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Tummy Tuck Tomorrow Really Nervous -Madison Heights, MI

In 2011 I had gastric bypass I was 322 lbs I lost...

In 2011 I had gastric bypass I was 322 lbs I lost 140lbs became pregnant and my weight has finally been stable at 162 lbs I have lots of yucky skin left my clothes dont fit right. I am excited but nervous I have been reading on here the different experiences and it has helped the nervousness. The thing I am really scared about is pain and being away from my kiddo overnight

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Keep us posted! I'm with you in 9 days!!
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hope all is going well!!
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Please keep us posted on your recovery proces and I pray you're healing well.
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Day 2 post op

Everything went great my blood pressure has been really low so I maybe staying one more day. Not gonna lie it is painfull but my dr did excellent there is lots of swelling and they took 14 lbs of stuff!

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All went well and as soon as I get home I will be taking more pics
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Pain meds

For anyone who is having a Tt the pain meds cause constipation don't forget stool softner

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Don't rush it. I had one out after 1 week and the other took 2 weeks 2 days. I'm at week 3 and now wearing the second stage compression garment and its doing amazing things for the scar and it feels great for my back. Never taking it off! How is going so far?
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Its going trying to get comfortable I feel like all my muscles have been ripped out but I am happy the flap is gone
Yes I do he said until the end of next week
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day 4 post op

First night home was great my hubby took care of me swelling is stillbad but I know its gonna take time. I have been drinking lots of water and trying to stay away from carbonated drinks and salty stuff but I really dont have a appetite. My surgon is awesome he called to see how I was doing this morning I recommend him to anyone who is wants to go through the weight loss and tummy tuck procedures. I am gonna post pics please keep in mind I have lots of swelling I enjoy this site it is nice to have support from people who are going threw the same thing

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more pics

Few more pics

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How are you feeling? You look so good. Remember no bending or lifting anything. Each day the pain gets less .
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How are you today? I hope you are getting all the rest you can. I dont know if your like me but I want to know even with the discomfort you may be having, I bet you are still looking at your new body and your smiling? I know when I have my surgery I will be doing it. And from what I have seenwe all have similiar goals and we all encourage and give support. I love this site:)
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How long you have to w8 to het a tummy ruck after baby
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took a shower

After a nap and bandage removal I took a short but awesome shower I feel a little human it is weird putting my sweats on withno flap lol

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No bowel movement yet I am taking stool softners though lol. I am afraid of straing too much. Thank u for the encouragement
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It only gets better and better. You are very early on and looking fantastic, even with the swelling! Ahh, that sweet first shower! It is wondrous! Don't mean to be too nosy, but have you had a bm yet? That's the second wondrous thing! LOL! It's all baby steps and then BAM, you're feeling like a million buck and it won't be long! I'm so happy for you! You have achieved great things and seem to be doing great! Take it easy and nap all you want!
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sore as hell and bruising

Well I no u are suppose to be sore but tonight I am bruised andl feel like my tummy muscles are against me lol . My vics wont even touch it tonight but this to shall pass

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bruising

Heres bruising pic

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Punkin that is so amazing!! 20 lbs of skin you are going to have some amazing results. You should be so proud of yourself for losing all that weight, that is such an accomplishment. It will take a little time but will be so worth it!!
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Thank you guys for the great tips!! I forgot about milk of magnesia
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Magnesium citrate day 3 worked great!
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trip to ER

Been dizzy have fever can barely move lots of fluid build up

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Thinking of you... You're in good hands now. Hope it all goes well and you have a speedy recovery!
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You are in my prayers, I hope you are doing okay.
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Keeping you in prayer.
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day 2 in hospital

Struggling with my anemia bad. Cant keep my numbers up and have a bleeding internal hematoma . None of this has to do with my tt its related to my wls and anemia hopefully all will be well in the AM

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Hope you're doing well. Trust and believe in God and leave it all in his hands.
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Hope you are feeling better and take.
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WOW I had problems with Anemia and I kicked in high gear on my iron...sweetie you MUST take care of that ASAP you do not want a transfusion. My doctor postponed my first surgery date because I suffer from sickel cell. I hate you are going through that. With all the prayers on this board you will be heal but you have to believe it yourself. Take care babes!
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finally home !

