I know it will get better...
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After 8 years of research and planning, I am 3...
- 30 Dec 2012
- 23 days pre
After 8 years of research and planning, I am 3 weeks and 3 days away from my tummy tuck!! I am so beyond excited to finally have a flat tummy!! The time is going by so fast and I have not made any preparations yet besides starting to meal plan and make and freeze a bunch of healthy quick meals. After losing almost 100 lbs and having 2 9lb plus babies by Caesarian, this is something that I have dreamed about for a very long time! Here's hoping that this will be a smooth process!!!
With only 2 weeks and 4 days until my tt, it is...
- 5 Jan 2013
- 18 days pre
As I sit here waiting for my children to get...
- 22 Jan 2013
- 1 day pre
Well, I made it!! I am officially on the flat side...
- 23 Jan 2013
- Day of treatment
Arrived this morning at 7:15 and was asleep in surgery by 8:00 am. Sx lasted just over 3 hours and was awake and home by 2:45.
So far I haven't felt much pain, just a lot of tightness and stiff and not at all upright! I feel really old right now!!
I will not be able to see anything until my Po appointment sometime next week, I am supposed to call when the drains are producing less and then I will have them taken out and the dressings removed.
Hopefully this is as bad as it gets???
Slept ok through my first night. No pain but kept...
- 24 Jan 2013
- 1 day post
So day 2 I feel pretty good! Still no pain besides...
- 25 Jan 2013
- 2 days post
My right drain is producing way less than my left. So far about 35cc compared to about 50cc from my left and I can visibly see that it is more prominent than the left side.
At what point do I worry about fluid collection on one side??
I peeked finally!! So far so good! What an amazing difference already!
Just now I have realized that you cannot over eat...
- 25 Jan 2013
- 2 days post
So day 3 has come and I am feeling really good!...
- 26 Jan 2013
- 3 days post
It's getting hard to not let myself do anything. Hubby has been constantly on me making sure I am not cleaning, bending, lifting. I'm really lucky to have such a great support system.
The kids come back today and I am hoping our story of "mommy is sick" works. I miss them so much but I know I would not be this far along if they had been home causing a ruckus!
Just found out that the hubby has to leave town for work early next week so I am so hoping I will be ok to drive come Monday. I will be 5 days Po then. At what day is "normal" to resume driving?
I will only have to go out once that day for about an hour but I think that may be a lot. I went for coffee with the hubby yesterday and that took so much out of me.
My drains have been getting "strings" of blood in them... Should this worry me? They are mainly yellowish now ...
So onto day 5 and everything feels so weird!!!...
- 28 Jan 2013
- 5 days post
I was going to attempt to drive my 4 year old to daycare but chickened out. I don't think I am ready to drive yet, so poor boy has to endure an entire boring day with mom. Tv anyone? Lol....
I have been feeling weird tingles everywhere and am starting to feel achy at the incision. I have also had this weird pulling in my upper abs. Like someone hooked me with a fishing hook and is pulling at one spot. Kinda sore an weird. I am hoping it is just a muscle spasm or something.
I get my drains out tomorrow so I am hoping that I get to see more than what I can see myself! I am curious about how my bb turned out !
When is normal to start driving again? Hoping any day as hubby leaves town for work tomorrow and I'm on my own for a week....
Feeling so good today!! Yesterday I had company...
- 29 Jan 2013
- 6 days post
Today I got up early, got my son dressed and brought him to daycare. As much as I wanted to keep him home with me I know he will have much more fun with the other kids than with me and my limitations right now!
I am going to stay in bed all morning and afternoon I have decided. Finally my first day all by myself to do nothing but read, sleep, watch tv and get better!!!! So excited for today! Lol
I do get to go tonight to get my drains removed thank goodness, but other than that it's a lazy day :) happy healing ladies!!!
So I got my drains out and dressings off tonight.....
- 29 Jan 2013
- 6 days post
All my dressings are removed and it is looking great! Swollen, but as I could not see under the dressings I was kind I scared!!! Incision is low and thin so far and my belly button is cute!! Can't wait till it heals more to see what it will actually look like!!
Despite a tonne of swelling from all the...
- 30 Jan 2013
- 7 days post
So as I lay here in bed, not sleeping, I am...
- 1 Feb 2013
- 9 days post
I'm not on any meds and have not been for days (all I took was Tylenol prior) and I was a great sleeper prior!!!
Help me sleep!!! I don't know what to do!
I am at day 11 and it's back to work full time as...
- 3 Feb 2013
- 11 days post
I'm feeling about 60% back to my old self. Besides the major swelling and tiring easy I have no complaints. I am standing about 90% straight again (more so in the morning less so as the day goes on)
I took the dressing off my bb tonight and am very pleased how it is coming along! Starting to push in a bit! I hate the swelling ridges along the incision though, it's almost the same as pre-op but hard instead of jiggly loose skin.... I know this is temporary though...
All in all I am very happy I did this and each day is getting better and better!
Tomorrow is 2 weeks. I am back to work and is it...
- 5 Feb 2013
- 13 days post
I almost feel as if I look worse right now than before. I am so swollen, hunched over and I cannot fit any of my clothes! I know it will get better, but it can't come soon enough.
My hubby is working out of town for the next 3-6 months so its really hard taking care of the kids, the household and working while trying to rest as much as I can. Horrible timing for him to have to go, but I guess it could be worse.
So this week has been a real trial for me. I think...
- 8 Feb 2013
- 16 days post
I am 17 days post op today and though still very swollen, there has been a vast improvement in the feelings and swelling amount. I don't think I will be back in pre-op clothing for a while, but at least I can see a ray of sun peeking out in the future :)
Pain wise, there have been some strange shooting pains near the incision. I put this down to healing and feelings comin back. I am still very numb, but the numb area seems to be getting slightly smaller and my muscle contractions fewer and farther between.
On a negative note, my belly button seems to be going flat and not a nice innie like I had hoped for. This could be from swelling this evening, but does anyone know how to ensure an innie?
Things are looking up ;)
I am going through the ubc cosmetic surgery clinic with a 5th year resident supervised by a board certified surgeon that performed a BL 8 years ago on me.