3-9-06 Got to Manhattan Ear Nose & Throat yesterday at 6am for a 730am surgery. Went into the operating room about 845 after being drawn all over and then woke up at 945 when they we wheeling me out. I was in recovery till about 12nn, no real pain, just nausea. I tried to leave in a wheel chair around 12nn, but, ended up vomiting all down my front (I have to remember that I MUST PULL THE TRIGGER AND VOMIT AFTER ANESTHESIA OR IM NO GOOD)....Ended up sleeping for another hr or so and was home at 3pm after a short cab ride 20 blks. Only taking Tylenol for pain. Last night, my left arm leaked fluid (from the lipo) and my right arm bleed from the incision. My best friend came over, and she’s like "you sure they didn’t make you an A/B cup?" I thought I looked awful flat and small. This morning, I headed over the 10 blks to his office and he re-wrapped my arms and took off my bra to show me "the twins", they are HIGH/THIGHT AND PERKY....and do look a lot more like C's under the BIG OLE "big girl" sports bra the hospital sent me home in. My compression garments will arrive tomorrow from homerecovery.com, just in time for me to bathe and smell/look presentable. Im already BORED OUT OF MY FRICKING MIND! But, as of this moment, as my mom is packing up to go home, I cannot even imagine how I will be able to bathe, wash my hair (let alone style it) and get dressed, I cannot even bend my arms to put on a coat let alone but on a top/sweater, etc.
*****SCAR UPDATE: for the arm lift, about 2-3 inches coming out of my arm pit and then down my arm about 2-3 inches, NOT EVEN a 1/3 of the way to my elbow. And for the twins, lollipop plus under the breast 9anchored)
Oh, and get this, my job, trying to be all sweet, sends me a delivery to my apt, whatever happened to flowers/plant or balloons....they sent me an ENORMOUS tray of cookies/cakes/brownies and muffins (the platter is the size of a 16" pizza).....OMG! They really don’t know me at all, but, then again, they never knew I was once 310+ lbs. So, if my mom (who is 113lbs by the way, doesn’t eat it all, Im dumping it in the trash or putting it outside for the homeless)!
3-10-06 Ok, so, its been 3 full days since the surgery. IM BORED OF MY FRICKING MIND! Its been a breeze, no pain, just soreness and the only real pain has been the agony/BS of finding compression garments that not only fit but don’t cost as much as AG Jeans. So, yesterday, I hang out all day at my apt waiting for a support bra (front close) and arm sleeves (which totaled 8 with in 2 day shipping) and when they show, SURPRISE, the arm garments don’t fit. And, when I call and inquire about doing a return/exchange, they have a re-stocking fee. So, I walk down to
and go to Fauk Surgical Supplies. They have a all in one support bra (front close) and arm sleeves....So, Im like SWEET! Well, I try one on in an XL, in white, and as soon as I get the thing on, my nipple starts bleeding and well, as the saying goes "you break it you buy it or you bleed on it, its yours"....so, as hes ringing me up, hes like that'll be 0 dollars. OMG! WTF! Well, I guess they way to look at it is Im staying in this weekend, no clubbing for me bc of the pain meds, so, Id easily blow 0 going out anyway! haha! Live and Learn!
3-20-06 This is what I’ve been wearing on my arms since the lift
....its NOT comfortable. What have others worn? Im 2 wks out and I also had a breast lift/reduction the same time, so, maybe its the combo of the arms and bra? Im back at work, went back immediately, but, the garments/clothes are irritating under the arm pit and when my arms rub the sides of my breasts. HELP!!!