A little background, I had gastric sleeve about a...
A little background, I had gastric sleeve about a year and a half ago. I've been overweight my entire life. Decided to start the hard work and I'm on the cusp of achieving my goal weight. I've decided on a surgeon and had my consultation. I'm super excited and nervous. I would love some tips from any rs vets. What products to purchase, what really helped you sleep or any other tips you may have... here are a few before pictures and what I'm workin with.
Trying to start my meal prepping. Get Christmas decorations and lights hung all while managing a household and three kiddos! ???? My husband travels for work. He's currently overseas, so I'm trying to get all of his favorite meals froze (breakfast biscuits and dinners for him and the kids). How do you moms do it??
Headed in to pre op in the morning! It's soooo close. Just two weeks. What should I expect? Do they draw on you? Take pictures? Sound off ladies! I can't wait to be on the other side.
Three days. Three days away. I'm looking at everything I'm wearing and wondering what will this look like after it's all said and done. It's wild to think I'll finally have a body I'm excited about. I'm looking most forward to feeling comfortable in everything I wear.
Just got the final call from Molly asking if I had any questions. Confirmed the arrival time and it all seems sooo real now. O. M. F. G! There's no turning back now. :-) Fingers crossed everything goes well!
Made it to the other side.
4 Jan 2017
Day of treatment
Home. Resting in bed. Trying to get situated. Eating a yogurt. Feeling drowsy. No pictures just yet. I'm a chicken shit. Haha.
4 Jan 2017
Day of treatment
On the right leg on the inner thigh, the garment is rubbing so bad it stings. Any suggestions. I assume, if I leave it un snapped, that's where the swelling will go. Hubby just helped me put on leggings under the garment, but that thing is so tight that idk if I'd be able to take it off to pull them all the way up.
Woke up to pee
Chest is a little more sore right now. Dr.pyle put in 540cc silicone under the muscle. This binder is a bit difficult. I don't know how I'm supposed to do this binder by myself. Do you change the binder or deal with the hassle? Or just leave it unbuttoned?
I was able to wash myself. Went downstairs with no pain. Just took it slow and had no problems. I'm stiff when I get up after sitting for a bit. Today I also took the suggestion to put a tank top under the binder and it feels way better. I'm having a lot of itching (I assume from healing). My husband is taking care of my pain meds and keeping me on track. I'm taking two Percocets every six hours along with my soma and dolcolax. Im very excited to see the final re
My boobs are swelling so much. They're super hard too. I'm assuming that's normal. It doesn't hurt, but have y'all put a pack of frozen peas on your breasts to help the swelling?
Extra tired today.
Can't seem to keep my eyes open. Went down stairs and ate eggs and bacon. Got my shower and came back to bed. I was wore out. Has anyone else experienced this?
I didn't want to get up and get moving, but I always feel better once I do. Today is day four and I don't feel any more or less pain. I actually got up, went downstairs made my coffee and ate half a bagel. Was able to go number two for the first time with with no constipation. Feeling pretty good overall. Still pretty swollen in my lower tummy.
Last night was kinda rough though. I had to take some nausea meds. I felt like I was going to vomit. Once I took that and laid down I felt better, but had a slight 99 degree temp. It was normal this morning, so I'm not worried. I think I just over did it. Anywho, hope you ladies are all feeling well!
Left the house today.
First time since surgery I've left. I was able to be downstairs this morning. Had a coffee. That really got things moving. Not had any issue with constipation, thankfully. Helped clean up all the kids toys and breakfast. Felt good. Got my shower and shaved my legs. My back started to hurt without the binder on. It was a relief to put it on.
Got dressed, put my makeup on, that took a while. Feeling drained just from that. Then we took the kiddos to lunch and had to stop to get a tv cord. I was done. I needed a Percocet at that point. I could feel my muscles tightened and almost uncomfortable. There was no pain though. Just uncomfortable. Now that the meds have kicked in, I feel better. I wonder what it will be like tonight. Hope you ladies are healing well. Good luck tomorrow to the one! I'll be thinking and praying for ya!
Had my post op today...
Feeling a little down. I had a seroma. Dr. Pyle had to drain it. I thought I was gonna fall out towards the end. I couldn't watch. My husband did. He pulled two and a half syringes of fluid off my belly. The big ones too. He did say its uncommon and he'll likely have to drain it again AND if it persists he'll have to put in a drain! :'-(. This was a bit upsetting. I feel like if he has to do that, it will delay my healing process, make it longer. My husband leaves to go overseas at the end of February, so I need to kind of get my self together and back in the routine of things.
I know it will all happen in time, but it just stresses me out a bit. Oh well, what can I do.... just hurry up and wait, I guess. Hope you ladies are all healing well!
This is the nastiness that got cut off the other day! I can't believe how it looks. It kinda makes me feel weird seeing it not attached to ME!
Woke up feeling pretty good!
I feel like I've crossed a hurdle. Woke up feeling pretty good this morning. Got up with the two older kiddos and made breakfast. Let my poor exhausted husband sleep in a bit.
I had some pain at bed time last night, but it wasn't too bad. My panties were kinda bunching up under my binder and caused a bit of pressure pain, but once I fixed it, I felt so much better.
Still have the noticeable seroma. There's no pain associated with it. Just one side of my belly seems to stick out and look bloated. I'm thinking of emailing on Monday and setting an appointment to go ahead and have a drain placed, since my sister is staying with us to help with the kids. I figure I should just do it now while I have all the help I need. :-)
My husband is obsessed with my breasts. Lol He admitted last night he has a problem. They're looking Better and better every day.
Very excited overall with my results. Dr. Pyle and his team has really been exceptional.
I feel like this seroma is getting worse. I have a blood blister just above the incision line, poking out of the tape about a 1/4inch. I have fluid of some sort leaking out of another part of the incision, leaving a spot on my underwear. Granted, it's not a lot. Just a little, but this is making me feel a little uneasy. I've emailed and sent pictures. They say everything looks normal, but I don't have a good feeling about it. A bit nervous. I also have a spot near my belly button that looks a little odd. I think that may be from being so swollen and it not being able to dry out completely. I'm going to see if I can get an appointment for tomorrow morning.
Drain and relief!
Had an appointment with dr. Pyle this evening. He was great as usual. Molly was not at all annoyed that I made an appointment, lol. She reassured me I was fine and she understood! She was welcoming, warm and pleasant, as always. They're both really exceptional. I had a drain placed! I'm excited, relieved and feeling a lot less pressure. The process was kinda funny. They removed the tape from my whole incision and I snapped a pic real quick ( well hubby did.) he numbed the area first and then placed the drain. I had a brief, sharp pain, but instant relief. It felt like my water broke as the warm fluid gushed out and down my leg. It really made me laugh. My tummy went down instantly. My right side is more swollen than my left now. lol I look a bit deflated. There's no pressure on the right side, so I'm good. They drained about 400cc of fluid off. He said this happens about twice a year in their practice. So he'll definitely remember me, haha ;-) Its a whole new situation to deal with, but again I'm so happy to have the relief. Hope you are all feeling and healing well!
What is that?
There's that flat tummy I paid for!
I swear. If I can't get this shit together... got a shower today, removed the pad to look at the tube, there was a black spot. Yeah. That's what I said. Oh shit! Are you friggin kidding me. I can't catch a break. Sent a pic, Molly called, said it may be a blister, may need to have a REVISION! (Eye roll emoji x 10!)