Tummy Tuck: Three Weeks Post Op

It’s kind of ridiculous to think I had major surgery three weeks ago.

I think I’m breaking all sorts of “healing fast and super easily” records.

I even had a reader send me an email asking if I was sugar coating my experience for my readers.


No, I’m not.

(Just read any of my posts about The Agony of My Arm and you will realize I don’t sugar coat my reality.)

I’ve tried to emphasize in my posts my tummy tuck experience is probably not “normal.”

(Also, there’s my absolutely amazing surgeon to credit.)

Yesterday, I went for a walk, with my camera, at Crystal Cove State Park.

It was a spectacular, beautiful, morning.

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I do find myself out of breath quickly if I walk fast and/or uphill.

My stamina has certainly gone missing.

But, if I walk at an average pace on flat ground I can walk for miles.

Of course, I’m choosing to pace myself.

However, there was an incident when I suddenly noticed movement by my feet.

snake © SHaggerty 2014 W-1

My heart nearly stopped when I saw a long, VERY LONG, 400 foot long????? snake slither past me.

In a split second my brain realized what it was, I checked for a rattle and saw none, and then I dared to take a breath.

Then ..?

I walked, very quickly, uphill and away from the snake.

Lack of stamina be damned … I panted as I made a quick get-away from the snake.

I also met with Dr. Painless yesterday.

It was just a routine check-up for my bum arm.

Dr. Painless is a good person to have in your corner when you live with chronic pain.

Mid-day I was busy with errands.

In the late afternoon, I went to visit my hair stylist.

There’s nothing like a clean-up haircut, combined with some low lights, to make a girl feel like a new woman.

At the end of the day, I got back home around 6:30 p.m.

It was an ordinary day, but a full, very busy, day.

And …?

Just like that, I’m three weeks post op.


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