Anxious About Tummy Tuck

  • JoBibbi
  • 3 years ago

Hello ladies, I'm 49  and I live in Tampa Florida.  I had a breast reduction last year (down from a 38DDD to a 38B).  After my BR surgery, I started running again and have lost 40lbs.  My son just graduated from college, and now I've decided to do something for myself and have a tummy tuck.  My surgery is schedule for  10-07-11 and I'm excited yet nervous at the same time.  My doctor told me that my surgery should only take 2 hours and that I should be able to walk and do the elliptical machine right away.  He also said that he thinks I 'll be running within a couple of weeks after my surgery.  Anyway, I would appreciate any advise, encouragement or stories that you would like to share about your personal TT experiences.  

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I had my TT on 11-18-11 and everyyhing is fine. The pain was mininmal and with the help of my family the recovery process was easy. So, I say, if you are thinking about having a tummy tuck, Go for it!
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Hey lady, one more week to go. Aren't u nervous?
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I think I'm more excited than nervous. I just want it to be over and done with! I have a ton of things to do before next Friday. My last day of work is next Monday. So, I'll have three days to get all I need to do finished before my surgery.
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It's so nice to have days off before surgery. I'll work until Thursday and a cocktail party on Thursday night. But I am not allowed to drink 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgery. Then go to hospital at 5 am. My parents help me a lot.
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My hubby,son and I are going out to dinner the night before. I don’t have to be at the surgery center until 7:15 am. My doctor didn’t tell me to stop drinking. I usually drink 1-2 glasses of wine a week. However, tomorrow hubby and I will have date night and I will have my last glass of red wine until after I’ve had my TT and am off the pain meds. I’m a substitute teacher and I don’t want to be around the little ones before my surgery, that’s why Monday is my last day work.
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My surgery is 730am. I have to arrive hospital at 5 something. But probably u'll finish before me anyway lol.

Thanks god the biopsy is benign. I feel mammogram and colonosopy type of screening just like waiting for scentances. Sooner or later, something will show up.
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Thanks . I know I can't do much at this point except praying. Actualy I was told the hernia repair part from general surgeon will be less than one hour. The tt part will be 4 to 5 hours. I don,t know if he is doing head transplant something why takes so long. I wanted 11/17 initially, but he already had one 5 hours face lift booked. He doesn't want to do both the same day. Anyway, I have faith on him. I knew him for 3 years and saw great results from him including some of my coworkers. I'll let u know how it will end up..
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Lucamel, you don't look like you need that much TT work. My suregery is scheduled for 8:45am. What time do you go in? I was originally scheduled for 10-07-11 but had to postpone because I had an abnormal mammogram and had to under go two breast biopsies. Thank God both came back benign!
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Your surgery is probably scheduled for that long because of your hernia. The only special instructions I got was to stop taking any asprin products, motrin, or herbal suppplements 7 days before surgery. Try not to worry too much, you look to be in pretty good shape and I'm sure your doctor is qualified. Do like I did, pray about it and let it go.
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Very much so. Its human nature. I am glad I'll have someone like u to share synchronized experience pre and post op. My ps office told me the surgery will last 5 to 6 hours. Sounds really long. I need to start taking iron, protein powder, vit c ,b12 now. Did u get any special instruction yet?
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Is ur surgery scheduled 11/18? Then well have the same day. Its 2 more weeks to go.
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Yes, we have the same date. How are you, still nervous?
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Looking at 2-21/2 hours here.
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Recovery going very well. Drains are still in, incision site looks good. I am feeling more myself now. It still excites me to look in the mirror and see my new figure!The doctor told me he took a total of 17 pounds of skin and 3 pounds of fat. It amazes me I carried that all around for so many years.
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Wow! That's a lot of skin! How long was your surgery? The doctor says mine should only be 2 hours.
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Cool. I live in West Point. We are an hour and a half away and I have to go back in on Friday for follow up. So there is a comfort inn right by surgery center.
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That’s convenient! I’m starting to get cold feet and questioning my decision. However, I want my body back! So, I’m determined to go through with it. I just don't like the idea of not being able to run for 3-4 weeks.
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Sounds like a plan.. How far from surgery site do you live? Do you have to go back in the next morning for follow up?
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Fortunately, I only live about 40 minutes from the surgery center. My surgery is on a Friday, so I don't think I'll see my doctor again until the following Tuesday.
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Bye the way, my hubby is from Omaha!
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When in Nov are you having your surgery?
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cwgrlup640,

I read your post my TT is scheduled for the 18th. I believe that's the day after yours
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Yes we can be as they say on here cyber surgery buddies.
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I see your surgery is scheduled for 8:30. Mine is at 8:45. We'll have to compare notes.
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Had my tt on 9/28/11 and am recuperating pretty well. Have stopped using pain meds as I don't like the feeling of loss of control they make me feel. After the first 3 days, the pain was minimal. Drains are a bother but necessary. The worst part is the not being able to do all I want to do right away. It's hard to gear down and rest when you are used to going and doing. Another problem is bowel movement. Be sure you know what moves your system. This is important. More later.
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