I've been uncomfortable with my body since I had...
21 Jun 2016
Day of treatment
I've been uncomfortable with my body since I had my first child 5 years ago. I lost all of my baby weight and then some. I ate a lot better during my second pregnancy and lost all of that weight too, but still have a pooch (diastasis recti) and loose skin. I finally decided to do something about it because I couldn't stand being so young and not even being able to wear a bathing with confidence. I just had my tummy tuck yesterday morning at 9:30 and I also had 525 cc's high profile silicone gel implants put. So far my chest is the only area that has hurt me. It's really tight and uncomfortable. But I think I'm looking good so far. I'm about to get up for my 3 walk. I also have no drains! Some kind of new technology that my PS mentioned to me right before surgery.
2 Days Post Op
It's been two days since my tt. I felt great right after surgery but I've had a lot more pain yesterday and today. My chest and back has hurt the most. My stomach doesn't really bother me until I cough after doing my breathing treatments. I am still really swollen on my private area and its tender to touch, so I'm hoping that goes away soon. I was able to get some sleep last night but woke up to my back killing me. I normally sleep on my sides so when I lay on my back all night it hurts the next day. I'm doing well with making myself get up and walk around. I told my mom I wish I had a walker since I have to stay so hunched over. Instead I've been hanging onto the back of a kitchen chair and scooting it where I want to go, which is just to the bathroom. I'm hoping for a good day today with minimal pain.
6 days post op
I saw Dr. Bharti today and he seemed very pleased with how I'm healing. I do have a small rash around my belly button but he thinks it's from the tape. I'm now able to take a shower! I feel like I'm doing well and I'm almost walking completely straight. I still am not a fan of my binder but I know it has a purpose.