I Wish Someone Would Have Wrote This for Me - La Mesa, CA
So I am almost 40 and have had two children. I am...
- 31 Oct 2013
- 15 days post
In September, after visiting various websites, I had a consultation at Dr. Pousti's office. Immediately, I loved the feel of the office and staff, and upon meeting the doctor, I felt just as comfortable. I decided to go for it, and scheduled my appt. I had both the Minora and Majora done, which I did not see too many reviews for, so I didn't know what to really expect. I was thinking 3-5 days I would be out and then I would be up and running......WRONG!!!
Let me just say real fast, that the actual surgery went great! I loved the hospital I was at. Staff was friendly, they took really great care of me. This was a first actually that I came out of general and did not get sick!!! Thanks everybody....
Surgery day I went in at 9am and got out around 1:30 pm. I came home, had some pain, but not bad because pain medicine still in system. I slept most of the day. (I got one of those back rest chairs you can put in your bed and some pillows and slept pretty dare good this whole time.) Urinating stung, hard to sit down.
Second day was harder. Definitely sore, Really swelled up, stomach and legs looked huge. Couldn't walk great, had to kind of bend over, stick out my butt and waddle. I decided to take my pain pills, which I was prescribed Percocet. The pills are pretty strong for me and I didn't care for the way they made me feel, I am also a strong believer in addiction, so I dropped down to a Vicodin. I also was taking homeopathic arnica. Started taking those two days before surgery, so they get into your system. The Vicodin worked well but definitely still in pain. Slept the whole first week, getting out of bed pretty much just to use the restroom and maybe a walk into the kitchen. Lost track of time, pretty much out of it, no desire to read or do activities. Showered day 3, felt good, very sensitive on the area and felt really tight because of the swelling, almost like it would crack. Throbbed and ached, so I would not want to stand for any duration of time. Definitely bled, so I had to wear pads. I decided to put liquid organic coconut oil on the area. Its and antifungal, and antibacterial with healing properties, you can eat the stuff. Made it feel better. Lots of ice too!!!!
Had to drive to my appointment 6 days into it. The drive stunk! I was in a lot of pain. Was going to run another errand afterwards and decided against it, went home and slept.
Day8 felt pretty good. Was up, went on a walk, and did some cleaning up. Next day felt like crap again, back in bed.
Day 12 was the first day that I can say I was relieved to have the actual continual feeling of pain stopped. I have to say that I have had other procedures done, my breasts and my ears, and that this was the most painful, and took the longest duration of healing time. PLEASE DO NOTE: Your healing time depends all on you. How clean and healthy your system is, is how it is going to heal up for you. This is a pretty intense spot for what were getting done. Lymphatic system is major.
It's now Day 15 and I have had about 3 days of feeling pretty dare good, I can walk almost normal, can sit in a chair, can drive almost pain free. It doesn't throb or ache when I am standing.
Dr. Pousti tells you in the beginning not to look at the sight for about a month. Of course I felt the need to look so I knew where and what to clean. It does look like Frankenstein, but I am pretty familiar with how the body heals so I can see that its going to come out great and I am excited. I will definitely keep whoever is listening posted.
I really loved working with Dr. Pousti for this particular procedure. No one is fully comfortable when it comes to situations such as these, but he has this way about him that puts you at ease and lets you know that what your searching for with results, he can help you acquire. I have had other procedures from other doctors, and I do believe that in the future I would choose to go back to Dr. Pousti