Oh we'll, only one day left before I fly to Prague...
Oh we'll, only one day left before I fly to Prague to get my TT! Getting quite scared now. I keep thinking that something awful is going to happen to me, think I'm worried more because of going into shock only seven months ago after lipo!
I fly in the morning and I have to be at the clinic for 7.30am thurs,
One good thing was reading the tips that have been put up on realself, I have busied myself getting a few of the things that I hadn't thought of, like milk of magnesia and getting my bedroom ready for when I get home, those tips have been so helpful !
Anyway I'll post my next stage when I'm in Prague and I will put some pics up then ..
Well my surgery is over an I'm happy with the...
Well my surgery is over an I'm happy with the result ! The doc spent longer than normal on me bcus I had so much scar tissue plus pockets of fat!
My scar is so thin and tidy and I haven't taken any pain meds for the surgery at all.
The only discomfort I have is back ache from lying in one position but otherwise I'm fine. Incidentally I don't hav a high pain threshold I just really don't have any PAIN, just a tiny bit if soreness from the stitches but not enough to take meds.
I had the surgery on thurs and Iv been on bed rest since sat wen I left the clinic I'm stayin in a comfy hotel an hav everything I need on my bedside table.
The lady doc who did my procedure is a brilliant plastic surgeon she has 25 yrs experience the cost for my procedure was £1900, including my flts and hotel iv paid around £2500.
I'm now going to try an put before an after pic up
Well I'm 11 days po, all was going very well until...
Well I'm 11 days po, all was going very well until 4 days ago when I noticed a small amount of fresh blood right in the middle of my scar..... By the second day there was a little more and the next day blood and fluid was seeping non stop from it. Saw my emergent doc who redressed it an put me on an antibiotic,yday the blood and fluid had drowned the dressing and I went to the Hosp. Doc told me its a seroma and it cud last weeks. A small hole has appeared where the fluid is pouring from which is good otherwise it wud build up under the skin and I wud hav to hav it extracted by syringe. Bit disappointed but that's the way it goes...
Iv read that seromas happen a lot after TT's and its the bodies way of trying to replace the fluid lost, my ps told me iv been doing too much, but I know I haven't ....wud love to hear from someone if that is possible when the Hosp doc told me different ....
Went to my local nurse this morn to have my...
Went to my local nurse this morn to have my dressing changed, I was expecting the pad to b soaked in blood and fluid like it was yesterday,, in fact, there was so much stuff coming out yday that I was panicking. The blood/fluid was pouring from a small hole in the middle of my scar, it was so bad it was running all the way down my legs and every pad I held against it was soaked in seconds. Just prior to the out pouring I had gently pressed above and below the scar, once I did that, it was like niagra falls! Very scary for me...
Today the pad had a small dry patch on it so I think that maybe I helped empty out what was in there yday, the nurse thinks this also.
Seromas are quite common after this surgery I'm told and they are harmless unless they become infected, then they can be life threatening, this is wat the Hosp doc,who is also a surgeon, told me. I'm gonna continue taking the antibiotics and keep a close eye on it as they can come back time and time again until ur body readjusts to the fluid that had been lost in surgery .
Two weeks po and unfortunately I'm...
Two weeks po and unfortunately I'm still having a seroma problem ! My dressing had no seepage on it at all for the last 3 days then last night while gently massaging I noticed the pad developing a dark stain ... So it was seeping again ! This morning the nurse re dressed it an sed it wasn't too bad but I'm so impatient I want it healed NOW.. They changed the antibiotics I was on also so maybe it will help to improve it.. Putting pics up to show u wat a seroma looks like, I'm told it is small but to me it's big and the fact that it has a hole is good as the fluid drains out rather than building up inside, which means it wud hav to be syringed and I really Wudnt fancy that!
Well I drove did the first time tday an tmoro I go back to work, wish me luck !
Well I'm 26 days po, walking upright and with very...
Well I'm 26 days po, walking upright and with very little discomfort and virtually no swelling, in fact I've had no swelling at all since my op! My scar is looking great Im so pleased with it, thanks dr Vera!
The only problem was the seroma, I found out that I had taken two courses of antibiotics that were not for skin infections and so were of no use, since the hospital doc changed me to the correct tablets the small wound made a great recovery, I will post a pic of it on thurs wen I get this dressing taken off.
Well I'm almost 12 wks po, the scar from my...
30 Mar 2013
2 months post
Well I'm almost 12 wks po, the scar from my infected, open seroma, took 4wks to heal and close. It is now tiny and almost as flat as the rest of the scar, I will post pics of it once its completely flat so that u can see that what once looked scary and seeping has healed.
A word of advice for anyone with seepage from an incision is to change the dressing regularly, I didn't, as the nurse at my docs advised me to leave the dressing for four days at a time, and it was that that prolonged the healing, the reason for changing the dressing regulay is that the substance that comes from an wound opening is acidic and it dries around the opening and becomes abcessed. Also make sure that u get a wound swabbed to find out what the wound is resistant to, as I was put on two WRONG antibiotics before I got the right one, which then healed the wound in less than a wk !
Here's a pic of me in my underwear to show my results so far....
Six months on after abdominal surgery
27 Jul 2013
6 months post
Well I'm well and truly on my way to being fully healed. The scar is now starting to fade after the open seroma I had at the very beginning. I still have what feels like scar tissue above and below my scar line but with daily massage I'm finding it is getting less every month. I'm happy with my result, my clothes fit way better and I no longer have a muffin top when I wear my skinnies, I'm also looking forward to wearing a bikini in Florida later this year without having to hold my arm across my belly every time I sit down !
Posting some pics for comparison .