Monday, March 25, 2013

It's the little things people :)

Good morning my little bloggy peeps :)

Today is 6 days post op from my tummy tuck. I am feeling really good. No real pain to speak of, but my back kinda hurts from having to always sleep on it. I went for my first post op appointment on Friday. He removed the nonworking pain pump. I had already detached the pain pump itself, but I had two wire looking things coming out of my body that had to be pulled out. He said everything looked as it should and to come back Wednesday to see about removing the drains.

The fluid retention/swelling with this surgery is no joke. The doctor said he removed 7.8 pounds between the tt and lipo, yet I weighed 10 pounds heavier. I am the only person I know who can have 8 pounds cut off their body and gain 10 pounds at the same time. I know I haven't really gained 10 pounds...I didn't even eat a bite for the first two days...but that means I am carrying around 18 pounds of fluid....yikes! I actually think I have lost some of that since Friday. My drains have been emptied several times a day and I have been peeing like a crazy woman on a Lasix drip. I may weigh myself today when The Rockstar bathes me and changes the bandages.


I am totally tired of this laying around crap. It gets old really fast. But I have to tell ya...it has been the little things that have kept me happy. The Rockstar has made sure that my cup is filled and I have everything I need right beside me....like Cadburry Mini Eggs....

 
 
The fab Adorkbl sent me this cup a while ago :)
 
 
I have also only been wearing my favorite socks...
 
 
 
 
 
 
My recliner sits right beside a window. When I woke up this morning it was snowing!!!! Normally I would be all kinds of pissed off if it was snowing on my spring break. But.....since I have to be laid up and can't go outside any way, then I am thrilled to see a little snow...
 
 
 
 
And through all of this, I have had the cutest little nurse supervising all of my care...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I hope everyone is having a great Monday!!!! Toodles :)
 


 


14 comments:

vickyd said...

I know what you mean about the swelling after plastics...here's what worked for me - drink lots of lemon water and eat pineapple. Trust me, it really helps. :)

Glad you're not in pain any longer...

vickyd said...

I know what you mean about the swelling after plastics...here's what worked for me - drink lots of lemon water and eat pineapple. Trust me, it really helps. :)

Glad you're not in pain any longer...

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

Wow! I am so glad it went well and that you already feel the swelling going down. Hang in there and take care...so exciting!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Can't wait to see some pics. I hope you continue to feel better!

Mari said...

Glad you're recovering well lovely! xxx

jennxaz said...

Socks...thats crazy talk from you! but they are cute!

Terrie said...

How long does the doctor think you will be down? When do you go back to work? Will you have to wear a compression garment?

Sorry for all the questions, I really want a mini tt.

Jen said...

I thought the same thing about the socks as Jenn!!!
Glad to hear you are recovering well and hope you feel better and better each day!!
Can't wait to see pics!
take care of yourself!
xo,js

Anna said...

So glad your recovery is going smoothly, my little band twin! :)

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

That is some crazy swelling - yikes! I'm glad to hear that recovery is going well though and I can't wait to see some AFTER pics!

Rachel said...

Hope your recovery is swift!

Mon said...

Sounds like you're doing pretty well--I can't wait to see pics! I know what you mean, if I'm stuck at home anyway I LOVE to see snow outside. So pretty :)

Cheri said...

You sound good - like "you" again. :-) I hope you are feeling well enough to actually enjoy some of your Spring Break, too. xoxo

Cat said...

So excited to hear your feeling better love bug. Cutest sox EVAH!! And Miss Harleigh is probably lovin having you home with her!! /hugs you