TT in 2 Days- Am I Doing the Right Thing??? - Bloomfield, CT

I'm 46yrs old and 2 days away from having a TT...

I'm 46yrs old and 2 days away from having a TT & Lipo and i'm sooo nervious. i have had a tummy that "hangs" for alot of years and since ive thought about a TT for a long time i finaly said im doing this! I have been married for 27 yrs with one son, also 27yrs. so why not, its all about me now! husband was upset when i went for the consultation & booked the surgery but he's has excepted it and is wonderfully supportive now.

I find myself wanting to "lie" when asked why i'll be out of work, unable to attend an event etc..does anyone else feel the same?

sometimes i think "i'm to old for this" although i feel 35 most times, we are very active with lots of friends but i am 46yrs not 26yrs and wonder if i should be so insecure about my body to the degree that i would spend this money & go thru this procedure. then of course, i get excited the next moment when i think how great it will be to have a new belly and a new start to get my body in shape...sooo many emotions!

I'm 2 days post op, so crazy.. Lots of pain more...

I'm 2 days post op, so crazy.. Lots of pain more than I expected, I ended up being admitted to the hospital because when I dozed off in recovery I would stop breathing not sure what that was all about anyway it was a blessing in disguise staying in the hospital overnight was the best thing, the car ride from the hospital to home, I was scared it would be unbearable but it was fine I was comfortable. I don't have much of an appetite I try to eat something when taking pain pills other than that I don't feel like eating. I will see my p s tomorrow. I have still not seen my belly, hope it's all worth it. I feel no nausea which is good I have a perscription just in case I do. And of course the antibiotic twice a day. When I was in the hospital they gave me shots every 8 hours for blood clotting. I get up and walk around the house every couple of hours I find that the more I move the more drainage I get. When I woke up from the surgery I was wearing a compression garment which started just below my breast down past my knees with a large opening at the crotch, I'm hopping they will give me a new o n e so I can have to when one is being washed.
Breathing is kinda weird my lungs feel like someone sitting on my chest sometimes, anyone else feel that way?
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After 5 kids I knew my belly would never be the same. No amount of exercise would tighten the stomach muscles or get rid of the sag. I am scheduled for my tuck & lipo 11/8 and can't wait. I have some good days but more bad days when I look in the mirror. You know that feeling when you try on that dress and say wow I look good but I would look even better without the bulge or if didn't have to wear this damn girdle. I'm over this stomach and its time to get rid of it. The idea of spending so much money on myself and not my kids is what gets to me but then I think I work hard and I deserve this. I do not want to look like a super model I just want to be comfortable in my clothes. Before pregnacy, during pregnancy and after pregnancy you are beautiful maybe having a tuck will remind you and make you feel that again. Good luck to you.
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Hi, when I read your post I.could have.been reading my own, lol...I feel the exact way you.do. I am 52, I have two adult children and a nine year old. My tt is November 5 and I have the.same questions. Am I nuts for doing this, my husband adored me and do I really need to spend so much money when we could go to Europe.or finish our basement, LOL...
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