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Almost 3 months post op - pictures posted!

After 3 children I am finally ready to get my abs...

After 3 children I am finally ready to get my abs back! I have been wanting this for a long time and finally wore my husband down to agree to it. The breaking point was when a co-worker put her hand on my stomach and asked when I was due!

My surgery is on November 10th, so it is sneaking up on me. I have had it scheduled since August, so I am getting very anxious. I am having a full tummy tuck and hernia repair. I did look into having just the hernia repaired by a general surgeon, but I knew I wouldn't be happy with the results. So I have been saving away for this big day!

My husband isn't on board with the surgery (he thinks I look fine the way I am), so I am hoping you all can give me the support I need. Luckily my mom is being a saint and staying with me as long as I need her.

I am an avid exerciser and am quite nervous about how long I will be laid up. I think I am just going to have to listen to my body and play it by ear. I have never taken more than 3 days off - even after each of my pregnancies so this is going to be difficult. I have a feeling I will be in so much pain and I won't have the energy to even think about working out.

I have been reading everyone's reviews for so long and I really appreciate it so much! This is such a wonderful site! I look forward to sharing my journey with you.

I forgot my stats - I am 35 years old,...

I forgot my stats - I am 35 years old, 5'9" and weigh 132. My youngest just turned 2 , so I am nervous about not carrying her around for a few weeks :(.

Hi all! My surgery was at 9:15am today. What a...

Hi all! My surgery was at 9:15am today. What a long day! It was a 2 hour surgery, but I didn't leave until 2:30 pm due to throwing up from the ansethia. Despite the extra nausea drugs in my iv, I threw up about 10 times. That was the most painful thing in the world. Throwing up in the car ride home was even worse! Luckily it has been a few hours since I have been sick, so I am hoping I am done.
The surgery went well, but the surgeon ran into scar tissue from my navel piercing 15 years ago :(. I'm not sure how that will affect my new bb.
Anxious to get through today and tomorrow and start healing! It was more painful than I thought it would be, but I think I need to up my pain meds.
Any tips for sitting down? Once I am down it is ok, but the process brings tears to my eyes.
Thanks for the well wishes!!! I really appreciate it!

Well I am 3 days post op and everyday gets easier....

Well I am 3 days post op and everyday gets easier. I am still in quite a bit of pain, but I am taking it easy. Eating a little and drinking lots of water and of course taking pain killers. I am looking forward to the kids going to daycare/school tomorrow! Thanks for the well wishes. Happy healing!

Day 5 post op and feeling much better. I am only...

Day 5 post op and feeling much better. I am only taking Tylenol for the pain! Yay! My only concern is my output for the past 3 days has only been 5 cc's each day. I don't seem too swollen, so I hope I don't have a plugged drain. I go into the ps tomorrow, so we will see what he says, but I hope he removes it!

Yesterday at day 6 post op, I was able to get my...

Yesterday at day 6 post op, I was able to get my drain out! I was nervous that it was clogged as I had only been outputting 5cc's for 4 days, but I guess that is how my body works. It was a little odd getting it pulled out, but it didn't hurt! It is so much easier to get around without trying to hide the drain under my clothes and much easier to shower without it! Now I just have my fingers crossed that my stomach doesn't retain fluid. I would hate to have it extracted.
I am feeling good, but feel the pain at the end of the day. I know I over do it when the kids get home from school. Baby steps, but I am so glad I had this done! Best of luck to everyone having a tt soon and happy healing to others!

Its been 11 days since my surgery! Wow how time...

Its been 11 days since my surgery! Wow how time flies. I am feeling stronger each day. I had my second post op appointment this afternoon. I was worried that I would be retaining fluids since he took out my drains at day 6, but it is all good :). I am still swollen, so I am anxious for that to let up!
I returned to work today. It was exhausting, but I have an office job so it wasn't too bad. My ps said I could start working out again in 3 days. I'm not sure I will be ready yet. I am still walking hunched over! My ps is very liberal!
I hope everyone is healing well. I will post new pictures this week.

Hi all. Life has gotten in the way of me updating...

Hi all. Life has gotten in the way of me updating my review. I cannot believe it has been a month since my tt! I am very happy with my results. I am hoping the stretch marks and belly button still calm down, but otherwise no complaints! I haven't had much swelling. The only issue I still have is that it hurts like heck to cough and sneeze. I am looking forward to that going away. Magically at week 4 I tried running and it didn't hurt. I was so happy to get back to sweating again! I am thrilled with my results and am so happy I did this for myself. I hope my fellow November tummy tuckers are recovering well! Happy holidays all! I love the gift I got myself :)

Wow! Where has the time gone? My stomach is...

Wow! Where has the time gone? My stomach is finally not hurting as much. I can still feel my stomach muscles when I cough or sneeze, but it is much better. I am back to doing ab workouts and am feeling almost 100%. We just got back from our cruise where I wore a bikini for the first time since having kids. It was wonderful!!! I still don't like my belly button, but my doctor won't fix that until 6 months post op. I am thrilled with my results and love not looking pregnant. Thinking of all my fellow tt's out there.
Dr J Bart Muldowney

Dr Muldowney is terrific!!!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Runnermom! You have a teen's figure!
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Thanks Kathe!!!
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Wow you look fantastic!

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Thanks Kimmers!
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Love your bikini shots!! What don't you like about your bb? I think it's adorable! And how would ps fix it?
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Thanks! It's still an outtie, hopefully it is just still swollen as my dr says.
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Hi Runnermom! Looking awesome, I see! So why is your neck hurting? Did you ask the PS?
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Awesome results!
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you look great girl
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Hey runnermom! I'm so glad to hear that you doing well and running again! ;o)
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Hi runnermom,

I'm 3/12 weeks post-op and I ran for the first time this past Sunday and I ran again today. I only did 2 miles plus 20 minutes on the elliptical,but it felt wonderful to get the heart rate up again.
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Great news JoBibbi! It is wonderful to sweat again :)!!!
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Yay! Runnermom is running again! Happy healing. :)
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Thanks cc!!! You too ;)
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A flat-tummied runner!
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Thanks kathe! You are going to be over prepared for your TT!
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I know! But even after my tt, you know you're going to find me on here asking questions anyway!!
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Runner, if you don't mind my asking, how are you handling the exhaustion at work?
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Hi Kathe. Amazingly I haven't been too tired at work. I have a desk job, so it isn't very tiring. I do sleep well at night :)
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Runner, I'm glad to hear that! You are a lucky girl that the Swelling Monster isn't torturing you much. Thank goodness!
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hi girl, just checking up on you.
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I'm doing great, maof2. I need to update my post for 4 weeks tomorrow! How's it going back at work?
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i got very tired within 5 hours, manager sent me back home and advised i work from home for the rest of the week. i will be back in the office on Monday.
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Your new belly looks great runnermom!! You mentioned that your doc has ok'd exercise. Are you back to running yet?
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Hi MaumeeMG. I just started back running today. I am 4 weeks tomorrow. I know every ps is different, but it felt good and I took it easy. Good luck to you!
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