So today I am 7 days post op and I have to say that it is truly getting better every single day. I have three amazing babies. They are 5, 3, and 1. I breastfed all three and they basically drank all my boobs! I gained 55 lbs, 50lbs, and 23lbs respectivally during my pregnancies. I lost the weight in between each of them. Since after my first pregnancy, I knew I wanted a TT and BA. After my second pregnancy, I developed a hernia which only worsen after the third. I went to three different consultations and then decided to go with Dr. Coberly. She is a wonderful PS and I felt so at ease with her!
So experience: so far the recovery has been better than I imagined in my head (isn't it always that way?!? It's amazing how powerful your mind can be). First night was rough as can be expected and I basically slept sitting up because there was no way that I would be laying down. My husband rented a medical lift recliner which made the second night much much much easier. I would most definitely recommend doing this. The beds in my house are on the second floor and honestly even 7 days post op, I have yet to climb the stairs. Just don't feel comfortable. (I might be really conservative on this but why take the chance of prolonging my recovery!) one of the worst things is having to cough. That happened to me about day 3 post op and it was horrible! Doing breathing exercises did help me but wish I would have known sooner that this was necessary to help prevent the need to cough.
Some things that I could not live without: medical lift recliner (Tampa area I rented it at A-Health Aid), walker, heating pad for my lower back, wedges that I found on amazon which I will gladly provide the link below, shower chair (which gives me an option to change locations throughout the day and for actual showers), Tylenol,and cough suppressants.
I purchased three InteVision wedges.
I am definitely looking forward to getting better daily! I miss my babies and miss my daily life. How quickly did you guys feels you could go back to driving?
Please feel free to ask me anything at all!! I am more than willing to share my thoughts and experience. I know reading and asking questions here helped me so so much! I am so incredibly grateful for this community.