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A Tale of Two Arm Lifts (rs & ms.sss)



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All packed: button front top, joggers, zippered hoodie, underwear, sports bra, socks, crocs, toiletries, lip balm, gum, biotene throat spray, laptop, chargers, headphones, electrical power bar, hugging pillow, Protein Powder, beef Jerky.
Tomorrow’s clothes laid out to wear.
Alarm set for 5:30 am.
Surprisingly calm.
Will try to check back in here whenever I get the chance [emoji4]

Good luck!!!!!!! So happy and excited for you!![emoji322][emoji253][emoji175]

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All packed: button front top, joggers, zippered hoodie, underwear, sports bra, socks, crocs, toiletries, lip balm, gum, biotene throat spray, laptop, chargers, headphones, electrical power bar, hugging pillow, Protein Powder, beef Jerky.< br> Tomorrow’s clothes laid out to wear.
Alarm set for 5:30 am.
Surprisingly calm.
Will try to check back in here whenever I get the chance [emoji4]
So exciting[emoji2]

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@ms.sss Good luck, keeping you in my prayers for a quick and easy surgery and recovery

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@ms.sss Hope your surgery goes well and quickly and you pop-up ready to tear up the town!!!! ((hugs)) Prayers for healing!

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18 hours ago, rs said:

My stats:

5 ft 6.5 in. Sleeved Aug 2018. In maintenance about 4 months, at ~145 lbs.

Had an extended arm lift (brachioplasty) yesterday 12/16. Incision is from elbow through the arm pit area and down to about the bottom of my bra line which should also help with the side boob excess skin. Cost is $9600. Includes everything - surgeon, anaesthesiologist, facility, etc etc

I'm wearing a compression garment that's sorta like a really tight crop top with long sleeves. I also have two drains which I have to empty 1-2 times a day and log the amount. The doctor will remove the drains at my one week post op appointment. Between the tight garment, the drains, and general incision pain, I'm pretty uncomfortable. I'm taking the pain meds as often as prescribed which is helping though.

The Dr said he removed a lot of skin (nurse said almost 1 lb!) and that I'm going to be very happy with the outcome. I really like him. You can tell he really likes his job. He gets excited talking about it. And he's confident in what he knows because he's been doing it a long time.

Ok, I'm going to lie back down now. Will check in again later today and post some pics.

So glad you're doing well!!! Congrats on your surgery!!!

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All done and drugged up.

Cant stay awake for longer than 15 minutes mins.

Cant stay asleep for longer than 10 mins.

Weird.

Surprisingly feeling well-rested despite the weird sleep cycle thing. ZERO pain (thanks drugs).

So much to say, but too tired to post it.

Maybe later ❤️

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2 full days post arm lift for me. Surprisingly no need for pain meds today at all. Compression garment is still so uncomfortable. Unhooked it for awhile yesterday evening but we had a heck of a time getting it hooked back up. Had to pull the sleeves up just a bit because they had slipped while being unhooked, which caused pain over the incisions even though we were going really slow and careful. I cried. My pain tolerance is very low. I haven't taken this garment off since then. Holding off showering until the night before my follow up appointment. I just can't bear the pain of taking this thing completely off and putting it completely back on. Drain tubes are weird but not too bothersome. My husband empties them and logs them for me about 1-2 times a day. Haven't had any issues going to the bathroom, and pulling down/up my pants and wiping which kinda surprised me. Well that's my update for today!

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All done and drugged up.
Cant stay awake for longer than 15 minutes mins.
Cant stay asleep for longer than 10 mins.
Weird.
Surprisingly feeling well-rested despite the weird sleep cycle thing. ZERO pain (thanks drugs).
So much to say, but too tired to post it.
Maybe later [emoji173]️


Congratulations ms.sss!!!

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2 full days post arm lift for me. Surprisingly no need for pain meds today at all. Compression garment is still so uncomfortable. Unhooked it for awhile yesterday evening but we had a heck of a time getting it hooked back up. Had to pull the sleeves up just a bit because they had slipped while being unhooked, which caused pain over the incisions even though we were going really slow and careful. I cried. My pain tolerance is very low. I haven't taken this garment off since then. Holding off showering until the night before my follow up appointment. I just can't bear the pain of taking this thing completely off and putting it completely back on. Drain tubes are weird but not too bothersome. My husband empties them and logs them for me about 1-2 times a day. Haven't had any issues going to the bathroom, and pulling down/up my pants and wiping which kinda surprised me. Well that's my update for today!
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@ms.sss Yay!!! Congrats woman! So excited for you and so excited to see your journey!

@rs (not linking. :( ) Yay!!! Congrats to you too!! Wiping your butt without pain is HUGE!!!! 🍾

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@rs So sorry to hear about the garment pain! That sounds awful 😭

I had a realization last night that I went off the pain meds too soon. I could have saved myself some misery if I had stayed on them and slept off some of the pain. Just a thought, no need to suffer if you don't have to. :)

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