I am a mom of three boys ages 9-5-3. I had a tummy tuck last Wednesday. I had a breast lift back in August and I was super happy with the results and the pain was nothing so I decided to have a tummy tuck and my thighs done.
The pain was alot more that I anticipated. After having three natural births with no pain killers I always thought I had a high pain tollerance. Obviously I was wrong. I am still sleeping in my lazyboy and walking with a "hunchback". Every morning I wake up and hope that I can do a little more and I get dissapointed.
My mother in law pulled out my pain pump on Friday and I didn't feel anything when it was coming out and the pain level hasn't changed much since. I still have the drain tube and as of now it hasn't bothered me at all. The worst of it is my hipps on the bones at the end of my incision. I can't wait to be able to walk normal and do things my boys want to go play outside and I can't go, I feel useless. I am having second thoughts about having the procedure but there is no turning back now. I just have to get though this and hope the end result is all worth it.
My plastic surgeon and his staff were super awsome. I slept at his office over night and was taken really good care of. His nurse calls me everyday and he has called me himself on two occasions. They both assure me that my feelings are normal so whomever is thinking of having this procedure be prepared. Apparenly the pain pills can make you feel down and out.
I am going to try and have a shower today, I just don't want to have to look at the draining tube coming out of my stomach (I'm worried it might make me pass out). I'll keep you posted....