TT in March - Ottawa, ON

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Hi everyone, After reading all the posts for...

Hi everyone,

After reading all the posts for the last two weeks, I've decided to tell my story. I am a mom of triplets and an older boy. My stomach has paid the price. I wanted this surgery for many, many years, but felt selfish as at the time I hadn't entered the work force. Well I have been working for five years, and my husband, who is very supportive, said I need the surgery. I have noticed that I have developed some kind of hernia. I went to my consult and the doc said I definitely am a candidate as I need muscle repair. So I'm doing it. I am schedule March 26th. It seems so far away, but I have a lot to do before the surgery so hopefully the time will fly. I haven't prepped too much. I have the "granny" style underwear, but am wondering if I really need all those supplies? I mean if I managed to be in hospital on bed rest for six weeks holding my triplets in and then having a c-section and then shuffling the next day. How bad can it be? I also found out I had thryoid cancer and had surgery three weeks after the c-section. I got through that??? Anyway this is a "me" surgery so I am excited. I hope to be wearing a cute tight top by June. That is my ultimate goal to not hide my triplet belly anymore. Just wear whatever and not be self conscious. I am currently 170 lbs. I used to weight 200 lbs 11 years ago. It takes me a long time to get weight off, but I am happy with my body now, but the last step is to lose the belly. I am wondering if there are any Canadians out there who have had Dr. Callaghan in Ottawa? IF so how are his results. Also what kind of pain meds do the administer in Canada? I am not a fan of Tylenol 3 and am wondering if I asked for Percoset, they would give it to me to manage the pain. Also it seems Valium is the choice for muscle spasms. My doc hasn't mentioned giving me anything for that. So many questions. LOL.

Great website. So nice to be sharing the adventure with people going through the same thing. I think some people are sick of hearing me talk about it. So at least you guys won't. LOL

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