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sndycnrd

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  1. Wow, wow, wow. Looks great!
  2. 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. "
  3. 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..
  4. When I had mine done the PS told me a 20-30 pound loss would not make a difference.
  5. 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.
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    Tomorrow is the big day!!!

    I hope it went well and you are now resting at home.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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%.
  10. 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.
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    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.
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    Exercising When not at Home?

    Take a look at TRX. It may be just what you are looking for.
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    I'm here to help...

    Apples can you email me at frankc223@comcast.net?
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    I'm here to help...

    Linda, I am so sorry for your loss.
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    I'm here to help...

    Melissa, I have my fingers crossed for you and the open positions. Sorry about all of the troubles you have been having. When it rains it pours. Linda, I was so hoping they would find your brothers problem. Do they have any other tests in mind to try? Glad you are feeling better Janet. Welcome back Phyl. The pictures of Zoey on FB are too cute.
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    I'm here to help...

    Jessica, are you taking any blood pressure pills? If so, it may be time to see your doc about coming off (or lowering) them. Apples, is right - see your doc. It isn't right for that to happen. When I was losing, I passed out. My BP had gotten to low. It was time to come off the meds.
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    I'm here to help...

    Melissa, I have been thinking about you. How the heck are you?
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    I'm here to help...

    Cheri, Thank God that you are strong, healthy and able to help your DD and David. Thank God that they trust you and that they let you help. Hugs.
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    I'm here to help...

    Julie, I am so glad you are feeling better! That has to feel wonderful after the last couple of years. I understand your concern however all you need to do is keep it in check. You can do this! You will gain confidence as you go along without any gains. One thought for you - now that most of your pain has been relieved maybe, once you are healed of course, you can begin walking or doing some sort of activity to help burn calories. You might even be able to lose weight now!
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    Curious as to cost

    In the Chicago area TT $7000. Breast lift with implants $7500.
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    I'm here to help...

    Melissa, like Laura said, we all care about you. Hang in there. Do you have someone nearby that you can talk to and spend some time with? Even though we are here for you it really helps to have someone to talk with over a cup of coffee. Baby step # 1 - take a deep breath. It will be OK if you let it be OK. Step # 2 each day when you get up write down something you are blessed with. At times like this it is all to easy to focus on the negative. By writing down something positive, it forces you to admit that good exists. I don't have all the answers. But I do have a hug (((( )))).
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    I'm here to help...

    :D Thanks Jessica! Glad you enjoyed your cruise. You have a beautiful family!
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    I'm here to help...

    I am trying our Jessicas picture inserting directions. If this works you will see a picture of my daughter and I from Christmas.
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    I'm here to help...

    Linda, make the time and go for the consult. The consultation is free and you can get lots of information. If you are going to try to get insurance to pay be sure to play up the back pain and skin rashes. The PS I went to said that insurance will pay only if there is medical problems. I told him about my skin rashes and he said mine were no way bad enough to qualify. He told me that they usually pay if the panus is very large (about half way down the thigh) and significant back problems. He said he would submit it for approval but that realistically, I would not be approved. I will be self pay at $7000. It's a lot of money, but this is what I need to put some closure on the fat phase of my life. We saved for a year for this so we could pay cash. I didn't know until I went for the consultation that there is financing availble through credit care. I hope you get some info on your brother soon.
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    I'm here to help...

    We went to Pins for Pups last night. What fun! It was a bowling fund raiser for Magnificent Mutts, a local dog rescue group. About ten of the firemen at my husbands station bought tickets so we had a big group of friends. It is actually the mother of one of the firemen who runs the organization. Anyway, we won lots of prizes. The first was the door prize which is a grooming session for Charlie at a local doggy beauty shop. Next we won a die cast motorcycle in the raffle. We are taking it to my sisters’ grandson today. And last I won a manicure / pedicure and a basket of products in the silent auction. LOL, there must have been some kind of mix up – I opened my basket this morning to see what was in it and there is lots of hand and foot products. Then I opened the gift certificate and found a certificate for a haircut and style. Ooops, it looks like the certificate for the mani pedi went in the haircut basket and the certificate for the haircut went in the mani pedi basket. Oh well, I needed a haircut too. Like I said, it was a fun night and, as I kept reminding my husband as I bought lots of tickets, it was for the pups!
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