I had my 1st consultation last year March 2014. My procedure was Wed, March 11th 2015, I had the worst sinus headache. I couldn't wait till those drugs took effect. This was also the 1st day my husband has ever seem my REAL stomach, I’d been holding it in for years or covering it up. He was so shocked.. I wasn't even nervous and I mean I am one of those people that freeze when I walk into the dentist exam room. Maybe because they were playing Bob Marley when I walked into the surgery room, I felt at ease and that I definitely was in the right place..LOL I guess me and general anesthesia don’t mix well, it took them a while to wake me up and the effect didn’t wear off until the next day. I was saying some pretty funny stuff the day of when I got home (I was told by family), I still don’t remember. I had my 1 post op Fri March 13th, everything went fine. By my 2nd post op which was Tues March 17th, I was off of pain meds and my 2 drains were taken out and I was already standing upright. I was soooo nervous about the drains being removed, it was more pain cutting the stitching away (I knew I should’ve shaved..lol) I have a high threshold for pain though, Dr Castor was very patient, waited until I felt comfortable for him to remove them; he told me to take a deep breath and blow out as he was pulling, it was quick and after the 1st one, I was like, “That’s it?”, it burned a little for several seconds but its nothing close to coughing/sneezing/laughing…LOL (I mean SLOL – silently laugh out loud – if you’re in my shoes). I was more swollen my 2nd visit than my 1st, I think because I did have a couple of coughing spells and I almost fell twice, I noticed that my stomach swelled up. Uggghhh sleeping in a recliner for a week is so not cool. One night I had to go to the bathroom and my legs were so stiff from being elevated for so long, it hurt so bad. I also started getting a couple of muscle spasms in my abdomen when I would be asleep, that is such a rude awakening, but I just get on REAL SELF and put in what I’m feeling and there’s always someone else who has experienced the same thing and you get advice from professionals( LOVE IT!). Basically, I was doing too much, as always, trying to push myself and once my body was at rest, it let me have it....SLOL
I’m not even 2 weeks post and I feel good, trying to walk for longer periods of time, I’m sleeping in my bed, either lying flat on my back or on my side but I do feel better when I’m slightly upright with a pillow under my legs. I’m going to try driving this weekend. I can’t wait for all the swelling to go down. I love how it looks already, despite my stretch marks, hopefully I can find some cream that will lighten them up but I’ll take stretch marks over chitlins any day..LOL My next post op visit is April 9th, I’ll be updating. Looking forward to the final results.
**PICTURES COMING SOON..HERE ARE SOME BEFORE PICS (TRUST ME, I HAD EVERYONE FOOLED)