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Yes, but as they say "Do as I tell you not as I do". I've always been a numbers person and despite feeling comfortable with how I currently look and ambivalent about the effort it is going to take to make that scale start moving again, it is driving me absolutely batty that I'm theoretically up 10-20 pounds post surgery. Though obviously not batty enough to actually do anything about it or I wouldn't have ate the top off 3 slices of pizza for lunch today or the McD's ice cream cone yesterday.

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You sound quite normal to me. You sound healthy to me too. What do you need to sound happy? You deserve a giant pat on the back for the work you've done, and the results you have. Take some time to let it all catch up, and do something special to reward your health! Thinking of you often-Kimberly

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This is a great thread, thank you so much for posting it and keeping it going!!!!

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Riley,

Nice to meet you. I'm still up 15-20 pounds but fairly happy and the stomach is still good. I do believe I'll get back to weight loss again soon but I'm healthy, happy and there are more things to worry about in life than my pants size.

Don't get me wrong the TT was the best thing I ever did. Life without a pannis is heavenly. It so makes being a little overweight bearable.

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Riley,

Nice to meet you. I'm still up 15-20 pounds but fairly happy and the stomach is still good. I do believe I'll get back to weight loss again soon but I'm healthy, happy and there are more things to worry about in life than my pants size.

Don't get me wrong the TT was the best thing I ever did. Life without a pannis is heavenly. It so makes being a little overweight bearable.

Hi,

Was your surgery painful and did you have an inpatient stay or was it an outpatient surgery? Sorry if I am coming into the middle of the conversation and you have already answered these questions?

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Hi,

Was your surgery painful and did you have an inpatient stay or was it an outpatient surgery? Sorry if I am coming into the middle of the conversation and you have already answered these questions?

No problems.

I had my extended TT almost exactly 2 years ago. I know this is going to sound crazy but I can't remember for sure but I'd swear it was outpatient. This has been a crazy week for me with my 40th B-Day, my son's 6th and then double coupons at K-mart all week just to add to the chaos. And I'm too tired to even remember correctly much less look up the answer on this blog myself.

I do remember that it wasn't near as painful as I had expected after watching all those plastic surgery makeover shows. To me it felt like an exaggerated muscle stiffness. The best I can describe it is as if I had done a couple hundred too many sit ups which is not pleasant for sure but again not what I'd call true pain just soreness. The oddest thing was taking showers for the first month. I was given a binder to wear around my waist and I would only remove it to shower. Not wearing it for those first weeks was the oddest sensation. It wasn't painfull at all, it just felt VERY VERY wierd.

Actually I was back to work part time (albeit in my pj's) in less than a week. One reason I think things went so smoothly is that my PS is one that believes in sending you home with a pain pump. I wore it in a fanny pack and it fed a constant slow drip of pain med directly to the incision area for the first week. If the pain did escalate I could press a button on it to send a quick larger dose to the area though I took care not to do that as once the meds ran out there was no refilling it and I preferred a week of small discomfort over a few days of none. I was also very dilligent about taking my oral pain meds on schedule though I never took as large a dose as he prescribed.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Sorry if this response was jumbled but I'm "functioning" on just a few hours sleep at the moment and getting ready to head to bed for my first full night sleep in a week.

Oh, and don't ask about the whole K-mart thing unless you want to see me wax on and on and on about the $1000 plus dollars worth of stuff I was "paid" to take out of their stores after coupons this week. It has become my new insanity and addiction. But at least this addiction is FREE and doesn't make me gain weight, though it does disrupt my sleep and family life at times.

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No problems.

I had my extended TT almost exactly 2 years ago. I know this is going to sound crazy but I can't remember for sure but I'd swear it was outpatient. This has been a crazy week for me with my 40th B-Day, my son's 6th and then double coupons at K-mart all week just to add to the chaos. And I'm too tired to even remember correctly much less look up the answer on this blog myself.

I do remember that it wasn't near as painful as I had expected after watching all those plastic surgery makeover shows. To me it felt like an exaggerated muscle stiffness. The best I can describe it is as if I had done a couple hundred too many sit ups which is not pleasant for sure but again not what I'd call true pain just soreness. The oddest thing was taking showers for the first month. I was given a binder to wear around my waist and I would only remove it to shower. Not wearing it for those first weeks was the oddest sensation. It wasn't painfull at all, it just felt VERY VERY wierd.

Actually I was back to work part time (albeit in my pj's) in less than a week. One reason I think things went so smoothly is that my PS is one that believes in sending you home with a pain pump. I wore it in a fanny pack and it fed a constant slow drip of pain med directly to the incision area for the first week. If the pain did escalate I could press a button on it to send a quick larger dose to the area though I took care not to do that as once the meds ran out there was no refilling it and I preferred a week of small discomfort over a few days of none. I was also very dilligent about taking my oral pain meds on schedule though I never took as large a dose as he prescribed.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Sorry if this response was jumbled but I'm "functioning" on just a few hours sleep at the moment and getting ready to head to bed for my first full night sleep in a week.

Oh, and don't ask about the whole K-mart thing unless you want to see me wax on and on and on about the $1000 plus dollars worth of stuff I was "paid" to take out of their stores after coupons this week. It has become my new insanity and addiction. But at least this addiction is FREE and doesn't make me gain weight, though it does disrupt my sleep and family life at times.

Thanks for the PS surgery information. Now I am interested in the KMart adventure but probably not on this website. Get some rest and thanks again. :smile:

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Hi Ghost! Nice to hear that a fellow September bandster is doing well. I remember your tt adventures as well as my own. Glad they're over and life is going well. I still think that having a TT was one of the best decisions I ever made for my body image. Hope you get some rest and glad you're doing well!

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Hi Ghost! Nice to hear that a fellow September bandster is doing well. I remember your tt adventures as well as my own. Glad they're over and life is going well. I still think that having a TT was one of the best decisions I ever made for my body image. Hope you get some rest and glad you're doing well!

Hi Karey, Long time no see... I have to agree, my TT was also one of the best decisions I have made, even in sprite of the issues I had recovery wise. How have you been?

Kelly

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Nice top. I type something then have to wait 2 plus minutes for it to appear. And editing is completely out.

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