on 24 Jan 2011
My sides look uneven and what happened to my previous hour-glass shape? There is also a round puffiness smack in the center of my belly. Am I being paranoid?
These are not dumb questions at all. This is a long and hard recovery so one must be prepared. I personally say 10 days is not enough even for a desk job. I realize that everyone heals at a different pace and some much quicker than others but....it's pretty rough the first 2-3 weeks post op.
Even sitting at a desk you will get stiff, sore and swollen. Some women even still have drains at that point. I am sure there are plenty of women who have gone back at 10 days post op but probably had regrets after they returned. So my recommendation is always take 2-3 weeks at a minimum.
If you are able to change this time frame I would seriously consider it.
I am so glad for that:)
Yeah you need to take it easy and get off your feet. That swelling is your body's way of telling you to STOP.
You need to let that body heal for the next 6 + weeks. You only get this one chance to heal properly so do it now. You can't fight this or your body will kick you square in the ass and you won't like it:(
Rest, ice, medicate, elevate, watch your sodium intake and drink plenty of water.
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