Tummy Tuck Pain conpaired to C-Section? TT with Hernia Repair?
Byon 02 Apr 2011
Hello everyone. I have been reading the posts on this site and I just wanted to say it has helped ease my anxiety. I am 33 years old, 5'2 and about 130 pounds at the moment (usually 124 but I am up a bit, trying to get back down before TT). I have 2 boys who were both 9 pounds at birth, both C sections, and my short, small body did not do well with it. I worked long and hard after my last baby to loose the weight - only to find that I have a large seperation in my abdominal muscles, an umbilical hernia and a pudgy belly that just wont go away. When I eat it gets even worse. My belly button pokes out and I look 5 months preg. My TT with hernia repair is scheduled for May 5th and I am getting nervous. I am going to my Mom's home post op and staying there for about 9 days. She is a nurse and will also be caring for my 2 and 6 year olds. I don't think I will be alone caring for the kids until around day 11. My husband can't take time off work and unless I get a friend to come over, I will have the kids most of the day. I am nervous that I won't be ready or that it is going to be much worse than I think. I have read stories about people not being able to be active for months. At the very least I will need to be able to prepare food for my kids and change some diapers. Any feedback or advice you can give would be wonderful. I'm already thinking of all the things I need to complete around the house before I am down and out after surgery. I'm not sure I can get it all done in less than 5 weeks. But, I also feel like at my age, if I can just make it through recovery, this will be so worth it. I'm tired of people thinking I am pregnant again. I also have scholiosis and I've been told that my weak abdominal muscles could be part of the reason my back hurts worse. I really do want to get it all fixed but I'm stressing about the recovery time. I've been through 2 c-sections so I know what that pain is like (getting up and walking and all that). Wondering how the TT pain compairs?? Thanks so much for your input. :)