Kenya_Doll's Tummy Tuck Journal - Miami, FL
I am scheduled to get my TT procudre with Doctor...
Today is the big day... I am having my surgery!!!
I'm on the flat side now...(^_~)
More details about the day of my surgery...
It took my husband approximately 30 to 40 minutes to drive us home. I'm thinking to myself whew I made it through surgery without any complications and I was happy to see my kids when I walked through the door. I live in a 2 story townhouse so I had to walk up the stairs and believe me when I tell you that was dreadful. I was so tired and out of breath. I had to pee so bad so I went straight to the bathroom, sat on the toilet, started feeling light headed/dizzy and then I blacked out/loss consciousness for about 15 to 20 minutes scaring the daylights out of my family. My husband and 14 year old son was trying to wake me up, I could faintly hear them calling my name but I couldn't open my eyes. I finally woke up/began responding to my husband blowing in my face and my son fanning me while they were on the phone with the ambulance dispatcher. They managed to get me off the toilet and laid me in the bed.
The paramedics came very quickly, they came upstairs to my bedroom to check on me and asked if I wanted to go to the hospital but I declined because I was feeling better and I didn't want to spend the rest of the night in the hospital after spending all day getting surgery. I also let them know that I had to go back to the clinic in the morning to get checked out so it wasn't necessary for me to go the hospital. They told me that what I experienced was a normal reaction to the anesthesia for patients that have tt procedures. They advised that I keep my feet elevated so that the blood can flow through my body and avoid blood clots from forming.
I slept pretty good last night but had to get up every 4 hours to take the pain medication. My back was killing me all night long because of the position that I slept in with my feet elevated. This morning I went to the clinic, the wait wasn't that long, and they said everything looks great so I was happy to hear that. I was advised to walk for 10 minutes every 2 hours and to eat healthy meals in order to regain my energy. I am feeling very swollen and tight in my stomach but other than that I am doing much better today. I have an appointment to see Dr. Salas next Thursday and hopefully I will be getting these drains taken out. Until next time lovely ladies...
Bye Bye Drains
2 Weeks Post Op
Side Bar*** FYI... It has been 2 weeks and this was the first time that I have seen the doctor post surgery. When I went to Vanity the day after the surgery as well as 1 week post op to have my drains removed, I saw his assistant both times. However the nurse who put the drains in during the surgery was the one who removed them. If you don't know when you should schedule your appointments then ask the doctor or his assistant because the front office staff doesn't seem to know much of anything about scheduling patients properly. And since he is only there on Wednesday's and Thursday's you have to get in where you fit in because he is doing surgeries all day so just be prepared to wait for quite a while to see him in between surgeries.
Any who back to my visit story... So after signing in for my message visit and receiving services, I had to sign in again ,at the kiosk, selecting follow up to request to see Dr. Salas and waited for him to finish doing a surgery before he saw me. Thank goodness I didn't have to wait too long (approximately 30 minutes) before they called my name. Well he examined my stomach and said I had fluid in me while explaining that this is normal because the body may not be able to dispose of the fluids on its own so I may need to come back a few more time to get the fluid removed. OMG this is horrifying and not what I wanted to hear at all. He had this huge tube with a huge needle (when inserted I did not feel a thing because I am still numb down there... thank GOD lol) and sucked out almost 4 and a half to 5 large tubes of fluid from my belly. I felt so relieved to be free of the constant swelling (like I am about to burst feeling) because I could not stand up straight (I had to lean over when walking) which was very uncomfortable, made my back hurt worst and prevented me from walking long distances. So now I am felling much better and my belly looks better (there is hope because I was worried about my recovery for a minute). I have taken some pics and will upload them shortly for you to see. Please let me know if you have questions, we all use this forum for support and I am here for you ladies... xoxoxoxo
A few days shy of 6 Weeks Post Op (Photos)
Dr. Salas was great he did an excellent job and i am satisfied with my immediate results. I know the results will get better with time as I heal because I am still swollen and walking bent over... Only time will tell but so far so good!