

Ok guys, yesterday I went in git felt up, and because of my anatomy they are going to do an extended tummy tuck, no lipo, and I will be In Surgery For 5 Hours!!!!! anyone relate? Kinda disappointed about no lipo but he said it would be 8 hrs if he did lipo and he's not doing that....

closing in

Omg, my tummy tuck is 13 days away!! I find myself thinking things like what am in doing? I don't want to anymore... Yes I do. I'm sorry nervous!!! Super scared! Hoping it's not to horrific. ...ahhhhhhhh

omgosh. cold feet. 2 days terrified!

2 days ahh so scared. In getting cold feet!!!!! I'm going under for abut 5 hours anyone else go under that long? What's the chance is blood clots?? Any mary Jane smokers out there, when did you stop smoking?? im freaking!!!!

surgery day 1 ouch!!

Ok, I went under the knife today. I went in at 830 they started worKing on me probably around 930, I came out of anesthesia around 5. I was shocked why do long, It was supposed to be 5hours mot 7 1/2..... my doc said he needed to do an extended all the way to my back instead of a slight extended. Let me tell you, I woke up and my first thought was I have to pee. They kept saying "I know sweetie" to really get there attention I said I don't want to pee on myself. They got me up OUCCHHJ walked to bathroom. ...OUCHHH.... went pee then sat on chair. I was shivering uncontrollably, I was freezing. They wrapped me in warm towels x I felt nauseous and all I wanted to do was lay down but they wouldn't let me I was already up. I overheard the owner asking how if I was ok, that kinda scared me. ....

Ok I'm not going to lie to you ladies it hurt..I wanted to scream and cry, I had a weird taste in my mouth, my mouth was super dry. And all I could think of was the pain abd said wtf did I do. Got wheeled to the car , got in and drove off (2 hours). I ended up taking a pain pill and it took the edge off. Finally got home, hunched over like a 90 yr old women. My hubby gave me an umbrella and his arm for support, had to pee, ouch.... emptied 50cc out of each ball got in my recliner, water, ginger ale, watermelon and my pills. I keep wiggling my toes to try to keep blood clot chance down, don't know if it makes a difference but shoot it's the only part I can move that doesn't hurt. I have an alarm for every 4 hours for my pain pills. I fell asleep for a few hours but darn my back sore and I can't tell if its my tummy that hurts or this extremely tight wrap. I nOw hate my recliner lol. Ok pitty party over now. Oh and anyone interested, I can't feel my boobs, its my tummy, It doesn't even feel like they were worked on. My next appointment is Friday not looking forward to it, but they said Monday was to long to go. I'm nervous about how long I was under but It is done and over with. Only time can tell.......


So today was a bad day. The pain sucks and getting up every three hours to walk is murder. I threw up, scary and painful. I think it's fRom the pain pills on a empty tummy. So as of now in on zero pain pills and I hurt. Bad. Tomorrow they want me to come back. I am not happy and I don't want to. ... as I stomp my feet. Lol..... My word for today is OUCH

abnormal bleeding? help!

While walking to the bathroom, i saw compression garment discolored, it's black but I saw red discoloration, it's blood! Wtf, an I going to be ok. I also feel rattling in my chest. What do I do 2 day post

day 2

So I can't seem to stop coughing, I told my ps assistant and she just said oh ok...I don't know if im getting sick or what but coughing hurts!!!!! The bleeding was from drains she cleaned it and dressed me back up. She says every thing looks great. Im sore from coughing and I have not been taking pain pills because the last thing I want is to throw up again. Anyone else have coughing fit? Hoping it passes soon. Sore sore sore but on positive note, My Hubby got to see my belly and he says it looks amazing! :-):-) no boobie peak though, Monday drains come out. If I do have a cold how long is these painful coughs going to hurt? Nervous about that....

bored and uncomfortable

It's only been 3 days and I'm dying inside. So bored I want to get up and run stretch turn and wiggle. ....but I can't I'm restricted to this damn recliner. My back belly and legs hurt. Ugh. I'm tired but can't seem to sleep for more than a few hours. My necks got a cramp and my coughing sucks. I didn't realize how much time this would take. I Mean I knew, but it was not my reality. ... i want to say i don't want to do it anymore but thats impossible, i can't go back in time and they certainly can not staple my fat back on me.....soo 10 more dAys of help then I'm by myself with my 5 month old & 2 kids that will need to be picked up and dropped off at school, nervous about that. Hopefully I will be recovered well enough, don't know what will happen If I'm not. ......

