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Sydneymum

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  • Location
    Sydney
  • Surgery/ Procedure
    Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck with muscle & hernia repair
  • Name of Surgeon and Date of Surgery
    October 2012
  • Measurements
    165cm, 58 kg

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  1. Hi Bindy, are you still wearing surgical tape over your scar, or using bio oil, or anything else that you could be reacting to? Otherwise would give the surgeon a call, sometimes the secretary / nurse can help. Cheers.
  2. Oh hi Pisces, so great to hear from you 1 year on! We had our surgeries around the same time, and haven't forgotten you. Good for you for getting back into shape and losing the extra kilos. I'm envious!! Is running all the excercise you did to lose your weight? I just realised it's my new tummys birthday too & didn't even notice. I checked out your photos and all I can say is WOW. Fantastic! It's how I should look. I stopped posting & deleted my photos cos I'm too ashamed. Thanks so much for coming back to say hi! Not many people do.. (Guilty here) cheers x
  3. Hi Parky, wow you sound similar to me a few months ago. I got so annoyed that I rarely bother to post here anymore. I'm almost a year on from my TT. I don't think I swell anymore but I think I do look somewhat better & less swollen these days. I had it all investigated & my surgeon was nice enough to send me for a ct scan. You can prob read back in my previous post somewhere... i think I am looking better these days, but I'm not perfectly flat unless I stand up real straight with my shoulders back & suck in a little. I'm still glad I did the surgery & am way better than my before photos. I put my problem down to : I don't exercise. And I could do with cutting out excess sugars & junk. (i think I was still swelling at night at 6 months.) I just find it too hard!! I tried the gluten free diet for a month or so, but it barely made a difference. I never had any lipo either & the doc didn't think I needed it.
  4. Dr Hayward is in the outskirts of Sydney so his fees are not quite as high as the city surgeons & he did a great job with my TT. Cheers.
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    Hi Tracylee, I remember you from a while back asking me about my doc. Hope you are recovering well & are happy with your results. Take care x
  6. Hi all. Nope. No luck in finding out why my lower tummy now protrudes. Gets pretty bad by night time at certain times of the month, have noticed it can start from mid cycle until just after my period, u only have short ish cycles so I have more 'bad ' days than good. I guess it's an issue I've always had pre surgery, looked great for those first few weeks but has slowly pushed itself out again, complete with fresh new stretch marks. No one has given me answers. Apparently no abnormalities on my test results. And at my last visit with my P.S he said he really didn't know why & said to try working out / stomach crunches for 12 months. Hence to say I'm not thrilled with not getting any answers. Feeling quite shitty about it all to the point that I feel almost as crappy about myself than I did pre surgery. I don't feel like posting here anymore & really can't bring myself to read everyone else's posts about their happy outcomes. That was me once, at least for a little while...
  7. Hi TT, I'm so happy for you that you have recovered well and are happy with your results. I've looked at your photos & you look great! Take care x
  8. Hello. Sorry to hear of your troubles. Pregnancy & childbirth can really stuff up our bodies huh! I had mild spd symptoms during my 3rd & heaviest pregnancy, from about halfway could feel my pubic area grinding when I'd walk & stairs were difficult. However it was after childbirth (baby was huge) that all hell broke lose. I was in severe pain straight afterwards and could not move my legs apart. The walking frame was my friend for about a week while I got by sliding my feet to walk. Physio helped me recover. However my back has been stuffed since my first baby was born because of my weak - or lack of core muscles. I had my TT last October to repair severe muscle separation & 2 small hernias. My back isn't magically fixed but I am working on it with excercise, Pilates & a monthly chiro visit. All the best & hope your surgery helps.
  9. Hi yesno, haven't heard from you for a while. Sorry to hear about your weight gain dilemma. I don't have any advice to give, I don't know anyone directly who has had this surgery done. All I can say is thoroughly research it before considering to go to that extreme. If you were fit & slim prior to your surgery then you can do it again! Take care.
  10. It's ok. Not as bad as it was in those original photos I took. But never as flat as I'd like it to be.
  11. Hi orange veggie , thanks, I haven't been able to do the ultrasound yet. Need to wait for the "right time". Should be within the next 2 weeks or so.
  12. Thanks so much for your help Louise, ive also replied to your pm. Yes I got the metallic taste and the weird hot feeling down below. Very strange. Just to update my thread: I've got my CT scan results & read them. No hernias. As for muscle repair - I think it says its all good? My ps I think will need to check the film & decide. My uterus apparently is bulky & heterogeneous and there is a clip somewhere that's from having my tubes tied? Weird because I've not had it done, don't have an iud or have had any surgeries there. Anyway will get my GP to check it next week & perhaps the ultrasound I'm waiting to have done will clarify any gyno issues I may have. Cheers.
  13. Louise that would be great, thanks! yes I am drinking the yellow cordial stuff right now & have told me ill be having an injection. Said they will give me results after about 2 hours. Is this your field of work may I ask?
  14. Thanks ladies, Louise I haven't been able to have the pelvic / gyno ultrasound as the gp wanted mt to have it at a specific time in my cycle which fell on a day between Anzac Day & the weekend and wasn't able to book in at last minute because I was on vacation. So I have to wait till next month... Booked into CT scan tomorrow so if they give me the results I will read them..
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