BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago

I'm 6 years out from DS surgery.  Still have to buy a large shirt to fit my bat wings in the sleeves.  What was the average cost for your arm lift?  Was it worth it?


BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Scar reduction cream/oil to use? - At week 6 and can use creas but don't know what to use to get rid of the dark scar from my TT.  My PS recommended bio cream, but I can't find it online.  Any suggestions?

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Exercise after TT and breast lift - PS said I could resume exercise after 6 weeks.  I'm still sore n my breasts and upper abdominals.  When did those of you resume biking, running, sit ups?

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Breast lift tear - I'm 5 weeks post op.  breast lift and developed a tear a vertex of anchor  incision last week.  It is about the size of an eraser or a bit bigger.  PS said to use gauze and neos...

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Swelling question again - After your TT did your swelling feel heavy, like a bit like late stage pregnancy.  Not that I'm noticeably swelling that large, but I do feel a heaviness at times.  And itching ...

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Swel - I'm reading about 3 week swell hell, what is this?  After drains come out?  Had TT. 11 days ago so I'm trying to prepare.  One drain was removed 7 days after surgery and the 2nd...

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Dog ears? - I had a TT 10 days ago and my surgeon said I had dog ears on the ends of my incisions on my hips.  I was loopy at the time so sissy really pay any attention.  What are dog ears ...

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
advice for TT and breast lift no implants? - I'm getting TT and breast lift in 3 weeks. Any advice for aftercare. I have a lazy boy. Will I need someone to help me get up, to the restroom? For how long?. When can I drive...

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
anyone get BCBS to cover your vits? - Do any of you get BCBS to cover vitamins? If so, did the surgeon need to send a letter or provide a diagnostic code? They rejected my surgeon's letter. I did get vits covered pr...

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Suggestions for insurance coverage for Panni remov - I have BCBS PPO in MI.  I have to meet 3 criteria in order for the insurance co. to cover the panni removal.  I meet the first 2, but the 3rd requirement is that I have to have ...

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
Recovery time off of work. -  I am considering a panni removal, tummy tuck, and breast lift all at once.  My ps said I would be off work 8 weeks.  Can you tell me how long it was for you to be off work?  I hav...

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
Has anyone had a breast lift w/o implants? -  I met with a surgeon that said he could do a breast lift without an implant but I would most likely be very small if I were to lose more weight.  How wre your results?

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BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 8 years, 9 months ago
Consult questions to ask - So I"m not at goal but my stomach (panni) is becoming ever so annoying and painful in pants and impeding my psoriasis to clear in the mons region.  I've decided to start plastic su...

BetsyDP accomplished a goal 8 years, 9 months ago
take a shower and have the towel wrap all around me!

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 8 years, 9 months ago
Anyone lose significant weight after 2nd anniversa - I just had my 2nd surgiversary last month and realized I only lost 21 pounds in the last year.  I'm still considered "obsese".  Am I out of my losing window to get to a normal BMI?...

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 8 years, 9 months ago
Gluten and Dairy Issues and DS - I've been diagnosed with a gluten intolerance and now have to eliminate gluten from my diet.  Any ideas how to get high protein in without dairy?  Any tasty recipes or snacks that ...

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 9 years, 1 month ago
Prednisone and malabsorbtion - I have been prescribed prednisone for Adrenal insufficiency and haven't seen results.  I'm wondering if I'm malabsorbing some of it?  Any thoughts? 

BetsyDP posted a discussion topic 9 years, 3 months ago
Familiar w/ Leaky Gut Syndrome anyone have it? - After developing severe chronic fatigue since my surgiversary and psoriasis and plummeting coritisol levels, I set an appointment with an ENDO but it took 4 months and bunch of red...

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East Lansing, MI
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08/21/2009
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May 17, 2009
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