So, it’s officially one week until my abdominoplasty surgery and I’ve been a little obsessed over the past few days looking up “abdominoplasty success stories”, etc. etc. on Google. I’ve been looking at pictures and reading peoples’ stories to get an idea of what to expect on the day of surgery and in the days following.
There are some very honest people out there, and while I won’t be sharing all of my bare abdomen for the world to see I am very grateful some have shown theirs. Through the perusing I’ve come up with some more specific questions to ask my doctor on Wednesday.
Here and there I’m also thinking of different things I need to take care of. For example, I think I’ll take our step stool to help me get in our Toyota 4Runner post surgery. Yikes. My husband reminded me he’ll be there to help me step up on the running board, but still … We’ll see how strong my arms are. 🙂
Today I went and picked up some hard books and some audiobooks for recovery from the library. I burn the audiobooks onto my computer and then I have as much time as I need to listen to them. I also have some baby hand work gifts I can work on when I’m past the sleeping-all-day stage and just need projects to keep me seated and healing and not bored out of my mind.
That’s about it for today. I’m not really nervous about having surgery. I just can’t believe I’m really doing it and that I’m not going to have a bulging belly anymore. It’s beyond my comprehension what exactly this surgery is going to do for me.
If I had surgery, I would have to have the whole lower body lift. My stomach isn't bad, probably because I didn't have kids. I always carried the weight (and still do) around my hips and thighs. I hope all goes smoothly for you!
Now that's it's actual surgery time I'm going to ask him if he'd suggest the lower body lift versus just the tummy tuck due to sagging in my upper thighs as well as on my sides. We'll see what he says and what the cost increase would be.
Just be patient with the pain level…it will go away. You will be even more beautiful and confident after you have recovered! (I don't mean to scare you re the pain, just being realistic here. You'll survive, of course!) (I'll shut up now. LOL)
My 'bad' area is my upper inner thighs. But I still plan to wear shorts. I'm 62, not ancient. LOL Good luck!
The best way to feel relieved of pre-surgery tension is by consulting others who already underwent the same process. Glad you opened up to reading about other people's journey. I hope the surgery wasn't too much for you, though. I know you're strong, so I have no doubts that you made it through with a huge smile plastered on your face. Hahaha! All the best to you! 🙂
Byron Brewer @ Knight and Sanders