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6 weeks PO... all is back to normal! London, United Kingdom

I am 32, married & mum of a wonderful nine...

I am 32, married & mum of a wonderful nine year old girl. Reason for booking a TT, is after a horrific birth ending in an emerg C section & giving birth to a 10lb baby as well as puttingon 5 stone, I have been left with a huge overhang which is causing my c sec scar to be bacterial infected all the time. This has been going on for the last nine years and after being told no from the NHS, my hubby said to look down the private hospital route. After my inital consultation in August, I am booked in for November 15th (only waiting as wanted a specific hospital close to home)

So my personal goals.. Just to not be itching and scratching all the time due to another infection. Although losing the overhang is a huge bonus, just to have my scar able to heal properly will make me so happy.

I dont have any tips as yet but will share as I learn them although I am finding this website so helpful!

My main concern and a subject that fills me with dread is the drains they put in and then have to take out. This seems to be the thing that is bothering me the most, so any tips or ideas on when they take them out would be appreciated. I also have tons of questions to ask, so bear with me!

So less than four weeks to go!!!! Really...

So less than four weeks to go!!!! Really appreciating the reviews and posts from everyone, it's so helpful!

Contacted yesterday for waist and hip measurements...

Contacted yesterday for waist and hip measurements so my binder can be ordered. Also asked about self injecting for clots when I got home and have been told if I dont have a pre existing condition that would require this there shouldnt be a reason for me to need to (rather pleased about this!) Now just to get through half term school holidays which is taking my mind off it...

Five days to go and Im on the emotional...

Five days to go and Im on the emotional rollercoaster ride.... eeek! Have my pre op appointment on Monday and am spending the weekend getting myself (and the house) prepared x

Had preop today, all set for Thursday. I'm going...

Had preop today, all set for Thursday. I'm going in for 7am and then waiting for my slot although don't know what time that will be. Trying to keep mind off it all but starting to struggle :o( Bag is packed ready to go. Roll on Thursday! X

So todays the day. Should have been at hospital...

So todays the day. Should have been at hospital at 7am but op time got pushed back so dont need to be there till midday. Just done a ton of ironing to keep my mind off it but as the time gets closer... at last I can now say... SEE YOU ON THE FLAT SIDE! Best wishes to everyone having surgery today and to all those recovering. K x

So finally home and what a two days it's been....

So finally home and what a two days it's been. Operation (tummy tuck with muscle repair) was a success and spent two days in hospital. So glad to be home! Drains taken out day after op as not much coming out. Got to have a look and so pleased with results! All in all I'm okay.. Will update again soon. Love to all x

Day 6 post op, still not sleeping properly but...

Day 6 post op, still not sleeping properly but getting flatter in bed after each night. Only only paracetomal and ibruophen since leaving hospital on day 2 po, which I haven't been taking full doses of. Got hospital po check on Friday can't wAit. Haven't taken cg off yet, waiting till Friday. Only real problem is I haven't had bowel movement. I've taken stool softener but nothing! Have been eating normally but small portions so just waiting :o( happy healing all x

Day 8, can't believe how quick the first week has...

Day 8, can't believe how quick the first week has gone. So much more mobile, still walk around with head down. Had 1st po appt with consultant who tells me all is looking good. Taken off all dressings and know just putting daily gauze along scar and a square on belly button. Have to squirt salt water on belly button and blisters on the scar (got a few of these, is normal so I'm told.) am now allowed to shower, just had one and feel much better. As for what it looks like... My mum and hubby say it looks great. I'm a little hesitant just wasn't sure what expect (yes really) I'm happy though... Just feeling a little overwhelmed by the whole thing today... Happy healing to all x

So end of day 12 po... Feeling so much better...

So end of day 12 po... Feeling so much better after day 8, my feeling low day. Can only put it down to seeing the extend of scar etc for the first time. But now, and it seems as every day passes, I'm feeling so much better. Trying to get out for a daily walk round the village which makes me feel great. Still getting tired come 5pm but still finding myself awake in the early hours for no reason... I just. Ant seem to get the right balance. Got Nother check with consultant/surgeon on Friday. Supposed to be attending company Christmas party on sat. Thinking just to go for meal and then head home but will decide on the day. All in all I'm happy with the results. I no longer have an infected c-section scar nor the large overhang which is all I wanted. Best wishes to all on their journeys. X

Day 14, started period which was due so perhaps a...

Day 14, started period which was due so perhaps a sign my body is getting back to normal. Since getting period have felt sooo bloated and swollen. Belly button is getting better with the salt solution, many bits coming away. Still got some corker blisters along the scar but they are not sore. Only grumble is that I still can't walk standing straight. I seem to get more hunched as the day goes by and by mid afternoon my back starts to hurt. Seeing the consultant tomorrow with more questions. Happy healing all x

Day 15, just had check up. All okay, he removed...

Day 15, just had check up. All okay, he removed some scabs in BB (eeeek) thank god I have no feeling in that area! Next appointment in two weeks. Told I can drive when I feel up to it, to start moving more and enjoy! x

Day 21/three weeks today. I'm back at work (office...

Day 21/three weeks today. I'm back at work (office doing administration) and finding my back begins to ache by mid afternoon, I bloat out and get really tired. Last few days I've also been struggling to sleep due to back ache too :o(

Today was first day driving. Drove a 25 min journey with a big sweatshirt wrapped round my tummy. I drive an automatic car but still found it pretty uncomfortable (not painful)

Also found my belly button has been a bit manky but continuing the salt water treatment as advised.

All in all progress continues day by day.

Happy Healing

So it's been just over 4 weeks. Had check up...

So it's been just over 4 weeks. Had check up yesterday with surgeon and all is brilliant! Scar is healing great, scabs from blisters now gone. Belly button healing well (still looks mucky to me but he said all good) I'm allowed to start using bio oil, begin basic gym exercise again but no swimming or baths as yet. Don't know about you guys but my skin is soooo dry! Im still swollen above the scar, he said that should reduce again by 50% or more.. Which is great news! Also got o see the before pucs... Wow the difference! Have asked or copies so i will upload as soon as recieved. Can now wear nice/sexy knickers which I haven't been able to for a long time (9 years!!!!) so have told my hubby to get shopping! Am still living in leggings as have found skinny jeans andI trousers with buttons hurt my tummy. Also found I don't have a muffin top :o) so trousers not fitting right at moment.

All in all I have found I've turned a corner and just can't stop smiling!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone.... Until 2013 x

So just over six weeks since I had my TT. Had...

So just over six weeks since I had my TT. Had slight set back on Boxing Day, a 'bump' has come up above my scar at the end on my left hand side. Ended up seeing consultant/surgeon two days later and he said its either fluid or I may need a bit of lipo there at a later stage (wont discuss until at least 4 months PO) So i keep looking at it but its not getting bigger... yet :o(
Rest is all going down nicely. I went and bought some new clothes..Highwaisted jeans and a top to tuck in!!!!!!!! I have found my confidence has gone up tons and Im finally standing straight!

Happy New Year to all! x
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