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Funny Things Said During the Tummy Tuck Process

  • 3 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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OMG! I just sneezed. ....yikes!!!!!!
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Oh Nooooo...do not sneeze.   When you feel it coming on grab a pillow, press it to your tummy and bend at the waist.  Hold it tight and this will help ease the pain.  
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Thank you so much for all this valuable information!
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Day 12 post op and am totally off pain meds. Tried to sleep in bed last night for first time and still have challenges but things are getting better. Belly button is still bleeding a little...is this normal?
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Can anyone tell me about a suture reaction?
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What exactly are you needing to know about the sutures?
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Hello this survival guide was funny but so true. I had surgery on July 28, 2014. I did ask one time What the he'll have I done. I hAve no regrets my . My tummy tuck was courtesy of breast reconstruction ( 6 year survivor) and having homogenous kids. The nurses told me when I came out of surgery I said" I sure could use a price of fried chicken.
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I meant gigantic children lol
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Haha. I had 3 giant turkeys too. Each were 10 and a half pounds. I had my surgery August 6th and am still in the what have I done ohase. Yes I am happy but am going crazy with my continued discomfort and limitations. I do know that in only a short time I will be thrilled just like you!
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Welcome to the forum fern.   When did you have your surgery?
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Aug 6th 12 days poet op and yesterday was true turning point. Feeling good!
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Congrats, hang in there it gets better.
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Thanks. I am :) Not the type to sit still very long so this is a challenge..looking for the pain to lessen as I stopped taking the percaset 2 days ago. Just at night for sleep....In my lazy boy :)
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I know exactly what you mean. Drove me crazy. Just don't think your to tough and don't follow Dr's orders. Was moving around pretty good then my 3 year old granddaughter accidentally hit me in the stomach and opened up about an inch of my incision now it it has to heal from the inside out. But we are moving right along., its almost closed. Please just don't rush yourself! This is a major surgery treat it as such! !
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Oh my goodness! My granddaughter is not local so no chance of that...However my chihuahua thinks I am a big fluffy pillow....yes his big fluffy pillow!
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Lol I know that feeling too. I have a 2.2 pound chihuahua she is my therapy dog that works with my special ed kids at work, but during that time she felt like she weight about 75pounds. Lol
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I just had my TT last Wednesday 8/6 and the first 2-3 days were anything but nirvana. Your Survival Guide most definitely put a smile on my face. Thank you so much. Looking forward to less pain and being able to take a deep breath once in a while....hahaha!
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I am glad to hear that I was able to put a smile on your face:)   Hang on and all will be better soon.
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Im scheduled for my TT and breast augmentation on 8/21 - Im pretty nervous, this site has been a breath of fresh air....I never would've thought to buy 'granny panties' if I hadnt read it here! I enjoy your humor and find it comforting to read everyone elses stories. Thank you. (I will check back in after my initiation into the "TT Club"- I bought the Bonus Membership, cuz Im getting Boobies too)....lol
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Just had tummy tuck on July 16. In between the drug induced comas, I started reading this survival guide. It is so funny and informative, I just wanted to thank the author!
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Glad I could help, welcome to my craziness:)   How are you feeling?
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I've been doing so well, seriously FOCUSED on the procedure but not scared. For some reason I started thinking about the NEXT surgery (3 weeks from now: face lift, brow lift, chin tuck/augmentation, bletharoplasty (eyelids), etc) -- I went to RealSelf site on chin surgery and now I am just about ready to cancel it ALL. It seems EVERYONE on that site is left in agonizing life-long pain. I know better, I'm in health care myself, but it has filled me with fear all of a sudden. I guess I knew I would have to have a moment or two of fear and "second thoughts".... I have six adult kids (4 mine and 2 of my dear husband's: they're mine, too!) Also dghtrsinlaw/sonsinlaw etc. NO ONE wants me to do this. My sweet daughters (one is a PT like me and the other is a trauma surgeon) said they think I'm wonderful as I am but they will not advise me against doing what I believe I need to do. But now NO ONE has said another word to me about it, not since May 30 when I told them I was thinking about it.....
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It's not easy for others to understand why we opt for cosmetic surgery. ..and we may be subjected to criticism for it. In the end if you're happy, do it! It's natural to have mixed feelings, and to be fearful of the unknown....perhaps if u weigh pros and con's, and what truly makes by happy that will help. This is not an easy decision I know, best of luck to u:-)
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Thank you so much. I needed to be reminded of that. I KNOW I am never going to get enough exercise and will limit my life forever with this blubbery belly...and I KNOW if I weighed 120 lbs I'd still have the belly and the thighs that are hereditary. So, as you so wisely say: weighing the pros and cons, THIS IS SOMETHING I NEED TO DO, and others may not fully understand it...after all, I WAS against PS when I was in my 30s and 40s, too!!! So why do I expect my kids to understand until THEY'RE in their 60s? Also, they have totally different lives than I led --by the time I was 30 I had 4 kids, only ONE of my six kids/spouses have had children, and none have been through menopause. Thanks so much for getting me back on track, Paured2. I really appreciate the support JUST WHEN NEEDED!!!!
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Anytime! I am the same, it was one thing I had to cross off my bucket list:-) I am all for happiness....we only live once!! As cliché as that sounds it is true
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