One month PO pics, swelling coming down!
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Scheduled for a Tummy Tuck and breast lift on...
- 28 Feb 2012
- 6 days pre
Scheduled for a Tummy Tuck and breast lift on March 6, 2012. I have been researching MD's for about 3 years and finally found one that I feel confident in. Like many others, pregnancy left me with extra skin. I am 5ft 2 and a bit :), and weigh just under 130. I am extremely excited at this point. Knowing me, I will be extremely nervous the day of.
My husband is very supportive, I know that he can not wait for me to stop "*****ing" about my stomach! I want to be comfortable in my skin again, as well as a bikini! I am T-minus 7 days away and have my pre-op on the 1st. Cross your fingers for me and my recovery as I have to be back to work in 10 days! I know that is going to be tough...
I did not say "not worth it" Just so all...
- 28 Feb 2012
- 6 days pre
At Pre-op appointment:) Eeek!
- 1 Mar 2012
- 5 days pre
Well, this time last week, I was in recovery. ...
- 13 Mar 2012
- 6 days post
Surgery went well. I did warn them that i was difficult to wake after anesthesia, and I proved myself right, lol. Instead of the typical one hour recovery, it took three before I woke and was able to leave. Though my bestie will tell you, I still wasn't coherent when we arrived to the hotel. The front desk clerk gave us an office chair for me to sit on while I was pushed to the room :)
I've actually been ok when it came to pain. The worse night I had was two days post op and it wasn't surgical pain...I had a hell of a headache. I'm prone to migraines anyway, but my bestie pointed out that I had not had any caffeine in days. Good point! As a night shift ER RN, you can imagine, I have an affair with caffeine!
I pulled my marcaine pump out on Saturday and was a little worried about pain after, but nope...still good. I can tell you that sneezing is the absolute worst! I was hoping to pull my drains today, but I am still a tad bit over the amount of drainage that my MD states is the number I can use to pull the drains. It's close and there is air in both lines so I'm crossing my fingers for tomorrow as I go back to work Thursday night and I really don't want to arrive with to JP drains!!
My swelling has been noticeably less as of yesterday, yay! Of course it will probably all come back when I go to work... I weigh less than when I went in, which is great. Can not wait to see the finished product! I'm still in the compression garment that I was given at the office as I still have the drains in, but I can not tighten it up anymore and it is quite wrinkled at this point.
I have a "second stage" garment, but the drains need to be out before I can put that one on. How long before you guys went to your next garment? I think I will have more compression with that one as this original seems to be too big?
The breasts look great as well. I obviously lost some size as I went in a full D, I think I am either a large B or solid C, but can not tell yet. All I know is that they do not move! The only issue with those is the constant "itchiness" where the steri strips are. Sports bras for 6 weeks and then no underwire for a year. Victoria's secret, here I come! Being the size that I was, I do not own one single bra without underwire, lol.
I hope everyone else is doing well!!!
One month post op...Feeling good, I'm still unable...
- 5 Apr 2012
- 29 days post
I have been working a lot recently, but am jonesing for the gym...I called my PS and was told not until 6 weeks...two more to go. How long is everyone keeping their compression garments on? My second is getting big...I am wondering if I should go buy another?
My swelling is starting to come down now. It's not gone yet! Before the surgery, when I would lay flat, I had some pretty defined hip bones, I haven't found them again yet! I've lost 6 pounds since I went in for surgery, now at 124, yay! The only time I was less than that was high school and college when I was running 15 miles a day!
I hope everyone else is doing well! Prayers and good karma coming your way!!