debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
5 weeks post op - ran 3 miles tonight! -  Life is good!!  I am 5 weeks post op yesterday. I had breast lift and brachioplasty.  Had a little set back at week 2 when I had a MRSA infection.  Thankfully antibiotics kicked t...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Do they combine inner/outer thigh and but lift in - Does anyone know this or has anyone had this done?  I really only have money and mental energy for just one more surgery.  If they could do all this safely in one surgery I would b...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
25 days post op Brachioplasty/BL - Surgery went great.  Only took a couple of the pain meds after getting home.  By 2 weeks I was feeling awesome and except for range of motion and some soreness, pretty much back to...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
please help me, depressed about infections -  I have 2 infections that my husband has to drain and pack.  Started Bactrim on Friday and this afternoon it will be 48 hours which I thought I heard from someone that this was the...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
the other shoe might have just dropped -worried - I have  had such an excellent recovery that I have felt like it was too good to be true.  Yesterday though my right arm felt very tender and more swollen than the other.  Today it ...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
12 days post op BL/Brachioplasty (last post) -  Morning y'all, I am doing freaking awesome!!  I just can't believe how well I'm doing.  I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop so to speak but it hasn't.  I know many of you ha...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
posted pics -  The breast/arm pics are up.  They are pretty crude/rough.  I will take better ones in the next week or so I promise but hopefully you can see how wonderful it is going to be once ...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
lymphatic massage yesterday = 4 lbs gone today -  OKay I answered my own question from yesterday.  Yes lymphatic massage really works and my fluid is reduced greatly today and my shape looks better around the girls.  I will be do...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
recovery from plastic is perfect time for face pee -  I have a friend who is a face plastic surgeon and blessed me with a gift of a face peel during my recovery.  A face peel is something that you don't really want to be seen for abo...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
6 days post op - lymphatic massage - Had my follow up today with doc.  He was so proud of his work.  Just grinning from ear to ear.  The staff couldn't believe how great I am doing.  I even got the okay to drive to my...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
please answer another swelling question -  I can't remember, how long does it take for the majority of the fluid weight to leave?  I know we have swelling for a few months but when does the major stuff leave.  In other wor...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
day 4 post op upper body lift/arms & girls - Today was the first day to take off the compression and get a shower.  It felt so good.  My incisions look pretty scary.  They go from armpit down to my hips and then to my inner e...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
day 2 -  10 hour surgery on Wed.  Fighting depression a bit today but expected because of all the drugs.  Taking colace and miralax like crazy but nothing happening there yet.  compression...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
I think I'm going to look great!!!! -  My arms are so tiny!  Even swollen as bad as they are.  The girls look awesome even if I do say so myslf.  Surgery was supposed to be 7 hours but ended up 10.  They all commented ...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Home from BL/Brachioplasty -  All went well.  Under anesthesia for 10 hours but doc pleased with work.  Drains already out.  Home now.  Post details later.   Amy

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
6 mile run, 100 mile bike ride, guess I'm ready!! -  Wednesday is my big day for the lift and bracioplasty.  Yesterday I ran 6.24 miles and today I did a century ride on the bike.  Just trying to get it all out of my system since I ...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Iron normal!!! Arms and Lift next Wed!! - My labs look much improved and I'm ready for surgery now!!  Now I'm shifting from excitement to nervousness about the recovery...just like we all do!  LOL  Just worried about h...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Nov 2nd might be my day!!! - I had new lab work drawn today and if it comes back that my iron is normal, I will be getting my upper body lift next Wednesday!!  Whoop whoop!!!!   I won't find out about the lab ...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
surery cancelled and getting iron infusions - I had my first iron infusion yesterday have have 4 more scheduled over the next 10 days.  After that they take my blood and determine if my level is normal and ready for surgery. I...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Anyone have low iron right before surgery?!!! - I just got a call from my pre-op blood work that my iron is low.  They want me to get a RX from my Dr. office.   Should I be worried?  Anyone else had this happen?  Surgery is next...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
pre op today /arms & girls next Wednesday! - I can't believe my pre op is today!  This is really real.  Brachioplasty and breast lift will be next Wednesday,  I have been checking this board almost daily and have learned so m...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
anyone have mastopexy and brachioplasty at same ti - Oct 5th I am having breast lift and batwings.  I will have a seam going elbow to armpit and armpit down the side.  I'm curious if you had this done how many weeks was the swelling ...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
was swelling with LBL or upper body worse? - Just trying to prepare myself mentally.  I had the lower body lift last october and had swelling for 6 months.  I am scheduled for upper body this october...arms and the girls.  Fo...

debtfree posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
round 2: upper body lift - need advice - This board has been so valuable to me!!  You all helped me so much going through my LBL last year.  I can't believe in 3 months I have my next surgery.  I am doing arms and getting...

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