I am 4 wks post pannulectomy & full TT...
I am 4 wks post pannulectomy & full TT following a 100+lb weight loss (lifestyle change/exercise). I still have drains in and am draining 50+cc's of a yellow discharge with solid matter a day on the right side, bately nothing on the left which is the same side I have had a hard fist sized bulge in since surgery. I mentioned the bulge to my surgeon last week and was told that if it was still there in a year (!) lipo would be performed - but no mention of a possible seroma was made.
Very pleased with the overall result, regained much needed confidence in my body image.
Cons; severe pain for 2 weeks post op; now only issue is continued draining.
I did this because of a 100+ weight loss and a rediscovery of who I am. My goal was to be everything I never was by the time I was 50 - and I will be!
A few questions, will this bulge go down if the...
A few questions, will this bulge go down if the drains remain in? How many cc's a day do I have to be at before the drains are removed? Why can't I drive as long as the drains are in? Finally, what could this bulge be?
-- Updated on Nov 12, 2009:
Also, my ab muscles felt very tight for the first 3 weeks, but now I notice I can "relax" my stomach muscles....and they don't feel as "tight". Is this normal or should I be concerned that the muscle repair might be failing? About 2 weeks post op I sneezed suddenly without time to brace and had an immediate sharp pain in my rt upper ab mid section - adjacent to my belly button. Now I am worried I popped a stitch and am "unraveling" inside! I told the MD about it at the time but was told a not to worry about it because I was sewn up 3x and "was going no where". Thoughts?