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When do you truly start to feel normal again?

  • calimom2011
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 2 years ago

So, I am PO D#7 today. Definitely feeling better each day but slow going which I did expect. Still very, very swollen, tight and sore and hunched over. I am actually doing better one week out than I had hoped and back to a very few regular activities (going to pick my kids up at camp, lunch out, etc). But what I am wondering is when do you really feel normal again (ie, not thinking about your belly every second of everyday, not having to think before you move, stand, go to the bathroom, etc)? I know it is a process, just wanted to know from more experienced TTer's, when they really started to be normal again. Thanks!

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Well the first two weeks post op are the absolute worst.  Weeks 2-4 you will start to notice a big change.  By one month you will feel like you turned a big corner. 

You can expect to feel tired and wiped out for the first 6 weeks.  This is a long hard healing process and it takes time.  Don't try to rush anything or you will cause yourself a set back.

It takes a full 6-12 months to totally heal so be patient.  I attached a copy of my month by month diary that may help you.

http://www.realself.com/forum/month-month-diary-post-tummy-tuck

I promise this is all worth everything you go through.   You will feel better soon and be happy you went through with this. 

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Thanks so much!!
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