Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Post-op Update

I went to the surgeon this morning for my 2 week post op appointment (13 days to be precise).  I found out the following news:
  • Bed - I can leave that darn chair and sleep in my bed.  This was the #1 news of the day.  I'm a little concerned about how I'm going to comfortably transition to sleeping in bed, but I bet it can't be any worse than the chair. 
  • Mobility - I have full mobility of my arms now.  In fact, he asked that I put my arms straight up in the air for 5 minutes 3x per day.  The best part of the news is that I will be able to wash my own hair. 
  • Exercise - this is still a no go.  Maybe next week?
  • Allergy shots - he cleared me for shots today which is really good because I was going on over a month and I usually get them every two weeks.  I definitely don't want to get sick!  I went straight to my allergist and got them, so now I'm back on track there.
  • Wraps & Staples - he said that he wants to keep the staples in and the wraps on for another week.  He said that I need to move my arms around a lot to help with my breasts, but that the staples will keep the incisions from pulling.  I'm okay with that.  I don't love the pain from the staples, but I was more worried that it was doing harm.  Now that I know it is okay, I can handle another week.  He said that next week he will add a bandeau over the bra.
  • Bra - I have purchased 3 bras in the last week or so to try to switch out when I'm washing the surgical bra, but they just aren't comfortable.  They sold me another surgical bra and I totally wish I would have done that up front.  The difference is night and day!
I think that is everything.  Basically I'm just waiting to be able to lose the wraps and start working out!!

After my appointment I went to the parking garage and as I got closer to my car, it sounded like it was running.  When I got up to it...it WAS running!!  Poor Skittle.  I have push button start and rarely take my keys out of my purse.  I guess in my excitement to get to my appointment I locked the car, but I didn't turn it off!  I had the keys in my purse so I'm surprised it ran without them.  I think if someone would have tried to drive it, it wouldn't have gone anywhere.  I'm glad that the appointment wasn't long and that it doesn't burn much gas!  Oopsie!

On Olympic news, the ticket distributor has suspended event sales in order to assign the tickets already purchased.  Tomorrow they will release the remaining tickets.  I don't have a lot of anticipation that I will get anything more, but I'm going to check for Swimming Finals & Cycling tickets for me & SIL and single tickets for me for athletics, diving and sync swimming.  If I get something, great!  If not, no big deal.

I really controlled my calories and food intake yesterday so I'm feeling better and not quite so bloated today.  I was 1.4 pounds less this morning, so that's positive.  I would really like to lose another 5 pounds over the next week, but I'm not sure if I can do that or not.  One day at a time. 

We are going out for our monthly girls dinner tonight and I've already picked out a healthy plate.  One day at a time.  :-)



Catherine55 said...

So glad you are doing well! Congratulations on your surgery -- can't wait to see photos! :)

Barbara said...

So glad you are feeling better.

o.c. bandster said...

glad you are on the mend. Your doctor is smart not to let you exercise yet.....you are hard core and probably wouldn't even know "light exercise" if he realeased you to that level. You will be back in NO TIME.

Amy W. said...

Okay seriously, apparently I havent read blogs in about 8 years...when I first clicked on your blog and saw you had surgery I thought...WAAAAAAHT? She had the band removed? NOOOOOO! So then I figured out it was boobies and arms, but then I went back posts and posts...where did you post about your decision. I have so many questions about the boobs. You know I hate my little deflated sacs. Were you always going to get the lift AND the boobies, or did you just want the lift at first? What size did you pick? Did you take pictures? Holy hell.

And I feel you about not working out. I would be so scared of losing muscle that I have worked so hard for. Would have it been an easier recovery if you had just done boobs and not arms?

So many questions. I will pay better attention!

Kristin50 said...

So glad that things are going well and you are healing!!

Liz said...

Yay for bed and lifting arms! Boo for no exercise :(

Stacey said...

I have totally done the same thing with my car. Or I get out of sequence and keep turning the car off instead of putting it in reverse!

And YAY for bedtime!!! Good Luck! Maybe try using pillows to prop up some?

Justine said...

Great news about the bed!

Glad you are on the mend; look forward to seeing photos (or possibly even seeing the real thing in London in August!!)