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TT with Lipo & MR
- posted 10 months ago
- updated 9 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $12,000
- Nova Scotia, NS
Hi All! I'm a mom of 2, both being c-sections...
- 6 Jul 2012
I'm a mom of 2, both being c-sections then I had a Hysterectomy that I was cut the same as the c-sections. I have ALWAYS been skinny and for a long time after I had my kids thought I wanted to be "skinny" again. I don't want the bones sticking out of my chest again and ppl snickering she is anorexic...anyways the thing I miss most is my tummy...I had a nice one. I know I will not look like I did then but my pants will fit nicely and I don't have to keep wearing shirts low enough to cover the "apron" and looking like I'm pregnant again.
I don't have anyone to talk to about this bc no one I know is in "my shoes" and I feel they would not agree with what I'm doing, I have no one to be happy with and feel very alone...my date is coming very quickly as well...
Here's trying to be excited :)
Oh and there are very few places for Canadians to look for before and afters and communities...
Getting ready slowly but surely. I notice a lot...
- 8 Jul 2012
I've added some before pics...very hard for me.....
- 9 Jul 2012
Whoa!! Tomorrow this time I will be in...
- 11 Jul 2012
Time can fly now :S Waiting is now getting old! ...
- 11 Jul 2012
Hopefully an update Friday night...I have to stay over night tomorrow.
Here waiting patiently for someone to open the...
- 12 Jul 2012
Didn't sleep at all last night and would kill to have some tea ;)
I'm done :))) well I was abt 11:30 am... An hour...
- 12 Jul 2012
The trick is to breathe through the pain and RELAX your muscles:).
I will write more tomorrow:) med time!
Heading home now... Waiting on my prescription. ...
- 13 Jul 2012
I will post more of the details tonight, ie waking up etc
Okay so I'm a lil dopey here...please ignore...
- 13 Jul 2012
When I went in I was nervous as hell! Then I got to talk to the anesthetiist and he was very nice and answered my questions, he put my nerves at ease. Then I spoke with my ps...he is a sweet heart...very nice...he made his markings and I asked if he had seen worse than mine....he assured me that he has saw a lot more that had to be removed.
I went into another room and downed some pills then walked to the OR. They put my IV in and said something about going to sleep soon as they put a mask on me...I was out. Next thing I was in recovery waking up but groggy as hell...I will warn you now: the burning hurts! It wasn't until they started giving me my regular pills that it started managing the burning sensation. They removed 5lbs of skin and fat and lipo'd 1600 cc of fat (do not know what that is in lbs). When I was in recovery I requested crackers and drank lots of water....key thing is you do not want to throw up (PAINFUL) to soften the blow of all the meds I made sure I had crackers and water.
When I went to my room I had to get off the recovery bed and walk to the other one...I'm not going to lie, it hurts. What you need to keep reminding yourself is the pain is temporary...the results are worth it. You will have to get up and walk around...don't fight it and be prepared to, this helps recovery and prevents clots. I had peed quite a bit so I was able to get my IV out last night.
Getting up and down is the hardest. Once you get in a position you are good. I do get a buring sensation on my left side...to relieve I undo the cg and usually have an ice pack on my tummy.
My bed is really high of the ground so to say I miss the hospital bed is an understatement. I have decided I will set up in a chair for a couple hours during the day and bed at night.
This is all for now...talk soon again!
Night one at home done. I do recommend a recliner...
- 14 Jul 2012
Now I can " relax" and boy do I feel the morphine kick in :D thank god! The pain isn't unbearable it's just a pain in the ass,stomach and back! Lol! Yea a Lil stoned here...
I have only been eating yogurt, crackers, ginger snaps, whole wheat toast and water. Oh and bananas!
I take 2 ex strength Tylenol, 1 prescrip med, 1/2 gravol and 2 stool softeners at night.
So true when ppl speak on here of the ups and...
- 14 Jul 2012
This community is great and very helpful! Thanks to everyone supporting me :)
Ended up at emergency last night... Fever kept...
- 16 Jul 2012
I have incorporated liquid advil into my drugs and backed down to half a pill of hydromorphone. I did have my pills every 4 hrs than increased to 4.5 and now I'm at every 5 hrs. I must say the advil helps with moving around a lot
I feel like a Sookie but I'm just honestly scared of screwing up my incision...and I'm not going through this again! Lol
I wonder how my fellow TT are doing??
Hey there! Had my first Post op today!! YAY! I...
- 17 Jul 2012
There is a difference from cutting out the...
- 18 Jul 2012
Eating a bit normal again (trying to keep this low and soft considering I haven't been doing any real activities). I walk about the house inside and out, moving at every chance I get.
I wonder when I should try my jeans on ;) LOL!
Well Well!! :D Sleep is great and I'm feeling a...
- 21 Jul 2012
Wednesday was my first real "active" day even though I was still feeling the med effects, however I think I may have over did it. That evening I slept like a baby on my back :)) The next morning I got up before my husband left for work and when I stood up all kinds of "drainage" came spurting out a section of my incision ( a length of a dime at the top of my pubic on the left side)!! Holy shocked since I just had my drain removed Tuesday and my drain never had anything significant in it! I called the nurse and she advised this was normal and fine. So since then it has been draining quite a bit! My poor cg needs a wash so bad but I'm not willing to give it up to get washed yet. The pressure relief is noticeable though and I feel more physically bendable now. My stomach is still hard below my belly button, which I assume is drainage still, but my pubic bone area which was really swollen and redish/purplish is now returned to normal. My BB isn't doing much (thankfully). Aside from the site where the drainage is coming out, my incision seems to be healing great. The funny thing is at this time I feel if this is the way it will look, who cares? I'm happy I'm flat...I don't care too much about the scar being a lil too thick or anything at this point. I wont be wearing belly tops or anything! LOL! (So I say...who knows, I'm happy now and its still swollen...;)).
I have been buying so much med pads and reg pads for the wound! It's very worth it to me (they are not that expensive and I love the non adherent pads bc it makes it that much easier to remove from your wound $0.39 ea). Polysporin, I just bought 2 more...and some sterile strips for my incision line, I have to replace them as they fall off...they will all be removed Aug 1. I'm know only taking 2 aleve first thing in the morning and 2 reg advil in the evening to help with the swelling from the day of activity. Oh and I think my UT infection is almost gone :D
Talk soon :))
Another day feeling better...here's some update on...
- 23 Jul 2012
And a lil picture of my "medical bucket"! So glad I went ahead a took some of the advice to buy pads (just plain pads no additive stuff) and the non adherent bandages are GREAT! No pain! ALSO: to get rid of the sticky residue left by the tape use baby oil! Gentle and works like a charm :) Wish I had known this last week!
Happy healing all!!!!!
I haven't been on here for a couple of weeks. I...
- 27 Aug 2012
This has changed my life in ways I suppose only you reading this could feel. I know when I was researching and reading others storeys I couldn't believe that it would change someones life that much,but I assure you fellow soon to be "flat siders"...THIS IS FREAKING GREAT!!!! I haven't felt this good in years! I haven't wanted to put so much effort into working out and have the motivation. I want my dog everyday for 2 km (can't do much more till I get a go ahead) and I feel awesome doing it! I wear my clothes without feeling people are judging me and feeling like look pregnant! People I know keep saying how great I look and how happy I look :))) Don't get me wrong...I still have alot to work on and I'm not a "barbie doll"...but I'm happy and that counts for alot in my life :D
My Doctor: name not provided
My Doctor was very pleasant and nice! Always looked forward to talking to him, very positive. The Nurses were super awesome and made my experience comfortable considering the hiccups I had along the way.