TT and Flank Lipo Scheduled for May 4th - Anderson, SC

I'm 53 years old and have been carrying this...

I'm 53 years old and have been carrying this 'pouch' around with me for way too long. I had a breast reduction in 1988 and now I'm ready for my next cosmetic procedure. I've been working out faithfully and have lost 35 pounds in the last year and this tummy has just stayed hanging around with me! I can't wait for it to be GONE!!!

I'm beginning to have 2nd thoughts about this,...

I'm beginning to have 2nd thoughts about this, even though I've dreamed about it for 20+ years! Just knowing that I'll be arriving at my PS Wednesday morning and then leaving feeling like a truck just ran over me is almost more than I can take! Please help and remind me that it will all be worth it!

Wow...What an Ordeal! If I had any idea this...

Wow...What an Ordeal! If I had any idea this procedure would have been this bad, I don't think I would have done it. Also, if I had just had the TT and not the flank lipo, it probably wouldn't have been as bad as it was. My husband had to literally lift me in and out of bed everytime I had to pee, or take medicine, or even sit up for a few minutes! The pain and weakness in my sides were horrible. My doctor sent me home with a Fentanyl patch on my shoulder and it had to be removed the next day because I was not peeing, had no appetite, and was extremely nauseas. Once it was removed, I had to drink a gallon of Gatorade to finally be able to urinate. So, that left me with Loritab every 4 hours taken with food...when I didn't feel like eating. I had a huge like blood blister over my incision at the pubic area, and it's finally healing. My doctor was concerned that it could have been necrotic (dead tissue), so extra attention has been given to that area. Today, my pain level is pretty low...the only complaint I have is that my skin seems to be very sensitive around my rib area, in the front and back, and I'm only taking ES Tylenol. I'm so thankful that Monday night, I was finally able to begin sleeping on my sides again. I'm gaining a little more strength back each day and I'm going back to work part time the end of next week. I'll be glad to start getting out of the house again, cause I'm getting kind of bored being at home so much. Oh, my doctor said he took almost 8 pounds off of me! Hallelujah!

Well, It's been 4 weeks today and my PS says I've...

Well, It's been 4 weeks today and my PS says I've come a long way in 4 weeks. I've had a bit of a complication with healing over the pubic area. It's slowly healing and will probably be completely healed in another week or so. My PS mentioned possibly doing a revision in that area in a few months, depending on how it heals. My strength is better every day. I'm actually back to work and feeling good. Still having some stiffness from the flank lipo and swelling in the abdominal area. I did buy some new work pants (scrubs) and went from a large down to a size medium. That feels really good!
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