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Is anyone as miserable and scared as me?

  • Thistle1969
  • Newnan, GA
  • 2 years ago

I had my full TT with MR and a breast reduction on 1/10/12.  I am not at all where I though I'd be over a week out.  I am swollen, pulling, tight and horribly uncomfortable.  The worst part isn't that though .  The worst part is the weird pounding in my neck, headache that won't go away, and being unable to sleep at all.  I am swelling in my face and legs and even my hands too. I have a feeling my blood pressure is sky high.  I'm scared and don't know what to do with myself.  I just want to cry.  I wish I could turn back time and change my mind right now.  Has anyone else experienced this?

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Hi. Congratulations. Sounds like you turned a corner. I know exactly how you are feeling. I will be one month post op on Tuesday and have been back at work for a week and a half. I feel pretty good. Nothing really hurts anymore. My breasts are a little tender and kind of hard. I had a reduction from DDD to a small C. LOVING my smaller and much perkier boobs. My tummy still feels numb and tight and very weird. A lot of my swelling is resolving though and I'm really starting to see the results. It looks pretty good! I am standing 95% straight, although after a long day I find I'm a little more stooped again. I had a little rocky road with a couple of complications but I'm thrilled I went through with it. Hard part's over. 6 wks post op I'm allowed to start working out again. Then it will be time to start looking after my investment! To everyone who's early post op and miserable, hang in there. I know it's awful, but it gets better pretty quickly. You just had MAJOR surgery, so rest rest rest. You'll be happy you did it soon.
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I'm 10 days post op and this morning was the first time I was able to get out of bed without grabbing onto anything for support. It was the first day this week that I noticed improvement and I feel hopeful. The swelling and pressure in my lower abdomen is what's bothering me the most. It's the weirdest feeling in the world!!
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Thanks for follow up post..so happy to know you are doing much better. I go in Monday, Feb 6 so I am glad to know you are feeling better! :)
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Good luck on Monday newmom! I'll be thinking of you. Let us know how it went when you can.
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I am soooo much better! I am actually 3 weeks post op today. Not the same person I was a week ago. I had a couple of non incision related complications that made me miserable but as soon as they were addressed I was feeling better. Water retention and leg swelling, lasix. Post anesthesia sinus infection, antibiotics and nasal steroids. The only thing I'll say is that it isn't just a procedure. It's MAJOR surgery! Be prepared. I feel I should have taken 3wks off instead of 2. Do it though! I'm so happy now that I did. Good luck!
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Great!!!! I'm so glad to hear it :)
Can't wait to see your pictures!!!
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Are you better yet, Thistle? I'm going for a consultation this Thursday but you've got me a little bit nervous. Hope you are doing much better today!!!
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Hi! How are you this week? My first week was the worse too. Thankfully, no headaches....I didn't really start feeling like myself until almost 2 weeks post op. By one month I felt great and could wear my own clothes (jeans too), nothing bigger or baggy. I'm a little over 3 months now and am still swollen at the scar line...still wearing my compression garments per PS. It's a loooooong healing for me! Hang in there! I'm so glad I did this! Write back if you need someone to talk to!

Hope you're feeling better soon! C
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I definately understand where you are coming from. I am 7 weeks out tomorrow and doing great now, but after the first week I had similar problems. What pain meds are you on? I was on percacet and it caused headaches and a pulse change. I could also hear my pulse in my ear. Your body is healing too and whenever there is trauma your pulse and blood pressure does go up some. If it makes you feel better you can get your blood pressure checked and call your doctor, don't be afraid to they should be there to help you feel better. It is such a slow process of healing and your body went through so much. Worrying will only make it worse. Try to relax, watch some movies, nap. I promise it will get better. I tried to go out at 2 weeks and almost blacked out. If I can answer any of your questions with my own exprerience I will try just let me know. Now I feel great. Huge difference with time. Take care! ;-)
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Oh also make sure you are getting up and walking around slowly some. It is very important even if it is hard just take it slow. You need the blood to flow through your body. I got up every hour or so even if it was just to use the bathroom.
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