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I am home and doing well. 4 weeks PO and went shopping. San Bernardino, CA

I am 35 with one child. I am 5' and i was 141 lbs...

I am 35 with one child. I am 5' and i was 141 lbs when I first went in to see my doc. I got down to 134 at the time of surgery. My stomach was always looking like i was 5 mos pregnant. And i had about 7 cm of over hang. He removed about 4 lbs off of my belly. That's one big chunk of skin and fat. I went in for my first post op today. I dont have a lot of fluid draining but the color is still very red. So he will remove the tubes next week. I still cant walk straight. The worst part of the whole thing is I have a 2 yr old. My husband had to leave for school a few days ago. I have been asking random ppl from work to help. It is rough.

10 days PO today. Thank you YuYa and Kimmers25....

10 days PO today. Thank you YuYa and Kimmers25. I'm swelling as expected. My tube is suppose to come out at my 2 weeks F/U next week. But it is still draining red and not yellow as my Dr wanted. Please turn yellow! lol I am itching like crazy I can't stand it. I'd love some Benadryl but I'm not so sure how safe it'd be with Demarol. You know my discharge paper said I shouldn't lift more than 25 lbs for 4 weeks. But 25 lbs seems like a lot. Many of you ladies on here mentioned no lifting more than a few lbs. So I've not been lifting my toddler because he is 23 lbs. I wonder when I can lift him again. Oh and I still cannot walk straight. When I try to push it my whole tummy goes numb. I guess my body is telling me I'm not ready. I just need to heal fast so I can take care of my kid. Happy Healing my ladies.

I just added new pics. I'm a little concern about...

I just added new pics. I'm a little concern about my belly button. My skin is very sensitive. I reacted to the dressing, the binder and the pain ball tube, just everything. So I have a lot of marks and even bed sore. I got that bed sore just from laying around the first day.

Coughing is just horrible but sneezing is kicking...

Coughing is just horrible but sneezing is kicking coughing's butt and mine. Ouchhhhhh. I recommend everyone to get cough drops and stay away from perfume! I am dying to walk straight. Is it because i can't or am i sabotaging myself? I would love to sleep straight on my bed. Anyone healing slowly like me? I see so many beautiful new tummies on here. I just want to get there.

I put on a long shirt and went to the store today....

I put on a long shirt and went to the store today. My tummy was looking great inside the shirt. I didnt have my binder on. My back was hurting a bit by the time i got home. And driving was a tad uncomfortable but not bad. I had to get some gold bond anti itch cream. That was the only anti itch cream i can find there. It seems to be working so i am happy.

My belly button is looking like something out of a...

My belly button is looking like something out of a horror movie. But people said that is normal. I still cant walk fully straight so my back hurts a bit. I had to ask my sitter to come over to take my 2 yr old out on his bike and bath him. Bathing him is one thing i cant do. My sweet sitter didnt even charge me today. See, you know who your real friends are at a time like this. You get to see people's true color. Only one friend came to help me. And she couldnt even do it more than a few days. I have 2 backed out. One offered if anything at all she can do. When i ask for 1 day of dinner since i couldnt stand straight to cook she told me to go get frozen food. I surely miss my husband. And finally realizing it sucks when you don't have any support system. And at the end of the day you are all you got.

I will have my 2 weeks f/u tuesday and the drains...

I will have my 2 weeks f/u tuesday and the drains will come out. I have a feeling It will hurt like heck and My wimpy butt will probably faint. But i am so excited about the drains coming out. Anywho, I have noticed something many of us have in common. We are hiding our TT from most ppl. One of my main reasons is judgement. It is not fair for someone to say just try diet and exercise. Really? A few friends couldnt believe I needed it until I lift up my shirt. Then I always hear "wow you hide it so well". I dont mind that im keeping it a secret but it is annoying that I should have to do that.

I had a bad feeling my Dr will not take out my...

I had a bad feeling my Dr will not take out my drains today. Unfortunately, I was right. I was still draining very red and my doc didnt want to take them out. I see his point but man it freaking sucks. And my suture was desolving too fast on my bb so he gave me a local and stitched me up. Dang that needle was painful. But hey at least my bb won't collapse right?! Everything else is good. One more week of these drains. Grrrrrr! Not sure how long I can keep up the sympathy point from my 2 yr old. He is going to get sick of the "sick mama".

Last night I slept without my CG and boy did it...

Last night I slept without my CG and boy did it feel good. The Dr said I can start sleeping without it. Also, he took off the suture that was holding my tubes in place. I guess that is what was hurting me because it doesnt hurt as much anymore. My bb still looks scary and hurt a bit with the new stitches. Certainly is better than yesterday. Y'all are right, it gets better. Hey anyone have any loss of appetite since the surgery? And also continuous weight loss?

Tomorrow will be my 3 weeks PO. If these drains...

Tomorrow will be my 3 weeks PO. If these drains don't come out I will have Cherrybabi come yank them out. My skin reacted pretty bad to all the tapes, will post some crazy pics tomorrow. Have anyone been having mood swing? I have been battling with depression and anger issue for weeks. WTH? I am normally pretty relaxed and positive.And I over did it today with running errands and baking. Cookies and brownies kicked my butt. Really!?! Thanks you all so much for your support.

Oh on a positive note. The swelling doesnt bother...

Oh on a positive note. The swelling doesnt bother me and I am so grateful to have a flat tummy now.

Went in to my 3 weeks PO. The drains came out....

Went in to my 3 weeks PO. The drains came out. Yeahhhh. He had to restitch my bb again. This time with nylon after he numb me with lidocain. Hell broke loose. Our hospital ER admitted me and sent me out to a better facility. There was obvious sign of unknown infection. But it was a cardiologist that admitted me due to palpitations. Will update when i find out more. Happy healing.

How did your drain sites heal? Mine have discharge...

How did your drain sites heal? Mine have discharge coming out. How did your PS deal with them after the tubes are pulled? We are trying to pin point where my infection is coming from. My white blood cell count was 33000. Life threatening level.

Nobody seems to know where the infection is coming...

Nobody seems to know where the infection is coming from. My cardiologist blames it on my bb but i disagree. Another Dr. shook his head when he saw i had TT and said, the things women do. So they blame it on the TT but no solid proof. Anywho, I'm getting better and should be home to see my 2 yr old Monday. Happy healing.

Thank you everyone for checking in on me. 5 days...

Thank you everyone for checking in on me. 5 days in the hospital for Sepsis. I guess TT was to blamed. But really shit happens ya know. I think it was treated much more serious than what it was. I have no regret. I bought 10 new outfits today. That would never happen a month ago. Because shopping was depressing. Nothing would look good and I had to make sure my clothes would hide my body. Well, that is OVER. Yes i am still sweeling but I look darn good in these cute dresses now. Yall doing well?
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