Holy cow I am so so bruised. Now that I am no longer feeling faint at the site of frankentummy, I've been able to really examine it and my progress. When I took off Myrtle the Girdle today before my shower I even tried on a pair of bikini bottoms to see exactly where the scar sat. With swelling these bottoms hit right at the scar line.

I took a couple of pics - they're not insanely graphic, no staples in sight, but the bruising matches the purple bikini quite nicely.

I am most sore today from hunching, my lower back muscles are screaming right now with my support garment off (it's in the dryer.)

Oh-I keep forgetting to tell you guys, I DID have muscle repair work needed, my muscles had separated all up the middle so he fixed that.  I kind of knew it - there were certain ab exercises I just couldn't do before, even though I was strong enough to do much harder things.

Today has been a good day, I really feel a lot closer to normal. Thanks for all the love and comments!


Alison said...

Your scar is remarkably neat, you will look amazing once its all healed.

headin_to_mxico said...

Oh honey Owch! It hurts me just to look at that bruising. Your tummy is going to look amzaing! The scar is nice and low, and all the extra skin is gone. So happy for you.

Lyla said...

Your bruise sort of looks like Jesus. I'm pretty sure it's a miracle ;)

The Cozy (not crazy) Coconut said...

Angie - if you look this good so soon out - you are going to be just amazing looking when all the swelling goes down. What a strong woman you are!
Lyla - OMG - I thought the same thing when I saw it very small on the side of my blog. I didn't want to say anything - but when I read your comment I realized it wasn't just me! When you look at it in bigger size - it doesn't look like it -But as a small thumbnail....I have to agree. Truly a miracle! LOL

Gilly said...

Hey Angie...thanks so much for posting these! It's actually looking great! I'm really impressed with how quickly you seem to be bouncing back...and I can tell you're going to look super amazing when it's all healed!

Catherine55 said...

OUCHHHH!!! That looks so painful! But I can already tell that your stomach is going to look good!! So exciting! Thanks for posting -- glad you are feeling a little better. xoxoxo

Blossom said...

Oh my gosh, it looks really painful! But from what you're saying it looks worse than it is (I think? I hope!). I'm sure you're really swollen right now, so please post pics after your healing is finished!

Jacquie said...

You looked great before Angie but man, when this swelling goes down your mama better not let you out of her sight!

Linda said...

I'm amazed your stomach looks so good. I imagined much worse the first week. Thanks for posting these - my extra skin is bringing me down lately, so it's awesome to see the possible future.

Jen said...

Thanks for posting these, it's not as bad as I imagined. It's going to look fantastic! Congratulations!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for sharing. Glad you are feeling better.

Camille said...

Honestly, your incision and belly look really good, but OUCH!! Congrats on your new belly!!

Marie said...

You are going to love the result! The scar will fade nicely!

Something About Kellie said...

despite the bruising and the swelling it is looking excellent! hope the recovery continues to be good. Those abs are gonna look awesome!!!

tessierose said...

Really, it's going to be amazing, you look so good so soon out. I hope you continue to heal quickly, keep us posted~

Elliana said...

You are going to look even more amazing in a few weeks! Make sure you get good nutrition to promote excellent healing. I am impressed with your go get'em attitude...atta girl!

Jess said...

Those are gonna look so weird (cool weird) when they turn all yellowy green.

So excited for you to wear that bikini with confidence next summer!!

Darlin1 said...

OMG!!! You already look amazing!!!

Take good care of yourself!!

Good for you!!

Jess said...

Holy crap that looks painful!!!! Ugh! But I agree, the scar is neat so I bet you will hide it well once everything unswells!

Good for you girl!

Nicole said...

I miss you! Hope the pain gets better..looking like you will have a 6 pack in no time xox

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Mini-Goals and Statistics

A Quick Reference - 111lbs down
Height: 5'8
Highest Weight; January 2009: 270
Surgery Weigh; March 4th: 255
Tummy Tuck December 15, 2010!
Current Weight: 150s
Current BMI: healthy!

Mini Goal 1: 240 - re-reached April 29th - 15lbs/9 weeks.
Mini Goal 2: 230 - reached June 12th. - 10lbs/6 weeks.
Mini Goal 3: 220 - reached July 18th. - 10lbs/5 weeks.
Mini Goal 4: 210 - reached September 2nd. 10lbs/7 weeks.
Mini Goal 5: 199 - reached October 19, 10lbs/11 weeks
Mini Goal 6: 189 - reached December 18, 10lbs/9 weeks
Mini Goal 7: 179 - reached February 23, 10lbs/9.5weeks
Mini Goal 8: 169 - reached March 26, 10lbs/4.5weeks
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