It started a disaster with the hotel...
It started a disaster with the hotel accommodations that were a hot mess.....Thank God I got in touch with Healing Haven she had Cecil her driver call and he came to get us, took us to eat, and then took us to the recovery house. OMG soooooo comfortable, clean, smelled great, and sooooooo accommodating. The
nurse Lucy is jazzy in her lil heels but know her stuff. Ms. Betty can cook het butt off. You feel like you are at home with your family recovering. I'm not telling anyone to
go to Healing Haven cuz you have to pick what's good for you. What I will say is that a recovery house is the best way. I messed up and stayed at the Aquarium (horrible place, customer service disastrous, food not good, lizards crawling on walls etc.....) Spending more had I just gone to Healing Haven where you have the nurse, massage therapist, housekeeper, cook, and driver. You will need all of those no matter what you think or say. After sx you will need help.especially if you have lipo (the devils child)....overall it was great. Having my girl njbeauty come in a take care of us, and the support of realself was great.....a tin more to say and pics but a tad tired so update soon......wanted to post since a lot have asked....
2 weeks 1 day postop
Well it's healing pretty good, as soon as this devils 2nd child drain (1st child Compression Garment aka.choking garment ) comes out I will start scar therapy.....
an unexpected turn of events..
Tuesday(worse ever), and late tues and wed morning i started running fevers that would get as high as 102.4, and headaches. I thought a cold or I wasn't drinking enough water to flush toxins after massage. I go to my primary they got nervous, and
gave me an antibiotic shot and a 14 day supply. I went home fever was dropping and headache was gone.. They said don't hesitate to go to ER if you aren't better in 48hours. Well that was Friday come Saturday my temp was in seizureville so i went to ER wet, pale, and clammy. After being admitted they said everything sx related looked great. There was however a cyst on my lower left side of my back that was radiating heat, and extremely red. Many shots of morphine, antibiotics through IV, and pills i was dx with cellulitis. So I'm home taking meds fever still goes high and low but i can tell it is,getting better. My body has,soooooo many antibiotics I can't wait to detox. The antiboticd my primary gave me weren't strong enough. they were so concerned they called two surgeons and a Specialist that advised that i needed stronger antibiotics for this particular infection. I'm taking strong as hell bacterium two twice a day. My daughter told me I stink cuz I smell like a medicine bottle. The upside is they took out my drain hallelujah praise baby Jesus and I took a shower ...OMG better then sex.....THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MY PLASTIC SURGEON this has been a PSA and I approve this message. Happy healing and know that the best is yet to come.....
4 weeks and 1 day...
I am feeling a whole lot better who knew time would be the tell all ....definitely not out of the woods but closer to out then in ...
5 weeks in now
Out with sister and friends and we had a good time and I made it through the night.....feeling pretty good for now. I've learned to live in the day of...... :)
ok officially 6wks
I have some good days some bad,days.....the worse are this damn lipo pain this burning feeling is the worse....it feels,like someone has a,match to my back at times. I love all the great compliments though..
6 weeks and a couple days...
The bad days do get fewer and fewer but please don't get it twisted they do come.....
7 week and getting better
12 Nov 2013
2 months post
Ok so I am convinced that we who go through this have got to be complete soldiers and tough as nails...I am loving the results and it is getting better and better. Clearly not 100 percent I still swell, I still have a few hard spots, I still get sharp pains sometimes, I still have a back that burns from time to time, sneezing is still not cool, and every now and then I have a hunch back if i'm do too much.
So I still take my arnica, turmeric and bromelain, multivitamins, skinny fiber, an occasional Aleve if i'm going to be trying on garments at store, an benedryl if the itching gets too intense.
Overall at week seven i'm looking foward to getting to eight, nine and etc...
9 weeks and counting
25 Nov 2013
2 months post
Sooooooo it is truly getting better didn't think the day would come that I feel like I'm almost home free....lol
It's truly a process everyday. You go on thinking you have arrived then darn if you don't get hit by a ton of bricks.
I have been diligent with my turmeric and bromelain, vitamins, my skinny fiber, good eating habits, and the memory of what it took to get here. I think that alone is a deterrent to not get back to where we started.
For some reason i still itch like crazy in know it's the healing process and my low back still feels like a box of rocks but all and all I feel pretty good.
I have gone through several garment situations. I've had to get them altered i go to pick up two weeks later and damn if it doesn't need it again. I am also using the lipo board always at night (every now and then day also),and still haven't gone garment free unless bathing just don't feel that comfortable yet.
I hope all are healing well, and those who are up and coming great success. .
wheeeeew 10wks and counting.....
Soooooo ladies I've been looking forward to my birthday and the holiday season to be on the flattened side of the world. So I am doing tons better. I am officially out of recliner. I held on to it for security purposes.....lol
I laid on on my stomach, slept flat on my back without any major issues. I do still have swelling, have some numbness in belly, and some low back patches of hardness but better as each day passes. Still on the journey and trying to get over a frickin cold. Hope all healing well and the ones coming up are excited. xoxoxo
10 Dec 2013
3 months post
Whoa i'm sooooo much better never thought i'd be here...... :)
12 weeks. :)
15 Dec 2013
3 months post
I'm sleeping in bed full time now. I can lay flat for long periods of time without discomfort, i slept one night without faja (hated it), incision healing nicely. Still have itchy spells and even a few hard spots in the low back area the upside my waist is still going down...i remember thinking I would never be out of the woods but thank God it's getting better each day....
almost six months in whew.....
Things are great. Still have some swelling from time to time in lower belly. I do feel my abs more and though i'm addicted to my garment i do have times I'm without it. I will admit that I can't get away from wearing it....I have don't wear it when I go out, and didn't sleep in it last night.
I know we stalk this site forever before sx and even after because you're laid up for what seems like forever. I know once you get back to the swing of life you find yourself here less and less. I am working full time now, back to dating, back to hanging with my girls regularly and working out. Start boot camp back Feb 10th so life is good. Good luck to all my lovely ladies...
Woooooooow I've have gone through it trying to add pics....
Woooooow soooooooo love Yily
17 Mar 2014
6 months post
I have always wanted to wear a high waisted skirt with a crop top and finally hip hip HOORAY......team Yily all the way.....
forgot this one
17 Mar 2014
6 months post
Didn't attach for some reason.....
seven months and counting...
Never thought i'd be at a point of not remembering that this was such a process. Seems like it was just yesterday i was stretched out in that damn recliner hating to move.... it does and will get better i promise.
Happy Healing to all recovering, lots of success to those coming up, and healing angels encamped around you all....smooches ladies
i never know why all pics never post together....
I think they will now hopefully....
almost a year September 20th
14 Aug 2014
11 months post
Well ladies it has been forever for many reasons. I couldn't get logged in, started my business, new relationship and tons of other shit....lol
Soooooooo I do still wear a garment at night if alone, and when i do massages cuz it feels better. I do still swell a tiny bit. Over all all is great though. I loooooove the results, the looks, the way i feel, and motivation to keep it.....Sept 20, will mark a year and i want to wish everyone well on upcoming sx, and thanks for all the support, and beautiful words that have been said...
Still happy. ....
So worth it and would do it all over again. Just wanted to share some new pics since I haven't in a while. Good luck ladies on your journey.