I had the procedure done on the 7 June 2013. This...
Weekend and first day back to work
I slept most of Saturday and Sunday, I was able to take short walks throughout the day. I started to feel ill Sunday afternoon and started vomiting. I later realized i took my meds without eating anything... I thought I caught it in time and took some bites of a sandwich ....nope!
Monday i was back to work. I stoped by the gym and walked on an 4.0 incline at 3.0 mph for 20 minutes. I actually worked up a sweat ( i usually run 5 miles a day and do the elliptical for 40 minutes) so I'm happy to be upright. Since I wear a uniform to work there really is no guess work on what to wear. Its materiaI is thick making my day hot and uncomfortable. I found when touching my belly, parts were numb and hard - like my belly had a stroke. I tryed to massage my sides throughout the day without making it look obvious there was something wrong with me. I am also experiencing itching on my sides and back. I didn't read anything in my aftercare on that. I would recommend to everyone to take a week off from work.
As the aftercare paperwork stated abou the bruising migrating south... Well it's totally true. Looking at my nether regions, it would seem that was the area that was worked on. In general, the bruising and swelling is steadily going dow
I need to call the office and get my before pictures so I can post today's photo in comparison. I
One week appt...
Notice the dangly tummy In the front.... Well now I'm swollen and the bruising has gone from purple to yellow so I'm healing nicely.
Day of procedure... Back tracking, I got some time
I'm feeling pretty good and don't remember walking to the surgery room. I'm laying down and felt a pinch in my left arm and the nurse said it was Demerol and phenergan (sp) for nausea. Mostly I heard noises, snipping and humming, I felt very little through out the whole thing. I don't even remember getting wheeled out to the car.
That night when I finally woke up to use the bathroom, I swung my legs over and saw blood an fluid running down my leg and on the carpet. My husband moved me quickly to the toilet to do my business. When I stood up, the same fluid surround the base of the toilet. The husband cleaned it all up, what an awesom man. I changed my pads that covered my incisions and put on sweat pants... Hoping nothing would seep through.
Suggestions: buy poise pads for your incision areas. Put a trail of towels from the bed to the bathroom. Keep a bottle of water next to the bed. Buy another compression garment, one to wash, one to wear. Thank yourself for buying the hubs a morcycle, he deserves it!
I don't know what others do when they have plastic surgery (I'm putting this in same category), but i don't talk about it with anyone. There are two people Who know that I did this and it's my hubs and a really awesome friends you had something simuliar done. She too told no one. People at work think I had a female surgery, my family is far enough away that I don't have to explain my pain.
It's personal an I did it for me, no one else!
8 days post op photos
10 Days post review
I was thinking about Sono Bello not being able to give me photos electronically. As much advertising this company does you would think their clients would at the very least get a CD. It would be free publicity! I would expect them to anticipate their clients to ask for photos and not wait for the question to be asked. What I got was black and white on regular paper, I can't see distinction between the before photos and the 1 week photos. I guess I was expecting to be treated better, after all the money I plunked down! My rant over with.
Rough day- day 11
I was reading on another blog that swimming help, I'm not ready to get into the pool because I'm afraid of the bacteria. I might try this weekend, if it doesn't pass.
18 days post
My areas are tender to the touch, my flanks are still numb and swollen. I'm wondering what else I can do to speed that along. I still wear the compression garment during the day, it feel good, almost like a security blanket.
Workout was awesome
On another note, I've noticed some puckering just above my naval. It's really not attractive so I will keep an eye on it.
I'm still looking for results, I just don't see it!
I took the advice of...
Starting to see changes, I'm still waiting for that big WOW moment. Still tender to the touch and the numbness is still there.
I loved talking to him, he was upfront and honest about the need for pain management, the need for a compression garment and told me to call anytime. I felt very omfortable with him an his staff!