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About sndycnrd

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  • Birthday 02/13/1957
  1. Happy 56th Birthday sndycnrd!

  2. Happy 55th Birthday sndycnrd!

  3. Wow, wow, wow. Looks great!
  4. 2 years has passed since you registered at LapBandTalk! Happy 2nd Anniversary sndycnrd!

  5. I had a TT in May and I would definately do it again. The first week I had thoughts of "what have I done" but those quickly faded. I am 54 and I do not think we are too old. Yes, we should bother! I am so happy with the results that I am going to have my arms done in Jan. Before the TT I had never even thought of having my arms done. But I am looking forward to it now that I know what kind of results are possible. "
  6. Unfortunately, liposuction will only remove fat from under the skin, it will not remove skin. I can tell you first hand that a TT is well worth the recovery. Listen to your surgeon..
  7. When I had mine done the PS told me a 20-30 pound loss would not make a difference.
  8. I too went to my consultations by myself. I would not have objected to my husband coming with but it did not make sense for him to take time off of work for a consultation. He saved his time off and took 4 days with me after my TT. It's funny, your post said you were uncomfortable standing naked being marked up in front of your husband. I was ok with that but DH later told me it was kind of weird watching me naked with another man, on his knees, drawing lines on me. DH took great care of me - he is the best. In fact he is encourageing me to have my arms done too. Best of luck.
  9. sndycnrd

    Tomorrow is the big day!!!

    I hope it went well and you are now resting at home.
  10. sndycnrd

    Workout Clothes

    Up until recently, I used spanx. It holds everything down making exercise more comfortable. I had a TT three weeks ago to address the problem permantly and am thrilled with the results. Give spanx a try, I think you will like it.
  11. sndycnrd

    Tummy Tuck Scheduled

    Mine was done as out patient surgery. From what I have heard, most are done out patient but there are a few done in patient. I don't know what the criteria is for in patient. I was scheduled for 8:00 AM surgery but had to arrive at 6:30 AM for prep work. My surgery lasted 3 hours and I was discharged 2 hours after that. I was home by 2:00 PM and bascally slept for the rest of the day and night. I was told that I needed my husband to be with me for 24 hours. I had my surgery on Thursday and he took off both Thursday and Friday so I had him for four days with the weekend. I really only needed him the first 48 hours. I went on the couch when we got home - big mistake! I could not get up on my own. I went to the lazy boy after that but found it best not to use the recline at first. I used an ottoman; it was much easier for me to push the ottoman with my feet and use my arms to help push me up. Do you have a surgeon picked out? He or she would be the best one to ask about a hospital stay. I hope you are as thrilled as I am with the results!
  12. sndycnrd

    Tummy Tuck Scheduled

    I won't soft soap it - the pain is pretty intense however, the pain meds make it tolerable. Aside from making it tolerable, they put you to sleep. I have to admit, I don't even remember much of the first day; probably the effect of anesthesia. I stayed on the pain pills, 24 hours a day, for 4 days. After that I took a pill or two each day. Originally, I planned to go back to work on Tuesday, Monday is Memorial Day. I have changed my plan and will take next week off as well. That will be a total time off work for me of 2 weeks and 2 days. I have heard that most people go back after one week. That did not happen for me. I could probably push myself and go back now but I wouldn’t be comfortable and I would not be productive. I think they deserve to have me back in 100% condition. I deserve to stay at home until I feel 100%.
  13. Lori, I am sorry you are experiencing this. I have not had any negative to my TT, which I just had 10 days ago. Everyone has been positive and reassuring. Try to make it to the next family party and be friendly and outgoing. I bet all will be forgotten by then. Consider yourself lucky to have such a wonderful husband. Unfortunately, while you can pick your husband you can't pick his family. I wouldn't waste too much time or energy on it. Enjoy the new you, be happy and your happiness will be infectious.
  14. sndycnrd

    Tummy Tuck Scheduled

    You will be glad you waited and had your vacation first. I did the same thing. I waited 3 months so that the surgery wouldn't slow me down on our family trip to the Grand Canyon and Sedona. I am so glad I it did it that way. I had my TT 10 days ago and now I can concentrate on healing. I am only 10 days into the process but if you have any questions please feel free to ask. It is a big surgery and it takes a while to recover. On the positive side, even though I am still wearing my compression garment and just had the drains removed, I look sooooooooooooo much better. The rolls and flab are gone. It feels awesome to sit down and not have a bunch of flab laying on my thighs. I am so happy with how it turned out that even the swelling looks better than my stomach did. Enjoy your trip and congratulations on your upcoming TT.
  15. sndycnrd

    Exercising When not at Home?

    Take a look at TRX. It may be just what you are looking for.