GinaJ posted a discussion topic 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I have a staph infection that got a lot worse over one night. Staples were removed yesterday, sutures are still in because incision site reopened at infected areas. I think this was all my fault. I don't think I was debriding it well enough when I show


GinaJ posted a discussion topic 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Still having aot of pain. Left leg hurts more than right. Not able to walk with a normal gait. Still hurts to sit on the toilet. I keep thinking it will get better soon, but it does not seem like it has. I have a follow up appointment in 3 days. I don'


GinaJ posted a discussion topic 12 months ago

Today is Friday. I went to my follow up Wednesday and every other staple was removed down my legs. That area isn't too bad, but the pain closest to my lady parts is still horrible where those sutures are. I had hoped I would be feeling better by today.


GinaJ posted a discussion topic 12 months ago

I am able to sleep in one position all night with no problems. Today I was able to get up from bed and recliner by myself and walk without the rolling walker. I still hate having to urinate because of the discomfort. I do feel better and did not feel t


GinaJ posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Well, the lower body lift was better than anticipated. The inner thigh lift is a lot worse. I woke up in recovery feeling fine. Any movement at all sent my pain level through the roof. After I made it home I was only able to use the Go Girl to urinate.


GinaJ posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Lower body lift performed in October, and now I'm going in for inner thigh lift in December. Once again I don't know what to expect or what would help to have at home during to recovery. Any advice is appreciated.


GinaJ wrote First Plastic Surgery Procedure Completed - LBL 1 year, 1 month ago

I had my first plastic surgery procedure on October 26, 2017; a lower body lift. I was very nervous about pain control afterwards, however, that was not an issue for me.  I ended up staying two nig...


GinaJ posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

I had my LBL on 10/26/17. I stayed 2 nights in the hospital due to nausea, vomiting, and low blood pressure. I could not stand up without almost passing out and getting nauseated.

My first f/u appointment, which was 5 days after surgery went we


GinaJ posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

I am very anxious about my upcoming surgery on 10/26/17. I will have the LBL done at that time and then 6 weeks later the mastopexy. I am just afraid of the level of pain and the pulling sensation.

Any experience or tips you can share would be


GinaJ wrote 9 year update 1 year, 2 months ago

My surgery was August 2009 and I have kept the weight off. I waited a long time but have a consult with a plastic surgeon on Monday for a lower body lift and breast lift with augmentation. I had an...


GinaJ posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
123 lbs lost -  I just wanted to say how happy I am that I received the lap band.  My surgery date was 8-19-08, and I have kept off 123 lbs.  This was the best decision I could have made!!  I run...

GinaJ wrote a blog post 6 years, 4 months ago
4 year update - My surgery was August 19, 2008.  Today, August 16, 2012, I now weigh 152 lbs.  I have kept off a total of 123 lbs.  I feel great.  This was the best thing I could have done!

GinaJ wrote a blog post 8 years, 9 months ago
February 25, 2010 - Well, I went to my surgeons office on Monday because I had gained weight.  I gained 10 lbs since 10/08/10.  I am so upset.  I am up a pant size.  I feel like a failure.  He have me...

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About Me
San Antonio, TX
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30.1
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Surgery
08/19/2008
Surgery Date
May 08, 2005
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260lbs
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160lbs

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