Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Post surgery day 6

Hello all! I had my first post-op appointment today. The incisions look great, and it's the first time I've seen my arms. I had this horrible vision that they would unwrap them and there would be no difference. Crazy, I know. The day of surgery my doc told me she wouldn't be able to take as much off as originally thought, because of muscle and nerves and I felt upset. However, I think they look good. Can't wait to jack them up in the gym!!

Pain is quite tolerable. Still taking the RX meds at bedtime, but that's it. Had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic they put me on, so they took me off it. I'm still really itchy, but it should ebb soon.

I'm really wanting to be more active, but I have to make myself go a little slower.

The most annoying part is the drains. I was hoping they would pull them today, but I'm still putting out too much fluid. I can't go back and have them taken out till Monday. Grrr! They are really uncomfortable and I can't wait for the relief of them being out. 6 more days. *sigh*

That's all for now. I'll start posting a little more on the regular now that I'm a little more in my right mind!

Peace, everyone!


  1. You sound GREAT! Wishing you a speedy recovery. :)

  2. I hope they keep the drains in as long as possible. Take it from someone whose drains came out too soon. I had a hysterectomy because of a tumor and had a bikini incision. Two drains. I moved around too much the first 3 days after surgery and the drains pulled out. The swelling that took place under my skin was horrible. If I had done that during a tummy tuck it could have changed the results. (not to mention I got an infection in all that added fluid that took 2 months to knock out. There really are there for your benefit.

  3. Girl, take it easy and give your body the time it needs to heal properly. You just put it through some major surgery, so don't mess it up by making it move too soon. ;) I'm glad everything has gone well. Excited for you!

  4. Glad things went well for you!!! Wishing you a restful & speedy recovery!

  5. Glad to hear for the most part you are okay