First I would like to say thank you for all the prayers and kind words!!! They have really helped. I was discharged yesterday afternoon I have to take it one day at a time lots of swelling on the upside I had my first bowel movement in 10 days it was awesome lol I will be posting pics later on thank you agai for all your ki d words and prayers

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Glad you feeling well ..Relax and just focus on feeling good
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I'm so sorry you're going thru this when it should be a very happy time! I hope you're on the upswing and you feel better with each passing day....take care and keep us posted.
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Glad you're ok
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first BM

I had my first bm in 10 days it is no lie it is one of the best things after surgery. I know this is tmi but it was starting to hurt I used colace milk of mag and prune juice. Swelling is pretty bad tonight but all in good time

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How are you recovering? Thinking about you and dying to see some pics if you're up to it
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I am doing ok I had a blood clot but my swelling is going down. I will post pics tomorrow I promise :)
There was nothing better in the world than that first poop after surgery. I mean that will make you feel 10 times better just getting that out!! I am glad you are doing better.
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pain med question

I have a question for my post op friends what pain meds where you on and how long? The last couple morning s I have had to take a vic been real sore in the morning but during the day it is just tylenol. Is this normal to be really sore still I am 14 days post op

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I was on valim, and a muscle relaxer. I didnt really take it after the first week. Are moving around much, and drinking tons if water?
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I drink lots of water and I do walk my body is just out of wack big time today I am really unhappy with how I look really swelled and blah
I was on cephalexin (2 1/2 wks to complete) and vic. I only took vic for the first week and not much after that. Honestly, I did not experience much pain I was more nauseated more than anything. It hurt to cough and laugh. My bowl movement came day 3 no problems. I had slight burning, tightness and major swelling. Glad you are HOME!
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pics

Swelled bad and not happy

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You look great. Hang in there!!!
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Rest and time and you will get there...
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You look really good, give it some time!!
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bummed

I am feeling bummed I am so swelled and I dont like how things are looking. I just wanna cry today. Is this normal I am 18 days post op

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Absolutely normal! 1) your hormones are out of whack with the surgery,2) you're swollen and that can be depressing. (We all wanted mediate results!). 3) you're still healing. It will pass. Hang in there. You look great and are on the right path!
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Thank you :) I am having a rough day. Woke up extremely sore and feel like a train ran me over

definitely gonna need revision

My tt isnt healing right I have hematomas and a hernia I am so upset

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Praying for you! Keep your head up and stay positive! This is just a bump in the road and you are going to have the body you've always wanted!
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Hey there ! Did the doctor say you need revision? Also did you have a hernia prior to the surgery? 3 years ago a doctor told me I had a hernia, he sent me to a surgeon who said I didnt. So i left it alone, moving to hawaii puts pressure on you to look good so i met a PS, told him the run down about a. Possible hernia...... He tells me that he cant fix it if there is one because hes only a PS. When most PS are general surgeons. Either way, i found a ps that said if there is a hernia he could fix it. Keep us posted!!! You are in my prayers!
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I am week 3.5. I was given a prescription for vics and percs, then given another for percs. I had breast done 3 weeks prior and still had some of each left from that and my dad gave me a bottle of Roxy's. I took almost all of them. I had a lot of paint for the first 2 weeks. I had a lot removed so maybe that has to do with the paint level. I am barely starting to function normal, after the 2nd drain was removed. My husband bought me one of the shower chairs and it has been amazing to use while I shower. I drink a really good tea that kept me from having bathroom issues. I hope you are feeling better soon
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day 4 in the hospital

I developed a abcess that became infected I am on iv antibioticsIit has been extremely painful. I do not wanna scare anyone who wants a tt but make sure yiu do your research on your surgeon also make sure your surgeon does all the proper testing and blood work before hand. This is where I made my mistake

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Still praying for you and wishing you a quick recovery!
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I will keep you in my prayers and hope you will be fine soon. I also pray this is the last time you get sick so you can move forward. Hugs
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I am praying for you Hun. Soon this will be a distant memory and you will begin healing like the rest of us. Wishing you a speedy recovery xo
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struggling

The last three weeks have been a struggle. I was in thd hospital from august 30 until September 12 I am home on home health cRe with pic line antibiotics and a vaccum drain on my left side.While hospitalized I met a great team of plastic surgeons who are gonna do my revision I will post pics later aon today.

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Hi how are you doing? Thank god pharmsales located you. I have wondered over and over again how you've been? Please let us know how you are. Prayers with you.
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Hi hun I was thinking about you? I had to go to my old emails and find you! everything going ok? please update xo
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I'm glad you are feeling better and sorry that you had to go through this. Very happy you found new doctors to help you
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kerry kole

Very nice and supportive

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