Brachio one week post op- help
To those of u who have been here.....
What is happening?
What can I do to make it stop so I can sleep?
Is this normal?
What have I done? Did I do something I shouldn't have?
Thanks for sharing ur experience. I've been okay until tonigt!
on 7/14/11 5:41 pm - United Arab Emirates
I do feel so much better and supported when I am wearing compression sleeves - they give me arms much more support than bandages.
Hope someone can help more with the burning issue and that you feel better soon.
By day 10 I was ready to go back to work. Please call your doctor!!
Laura in Texas
53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."
I took Vicodan at night so I could sleep.
Just wanted to send you healing thoughts and prayers...Bless you sweetheart, I pray for the burning to subside quickly.!!
I haven't had this surgery, but I have experienced the ntense burning in my tummy...It is very painful, but Thank you, Jesus, it has just about gone completely away...I will keep you in my prayers for the burning to leave..
Thanks everyone. One day at a time and I probably need to take it a little slower!
I had ACE wraps for first month and then just at night. I wear silicone strips on arm incisions to minimize scars currently.
Armpits were the worst for me. If I would "reach - up, forward, back", try to put anything on or off over my head - then I would have burning.
Tylenol was all I used since the first week.
I did "pop" a couple places open in armpits and I had to keep skin from touching skin or it really burned. I would fold a 4x4 gauze or ladies hankie, or button up from PJ top and tuck into armpit while I was sitting to keep the skin from touchng skin.
Hope you find relief. Keep hydrated - it helps swelling.
I hope your arm pain has stopped. I'm going to try to attend this months support group meeting. Do you think you'll be up to it? If you need anything, send me a pm, I can't live that far away! You are going to look marvelous!
~Believe in Yourself~