My TT with BA/Lift is scheduled for April 12, 2010. I am starting to get very nervous. I have 2 children ages 10 and 2. I have wanted these procedures for a long time and now that the time has come I am freaking out! I am 5ft 6inches and weigh 150lbs. Any advice for me?
6 Weeks Until the "Big Day"
My TT with BA/Lift is scheduled for April 12, 2010...
Today is April the 5th. 1 week until the big day....
Today is April the 5th. 1 week until the big day. Panic is starting to set in. I am thinking of being put to sleep and waking up afterwards. The pain! Any words of encouragement would be great.
Hi guys! I have less that a week for my TT with BL...
Hi guys! I have less that a week for my TT with BL and BA. I am scared to death!! I am sick of having a "muffin top"!!! I have been wanting this for several years and now that it has come time, panic is starting to set in!! Any pre-op advice would be great. I will keep you guys updated and try to add pictures soon.
I keep seeing where post op TT patients are...
I keep seeing where post op TT patients are posting on here the next day or 2. IS THIS POSSIBLE??? I sure hope so but seems like they would not be able to function. ?
Here I am 10 days post op. Starting from the...
Here I am 10 days post op. Starting from the beginning I was so nervous about being put to sleep. I have to say as soon as I was asleep I was awake. I stayed the night in the suite at the surgery center. My husband has been so wonderful with helping me. The first night I slept all night due to meds. That night Dr. W came in to check on me. The next morning her husband (also a Dr.) came to check on me. Then my husband brought me home.
That night I slept in a recliner with lots of pillows. By the third day back pain was horrible. Just stay on top of your pain meds. I was having the urge to pee constantly but nothing would hardly come out. Called surgery center and they said I may have UTI so prescribed meds for that. It has improved. My mom had a bedside potty chair and I used it the first week. It is great for not getting low on the toilet.
The fourth fith and sixth day I felt much better. Back pain was easing. On the sixth day my husband took my pain pump out. Never felt it!!! I have a stool we sat in the shower and he helps me shower. Nothing feels as good as your first shower after surgery!!!!
Anyhow, I am feeling normal as of today. I am still not able to stand straight and just get really tired from walking. Forgot to say that yesterday I went back for check up and got 1 drain out. Never felt it either!! Will be able to take the other out in 2 days. I would love to answer any questions you guys have. I will go back to work three weeks post op.
You need plenty of pillows.
My sons step stool helped when I sat up in the chair.
Someone with you 24/7 the first week. Helping you get around and food, etc.
Need patience!!! Which I lack :(
I havent had my procedure yet, however i have to answer these questions to submit.