I am 35 and have had 3 children in less then 4 years. The first of which weighed 9lbs.4 oz and each pregnancy I gained between 50-55 lbs. When my oldest started Kindergarden and decided that being the overweight mom was not for me. My youngest was about to turn 2 and I decided to make a life change. I exercised and changed my eating habits and lost my first 30 lbs in 13 weeks, that was in August of 2009.
Since then I have lost 15 more going from 170lbs to 125 lbs and I am about 5'5". I became a little addicted to getting my body in shape only there was one thing that I could not get passed, My CAT BAG..as my girlfriend calls it. The more weight I lost the worst it looked. Like a deflated balloon, it was so frustrating that I was working so hard to get in the best shape of my life but I still didn't feel good in a bathing suit, 1 or 2 piece. My girlfriend and I decided that we would do it together and be eachothers support. We did our research and interiewed 3 doctors all of which had great reviews and very prestigious credentials. I picking the last one we interviewed, he was local which was so nice when it came to PO appointments since my doctor saw me 3 times the first week, twice the second and third week, and once a week after that. His nurse even came to my house to give me a shot the day of surgery(preventative measure for blod clots)I had my TT on Dec 17,2010 so I am only 3 weeks out at this point.
I had so much worry going into this surgery, was it the right thing to so for me and my family. I struggled with this decision and am very glad that I went through with it. I am still in early stages of recovery but did not suffer too much pain just a lot of discomfort. I think the tightness is my biggest issue. I sometimes feel like my hips are being sweezed together. I have had some back ache as I expected but over all not that bad. I delivered all 3 of my kids natural with 2 having been induced with pitocin so I guess you could say I have a high pain tolerence. I look forward to feeling normal again and wonder when that will come. I still have numbing on my abdomen which I expected but just wonder when others have started to feel normal again and if the tightness does subside with time??