I had my TT & MR on Friday 15th April. My PS said there was no need for lipo, so have avoided the brusing and pain from that. The experience so far has been brilliant. This site prepared me for every eventuality and I felt like I had eaten everything I could that would help and have all the aftercare on hand necessary.
The only thing I forgot to take for my PS was my photo's of what I thought was 'the perfect scar' and which ones I didn't want - but luckily my co-ordinator at the clinic was happy for me to sign into my hotmail and print them out. I haven't seen my scar yet but can see the little dots of blood through the gauze and it looks as good as it gets. My PS also let me put my bikini bottoms on once he had drawn the lines - so that he could revise if necessary. Can't wait till Monday when the nurse redresses my wound and I can SEE!
Feeling a bit tight across the top of the abdomen, believe it is gas. I have been burping but no action down the other end!
I was drinking & weeing constantly in hospital - which makes it really easy now. I actually don't feel as scared of BM, as I am able to use my stomach muscles to empty my bladder and they are fine. Keep thinking maybe he forgot to tighten them!
Ate rather a lot in hospital, (treated it a bit like a hotel). Had evening dinner at 2.30 am (well starter of soup, and pudding of jelly), eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomato & toast for breakfast, 3 course lunch and minetrone soup for dinner.
In the morning when my PS came to check on me, he requested that I stay in till 6.30pm 1 day post op. This was so I could have another anti-blood clot injection and wait 3 hours afterwards and so that I was confidently moving about and rested before I left. My drain was removed the morning after surgery. I came home in a long dress with a little bit of make up on, and my husband and son couldn't believe I had just had major surgery!
My binder is too long (4 panel) - I know that the nurse suggested spanx pants or cycle shorts as an alternative, I have spanx that goes up to under my bra - however most people suggest you keep using the binder. Should I buy a 3 panel one or is anyone else happy with just the spanx in the day and maybe the long binder at night? A bit concerned about the effort to get it on and off - this velcro is much easier (although not sure I could do it myself yet).
Peppermint Tea is helping with the gas, cherry soothers with the cough - and this site with concerns and support from my 'sisters'.
Will post before pics and one day post op when DH wakes up and brings me the lead.