Getting really depressed almost 4 weeks post-op
By KayeFL on 15 Jul 2011
The first two weeks I was the happiest woman on the planet. I was in pain, but thrilled with how I looked. Then week 3 started and I started getting up and doing things, but not a lot and still rested a lot. I work on a computer and I really didn't do much of that. Week three is when the swelling started. It has gotten worse and worse and has never gone down. With this big swollen pouch that is hard and ugly I look like I did before surgery except with a larger scar. I haven't been outside to get hot. I ate more protein like they said, I have warn stage 2 garments and the original also. I have avoided salt. Will this go away or will I always look like this. I feel ugly and so sad. I was embarrassed for my husband to see me before; now I am really embarrassed. Is this normal?