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Post op - almost 3 weeks!! Pics wo and with swelling
- posted 5 months ago
- updated 4 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $8,500
- Dr. William DeLuca (New York, NY)
Hi Im a mother of two, 38yrs, happily married. I...
- 4 Dec 2012
- 21 days pre
Im a mother of two, 38yrs, happily married. I have been wanting to to this TT for a while off and on. I was always hesitant as I had two c-sections and I didnt want to go through another surgery again. But I am still young and I want to look and feel my best. So I have decided to take the plunge and hope to be rewarded on the flat side.
I am a getting nervous thinking about the pain...
- 10 Dec 2012
- 16 days pre
Getting my work sorted out so I can focus on getting better.
Im about 5 feet tall and weigh 130 lbs. I have...
- 10 Dec 2012
- 16 days pre
Currently, I am taking my multivitamins and eating healthy. Also do some cardio. I have been working late these days and my exercising has taken a back seat. I keep telling myself that I should as I will not be able to a while after surgery.
As I plan for the big day, I am getting more...
- 11 Dec 2012
- 15 days pre
So they payments done. Theres no turning back from...
- 13 Dec 2012
- 13 days pre
I'm going in for my big day tomorrow morning. I...
- 25 Dec 2012
- 1 day pre
I want to add that I couldn't be where I am without the support of my husband.
I have been busy with work and holiday preparations up until now. So didn't have time to write much. I started on bromelain and arnica Montana pills today. I tried to eat light today but its Christmas and there was a lot of food, still I did not stuff myself. No eating or drinking after midnight. I'm going to enjoy my bath and take an extra long one as I get ready.....:)
I'm on post op day 3. I took pain meds every 4...
- 29 Dec 2012
- 3 days post
I got a mild cough today. That pain is scary and excruciating. I'm trying to relax and stay in bed. My hubby has been helping me around the clock. I could not do this without his care.
I briefly saw my tummy yesterday at the docs office. I have to post them too soon.
Waiting to be healed completely.
Post - op - day 3 I feel energetic off and on ....
- 29 Dec 2012
- 3 days post
I feel energetic off and on . If I speak too much, then I feel like coughing. If I walk too much, then it shows in my drains. I am glad I had my first BM today. That brought some relief. The drains leak sometimes. I've given myself sponge baths, with hubby's help, three times. My PS recommends showers only after drain removal which will only happen in 9 days.
It's a slow road, but I am encouraged by the experiences of everyone. Hope tomorrow, this cough goes. I stopped Percocet for pain as it made me very itchy on second day. So only two advils every 4 hours. That stopped the itching but pain relief is not much. Still a little hunched and walking very slowly. Tomorrow should be better.
I had a rough night. Coughing, couldn't control it...
- 30 Dec 2012
- 4 days post
The past few days were tough. Some days I felt...
- 1 Jan 2013
- 6 days post
I am feeling a LOT better today. Yesterday I had...
- 8 Jan 2013
- 13 days post
Sometimes I get swollen and there's a lot of pressure around my incision that I have to remove my CG and relax. It happens every now and then. I wear my CG all the time except when I'm in the washroom or at times I feel like I need to. I wear a cami under it so I don't feel itchy. I am mostly wearing dresses with leggings as pants feel uncomfortable around my waist.
I have added new pictures. You can see that my incision is very neat and I feel quite confident that my scar will heal nicely. I am putting bio oil on it once a day.
Also drinking fluids, taking bromelain, drinking healthy shakes and trying to eat right. I like home made food so I have started cooking again. I take Advil when I feel too swollen or any pressure on my stitches. I also take arnica Montana pills for keeping down the swelling. I have also restarted my multivitamins and fish oil supplements.
I still have downs. I'm better most of the time but get drained big time after a while and need to REST.
I am quite happy with the surgery and the results. It was definitely worth it. I had an amazing surgeon. I felt like I was in safe hands. The anaesthesiologist at my surgery had her tummy tuck done by my doctor. That info was calming as I went into surgery. He is the doctor's doctor! And I am very happy with the results. I trust that he is a highly skilled surgeon who knows exactly what to do to deliver the results I wanted and he takes great pride in his work. The travel to another city was all worth it.
So tomorrow it will be 3 weeks PO. My energy...
- 15 Jan 2013
- 20 days post
You can see my tummy without the swelling. I am happy. My BB is still healing. The swelling after a days work is a killer. I feel much better this week than the last so yes, next week will be better than this. One day at a time....
To all of you still in recovery, happy healing! And to those still waiting surgery, don't think again, do it if you get a good PS with good reviews and who has a lot of experience. Happy healing to all:)
My Doctor: Dr. William DeLuca
I heard good reviews and saw his work. He is board certified and has many years of experience.