I had all the above done at the same time on 2nd March 2010. It was a little under 5 hrs under the knife, the drains from my breasts were taken out the day after and the drains from my tum were taken out the next day..which was the day I was let home. Given 2 lots of pain killers & a note to return the following week.
Whilst in hosp I couldn't urinate, 3 catheters later and still not on my own. Also no bowel movement until this morn, 11 day on! I managed the shower, but it hurt, I still cannot stand straight and as a result my back is in agony, so after walking bent over for about 6 steps I feel the need to sit down urgently, as it feels like my back is going to snap!
I am having a real low day today and I was looking for some comfort on here when I decided to join and tell my story.
A week after I returned to my surgeon, who took off the tape and re taped my tummy and breasts. He took out 3 stitches from my belly button, told me he is pleased with it and to come back in a month. Breasts are in a huge bra and healing although tender to touch. The tummy is bleeding here and there, and I have some scabs around the scar which he told me to rub any sort of cream in! I am not touching them though, not yet.
I have my father here to look after me, and today I cannot get out of bed, I stopped all meds yesterday due to them stopping me going to the loo, I am now able to go properly.
I am feeling so down and lonely its unreal. I am so glad i have my lap top and these sites to make me feel at ease with what I am going through. Thank you
Updated on Mar 15, 2009:
2 weeks today I had a tummy tuck, uplift & implants.
I have since been prescribed so many different types of pain killers and antibiotics I am totally lost as to what I should now be taking.
The antibiotics are Trimethoprim 200mg (urine infection) and Flucloxaillin 500mg (inflammation & infection to my wounds) & paracetamol for the temperature.
I have been taking Tramadol 50mg & Dicloflex 50mg for 2 weeks now, 3 times a day. Due to the side effects of these I also have been prescribed movicol & senna.
I am in a lot of pain still, I can only sleep sitting up still & I long to curl up again! I have a nasty smell about me, even though I shower daily. And the meds are making me so sleepy, I have had bowl movement twice in two weeks.
Can someone tell me if this is 'the norm' please?
I feel so desperate to get dressed and be myself again, yet this seems such a long way off. I paid a lot of money for this, and I don't get to see my surgeon until a months time.
I would like to know whether I should be suffering like this, as I feel so alone in doing so.