Athletic Mom of Young Kids - Updated Info about The TT Hole
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From the time I was young, I have always had a...
- 15 Nov 2011
- 1 day pre
From the time I was young, I have always had a rounder belly and bigger stature, despite being athletic. Now that I have lost my baby weight, I feel more pressure to wear clothes more fitting my age and active lifestyle. When I wear these clothes I feel uncomfortable about my shape, so I am going to take charge of my body. I am also scared of the large pregnant belly my mother has, despite her small body. I hope to never have that.
So I find this website three days before my...
- 15 Nov 2011
- 1 day pre
Good news is, this website is the only thing that has relieved my fear of the pain and recovery. I hope I am reading about regular moms, and not supermoms, because they all seem to be recuperating quickly. Good luck and happy healing to all.
One day Pre-Op, and thanks to what I have been...
- 16 Nov 2011
- 1 day pre
I don't leave for the hospital until 9:30 tomorrow, so I will be starving. I don't think I will be posting, but we will see. Definitely will get back to you in a couple of days.
Hey all. Day 2 post op. I wasn't able to move...
- 19 Nov 2011
- 2 days post
I'm on day 4 of recovery. Thanks everyone for the...
- 21 Nov 2011
- 4 days post
Ok. So I'm 12 days post op. Sorry for the lack...
- 29 Nov 2011
- 12 days post
So during my one week doctor appointment, I was told that all looked fine, but keep an eye on this small red section of my tummy tuck incision that if it spreads, could be an infection. Just put neosporin on cotton gauze (apparently never use synthetic) to cover that area. Let me interject that my tummy tuck did not include drains, which might be why I did not read about this in any other blogs. Anyway, the day after my appointment, thanksgiving, the red area develops a hole the size of a nail oozing blood and yellowish goo. Called the doctor's cell, and she said she expected this. Two days later, the hole is the size of two pencils. Took a picture of it and texted it to her. She says it is not infected, and to keep doing what I'm doing. Two days later, the separation is the size of my husbands pointer finger, tip to knuckle. After more texted pictures, she prescribed an antibiotic and rushed me to the office next day. Was told the skin could tear away (yes I feel it tear) maybe another inch. She cut out some yellow tissue and told me to pack with saline moistened gauze and cover with dry gauze. There is no infection evident, but keep taking antibiotics. The outer tissue looks good, but the inner tissue wasn't bonding, and is trying to separate good from bad. In the end, the hole will fill in on it's own (after Christmas) with minimal scarring. She said on a scale from 1-10 of skin healing this would be a 2 (not bad).
I hope this helps those researching drainless procedures. And I hope everyone else is recovering nicely. Pics will follow shortly.
I've decided to put pictures of the hole up. ...
- 30 Nov 2011
- 13 days post
Whew. Yesterday was my first time alone with my 2...
- 1 Dec 2011
- 14 days post
What really worries me is that I'm not very sore. I tensed my stomach muscles several times in the past couple days due to increased activity, and other than one little sore spot, I really don't feel much pain. I wonder would I feel any pain if I tore my interal stitches, or if it would feel pseudo-comfortable like it does now? All good questions for the doctor. I'll see her again tomorrow. I'll keep you up to date on what she says.
I totally forgot to post after my last PS...
- 5 Dec 2011
- 18 days post
Mike was caused by inadequite blood supply to the area. This section of the belly is furthest from the main blood supply. I also believe (but I'm not a doctor) that the lack of fresh blood supply could have been a result of the vicodin (I'm senstitive to narcotics), not moving, and swelling. So moving forward, she cleaned out goo from behind the red section adjacent to Mike, and I now pack that as well. The middle is almost healed all the way to my skin, and I may just have two Mikes rather than one large one soon. Things are improving much faster than I thought they would.
I move more and for longer periods of time each day. My new boob exercises have made the implants far more comfortable too. I'm really starting to feel like I'm on the road to recovery. I hope everyone else is having a good experience too. I will post newer pictures this week.
I am still undecided until I see the final results. This office pre-procedure may seem like a factory due to the pre-screen process, but from the day of the procedure through follow-up care so far, the service is completely personal and thorough. I can evan text pictures of issues. The only low score for payment was because one procedure was listed that I couldn't even get per the doctor, but the nurse going over my pre-op instructions did not know this. Still have to see if I was over-charged. May not have been with bogo free offer.