I Made it !! 1st Day Post-op pre-Preg Body Here I Come - New Jersey, NJ

Hi fellow TT's, I've been following the site for...

Hi fellow TT's, I've been following the site for weeks and reading all of your stories. I'm now days away from a body change that is way over due. I'm so anxious yet so scared at the same time. A little about me... I'm 40 and have two awesome boys ages 10 and 8 both were c-sections. I'm 5'1 and 120 lbs ... my ideal weight should be around 110. I gained 53 lbs with my first and he left me all stretched out. I'm having a hernia repair, full tummy tuck with MR and lipo.


I have a great husband but one who works constantly and has very little involvement in getting the boys off to school, to practices, homework or even bed. I handle pretty much everything, the boys, the house, my husband and a job. Because of this lack of help I've put off this surgery for the past 6 yrs. I just decided that he'll have to step up and handle things for a little while because I deserve this !!


Anyhoo, I've prepared and made lists. I've purchased all the items that everyone on here has said to get. I've made tons of food and have it all in the freezer. I still have to clean and do the last of the laundry but I think I'm ready. The nerves are another thing - I'm scared to death. My biggest fear isn't the pain but of not waking up. Does anyone else feel this way?? I can't stand the thought of leaving my this earth for a procedure that I opted for and that I didn't really need to do. Ugh... I'm driving myself crazy
Please give me any suggestions that you may have to help me through to the flat side. I appreciate you all and thoughts and opinions. I've posted a couple of my before (gross) pics. I look forward toward to not knowing my friend "Pooch" anymore :)

Getting all the last minute things done today. ...

Getting all the last minute things done today. Although I thought that mentally I was ok I must be a nervouse wreck because my stomach is in knots. I also woke up this morning with my period which I was not expecting! yay me :) Please give me any last minute advise that any of you "flat side" peeps may have - thanks

So I just called the hospital and I have to be...

So I just called the hospital and I have to be there tomorrow at 7 am. I'll be staying one night but I'm not packed yet. I'm beginning to freak out a little. I've been following so many of you and your recovery experiences. Positive thoughts !!!!

I'm sitting in the hospital waiting to be taking...

I'm sitting in the hospital waiting to be taking back. My stomach is in knots. I hate the hospital gown cause it's too big & my butt's hanging out. I'm just hoping I'm making the right decision. I thought this morning that its not that bad and maybe I should stop wanting to be perfect. I keep coming back to how horrible I feel in a bathing suit & tight tees. All update you all when I'm on the other side. Happy thoughts :) :) :)

Today is my 1st day pre-op and I feel exactly as I...

Today is my 1st day pre-op and I feel exactly as I expected. I'm sore but the pain is manageable. Last night was rough. I was unable to pee till 9:30 which was 7 hrs after they had taken out the catheter. When I finally went on my own it was just a few drops. My bladder was so swollen that the pressure made my incision feel like it was ripping open. I'll update more later, right now the pain killers are making me sleepy.

Today is po day 10 and things are going well. I...

Today is po day 10 and things are going well. I did make one crucial mistake which dealt with having a BM. I knew that I should've been preparing for a painful time if I didn't eat & take the right supplements to ease it out. On Tues which was po day 6 I began what would be a 30 hr struggle to relieve myself. To make a long story short, 2 colace pills, 2 suppositories & loads of fiber rich granola cereal later, I finally went.... And went.... And went..
Please listen to what everyone says & begin stool softener immediately & eat fiber rich foods as soon as you're home. I don't wish that pain on anyone.
On another note, today I'm standing almost straight. My abs are still super tight and they try to pull me down. I can only do a few things then I need to sit down. My back is still bothering but not nearly as bad as a few days ago. Each day things get better !!! Happy healing my fellow TT's!!!
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