Friday, January 9, 2009

Date is Set!!


Everyone meet my surgeon, Dr. Jack Gelman. The date is finally set, February 18th at 7:30 am at Ingalls Surgical Center in Frankfort, Illinois. The appointment went well and we took the dreaded before picture. Looking at this picture you wouldn't be able to tell that I was wearing those little paper underwear they give you to take the before pictures. I find that quite humorous looking at the photo knowing that. What can I tell you that I have learned from my appointment? Well I guess I haven't told you what we decided would be the best course of action to take with my situation. I will be having excess skin removed from my out thighs and buttocks. In the days to come I will take before picture and will posted them, one reason I decided to take those little paper underwear home with me. The incision will continue from my tummy tuck scar all the way around. The incision will be very low and I have talked to two patient who have had surgery from him they said their scared are very fine, which is something I wanted. The surgery itself will take four hours and we will need to arrive at the surgical center at 6:30. So if all goes well I could be home early afternoon. I will come home with a pain pump and four drains. I am to do pretty much nothing for two weeks and he said I may be able to go back to my own training in 4 weeks. But the focus will be to take the time I need to heal properly and I know with experience from my last surgery that I need to be more diligent with that. So I plan on making a plan on how I am going to make sure that happens. I will be wearing a very tight undergarment to "hold everything tight in place". The pain pump will be removed when I see the doctor two to three days after my surgery also at that time I will be able to shower. I am both excited and nervous at the same time. I know I can not take this surgery lightly because it is a major surgery and I am trying to keep that in site. But I do know that this surgeryis necessary and that I have done everything in my power to change my body and there is nothing else "I' can do at this point besides the surgery. I look forwarded in the weeks ahead and will keep updated on the journey to surgery day. My focus at this point is to making sure that my client aware of what is happening and lining up someone to train them in my absence.
State tune for more details to come.

2 comments:

FrazierFamily-PressingOn said...

OMG!!! This is so exciting!!! It's Marie from Sparkpeople (feb_showers16). I cannot wait. You will be so happy to have it over and done with and behind you!!!

Linda said...

Best wishes! it's going to be great!