Worth It!!

I just had a TT w/lipo May 26, 2010.However,...

I just had a TT w/lipo May 26, 2010.However, Friday 6/4,Anyway, I had a slight bulge at the end of my left tummy incision & she just pressed on it & there a very slight popping sensation & that was it. There was no drainage from it. Last evening I started having this almost unbearable searing burning pain right over the incision line close to where the sl bulge skin puckering is where she pressed on it.appears that nothing is there until something touches it in the slightest. I have done nothing different & up until yesterday have had really no pain to complain of. I have an appointment tomorrow.

btw, I have had really no pain up until yesterday and so far extremely satisfied with results. I am a mother of 5, which my last 2 are twin boys,18months now

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Hi justed wanted to update, I am now 28 days-4 weeks post op. 2 weeks ago, my PS said I had some fluid to remove, which she did by snipping a very small area at the incision line & drained it that way not the way via aspiration that I've been reading about. She said to come back in 2 weeks and check again. I do have more fluid & it's lower in my pubic area & center right above incision. I feel everything looks great. I'm loving the new me! I'm at 120#s now & still shrinking LOL. I am very pleased so far, except for the fluid part which it sounds like a very common complication. I have yet to pick up my twins, they are almost 30# so Dr wants me to wait at least 6 weeks UGH! I do notice I have more swelling at night & I get this sensation like my stomach is stuck together after I've been sitting. Is this common feeling? still very minimal discomfort & still saying "Worth It!"
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Yes, thanks so much for sharing your experience. We'd love to see before and after photos if you feel comfortable doing that.

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I will try to get the courage to post before pics, which I would probably need to get from my PS. I couldn't bear to do it because I didn't want to be reminded of what it USE to look like. I believe it looks amazing already & it's only been 14 days! My stomach/abs have not looked like this since I was 18-20 years old! Besides my children & husband & asking Jesus to be my Lord and Savior this is the 4th decision I have made in my life. I just saw friends on Monday & jaws dropped, I hadn't seen them for about one month. I have lost ~12-15#s since then plus I lost my stomach...yeehaw! Thanks so much for the encouragement
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That was 4th "best" decision!
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I'm so happy for u : ) I'm having my surgery next week, I pray everynight that everthing goes well..so pls pray for me. I'm going to need all the prayers, especially w/my condition. Good luck with your recovery, would love to c your before and after, don't worry about the before pics we all have kind of the same look. You have a beautiful family : )
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Good luck with your appointment and please kee us updated on what your PS says about the pain. I had my TT on 6/3 so today is day 5 post op, I go today for my 2nd follow up and hopefully will have the drains removed. I get the bad burning at my right side drain site. Only at night time or when i am sleeping though - it is really weird but it does hurt pretty bad. I will ask my PS today about it. Thanks for sharing your story & good luck.
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Thank you!! I am sooooo happy I discovered this site! My appt went wonderful. She said I looked great and everything was going very well. She did not pull my drain(I had only one) because I was still draining anywhere from 80-100cc, so she wanted me to call Monday June 7 for an appt to check it out again & to pull my drain if I was having less than 50cc, which I did, it was like 35cc in 12hours & she pulled the drain, it just felt very strange & there was one pinch, not too painful & boom it was over! I didn't realize how far up into my abdomen it was. She also explained the searing, burning pain was angry nerve endings that somehow I must have turned funny & the endings went wild. Anyway, that has resolved. I also ended up with a smaller compression garment because the one I was wearing was starting to get too big, especially in the legs. YES!! I was trying to lose weight for over a year and half before having it done. Well, I did & my goal weight was 128# going into surgery & I weighed 130#s the day of...so close but okay! Today I weigh 122-123 & I am still swollen so I'm excited to see what my plateau weight will be. PS did say I may get a little more swelling in my stomach now that the drain is gone but so far not too bad. I am VERY satisfied thus far! I am 14 days postop & feel wonderful. I started feeling really good at day 12. I only took pain meds for 3 or 4 days & probably on day 4 started with just tylenol 500-1000mg. PS does give Diazepam 5-10mg which works amazing!! It's a great pain/spasm combination! Please keep me/us posted on your results and appt. Thanks for the concern and support
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