Thursday, September 24, 2015

The post about the day after surgery (boring title because nothing's going on)...



  • It's #coffeetime and I'm stiff and sore. But where did my batwings and saddle bags go? Stiff and sore but happy. I will heal. I've never slept so much my entire life that's for sure. But I get sore from lying in the same position. My little man is so adorable. Checking on me every 15 minutes and wanting to help however he can. He's such a sweetheart. I'm off to the doctor this morning to get my dressings off. I know it's gonna hurt. They're on with crazy glue or something. Hope you're all doing well. Again thank you for all your wonderful and caring messages. You guys are awesome...





  • Sorry for the graphic pic. But it's not as bad as it looks. I stopped bleeding over night which was much welcome. I bled mostly from my incisions for the liposuction. Which incidentally are right below my bum cheeks. I thought they were in my outer thighs. But they're just one small hole under each cheek. I bleed a lot yesterday. I went to see Dr Patterson today and he's very happy with how my incisions look. He told me to shower and redress everything. So I did. And I'm washing my compression garment as I type this. It was a bloody mess. I feel much better getting clean. And I don't smell like surgery anymore. You know that iodine hospital smell. My right arm is more painful than my left and that's true for my lipo site as well. At least I'm consistent. Even though I'm swollen and no where near what my arms will look like once they're healed, I'm so happy. Putting on my hoodie that was tight in the arms yesterday morning, it's now big in the arms. So strange. Welcome but strange...





  • My biggest dilemma right now? Boredom. But I'll not complain. I've not rested like this since I can't even remember. The pain pills knock me right out. Like for hours at a time. And my lower body feels surprisingly worse than my arms. For 2 tiny incisions, lipo causes a lot of discomfort afterwards. My girlfriend Elin said it's like they use the motion of whipping eggs. So graphic and gross but entirely true. I've seen lipo on TV. It's so aggressively done. But when Julien saw me stand for the first time yesterday he said, "Mommy, where did your leg lumps go"? Where indeed. Sayonara leg lumps. 
  • Today was spent with Baby. She's hanging around me more than usual. I've finished eating for the day and I've one more round of meds to take around midnight. I may just give in and start watching TV again. I haven't watched TV for many years. I can't read because I can't hold a book up for long. My arms get too stiff and sore. Or maybe I'll sleep more. Smitty's with me now and her purr is like a soothing lullaby...

9 comments:

  1. So very pleased for you! Does it hurt to sit? if the incisions are on your bottom side? Your arms look great! Know exactly the horrid surgery smell...... Yah about the lip, films of it are scary do kudos to you. Boredom, have you tried audiobooks? A friend props her tablet on a pillow on her chest another had her Dad make her a stand that hangs the tablet above her so she can view lying down. Hope that makes sense. Sleep and heal. Lots of healing prayers headed your way.

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    1. Thanks Sherry. It hurts to sit for longer than 10 minutes. It's just finding a comfortable position and the most comfy right now is on my back with my knees bent and my arms over my head:-)

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  2. Sending healing prayers. You are an inspiration to so many!!!!

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  3. Why haven't you watched tv in years?

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    1. No reason. Just got more into working out and fitness and before I knew it, I'd stopped watching all together. I'm so out of the loop when it comes to TV shows...

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  4. Get plenty of rest and don't let the boredom get the better of you. You need to recover, which sounds like it's going wonderfully. :)

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    1. It is darlin. Thank for checking in so frequently:-)

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  5. Ouch my dear but this too shall pass and I've no doubt you'll be so pleased you did this. So happy for you!

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