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Mind over Matter...Take Control of your Recovery

  • 45isnew25
  • 3 years ago

Ladies, I have to say the best piece of advice that I can give is that you can beat this recovery and it doesn't have to be as bad as it is! It hurts, it's annoying, the drains are a pain, coughing is a killer, lipo is the devil and on and on it goes, BUT it doesn't have to CONTROL you! Take it easy the first couple of weeks and especially until your drains come out but then begin easing back into your life. I made the decision at my 3 week post op appointment that I was taking back control and this recovery was not going to kick my ass any longer!! I began jogging on the treadmill and doing my upper body weight lifting, going out with friends, having lunch, going shopping and living my life. Swelling sucks, but haven't been too bad for me even after jogging. Each person is different, each person has different pain thresholds, but you can make a choice to take control of your recovery! Happy Healing Ladies.

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My tt/lipo is on June 3rd. Very anxious and having bm all day I think due to nerves. When i asked my ps about doing threadmill or just walking, she said a month. I thought that was too long. I am very active and work out and this will kill me, not doing anything. When did you start walking on threadmill? I need you all ladies, trying to be busy all day but my tummy is reminding me of the big day, 2 days from now. Thanks to all you, your prayers and insight!!!
leena, each PS is different on their post op instructions but going in to my surgery my doc knew that I was a runner. I normally logged anywhere from 15-20 miles/week so she knew that keeping me down would be difficult. At my 3 week post op appt., I was given the go ahead to get back on my treadmill and to do upper body weights. She wanted me to go no faster than a fast walk but when I told her yea right, she told me to "listen to my body" and go from there. I have been doing a fast walk/slow jog with some incline intervals and have only done max 2 mile at a time. I wasn't given a specific weight limit to lift either bu was given the same advice to listen to my body. I definitely was doing light housework, grocery shopping and laundry by 2 weeks. If u r an active woman that is in good shape strength wise, u will be just fine. I found a different recommendation from a ps that gives specific heart rates to stay within at different weeks of recovery. I will try to find it and post here for u!

Don't worry, get ur home ready for ur recovery and relax! Get a run in today because it is National Running Day!

U will do great and we are all here to support each other in our recoveries!
Hope all went great for you! Waiting to hear from you!
Agree completely!! TT recovery is definitely a journey but for me it honestly wasn't that bad or that long.
I agree with this post thanks :)
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