loving the new me - Las Vagas
I'm excited, nerves and scared all at the same...
pos op photos
20 lbs to go
Because I'm going to Miami for surgery from the Bahamas I made arrangements for the rental of a power recliner and some other items I would need to make my stay comfy being that I will be away from home for 2 weeks. Lawd I think being away from home will be the most difficult for me.
24days and counting........ Excited!!!!!!!!
Did blood works today.
My IBS is a BYATCH!!!
Surgery paid. Check
Blood works completed. Check
Flight booked and tickets purchased. Check
Pass port valid. Check.
I still feel like I'm missing something.
8 days pre op
Its getting real
On my way to the sunshine state
less than 12hours away!
I made it!!! Thank God!!!
Going to take a rest and update you'll later
My surgery day started with me going In for surgery at 9:45 for a 10:30 scheduled time. I was called to the back by Alex who asked me a few questions relating to the anesthetic and prepared me for surgery. Afterwards I met Dr Salama, who is much handsomer in person. He was sooooooo sweet and after talking to him took all my fears away.
I went into the operating room and was relaxed and asleep in no time. Before I knew it I was being awaken and told all went well. I was soooo very painful. Dont wish that on my worst enemy. But That anesthesia is a mofo!! I walk in the house we'll I got back home and falling asleep.
Last night was rough, the pain medication made me sickand vomit like crazy . I haven't taken any pain medication sense 3am this morning. My aunt is out getting me some tylenol 3 and muscle relaxers prescribed by Dr salama today. Today's visit was my first view and I love it!!!!!! IM FLAT!!!!
will post pictures soon.
I'm loving my new waist and tummy.
I've died and gone to SWELL HELL!!!!!
I've not tried to sleep in bed yet, still sleeping in the recliner which works out great.
Swollen like a mofo
I was so excited that I finally felt like I need to make a pass but to my dismay the sh&@ was not going down without a fight. LOL!! To make a long gross story short I finally woke up with the worst stomach cramping ever. The Dulcolax was now at war with captain sh$@. After 3am the battle was over and Dulcolax won. SIGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! The swelling is down a bit and I'm feeling great. Happy Sunday to all my TT sisters. May the lord God continue to heal our bodies.
After a shower
Yesterday was day 10 but I think I would call yesterday CRY day! I cried so much I had a massive headache the whole day. I cried for more reasons than I know. I was mostly depressed over the drains, I'm so tired of these darn drains!!!! It's day 11 and I still have them, not only do I still have them but they're still draining 95 -100 in a 24hour period. And not to mention they're draining in a wine red color. I visited Dr. Salama yesterday, oh sorry correction. I visited Dr. Salama on cry day. When he walked through the door I could not hold back the tears anymore, I bust out crying. Poor thing, he was so sympathetic and told me not to cry, that I'm doing well and healing well. Not to stress over the drains, it's best the fluids drain. He's so sweet and caring.
I was also feeling overwhelmed with have to depend on someone 24-7. To pull the chair, to help me up from the chair, to assist me in the shower, to put on my garment, GRrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!! I spent the entire 2 weeks at my aunts house and she took GREAT care of me but I guess I'm just use to doing for myself. Did I say my aunt look great care of me???? She has been so sweet this pass 2weeks, I couldn't have have asked for anyone better. We laughed, danced, shop and drive our asses off. I'm going to miss her.
Now I'm at the airport waiting to board my flight back home (drains and all) and can't wait to see my son. I think I traumatized the TSA agent when she saw these awful draining hanging from my garment. Hee hee. I kinda liked that. Thank God I informed the airline that I needed a wheelchair, don't know how I would have made it without. The line at 6am was hideous!!! Any hoe!! Boarding call, will update later. Hope my TT triplets mytummytime and mommycarbis are doing well. Ttyl,
Day 11 - 13
After missing my son I decided to go to a family event (50th bday party) on the day of my return from mia. Throughout it all I was showing my family before after photos and surprising they were all very supportive and happy I had the TT surgery. I've been wanting this for 19 years and can't believe I finally had it done . Expecting to be awaken from this dream soon. While at the party one of the drains was irritating the heck out of me. Not knowing it was clogged but later figured it out when I bleed all over myself.
Day 14 - 15
came home and have been resting ever since.
On day 14 I removed the strips applied by the GREAT Dr. Salama. I was very excited to see the scar for the first time. Its very low and looks amazing. I had one tiny area that looks as if its opening, I was advised by Dr. S to apply antibiotic ointment and gauze to that area. It appears to be drying up but I still intend on keeping an eye on that area. The drains are coming down. I've gone from 95 -100 a day to 55-60 a day. Hopefully one of the drains come out tomorrow. Whooòo Hooooò!
Will post photos of my scar as soon as I can hide my va-jay-jay.
First look at scar
One gone, one to go!
It is a true fact our bodies left and right sides heal and respond differently. My left thigh is numb and my right thigh isn't, my let drain was removed and my right drain is still after 17 days draining red wine in color and at 45cc. My left side is soft and taking shape while my right side is still hard and really swollen.
Father I ask you to heal my body in your son Jesus name. Amen.
sorry forgot to edit
itchy, itchy, I, I, I, I
I now place 3M micro tape over my scar. My BB is healing great and I absolutely love that it now looks like BB instead of a sad smiley face.
Back to work in a week and I'm not looking forward to it.
Will post 4week photos later.
4 week PO photos
bikini hides scar
Dr. Salama is simply the BEST!!! He must love the woman's body because he knows how to perfect and bring to form a woman's natural curves. He's talented, professional and caring. I was concerned about coming home and not being able to get proper follow up but Dr. Salama respons promptly to all my messages. I love him and would recommend him to anyone. Nomie and Cynthia are amazingly supportive and friendly too.