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3 hours ago, summerset said:

Can you stand really upright already, btw? ;)

No not yet im still hunched over

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Just now, GreenTealael said:

Your back looks phenomenal ❤

Thanks. ❤️

Maybe I should look at my back more often. Ah, gotta keep a sense of humor here... 😂

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59 minutes ago, summerset said:

Thanks. ❤️

Maybe I should look at my back more often. Ah, gotta keep a sense of humor here... 😂

😅😅😅

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3 hours ago, summerset said:

Wishing you a speedy recovery here.

Thank you-!

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Day 3 update:

First lymphatic massage helped alot. I was really swollen until this happened. Still swollen but much better

PG Pic 😳

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On 1/5/2020 at 3:08 AM, GreenTealael said:

Yay congrats in upcoming transformations.

I'm currently learning too by reading the experiences of the true plastics VETS and newbies that came before me. Their stories have been invaluable and provided me with the courage to actually go through with it. So thanks EVERY ONE who shares to these forums... I appreciate it immensely

(BTW I am no expert i just happen to have the most things come up... So weird 😳)

P.S I didn't even consider that i would need new clothes until you mentioned it 😔 Oh Gosh...

Not that people on here view themselves as experts, its just real life experiences that the Dr. & Bariatric team can't prepare you for. This information is best from real life bariatric patients, because if it weren't for this forum I wouldn't be having this procedure either truthfully. Today, I have battled myself and I don't know why, I contribute it to nerves. Then I look at your stories and many ppl on here & I know that I have got this. So, go buy those new clothes in due time and happy reading.

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OMG!!! Happy healing. Why Miami if I may ask. Yeh I can not do pics though my PS has them in gallery...

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2 hours ago, Stella S said:

OMG!!! Happy healing. Why Miami if I may ask. Yeh I can not do pics though my PS has them in gallery...

Price and aesthetics... I wanted a south beach body😍

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Posted (edited)

Day 5 update:

Second lymphatic massage yesterday and it also helped. I wake up really swollen so i got a heating pad to help. Followed up with my amazing surgeon yesterday and we discussed follow ups, complication signs, how to care for my new belly button and incisions.

I also purchased my Colombian Faja (compression garments) yesterday and discuss low salt diet to reduce swelling/bloating with the shop owner.

No weight taken, and removed skin was not weighed either but OR pictures were given to me 😳

I slept in a bed last night and getting in and out alone was a bit of a struggle, but not on pain meds today... Maybe before bed

ON MY WAY HOME ❤

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1+ week post plastics update:

My flight home made swelling skyrocket 😳😅. Luckily I was forewarned this would be an issue❤

My legs (thighs) were so puffy for the last 2 days that they rubbed again. So I slept with my legs extremely elevated and took a diuretic and it helped A LOT. I was 164 lbs yesterday and now 156 lbs this morning. Yeah.

I cannot find a lymphatic massage therapist in my immediate area so I am going to do it myself with includes me buying the machine from Amazon 😍.

I actually could tell the difference in my swelling, posture and stiffness before and after the massage so I need to do these.

I'm super glad I had 3 sessions (really 2: 1 regular and 1 extended) and asked a ton of questions. Also the therapist showed me how everything worked and explained the process thoroughly.

I'm still wearing the compression socks along withq Abdominal binder all day & night. I am only taking a few breaks between to readjust but sadly I'm far too swollen to even attempt the Faja yet (and I did attempt it 😔)

All of my pain is still in the abdominal area. Nothing, absolutely nothing from my breast. But can feel sensation on the left more than the right breast (but both nipples seem to be working still ❤)

I can go with no pain meds or just Tylenol during the day and sometimes, something stronger at night.

Doing pretty well 💚

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Congratulationssss!!! You look amazing! ❤️

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2 hours ago, MarvelGirl25 said:

Congratulationssss!!! You look amazing! ❤️

Thank you!!!!

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