Scheduled TT, March 9!! What to Wear Afterwards? Will I Be Able to Raise my Arms Overhead? - Florida

Went to my second pre-op appt and was advised that...

Went to my second pre-op appt and was advised that I would need to wear a "mu-mu" type dress that zips or buttons up the front. I was told taking a shirt off over my head would be to difficult. She said it would be very uncomfortable for several days to try and lift my arms over my head. REALLY?? I've been reading alot of posts on this great website, and have yet to find anyone that lists this as a side effect.

The word "mu mu" makes me cringe. What did you wear home from your surgery and in the days to follow. Will I be able to wear a good ole pair of comfy sweats?

I'm starting to get alittle nervous. Just two...

I'm starting to get alittle nervous. Just two more days till my full TT & flank lipo!! The date has come so quickly. Just want to have it done, and get on with the recovery process. Wanted to post my before pics. I'm 40, two kids, 5'6" 140 lbs. Thanks to everyone for all your post-op updates. Its helped so much to hear how everyone is doing.

Four days post op. Basically been living in my...

Four days post op. Basically been living in my recliner. My husband has been an absolute god send! He's waited on me like I'm a princess and taken care of the house and kids with no complaints. Surgery went well. Arrived at PS office at 6:30 and I was home by 2:30. First night was not very eventful, I even was posting on the March TT Forum. The next morning I starting feeling more and more sore. Went to my first post op appt and was told everything looked great which was nice to hear, but I couldn't see a thing. My husband snapped a couple of pictures, but its really to hard and to soon see see anything. By that evening I was itching like crazy, and discovered I'm allergic to percocet. PS called in a new script for percodan and ever since the pain has been manageable. By the 3rd day still hadn't had a BM and the gas was rumbling like crazy, but after some help from a suppository, I'm happy to say all that has subsided. (Sorry, I know alot of TMI, but I'm just trying to be honest). I won't lie, the drains are the absolute worse thing for me. I still don't know why some people get them and others don't. They don't really get in my way because they are clipped to the binder, but they do hurt when I stand. I have two, one at each hip and sometimes it feels like a knife being stabbed into me. My PS requires I stay at a 90 angle when walking so the walker really helps. I have lots of pillows underneath my legs while reclining and several behind my back. My biggest suggestion is have help lined up, you'll need it. Stay ahead of the pain. Don't wait to hurt to take your meds, it'll just take longer to get the relief you'll need. Eat bland clear foods the first few days. Soups, crackers, apple sauce, water, gatorade, gingerale. Ask anyone on here any questions you have! This website has helped me so much before and after my surgery. I was nervous going in, but not scared. I knew from reading everyone else's reviews what I needed to expect and what I knew I needed to concentrate on to get through this. My recovery process is new and I still have a long way to go, but I've come this far and know I can get through the rest.

Here are two pics my husband took today. I was still in the recliner, so the one of my stomach isn't the greatest. More to come next week, hopefully Tuesday when the drains come out!!!!

2 Week pictures!!

2 Week pictures!!

Daniel Azurin

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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