Its been three days since my surgery, and these three days flew by so fast! It flew by because with all the drugs I'm on I can't remember the last two days lol! Okay, before I start telling you how mu tummy tuck went I just want to let you know I am still on some meds, so if this doesnt make sense I apologize. When I got to the hospitlalthe put an IV in me, and then I took a preganncy test. The doc, nurse, and anesthsiologist came in and explained to me hte hwole procedure. The last thins I remember is the Anesthisologist saying "I'm giving you something to take the edge off" and thats all I remember. I'mnot sure how long my sugery lasted, but think it might have been 4 hours or more.I woke up and that took me a long time! was so sleepy, and my throat was so sore from having the tubedown there. I was also extemely thirsty. But i was to out of it to drink, let alone eat. I went home the same day as my surgery. I saw the doc the very next day. That's when I got to see my tumy for the first time. and OMG i looks so good! The scar I have is not from hip to hip. It's a little longer then that. Wich I don't mind because I had some serious love handles lol! I have three drains in. Two of my drains fill up quick, and one of htem not so much. I also think that he had to make a new belly button for me but I'm not 100% sure. I'll find out tomorrow when I see my doc. The worst part about this surgery is that it hurts the most when you sit down, and stand up. But walking does not hurt we a all. I also bought a cane from wal mart to help me walk. I only uses to help me ou of the chair, and if I'm walking outside. OH YEAH! The very very worst part of my surgery came last night. I had the worst stomache pains of my life! I had the worse gas pains of my life! It was so bad that twhen my gas moved i could see my tummy move also. It looked like when your baby kicks you when you are pregant. I took some tums, that did not work. So I took a nice long walk, and i felt so much better after that. It was embarrasin walking around and farting lol. But every day I feel better, and better. Just make sure you dont skip your pain meds. I set my alarm on my cel phone to let me know when i take my pill. The worst was that I forgot to set the alarm and I woke up at 3 am in so much pain, But with everyday I feel better. Just don't over walk, you'll feel it the next day. And make sure you have family over to help you. My husbands family (3 of them) came down to help out. They are such life savers. I could not fo this with out them. Oh, and for some reason I have bruises on the sid of my but and thighs, and bruising under my boobs. Weird. If you have any questions just let me know and I'll answer them. I almost forgot. You are going to get ful so easily after a tummy tuck. so I suggest that you eat filling things like pasta oatmeal things tlike that. But make sure you eat becuase those pills wll mes up your tummy so bad.