16 Hours to TT - Brooklyn, NY
- updated 1 year ago
52 year old (look and feel like 40). Two adult...
- 8 Apr 2012
- 1 day pre
52 year old (look and feel like 40). Two adult sons, two grandchildren. First son was delivered naturally and left lots of stretch marks and a little belly. The second son, 6 years later, was a C-section (bikini), more stretch marks and more belly. I run 1/2 Marathons at least 3x a year. Enjoy hicking & biking. Can't wait to wear my blouse tucked inside my pants or skirt.
Hello Everyone: 1 day PO. My surgery went well....
- 10 Apr 2012
- 1 day post
Good Afternoon All: 2 Days PO. I slept very well...
- 11 Apr 2012
- 2 days post
Hello All: 3 Days PO. Have not had a BM yet, but...
- 12 Apr 2012
- 3 days post
Hello All: 4 Days PO. Still no BM, just releasing...
- 13 Apr 2012
- 4 days post
FINALLY!! I had a BM about an hour after I wrote...
- 13 Apr 2012
- 4 days post
5 Days PO. Rested well last night. Love this...
- 14 Apr 2012
- 5 days post
Well, I walked a half a block and back. WOW!!!!...
- 14 Apr 2012
- 5 days post
Good Morning All: Somehow my right drain came out...
- 15 Apr 2012
- 6 days post
Hello All: My car ride yesterday was nice. I felt...
- 16 Apr 2012
- 7 days post
Good Morning All: No new changes to report. I...
- 17 Apr 2012
- 8 days post
9 Days PO Hello everyone: My husband gave me a...
- 18 Apr 2012
- 9 days post
Hello everyone: My husband gave me a nice wash down last night (not a full shower) and it felt very nice. I slept well. When I got up this morning, my belly appeared to be much flatter than yesterday. I was so excited, I decided to try on one of my tee shirts. YEAH!!! I think I look great in it! I thought about not eating breakfast because I didn't want to put anything into the flat belly. But realized, the gas would cause me to swell. I move around with much ease. My back pain has decreased. I sleep on my side (still in recliner). I find that I itch a lot around the belly area. There is still no oozing from the navel or the former drain locations. Haven't taken any pain medications since very early yesterday. Will take updated photos in a couple of days.
10 Days PO Hello All: I took my antibiotics (6PM...
- 19 Apr 2012
- 10 days post
Hello All: I took my antibiotics (6PM dose) without eating, because I was not hungry. BIG, BIG MISTAKE!!!! By 6:15 PM I started to feel very nauseas and dizzy. Realizing what was the cause, I proceeded to eat a piece of fruit cake and drink more water (I drink a gallon of water every 15 hours since surgery). To no avail. I began vomiting for the next few minutes (but it felt like hours). The strain of the vomit caused me great pains in my belly area. Felt like when one cough after a tt. Painful!! Finally, I took pepto bismal and fell asleep. I actually slept in my bed for the first time since the tt. I tossed and turned all night, so I will return to the recliner tonight. Don't know how anyone is able to sleep in a regual bed right after a tt. Or maybe, I'm just a whimp when it comes to pain. I have not taken any pain meds. There is still no oozing at any of the sites. When I woke up this morning, my stomach was flatter than yesterday. I asked my husband to take pictures for me, but he takes to long to snap the photo, which causes me to get angry. So I'll just wait for my daughter to take the pictures for me. My husband keep saying how slim I look and that he can see my waist line. He encouraged me to take a ride to Home Depot with him and I'm glad I agreed. It's a little difficult getting into the CRV and I don't walk as fast as usual. I'm so looking forward to getting back into the gym and running in the park. I hope everyone is healing and doing well.
11 Days PO Hello Everyone: I had a wonderful...
- 20 Apr 2012
- 11 days post
Hello Everyone: I had a wonderful shower last night and slept like a baby. The swelling is decreasing. Headed out to the salon for my weekly hair appointment; got on the subway for the first time since the tt and I was a tiny bit afraid. I don't know why. Old habits are hard to break, in that, I always use my body to push out or into the turnstile. Well I did that today and was reminded that I had a big cut in that area, and almost screamed!!! I showed off my new scar to my stylist. Of course, she wants the information to the doctor so she can get a consultation :) . I opted to take the bus back home. Oh, I ususally can walk to the subway from my house in about 4-5 minutes. Today, it took 10 minutes :(. Can't wait until I'm fully recovered.
14 Days PO Well today was my first day back to...
- 23 Apr 2012
- 14 days post
Well today was my first day back to work since my tt. Wasn't so bad. Although I sit at a desk, I'm up and down between 3 floors continously dealing with staff. I worked 12 hours and was happy to get home, shower, and sit in my recliner. I've been sleeping in the bed two nights now. The swelling is sloowly going down, with the exception of what looks like a small water balloon on my upper left belly area. My doctor said not to worry, since it doesn't hurt or my skin has not changed colors. I sent him a photograph of the area on Sunday. The doctor also said that the fluids would eventually go away, if not he can drain the fluids out (hopefully it goes away) during an office visit. Even with the swelling, my skirts have more room around the belly area, looks nice. Haven't put on any pants, other than running pants, yet. Until next time, happy healing to everyone.
Week 4 Hello All: I saw my PS on 4-30-12. He...
- 6 May 2012
- 27 days post
Hello All: I saw my PS on 4-30-12. He removed the bandage and it was painless. The balloon spot I was worried about is completely gone. I'm so happy!! It still feels like I've done 500 situps and I love it. My PS said I can start walking now and start exercising this week. So excited. Interesting thing, my PS did not advise me to use any scar creams. I went online and found that some doctors don't think they are necessary. I love the way I look in my clothes. I'm still swollen a bit, but I'm not concerned because I know it will take time. Once again, I took my camera to my PS, so I'm downloading a few photos. Until next time, happy healing to you all.
25th TT Day: Hello All: I still healing. There is...
- 11 May 2012
- 1 month post
Hello All: I still healing. There is still some swelling and a tiny bit of oozing from one drain area. I believe it happens because of my constant movement at work (up & down, up & down for 9 hours). Yes, I'm one of those folks who doesn't know how to work a 7.5 day and call it quits. I'm exhausted right now, but I wanted to post some pictures that I just took by myself. So they are not the best, but will give you an idea of how I'm progressing. I still wear my veronica garment during the day and my binder at night. I haven't began a work out yet, because by the time I leave work, I'm exhausted. My appetite has decreased tremendously. Chat with you all again soon and Happy Mother's Day!!!!
My doctor is actually a Fellow, who graduated over a year ago and presently perform the procedure under the watchful eye of an actual accredidated surgeon. The program is a great benefit to the Fellow and Patient, by keeping the price affordable. The Fellow performs at minimum 6 TT a week.