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October Tummy Tuckers Check in Here

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Well, I've been sleeping on my sides for the last several days. I woke up this morning with what feels like a "kink" on my left side. It's not painful really just more aggravating I guess. I'm gonna take some Advil and hope it goes away. Feels weird!
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Happy Halloween ladies!! So as you know I still have 1 drain in, I really believe I have been taking it easy, but it still drains about 75cc's/day. Today, I am not going to take it easy, I am going to do some house work, then I will be taking my 2 girls walking around the neighborhood to go trick or treating. I am curious to see if this activity does in fact change my output.....we shall see.
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are there two October forums??
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Looks like it
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Hi all! I'm new here. I've actually been looking at reviews and stories on here for a while. Thinking back, I should have joined before my surgery. I'm a 30yo married mom of 4 children, ages 7, 6, 3, & 13 months...so it's done quite a number on my body.... Anyways, I had a tummy tuck and breast lift on 10/15/12. So I guess I'm at post op day 4. It's been a good and bad daily...Meds help, soreness and front and backside of body hurting sucks. Any opinions and encouragement would help. Thanks! I'll try to re-post soon.
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Welcome to the community Sunshine:)

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Just curious to see what the hardest part has been with a tummy tuck recover for all of you lady's? Mine is in 10 days and I'm so freaked out that I won't wake up after..it's like I'm thinking this is my last week alive ir something...I hate this feeling
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haircut, i felt that way kind of also,but i have a couple friends that are nurses and the stuff they have now days is very safe and they have very few problems, and unless you have some major medical problem you should be fine, they monitor you the whole time during surgery and are very careful with the medication, no rason no not wake up but i know it is a fear of most people having surgery, you will fall asleep and the next thing you know they will be waking you up with a flat tummy, dont try to be brave either, take your pain meds, stool softeners, milk of magnesia and drink lots of water when you are up to it and get lots of rest, pretty soon you will be 5 months post op like me with a flat belly ! 
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@kathy is ready thank you for your calm piece of mind. It is so helpful. How is it now 5 months post op? Do you feel like your stomach is normal in the since you can walk and it not feeling so tight. Or does it always feel tight now? I'm curious about that. How about ab work or workouts how does that feel?and what do you feel was the worst part after surgery?
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Normal to be nervous. Ask for sedative before going to operating room. Also take a Valium night before. My nurse told me that and it helped. I also had a lengthy chat with anesthesiologist. The more you tell them the better exp you will have. For example I get very naucious after surgery. So they put a motion sickness patch on me and gave me the triple cocktail ( what they call for anti nausea). I had not one bit of nausea. Beat the 24 hour puke a thin I had following my c section. I wish I had known these option were out there. He also asked if I had reflux which I do. He then said he would use a diff breathing tube to help from anything going wrong. I guess I feel the more educated you are the more confident I feel that it will go smoothly. Just think positive thoughts and imagine all the good that is coming your way after the procedure!
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Oh yes make sure you are fully hydrated. I drank a ton of water day before surgery and that helps a lot as well!
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Not being able to work out. My recover was easy, I went in knowing exactly what to expect. Having to lay around and take it easy after your first week gets old and even more tiresome. I am so ready to get out there and whip this body back into shape and regain my energy levels again. If I sit still for a second, it's lights out. ugh!
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For me it was getting in and out of bed. This lasted about 2 weeks. The first bm was like giving birth. I didn't have drains, so no issue there. It will be a year this month and I still get itchy, but other than that, no issues. And..,you will wake up .. lol. just watch your sodium intake.
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Thanks Kathy, it is very kind of you to post here I know I sure do like hearing from other ladies who are a few months out to hear what their thoughts and feelings are about the whole experience. My surgery is on Wednesday!!
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I think of good things, going ahead with my Surgery. Everything is gonna be fine. I don't want to have to worry about it. Things will fall into place. One step @ a time. One day @ a time. I will have a lot of support from my family & this is the way it should be. That's why we have family..... I've gotten everything possible that I think I need.. So I'am out riding with other lady Cyclits's.. Doing lots of miles enjoying myself, looking forward to the day of the big surgery...
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Brenna2001, i read some of your profile and I was 54 when i had mine done, May of this year, and i looked pregnant also and had one of those lower bellies that was gonna hang to my knees if i didnt do something, my results are amazing, you will be sooooooooo happy, if you got any questions or concerns we are all here, my only complaint, wish i would have done sooner but just couldnt seem to find the time with working and all, i retired and got it done a few months later..............................Kathy
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Yea it sucks when people look @ you and say when ya do?? I wished that I could of gotten this done sooner, But with everything else going on with my life. I had to take care of other things that seemed to be more important. But now it's Me,,, that's important, it's my turn to make a change for Me""" I can't wait until I get it all done, Then I will be the one that looks in the mirror & says!! Nw this is more like it... Woo Hoo I'am getting so excited about the whole package!! I see my lady PS on the 16 th can't wait to chat with her..I'am happy for you I wished we could send pictures to our lady's that have been through this. Any way do have a great day.. And Remember Love Yourself,,,, You are worth it... Love & Prayer's....
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Wishing all the October tummy tuckers the best of luck and the best of health and happiness. I had mine 5 months ago, May of this year and could not be happier, if I can help with anything or you have any questions please let me know......................Kathy 
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Ok I have to toss toss out there and see if any of you feel the same way. I had a flat bum. It was just not noticeable. Now that I do not have a tummy it looks like I have a butt. I was looking at my profile in the mirror and was like what the heck, where did that come from... now I fell like I got a 2 for 1 It's still a little butt but hey a little butt versus no butt... I'll take it!
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Ha ha! I've had the same response to my boobs! My PS did lipo above my BB and with my TT it looks like the girls are bigger! (I'm naturally a 34D) :-) Nice bonus! Enjoy! I feel a lot more curvy!!!
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ditto!!
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hhah I have been asked if i got a boob job. Mine are huge so they seem the same to me I only noticed the bum.
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Nicks Mom I left a comment to this on the post you left on lil_gunz page. Check that one out. :)
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Hello Ladies, long time not talk.! Well I'm feeling good for the most part. I still get tight at the end of the day... Anyone else after 3 months? After my cousin pasted away I kind of lost a track of time and any pain or concernce I had. I don't know what happen but I could not stop eating, I think it was a reaction to the lose, but I gained 5 lbs:( but now back on my mission to get back and better. I would be soooooo happy to lose 15! I'll do it! If I start doing some ab will be cut, I have definition and really shouldn't since I very rarely work my abs. I want to hear how everyone is doing.
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Hi Nicks Mom! I'm sorry about your cousin :-(
I too am still "lumpy" (swollen) at the incision line...PS says it's normal. He also has me still wearing compression garment at night and light high waisted panties during the day. I thought at 3 months I'd be done! Guess not....will have to wait longer for cute bikini undies.

I flew to my mom's house before Christmas - she had 2 major heart attacks and it's a miracle she survived. I took care of her for a month and also gained 5 pounds. Don't worry - we'll get it off! I'm back home and ready to get on with my life again....It is hard to stop the mindless snacking! UGH! I'm here if you want to chat!

Aloha! Cherie
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