I had my tummy tuck with no muscle repair Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Words cannot describe how terrified I was to go through with this operation! I have two daughters and though Oh my gosh if I die just because of some stupid skin on my belly that would be TERRIBLE! You should know that I am, and have always been a complete worse case scenario thinker and very anxiety filled. So far I have convinced myself that I had every possible complication from this surgery.
Today, which is day 3 post-op, I am finally more at ease and suprisingly feel so much better than I expected. I am afraid of medications and stuff so they sent me home with oxycodone....I knew I didn't wanna take any but the first day I was so full of anxiety everyone convinced me to. Low and behold I took a half and got panicky and ended up fainting. So I think I fainted from blood loss and anxiety and surgery and all of the above but now I'm feeling much stronger and even starting to feel happy I did this! I was so regretful the first 2 days but now I'm like wow, if I survive this I am going to be indescribably happy with my new tummy.
By the way I am 5' 2" 110lbs. so it really was all skin. Doc said he removed a pound...I feel like there's so much I want to write and so many questions or comments I would have loved to have read but I'm actually overwhelmed and don't even know where to begin! For now I guess I'll just go with it was WAY worth it and I am the LAST person in the world to do something like this.
Sidenote: I did have a c-section with my first baby but a successful v-back with baby 2:) I'm not really good with computers so when I'm a tiny bit more mobile, I'll have my husband help me post before and after pics for all stages.