Location: North Hills, PA
Member since 3/22/2013


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One Happy Mommy - Pittsburgh, PA

I am a (gulp) 50 year old mother of 2 – a daughter 26 and a son 24. I have been married to my high school sweetie for 28 years. We own an automobile repair and performance shop and are with each other every day – all day. Life is good even with the occasional ups and downs. My journey began January 8, 2012 when I realized that I was breathing heavy walking upstairs to go to bed twice in... READ MORE

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I am soooooooooooooo glad I found this board!  I had a BR and TT on 1/16/13 so I'm 9.5 weeks post-op.  I was released on my 6 week check up to resume exercise (as... READ MORE

Recent comments from pandapam

This is going to sound crazy - but do you guys switch up your workout circuit? I workout 5 or 6 days a week and I change up every other day. So far so good on my end. I have a dog ear that I haven't gotten taken care of yet -... READ COMMENT

I'm really happy with the way my scars look but I did use the Mederma my PS recommended in the beginning and then switched over to Skin Medica at about 4 months. I think there is a Mederma for "old scars" - why not give it a try? READ COMMENT

I disagree with the water thing. My PS told me to drink lots of water - it would start to flush everything out. I think if you're going to swell - you're going to swell. I would be more concerned about watching your sodium intake... READ COMMENT

You can be in swell hell for a while - heck, I still swell occasionally at the end of the day! Don't expect the swelling to be gone for at least a few more months. My PS kept me in my "garment" for months afterwards and suggested that... READ COMMENT

Me too . . . I would do it all over again!!! This was the best thing I've ever done for myself. Of course there really should be a disclaimer at the PS's office that says . . . final results could promote serious retail therapy!! LOL :) READ COMMENT