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TT and lipo of the flanks...4 weeks later should I still be swelling like this??? - Bettendorf, IA

Let me start by saying that I'm a 29 yr old...

Let me start by saying that I'm a 29 yr old mother of 4(12,8,6 & 2).I've wanted to have a TT for awhile now. Very nervous about having any kind of surgery...even though I have had 3 c-sections.

Ok so I had to change the date of my surgery to...

Ok so I had to change the date of my surgery to May 2nd..for a good reason. That's when my sister will able to take off of work to take of me.Thankful that I have family to help me out.Still nervous about the surgery for may reasons...all the complications that could happen(trying not to think anbout them to much). I just hope that I am happy with the end results and that I have a smooth and speedy recovery.I would love to get back into a bikini and feel comfortable in it:)...I can't wait til I am posting after pics!!!

So excited n nervous...changed my surgery date to...

So excited n nervous...changed my surgery date to the 25th of April! Lot of things I need to take care. I hope everything goes smooth n that I have a smooth n speedy recovery. Any ideas on what my diet shud be during recovery???

Went to my pre-op apt Tuesday. It went really...

Went to my pre-op apt Tuesday. It went really well! Love the way the doc makes me feel about everything.Hope I still feel the same way about him after ..lol! Well it's Friday! My surgery is scheduled for Monday.I'm tryin not to think about it to much otherwise I'll just drive myself crazy!This is the only time I'm gonna wish Monday was here..lol!! So I've been preparin the house, got my list of things that I need for post surgery(I've gotten a lot of help from this site). I love this site! It has given me the courage to go through with the TT.

It's now day 2 post-op.Stil real seollen and...

It's now day 2 post-op.Stil real seollen and sore. I'm movin around pretty good. Still takin my pain meds and eating light.I took a shower yesterday before I came home from the hospital. My drains have not put out more than 20ccs...is that normal?? I cant wait til I'm not so swollen and can sleep on my bed!!! I will post some pics soon.

So it's now post-op day 4 and still very...

So it's now post-op day 4 and still very swollen but that was/is expected. My drains where taken out yesterday. I'm still very sore mostly from the lipo.I have not taken any pain meds for about 24hrs. I still can not stand up staight so I think that is the reason my belly looks prego( I hope it goes away soon). I've been movin around pretty good. My ps has allowed me to show since day 2...and that feels amazing!!

It's now 1 wk and I'm feelin good. Still...

It's now 1 wk and I'm feelin good. Still swollen and bruised.Walkin a lil hunched over still.I'm sore where the lipo was done and thats where I'm swollen the most. I have a post-op apt tomorrow. Every once in a while I get a lil depressed because I want to be up and movin around.I feel good and energized but still need my naps.The only thing that bothers me is that I'm swollen more on my left side we'll see what the doc says about that. Well off to take a nap.

So It's now day 12 still feeling pretty good!...

So It's now day 12 still feeling pretty good! I had a post-op apt on Tues. Doc said that everything looked good. I told him that I had these sore lumps were my lipo was done.He said that it was fluid build up..that it would dissolve slowly and to sart messagig the areas.They were very painful at 1st.He said that I could use heat but to be careful not to burn myself, cause I'm still numb. So I used those disposable heating pad things(felt so good) and stared messaging the areas. WOW! I can alredy see and feel the difference! Oh and I can finally sleep in my bed!! I can also add walking straight to my list..lol! It has't been 2 weeks and feel good. Don't get me wrong I do have my "downs" but because I wanna do more n can't...I jus keep reminding myself "it hasn't been been 2 weeks." Everything is pretty good..still swollen.. but Happy that I did it. Happy Healing to everyone!


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I am now 4 wks and 1 day post-op. Time sure did...

I am now 4 wks and 1 day post-op. Time sure did fly by! I have been good for the most part, still sore and swollen. I started back at work yesterday. It went OK...I was so swollen when I got home(10 hrs on my feet). I can't wait for all the swelling to go away! I work in a factory and it is VERY hot in there.My garments and binders are making it real uncomfortable! I am swelling(I hope thats what it is) above my bb and I feel so flat below the bb. Is this normal? Anyone else ever have this problem?? I hope all goes away soon . I thaught that most of this would be gone by now ugh! I am still drinking lots and lots of water! Don't know what to do! I almost had a breakdown last night. I started to ??? myself on why I did this. I wasn't this big above my BB. I know I should be patient..but really 4 weeks later??? I still have some spots on my side and flanks that need to smooth out(from lipo). My scars are healing nicely. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SWELLING TO GO AWAY!!!!! Honestly I wish I would have done this in the fall so I would have had all the winter months to heal! Enough venting...hope everyone is Healing Well!


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