My surgery was 6 weeks ago, I am so glad I did it. It took me 20 months to finally decide, a number for appts. It was so nice, when I paid $130.00 Canadian for the consultation the Administrative assistant told me it covers as many return visits to answer any questions/concerns I may have. I went in an additional 3 times & afew phone calls before I booked a date. I paid a deposit & then final payment was 3 weeks prior to surgery minus the consult charge. So I'm happy about their policy. Ok, so my experience pre-op was fairly painless, did my bloodwork & the EKG everything was perfect.
Day of surgery arrived & was taken upstairs to my room as I was staying overnight. I was fitted for a compression garmet that I would wearing. I was given a tablet just to relax me cuz of course even though it was all planned I just got a little nervous which is normal but, all was good. In the operating room which I just walked into it was great the nurses etc., were very comforting & off to sleep I went. When I woke up it didnt hurt the pain meds were kept up every 3-4 hours , I wasn't ill just up about every 2 hours to go to the bathroom, all the fluids they give you I think. The nurse advise to take deep breaths, so you are breathing properly & it's better for the TT, also wiggling the toes to avoid blood clots . So I was discharge at 7am the next morning & prescribed Oxycodone for pain.
So surgery Monday & Friday day 4 follow up & removal of drain & all looked good , I had been icing my eyes as well as cool packs on my belly for the first 4 days as well. I kept on the oxy for the next 5 days, 2 Every 4 hours for 5 days then 2 at dinner & bedtime & 1 in the morning & just basically rested, getting up only to use the bathroom & eat, so lots of sleep & movies was the just of it for 10 days & after that I was still just relaxing, right up until 3 weeks absolutely no lifting of any kind & even moving too fast, not that I thought I was moving too fast but, obviously I was because I had to get some fluid extracted at the 3 week mark. From 3-5 weeks , still no excessive lifting & at that point because your body has been concentrating on healing you don't realize & because you have been resting , you do still tire easy.
I'm 6 weeks Post OP tomorrow & feeling back to normal I will post a photo of my scar, it's looking awesome, I have swelling still but, will start exercising again & I think that will help. I'm counting the days.....15 days to March 26th & my Breast Augmentation, In hind sight I should have done both at once but, I was too chicken & I did have Blepharoplasty (uppper/lower eyelids) done at the same time., so now I have 2 weeks of feeling awesome & then I'll be down again for a week or two. I'll blog that experience too. Anyway, I'm going to attempt to upload a photo of my TT