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Old 06-06-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
 
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Default 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


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Old 06-06-2010, 10:21 AM   #2
 
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Welcome to the forum maisre!!!

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!

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

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drita,

Keep us posted regarding your progress as well, please!

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