61 and Ready - Media, PA

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I'm and ready to live again. My husband passed...

I'm and ready to live again. My husband passed over 3 years ago. The kids are all grown and I've decided it's now time to get started on my bucket list.
I've wanted to have a TT for some time. But other things always were more important.
I've gotten to the point where I hate to look in the mirror.

PO day 1

I had my TT/ lipo yesterday. All went well. When I arrived I had all kind of thoughts: was it a bad decision, was the pain going to much, what if I didn't come out of it ? Well we can all see I made it.
The hardest part was watching tears swell in my daughter's eyes. I knew I had to be strong for her.
Surgery was scheduled for 12 p.m. I don't remember anything after 12:15. My Dr and the staff were great. The surgery took close to 3 hours and I was home by 5.
The pain is bearable so far. My daughter woke me throughout the night giving me meds every 4 hours. I also am taking antibiotics.
The suggestions I've received from the site have been very helpful. The recliner has been a blessing. Learning from others on the site let me know what to expect; even though everyone is different. Just the support you receive from others is AWESOME.
I'm getting tired so off to see the Sandman.

Day 6 PO

Today I was finally discharged from the hospital. Apparently I had a reaction to thr pain medicine.
The Dr says I can take Tylenol for pain if needed. Just getting dressed and the car ride home has me very tired. I'll be staying on the first floor for awhile. Still haven't looked at my stomach. All in the hospital said it looks great. Friday my PS said one of my drains out. YIPEE !!!!


Today is a great day. I had my visit with PS. My left drain was removed today. I felt a little discomfort but manageable. Dr says everything looks great. I took my first sneak peak at my new tummy. I'm swollen but OMG I look amazing.


I FEEL GREAT. I still have one drain in. I visit my PS tomorrow to hopefully have it removed. In the last 5 days I've only had to take one Tylenol.
I'm tired of sleeping on my back but if that's the biggest problem I have I'm blessed.
I looked at my tummy today and it looks great. I'm still wearing sweat pants everyday. I'm still in the cg twenty four/seven. I'll ask the PS how long must I wear it.
This is the first thing I've done for myself in ages. I wouldn't hesitate doing it again. Even during my darkest days I knew it would get better. Because of the support I received here I felt like I was part of a team and everyone was cheering me on. Thank you Ladies.

PO Day 18

I had my last drain removed. I feel great. PO said that I can go for short walks. I'm glad because I am starting to get cabin fever. I'm returning the rental lift chair tomorrow. I've begun to sleep in my bed. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be.
I'm still spending most of my time resting. Each day is better and better.
I'm scheduled to see my PO in a month.
The only discomfort I feel is the swelling and itching stomach.
Hopefully I will continue to heal.

3 weeks PO

I can't believe it has been 3 weeks. Today I drove for the first time today. It was nice finally getting out of the house. We're expecting a big snowstorm in my area. It went okay but I was a little tired when I returned home.
The highlight of my day was when my son stopped by to bring in the groceries. You don't understand. My son doesn't notice anything. He looked at me and said 'mom I can see it". I didn't know what he was talking about. He said 'you're stomach, its gone".

4 weeks PO

Time has gone by so fast. I'm still sweeling on the lower part of my stomach. Sometimes I feel as though I'm going to burst.
I plan on returning to the gym next week, treadmill only.
My belly button looks great.

2 months po Dr visit

Today I had my 2 month post surgery visit with my PS. Great news I don't have to return for 6 months. I've lost 17 lbs. I'm still swollen but it will go down with time.
I did ask him about the lumps I was feeling beneath my scar. He said it was scar tissue from where the drains were. Use some type of oil and to message it. With time it will disappear.
I'll begin slowly walking again. I will go to the next item on my bucket list (learn how to swim).
I no longer hate the image in the mirror. This experience was full of highs and lows. The highs made it worthwhile. I have never regretted this decision. The support from the group is tremendous. Days I didn't think I would make it I would read your post and everything seemed so much better. God bless you all.
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon

Dr Sean Wright is the best. He was patient, understanding, and knowledgeable. I had a tummy tuck and lipo done. He is a very skilled surgeon. His office staff is professional and friendly as well.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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