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hard area 3weeks post op. tt n draining from incision and bellybutton

  • iluvmyboys
  • 9 months ago

Wow I was so wrong to think having a tt was a thing of just a couple of weeks of recovery . People do not believe all those girl that say that they went to their normal life style in 2 weeks. I was stupid enough to believe it. See I'm 3 weeks post op and let me tell you it hasn't been nice. First 11days: First the hunch back granny walk that kept me in doors cuss i was to embraced to walk in front of people like that. The compression garment so annoying. And the annoying drains (which after 3 days they were hurting me like shirt to the point where I couldn't even move my legs) Short showers no shaving felt like a freaking harry chihuahua not nice. Being in bed or not doing anything... not cool Having your kids cry cuss they think your going to die. Not being able to pour some milk for your 4yr. Old. Omg this was torture. Day 12 Got drains off yaay I felt free. .. not really since I f they weren't draining well cuss I had a hard area on my hip that wouldn't let me walk or let me even try to stand up a lil straighter. Told the PS totally normal just take your pain meds. In the middle of week two another hard area came out around my groin area up to my belly next to my belly button. Went back to hunch back granny walk again cuss I could get up cuts out hurt so bad. Called the PS "put some hot compresses on it and take your pill." The next day i felt like the hard area moved upand now i can walk but not sit cuss i felt like a bone was being fitted into my belly. (So painful) End of week two got used to the pain but a day before week 3 I started leleaking fluid from my side incision area. Called ps "NORMAL". I guess my hard hip area is draining cuss it started losing swellness and my pain is going away. Now this morning my belly button had blood I really hope is nothing bad, n really hope it'll drain my other hard area. Cuss every time I sit it's torture, I have my appointment on Saturday wish me luck so that there's nothing wrong or infected on my leaking areas. Loving the results tho I feel so much better without all that saggy skin. N my incision is looking great. other than those other 2 lil problems everything is healing beautifully. By the way I'm a 28 yr. Old mother of 2 with Pxe. Don't expect anyone to know what that is lol (rare skin condition). Well have Blessed day n good luck to all my fellow tummy tuckerz.

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I hope you get my post, I typed in a problem and you came up. Please help me. I have told my story beginning to current. I have had a journey including blood clots in my groin prob from my garment and they moved to my lungs. NOW I'm fighting this very hard and uncomfortable large knot where my left drain was. That drain was fine no problems and now this. Hurts to walk, hurts to sit, hurts to rub. Any suggestions, if so please piston my page, PLEASE!!! I'm so tired!
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Hang in there hun you'll get through it. I was hunched over for weeks yet and I couldn't stand up straight til 6 1/2 weeks. I'm 8 weeks PO now and sometimes I still hunch over (maybe it's bad habit now). I still have a tiny bit of pain in my abs but most of the pain is gone by the 2nd or 3rd week. Take your pain meds and have gentle walks each day if you can. I'm a mother of 3 so it's difficult but you will get through it. :)
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hi, sorry you are having such problems. but the good news is that you now look great. so you are in a time machine. we all are. i am 3 weeks + 2 days post op. i run low grade fever . i cough. i am exhausted. i believed the 2 week back to work stuff--no! too tiring too pain inducing. but i am healing well. if my hernia did not hurt, if i did not cough.....yes i know what pxe is. amazing how it will not affect this! good thing he did not have to sew together ligaments! i am a physician associate. hang in there. i did it and i am old enough to be your mother. this too shall pass!
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Wow I'm surprised you knew about pxe!!! I've had doctors, dermatologist, eye doctors you name ... they have no clue of what pxe is its ridiculous lol but I'm glad someone knows. I'm sorry to hear you we're having tough times but we are about 6 months out now and look amazing right. My only problem is that my top abdomen still a little swollen and it looks kinda weird and my scar walked further to the sideso so instead of my scar being from hip to hip it goes almost to the back. The doctor says it might be cus of the Pxe that the swelling is still there so I gotta go back in 6 months to see if it went down by them if not he said he might have to reopen and resew the muscles. But I might not do that lol but over all i love my belly i feel a lot better i wear all the clothes i could wear before and feel wonderful. Well thank you for your response hope you're doing great now that you have a beautiful flat stomach and look amazing wish you the best and God bless you doll
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i am glad to hear from you! first, i will update you on my own healing.i look amazing. i wear any clothes i want.if i press on my upper right abdomen, it feels a bit for. that was the hernia, i am sure. my scar is healing, but the small area that was ropey still is, but only to the touch. he said he might consider injection but is waiting for time to pass , since that can soften and widen the scar. so...i can always use laser for scar removal!! meantime, i am so up because i just did my face! 12 days ago. fat injections, lower face lift with neck, lower eye and lower eye laser active fx. great surgeon. so now the entire body is done. breasts, abdomen, face! no money left, but happy! so now for you! i would be reluctant to redo surgery if i were you. scars can be worked on. there is always laser. but then again what i do are temporary tattoos, they are fantastic. they last 5 days. lots of choices to pick from. my favorite are teeny roses on a vine. i use a co. in tucson to get them. you can wear nice clothes, you look good, and i am not so sure i would chance another surgery in your case . just my opinion. be well. stay happy!!!
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oops. typo. "it feels a bit sore" not for
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