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Ladies Lifted -4 weeks post op

I am 49, have 2 grown children, have lost weight...

I am 49, have 2 grown children, have lost weight and nursed babies. Those things add up and are all bad for the boobs! Just 11 days post op from a tummy tuck. Now begins round two of my body improvements. My surgery is on the 22, also have lipo on that day. I will post picks asap.

I went for my pre op today and didnt realize the...

I went for my pre op today and didnt realize the garment I have to wear for three weeks following lipo....kinda like a straight jacket for my hips. Already can't wait for that to be gone lol!

Tommorrow is the the day! Looking forward to...

Tommorrow is the the day! Looking forward to having boobs put back where they belong:) Not nervous, It kind of seems like old hat now since my tt was 3 weeks ago. This time there is no liquid diet the day before so I am not feeling crappy. The gym is getting closer....cant wait to get back at it! I took a 1 mile walk today and that was kind of a tease since I will be down again for a bit but I HAD to get my blood moving:)

I had surgery on Friday and today is Sunday. I...

I had surgery on Friday and today is Sunday. I feel much better today...it felt like I was hit by a very large truck and then run over a few times LOL. PS lipo'd about three pounds of fat,which doesnt seem to be very much but maybe since I am a big girl he didnt want to take too much and have it look strange. And put the ladies back. I was in surgery for 5 1/2 hours and the drugs that he kept me under with were horrible to get out of my system! I ended up crying uncontrolably for no reason...wierd. so happy to be healing now and have this behind me:) The oxys make me itch all over, I have had an allergic reaction! Hubby has once again been my rock!! I will post pics as soon as we change the wrap..tonite or tmrw. I go back ti PS for a follow up tmrw

Today is day 3 full days since surgery. I went to...

Today is day 3 full days since surgery. I went to PS for a check up and he thought everything looked to be right on schedule and it looked good. He said I could take them compression socks off....ahhh nice:) Then my hubby put me into my new compression garment that goes from my shins to my chest and omg that feels like silk!!! so comfy:) Started just taking tylenol instead of oxys cuz they make me forgetful and floaty. I am still drinking lots of cucumber water and everytime I go potty I walk around the house to get blood moving. If I sit too long I am stiff and sore. Also PS said I can use whatever I want on my scars so I will be using Emu oil. Its a good healer and feels wonderful too. My hubby had to put some foam down on the toilet seat because everytime I would sit it hurt so damn bad, due to the fact that he lipo'd my thighs front and back and those holes were right there when I sat. I still cant believe all the leakage that was happening the first 12 hours. I had to change clothes everytime I got up to pee....soaked! So glad we all have eachother for support and kinds words:)

4 days post op. Pain is much better in the breasts...

4 days post op. Pain is much better in the breasts and also better were lipo was done. I get up and take laps around the house when I go to the bathroom. It feels good and I also rub my lipo areas to try and get blood moving through those areas. Haven't had tylenol for 9 hours and I dont feel bad at all! I can sure tell when I have sat too long....stiff and sore. I keep looking at my boobs! Just cant believe I have my old ones back!!!! Never thought I would ever see them again...brings a tear to my eye. My pubic area that was so dang swollen is finally looking better. I dont know but I hope all the cucumber water I am drinking is helping with that.

I am 5 days post op. Today I am extra sleepy but...

I am 5 days post op. Today I am extra sleepy but trying to power through it so that my night time sleep is a good one. No tylenol since 6:30 this am and it seems as though I am doing well...so far. Went for a 1 mile walk with the hubby but was very floaty while on my walk..not sure why so I drank some gatorade, thinking that I drink soooo much water that I flushed some good stuff out!? Took a shower, hubby laundered my garment,sat in the sun. I guess I am feeling normalish!! It has been a long 27 day journey. Tummy tuck, then 21 days later lipo and breast lift. My boobs are feeling great! They are a little achey sometimes and then my nipples get some zings through them, which would be nerves repairing. When I went for my walk I had my garment on, then I put an nice soft comfy, stretchy bra over the top to avoid any extra bouncing and then my workout clothes. Although now I can say they bounce and not....swing,flop and slap, that so makes me happy!!! I would be happy if they stayed swollen looking like they are now but I know they will drop a bit when swelling is over but YAHOO I got my boobs back!

Day 7.I will admit that I did way too much on day...

Day 7.I will admit that I did way too much on day 5! So have been trying to recover from that. I feel better today but not as well as I hoped. I did sleep all night in bed last night. I didnt sleep great but its just because I have slept in the recliner for 27 days straight and I need to get used to my bed again. I did get to sleep on my side for an hour at a time,so my lipo pain is getting much better, then back on my back. I did have to take tylenol during the night too. Some of the swelling is going down but it is so dang slow! I am not a patient person:) Boobs look good, nipple area rounding out a little more. Lipo holes are itchy so healing well. PS said I could start using a rolling pin on the lipo areas to make sure they stay smooth. Still too tender for that but rubbing on them for circulation.

8 days post op. Today I feel human again! Went to...

