Member since 11/7/2012


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Reviews & Stories

For those of you have been there . . . how long until you feel normal? (almost 4 weeks post-op) - Colombia, CO

I've been reading posts on this site for months and can't quite believe I'm adding a post now. I've always had lax stomach muscles and developed a large umbilical hernia over the last year (following surgery to remove my appendix). I looked into options for repairing my hernia and opted for a tummy tuck. My surgery is the day after tomorrow! Two nights ago I couldn't sleep because I was so... READ MORE

Questions from bogotatt

Phlegm After Surgery?

I just had a mommy makeover 2 days ago and my biggest struggle has been phlegm in my throat/lungs after surgery. I feel like I need to cough it up often, but every time I cough... READ MORE

Recent comments from bogotatt

Hi. I guess I should have taken the injections preventatively as well! After they discovered my blood clot, I had to get the shots twice a day for 10 days. Now I'm on Coumadin for 3 months. We are experimenting with the dosage - on... READ COMMENT

Yes, I'm thankful my surgeon was cautious and had me tested for a clot. I'm also grateful that insurance decided to pay for my hospitalization! I'm glad you've been able to avoid any clots. It sounds like your surgeon has been... READ COMMENT

Hi. No - I don't smoke or take birth control. My doctor used mechanical boots and I wore compression socks during and after the surgery (for a week). I tried getting up and walking as much as possible, but I'm not sure how long you... READ COMMENT

Thanks. I bled after tonight's shot which is a good sign! Maybe I'll get to go home soon. Both my surgeons stopped by to visit tonight (the PS and the general surgeon who worked on my hernia). They said I'm looking great. ... READ COMMENT

I was trying to walk every couple of hours - sometimes more. I didn't walk too far, though. I just know now that it's worth it to walk as much as possible to avoid clots. READ COMMENT