Hello everyone... I guess I should have started this post prior to my TT but I actually stumbled across this site while recovering from my TT (hey, better late than never). I find this site to be very helpful. Well, i've always been in shape but after a car accident and plenty of steroid injections, not being able to exercise and not watching what I ate... is what led me to blow up and get out of shape. I tried exercising as much as I could and after this was exhausted, debated on doing the TT for about a year or so then took a leap of faith and had it done. To date, i'm glad that I did have my TT done.
My surgery was March 7, 2012 and was performed by Dr. Tattlebaum. At first I had the "why did I do this to myself blues" for about the first week while recovering. Afterwards, it went away. I'm still in recovery mode and on April 3, 2012 I had a little fluid build up so he injected a small needle in the top of my stomach and drained the fluid... it didn't hurt since I was still numb and it made a huge difference. I'm still swollen and numb and see a slight bulge on my right hip that I hope goes away. He said if it doesn't in about 6 months, I can opt to do a little lip in that area... let's hope and pray it goes away!!!! :-) I had one drain on my right side and once it was taken out, I was so relieved and felt so much better. Taking the drain out did feel a little weird... like a slither with a slight burn (yikes!). I've been cleared to do a tiny bit of exercising (walking only but no power walks). Hey, i'm guessing a brisk walk could do me some good!
I was kind of hesitant on posting pictures but I had to think about when I look at sites like this, I ALWAYS want to see the before and after. Soooo.... here it goes, i'm going to post a few pictures and this way I can share my progress with you all.