I was telling the whole world that I wanted a tummy tuck, and now that the time is here, I’m a little embarrassed that everyone knows. Michael’s boss even knows, for crying out loud – how embarrassing is that! Oh well, it is what it is.
I think the embarrassment comes in me thinking that people will assume that I got the tuck for weight loss reasons or an easy way out. That was the main reason that I had wanted to show the before picture – to show that the weight was gone, but the skin and muscles were jacked. I didn’t get lipo, I swear!
When my doctor looked at my abdomen he said, “Oh you poor thing.” LOL! He said I was the perfect candidate because I was in shape, had very little fat (aww yeeah!), and that I would gain more core strength by my abs coming back together (which will make me a stronger runner - woohoo!). He said he didn’t understand how my abs got so far apart, so I showed him this picture…
...to which he said, "Oh man! That doesn't even look real! It's like a torpedo coming outta there!"
ANYWAY! I’m just really glad that the surgery is over and done with. Michael is the best for handling the kids while I heal. One plus is that I get a lot of time to read. I actually finished “The Help” which I didn’t know was a movie already. Dude, I'm out of the loop.
And this is hopefully the last hospital room I’ll sleep in for a long time!
This is how far I can straighten out one day post-op. It's pretty much the same today, two days post-op. My back hurts if I stand too long because of hunching over with little core strength. Today I'm all puffy and swollen. I gained like 5 pounds in water weight. AND I may or may not be still wearing this green shirt, but I swear I’m taking a shower right after I finish this post!