Well today is day two post op. Honestly, I don't...
Well today is day two post op. Honestly, I don't know how I feel about the whole ordeal just yet. I need to give it a few weeks. My breast lift seems to be a success but I'm still very swollen and uncomfortable. As for the tummy, I was very sad to find out that my scar length is much longer than I'd hope for. I'm up moving pretty well and doing things fairly independently when my family lets me. I think the hardest parts about the procedure is my ability to accept and overcome the scaring and the fact that I got a sinus infection the day of surgery so I've been coughing a lot which is EXTREMELY uncomfortable. If I had to give any advice I would say take it one day at a time and be slow to judge your results. I already know when spring comes I will be so happy that I did this for me! The other bit of advice I would give is that if you don't have a strong tolerance for pain, this is probably not a good choice for you. I've only taken Tylenol today and I seem to be doing pretty well. I can do this!!!!
Day three & four
Day three was fairly uneventful but the pain in my back REALLY bothered me. Each time I stood within seconds I'd have to sit back down. I didn't get as much walking in as I'd like. Having a sinus infection and still coughing has been the worst. I've done pretty well getting by but it is starting to really bother me.
Day four I was so sleepy. I think my body is exhausted from trying to fight off the sinus infection and heal. I finally got the nerve to take a good look at all my scars and take a shower. My first response was OMG! Taking a shower was an event within itself. Trying to clean the private parts with limited mobility only made me laugh at myself and again ask, "What the heck was I thinking when I decided to do this?" Nevertheless I did survive. I really noticed the swelling in my legs, abdomen and breast after I showered. I look huge! My girls seem to be healing pretty nicely although the right looks bigger then the left. They're not sagging and they are looking pretty perky so I'm okay with that. I felt really relaxed after the shower and attempted to get some rest. Within an hour I was up coughing off and on for four hours! It was a total nightmare. I finally broke down and cried. The pain was something I just can not describe. I will call the PS today and ask for something stronger to take to stop the coughing. I can't do another night like last night. :(
Today is day five. Praying for a progressive day! I'll let you know how it goes...
I can't believe how good I feel! Still taking it easy but I'm moving so much better than I imagined I would be by day nine. The swelling is mild, mostly in my breasts, waist and hips. I finally got on the scale and I'm 9 pounds lighter! I can't believe how my body is transforming. I was told that I would recover quickly due to my active lifestyle but I was not convinced. I did nothing extra... No special garments (other than what was provided), no recliner, no shakes.... Just rest, water, healthy food choices and walking as directed. I know everyone is different but I promised myself that I wouldn't over think this and I'm happy that I didn't. Prior to surgery my son told me that after 21 years in the army I'm probably much tougher than I think. I'm so glad he was right! Take your time ladies, the best is yet to come! The body (your temple) is amazing. You'd be surprised at how quickly it can heal itself. I will add photos to my profile soon! #feelingamazing