Excited to reclaim and repair my breasts and belly...
Excited to reclaim and repair my breasts and belly. Will have breast aug, lift, hernia fix, tummy tuck and flank lift. Nervous for recovery since I am ver active. Overall confident that results will be worth temporary recovery period. Really hoping hernia repair and tuck alleviate chronic back pain.
Two weeks to go
Two weeks to go! Surgeon paid in full! Had my EKG, physical and blood work today. All good. Prepping myself mentally in different ways since I rely so heavily on physical activity for endorphins. Tomorrow is the last day I can take my nutritional supplements. Doc is very cautious. I wrote and taped a vision statement for myself from the other side of recovery and am listening every day now for positive focus. Banishing any negativity. Enough time for that after......
Woke up feeling unsure about implant size. I have been waffling over a relatively inconsequential size difference so finally called Surgeon's office, went down from 500 to 475 and feel better. In the pics I posted black bikini has 475s and purple top have 500s. Anyway, have to stop nutritional supplements tomorrow ie 2 weeks prior. Not so happy. I use Standard Process, which are no herbs and essentially compressed whole foods. Decided to follow my doctor's request. Want safety to be first and cannot afford a hematoma or any other complication. I wish my surgery was tomorrow. I want to be on the other side ....NOW!
I got the "bright idea" to rent a recliner and have a feeling it's gonna be one of my better decisions. :-) Was worried that my period would come around surgery and make me even more miserable, but it blessedly came today, YAY!
No more hiding places soon!
Was just showing my sister my "hide the tuna can" trick (hint: under saggy breast). And, that handful of extra skin is why surgeon is going all the way around......flank lift.
Two Days PO
Hello, It's two days post op and I feel pretty considering. But it's been really really really uncomfortable! i've never had surgery or even a hospital stay before. I was extremely uncomfortable for 24 hours post op, regaining body functions such as breathing, drinking, burping, urinating, walking, unbelievably difficult. I found that walking was the only time I wasn't in pain. So, as soon as I could, too soon for he nurses, I went off catheter and oxygen and even IV and just paced the halls. Being home was great but also difficult, needing help to put on and take off pants and shoes, not lifting anything. I'm usually the caretaker so extra tough for me. Had first BM today , less than 48 hours po, I think due to only Morphine for first post surgical hour and no other pain relief than Tylenol, Good high fiber diet. I needed to keep my head in a good place which was not happening with the morphine. I could not sleep a wink. It was horrible. Last night I slept 5 hours, Hooray! And apparently, I have a pretty high pain tolerance. My doc glued and surgical taped me all over so my REVEAL happens Tuesday at his office. Can't wait to see the new me! Meanwhile itchy where the tape is and trying not to cough!