So far I am still playing the mental game asking...
I went in for a consultation on liposuction. He was very good about staying with that request. He only mentioned the other options after I asked. He didn't try to 'sell' me on anything. He just gave me tons of information and it boiled down to price for me.
Scheduled in two weeks. Nervous about being happy with the results, my husband being supportive and happy with the results. Hoping the scar won't be terrible and wondering how to tell my two young girls (6 & 8) why Mommy had surgery without giving them a fat complex like their mom has.
Before photos to come...
Ready...set...go (happening in six days)
Last Run...for six weeks!
I have all my prescriptions filled and my colace ready to go! Day after tomorrow. I am getting super nervous and excited. I need to quit stressing and put my faith into my surgeon, who I know is going to do a fabulous job! right?
Today is the day
Should I sleep reclined?
Day one post op
I didn't have coffee this morning which may have been a huge mistake! Pounding headache for the second half of day and continuing into the night. I have also only been eating graham crackers, really don't have much of an appetite but have to eat something with the pain pills and antibiotic. Can't wait to lay down flat and stand up straight! And very anxious to see the results.
I have a drain which has been a pain. I worry that it is not working properly because I am hardly getting any fluid. Other incisions leaked quite a bit this morning, but tonight no leaking and drain is pretty empty. I hope this is normal and it is not pinched under the bandage...little worrrd about that
Three days post op
The first day I was flat and fabulous. Now I am a swollen wreck. I know it's going to take time but if I look how I did that first day, I am going to be happy!
Today I had no pain meds during the day. And finally had a BM. My back really hurts, but I think it is from sleeping in a recliner. I'm going to try to go back to my bed tomorrow. I have to work the day after tomorrow so I have to figure out how to hide this yucky drain. I will post some pictures after I get the drain out, I really should have taken some that first day! I just have to keep telling myself to be patient... After all the money I spent, the pain and misery, it's going to be great
Worried about the drain coming out. I have read on this site that it can be super painful...
Slowly feeling better
I am going to try to not take any pain pills tonight. I haven't been taking any pain pills in the day since Monday, just taken ibuprofen during day and pain pills to help sleep. Tonight I am going to enjoy a glass of wine and then Advil PM!
I sneezed twice today! Holy He// that hurts so bad!! Brought me to tears!
To follow up my last post. I did get the drain out on day 6. Didn't hurt at all!!
Going to try to sleep in bed tonight instead of the recliner! Wish me luck
Two weeks ...
So far, so good. Very informative, confident, friendly and professional. More to come... Day of surgery he was fabulous! Obviously likes what he does and I felt great with all the information and enthusiasm he gave. He also gave me his cell phone number and responds immediately to any text I have sent. Which is very comforting because I was so delirious after the surgery, I needed reminding on some of the post op stuff I had to do. His staff was fabulous in the surgery room. So friendly, their conversation was fun and light. Felt reassured with everyone's competence,