The first few days are a haze, the pain pump was removed day five. It was a great help I'm sure.
My dr keeps the drains in until postop day 11. So, that's what I'm waiting for now. Standing straight up as of today. Not taking any pain medication just an antibiotic and finishing up the stool softener.
Overall, I feel pretty good, except I'm not used to feeling my muscles pulled tight, and the numb stomach is odd. Haven't really had the courage to take a good look, but my husband and dr said it looks great- waiting to look until the drains come out. The I'll feel more like myself. Glad it's done, but not sure I can say it's worth it yet.