Location: California
Member since 11/23/2009


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Very Fit Mom of Two Gets Full Tummy Tuck and Abdominal Hernia Repair

I am a 40 year old mom of two. I have been very fit and have exercised 3-6 days per week for the last 20 years. After my second pregnancy I realized that no matter how much I diet and exercise, the bulge in my belly would not disappear. My problem was not loose skin or excess fat. I learned that I had diastasis recti. This is where your midline abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy... READ MORE

Recent comments from nancy8886

Twins Mom: My doctor wanted to be extra cautious with me because of all the swelling I was having. She was worried that too much activity would make the swelling worse. And YES, my swelling was mostly in my pelvic/pubic area below my... READ COMMENT

Hi Twins Mom, Hang in there. I was so frustrated and borderline depressed about how long my recovery took and how bad my swelling was. I got even more swollen after the "after" photo I posted above. Honestly, my swelling only... READ COMMENT

I also had the same recovery "issues" as you. It was very frustrating. I am now 10 weeks post op and just started to feel pretty normal. My back pain started on day 2 and lasted about a week to 10 days. My back was is spasm from the... READ COMMENT

My story is very similar to yours. I am going on week 7. I had muscle repair from top to bottom and umbilical hernia repair. I feel like recovery is taking forever and I am very frustrated by not being able to exercise and still... READ COMMENT

I think I know what you are talking about. Sometimes when I am active, I feel my stomach get hard. It actually feels like a pregnancy contraction. I keep forgetting to ask my doc about it. I am also wondering if it is normal. And I... READ COMMENT