Six days after a mummy make over

  • Tishball
  • Ireland
  • 2 years ago

Hi everyone, I am new here. I have been reading questions and stuff on this forum for a while and decided to join. I am In Ireland and there is nowhere other than my ps to ask questions and find information from.  Needless to say the poor man doesn't want a phone call from me everytime I have a question. So here is my story, I am 43 and after four babies I resembled the red M&M,  so my deflated boobs which were a 36c have been augmented with silicone over the muscle to give me a full 36 D cup,  and I had a tummy tuck and lipo. This all happened last week, November 23rd. I only had drains in for a few hours, and I was released from hospital with this binder that goes from my knees to my ribcage, and a special bra. I had a four hour drive home , so nipping back to the surgen isn't an option for me.  I felt well, and was up and about on day 2 doing all the little jobs that need to be done,  feeling tight and swollen but nothing much. However last night I was so swollen, I thought I would bust, I could hardly breathe my skin was so tight. Today day 6 I didnt get up early and am doing very little,  did I swell so much because I was over doing it?  Can any of you tell me if this massive and painfull swelling will soon begin to reduce?   How long until I feel fairly normal again?. I probably have this all in the wrong place, but I am just learning how to negociate the site, so forgive me if I have. Tricia  

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This site is great, hard to find your way around at first but I am learning. I am feeling less stiff today, but still swollen. My bellybutton looks a bit odd, it is flat. I must take some photos really so folks will have an idea of where I am in terms of recovery. I didn't take any before shots, I hated my shape that much.
Tara is a lovely name, I always think of Scarlett O Hara and the way she pronounced it. Where are you Tara? What part of Ireland did your Grandad come from? I am in the west, next stop new york, lol. Mayo is the name of the county.
I am wearing my binder, horrid contraption that it is, big long legs on it, and up to my boobs. I feel like my grandmother in it. My five year old saw it yesterday and asked in astonishment, " mammy, what kind of knickers have you got on?". I am going on holiday to the dominican republic on january 6th, so hope I can leave off the binder for then. Might be an idea to get a swimsuit with control panels in it.
I had my holiday booked before the space came up in the cosmedic clinic.
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Hi! Wow Ireland! I'm dying to go... My name
Is Tara and my grandpa was from Ireland! Anyhow sounds like your doing great ! Just take it easy . It takes a good 6 weeks to reel
Anywhere close to normal ( for me at least) . Also swelling will be on and off for months! Always worse at end of the day . Be sure to wear your binder and drink lots of water and avoid all salty (sodium) foods! Any questions feel free to ask! This site has lots of amazing women on it!
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