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mb20mom

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    mb20mom got a reaction from CamarilloCA in Panniculectomy   
    So I had my panniculectomy surgery on June 7, so I am appox. 4 weeks post op right now and could not be happier...the entire surgery procedure was so smooth. I woke up feeling great, didn't even have a bruise on my hand from the IV, and was home recovering by 1pm that same day. Total skin and fat removed was 5.5 lbs!
    Pain was minimal. I had 2 drains and an automatic internal pain pump. Swelling scared me a bit, but at week 3 when it started going down I was very pleased with the final result. The drains were a pain, literally. I went back after week one to have them removed and surgeon decided to keep them in another week for swelling to subside more. I wanted to kill him and week two sucked but at least I was able to shower. Maneuvering around with those drains was so frustrating.
    Now I'm back to work. Still need to wear compression garment for a few more weeks until final swelling is gone. I feel like a new person. I keep looking down and can't believe it's gone. My pants are flat in the front! I still get surprised everytime I look at my stomach. It was so worth it and can't believe it was free (covered by Kaiser!).
    I don't know if I had a great surgeon or what, but the result is almost as good as a Tummy Tuck. I expected a lot more fat to be left at the top. There is some, but not an over-hang. I was also surprised how tightly it was lifted from the bottom up! I'm extremely happy to finally be flat! Dream come true!
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    mb20mom got a reaction from LilMissDiva Irene in Panniculectomy   
    Well, I know it's been awhile, but I just had my 6 month follow-up appt. with the surgeon for my panni surgery. I have a date!! I'm sooooo excited. It's been so long that it's reminding me of the long journey leading up to my sleeve surgery. So just 6 weeks from now I will have this fatty apron of skin removed from my stomach for FREEEEEEE. I've wanted this thing gone for so long. I'm very excited.
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    mb20mom got a reaction from Olandia64 in Panniculectomy   
    OMG OMG and you'll probably get a call from Kaiser saying they can fit you in earlier! ha ha. I don't blame you one bit for being nervous. I'm 75% sure I'll get it done also, but nervous that I'll have no lower stomach but a flabby part left on top. Did it sound like they pull the upper part down at all or just cut the overhang off and sew you up?? I mean staple you back together....eeeewwww. See you on the 13th at the park, right?
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    mb20mom got a reaction from LilMissDiva Irene in Panniculectomy   
    Well, I know it's been awhile, but I just had my 6 month follow-up appt. with the surgeon for my panni surgery. I have a date!! I'm sooooo excited. It's been so long that it's reminding me of the long journey leading up to my sleeve surgery. So just 6 weeks from now I will have this fatty apron of skin removed from my stomach for FREEEEEEE. I've wanted this thing gone for so long. I'm very excited.
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    mb20mom got a reaction from gettingpissed in Unreasonable fears/disaster about living with VSG surgery   
    I'm almost 2 years out now, and most days I don't even remember that I had the sleeve. Life is normal. I wish I did this 20 years ago. Don't let your fears prevent you from making the best decision you will ever make by getting this surgery. It will change your life. I've not met anyone that regrets it. Good luck on your journey.
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    mb20mom got a reaction from LilMissDiva Irene in GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL   
    WAY TO GO GIRL!!!
    I knew you could do it. You were so close for so long and I was just waiting for you to announce this. You are truly my inspiration. If it weren't for you coordinating our support group I don't think i would have gotten myself back on track, so I want to thank you for all you do. You are a gift.
    Congratulations!!!1
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    mb20mom got a reaction from ashleyc in Greek Yogurt and Cottage Cheese???   
    Greek yogurt tastes like vomit...unless you sweeten it. Stevia and sugar free vanilla Syrup works great. I tried so many times to like it and hated it until I learned this!
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