Well, I made it. Tuesday before the surgery, I had lots of running around to do and by bed time, I was a nervous wreck. My husband is amazing, though. He got me up and out, to the hospital on time, and everyone at the hospital was wonderful.
They laid me on a nice warm bed, I felt so comfortable. The preop nurses, the anestheseologist (?) and assistant were so good. I changed clothes, my PS came in and marked me, talked a minute to me and my husband, and then I woke up! My husband said that nurses came to the waiting room several times to report my progress and after I came to, I was up and out.
Now I am 6 days post and sore, but nothing unbearable. I think I was blessed also with no nausea. The pain pump came out yesterday, and I have had two showers. My husband has been a wonderful nurse, draining, redressing and keeping me up and about. The incisions don't look bad, he pulled my abdominal muscles together, created a new belly button, and the tummy lipo and incision are all looking good. I see my PS Thursday to see what he thinks.
Thanks so much for this site to help us all through this.