Day 4 post op 💕
Last night was a bit rough,I found out the hard way that it's imperative to keep up with your pain relief throughout the night,I was taking my pain relief before I went to sleep but not keeping up with it throughout the night so whenever I would wake up my pain would hit me full force. 💔 So I have now set alarms every couple of hours so i make sure I have some pain relief on board! 😷 Swell hell is still crazy specially around my upper waist but each day it's definitely improving,when I compare my progress photos I can definitely see a difference each day so that's really encouraging 💖
My hemoglobin levels are still low,they should be around 120 and mine are sitting at 74,so going on iron tablets and being closely monitored still! ( hopefully no more blood transfusions) 💉
I still have all 3 drains in as well as my vac machine,the drains will stay in until they are draining under 30ml and they are no where near that at the moment unfortunately! But it's a necessary evil.
Physically I'm fighting through but mentally it's still very much struggling,I think it's only now just hitting me with how serious things had gotten on Thursday night as well as my MS flaring up it's a battle, But one I will win! 👊
I'm keeping positive and letting myself lean on others for support too. I know in a couple months time I'll look back and be so damn proud of myself 💖
I'm loving my new tummy each and everyday day,I'm honestly in awe! 😍
Never posted a #facetofacefriday
probably because I never wanted anyone to see this. Also this is nonselfie-edition and I usually hate pictures taken of myself by others cause I see myself waaay different.
I remember seeing the left picture the first time and I thought it was ridiculous, cause it didn't represent me at all. 😱
But I guess that's what I looked like. Now I guess I look like the right picture.
Btw, left one was not my "worst" time, but I liked the comparison and don't have a lot of those pictures. Also a shoutout to those who know me from school and remember me as the girl on the left. 🤔
No weird faces, no filters, no flattering angle. And I'm finally okay with it. 😇 ..and yes, my two face halves are two totally different people, pssht. 😂
Who knew a towel could be such a handy little piece of workout equipment?? TGIF
Day 3 post op: So yesterday ending up being touch and go things got really serious 💔 ,I ended up having a massive hematoma and was rushed into surgery where they drained 1 litre of blood.. that's right 1 freaking LITRE!!! I also had to have 2 blood transfusions as my hemoglobin levels were super low because of the internal bleeding ( so a massive thank you to all the donors out there too! ) . They popped in 3 drains two on my left side and one on my right and a vac machine that's on the incision they had to reopen to drain the hematoma. ✨ 💕 I'm honestly feeling 10 times better now that the hematoma has been drained. I'm still being closely monitored but hopefully this is here on up now! 🙏 .
. 💖 And I just want to say thank you to everyone for all your love and support it's so overwhelming! Reading your well wishes honestly means so much and gives me that little boost to keep fighting,you are all so wonderful and I'm incredibly blessed to have you guys
following my journey by my side! 💖
ITS OFFICIAL! My excess skin removal and reconstruction surgeries have all been booked in for the 3rd of July 2018 and the balance has been PAID in full ✅ @destinationbeautysurgery
-65kg weight loss.
It hasn’t felt real until now, I am beyond excited to close this chapter of my weight loss adventure and start a new chapter of a healthy life.
Making the decision to change fort health and future I had accepted I would be left with reminders of a past life and bad habits (my excess skin) and I had accepted that, I never dreamed I would get the chance to take that all away and be how I dreamed to be.
Without the help from my fiancé working long hard hours, day and night, rain or shine, this would never have been possible. Thankyou! Thankyou to everybody for all your support over the last 12 months, I will always be there for you as you have always been there for me.
#gastricsleeve #gastricsleevesurgery #gastricsleevecommunity #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #excessskin #excessskinremoval #vsg #vsgcommunity
at first they’ll laugh and ask why you’re doing it. later they’ll ask how you did it. #15weeksout
Day two post op: Managed to snap this wee sneak peek for you guys! 👀
Swelling is crazy as you can tell and still in alot of pain. My hemoglobin levels are really low so I'm having a blood transfusion unfortunately I have a hematoma so I have to go back to theater either tonight or tomorrow morning 💔
I managed to get up and go to loo & do a wee sponge bath and it was way to much for my body to handle at the moment,as I nearly fainted! ( also you can't stand up straight after a Tummy tuck as the skin is pulled so tight so have to be hunched over which is uncomfortable)
So back in bed resting up. My dignity has long gone! My bottom and Fanny has been on display to all the doctors 😂
Definitely won't be home until Monday at the earliest as I'm far to unwell to be going home just yet!
It's definitely really testing emotionally but I keep reminding myself it's okay to cry,I'll come through the other side shining and smiling with a beautiful flat tummy! Just got to be strong and brave 💗
Could do with some positive vibes at the moment too guys 💖💘
Today is a really exciting and insane day for me. Today I am receiving the gift of a lifetime. Today I am having surgery to remove my excess skin after significant weight loss. As many of you know I’ve been in the process of trying to get approved to have skin removal surgery after losing 250 pounds. Well, today I finally get to share with all of you that I recently received the words that I never thought I would hear. I. Am. Approved. I will be having a full reconstruction of my entire core area. This is all kind of scary and beyond exciting for me. I truly believe that this is all by the Grace of God that this has all come to pass. I want to thank everyone who has been praying for me and believing in me as I’ve been on this wild journey. I made a lengthy YouTube video that gives a lot more intimate details about the surgery and procedure I’m going to be having done today if you would like to know more. I will also be fully documenting my recovery on YouTube and instagram (@justlikedrew
) as well. Please be praying for me and my surgical team today as after this my whole life and body will be permanently and forever changed. My surgery is at 2pm CST and will last till at least 6pm CST. I will update when I’m able and doing well in recovery (which may not be until some time tomorrow). I am honestly at a loss for words right now and still can’t believe this is really all about to happen. This has been a really intense and long journey to this day filled with laughter and many tears. So I want to thank you in advance for your love and support as I start this new journey and begin writing this new chapter of my story.
Link to the YouTube video is in my profile bio 👆🏽 I love you guys!
X O - Drew
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Forgot to put this one up!
Arriving at the admitting unit and getting all prepped for my Tummy Tuck yesterday💕 😷 Day One post op is pretty damn rough. In so much pain it's unreal,the slightest movement is agonizing and the swelling is insane. My blood pressure was really low so was being closely monitored,also had to have an urgent ultrasound as they thought I had a hematoma or fluid build up,all came back fine which is good although there is some pockets of fluid in my abdomen but not enough to have a drain ( Hopefully stays that way!) I ended up getting really nauseous and vomited which to say in the least was a f*cking horrific experience after having major abdominal surgery! 😭
I'm resting up and just sleeping on and off. I was originally only going to stay in hospital for 2 nights but looks like my stay will be longer until they can get my pain under control.
It's definitely emotionally draining but I keep telling myself "you are strong,you are brave and you've got this. Keep fighting 💕 - hopefully in the next couple of days when I'm more mobile I'll be able to get a decent look at my new tummy and snap a pic for you guys! From what I have seen my tummy looks incredible 😍
I know I’ve used the picture on the right a ton but it’s the last picture I took before surgery. 7 years ago this week I graduated from college. My journey was yet to begin. Still haven’t stepped on a scale and I’m totally ok with that because my progress is evident. I’ve worked very hard to get where I am today and that’s what I’m enjoying and thinking in this moment. #transformationtuesday #panniculectomy #plasticsurgery #excessskin #excessskinremoval