5 days post op...feeling good...still swollen, but optomistic
- updated 1 year ago
I am a 51 year old woman, 5'7" and approx 135 lbs....
- 12 Sep 2012
- 7 days pre
I am a 51 year old woman, 5'7" and approx 135 lbs. Although pregnant twice, was not able to carry to term. In 2009, after years of yo-yo dieting, I lost 60 pounds and kept it off. Had a breast lift in Dec 2009 and was really happy with that. Although I exercise almost ever day and no real weight to lose, I have a pouch of sagging skin below my navel that really bums me out. No matter how much I work my abs...it will never change. I finally decided to bite the bullet and schedule a tummy tuck. I will have a tight, flat stomach for the first time in my entire adult life!
I am excited and nervous at the same time. I was divorced earlier this year, and that came out of the blue after an 8 year marriage (10 year relationship). I live alone so am having to stay with family for 1-2 weeks after the surgery. I am most nervous about the recovery. My hope is to be able to do some work remotely for a couple of weeks...I don't have to be physically back at work until October 8th. Would love to know from others how long before you drove? And how long before you were given the ok to exercise. I primarily do Bikram Yoga and Zumba as my workouts.
Can hardly believe it...my TT is scheduled for...
- 19 Sep 2012
- 1 day pre
Had my surgery on the 20th. Very little pain! I...
- 25 Sep 2012
- 5 days post
I will say that the $20 toilet riser I bought was a GREAT investment and strongly recommend it. The one I got is completely portable, doesn't have arms and is quite stable even though you don't fasten it to the toilet. I really didn't get anything else special. The recliner I am using belongs to my parents and is electric. That has been a god-send.
I don't know how you other women do it but I'm not really ready to look at my post surgery body yet. I did look down briefly yesterday at the Drs office and see my incision...but not ready for a full frontal view in the mirror just yet. Photos will come after I am able to work up the courage to do that...maybe after my drains are out next week.