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Hi I am 43 and from Australia I actually went in...

hi I am 43 and from Australia I actually went in completely blind about my tummy tuck ....I was not informed what to expect or what I can and cannot do ...its been 16 days since my surgery ...I am taking one day at a time ....because each day night is very different .....the only thing that annoys me the most is tightness of my stomach ...is not only annoying but very uncomfortable ....I had this for medical reason and this was to help gain that back ....can anyone please advice me what I can or cannot do as I am all alone have no one to look after me at all ....so yes finding it very hard thanks for taking time to list xx

Hello everyone well been a month now am not happy...

hello everyone well been a month now am not happy at all am starting to reget having it done still no answers from either doctor ....only learning what i now no fron the net ..very unhappy
Dr Neil Geddes

because he has been my surgeon for over 14 years

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thanks everyone ....this surgery has effected me alot worse than previous ones .....i dint think it would be a slow recovery or even months my patients is low .....i am not the kind of women not to sit or lay around ...i cant stand that i can't do my house i am independant cant stand i have to rely on other people to help me ......my family wont help ....this tightness is bothering me the most i also get alot of stinging in different area's of my belly .....any advice on how to control the stinging alone happens constantly
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thanks everyone ....this surgery has effected me alot worse than previous ones .....i dint think it would be a slow recovery or even months my patients is low .....i am not the kind of women not to sit or lay around ...i cant stand that i can't do my house i am independant cant stand i have to rely on other people to help me ......my family wont help ....this tightness is bothering me the most i also get alot of stinging in different area's of my belly .....any advice on how to control the stinging alone happens constantly
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Hello...I'm 9 months post op and still feel umcorfortable at times but less every day ,unfortunately with any kind of surgery you have to take it day by day, having a TT is not a simple cut and your done back to your normal life, is a very slow process, every PS has their own believes in healing and so your body, my PS didn't want me to do ANY kind of abdominal workout until month 8 , I tell you I'm 9 months and I still will not do anything that would compromise my results, I will start exercising until I turn a year , now I'm just watching my eating so I don't gain weight, don't try to run before you can walk, take it easy and rest, you are still healing be patient , it will get much better!!
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I know it is hard to be patient, but that is just so important.  You will swell for months & also feel very tight at times too.  It took me a long time to heal, but I do not regret it.  The ups & downs of this surgery are hard, but you will be so happy when you are through healing.  Be sure to not overdo it or it will make healing take much longer.
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Hi i am an Aussie to although living in Malaysia for the next year. I had a tt here 6 days ago and i know what you mean its major surgery. I had 2 c-sections and to me this is a much longer recovery. What are you regretting mainly? Is it still sore or swollen? Or are you not happy with result/ look of it. It seems from what I've read it can take 6-12 months to completely be able to do what you Use to do in terms of exercise etc.So baby steps every day and take it easy if anything hurts stop right away. If you over do it it seems to really swell.my dr here was hopeless to with giving me any insight there was one 10 minute -appointment then the operation. No pre tests, blood tests advice nothing. I did a lot of research from the net and mainly this site. Its been a lifesaver otherwise i would be very unhappy not expecting the long recovery time. I really hope things improve and I'm thinking of you fellow aussie....big hugsx
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Hey girl!!  You need to be taking it totally easy for the first 4-6 weeks.  The tightness, swelling and pain are a part of the healing but they will ease up.   Really pamper yourself and know this takes time.  No housework, lifting or anything crazy.   You can catch up on everything later on.  

Drink your fluids, take your pain meds as needed, eat a healthy diet and stay away from processed and high sodium foods.  

You can use ice or cold for the sore back. Do what feels best to you.   Massage the tummy with firm circular massage and that helps with some of the tightness.  

This is a long healing process so be patient.  It's good to walk each day but don't over do it.  Maybe break it up in like 2-4 15 minute walks a day.

 

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Great advice Kimmers
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Hi fellow Aussie!!! The ladies on here are awesome but mostly from US and UK. Do you have help with housework etc? You need to rest but ladies on here will help or try plasticsurgery.com.au that has all Aussies and you may get answers quicker what with the time zone etc I haven't had my TT yet but the best advice I can give you is listen to your doctors instructions
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thanks fellow Aussie..thats just it got no advice from doctor absoulutely nothing and to boot no home help nothing
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That's crap !!! Don't lift anything heavy and try and do small walks every hour during the day. Keep your pain meds up and try and avoid high sodium foods. Do you have anyone looking in on you?
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