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6 weeks 1 day PO - Had to get re-stiched
I am a 29 year old with two kids who are 3.5 year...
- 3 Dec 2012
- 1 day pre
I am a 29 year old with two kids who are 3.5 year old and 18 month old. I am 5'10 and 149 pounds. I was in a car accident in 1996 and I have a 7 inch vertical scar down my stomach and the thickest width part is 2 inches. I have NEVER liked my scar and after I had my kids my scar had stretched out and I hate it even more... That is why I want the surgery. My PS is going to try to remove the thicker area of my scar by doing a tummy tuck. My surgery is tomorrow and I am SO NERVOUS!! Wish me luck.
Today is day 2 after surgery and I'm not sure that...
- 6 Dec 2012
- 2 days post
Right out of surgery I was expecting my stomach to be numb but since they sewed up my muscle you can feel it from the moment that you wake up. I was kept in the hospital overnight and I AM SO THANKFUL for that. I haven't slept more then 2 hours at a time and it is so hard to find a comfortable position. I have found that if your straight up and down sitting in bed is the best for me. I stopped all of my pain medicine because it was making me feel worse. I am just taking 1000mg of Tylenol every 4 hours. I still haven't had a BM and I still don't have an appetite.
I have two drainage tubes and they are annoying but they are doing there job. LOL. Make sure you have plenty of pillows when you get home. I will post a few pictures.
Today is day 4 PO. I slept pretty good last night...
- 8 Dec 2012
- 4 days post
I went to my first appointment to the PS on the 1...
- 12 Dec 2012
- 8 days post
PO day 11 My drain holes are really bruised and...
- 15 Dec 2012
- 11 days post
My drain holes are really bruised and sore. They never stitched the holes closed and just put a band aid over it for 2 days. Is this normal? I have kept them really clean and they are started to scab and heal but are really sensitive. When I turn certain ways with my body a get a zing on my hips and the incision that are hot and stingy. It happened at PO 3 and 4 but are back now. I stand pretty good and walk a little hunched over.
I am starting to feel like it's PO day 3 and 4...
- 16 Dec 2012
- 12 days post
PO #17 I went to the PS 4 days ago and I was...
- 21 Dec 2012
- 17 days post
I went to the PS 4 days ago and I was wearing jeans and the first thing she told me was to take off my jeans and not wear them for another few weeks. She also told me that since my tummy is still numb that I cant feel if they are rubbing too much on my incision and that it would cause my incision to open and guess what she was RIGHT!! Today my incision has a little spot that is a little open right where my button would touch my skin/binder and has white pus. :( I called and they put me back on Keflex so I don't get an infection. I have been cleaning the incision daily but since I can't feel if I'm being too rough by trying to get the pus out I am going to just clean it and leave it alone. I also think that it is opening because I sleep flat on my back without any pillows and it pulls on the incision. I will now start sleeping in the recliner. I have noticed that the swelling has gone down and I am very happy with my new vertical scar compared to my old one. (I'm still not sure about my belly button though)
It started at PO day 17 with a little white...
- 23 Dec 2012
- 19 days post
Should I be worried about the opening and the white stuff?
My incision started opening at PO day 17 and now...
- 30 Dec 2012
- 26 days post
I haven't done a review for 2.5 weeks so here it...
- 16 Jan 2013
- 1 month post
One problem that I have that I'm not sure is normal is that the muscle above my scar is still SO SORE. It feels like a knot of muscles under there. Has anyone else experienced this?
My Doctor: Emilia Ploplys
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