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Hi All. Well I finally had my tummy tuck yesterday so will start to write about my experience. Not sure if I make it all in one go becos I get tired & typing on an iPhone is annoying. So here goes: Day 1: Had to be at the hospital by 10. Surgery was scheduled for 11. But my surgeon fell behind. Anyway by about 12.30 I got called in to prep, my awesome surgeon came & had a chat. I was surprisingly calm. He got his texter out & marked where my scar will be. Talked to me about pain relief & asked if I would like a catheter afterwards so I wouldn't have to strain myself using a bedpan. Yes please! He then took photos of my tummy & said my tummy muscles were pretty bad... "You look about 5 months pregnant" he said. Yeah helloooo that's why I'm here! Hee hee. He said be prepared for quite a bit of pain because of that. The anethesist came too, talked to me about my history etc.. Anyway I was put to sleep finally at around 1.30pm. I remember looking at a clock in recovery saying 5.00? Wow, I was shocked it took so long.... (Will save now. Don't want to loose everything!)