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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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Haha!! I was tripping on those pain pills too LOL
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Lol I'm 18 days po, went shopping today and kept forgetting my hand bag and purse everywhere! At one point I walked out of the shop without my bag and it had everything in it! Daydreaming still not myself:(
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That get's easier:)
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Wow I was a little delusional about the amount of pain I would have.. Thought I would be able to go right back to work..needless to say I'm out for one month!
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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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While your lying recovering you should read the book Allen Carrs easyway to stop smoking. It's the best book for stopping. I read it once all in one evening in 2006 and stopped there and then and have never felt the urge or desire to have a cigarette since. I had a full tummy tuck in March 2014 and recovered well from it I took arnica before op and used a compression belt for 6 weeks after. My drains were a nuisance and I had to get drained with syringe couple of times as a pocket of fluid formed but as area was numb I didn't feel anything. You will be fine I had the middle of the scar that took longer to heal than the rest but I think we can be too impatient at times and don't forget your body has been through major surgery/trauma and will take time to heal. I use bio oil every day which is helping. Good luck and enjoy the new you the scarring will soon be healed but still take it easy as your abdominal wall will take longer.
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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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