When Do I Start Feeling Better? - Plano, TX
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I just had a full tummy tuck, breast lift with...
- 31 Dec 2010
I just had a full tummy tuck, breast lift with silicone implants, and lipo. I am on post-op day 3. When does the pain go away? I am on percocet, hydrocodone, and valuim. The worst part is that I started today and I feel like my whole stomach is one big fart bubble!! Will a shower help...? Also, I've been sleeping in a reclyner.
Well, I tested out the shower this evening and it...
- 31 Dec 2010
4 days post op: Today, I feel like a million bucks...
- 2 Jan 2011
I took a shower yesterday and actually went out and bought me a new cell phone. Then I came home, and helped cook our New Year's dinner. After that, I hit the sack because it was too much.
I am supposed to go back to work tomorrow but I just don't see that happening right now. I will keep you all updated on my progress.
5 days post op Today I got up and took a...
- 4 Jan 2011
Today I got up and took a shower and went to Chili's with my sister-in-law and the kiddos. I managed my pain with 2 Tylenol. My belly is still sore mostly below by belly button. My right breast also hurts--it feels like a baseball in my arm pit but I am just guessing that is the implant moving down. My little girl started back to school yesterday so I had to wash and dry her hair last night and that about killed me. Overall, I feel fortunate that I am feeling this well. My girlfriend said that she laid in the bed so long that her hair fell out :) Oh, I even folded 2 loads of laundry with the help of a few. I suppose the only thing saving me is to ensure that I rest and not over do it when I think I could really do more. Until tomorrow....
1 week post op: Went to my appt today and the...
- 5 Jan 2011
Went to my appt today and the nurse said that everything looks great. I will meet the doc again in about 6 days and we will begin the scar therapy and the breast massages. After my appt, I returned to my desk job and my nurse said that was fine as long as I felt up to it but definately not to over do it. I can tell you, that I had no idea I would feel this good so soon after surgery. I am still swollen and my implants are still high but the summer is coming and I'm sure I'll look awesome just in time.
17 Days Post Op: Honestly, this surgery has not...
- 15 Jan 2011
The doctor said that everything looked good at my 2 week appt and that is when he told me to begin massaging my lipo areas and my breasts. I am so pleased with my results so far. My breasts are still high but my tummy tuck area doesn't seem to be too swolen.
FYI: I asked the nurse which type of bandages were better since the doctor gave paper tape to cover my incisions. She indicated that she could see the difference in patients using the silicon tape vs. the paper tape. So, I am using silicone tape and changing that out once a week until I hit my 3 month mark.
***I'll post pics soon***