Six weeks post-op! (thigh lift, calf lift, and minor LBL revision)

Gwen M.
on 12/18/17 4:37 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Today is the day I should be able to exercise again. But it's not. Since I'm still healing. Bah humbug. I have begun to question the feasibility of running a half marathon in March, thankfully I don't need to make the decision to downgrade until March!

But I'm doing really well! My wound separations are looking very shallow now and only a few spots are still a little oozy.

I've been able to walk up and down stairs with no problems. I de-surgified the bathroom and the entire house except for the lift recliner I borrowed from a friend - I'm returning it to her on the 13th. I can drive, I can put on underwear and socks all by myself, I can even bandage and garment myself if necessary. I've been cooking and doing laundry too. Woo!

So pretty much, at this point, the only thing I can't do is exercise, and I'm okay with that. For the moment.

I do still have swelling and bruising, plus a bit of glue that refuses to fall off. The glue thing is normal for me, apparently - adhesives REALLY love me.

My previous surgery areas are still doing well too. Some days my arms feel uncomfortable and my abdomen still feels like I've always just finished a bunch of crunches, but those are very minor discomforts. I am SUPER thrilled with everything!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Cecily C.
on 12/18/17 6:01 pm, edited 12/18/17 10:01 am - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

So glad you're doing well! Adhesives love me too. Dermabond is supposed to fall off in roughly two weeks, mine lasts for 5-6...

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 166.2

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

Gwen M.
on 12/19/17 6:15 am
VSG on 03/13/14

It's ridiculous, isn't it? I still have tape residue on my thighs from various bandages that were taped to me in the first few days of recovery. ARGH.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Librarian67
on 12/22/17 4:24 am
RNY on 02/28/17

Gwen, congratulations on your wonderful progress. I am glad that things are healing well and that you are more mobile and independent again.

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

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