So far I am still playing the mental game asking...
So far I am still playing the mental game asking myself over and over if I should do this. The consultation with Dr. York Yates went well. He pretty much said I was a good candidate for abdominal lipo, a mini tummy tuck, or a full tummy tuck. He said my inner thighs would be great because my skin is very elastic same with my upper hip liposuction (maybe all the working out, running and Pilates has paid off)
I went in for a consultation on liposuction. He was very good about staying with that request. He only mentioned the other options after I asked. He didn't try to 'sell' me on anything. He just gave me tons of information and it boiled down to price for me.
Scheduled in two weeks. Nervous about being happy with the results, my husband being supportive and happy with the results. Hoping the scar won't be terrible and wondering how to tell my two young girls (6 & 8) why Mommy had surgery without giving them a fat complex like their mom has.
Before photos to come...
Here are before pictures. Pre-op tomorrow...still hesitant but hoping tomorrow all my questions will be answered and I will be more confident with a decision!
Ready...set...go (happening in six days)
I had my pre-op today and I feel fabulous about my decision! Dr was great at answering all my questions...most questions he answered before I even asked! He increased my confidence in the decision for a mini instead of the full. The nurse was super helpful also. I am starting to feel more excited than nervous!
Last Run...for six weeks!
Today I did my last run for the next six weeks. It is crazy that I am going to miss my workouts more than anything. For three years I have been focused on my life style change...Healthy eating and regular exercise. I feel that I have been very true to myself with this lifestyle change and this tt and lipo is that final boost that will put me within my body image goal.
I have all my prescriptions filled and my colace ready to go! Day after tomorrow. I am getting super nervous and excited. I need to quit stressing and put my faith into my surgeon, who I know is going to do a fabulous job! right?
Today is the day
26 Nov 2013
Day of treatment
Surgery at 3 pm. Hope the Dr is not too tired! At least morning coffee jitters will be worn off!!
26 Nov 2013
Day of treatment
OMG. I am in so much pain! 4 hours post op an cannot take another pain pill for 2 more hours!!!
Should I sleep reclined?
Day one post op
Well I have been a very rough 24 hours. Can't get up by myself to even pee. I am fortune my mom and husband were able to be here. When I get up I get super dizzy. The first half of the day I was very nauseous and took pills for it, but that is tapering off.
I didn't have coffee this morning which may have been a huge mistake! Pounding headache for the second half of day and continuing into the night. I have also only been eating graham crackers, really don't have much of an appetite but have to eat something with the pain pills and antibiotic. Can't wait to lay down flat and stand up straight! And very anxious to see the results.
I have a drain which has been a pain. I worry that it is not working properly because I am hardly getting any fluid. Other incisions leaked quite a bit this morning, but tonight no leaking and drain is pretty empty. I hope this is normal and it is not pinched under the bandage...little worrrd about that
Three days post op
Today i see it's getting better. It doesn't hurt so much to stand. Still sleeping in a recliner, and I think I will be for a while. Going to try to wean from the pain pills today and go to ibuprofen. I need to work in two days, so I have to transition off pain meds... Still have the drain, think I will be able to have it removed Monday. Not much is draining anymore. I am super swollen and have yet to have a BM. I've been taking laxatives with the antibiotics, but no luck yet. I feel pretty bloated and think I would feel better if I could have a successful BM...
I know I need patience...
The first day I was flat and fabulous. Now I am a swollen wreck. I know it's going to take time but if I look how I did that first day, I am going to be happy!
Today I had no pain meds during the day. And finally had a BM. My back really hurts, but I think it is from sleeping in a recliner. I'm going to try to go back to my bed tomorrow. I have to work the day after tomorrow so I have to figure out how to hide this yucky drain. I will post some pictures after I get the drain out, I really should have taken some that first day! I just have to keep telling myself to be patient... After all the money I spent, the pain and misery, it's going to be great
Still sore. No pain meds again today but Ibuprofen twice. Hopefully the drain will come out tomorrow. Still sleeping in the recliner :( Anyone considering this be sure to plan plenty of time off work. I think I could use another day or two. Might have to call in sick tomorrow...
Worried about the drain coming out. I have read on this site that it can be super painful...
Slowly feeling better
Today was bearable. Back to work this week has been hard. Today I worked a full 8 hours!! (it's a desk job) but really paying for it tonight. I am super sore and tired.
I am going to try to not take any pain pills tonight. I haven't been taking any pain pills in the day since Monday, just taken ibuprofen during day and pain pills to help sleep. Tonight I am going to enjoy a glass of wine and then Advil PM!
I sneezed twice today! Holy He// that hurts so bad!! Brought me to tears!
To follow up my last post. I did get the drain out on day 6. Didn't hurt at all!!
Going to try to sleep in bed tonight instead of the recliner! Wish me luck
Today was pretty good. I didn't take any ibprophen until the late evening. I had spent the day vacuming, cleaning and setting up the cristmas tree. So I was pretty happy. Today was the first day without tons of pain. I actually coughed and it didn't hurt too bad :) I do hope the swelling goes down... and that it is swelling! My inner thighs look the same. I did read on this site that at 6 weeks you have only only gone down 50-60%. So if I get slimmer, I will be much happier. Posted a side view. Of course my before pictures I didn't take a full right and tonight only took a left, but I think it works to show progress
Two weeks ...
It was two weeks ago today I had surgery....only two! And I am so over wearing this miserable garment! It is uncomfortable, inconvenient when I have to go to the bathroom, and looks terrible under clothes! I have 4 more weeks to go before I can ditch the garment and start to work out...it seems like forever! Feeling frustrated :(