Everything was absolutely GREAT about my experience. The staff was caring, friendly, professional, and AWESOME!!!! I had my procedure done this morning and I haven't ONE negative thing to say. Hmmmmmm ... even getting my IV was nice because she numbed the area first.
Day 1 - I felt fantastic! Day 2 - Okay! I feel...
Day 2 - Okay! I feel the pain now. My back was very tender and I had a hard time pulling myself up. Took one painkiller and was able to move slowly.
Day 3 - Went over a friends house to watch a movie. I feel good. Just a little stiff and swollen.
Day 4 - Went out to dinner. Still feeling good. I noticed a little sagging skin in my lower abdominal area. Hopefully, it will go away.
Day 5 - I am writting this message and getting ready to go cook dinner. I went for a walk and went to the grocery store today. I feel great! I am averaging about 3 or 4 pain pills a day to maintain comfort and mobility. I love my new body already. I can't wait to flaunt it.
Ohhhh ... I haven't had a bowel movement yet. Colace isn't working. I will drink a couple cups of coffee that usually helps me.
Day6 - tough getting up and down. Lower ab has a...
Day7- stopping pain meds and took my last round of antibiotics. Still no bowel movement.
Day8- first day back at work. Discomfort was about a 5. Standing up and sitting down are a chore. No pain meds. Finally a bowel movement. It was hard to push but once it was over I felt great.
Day9- work is not so comfortable with all the up and downs and I sit most of the day.
Day10- follow up appt w doctor. My lower ab pouch had some fluid build up. He drained it in the office. It took about 2 minutes. He says I an healing great. I feel good and look even better. The bruising is starting to show now. My lower abs and pelvic area are black.
Day11- my sore because I have been doing too much. I played tag w the kids and did a lot of walking. I am feeling it. I took a pain pill to go to sleep.
Day12- everything is functioning and I am doing great. Still a little discomfort getting up and sitting down but otherwise I feel good. I would say I am a level 3 of discomfort. I do have a lower pouch again. I will call Dr.L in the morning.
Dr. L was extremely nice and professional many times he would explain and apologize before I felt anything. He made sure I knew what was going on before, while and during the proces ... well while I was awake. :-) Any and everytime I called or emailed I received responses the same day and sometimes within the hour. The payment process was more embarassing for me than them. They offered and explained all kinds of options however, I was only approved for so much therefore, I had to split my payment on to several cards. At no time did they complain or tease me. Actually, they made me feel even more comfortable my jokingly saying 'one lady used 10 credit cards!' And waiting, I walked right in and got started right away. Maybe because I was first but either way I never set down until in the doctors chair chatting with my OR nurse.