So, as we approach the 48hr mark since awaking in recovery from my Apronectomy I had there’s definitely been some mixed emotions let me tell you. Yesterday and this morning I was filled with “buyers remorse” and “what on earth have you done to yourself and why”? As I watch the clock tick over the hours laying here on my back I have more than enough time to think about how these emotions are affecting me and my mental health. Getting up and going to bathroom has become easier, I can now do this alone; with some grunting, groaning and manoeuvring around I get there.

I’m feeling somewhat like a pin cushion, between the IV antibiotics, clexane injections, BSL’S, obs being down constantly and you can always guarantee they come do them just as u have fallen asleep ?

So today I was told it was time for binder to come off, shower and dressed, now this was what I wanted but at first when suggested I was like “oh no” that means I’m gonna see my wound, I don’t want to do this, it’s gonna hurt blah blah… took some endone and off I went, and omg it was amazing I loved it, was the best ever – felt like a new person, really I did. Took some pics of my new healing tummy and stood there staring at myself for what seemed like an eternity just going wow that a magician this guy is and I didn’t have a full tummy tuck just an Apronectomy too. Went from 152kgs to around 87-88kgs from gastric sleeve, now this moment I had awaited for so long was here and I got to see my new tummy. So far I’m pretty pleased have to say. So back into bed after a short walk for some more rest, and sure enough nurse is here doing my OBS ??

To read Diary of a Tummy Tuck Patient Day 1 go here.


Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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