8 days post op. Today I feel human again! Went to store,got an iced coffee and a friend came over for a nice long visit....ahhhh. I do have to admit I was feeling a bit depressed for the last 3 or 4 days. Couldnt see the light at the end of the tunnel. What a nice feeling to be back with it again. It has been a long month having 2 big surgeries in three weeks. I would do it again all at once but wow it was difficult. My hubby needs a break too! We will be heading out for the beach for the 4th of July. Looking forward to new scenery but also a little nervous and I dont know why. Sleeping in bed was not great again last night but I know each night will get easier. Put all the drugs away, cleaned up blankets,pillows and got the sheets in the laundry that I had lined the chair and couch with. Boy does that feel good to be moving into getting back to a normal state. Lipo areas hurt much less everyday. Bruising is a very nice shade of yellowish, purple/black:) Left boob bled just a tiny bit last night while sleeping, probably because I have been laying on that side most of the time. I go back for a check up in 6 days.

13 days post op. I just cant believe how the lipo...

13 days post op. I just cant believe how the lipo swelling goes on and on, sometimes I think it will NEVER go away! Go to PS tmrw and need a few questions answered....What is the small bump in my incision under my right boob, is all the bumpy tissue at lipo areas normal and is there something more I can do to help this process quicken. Oh ya and why the hell is my skin so dang dry. Dry to the point were when I take off my garment skin comes with it,eeew. I lotion, oil and use gentle soap. Went to try on some capris today and cant even get them buttoned around my waist...thats how swollen I am:/ Patience. Thats probably from tt mostly. My inner thighs and hips are still numb and sore. My boobs are doing well. I do see the swelling in those are coming down quite a bit. Seeing some stretch marks from before lift, thats ok with me, its the way it goes. My nipple on left side is getting some sensation back in it:) I would say my arreolas(sp?) are not as round as I had hoped but thats ok too. It has been such a learning process and glad I can let some of you know things that might be helpful or maybe nobody has mentioned before.

14 days post op. Went to see my PS for a check up...

14 days post op. Went to see my PS for a check up today. He was very pleased at how well I did through all this:) He didnt like the shape of one of my areolas, so said he could revise that down the road. I do agree with him but wasnt sure that it was important to me so I will see later. He answered what the bump under my rt boob was....a dissolvable staple. He said it may poke through the skin and if so pull it out. He said thats how he put me back together, with all those staples. The bumpy tissue were he lipo'd is just going to take time but said I could massage/roll it with a rolling pin to smooth it out. Addressing the dry skin, he said its from all the swelling and contracting of the skin. It is in places that didnt have any work so I also think maybe its from stress, trauma, medicine, drugs....etc? He also told me that I could get back to the gym!!!!!YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY! He told me no bootcamp for another month or so but arm and leg resistance training and cardio is ok. I just want to wait one more week so that I dont have to wear my cg to workout in.PS will see me in 6 more weeks for check up.
Put on a compression garment that was a size smaller last night before bed and I woke up with fluid filled feet and ankles :/ I think its too tight:) Back to the old one for now.
Went to see my gym buddies today. I havent seen them for three weeks and they couldnt believe the improvements in swelling and had very nice compliments:)
Today when I was walking into the post office my boobs were bouncy and perky, not heavy and imbarassing....I was smiling the whole time that I was running errands today.....did I mention that I love my new boobs? :)

Swelling sucks! I did take off my cg to go to the...

Swelling sucks! I did take off my cg to go to the gym today. I sweat like a cage fighter so was not going to wear cg to workout. I rode recumbant bike for 15 minutes,the spin bike uphill for 5 and walked on treadmill for 1.5 miles. I also picked raspberries and came home to make 2 pies, minus the crust because I am gluten free and Whole Foods makes it for me....freezer section:) I will rest for a couple of hours and wear my garment until the gym tmrw. My "who ha" is lopsided, one side is bigger and I hope that means its just more swollen on that side:/? This is nothing new post surgery but now it has started to worry me. I need to give the swelling more time. Sleeping has been pretty darn good, nothing hurts when I roll over anymore but if I stay on one side too long my hip aches. Sex is gooood:) Less getting in the way:) Both tummy and the "who ha"!

4 weeks post op in two days. The swelling has gone...

4 weeks post op in two days. The swelling has gone down almost completely if not all the way. I have been dealing with a staple that has poked through the surface under my boob. It has been annoying and at times hurts a bit. PS said I could pull it out if it came to the top....well it wouldnt pull out or push in so....this sounds wierd but I took my razor and shaved the point off! Oh man does it feel better! My lipo is feeling much better...I would think it should after 4 weeks but holy shit that hurt for the longest time. Not all the scabs are gone yet, that will take a few more weeks too. I have been wearing a very soft bra while my incisions healed but while working out I need more support so guess I will try my sports bra over the top of the comfy one. I still have numbness and swelling in those places. Haven't slept on my tummy for 8 weeks...and I am an avid tummy sleeper! I think the habit is broken:)
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