After YEARS of contemplating, deciding & changing...
After YEARS of contemplating, deciding & changing my mind, I'm going for it. 3 beautiful children by C -section, surgery from a medical condition & LIFE, transformed my 5 foot frame from 120 lbs to 180 lbs. no matter what I did, the belly had set up permanent residency. My self esteem was fine. My husband of 21 years tells me all the time how good I look & he makes sure I always feel sexy. But I was tired of camoflauging the belly and was ready to wear a snug jersey dress without my Spanx.
I'm laying in bed early the next morning after my procedure. The pain was intense, but not excruciating as I anticipated. I'm so glad I found this site! It's become my bible of preparation! I take my meds every 4 hours and I know that helps. My honey has been a trooper -taking care of me as he always does. I asked why he agreed to surgery if he didn't think I needed it. He looks at me incredulously & says, "you've been talking about this SO long - I couldn't take it anymore. This procedure can't make you any more beautiful than you already are." isn't he wonderful? I disagree, but boy, does he make low self esteem non-existence in our home.
Oops! I digress from my journey.....the worse part so far is getting situated in bed and the inability to clean after myself in restroom. That's where my honey steps in!
I have one drain & it's been draining pretty regularly. My follow up is later, so we will see how things are healing! Will post photos soon!
Day Two After Procedure
My recovery is still progressing well - other than these GAS PAINS!! I see a lot about 'Swell Hell' but my goodness- there is nothing like this pain. These pains are almost worse than post surgery pain!! I've talked to the nurse & now I'm taking a laxative. She said 'Take it until you go' so that's what I'm doing. I get up & walk every few hours and will continue to do so. Everyone says walking helps- so off I go!! I can't wait until my shower today - I'll get my first peak at the results :-)