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maisre 06-06-2010 10:12 AM

Tummy Tuck Surgery on 6/23/10
I am counting down to surgery day. This coming Monday (6/7) I will go to my Pre Op appt. I am so nervous and anxious all at once. I have done alot of research and I understand that this is a major surgery and I am trying to prepare myself on what to expect during the recovery period. I know it will not be a piece of cake. My aunt had this surgery a couple of years ago. So I know what to expect. Ofcourse is not the same until I experience it myself, but I am trying to prepare myself as much as possible. I am finally gonna get rid of this nasty looking skin that just hangs and has made me feel so unattractive. This has been a major complex for me. I am 39 years old and I have 3 sons. Ages 21, 20 and 18. My weight was a real issue as they were growing up. I did not have any time for myself all of my time was dedicated to work, being a wife and my boys. So I did let myself go. After I had my youngest son my weight went up to 180 pounds and I am only 5' 1". So you can image how uncomfortable I felt about myself. As the years passed my weight was like a roller coaster. I have always been a pretty active person, but that was not enough. About 2 years ago my weight was at 174 and I started to workout really hard. I managed to go down to 154 pounds. I continued working out, but I was not seeing any results. I maintained, but was not losing much weight. Then a year ago I started to take RPM classes and boy did those classes really kick my butt. It was what I needed. The weight just started to melt away. Ofcourse my eating habbits also had to change. I am down to 135lbs now and I must say that I am happy about that. I have been able to maintain my weight. I do feel more confident, but everytime I look at my tummy it just makes me feel unattractive. It does also affect my intimate life. My boyfriend thinks I am crazy. He tells me that he loves me the way I am and that it is not bad at all. He sees it as something small, but I am the one that has been living like this for a long time and this has really been a complex for me. I dont like what I look like when I take my clothes off. I dont feel attractive at all. So I know that this is the only way for me. I know that there are risk and the recovery time may be lengthy, but I have been living with this loose skin for a long time so I am ready and I am telling myself to be patient no matter what. I will continue to update this blog. I would love to hear from people who have had this procedure done

robyne00 06-06-2010 10:21 AM

Welcome to the forum maisre!!! :D

It is great that you have done your research, and you sound ready as well as quite informed. Congratulations on your incredible weight loss. How long have you been at a stable weight? Are you just getting a TT or panniculectomy? Any lipo?

Your boyfriend's opinion is sweet, but it is just that ... his opinion. You have to be comfortable with yourself, in your skin (no pun intended :)).

Keep us updated regarding your appointments, surgery, as well as your progress.

I wish you all the best! :)

drita 06-07-2010 08:43 AM

Hope your consult goes okay today! New to the board and 5 days post-op my tummy-tuck. Let us know how it goes!

robyne00 06-07-2010 06:39 PM


Keep us posted regarding your progress as well, please! :)

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