Friday, January 21, 2011

One week out...

OK--so I am just over a week out from the SmartLipo and I have to tell you, I'm pretty stinking pleased!  I still have some VERY lower ab swelling and side flank swelling around my hips--but that is where he had to do the most work.

I go on Monday for my first follow up and we'll see what he says.  I have been a VERY good girl and have worn the binder RELIGIOUSLY every single stinking day.  I HATE IT!  I tried Spanx one day earlier this week and I honestly cannot tell you what was worse--actually, I can.  The SPANX are worse.  What the hell instrument of torture are those things--do people really wear them all the time?  UGH--no thanks.  Maybe after I am done being sore and swollen, I can use them to "smooth out", but my Deity, that thing is of the DEBIL~!!!

It's not really too bad wearing the binder at night because I get to laydown and things are all nice and tight and where they are supposed to be--but sitting up and bending over and oh, MOVING is a bit crazy when you are wrapped up like a mummy from boobs to hips.  I like what I am seeing--alot, but due to the huge RACK that I have, I am either still going to look heavy or look like a porn star depending on the clothes I wear.

I have always wanted to get a boob reduction--but now I am really going to have to think long and hard about seriously pursuing it--because I cannot run around looking like Pam Anderson--it's just not a good look for a mom living in OHIO....

OK--that is your update for now...have a great weekend--keep warm...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It is done.....

OK--so THE EVENT has happened.  On Wednesday afternoon............. I had SmartLipo. 

I did my upper and lower abs and flanks.  I am 4 days post op and I can tell you that the results are already AMAZING!  I am still very swollen, but I can already tell a huge difference in my shape.

I have been researching it and thinking about it since last Spring--and a conversation with a friend who had her chin done and some other work done by the same surgeon made me just decide to go for it.

I was as nervous as all get out--especially since I had to wean off the Zoloft--I was a train wreck by the time the surgery was to begin. 

It took about 2 hours and I was totally awake for it--it was not painfull at all--just VERY weird feeling.  The only part that really stung was the inital movement of the Lidocaine thru the area.  The nurse, dr and I were talking, laughing and joking throughout the procedure--I had to put in my IPOD for the "sucking out" part because that sound was pretty disgusting.  I had over 3500cc's of stuff removed.  It was disgusting!  Really turned me off eating for ever! 

I think the worst part of the whole thing was the night and day after--so much drainage of the tumescent fluid and icky stuff--I went thru tons of pads and clothes.  People kept asking what it was like--and seriously, I had to stand in a tub to change my dressings because the fluid just literally shot out of me--I had to massage it out as well and that was so gross--it literally was like breast milk shooting out.  GROSS!!!

I stopped "spurting" yesterday--and only had to massage the fluid  out in the morning.  I am down to just having gauze pads over the 5 holes (which are TEENY).  I think I will just put bandiads over them tomorrow as I am not bleeding or anything any more. 

I have to wear an abdominal binder for 2 weeks--which makes it hard to breathe and move--but I want the BEST results, so I am going to play by the rules (Dr. said I could switch to SPANX if I wanted to after a week--but we'll see).  I have taken nothing more than Tylenol or Advil for discomfort--it has just felt like I had a seriously awesome ab workout and am really just muscle sore.  I would not call it "pain" at all.

I worked at home on Thursday--just put my laptop on my belly and did my thing--and was back in the office on Friday.  I could not believe how easy this went--I expected so much worse.

I am seeing dramatic results from under the boobs to the bottom of my belly button--the lower abs and flanks are still pretty swollen--but with minimal brusing.  I'm still kind of numb from the belly button down--I have "feeling", but it's like when you get a cavity filled--again, just weird.

Hubby is also REALLY surprised at how good it looks already.  They say in all the literature that final results can take up to 6 months to see everything (thus, why I did it in Jan--so I am "summer ready"), but if the way I look 4 days later is an indication of how I will look a few months from now, I will be VERY happy.

I will keep you posted.....I have been taking daily pics and maybe I will have the "guts" to post them sometime--but right now, they are just for my personal journey.

If you have any questions, or want to ask me about it--feel free.....

OK--so that is the major thing I planned for myself this year so far....what could be next???

Monday, January 10, 2011

Something I hate about Facebook!


Don't get me wrong, I love Facebook, but I have an issue that I would like to address/ask your opinion about.


A person posts a vauge statement about something most people don't know about--then someone who DOES know about it--copies that same statement and posts it on their page--but provides no additional information.

Is this just a cry for attention from the other person?  Do they post this hoping that others will bomb their page with the "OMG--what happened", "what's going on?"  "I'll pray for you" kind of stuff????  I just don't get it.

My feelings are--if it's such a personal thing and you want the people involved to know you are thinking about/praying for them--why post it on your page?  That is what personal messages are for.  THEN...the other person who copies your statement (and even comments under your note that they are going to copy it and post it) and adds it to their wall--with no explanation?  That just screams attention whore to me.  It's like they are playing the game "I know a secret--and I cannot tell you"--and that is juvenile!  They start getting bombed with "what happened/what's going on" and they don't respond--or they put, "I'll PM you".  It should have been a PM to begin with fool! 

People,  Facebook is a public forum--if it's something you cannot talk about in public--don't put it "out there".

That is just my pet peeve.....thoughts??  How do you feel about it?  Am I over-reacting?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Whaaaattttsssss UUUUppppppp?

OK--now that we have visited 1998 with that title....

How is everyone's new year going so far?  Since I didn't win the lottery, I am at work as usual--blech.

I had an odd day at work yesterday and it makes me wonder how in the hell my job can be so different from one project to another.....from Cardiovascular Excellence Collegiate PORN!  Yep--made that trip all in one day--sometimes I just shake my head at the vast variety of customers we have in our database....

Anyhew--I'm feeling a little "off", I've was sick as a dog for the whole week between Christmas and New Years--I don't wish that on my enemy...but now I am a week out from the "event" and I have had to start weaning myself off of all of my meds except for the blood pressure stuff.  I think going off the Zoloft is what's messing with me...I'm just feeling weird.  So, I am over stressed and under medicated--YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

I'm getting very nervous about the "event".  1-I cannot believe I'm actually doing it and 2, the time from the decision to the "event" has just flown by.  This is something purely for vanity and I have told maybe 4 people what is going on....I'll eventually let you all in on it once it's done.  For those of you who have guessed--NO, I am not getting my boobs done (even though they need a massive reduction and "lift")  That will happen eventually--once I can get the insurance to cover it.  This other thing I have been contemplating for about 6 months and I just decided to "go for it".  AAAHHHH!!  What the hell am I doing????? 

So--anything big in store for any of you this year?????