After having a baby 16 Years old I have never been able to wear a bikini. In fact, The one time I tried to I used so much makeup that my tummy looked even worst.
My kid is now 16y/o and I wanted to do something for me. I will continue my journal daily so you guys can have your surgery vicariously through & perhaps you will help me change my current name lol!
I arrived at the facility early and was immediately ushered I in by the wonderful staff. I quickly undressed & the good Doctor came in and marked me up. I pretty much had a good picture of what he planned to do. Afterwards, I met with the anesthesiologist. She was very friendly and answered all of my questions.
Soon after I was taken in the operating room. I woke up on a bed & was assisted in getting my clothes on by the wonderful staff. My friend had arrived for me and was waiting. The nurse decided she would not let me leav til my IV drip was finished. I thought that was great because they were not pushing me out.
Fast forward a bit: I get home & I'm in a fantastic mood. I felt very little pain but it felt like I done 1000 crunches and leg lifts. Uncomfortabr but not painful. I then went to sleep. At apx 6pm the pain hit and it was awful. I felt so lathargic and Hurt at the same time. I tried to despense the pain pump but that didn't help so I popped a Vicodine. That helped! I still felt some pain but it made it easier to calm down. The doctor called and explained that the pump would automatically dispense. I thought it would come out if I pushed the button. I shouldve asked that question sooner. So in that period where the effects of the pain pump was wearing off I needed something else. Wow that was a tough lesson to learn!
At any rate it's 2:33am and my kid and bf are both knocked out. Poor things. I put them through it today. So to clear up a few things:
1. the pain pump is a must have. If that pain I felt earlier was how it feels without the pain pump I think I would have lost my darn mind by now.
2. Alot of people say that the first bowel movement is excruciating. Mines was not at all. The reason for that is, I have a very high fiber diet. It was so easy.
3. Whatever u eat that first day should be light and not loaded with salt. That will make ya head feel like it's about to bust open. Hope you found some of this useful and I will continue to update