hello everyone I had my tummy 23 feb 10 because i had a lot of excess skin after having my daughter in 2007. Some people suggested that I wait until I was finished having children, but I want to be able to enjoy my body now and considering I am going through a divorce I doubt that I will be having any more children anytime soon.
My major problem is the fact that I am unable to eat. after 2-3 bites I feel very full. For example I cannot eat an eggroll without pausing for 5 to 10 minutes. I get this big bubble at the top of my stomach and I have to lay down if I eat too much otherwise it is uncomfortable for me to breathe while sitting up. My doctor said this is not normal and it should go away. but he also said that it has never happened to any of his patients and he's been in the business for 16 years. So how does he know?? well I hope it goes away. It takes me 45 just to eat one meal and I have to get up and reheat my food or just eat it cold.
The other issues I have are pain and swelling in my back from being hunched over and the constant burning sensation where my drain was inserted. It is so difficult to walk back and forth to the kitchen and bathroom and up and down the stairs. I wish I had a cane or walker. This morning my foot slipped on the step and I almost fell and I just felt this sharp pain in my stomach it was so painful. I cant even cough or sneeze or laugh too hard. I never knew how much you used your abs to do things.
I got the irritating tape off today but I don't get this drain taken out until friday. :( I can't wait to stand up straight so that I am able to play with my daughter again. She requires a lot of attention and especially since me and her father split. She ran up on me to try and hug me and rammed her head into my incision and then she kicked me in my side when she got excited while laying on the couch. the pain was unbearable for the first minute or so. I tried to explain to her that i can't play with her as often but of course she doesn't understand since she is only two. I just tell her that mommy tummy hurt.
I am still very swollen but I went ahead and uploaded the pics. I don't feel like I look like as nice as other people on here but everyone is different and at least I look better than before. I will just have to work on getting my stomach flatter or wait until the swelling goes down to see the final results.