8.01.2016

Lower Body Lift - Days 1,2,3

My surgery was scheduled for Noon on Friday, which is really late in the day when you can't eat or drink anything for 8 hours beforehand. I thought about trying to stay up as late as I could and sleeping as late as possible, but with small children that's impossible. So I was up at 6:37am.

I took some 'before' pictures - I have some of the backside, but not real sure how I feel about posting a thong pic on here. I think you get the general idea from these. I was starting to get antsy and irritable since I couldn't drink any water or have any food, so I pushed Oliver out the door to just go on and get to the hospital where I wouldn't be surrounded by temptations.

I was staying overnight so Oliver took me and then left because he had to work, my surgeon was running behind on another surgery before mine so I didn't end up going in until around 1:30pm. I made sure to tell them how sick I was from the anesthesia on my last surgery, my worst fear was waking up dry heaving. He must have taken it seriously because I don't remember a thing until about 5 hours AFTER I was out of surgery.


I woke up around 11:30pm in my hospital room, the nurse told me to try to eat and drink so I could take some pain meds - it had been over 24 hours since I was allowed food.  I got down some Goldfish and water, but my mouth was so so dry it was hard to swallow.

Then she told me to try to get out of bed. Y'all - my butt hurt SO BADLY from either surgery or sitting in the same positon for a long time. My pain meds had worn off and I felt like they waited too long to wake me up for more so I had a few really rough hours trying to get it back under control. I couldn't sit or stand, no positon was comfortable. Unfortunately my thumb made it that much harder to use my upper body to push myself around.

I got myself up on the walker and around the bed, then dozed off a bit, then up on the walker again. Honestly there were a few times I just wanted to cry - it was hard not having Oliver there to help. I sucked it up though until he came up to take me home around Noon. I told him when he walked in that I was being really bitchy from the pain, just to forewarn him.

I took one last dose of pain meds before getting in the car for the hour drive home, I dozed most of the way and felt much better once I got in my own house. My recliner was much more comfortable than that hospital bed and staying on top of my pain meds was easier when I didn't have to wait for someone to bring it to me.


Even with my thumb wrapped up I am able to take care of my own drains, it's really not that bad. I have 4 drains - 2 in the front and 2 in the back.


My doctor didn't put anything on my lower half, I go in on Wednesday so I assume then I get some type of compression wear. I can already tell that my belly button is beautiful!!! He was able to save my lower back tattoo, but it now comes all the way down to my crack LOL As for the 'long crack' situation - I need to wait for my body to stand upright before I can see what's going on back there.


Oliver washed my hair for me, I was able to sit on the shower chair and bend over so he could wash my hair. I use these too when I need to freshen up. I also caught a damn cold, so my nose is stuffy and it's adding to my numerous mental complaints, but I just keep reminding myself that I never ever have to do this again!


The kids are having a grand time going to waterparks and museums! They are coming home today and I'm a bit worried, I'm in a lot rougher conditioner than I thought I would be, but my MIL will stay until Oliver's off work all this week so that should help.


26 comments :

  1. You can see a big difference already!! Glad your surgery went well. Hope for a fast recovery

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  2. What happened to your thumb or why did it need to be wrapped?

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  3. What happened to your thumb or why did it need to be wrapped?

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  4. Been anxiously awaiting an update! Thought about you several times this weekend! Prayers for a speedy recovery!!

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  5. Wow already an amazing difference!

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  6. Such a huge difference already. Your results are going to be amazing!! Excited for you!

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  7. Oh my gosh! It looks amazing Meg!

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  8. I had the same procedure! Recovery is hell but totally worth it! Once you get the compression garment it helps support so that you don't feel like you are gonna rip open! Good luck you are on your way!

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  9. Wow, I was thinking you're a bit vain to even want this surgery. After seeing the before I totally get it. You worked so hard and that's a lot of extra skin. How crazy, you look so good in every outfit! :P

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  10. So happy for you!! Looking fabulous already :-} Erin (thismommywrites)

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  11. Wow! you look GREAT and just think it's only going to get better from here!!

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  12. You are so tiny!! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  13. OMG, the difference is AMAZING already!! Hope your recovery goes smoothly.

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  14. Wow, girl, instant results, you look FABULOUS! So glad it all went well!!!

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  15. Wow - you are a rock star for even being willing to blog because I'm sure you are feeling rough. I took care of a friend after her tummy tuck, and it was hard to watch her. So excited for you and your "new look!" You work so hard and deserve to feel good about your body . . . although you're beautiful even without the surgery! Prayers for continued success in recovery!

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  16. Wow! You look AMAZING! All your hard work is shining through!!! Hope you get better soon! My pelvis was broke in an auto accident (texting idiot...no me:) and it was amazing how if you stayed on top of your pain pills, it helped so much! That shower chair was the greatest! And I learned to shave my legs by taping my razor to a stick! haha

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    1. * not me texting...it was the idiot behind me....I hate autocorrect!

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  17. You look great! Not much bruising at all! Just make sure you walk hunched over until the doctor tells you to start standing straighter! What in the heck did you do to your thumb? Remember the more you move, the better you will feel.
    Stacy

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  18. Crazy results already! So excited for you! And scared for me! I'm sure I'll need something like this eventually. Ugh! If we only knew before what we were doing to ourselves. Hindsight, right??

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  19. Glad the surgery had no complications. Hope you have a speedy recovery

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  20. Wow! I'm so excited for you Meg! Please keep me posted!! Just curious what you weight was at time of surgery (not that that she freakin matters). I'm very interested in the procedure too!! Thanks for sharing! I just love you!!

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  21. Glad to hear you are happy with the results so far! Well wishes to you girl!

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  22. Oh I was getting worried!!! I'm so glad you're okay! Take it easy and heal up!!!

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  23. Glad to get an update, I've been curious how it went and how your recovery was going. Keep up the good work!

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  24. You look amaze balls! I hope you recover quickly.
    Quick q... What is the paint color you used on your bedroom wall? I'm looking for that exact same color for my girl boss room. :)

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