December 9th I meet with my PS about my second...
I will post my before pics after my consult. Until then......
We set a date!
I have posted the before pics. I really hate looking at them myself, but I realize there are others who need to see this review when making a decision like this. So here ya go....
Just a little more than 2 weeks!
Less than a week to go...
Glad there is not as much prep as when I was nesting for my tummy tuck. I will clean the house thouroghly over the weekend and go grocery shopping to get stuff for easy meals to prep for my husband for the first few days. Then I just need to get my meds.
I am going to order my garment tonight, just in case the one I leave the PS office with won't work for under my work clothes.
No more batwings!
Ta Ta for now!
Arm lift is not a bad recovery, so far, so good...
Like I have said before, Dr. Lober and his nurses are wonderful. I felt great when I woke up!
About the bandages. I go back on monday for my first post op appt. I believe we decide on the CG then. Right now I have ace bandages on top of lots of gauze and foam tape. I have only had a little seepage at the top of my right are. Just once and my husband added gauze and tape as instructed. Noting else has bleed through since. But cannot tell if my arms are any smaller. I get the Michelin Man reference now, LOL.
Here is a great tip for comfy clothes for lounging, my nurse told me to take on old sweatshirt and cut in half from the front neck line and down. I sewed a button and button hole for mine, but a safety pin will work too. Very comfy while I have the huge Michelin Man arms. Old T-shirts work great too.
Compared to my TT this is a breeze so far. I really don't need help. I can do just about everything, albeit slower than normal, except for reaching above my head.
I have taken my pain pills every 4 to 6 hours, I will taper off tomorrow or Sunday.
I will post again and post pictures as soon as I can. Happy Healing!
No pain, but my arms feel HUGE!
So for those that are considering this procedure, I have been able to take care of my self for the most part. My kids and my husband have been with me the whole time, but it has mostly been normal day-to-day.
My follow up is tomorrow. He will look at the incision. I will try to take a few pics before he wraps me back up. I am anxious to see what kind of garment I will wear or will I get wrapped again. Hopefully I am healing well.
Most of the bandaging removed
I stopped the pain meds so I am sore today. But it's tolerable. I plan on taking a shower after a nap and I will try to remember to snap a few pics. For now I took a couple with the ace bandages.
Hard to look, but here goes...
On a good note, swelling has diminished a little. I will check back soon.
Much healing friends.
I'm doing much better. Been back to work since Thursday. So busy. Didn't have time to post. I go back to the doc Monday to have my few stitches removed. The tape is falling off in places. I still have a lot of swelling but it has been difficult to elevate my arms and rest. Not having pain, just some mild discomfort. I have taken Tylenol a few times but no pain killers since Sunday ( 3rd day post op).
I still use the ace bandages most of the day. Hoping after the next visit I can switch to my CG.
Other than my short illness this has been an uneventful recovery so far.
I am posting a few pics for comparison.
Does this look normal??
There is no pain, but do they look normal? Will they close on there own?
I will let you know what the doc says tomorrow.
All is well
I will post pics tomorrow after my shower. Long day, headed to bed.
Almost 3 weeks Post Op
Started on scar therapy. Massaging lotion along the incision line only avoiding the still inflamed areas.
I attached the pictures for posterity, lol.
Wow! Just realized I am only 2 weeks post op!!
Swelling and some pain
Swelling is normal swelling
Dr. Lober and his staff are wonderful! Dr. Lober has always made me feel comfortable As does Christy, Britton, Lauren and Molly. I appreciate every one of them. And especially Dr Lobe who takes the time to thoroughly explain the procedure and answer mine and my husband's questions. My TT results where even better than expected! Christy handled my pre ops both times and is so wonderful. And Lauren who assists in surgery and recovery with Molly are both wonderful! Thank you all!