Amber76bailey

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About Amber76bailey

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 06/02/1976

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Portland Oregon
  • Interests
    Baking, cooking, going out to movies, dinning, swimming, gym, shopping, camping, cars, traveling, I guess being a typical girl! :-)
  • Age
    39

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  • Surgeon
    Dr halpin
  • Hospital
    Legacy good samaritan
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-07
  • Start Weight
    283
  • Current Weight
    139
  • Goal Weight
    150
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    21.9
  • Surgery Date
    8/26/15
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Thank you!
  2. Thank you!
  3. Graphic graphic graphic pictures!! Well guys I forgot to update you on phase 2 of my surgery. If you're new, phase 1 was a breast lift with new implants, extended past the normal scare line under the breast but more skin removal beyond the normal line, extending to the armpit area on the side of rib you know, all that skin that pushes up and out of your bra? Side boob? Then a full brachioplasty (bat wings) and last an inter thigh lift. Phase 2 was a posterior body lift (butt lift also tightening the hips and some Lipo sculpting on the lower buttocks to give more shape. If you have followed this thread you would know my first surgery was September 30th with a few complications, was not sent home with an antibiotic(not something my surgeon does if not necessary) so about day 6 I developed a bacterial infection in multiple areas on my incisions back of one arm, one inter thigh close to the knee area (he did not go down as far as we thought needed, my incision ends about 6 inches above the knee) and under my right breast which was the worse being about 5 inches long. As soon as he called in my antibiotic I started healing almost immediately it did not affect my scar lines whatsoever all the areas closed up perfectly and left a thin line as though I never had an infection to start with. Now, April 14th(last Friday was phase 2 which I also forgot to add he had to revise the right side breast underneath you could not see a wide scare from breaking of the incision opening from the bacterial infection but more so it was droopy and lost some of the Lift and tightness from the fact that the incision was pulled on when incision broke open. He also redid (on his own dime, the side boob bra hangover because I was not so pleased with the results I was left with. It almost made the bra hangover worse after surgery #1 so! Scare revisions were slightly tight but not really painful at all where I thought I might die! Was the posterior body lift, not so much the incision site itself which is basically a belt line from my hips all the way to the back to the other side of the hip or even the mass bruising from the " saddle bags" Lipo or butt Lipo, the Lipo is done not because I needed it or have cellulite but to breakup the soft tissue so they have more to pull up tight to get the absolute tightest results.... The pain came from having to lay flat on my back without much movement for 48hrs so my back bones vertebres felt like they were touching each other! It was horrible throbbing, inflammation pain! Its now been 4 full days and yes I would do it again in a heartbeat. It's that first few days where you don't see light at the end of the table, will I be like this forever? Will I have this back pain for the rest of my life? What did I do!? I added a pic of my drain to show why I was bleeding out of the incision site on the left, the reason that happened was my drain got a clot and so the blood therefore has to go somewhere so it started coming out of the incision and I did not notice until I realized the drain looked thicker and less blood inside so that's why I sent the picture of the drain for you to understand it's not normal to have that much blood coming out of the incision site itself. It will NOT cause extra scaring or complications it does happen and mostly to massive weight loss patients who have stretched their skin more than just normal aging. Last phone is a before pic of why I chose to get a back body lift. I used to have a nice tush and that was important to ME to get that back. all my nice denim and skirts I have a very flat bottom. It's not for everyone, I just want to share for those who it might be important to them!
  4. Coconut oil straight from the jar. Cold pressed is best not the cooking kind. I find it at Ross for under 5 dollars and it lasts me a year that's using it weekly on my hair too. Stopped my hair from falling out. Coconut oil is so good for so many things......
  5. I had the EXACT same response from my team..... They tried same acid meds you named and it did nothing so they said it wasn't acid..... My husband has struggled with acid reflex for years and he made me try his prescription, Lansoprazole generic name not the 15 milligrams you get over-the-counter but the 30 milligram strength twice a day.... Stopped it within 24hrs....
  6. It took me 3 different antacids before I found the right fit.... Lansoprazole not over the counter 15mg but prescription strength 30mg 2x day. Things really tuned around for me. Now that being said, I didn't have pain it was constant hunger. As others have said you need to be scoped or at least get in to your surgeon asap
  7. 283 5ft 7in 11 months to goal, 139 holding that weight for 1.5 years. Old size 22 pant 3x shirt size 2/4 s xs tops dresses no issues best decision I've ever made other than my 3 beautiful children.
  8. Oh boy..... The ol "you're not even that big" I got that ALOT. I guess 283 isn't that big?? What is? 284, 300, 500, 650?? Because that's where we were all heading to.
  9. You're very handsome!
  10. People are weird. My boss had not seen me for 1.5 years before I came back for the second time, a full 8 months of telling me she watches me on camera and still can't believe it's me, I'm so hot, I get better tips, why don't you eat at work, why don't you ever sample any of your baked goods(I'm a baker at a large coffeehouse) I just smile say thank you.... But a couple of weeks ago, her husband made a brownie that was three layers, brownie, peanut butter chocolate fudge, topped with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups he insisted I sample it he put it on a paper towel, I said thank you, turned around and started to work. He said no, I want to see you put it in your mouth it was a very small piece and I do eat treats very very occasionally so I popped it in my mouth said wow it's really good but did that really make you happy? He said yes it did we don't believe that you eat. What does it matter?? Lol I just laugh it off these days..... Right after surgery it pissed me off.
  11. Thank you so much for your kind words. Everything you have said makes a lot of sense and gives me a lot to think about..... Thank you again and congratulations on your TT!
  12. Oh thank you so much. I'm feeling funny these days..... Even working out. I seem to see something most tell me is not there. Large arms, big thighs etc.... Even after all the plastic surgery I don't know what's wrong with me, I guess ill never be happy.....
  13. Thank you Steph!
  14. The point of this photo is to show the only issue I had with the inter thigh lift is this collection of fluid..... No reason to why if happens and my surgeon says it WILL go away with time.... I have it drained once a week but it still makes me feel self-conscious. If you zoom in you can see right above the "bump" my leg kinda divots in or looks wavy?? I thinks its just an illusion because when he does drain it and it flattens the bump out you don't really see that did it. Hopefully one day soon it'll go away on its own and I'll have two identical looking legs lol. Well that's it folks that's as much as I'm willing to share at this time!