day 4 post op

Well, I Woke up this morning feeling very sore stiff ect. Have not gotten up yet, since I don't take pain pills now when I wake up I take two extra strength Tylenol and wait for 15 min before I get up. Yesterday was a good day, I ended up taking two pain pills which makes me feel so much better. But I get dizzy and nauseous. Still can't stand 100 of the way up, which my ps assistant said I should have been able to do after 2 days. I still feel tight and I feel very very swollen today. I'm nervous about getting up because it's going to hurt....day 4 I thought should be a turning point. I'm still coughing which sucks. I hate sitting still and feeling like this. I miss my kids I Miss my hubby I miss my bed....uhhhhhhh....... oh also very itchy. Hoping that is a good sign. So ready to get out of this chair!!!!!

some pic

Some pic x not great but my garment ,my balls, weird bruise on my thigh and side shoot of the flat belly I have missed since I Was 18! Now to get through this pain. ....4 days post tummy tuck and breast lift

hunched! day 4

Day 4 has been best day yet! Finally feeling better.... as long as I'm sitting. I'm sTill hunched pretty bad, don't know how to help that, I walk about every three hours for a lap or two (3 min) but get so sore back and sharp tugging at my insicion sight and under my boobs. I get so tired and shaky. Im itchy, and uncomfortable, I Want To lay down on my bed lol. But my spirits are high it's getting easier to be me today! So happy how skinny my tummy looks haven't seen it yet but over the garment I look great! I can't wait tomorrow to get to see my boobs and belly hopefully a clean garment because let's face it, this one's nasty. Im really really hoping for a good report tomorrow, I Am going to be 5 days post, and hope to be able to go upstairs and shower (15 steps). I am seeing that I am more impatient Then I thought. On day 13 I will be going back to normal routine full time care for my 5 month old driving my 4 & 6 year old to school. I am seriously considering getting a baby sitter for that week to help with my 5 month old (15 lbs) for that week maybe half time.... taking it a day at a time, what's your ladies experience with hunching? I took some pics Plz Share!!

day 5 torso shot

day 5and 6

So frustrated, third time typing this!! Kept saying low memory whatever that means. Ok day 5, drains removed, was happy it felt like a vein being pulled, so tug, pop, sting, over. Both sides. My right hurt more then my left. Got home got depressed, same darn chair. Don't want to sit uncomfortable to stand. day 6 today, getting my sponge bath today. I had a bowl movement with help from my fiber gummy it didn't hurt just. ....different. my shower is upstairs so its been impossible. I have courage today. My bum HURTS. I think with this garment, it's got a hole from vag to but, I think it cAuSed a sore . I'm ready for it to come off I will update picture!!!

woahh swollen

Literally feel myself swelling. .... great. ....I also have a sharp pain don't know if it's gas pain. Or cuz my diet today consisted of pretZels.... maybe to much sodium?

day 6

Think I'm swollen?

kinda concerned....

So today post op 7. Got to see my breast. ..I was so excited I couldn't sleep I was a ddd 36 before, saggy. Just lifted, no implants. Take a look at the picture. .....don't they look lopsided? Idk what to think I know they areswollen. .. what's your guys thoughts.

day 8

So I took a shower today, uhh was it nice, I sat in my chair and enjoyed myself for a few moments....8 days is to long lol. So I'm sore, weird pain, sick off the chair. .. the normal stuff. ...itchy.....I think my hubby is falling apart I feel hopeless. But any who, I realized today that the tummy problems I have been having (pain) is a tummy ache. ..I don't know why but my stomach is upset but anywho here is some pic.........:-)

day 9

So day nine for me seem as like usual. Nothing exciting...I had pain left back it stang burned I took a shower I'm pretty bruised on my breasts, I became super sore afterwards. My back is still swollen and hurts, might just check with doc......I hate being stuck in the chair!!!!! I also think my breasts look low on my chest, as if there was not any lift. ...sucks

day 10 &11

So it's definitely getting easier each day. Itch like mad. Got my appetite back :-):-) had my first half soda today. ..yay.... and it have me gas... everything seems to give me gas now, i keep gas x close. Went to the Wal-MaRt yesterday, I drove one of them handicapped carts.... but still felt hot doing it lol. Soo happy with my tummy tuck but my breast. ...still feeling them out. new pictures

infection? day 12 &13

Watched my 5 month old ...pheww its hard work, but I get through it. No complaints, standing better, getting up better x not so stiff in morning, I took a shower an as I was blow drying my stitches I see red gunk...ew grossi know, I smelled it, smells funny but its not strong.. I'm so depressed for this set back, its already taken so much to get me here.....
dr. William Welch

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