I only found out about this surgery a week ago. Until then I thought I was hopelessly doomed to no hips and a fat butt forever. As soon as I started reading about it I knew I needed this! Luckily I was pretty much able to schedule right away with Dr. Cortes. I'm very excited, super nervous. My mom is trying to get the Family Medical Leave papers filled out by Dr Cortes' office in hopes that they will have to let her off of work to go with me. She is a nurse so she's the best person I know to help with drainage tubes and packing wounds. But since I wanted to schedule right away and her job requires her to request off almost two months in advance, if she is able to go it will only be with these medical papers.
I need to know what to buy. I have seen a very creative foam support for laying on your back after surgery. I would LOVE to have one of those! Not sure if it was made or bought though. I know I need a pillow to sit on from the time I get home (when I will be able to sit) until I reach the three month mark. Not sure if this is an actual Boppy pillow that I will need or if it is something similar. I expect to get a supply list when the office calls me back to tell me the time of my appt, the date is already set.
I have lots of ducks to get in a row, I have 4 kids at home, two are babies and I do the accounting for my husband's company. The hardest part of this decision for me is leaving the babies. I'm hoping to have someone fly out with them as soon as I am able to move around just a little. I will be gone for two weeks total, that includes a couple of days to drive back and forth from Ohio to Texas. We're driving because I don't want to sit and I plan to ride with the back seat down to the truck, lying flat on my stomach on the way back. That should be a really fun 20 hours or so!