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I am 25 yrs old, and I struggled losing certain...

I am 25 yrs old, and I struggled losing certain areas of fat my body was so graciously storing for me. I exercise at least 3 times a week, and my 3 boys keep me pretty active. I decided that lipo was the best thing for me to get rid of the areas I did not like. My husband of course told me I was beautiful the way I was, but as a woman, I want to feel good about the way I look in the mirror!

I had my surgery done on 11/11/11. I had my Abs/Love Handles/Back/Inner & Outer thighs done at the same time.

The day I had my surgery (friday), I went home and my husband stayed by my side the entire day! Of course I was in bed asleep for most of it, felt very little discomfort if any. I do not handle pain very well, so I made sure I had my meds on time every time!! I drank lots of water when I was awake, and having a straw really helps! I of course had to use the restroom quite frequently and my husband had to assist me, but we got through the first day!! I did vomit twice this day, but I felt it was from the anesthetic from the hospital.

Day 1 Saturday
I woke up feel very sore everywhere! Even in places I did not have the lipo. My doctor had let my husband know he wanted me up and moving around as soon as possible so my husband loaded me and the kids up, and the plan was to walk for about 2 hours. We made it about an hour, and my body was just way to sore to go any longer, so we headed back home. The walk was not bad at all, and it actually seemed to loosen up my body, but it was sore. I took my first pain pill after the walk, and then my first sponge bath. My husband(did I mention he was a HUGE asset)hand washed my garment, and then dried it with my hair dryer so I could put it back on ASAP! My sponge bath went very well, however the marker would not come off when I tried to wash it off! My stitches will dissolve, and they have a tape over them, but I was expecting some ooozing, or bleeding coming out of them, which I had none of on day 2!!

Day 2 (Sunday)
I slept in on sunday thought I may have over exerted myself on saturday, but once I was up and out of bed, I was fine. Of course I was still sore, felt as if I went to the gym and had one really good workout, but after moving around a bit in the house, I was fine. Still taking my pain meds, but cut the dose from 2 pills to only 1. Today I feel a little pulling on my inner thighs, but not bad. If I move wrong I can feel a bit of pulling. Overall Sunday was a good day.

I went to take my sponge bath, and told my husband I was fine and could do it by myself, so he did not assist this time. I took my garment off, gave myself my sponge bath, and as I was drying off, I felt very dizzy, nauseous, and I grabbed the bathroom counter and hit the floor on my knees. Felt as if I were going to pass out...Very strange because I was moving so slowly, no sudden movements, nothing weird, it just hit me. Not sure why, but I called for my husband and he helped me lay down in the bed with a bucket next to me in the event I were to vomit. I laid on my back for about 5-8 min and was fine. My husband washed my garment by hand again, and dried it again, and helped me put it on! I stayed in bed the rest of the night.

Day 3 (Monday)
Feeling so much better this day! Still sore, but nothing like I had been! I only took one pain pill during the day, and then one to help me sleep so I didn't toss and turn!

Day 4 (Tuesday)
My first day back at work! I work in an office environment, so not a strenuous job. A lot of up and down out of my seat, but tolerable. The worst part of today was driving my standard. And the fact that I have an incision right below each butt cheek, so up and down today really bothered them.

Day 5 (Wednesday...TODAY!)
Still pretty sore, not real bad, but when I move in certain ways, it hurts. Like I just worked out to hard at the gym.

I still have certain areas of my body that are numb to the touch, my incision areas are still covered with the original tape, and my stitches are itching me like crazy! The garment could be down past my knees just for comfort, but overall pretty comfortable. I am glad to get out of it but just as happy to put it back on.

I did get a little discouraged the other day, because even though I was not having this procedure done for weight loss, I did assume that I would have lost weight, but I jumped on the scale and to my surprise, found I weigh more now b/c of all the fluids in my body still. I'm hopeful, and trying not to expect too much too soon, it hasn't even been a full week yet, so keeping my head held high! So far I like what I see!!

I did stop eating sodium/salt 2 wks before my surgery date, and also started on Bromelain w/ Quercetin 1 wk before surgery date. I am currently still taking the Bromelain & Arnica that I purchased from the Doctor. It seems to be helping with the swelling and bruising! I am currently on a strict little/no sodium in my foods. Just to help with the swelling!

This is my story so far, Hope this helps someone! Pictures will come when I have some after photos!! Thanks for reading!

I go in for my first follow up tomorrow. I still...

I go in for my first follow up tomorrow. I still have some numbness in my back & outer thigh area, but this morning, I woke up and I always rub the areas that are numb just to see if they have come around yet, and this morning one area of my back is no longer numb, and boy 'o' boy I felt the pain. A little worse today, but I think I may have over done myself yesterday at work.

My stitches still itch like crazy, and the incisions under each butt cheek hurt every time I stand or sit. No happy medium! ugh. Oh well.

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2nd follow up today. Dr. removed the tape from my...

2nd follow up today. Dr. removed the tape from my incisions and i'm healing very well. Dr. told me not to start buying new clothes yet ... said I haven't started shrinking yet.

Above my pubic bone, where I had 3 incisions, I am swollen and hard by the end of the day, doc said that was normal.

I am also experiencing sharp little pains, like a tiny bee sting, in random places where I had lipo, at random times. Very brief, but it's annoying!! Anyone else experiencing this?

I'm still very stiff after sitting or laying down, strong pulling sensation on my muscles when I first stand, but I do realize i'm healing..Not a lot of fun I must say.

Otherwise doing very well!!!
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