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Funny Things Said During the Tummy Tuck Process

  • 4 years ago

Some funny statements that have come out of my mouth during this process:

  • Look… my Who Who is so swollen that it looks like a baseball.
  • What is that leaking out of the whole in my hip….ooh nasty!
  • Help me, it hurts and I have to poop. Seriously…UGH Like my husband could go for me.
  • You are going to put what where?
  • What is that? Where did that bump come from? I didn’t pay for that.
  • The playground is closed…sorry!
  • Who shaved me there…was it the nurse or a Keebler Elf. Keep in mind I said this to the nurse while I was on heavy narcotics at the hospital. Boy I don’t do well on drugs. At least I provided some good comedy to the nursing staff.
  • My body is spitting out stitches again!!
  • Can you please rub my butt because it hurt’s. Now what makes this so funny is that I asked my teenager this question. His face was worth a million bucks! What I meant to ask was will you rub my back….came out all wrong. Again, I blame this on the pain meds.
  • Keep your sense of humor through this process because you will need it. It is all good but you will face some challenges and a long healing process. Just make sure that you go in with realistic expectations. You will not come out looking like a Victoria’s Secret model and your stretch marks will not all be gone. Also make sure that you are healthy and in good physical shape, and that you take time for yourself with some pampering and relaxation prior to surgery. I hope sharing my experiences and craziness helps you in your journey.
Best of luck to you on your Tummy Tuck journey!
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Thank you for providing this info...it was helpful. I will be going in soon.
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Best of luck, stay positive and get excited, it really helps the healing.
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Please keep us up to date on how you are doing.
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I'm 16 days out from mine which I had with a hernia repair and trunk Lipo. Everything was going ok but I still have drains in and my incision opened up about 2 inches long, which is really gross looking but Dr said it's ok. It's scares me. I'm a smoker and quit for a while before and after but have been having a couple a day since last week, I don't want it to mess up the healing but I guess it's the stress that makes me smoke:( loved your blog, the laughing part for me was hard too! Lol
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Hang in there girlie!    The smoking will definitely slow the healing process.  I get it though, I quit smoking many years ago and it was one of the hardest things I ever did.  Take it a day at a time and don't beat yourself up.  Doing that will only cause more stress.  

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I am going in on November 3rd - seriously can't wait! Thank you for all the tips - especially the sodium one, I never really thought of that but it makes sense.
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Glad I could help Shannon:)
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I'm scheduled for October 8, I'm so afraid!!!
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You are going to be ok:)
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I just had mine Sept. 22, (2 weeks ago today) -and it was the best decision ever! -I am healing beautifully. And yes, you are definitely going to be okay. :)
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Thank you guys two days away
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Okay.. it's the day after! -let us know how you are as soon as you feel up to it! :)
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Thank you so much for all the info
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Welcome to the forum ladies:)
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Thank you! -love everything you shared!
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Thank you for these steps great help x
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You are welcome.
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I had my surgery a week ago today. I woke up thinking this isn't as bad as I expected. Don't get me wrong, it is painful but I've had much worse. The difference is that this discomfort lasts longer. My biggest complaints are having no shower and my butt and back hurting from not being able to take the pressure off them. After researching for nearly 8 years, and always chickening out, I finally did it! I realized the commitment and everything I would go through, I just didn't realize how BIG the commitment was. You have to sacrifice more than just being in pain. Not being able to shower was a big NO NO for my surgeon and unless you agree to not shower until after the drains were out, he wouldn't operate on you. Also, I HAD to stay bent at the waist, even if I could stand up straight for the first week and I think he said for the next week also. I have to give myself lovenox shots in my thigh every night for the first 2 weeks. I am one week out and I still haven't removed my binding garment yet so I have no idea what my tummy looks like yet and I won't until my appointment tomorrow to get my drains out. I am nervous about what I am going to tell people when they ask if I lost weight. I have only told one friend, one sister and my immediate family about my surgery as I know the negativity I will get from everybody else. I hate lying to them but it's really none of their business anyway. I worked hard to get this weight off (originally 206 lbs. to now 132 lbs) and after having 4 kids and a botched cesarean, I was never going to be able to lose my stomach. I don't regret my decision for one minute. Thanks for all your comments and experiences. I have learned so much reading these. Happy healing!!
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Hi Tricia....Im 11 day post op...had my tummy tuck, breast lift and implants on 8/21. I too had to inject with Lovenox and not shower for a week until my first post op appt. The big reveal at the docs office was scary....but I was surprised....every thing looked good - no bruising. He only took one drain out...I go back this Thursday for my second post op and removal of the last drain...I also had lost a considerable amount of weight....251 to 135....have kept it off for 2yrs and was ready to lose the extra baggage. Its going to take some getting used to....all this post op stuff...but Im glad Its behind me and now the focus is healing....
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CJ, congrats on your weight loss!! Believe me, I know how hard it is. It took me about 3 years to take off all the weight! I just got back from my first post-op and he removed both drains. I am surprised at how amazing I already look!! Everything is still swollen, yet I am already tiny and very tone. This is the first time in 28+ years that I haven't had that extra skin. Anyway, it did hurt when he removed my ddrains but that wasn't the worst part. I had fluid pool around my sacrum on the back side and he had to suction it out. He had to poke me 6 to 8 times and suction all the fluid out. It ended up being about 60 ml and he said there was still more in there but he would leave it and try to let my body handle the rest. If I go back next week and it's pooled again, I have to go through that again. This explains a lot because the only thing that actually hurt on my body was my back (right where the fluid was). Unlike you, I do have a lot of bruising on my back from the lipo. Even with all that, I will never regret getting this done! I am already thrilled with the outcome and it's only been 8 days!! I really did have the most amazing PS though! He's the best in Arizona and now I can see why :) Positive thoughts on a complete and speedy recovery for both of us...
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My doctor said wear it for 3 months
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