The day of surgery I was nervous! I wondered if I was crazy..... But, the anesthesiologist was so calm and reassuring a lot of my general anesthesia concerns left me after I met him. I can't remember his name, I will ask at my next appointment! My PS, Dr. Ortegon marked me up and seemed so cheerful, that made me feel good too. The staff at the surgery center was great as well. I remember hardly anything in the minutes before they wheeled me off, but I woke up feeling pretty good! I think that was from the skill of the anesthesiologist. I had no shakes, nausea or much pain. I was sore, and stiff. Getting on my feet and to the recliner and to the bathroom twice was easier than expected and I was hungry and thirsty. The gave me juice, water, and a leg massaging machine and I was on my way home. I had yucky looking drains and a big compression garment and ugly bra on.... I put on a robe and left like that. I think the robe was a good choice for me. Easy on, easy off and covered up my naughty bits.
The next few days passed uneventfully, I has really hungry and thirsty. I took my pain meds on time. Most of my soreness was in my boobs! My arms were fairly useless for the first two days lol. I was itchy from my garment, bored but I was feeling pretty good. Especially after the first week and my drains came out!
I'm now two weeks out and happy! I'm still swollen but I see the improvements every day.
Yes, I'm a bit impatient to see the final results, going shopping and all that good stuff but I'm getting there! I try to remind myself that it took three babies, breast feeding and thirty years to get to sag and flab, a few months to get to fabulous isn't really that long. It took nine months to get to baby and I did that three times... Worth it and this will be too! If you've had babies or lost a good amount of weight then you know how long that took! You know the fight and determination involved and a few days of pain, and few weeks of stiffness and walking with a hunch and a few month of swelling is certainly worth a lifetime of getting your old figure (or better) back, in my opinion.