Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Swell Hell

You know how new bandsters go through bandster hell? Well new tummy tuckers go through "swell hell"...and I am right smack dab in the middle of it. In the mornings I am great. Full of energy, have a nice flat tummy, and feel on top of the world. At some time during the afternoon I start to lose my mojo, feel tired, and look a few months pregnant. I know it is completely normal after a tummy tuck, but that doesn't make it any less annoying.

Today marks 1 month since my tummy tuck (if you go by weeks and not the date...4 weeks today). I feel so much better in my clothes. Even with the binder, my clothes fit so much better. I'm not sure how much longer I will have to wear the binder. I go back to the surgeon tomorrow. He said most of the time he wants patients to stay in it 6 weeks for 23 hours a day. I have followed that rule every single day. In fact, I don't really like having the binder off.


In unrelated tt news, it has been in the 80's here this week. I bought 3 new pair of flip flops over the weekend. I have been rockin the capri's and flip flops to work this week. Now that the piggies have been set free, they won't be contained again until at least October :) The Rockstar says I need an intervention for my flip flop addiction. I don't have room for all of my flip flops in one closet. They are spread out between two closets. Here is the unorganized mess of not even 1/4 of my flippy flops...

 
 
For those of you who have missed my duckface pics I will leave you with this...
 
Happy Tuesday Y'all!
 


14 comments:

♥ Drazil ♥ said...

I remember reading the forums and women HATED not wearing the binder. It makes you feel naked and not protected and tight and so helps with swelling.

~Miss Lorie~ said...

Love the duck face!

Swelling sounds like it sucks, but it will pass!

Only a few weeks until Summer vacay! Oh let us list the reasons to become a teacher.

Cheri said...

I was doing some reading about the recovery on tummy tucks and decided I am WAY TOO WUSSY for it!! I'm sorry you are having a hard time with it, and I KNOW how tough you are! I hope this stage goes quickly for you!

Your shoes are deeevine!

Z said...

even with a silly duckface you are gorgeous!!!

speck said...

One month already huh! That's great.

And what size shoe do you wear! I see several I need! lol

Love ya.

Sandra

Rachel said...

Sorry you're in hell... hope you get feeling better soon!

Chris P said...

Swelling does not sound fun! I hope it all calms down soon! Love your duck face picture! So Beautiful!

Sam said...

You do have a lot of flip flops :p and I also hope that the swelling gets better for you soon!

mdlapband said...

Pretty and sassy!!! I love those hot pink flips in the middle of that pic too!!!

Vanessa said...

Duck face Rocks!
So Jelly of your flip flop collection! - As soon as it hits 65 here I'll be flip flopin 90% of the time!

jennxaz said...

of course that is only the tip of your flip flop collection...lol! Missed the duckface and I would hate to take the binder off!

Kay S said...

I use one of those over the closet door shoe organizers for my flip flops. Now I just need like two or three more doors to hold them all :-)

Sarah Kopf said...

I'm coming over. We're sharing flip flops. The end.

:)

Sarah
www.thinfluenced.com

Connie O said...

Love the flip-flop collection! When you were a kid, did you call them thongs? We did, but that was before butt-floss underwear existed.

I bought an awesome pair of Yellow Box flip-flops, just because of you. But I have to wait for the snow to melt before I can wear them! I got these in gunmetal:
http://l4.zassets.com/images/z/2/2/5/6/2/2/2256225-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg

So sorry about Swell Hell. It sounds miserable.