Sunday, October 15, 2017

Day 3 post-op tummy tuck

It has been 3 days since I had my tummy tuck with lipo. The doctor told my husband that he expects me to have a great result. Of course, looking at my tummy now, I have no clue what to expect. It is all bruised and the skin is tight to the touch. My scar runs hip to hip and I cannot stand up straight at this time. All of this is what I expected.

I'm on a lot of different medications (for pain and inflammation) and vitamins to help with healing so I am making up a daily time table to keep up with taking them all. I halved my pain meds this morning so I'm not so sleepy all the time now. The pain isn't the worse part, but the swelling is so I wear a compression binder for up to 6 weeks. Constipation is a problem at the moment, so I need to up my intake of stool softener to remedy that.

I go for my 1 week follow up appointment in a few days and am anxious to see what Dr. Reath has to say about my recovery so far. I don't know how he can look at my tummy now and predict anything, but he's been doing this for 30 years, so I have a lot of trust in him!

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