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About foodstampchamp

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    SIZE 28/30 TO A LOOSE 12!
  • Birthday 10/02/1978

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    32 year old student/ bartender
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    jet skiing, fishing, camping, and obviously eating-last one no more.....
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  1. foodstampchamp

    Beginning of Abdominalplasty/Breast surgery

    I am doing well and steadily getting better. My plastic surgeon said the staph infection set me back about a weeks worth of recovery but he is very happy with how I'm doing now. My hubby just took some pics of me a few minutes ago and I will post them here pretty quick. I have been taking it easy and laying around in my bed and watching a LOT of daytime television. (Don't ya just love Dr. Phil??) On the 19th of September I will be 3 weeks post op. I feel pretty darn good to be honest with ya. I cannot stand up straight all the way yet but I think that is how it is supposed to be right now. Thank you all for your kind words and information. Answered tons of questions I had about my bloatedness and sudden weight gain. I lost all the weight as quickly as I gained it. I am back down to 169 lbs again. So happy. Cannot wait to get the ok from my doc to start exercising again. I cannot wait to start toning up now. I have had a phone interview as far as that original E.R. doc is concerned. The hospital and most of all my plastic surgeon are keeping me abreast of the situation and said it is most certainly not over yet. I will keep ya posted.:clap2:
  2. foodstampchamp

    Beginning of Abdominalplasty/Breast surgery

    To be honest with you all. I don't think I got my staph infection from my surgery/doctor/hospital and here is why. About 16 monthso ago, my twin brother went to Texas to rescue his 3 year old girl and 5 year old boy from their mother who he suspected was doing drugs and neglecting the kids. On his way driving them to Nevada, he saw on them what he thought were cigarette burns. As soon as he pulled into town he took them to the hospital immediately and they were diagnosed with staph infection that had never been treated. It seemed to have gone away with the girl but a couple months ago the son was still getting sores in his private areas. They could never get rid of it. they decided to check the whole family instead of the kids and apparently my brother was carrying the staph in his nose!!! But he never got any sores so he never gave it a second thought with himself. Anyways, I forgot all about that. about 36 hours before I started feeling bad, my twin showed up at my house to cheer me up with some movie watching. I scooted over to my husbands side of hte bed and my brother rudely( as always) plopped down next to me and we watched six hours worth of movies. he left, i rolled back over to let my husband in and we went to sleep. I think that is how I caught it. Don't know for sure, guess we will never know.
  3. foodstampchamp

    Beginning of Abdominalplasty/Breast surgery

    My plastic surgeon was in my hospital room every day and called me every morning and every night. He even offered to get my husband a hotel room.
  4. foodstampchamp

    Beginning of Abdominalplasty/Breast surgery

    Sorry to all for not replying in such a long time. I just got home about 2 hours ago. Last thursday (sept 6th) I was feeling very out of sorts after returning home from having one of the drain tubes removed. A lot of pain on the left side of my vagina. Thought I had just over done myself from all the walking I did that day from being in Reno and thougth I could take some pain pills and sleep it off. Cut to 4 am. Friday morning I was in so much pain I couldn't breathe in all the way. I tried to get up to go pee and I could not put any pressure on my left leg. NONE. I woke my husband up and told him. We called my doctor and got his answering service. by the time 8 a.m rolled around I had 100 degree fever. Doc's wife told me to get to emergency room NOW. Husband called 911 and when I got to E.r. I was treated very badly and like I was lying by Doctor Robert Platt. He wouldn't even hardly look at what I was talking about. He told me I had elevated white blood cells and fever and that was a sign of infection but he didn't think it was too much to get worried about and after 5 hours I heard him telling the nurse to discharge me. I demanded that my husband get me to another hosptal and doc rolled eyes at me and said "if you want us to fly you I will" I said DO IT ASSHOLE!!! When I arrived at the hospital in reno, I had 104 fever and red streaks going up my left thigh.( but oh noooooo doc platt, nothing is wrong with me.) I also couldn't urinate. Phsycially could not. They put a cathider in me and it filled a bag immediately. over the next few days my cultures shown I had a staff infection. I was immediately put in isolation and shot up with antibiotics every few hours ( i think, I lost track of times and days). I was in and out. Anyways, I have the kind that can be cured with major antibiotics and got to come home tonight. I am very bloated, not sure why but Ihave gained so much weight just since Friday. I am now 181 pounds. I"m hoping water weight because my thighs, face, neck stomach, everything look so drastically different. I will update more tomorrow. I'm going to sleep now. did not forget about you all. Never. this board has been my lifeline. goodnight.
  5. I literally had to sign a contract that I would not run or exercise for 8 weeks. I had both breast augmentation and tummy tuck though.
  6. foodstampchamp

    Beginning of Abdominalplasty/Breast surgery

    LOL. My plastic surgeon was Gareth Strand. And he looked more like the owner of the bar in Roadhouse.
  7. Just curious how many cc's you got in your breasts? Also, how much did they shrink after all the swelling went away. I'm about 5 days post op from my augmentation and they are HUUUUUUUUUGGGGGE!
  8. Here are some quick photos. I will post better after photos when I can stand up straight. Too sore for that right now but hopefully from these photos you can get an idea of the change.
  9. foodstampchamp

    Beginning of Abdominalplasty/Breast surgery

    I have scheduled 8 weeks off of work, but if I need more I can have it. I did not ask how much they cut off in weight because since I got such huge implants, I didn't figure that would be all that accurate anyways. He did say he thought it would cut 5-8 inches off of my stomach though. I only got implants. I wanted a lift and implants but he wouldn't do them at the same time. I am thankful for that now because they are very high and I do not need a lift so it saved me money and time for sure.
  10. foodstampchamp

    Beginning of Abdominalplasty/Breast surgery

    And the red marks all over my body/neck/face/especially back of legs are literally scratch marks. They were giving me morphine for pain as I was coming out of surgery and for the next 6 hours after that and it drove me crazy. I have never itched so bad in my life. I scratched through the skin on the backs of my knees and back of neck. That morphine does not work well with me.
  11. foodstampchamp

    Beginning of Abdominalplasty/Breast surgery

    I'm not going to lie. I am in some pain. Sometimes more than others. I still am taking my pain pills about every 8-10 hours instead of the recommended 4-6 hours. So I know that is a good sign. I am going to get some better pictures when I stand up to go for my walk later today. I will get some of me standing so you can compare them to before pics better. Hopefully by next week I will have pictures that my nurse took in the office last week. They were good before pics. I will continue to post from bed the next few days with new pics and answer any questions. Might be weird answers though. Very loopy. Hope the pics turn out good.

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