One Day at a Time - Chicago, IL

Hi All, I meant to write this review before I...

Hi All,

I meant to write this review before I underwent the procedures. I've read many other's review which were super help. I'm 41 years old and weigh 118. 110 is ideal for me which i will continue to work towards. I have two beautiful children 3.5 and seven years.

My procedures we're all done on Friday. My husband took my kids o his parents' house which I was very pleased l. My BFF came from out of town and has been sticking to my side taking such amazing. My others BFF will fly in on Monday and she will stay until the following Sunday, my mom had a stroke on 9/3 and while she making great progress is no yet able to help, my parents were supportive of the breast reduction after witnessing years of struggle. They are very concerned about "the rest" as my mom refers to it.

On Friday 11/11/11. I had a breast reduction and lift. I can already the procedure will be helpful. I also had a full tummy tuck. The lipo was done on the boob part of my armpit to narrow. I also had lipo on my diaphragm area, my love handles and inner and outer thought. Please forgive my typing as I'm in pain and on drugs. I stayed overnight in the hospital and retuned back home yesterday. I'd already gotten a lift chair rental, walker, shower chair and toilet lift prior. And they were delivered last week. I also have a big box of supplies. I Will go to,see the surgeon tomorrow So far so good, but this is a painful process. I need to rest some now, so I'll catch you all again later and post pictures. You ladies are inspirational. Thank you for all the support!

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My goodness. I'm impressed that you're just three days out and already posting your story, but thank you!! You'll doubtlessly help countless others. Keep us posted as you heal!

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Well, I'm seven days out. It has been a rough...

Well, I'm seven days out. It has been a rough week. I'm glad about the preparations I made beforehand thanks to all the information posted by others on this site. I rented a lift chair/recliner and it has been wonderful. Also, the walker, shower chair and toilet seat lift have been great. I've been blessed with amazing girlfriends to take care of me and husband to take care of my kids. I'm done with the antibiotics and stopped taking the anti-nausea medication today so I'm not so dizzy. I'm still taking pain meds, iron, Colace, senecot and Advil. I'm feeling better everyday.

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Well, I'm back in the hospital for a blood...

Well, I'm back in the hospital for a blood transfusion due to low hemoglobin. I'm not looking forward to it, but know that it will help me feel better.

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Feel Better!!
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The blood transfusion took 13 hours on the 7th day...

The blood transfusion took 13 hours on the 7th day after surgery, but it was worth it. My hemoglobin was 7.2 before and I was dizzy, faint and couldn't think coherently. I got two units and my hemoglobin rose to 10.1 which is much closer to the normal range. Normally the body can only increase one point a week. I'm taking iron, frolic acid and eating spinach every day too. I feel so much better although now I'm impatient for the surgery site to heal faster. Standing straight is very difficult. Yesterday my thighs and hips developed an itchy red rash. I finished my antibiotics 5 days ago so I don't think it is a reaction to those. I'm taking Benadryl and that is helping.

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I'm so glad to hear your doing better! The results are worth very bit of it. Keep us posted!
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The transfusion helped so much. Tomorrow will be 3 weeks and every day gets better. Today is my 3rd day back at work. I wish I'd had a few more days before coming back, but I'm doing ok. I have a desk job and get stiff sitting. It is still difficult to stand up straight. The results are definitely worth it though!
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Hang in there sweetie!! You'll get threw this!
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