Surgery 8/1 Partial Hysterectomy and Mini Tummy Tuck = No More Shelf... recoverying.
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I am 42 and have one child. I am a shapely woman...
- 19 Jul 2012
I am 42 and have one child. I am a shapely woman and like it that way but want my clothes to look and feel better. I am having a partial hysterectomy because of severe pain from fibroids which have returned after having a myomectomy (firbroid removal) 6 years ago. The previous surgery left a shelf of flab that no amount of exercise can fix. So I have decided to have the mini TT and hopefully this will solve the problem. I will post pre-op pics later.
I am concerned about the length of recovery, pain during healing, and if I will regret not having a full TT. I wonder what supplies I will need to have on hand to make me more comfortable and help along my recovery.
I am feeling a bit apprehensive as the PS on this...
- 21 Jul 2012
Well I am a full 5 days post op and just starting...
- 6 Aug 2012
Today is the first day I feel close to normal. Believe it or not, good ole watermelon and Pepto calmed my stomach. Walking helped get rid of the gas and sooooo grateful the retching has ceased. Tomorrow I have my follow up with PS to remove the tubs. I don't have much liquid and it is rather pale so I am hopeful both will be removed. I will put up some post surgery pics this week.
Question... how long will the bloated and swollen feeling hang around?
I'm Day 8 PO. The first two days were a breeze as...
- 9 Aug 2012
Day 3, 4 and half of 5 were horrible. My pain meds were reduced (voluntarily), I walked more, experienced terrible nausea and painful gas. I begin with a Milk of Magnesia and an elevated water intake. Finally, I started to feel better as my gas passed and my stomach queasiness subsided.
Day 6 I was supposed to get my drains removed but my PS thought it was a bit too soon. I don't mind the inconvenience to avoid complications. I hope to have them removed Monday of next week but until then I am monitoring amount and quality of output.
Day 7 was a very laid back day as I did too much the day before. I had a lot of swelling and lower ab discomfort so I rested.
I took some post op pics and think I made a good decision so far. I can tell a significant difference, even with the bloat/swelling. I know some would not be happy but this is a reasonable result as I am not a thin woman. It is still too early to tell.
I am just over 4 weeks post op. I am having a bit...
- 31 Aug 2012
Well, I am 8 weeks from my min tummy tuck and...
- 30 Sep 2012
I chose this doctor based on those PS that worked out of the hospital where I am having the hysterectomy. I checked their background and based on the consultation I feel very comfortable. She wants to do a mini instead of the full to reduce the risk of blod clots and other complications because of the combinations of procedures. So far so good, I just had my surgery 8/1.