Bridget, welcome to the fibro forum! You have found a great place with wonderful members that love to help one another.
I have never had a tummy tuck. But I did have my colon removed and was cut from my sternum all the way down. I had 89 staples in me. I had had fibro for two years at the time.
Ten days after this surgery, I spent six hours Christmas shopping at the mall....with the 89 staples still in me. I went shopping Monday through Thursday and then headed back to the hospital on Friday to have the staples removed. My Christmas shopping was done!
So, as you can see, I managed wonderfully well. My doctor was so surprised and said it was a wonderful attitude that allowed this to happen. So, if this is something you really want to do, check everything out first and then make your final decision. I can't guarantee that you will have the success I did but at least you see a positive story, too. You won't know how your body will react until you do it so make sure this is something you need or really, really want.
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