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About Bronco0605

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  1. Bronco0605

    TT scars what's typical

    I hope these pictures help . I am not sure how to rotate them correctly. The first one is from the side as my horizontal incision goes about 2/3 of the way around my body. The second one obviously is the front. I had 4 pounds of skin removed 7 weeks ago. I have been wearing my surgical binder as well as a spandex tank top all the time with some nights off. I have also been using mepiform scar sheets since about three weeks out on most of my incision sites. I did have a second surgery for infection on my right hip so that area has healed more slowly but still looks great. I am not lying I still have pain an am using my pain medicine at night and sometimes when I am more active during the day, I went back to work at just under 6 weeks.
  2. Bronco0605

    TT scars what's typical

    I am so sorry that you ended up with staples. What did your doctor say about scar expectations? I am 7 weeks post op but I did not have any staples at all.
  3. Bronco0605

    TT scars what's typical

    I had what was supposed to be just a panni with vertical extension. I had so much upper abdominal skin it was definitely needed. Because of that incision the doctor was able to bring the skin in tight around my sides and back.Even though I am only six weeks out I am very happy so far.My doctor was awesome he included the muscle repair as well!!
  4. Bronco0605

    TT scars what's typical

    Can we upload from facebook?
  5. Bronco0605

    TT scars what's typical

    I have not posted in ages but I will jump in here. I am just 1 month post and only a few weeks post second surgery for a severe infection in my right hip. But i went for the vertical incision and even with everything I am so happy I did. Maybe someone can help me remember how to post pics I would love to show you all the outcome!
  6. I am so glad you are doing well! How are you spending your time?
  7. Bronco0605

    A bikini, is it a reality....

    I think it is definitely a possibility for me but I will need plastics first. I have major skin issues! At least they are major to me. And my boobs are headed for the south pole!
  8. I hope all is well can't wait to hear your update!
  9. So you are just having your extra skin removed below the below the belly button right? Are you excited?
  10. Bronco0605

    I feel like a failure

    I know this might sound ridiculous but have tried chewing sugarless gum and taking the baby for a walk. I keep gum in pocket all the time. I think it is helping because even though I am craving sugar terribly and giving in sometimes, damn Halloween, I have not gained yet. It is just a short term fix but maybe it will help a little.
  11. Bronco0605

    Lots of hunger lately

    Try veggies with hummus it has some Protein. I know some folks may say no to this one but I have Peanut Butter in the night if I wake up. It seems to help me a lot.
  12. Bronco0605

    Vertical incision

    I am very interested since you are in Michigan if you saw the same doctor. My quote was very similar too! I bet we have the same belly issues! I also need the vertical incision and muscle repair. Where are you in Michigan?
  13. Bronco0605

    sleep eludes me

    I think this is very normal before surgery! Everybody gets anxious there are s many things to think about. Just plan for what you can and try to let go of what you can't . Make sure you have the best support system possible in place and have your post op shopping done. You will be just fine! Make sure you have a nice TV and lots of books in your recovery zone for when you get home it will help ! Also make sure someone picks up your medication before you come home so you will have your pain medicine and stomach cramping meds available when you need them. Take care.
  14. Bronco0605

    Protein causing sick feeling

    Yes it can be. Hang in there!

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