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Take a deep breath and relax here. You are going through some pre op jitters is all. What is it that bothers you most?
I know most of us all have/had the same fears. There is always risk with any surgery which I know you are aware of. Follow all of your doctors instructions for before and after care and you will be fine.
Each person is different in recovery and pain level. While this is a tough recovery I am confident you will get through it. Don't let fear drive your decisions. Just know you deserve to do this for yourself, are entitled to look and feel good and are strong. You have some excellent support here in the community.
Go into this with the thought that it's all temporary. The pain, swelling and anxiety will end. It's the best thing I ever did for myself and I would do it all over again if necessary. Well this and the boobs:)
Prior to surgery you will meet with the doctor. Let him know about your past experiences with vomiting. They have meds they can give you pre op and also during surgery that will help.
Also, 51 is young!! If you are healthy you will be fine. Doctors do not do this surgery on frail and sick people:)
We are all here for you so chin up and deep breath:)
Well I am very glad to have you here in the community and look forward to seeing your through your process.
Here are a couple of links to the January Tummy Tuck Forum and also Your Review. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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