Journey to a Better Body - Webster, TX
- updated 6 months ago
I made it to the flat side this morning! I went in...
- 23 May 2013
- Day of treatment
Since at home I have been in my recliner. I am uncomfortable but not in a lot of pain. Thank God for my husband who is keeping track of my meds, emptying my drains and preparing my snacks. Also, thanks to parents for keeping my two children for about 3 1/2 weeks.
So far I feel prepared for the recovery process. I'm really going to hate the time until I have a shower and I haven't figured out how I am supposed to wear panties with these pesky drains in the way. Otherwise so far so good. I like my PS staff, it was an all female OR staff, which made me very comfortable.
PO day 2
- 25 May 2013
- 2 days post
More TMI that I guess (hope) is normal. My vaginal area is SUPER puffy. It looks odd as it sticks out of my crotchless CG. Someone please tell me it will return to normal.
A few before and after pics
- 29 May 2013
- 6 days post
Anyway, I found a great combination to keep me moving (I'm talking BM). I take 4 capsules of psyllium husks a day and a digestive enzyme from Whole Foods called Wholezyme and alot of water. Works like a charm.
- 29 May 2013
- 6 days post
Feeling more independent
- 4 Jun 2013
- 12 days post
On sleeping in the bed
- 6 Jun 2013
- 14 days post
One month later
- 21 Jun 2013
- 29 days post
Currently my CG has been getting on my last nerve. Mine goes under my breast to above my knee. I hate it and I have two more weeks. Thanks to the May TT forum (love how informative this site is), I recently bought Flexees waist nipper. That thing is serious, I actually think it may be tighter than my CG but I like it because it really holds me in and I get tired of having my thighs constricted. I can't bring myself to sleep in CG anymore so I wear Spanx that look just like my CG. I still wear CG during the day.
I stopped taking Arnica and bromelian at around week 3 because I have read that you should not take either for a long period of time. I do use arnica gel on my bruises from the lipo and the swelling. I know a lot of people in this site use tumeric and I know it is excellent for your health, so I will probably start taking it.
I'm still wanting to lose a few pounds so I will be happy when I can work out in two weeks. I've been a little loose with the diet so I had to get back on track with a 3 day diet I do when I need to jump start weight lose. So I lost 6 lbs, probably mostly water weight but I feel much better and less bloated. I really only have about 6 more lbs to my goal weight of 130, but I have so much trouble with the last few lbs. I will post some pics soon.
Through my interactions with Dr. Rich I could tell she was smart and experienced. Her degrees showed that she graduated with honors and also has a degree in genetics along with her MD. The review of photos of her work were impressive. When answering my questions about certain homeopathic remedies to help with recovery she cited her opinion based on the latest research. I appreciated and respected this being an academic myself. Her staff is friendly and her office is well appointed. My first follow - up post op is tomorrow so I will continue to update my experience .