The day of surgery I wasn't nervous until an hour before my procedure... They were running late due to the previous patient, and got a curteosy call to come an hour later, we were on our way already so we just stopped at a store and walked a little, once we got there I signed the papers and was escorted to the back. The front desk girl Jennifer was very helpful through out this process as well anytime I had a questions I would email her and she would be very helpful and correspond. Angie was my nurse and she too was very helpful and sweet, I didn't feel judged, they were all friendly, I am used to people judging me by my weight. I gave them a hard time about the pictures part lol but I'm glad they did because I want to see the difference. They gave me my meds and then a bit later I went to the procedure room.
I was given the nitrous and the dr cleaned the places he was going to work on, he did the punch biopsy holes and they were painless, the tumescent either tickled a lot where I laughed or a little bit uncomfortable but it didn't hurt. When Dr Hagstrom used the Airsculpt he did a great job, most of it tickled (I would laugh a little bit uncontrollably, haha) some of it stung. I was able to talk but I was getting emotional because this was finally happening, also the meds probably had something to do with it.
Once the procedure was done I was pretty tired and just wanted to sleep, the nurse put on my compression garment and got me dressed then walked me to the recovery room where she put an iv on. After awhile I was walked out to the car. We went to the pharmacy and I felt a little naucious and the up a little, I got home, took my meds and went to sleep.... I got horrible sleep, I think it had to do with the Vicodin, it made me itch horribly, yes I was sore but the itching was the worst! I didn't do much the following day, just cat napped and ate a little, took the meds as prescribed. As usual I swelled and the garment was squeezing my rib cage like something terrible. I delt with it, the night came and again I got no sleep because of the Vicodin I itched like crazy. I took a shower a bit earlier than I planned because i needed to get out of the garment and use the bathroom, the hole was not made long enough to go back there if you know what I mean... The shower felt great, I noticed right away there was a difference, not much drainage at all. I put on a spanx while my garments washed and dried. I felt good, was sore and decided not to take the Vicodin I just couldn't stand the itching to I took some arnica, and aleve, seemed to help, at night before bed I took a Tylenol 3 that I had from when I had my wisdom tooth removed. I called their exchange but they were not open. I slept much better last night. Although they were not open today (Monday) Angie returned my message and told me I could unzip the top of the compression pants which helps a lot, she said if I had anymore questions I could contact her. I guess my only complaint about the business would be that they do not have an on call person for the weekend. I will keep you guys updated with my progress.