The pain will be worth it! I need to be conservative about buying clothes until then because I'll have to go get new jeans! :)
I was jumping around scaring the cats when I booked the day. It's REALLY going to happen. It won't just be a dream of someday.
Yay! I am going to be butchered much like an animal. My jaw dropped the first time I saw a LBL done on big Medicine. I'm going to have that PLUS the vertical line. I bet I'm whiny for weeks following.
That kinda whiney is a good whiney, though. Its ok, those of us who love you will still love you through whininess.
My ob is going to give me a bit of a panniculectomy along with my c-section and people think I'm crazy for being excited.
I watch a c-section. You will have a cute baby to distract you through the healing. I want to see pics!! That will make me less whiny. Maybe sending out gross pictures of my drains will amuse me while healing. Or stroking my new belly which is no longer a marsupial.
I don't think you are at ALL crazy considering I have to arrange my creepy belly skin in my pants every time I put them on so they don't pinch me.
My first c-section (which was done under a general anesthetic) was tough to get through, but I also had to make daily trips to the hospital to see my baby for 3 months, so that couldn't have helped.
My second c-section (a spinal anesthetic): a week after I was home from the hospital I was weeding my garden... I think subsequent surgeries are easier to heal from, but maybe I just had a better doc?
My OB's hubby is a cosmetic surgeon (part of the reason I picked her). She said she'll have to make my section incision wider but that she can get rid of some of my pannus. Something my male OB with last baby refused to do. I don't know how godo the results would be, but anything's got to help this hideous woohoo hiding flap of skin!
Many congrats! (And here's hoping yours go way smoother than mine!)
BTW, I noticed butterflyfiblu
added me yesterday, and you're the only common friend we have. For security reasons ATM I'm not adding strangers to my LJ unless one of my friends has known them for a while and can vouch for them. Just curious if you've know her for a bit or if she's brand new on your flist too?
I've known her in person since 2002.
Thanks for the reply. Though when I went to add her, she was already gone. *shrugs*
2008-04-25 08:12 pm (UTC)
Fantastic sweetie. I am SO hoping this helps you feel like you've finally "arrived". I don't mean "done" - the emotional/mental stuff is hard to shake... but I hope you can truly love your body and celebrate your hard work.
I think it will help to get back some of the functionality I've lost. Especially the sex drive part. I want my mojo back.
2008-04-25 08:51 pm (UTC)
Mojo is good. So is self acceptance (as much a measure of it as we can have in this effed up society). I wish both for you.
YAY! I'm so excited for you!
It will be many many months before it is all done, but getting start in 2 months time! That is exciting. I bet it will seem like no time at all until it's the day.
How can I help? I want to be there for you.
Well, the first few days I won't be up for much, but I'll need some company for sure after awhile.
WONDERFUL!!!!! I am extremely excited for you! Gosh, I wish I had 18K so I could get mine done.....yeah...that will be the day :)
Congrats! you so deserve it!
I think most of them are NOT 18k. He said mine will be "very aggressive". Mine also will have the vertical incision at the top, so a whole extra area (that's why no boobs for me right now).
As far as plastics go, I knew even pre-op that I'd need this. I wish more insurance covered the belly part which really isn't just cosmetic.
I agree about the insd. covering the belly part. Would they want to walk around that way? I think not. Im just sick looking, and my belly button is always getting nasty. Oh well... Someday ;0 Maybe we meed to join a revolution for Plastics...force the insurance companies to pay!! LOL
I am SO happy for you! :)