Expecting to do this procedure Dec 16. I'm totally...
Expecting to do this procedure Dec 16. I'm totally thrilled as my doctor was my original doctor so I feel very comfortable with him.. My nerves aren't ticking yet but I'm more excited than scared. I weigh about 147.5. Gained 20 lb after my tummy tuck 5 years ago. Feeling excited.
I've got the rolls on my back from the bra down. My hips are wide as is, 41". Stomach 37.5". Waist 33".
Countdown 25 days..
It's seems so far away. Hopefully will come sooner than later.
What's people wearing for garments.. .? Best reviews and feedback.
Pre op today
Ok I thought if putting an update. Today I went. Went thru the picture taking process. Paid. And now just waiting. I had bladder surgery last Tuesday. Trooper indeed. I'm doing fine tho. I dropped off my prescriptions. Just to have gem ready. I got my spanx which they told me to wear after three weeks from the garment I get the day of surgery. I'm totally thrilled. Happy to say countdown less than 2 weeks.
Getting closer. Blood work today
Excited to get the blood work over and done with.
Countdown 4 days till surgery.
Just counting down my days till surgery. I'm excited. I need your support ladies. I'm getting nervous.
Update 1 day left.
Ready for this ? I'm not trying to think about it cuz I may get Quezy. Nervous but anxious .. Wondering what to have for dinner ?
Time is here
16 Dec 2013
Day of treatment
On my way to the hospital. Pray for me y'all .. God bless.
To those having surgery today best of luck to you also.
Operation day 1
Honestly I could not write yesterday .. That much pain..
I went in at 11 or 12 can't remember. Got out of recover around 6:30 pm
I'm in my white zippered compressed garment. I have spots of blood on my sides and inner legs. I can't even go to the bathroom alone. Need help getting up, almost like the tummy tuck 5 years ago.i feel better today tho . I'm forcing myself to get up to pee although I need help. Been eating light foods, graham crackers, saltines. No nauseating thank god. I had nauseau before and it's awful. My doctor was excellent. His office followed up, but I wasn't available probably sleeping but my hubby told me they called. I'm sleepy mostly. I did wake up a few times last night.
Geez I can't stand sitting all day sleeping and peeing on a pan. My legs are sore and stiff. Anyone experience this?
Post day 2
Still in pain. Taking Meds. Mom lent me a walker and portAble toilet, what would I do without my mom.. Anyways that seems to help me take shorter steps.
Took off the cotton from the suctions and oh boy does it hurt. My stomach feels skinny but weird. Hard to explain.
Does massage help? I have so much bruises and my legs fall asleep on the couch.
Post day 3
All bruised up, as expected. My experience with my doctor has been phenomenal. I'm in post 3 days after and I'm good. Yes in pain. Sore, very bruised. All expected. I do feel like getting a massage only because I feel tight and sore and the doctor has okay it. I also am considering alternative compression garments. Just to alternate so I don't have the little bulges from sitting all day.
Post day 4
I'm very constipated today .. To the point where I push and I feel it coming but won't come out. I already developed hemroids. Very anxious to have #2 done .. No progress and I'm taking the awful liquid my first doctor recommended. Any suggestions?
Post day 5
Ok I had an awful night. Too much constipation that it hurts. Nothing coming out, just gases. At first it's funny. But having gases for a 24 hour period isn't fun any more. I took a probiotic 2 pils this morning to see if it helps. I bought tea from whole foods called easy move. I've been taking lactulose solution in gulps of 2 tbsp only. Any help for those that have experienced this?
Did I mention ice works temporary for the bruise pain? It does. Pain still there but it alleviates it.
Better today. Not sleeping all night tho. Trying not to miss the pain med. I'm taking flexeril 10mg. Muscle cramping and lortab for pain.
Since Friday I've had bad cramping to go #2 but nothing comes out. Finally ended up having hemroids from pushing. ???? yesterday finally I contacted my doctor (gosh he's the best) having colace, mineral oil, and milanta. Problem solved. This was absolutely the best advise ever.
Weight on scale daily habit. Not happy about the scale weight!
Funny I weighed 128 from my first surgery. I weigh 145-150 now. Bounce up or down I'm in that range. I had 4.1 liters out. Why do I weight 147? Shouldn't i weigh 9 pounds lighter if that 4.1 is converted to pounds 9 lb?
1 week 1 day post op
Yesterday doing cleaning and shopping for christmas my knees are sore.they got fat. I almost felt like the balloon in tire kingdom lol!
I had to elevate my legs. Today I woke up and they are better.
Post 1 week 2 days
I feel good today. Still burden with muscle leg pain when I sit mainly. When I stand too long my knees get super inflated puffy.cheated yesterday a little for dinner. No dessert tho I'm proud there. But I did have a spoon or two of everything. Cheesy mac, cheesy asparagus and green bean, and sweet potato. 6 layer dip and chips. Not too excessive but I had some. No liquor which I love to drink.
Elsa girdles rock!
I will update you with a picture ... Must say I got this in medium. I feel tucked in. Less bruises this morning 100% better. Wow. What a change in a day.
Post day 10
Feeling tired, itchy. Told the doctor I had elephant knees ... I exhausted myself between shopping and cooking.
Guess I wasn't relaxing enough.
2 weeks 2 days post op - stitches off
Feeling good. No pain killers for a few days now.
Really happy I got some nice comments yesterday at the party. I'm really in need of a restart for the new year eating clean and losing weight. I went for my 2 week appt - dr really says I'm doing good for two weeks. Posting pics now.
Week 3 feeling great!
I had a massage this weekend and a body scrub ( a little treat for me I purchased way before as a gift to me) I just have to say I feel amazing. I do need to educate my mine and body to eat clean. These holidays don't help and my pantry is full of sweets and not healthy eating. Need support in that area. I am using the elsa curve girdle and it's amazing. Keeps me on point. I highly recommend it. I'll post some pics now.