I am trying on my oldest dearest favorite bikini and hoping.......
I have had the good fortune to have connected with a woman on this site who had this surgery last january.We correspond and talk via phone and she has guided me well!
In addition, I am a planner and organizer and i would really like to give everyone the benefit of the combination of her input and mine to help people prepare both pre and post-op.
I will post an itemized list of items to get before,depending on your situation, and why they are necessary or helpful.
One thing I am planning to do for PAIN is very exciting to me!
I work with a hypnotist who has agreed to help me greatly lower pain levels without medication. It is important to note that one must not completely eliminate pain, for if we did, we might forget and make a move very detrimental to ourselves.
I urge patients to learn to meditate. It facilitates the process.
Also,meditation daily lowers blood pressure, keeping you more peaceful and resulting in decreased dosage of anesthesia during surgery. There are surgical meditation tapes pre made (even Mayo clinic sells one) and if you google it, you will find tapes or even custom and over the phone meditations designed for your own needs.
i intend to list EXPECTATIONS. I have read some reviews here in which people are freaked out over certain events - such as swelling. I am going to go over this with you.
I will be going over the preparation of your body BEFORE surgery and that is not just losing weight - it involves your health and your intestinal tract.
I am in a medical field that fortunately enables me to have some experience that I am hoping will be beneficial to many. So stay posted - I will add to this bit by bit,and then after surgery i will post more on my own use of these items.I really want to help women and men prepare properly and have a calm and easier journey. To hear my personal story would be just another story, so i decided to share and give back in this manner.
Talk to you soon!