Slow but Sure - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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I am 54 years old my son is 32 I gained...
- 15 Jan 2012
I am 54 years old my son is 32 I gained approximately 80 pounds during pregnancy. I also yo yo dieted for years. I always wanted to have this and finally pulled the trigger. I have always had a belly it seems like, no matter my weight. I choose my surgeon based initially on location, recommendation, and price. After my consultation I was very impressed with him and moved forward with the surgery. I am 11 days post op extended TT and lipo of my waist and flanks. I choose to have my surgery out of town near my family and thank god I did. As horrible as I felt for the first week there is no way my husband, could have given me the po care my family did. Between my sister-in-law, sister, brothers, mother, nieces and nephews I was never alone and wanted for nothing. Monday night before the surgery I did not sleep and nearly called the surgery off due to impending doom feelings I could not shake. Tuesday morning I flew out bright and early and met my sisters for breakfast followed by my pre op visit at the surgeons off. I had all my labs done at home and results sent to my surgeon. Wednesday my sister in law took me to the clinic and dropped me off. The surgery lasted around 3 hours I was in recovery around 1 1/2 hours, then home I went.
Recovering from the anesthesia was a little tough, coughing was a bitch. I was so sore and uncomfortable. No matter how prepared I thought I was, nothing could have prepared me for how uncomfortable I was. I am trying to avoid using the word pain, because I kept up with the paid meds really good for the first 5 days then went to an as needed basis. I really thought I was just going to get up after 5 or 6 days and be on my way. NOT. I had the drainage tubes in longer than I expected, minimal swelling, I just kept draining. Everyone heals differently and the drainage tubes are something you can't rush. I had originally scheduled my time for 10 days here with my family I thought that was plenty of time. I went to the dr the day before my flight and he told me he could not remove the drainage tubes as I was still draining too much. I was really upset, nothing was wrong, my body was just not ready yet. I had to change my flight and tell my husband I would be here another few days. My dr. Told me to come in Saturday morning if the drains had less than 25 cc per drain after 24 hours. They had 30 cc, so I did not go in.
I have an appointment for Monday morning (tomorrow) at 11:30. It's looking really good that they will take the drains out. I want to go home so bad, I miss my husband and my dogs. I dont regret having the surgery here, my family were so great it was like being at a spa. My BIG mistake was underestimating how long my recovery time before I could fly would be. I am vey happy with the surgery so far but I really can't tell anything yet as I am still bent over and wear my binder religiously. Please every keep your finger crossed that they remove the tubes and I can go home tomorrow
Drainage tubes came out today and I was finally...
- 16 Jan 2012
2 weeks post op today. I think it's like the...
- 18 Jan 2012
16 days post op having a really bad night. I seem...
- 20 Jan 2012
17 days post of ETT and lipo with muscle repair....
- 21 Jan 2012
Also in swell hell today
But, everything is progressing as it should so I guess I really can't complain.. Trying to make myself stand a little straighter
Finally added some pics today thanks Kimmer on the...
- 22 Jan 2012
3 weeks po today. Walking almost upright,...
- 25 Jan 2012
Incisions looks good and clean shower with dial soap twice a day and rub bacitracin into the incision. Scabs are starting to fall off.
Energy level is slowly going up, but still slightly off.
Still swollen but I don't think it's unusual. Having a really hard time taking pictures of myself tried to take a side view looks like I'm smelling my armpits. Won't post that one. Will post later after I download them to my pc. Can't post pics from my iPad
Can't wait where real clothes skin still sensitive from lipo so staying with my soft loose clothes.
Happy healing. Peace out
24 days post op wore my regulat clothes today...
- 28 Jan 2012
Also I think I have a stitch or two trying to work there way out right at the top of my pubic bone and is more swollen than the rest of my incision. Sigh!!!!!!!!! I want to be back to normal again getting frustrated with the lack of energy
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- 1 Feb 2012
4 weeks po today some burning in my midline area where they repaired my muscle , some tenderness and, hard and swelling of the lipo areas. Swelling is off and on. Less swelling in the morning . Still feel tired but it might be more boredem than anything else Incision is healing very well still have no feeling in my abdomen. Trying to be patient and not freak out about the little things. But I is want my life back and wane to see the final results. Will post my 4 week photo later
4 1/2 weeks post up walked a mile with the dogs...
- 4 Feb 2012
Yey for me 6 weeks today. Feeling 7 on a scale of...
- 15 Feb 2012
Hey everyone. 4 months post op and life is good. ...
- 22 May 2012