2 months post-op and doing well!!!
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Getting nervous. Have my pre-op appt on Monday....
- 16 Jun 2012
Getting nervous. Have my pre-op appt on Monday. Does anyone have suggestions for pre and post op diet that helps with swelling?
I really hope this procedure is worth the money. I've been thinking about this and wanting it for the past 18 years.
I'm so happy for this site. I've learned a lot from the experiences of others.
6 Days Pre-op!! Had my pre-op visit yesterday and...
- 19 Jun 2012
I'm sure I'll have more rambling to do as we move closer to the date :). Thanks for listening!!!
So...I went to my primary phys to for my clearance...
- 22 Jun 2012
I have been busy at work so I haven't really had the time to focus on my upcoming surgery which is helping with my nerves. Next week at this time I will be home recovering on day one. I so want to be happy with the results but it's just hard for me to imagine because I've lived with my post c-section, vertical scar tummy for 19 years!
I'll post pre-surgery pics soon. If anyone has any words of encouragement, suggestions for pre or post op, I'd love to hear them.
Three days to go. My anesthesiologist called me...
- 25 Jun 2012
How do I upload photos?
- 27 Jun 2012
Less than 24 hours to the flat side. I'm a bit...
- 28 Jun 2012
Hope everyone who had their tt yesterday is doing...
- 30 Jun 2012
I was feeling nauseous yesterday and earlier today. I seem to be a bit better now. Just need this pain to subside. I'm taking Vicodin every 4 hours. I see my ps again on Monday. How long does this pain last and when will I be able to stand a little straighter?
Ok so today is day 3 post op. I got out of bed a...
- 2 Jul 2012
I was happy to leave my husband in bed so he could get some sleep this morning. If you had asked me yesterday or the day before I would have and did say I shouldn't have put myself through it. But today I'm feeling more optimistic and looking forward to seeing my new tummy today at my first post-opt.
I have been peeing regularly and a little gassy but no bm yet and I'm not pushing it.(pun intended) lol I did vomit a little yesterday form the naseua and I coughed and let me tell you, I did see stars.
I'm still tiring out easily but I have been trying to walk around the house a few times a day since the nausea ended.
bretnhomp, sunny and ready... Hope you ladies are doing well and have turned the first corner of recovery and I hope you have Some really great people helping you because you cannot do this alone. Thanks for allt he words of encouragement over the last few days. I'll update with pics as soon as I can. Happy healing!!!
Just got back from my first post-op. PS said...
- 2 Jul 2012
Hello ladies, Today was a decent day. I had a...
- 3 Jul 2012
Today was a decent day. I had a shower this morning and was able to manage with my husband standing by. God, that felt good. Im still taking ibuprofen every 4 hours and that is helping with the pain which hasn't been too bad. I think anything is a relief from the nausea and vomitting I experienced on day 2. I am having some back pain from bending over when I walk but I guess that is expected. I took my compression garment off today to wash it and wore spanx (my ps said OK). That was a nice break because the spanx still compress but are much softer. I'm putting the compression garment back on to go to bed. I hate sleeping on my back as I am a stomach sleeper so that is bothersome and last night I tried to sleep on my side with legs bent but I couldnt get comfortable so I ended up back on my back with feet and head elevated.
I just had my husband take some pics and it is the first time I could really see the difference. When I compared them to my pre-op photos, I said, "holy sh$t!!" It really helps to look at before and after photos of yourself to mark progress so I will keep posting pics as much as possible. I also had a bm today...saw stars and had to lie down and rest afterward so I will continue with the colace to keep things moving. I'm back for my 2nd post-op appt on Friday so we will see what my ps says. The only concern I have right now is my belly button. I feel like it is too big but I am used to my previous hooded one that looked much smaller. Let me know what you think.
Hope all my fellow 6/29ers are on the mend. Healing energies to all.
Day 6 post op...So, I overdid it the last two days...
- 5 Jul 2012
I have my next dr appt tomorrow so we will see what happens. Healing energies to all.
Yesterday was an emotional day. I was feeling...
- 8 Jul 2012
Is start my summer job tomorrow for a few hours a day so we will see how that goes. I also go back to my ps tomorrow so I have a few questions for him about the swelling and one of my drain sites started bleeding yesterday which seems weird.
I've been reading all the other 6/29er's posts and it seems we are all moving along this recovery road.
Healing energies to all.
Days 13 and 14 post-op were reminiscent of the...
- 14 Jul 2012
I know all plastic surgeons are different but I did wonder if he took my drains out early. He said less risk of infection with drains out. So I may have to have fluid removed a few times as I recover which is fine because I didn't feel anything being that my stomache is numb.
This recovery is not for wimps. My poor husband, we were talking last night about whether or not we would have gone through with this if we knew what we were in for. It's hard to say because every time I look at my before and after I know I'm going to love the decision to have the tt as soon as this recovery is over.
Happy 3 weeks fellow 7/29ers!! So let me update.....
- 20 Jul 2012
I'm feeling pretty good, just soooooo bored. I want to get back to exercising. I miss it a lot. I also feel like this summer has been passing by, partially because of the heat we've had in NY. You'd think I was in FL. Can't go outside - too hot - it drains me. Today we got some relief - with rain! LOL. My incision is healing really well, so far no puckering, but that might change. I definitely have swelling and tightening. BUT...I CAN SLEEP ON MY SIDE!!!!!!! What a relief that is. I know I have to post some more pics and I will soon.
So, how is everyone else healing?
Here I am at the 4 week mark. I am feeling really...
- 28 Jul 2012
I have no more pain in my tummy but I do get some strange feelings now and again. My muscles still feel tender and my belly is still unnaturally hard but I know that will soften in time. Also, I have quite a bit of swelling in my lower abs and down by my pubs. I hear it takes at least three months for this to go away. Patience is the name of this game.
Along the past 4 weeks, I definitely had days where I doubted whether or not I did the right thing but Im starting to more consistently feel like I definitely did the right thing. My flab abs are a thing of the past and the recovery is definitely worth the results.
It's been two months since my surgery and I'm...
- 1 Sep 2012
Sorry I haven't been posting much, I've been busy enjoying my summer. Back to work on Tuesday :(.
Hope all mt fellow 6/29ers are doing well.