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Get It Right, Get It Tight - Omaha, NE
- posted 4 months ago
- updated 2 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $10,673
- John J. Heieck, MD (Omaha, NE)
Started at 248 - 5'7": Was told I was pre-diebitc,...
- 29 Jan 2013
- 5 days pre
Started at 248 - 5'7": Was told I was pre-diebitc, so I lost 30 lbs and maintained weight over the last year. Working out daily, I dropped another 10. I went from a size 24 to 14/16. The smallest I got while running 3 miles a day was 202, before I suffered hairline fractures in my shins. Working out 2 hours a day resulted in excessive skin and fat that can be pulled away from the body. My body does not match my hard work, so I'm having lipo on hips, upper and lower back and arms.
Yesterday I had my surgery. they removed 3 lbs...
- 5 Feb 2013
- 1 day post
I read on this site that some people started...
- 5 Feb 2013
- 1 day post
Day 3- changing the dressings was painful. and I'm...
- 6 Feb 2013
- 2 days post
Changing bandages is not pleasant, still feel like...
- 8 Feb 2013
- 4 days post
The drains are more 'chucky' and a lighter red, which is normal. I don't really have an appetite and I'm still sleepy. I take half a pain med after I change my bandages and sleep for about 20 mins after taking them. The rest of the time, I'm drug free, so the areas "burn".
I'm looking forward to Monday when it will be a week and I get to change these pantyhose. I cut a bigger hole to make sure I didn't get anything on them. It's pretty hard to pee, I focus to make sure it doesn't run everywhere.
According to discharge papers, I wear these for 2 more weeks. I'm wonder what it will feel like to not have anything wrapped around me? I hope the bloating/swelling has gone done and it's not so sore. I have been gently rubbing my legs and arms, which seems to help the feeling return to that area.
Any suggestions on what else I can do to ensure this is a good recovery?
I had lipo in my thighs (apparently that area is...
- 10 Feb 2013
- 6 days post
On the 11th, I was able to have one of the drains...
- 15 Feb 2013
- 11 days post
On the 15th- I experienced a hard bubble two inches above my belly button. So I called and got in within 5 hours. She removed some more stitches that she couldn't get to because I kept passing out a few days earlier. She felt around on it and actually had the doctor come take a look. He did and told me to put heat on it. He thought it was a blood clot.
She tried to manually drain the right side (the side with the drain) but the fluid she felt was too deep. She was impressed with my mobility and the fact that I didn't pass out once, even with her putting a needle in my side. She placed extra gauze on the hard lump and told me to keep heat on it for a few days.
I've been putting heat on my entire stomach and it's gotten softer and doesn't hurt as much. :) I removed the added gauze for a few hours and moved around the house, the lump started to come back, so I placed the gauze back and put heat on it. I've had more drainage with lots of chucks.
I'm still pretty bloated so my size is pretty much...
- 9 Mar 2013
- 1 month post
My Doctor: John J. Heieck, MD
I did research on the internet, read testimonials, had consultations with three doctors and picked Dr. Heieck because of the proximity to my house, his reviews and his years of experience.