On the surgery day, I made it out pretty well. I had the help from my mom which was great.
Post op day one was extremely difficult for me. My face was swollen from sleeping on my stomach. The nurse came in to change my garment and she instructed me on how I can sleep in a more comfortable position.
At about two months out, it seemed that I had an infection as well as an issue with my hips. My left hip was very warm and hard. The hip had become extremely dark and shiny. It also began to get lumpy. I was given antibiotics and the area had loosened up.
In April I noticed a sore spot on my left hip that I needed to see the doctor about. He confirmed that I was experiencing fat necrosis. He used a syringe to extract the fat that had died. This did leave me with a bit of a depression on my left butt check and my right hip. I was scheduled to come back a month later to check on my results.
On my appointment date, I arrived on time and was brought into an exam room. I waited for about 45 min. I had to leave as my parking meter ran out. No one came in to check on me or to update me as far as when the doctor would be in. I ended up having to leave and I refused to put more money in the meter after having been at work all day and driven all the way to the office. I do live about 15 miles from the office.
Fast forward about a month later, and it was a repeat of the same thing. I haven't been back to the office because I cannot just stop by just to sit there all day. The appointments should be scheduled at times when the doctor is not in surgery. I do understand that the doctor is busy, but it is also important for them to respect the time of others.
I do still have depressions in my butt cheek and on my hip. I haven't stopped into the office or called because I became extremely frustrated. I do plan on reaching out to either the doctor or the office for some sort of assistance.