More Post Mommy Makeover Update

OK, a few more update things.  First, I weighed this morning and was at 139.5 pounds on my home scale.  That is the first time I’ve been under 140 since about 1991.

Today I had a follow up appointment with the doctor.  It is now 4 weeks (and 1 day) post-surgery.  There were a couple of interesting things.  I got a copy of the page from my record showing exactly how much was removed during my surgery.

The tummy tuck itself removed 3 pounds.  The liposuction removed 2.9 pounds.  I had .06 pounds removed from one breast and .22 from the other (this difference was due to wanting to even out the two sides).  So, the total is 6.18 pounds.

One interesting thing was this record showed my pre op weight (taken at the hospital was 146 pounds.  I weighed at home the morning of surgery I was at 147 pounds on my home scale.  I’ve long felt that scale was weighing me about a pound heavier than I really am, so this was confirmation of that. [Read more…]

Update – Surgery and Weight

Just an update.  Saturday I weighed at home (so no clothes, unlike at Weight Watchers) and I was at 140 pounds.  I was really happy about this as for the first time I was about half a pound under my new baseline (pre-surgery weight less what was removed).  That is mostly because I just haven’t been very hungry since I had surgery.  I tend to have 3 small meals and a snack and that is it.  I’ve eaten takeout a few times and have started to go out some but I’m still not eating as much as before.  I’m sure that will change with time but right now I’m glad since I’m not very active.

Here is a photo that give an idea of where my tummy is at after 3 weeks.

3 weeks photo

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Recovering after Mommy Makeover!

11 days I had my tummy tuck and breast lift (together called a Mommy makeover) and had some more cholesterol deposits on my eyes removed.  I had a rough start to my recovery but am doing well now.

The night of surgery I spent at the hospital and everything went fine.  The doctor came by in the morning and looked at everything and removed the drains from my breasts but left in 2 drains for the tummy tuck.  Even though I had Exparel, which deadens for a few days the muscles inside, the tummy tuck still hurt more than I expected.  The breast lift never hurt at all.  As soon as I was able to pee on my own, I went home. The hardest part was that I had to walk hunched over and my neck really hurt a lot.  In evening, I was walking around for a couple of minutes every hour or so and I suddenly just started throwing up.  I threw up 3 times that night which was really painful.  I did call the doctor and he said it wasn’t unusual but he had me come in the following morning.  He looked at everything and said everything looked OK.  He changed my antinausea medication and added a muscle relaxant for my neck.

I did found out that he removed 6.362 pounds from the surgery.  He removed 100cc from my left breast because it was a little larger and he made both breasts similar.  Most everything else removed was from the tummy tuck and liposuction.  I weighed 147 right before surgery, to that would make my new base line about 140.6 pounds. [Read more…]

July Weigh In

I was happy to weigh in today at 147.8 pounds, up 2.4 pounds from June.  And, yes, I truly was happy.  In this time between surgeries, I have set my goal as to maintain.  So, yes, I would have preferred to not gain 2.4 pounds since June.  But, I am still within my maintenance window where I maintained my free lifetime status at Weight Watchers.  I need to weigh at or below 148 pounds for that.  And, there was a time during this week, when I was above it.

This is an example of how weight doesn’t necessarily reflect what you have immediately done.  Had I weighed in at either of the last two Saturdays I would have weighed less than today.  But, ironically, this was my best week for food since I had my surgery in May. And the two weeks before this week where next best.  So, really, this week has gone well.  What I think I am seeing on the scale now is a reflect of the last couple of weeks of June and the first week of this month when I really was higher than usual.  It just took that long for it to really reflect on the scale. [Read more…]