8.03.2016

Lower Body Lift - Days 4 and 5: GRAPHIC TALK AND PICS.


Day 4 I was feeling a bit better, but I still had not gone #2 and people {i.e. Oma} were starting to get worried. So I was a brave girl and tried a suppository for the first time, yikes. Let's just say I'll forever remember my MIL handing them to me asking if I had any KY Jelly around. Then she made me drink a huge cup of HOT prune juice. OMG. Nasty, but it worked. I am already loving the results I'm seeing, my outer thighs have always been a huge insecurity of mine and to see them looking so smooth is almost shocking. I feel like it's too good to be true honestly.


I'm still bent over pretty far, about 90 degrees, and I can only walk around or stand for about 3 minutes before I HAVE to sit down. I'm very happy with my belly button so far also, it's looking very natural and I hope it stays that way once I'm all healed.


The doctor said he removed 6 pounds of skin, he said I had very little fat and he was even surprised at how much extra skin there was all the way around. He did some small lipo on my thighs mostly to loosen the skin and be able to pull it really tight. I have no bruising, and one incision line all the way around.


The kids came home yesterday and let me tell you, I was worn out just trying to 'make' dinner. I had to sit down between each task, I stopped taking my pain meds yesterday so I could poop and I had a small glass of wine, but I was so exhausted it really didn't help. I got lucky and only had to change one poopy diaper {kneeling on the floor} before Oliver got off work. I'm not even joking when I say that he came out and asked 'what's for dinner' omfg. hahahha. I told y'all he has a 2 day caretaker limit, once the kids were back he expects it to be fed to him. Negative. I feed those I birthed, he's out of luck for a while still.


He did drive me to my doctor appointment this morning, someone commented that I should at least take the pain meds before bedtime so I took 2 and woke up feeling really nauseous this morning. The doctor said he wanted to leave all my drains in until Monday because I'm still having a lot of swelling in my thighs and back, they are annoying, but I'd rather not walk around even more puffy just to have them out. He gave me a binder to wear 24/7 for the next 2 weeks, it helps with the back support so much!! The surgery nurse was telling me that my surgery was one of the most gratifying that they've had, my hard work should be shining though once I'm all healed up!! I'm really so excited to see what I can look like without all that dulling my vision. I used Dr. Lemmon at Regional Plastic Surgery Center, this is my 3rd surgery with him and can't recommend him enough, I felt like he was very upfront with what I could expect from my surgery.

23 comments :

  1. Congrats, lady! You're looking so good, and I'm so happy for you!! Also, thanks for the recommendation, I'm now checking into Dr. Lemmon for new boobies! :)

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  2. AWESOME! You deserve it girl!

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  3. I (a nurse) was the one who told you to take meds before bed. �� I seriously thought you would sleep better if you took them and hoped they would help ease some pain this morning. Now I feel like an asshole.

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    1. So apparently, no more meds are needed lol. I am sooooo sorry!

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    2. Oh, but you seriously look awesome. Total inspiration!

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    3. Oh no! It was great advice I slept awesome I should've taken the anti nauseous meds too though :)

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  4. Look at your thighs!!! Great job!

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  5. The results already are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I would imagine that you have really helped out a lot of people by simply sharing your journey.

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  6. This is awesome! You have worked SO hard and you deserve to see that hard work and payoff! I can't wait to see the afters - thank you for sharing all of this with us! And I'm glad even with the struggles you're in good spirits!! ox

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  7. I can't even believe how amazing the surgery went and what the results are so far! You must feel so happy and excited! I know that I have been following your blog for along time - and I'm totally a huge supporter :)

    Way to go girl!

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  8. You look so great now and I can't wait to see how it looks in a few weeks! So happy for you!

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  9. You look AMAZING!!! I can't wait to see what you look like after you are able to stand upright. I've had 2 liver surgeries so I know exactly what you feel like walking around bent over.

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  10. You are looking amazing!! So awesome and inspiring to see all the hard work you have put in! U deserve this x100!

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  11. Congratulations!! You look awesome to be 5 days post op. I cant wait to see what you look like with swelling down!!

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  12. You are looking amazing and I cannot tell you how impressed I am at your ability to get around so soon after surgery! You go girl!

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  13. When the drains come out you'll be able to be up right more. Mine were each about 3 feet long inside of me!

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  14. I'm so excited for you! Your hard work is really showing and you totally deserve it!

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  15. I'm so excited for you! Your hard work is really showing and you totally deserve it!

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  16. Your results look amazing so far! Hoping the recovery flies by for you though-and I'd be the same w my husband. LOL You a big boy, get your own dang food 😜 (I can't believe you
    made dinner!) woo, makes me ache just seeing you sitting in the kitchen. Excited to see what the coming weeks/ months of recovery look like. Thanks for sharing-always an inspiration to me!

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  17. You look amazing. Seriously amazing!

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  18. Girl, get your friend posse to arrange food delivery for your babies and big boy. That has saved me when I had surgery. =) You look awesome.

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  19. What is the reasoning for being bent over?

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