I had my first consultation with the doctor last...
I didn't want to tell anybody that I was getting this done but I was told that someone had to bring me home after the procedure and stay with me the night. I'm new to NYC so I don't know a lot of people, and definitely don't have anyone I'd feel comfortable enough asking to pick me up. I decided to tell my mom about it and see if she could take some time off and come here to help me out. She was very upset when I told her what I planned to do and said she was very sad that there was something about myself that I hated so much that I would do something so extreme. She also said that she felt it was a very superficial thing to do and she knows I'm not like that, so it surprised her that I was going to do it. My mom's opinion of me is important to me and it hurts to know that she thinks of it this way. Does anyone else have any similar experiences with people having negative opinions of their procedures? I just want to feel better about myself, I hate the idea that I would come across as fake or superficial. :-(
Ugh, Finally posting some gross "Before's"
Today was the Day
Day 1 post op
One week post op
My bruising has been minimal but I'm still stupid sore. Mostly when I go from sitting to standing. It's been tough trying to walk like I'm not sore at work. Bending also creates a stabbing pain. None of the pain is excruciating, I've only taken maybe 3 of my 20 Vicodin I was prescribed. Extra Strength Tylenol does the trick. I'm also able to sleep on my sides and stomach again, but maneuvering into and out of those positions is a project because of pain. I get my stitches out tomorrow and I'm nervous about the pain there...I'm such a baby!! I just can't wait to start noticing a difference! Not much difference on the scale either yet, but I know I'm filled with fluid right now so that's contributing to my weight.
One thing I'm having an issue with, and PLEASE speak up if you can relate...I keep peeing on my garment!! LOL No matter how hard I try not to I get pee on it! I've started to take the entire thing off to pee which is a process and a half...otherwise I will start to smell like the people no one wants to sit near on the train!!!
Was this worth it?
He's very friendly and made sure I understood everything about the procedure. In the past I got a consultation at a different place and the Dr. stood me in front of a mirror and showed me all the area's he would take fat out of, instead of focusing on the only area I was concerned about. It was very degrading and made me feel worse about myself than when I went in. Dr. Wallach didn't do that. I told him I was concerned about my abdomen and that was the only area he focused on. He didn't try to play off any other insecurities I may have had which was comforting.