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3 weeks post TT - back pain? walking?

I am a slim athletic mom to a preschooler and elementary age child. I had a tummy tuck on March 7, 2012 to repair my diastasis rectii and umbilical hernia. Physical activity is a part of my daily life and I couldn't stand the belly bulge and protruding navel on my otherwise fit frame. Also didn't like how my core and strength activities were limited. Looking at these Day 12 post... READ MORE

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TT Incision Sloppy or Do I Just Need to Wait? (photo)

I am at Day 12 Post Op from a tummy tuck to fix my diastasis recti and umbilical hernia. I am 5'4", 115lb and in great shape. I think the incision looks very messy in... READ MORE

Recent comments from TriathleteMom

Hi mnjolson, I am jealous that you could walk and do elliptical on your 2nd week and then light jogging with weights. The literature from my surgeon says 'Avoid exercise, heavy lifting and any activity that raises your blood pressure or... READ COMMENT

I could shower when the drains came out..which was 5 days. I also had 2 C sections (emergency ones) and I thought this would be similar. Way worse. The muscle repair makes it hard to move and lifting each layer takes way more healing... READ COMMENT

Wow! Trigirl you were back to a great amount of training at 9 weeks. Did you have extensive diastasi recti before and hence lots of muscle repair. I am 2 weeks post op today from my full TT and still can't stand up straight or walk... READ COMMENT

The things I missed in my pre-research! Dog ears! My surgeon's nurse said if things look messy after a few months than the surgeon can do a little local freezing, scar removal...takes 20 minutes. So I guess that is good. But then more... READ COMMENT

Hi! I know 12 weeks sounds like forever! But I don't want to 'ruin' anything and have to go through this again. The muscle repair was extensive and that takes time to heal. I'm going to work with a physio who specializes in women's... READ COMMENT