Well, I’m almost through my first day post abdominoplasty surgery. My husband was home with me all day and we hung out. 🙂
My biggest trouble through the night was staying comfortable in the recliner with regards to my tailbone. Ever since I lost weight if I’m slouching on the couch my tailbone will hurt. I’m also not able to do sit-ups correctly because of my tailbone. My husband said he always noticed it was “high”. I’ve never asked the doctor because I just work around it. But….needless to say I have to adjust my seating when I’m reclined or I get really sore in that area.
I slept pretty well through the night and finally woke up at 5:30 realizing I was in pain. It wasn’t unbearable, but definitely pain. I took one Vicodin and realized by the next dosing I needed to take two. I remember the doctor saying to stay ahead of the pain and now I know why. 🙂 The good thing about feeling the pain for a bit was it reminded me that I indeed have been cut and need to be careful.
I have compression socks on and they itch periodically. I think they come off at my follow up appointment tomorrow. Only this afternoon did I begin to feel itchy just under the binder. I was instructed not to take off the binder until the follow up tomorrow, so I’m hoping then to be able to see my incisions and my new belly button.
While I did show you how I look wrapped up I probably won’t be showing the incisions. Sorry. As I told my doctor, that’s an area only my doctors and husband will ever see. 🙂 I took some “before” pictures in somewhat tight clothing so I’ll have some comparisons to show you later. I can already see a major difference in my abdomen.
Today I slept off and on, ate and drank, texted for a bit and have relaxed pretty well. Every time I get up to use the restroom I go for a short walk through my downstairs. It feels good to move and I know it’s good for blood circulation as well.
So, that’s about it for today. I’m sore, but nothing more than I expected and that is good. Things are going fairly smoothly and I’m grateful.