2nd Week & Some Days are Discouraging
- Sarah from Midwest
- updated 2 years ago
Finally had a full tummy tuck on Aril 7th. The day...
- 10 Apr 2011
Finally had a full tummy tuck on Aril 7th. The day after the surgery I was so happy because I made it through the surgery. I was convinced I was going to die or I wouldn't wake up. I had trouble waking. You want to wake up, but you can't keep your eyes open. I also felt some pain in my abdomen area. They gave me more pain killer as I was waking up from surgery, but it didn't completely clear up the pain. Later that evening hours after my surgery I threw up a lot. They said this was normal. It just wasn't very fun.
It has been 3 full days since surgery. I am keeping up on my pain killer and am only taking 1 every 4 hours. I was taking 2 but I think I can do 1 from now on. I am very uncomfortable with the tubes. It looks like one tube's stitch has come out. This tube has spotting of blood periodically. It makes me a little concerned, so I will call the doctor tomorrow (monday!). I also can't seem to empty my bladder completely. I feel like I have to go all the time. I can't wait to get through these first 2 weeks. I am just really uncomfortable and my back hurts from slumping over. The funny thing is my incision doesn't hurt. Just the muscles that were fixed and the tubes.
I am in my second week. One of my tubes was taken...
- 16 Apr 2011
Every day has been different. Some days seem more painful than others. This can be discouraging. I have one very painful area to the right of my belly button. Sometimes the pain pills don't even knock it out. I am worried that I may have hurt that area early by shifting around in my bed too much without help. I will ask the doctor in two days.
Otherwise I am extremely bored sitting around all day!
Excellent surgeon. Very professional. Not the warmest bed side manner though. Excellent results and wonderful surgery center and office!