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I had a tummy tuck and breast lift on 12/15/04. Prior to surgery I was working out, dieting, eating right and taking aspirin everyday. After surgery, I was admitted for follow-up care where they put "leg-huggers" on me for 24 hours. I started taking aspirin right after surgery. 10 days post-op I had severe chest pain, shortness of breath, and felt terrible. I had a chest x-ray and was found to have pneumonia and pleurisy. I started having lower leg pain one week later. My doctor ordered a doppler ultrasound which came back normal. I know have pain in my groin which comes and goes. I'm quite scared about this after reading all of the messages posted on this website. I am a nurse and sometimes we know "too much". I don't want to be paranoid but also I don't want to ignore abnormal pain.