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TT 3 Days Post Op - New York

So I am 3 days post op without drains and have not...

So I am 3 days post op without drains and have not taken any pain meds today. I feel like I am getting better with each day. Walking around is rough and I feel some pain in my lower back from walking hunched over. My belly is numb with lots of bumps and ridges, but my doc assured me that would eventually smooth out. I find myself wondering if I did the right thing, which I suppose is normal. I think I'm just feeling badly that I can't be up and about with my kids.

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You are doing fantastic for only 3 days post op.   Please remember to take this slow and do not over do it.   Try not to make any decisions just yet.  You are early in the healing process and it takes weeks/months to see your final results.  Everything will smooth out in time.

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Thank you so much for the encouragement. I'm on day 5 and definitely feeling better every day. Should I be wearing a compression garment?? My doc did not suggest one...

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Good to hear your doing so well.  If your doctor didn't order a compression garment then don't worry about it.  If he had wanted you to wear one you would have been given one on day one.  

 

My doctor never had me wear one either and I healed beautifully.  One less thing to deal with:)

So I'm now 11 days PO from my drainless procedure...

So I'm now 11 days PO from my drainless procedure and finally leaving the house a little bit. I took a slow walk to the beach and went out to dinner last night. Starting to feel more like myself both emotionally and physically, though I'm still walking hunched over. My aching back!

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congratulations on yr TT! My PS didn't have me use any sort of compression garment or binder which spoiled me bc now I can't even get myself to wear spanx. I slept with spanx on for one night and that was it. I came out of surgery with only gauzes and micropore tape on my incisions. Happy healing!
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Hi there. My back nearly seized up from the hunched up position. Get someone to lightly caress your back as you work on standing up. Really makes a difference! I also went to get a seated massage (facing forward, with a pillow to brace my tummy) from a trained massage therapist who just worked on my back and arms. That helped ease my back pain, too. Best wishes.
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