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Old 07-28-2010, 08:22 PM   #11
 
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So glad you are doing really well, thanks for the update. Well I had my pre-op and I picked my meds up. I have a patch for the night before and a pill the morning of. Why? Because they don't want me to puke... Both my surgeries I threw up. I was numb from the neck down on the op table baby out and I was trying to be sick. Not a nice feeling when only your neck moves Then I puked again after my hysterectomy. Doc said this is not a good idea to happen with this kind of surgery. I also have meds to help with nausea after. I pray they work. Thanks for letting me know about Assets, did you not wear the girdle they gave you for long? Oh kinda embarrassing question here, did they ask you to shave the pubic area before surgery? I forgot to ask at pre-op. Can you sleep on your tummy yet? Once again I think you are doing great, doing most of the recovery on your own. Oh how does it feel to drive? So many question still sorry, but I really do appreciate you answering them. Thank you once again.


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Old 07-29-2010, 10:11 AM   #12
 
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Has the PS put you on a Surgery Vitamin program? I was taking mega vitamins for 14 days before and 14 days after. They are specifically formulated for surgery and do not contain anything that would thin your blood. The kit also included formulas to help reduce swelling and bruising. I believe that they helped me a lot.

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Old 07-29-2010, 04:12 PM   #13
 
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No.....They just gave me pain meds and a bunch of Nausea meds. I am pretty healthy and eat lots of fruits and veg. I hope this is enough. How has this made you feel about yourself? I mean does it change the way you think of yourself? I have hated my tummy for so long and I can't wait to say goodbye to the bib. I am thinking I shall be really happy once it is all over.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:56 PM   #14
 
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Remember it's not going to look great for a while. In fact, initially it looks like you had surgery. However, 2 weeks out I can definately see the improvement. I think you'll get a better idea 1 month after and then the final results at 4-6 months. But I'm sure it depends on how much work you got done. I also had lipo on the stomach, flanks and back so I think mine my swelling will take longer. Even after 2 weeks when I'm wearing the shapewear I see a very big improvement. I don't think I've ever looked so curvey. I haven't had a decent waistline in a looooong time! It's awesome to see that it was still somewhere under there. I know that my waist will be shrinking more because right now it's around 29" which is down a few inches from post-surgery. But, I'm still somewhat swollen all the way around. I expect it should get down to aroun 25" which would be fine for me!

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Can you sleep on your tummy yet? Yes I have it already planted in my mind that it will look rough, maybe more than the last two times I was cut open as it will be longer and drips hanging out.. I have set myself the six month goal. Look at my before picture then and then look at me. No lipo being done,just the flabby bib as I call it being cut away. Belly button moved and then put back together. Hope you had a more comfortable day at work.

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I don't sleep on my tummy anyway. You have to sleep on your back for at least the first week if not longer. I slept in a recliner because you need to keep your midsection bent for the first couple of weeks. The instructions I got from my PS said not to force straightening up. For me it took about 2 weeks. I started sleeping on my side after about 10 days post-op. It was a little uncomfortable the first couple of days but now it's not problem. But again, I had lipo all the way around so you might be able to sleep on your side sooner. You'll have to ask your PS about that. By the way, staying bent over for a couple of weeks puts strain on your lower back. So, you will have a strained lower back too. For me the tylenol helped with all of that. In fact, I'm still taking tylenol when I feel that I need it. Right now it's usually toward the end of the day and before bedtime.

About the shaving. I just shaved about 2 inches below my c-section scar the night before. The PS didn't tell me to, I just thought I should. The day of the surgery he just told me that I saved him a step because they were going to do it.

About work, I did work yesterday. I have to tell you by the end of the day my stomach feels very tight and I have to go home and rest. However, I found that if I go in a pool it aleviates the stress on my stomach and back. But I didn't do that until at least 2 weeks after.

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Thank you again for answering my questions, four more days left then to sleep on my tummy..

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Old 08-03-2010, 09:31 AM   #18
 
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I needed to tell you to IGNORE what I wrote about going into a pool for relief. I ended up with a UTI which I very rarely get. It could have been from having been on antibiotics after the surgery. I had eaten a lot of yogurt to keep from getting a yeast infection but I suppose it didn't stop me from getting a UTI. Live and Learn!

I'll stick with floating in a nice CLEAN bathtub for the time being!

Anyway, I'm 3 weeks post-op now. This will be my first full week of work. I hope I can make it. I still have some soreness and puffiness along with the tightness in my stomach. Agan, they say the tightness will disappear over a few months. I've been taking my measurements every few days to measure the progress. It's very gradual. I've see a decrease of about 1 inch in a few different places except my chest which I want to keep! My waist is at about 29" and I'm still hoping for at least 25" I''m only 5'1" and 104 lbs. I've only lost about 3-4 lbs which is fine.

I'll say a prayer for you and the surgeon tomorrow. GOOD LUCK!

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Old 08-03-2010, 05:54 PM   #19
 
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Awww sorry that you got a UTI. Touch wood I have not had one of them in years. I am 5'4 and 144lbs, people don't think I weigh that much but I do. I have a large chest D cup so no help needed there. My main reason for my op is not weight loss, but to fix the way it hangs and looks.. I plan on wearing a bikini next year instead of a tankini with skirt to cover it. So good to hear that you are healing well though. Thank you for the well wishes and prayer

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Well it is done and I am not feeling to much pain thanks to the drugs they gave and the med pump.I think the top feels worse than the bottom. Oh the doc decided to lipo some areas for free But I am really happy about the way I feel. Had a dressing change today,They said I am doing wonderful ,
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