Just how much have I lost?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

love my new stomach

Well I did it!  It has been two weeks since my tummy tuck and let me tell you I love my new belly.  I know you want pics so I will upload them as soon as I find the cord.  I am probably one of the only people in America who does not have a smart phone.  So I can't just take a pic and send it to my computer I still  need the cords to upload. 

The doctor weighed my fat roll and said it was 2.5 pounds more than he thought.  Even though he said it was only 2.5 pounds it looks like I lost 20.  Now I am still very swollen and you can't tell I had any fat sucked out of my thighs whatsoever, but just not having that belly roll makes  a ton of difference. 

Here are some things that I have found out since my tummy tuck.
1. do not sneeze.  even if you try and hold it in, and squeeze your stomach it hurts.
2. do not cough same issues as #1
3. try not to laugh
4. pooping hurts too.  I had to call on Jesus in the bathroom to get me through my first and second poop after surgery.  In case you didn't know, you use all your abdominal muscles to poop.
5. sleeping is not fun when you can't lay on your stomach or your side
6.  I can't stop looking at my scars and my new belly button. 

I can walk around now and drive although getting in and out of the car is painful.  I normally can stand or walk around the house for like an hour before I need to sit down on the couch and put my feet up.  I can only explain the pain as feeling as someone is trying to pull my stomach apart by holding on the skin.  It is just sore and a yanking pain. 

Today I got fitted for a compression garment.  As my 19 year old daughter said when she saw me in it, "you look like you are in the 1800's"  I do not like it.  The garment needs to be worn inside out so that none of the seems are on your new stomach and thighs or they will leave a permanent imprint on your body.  It is hot.  It is tight.  And I can't wear any underwear it either.  So basically I am in this tight thing with nothing out but my 'cooch', if you know what I mean.  It is a very weird, uncomfortable feeling.  I can't wear underwear again because they don't want any seams making a long lasting imprint on me.  Did I mention I don't like it?

They want me to wear it all day, then change into a different one at night.  I said, "Uh I sweat at night and there is no way I am sleeping in that with the amount of sweat that comes out of me nightly."  The nurse said I could do what I wanted but my healing would be faster if I slept in one.  Needless to say I will be sleeping in my cute pajamas that make me look very thin. 

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