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2 hours ago, ChubRub said:

Had a great first night. Peed my brains out from all of the IV fluids which got in the way of sleeping (I was in the bathroom every 90 minutes or so). Pain is still well controlled!! When I'm sitting in my recliner it's a Zero, and if I'm moving around, going to the bathroom, etc, it's about a 2. I can tell when I'm due for my pain meds though, as the pain will slightly increase about 30 minutes before my next dose.

I had my pre-op visit this morning. Everything is looking great. Some obvious swelling (esp my boobs), but even with the swelling, I'm thrilled with everything!!

I go back on Friday to get dressings removed and they will apply the surgical tape at that time. For now, instructions are to stay in my recliner and use my compression machine. Then tomorrow I can start moving around more and take a shower.

So far, everything is great!!!

Fantastic!!!!

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What is a compression machine? Was it provided or did you rent it? Inquiring minds want to know! :)

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So happy everything is going well for you! Looking forward to following your recovery. Did you get the Exparel shot?

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1 hour ago, kellym1220 said:

What is a compression machine? Was it provided or did you rent it? Inquiring minds want to know! :)

It's a leg compression machine to prevent blood clots. Like the kind they put on you in the hospital after surgery. My surgeon loans them to her patients to use for the first week after surgery.

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34 minutes ago, VSG_Barbie said:

So happy everything is going well for you! Looking forward to following your recovery. Did you get the Exparel shot?

Thanks so much! No, I didn't get the Exparel shot. My surgeon doesn't offer it, but it seems like I didn't need it anyway. Hoping I'm not jinxing myself, but I seriously feel great!!! Fingers crossed that I continue to feel this way!!

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On 01/13/2021 at 15:20, kellym1220 said:



What is a compression machine? Was it provided or did you rent it? Inquiring minds want to know! :)


You can order one off of Amazon. That’s where I got mine for my surgery. It was like $80. Research them out of course. I’m sure there are some crappy ones. The one I got is a rechargeable one bc I needed it to drive bk 4 hours home.

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My surgeon provides a set of the rechargeable Circul-8 compressions devices.

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2DPO!

I slept so great last night! Only up twice for the bathroom, and other than that, slept through the night until 8am (which is late for me)! The pain meds are still doing their thing, and my pain level remains at Zero as long as I'm sitting. Goes up to a 1 or 2 if I need to shift around or am going to the bathroom. I'm still pleasantly surprised at how great I feel!

Looking forward to my shower tonight, and while I'm in the shower, hubby will wash my garments. Also looking forward to getting another peek at my new body before I get in the shower!!

Hope everyone is having a great day!!!

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Mini Update!

I just took a shower and it feels so good to be clean!! I also weighed myself just for fun, and was 118 which is 1lb higher than pre op. I know I'm full of fluids, but also that they removed some skin, so will be fun to see what the final tally is!

Still feeling good pain wise too!

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3DPO!

Had another post op visit this morning. dressings were removed, and they put tape on my boobs. My tummy incisions are uncovered, and I've been instructed to put antibiotic cream on the incisions 2x/day. I am to continue use of the compression machine over the weekend, and then I go back to the office again on Monday to check my drains.

I still feel great! Only pain now is back pain from being hunched over. It's fine when I'm sitting, but my back starts burning when I'm standing or walking. So I mostly sit!!

Hope everyone is having a Happy Friday!!

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4DPO!

Still feeling great as far as pain is concerned. Switched from pain meds to Tylenol yesterday. I have a lot of fatigue (similar to how I felt after WLS). Took 2 naps yesterday, and 2 naps today (so far)! Was planning on showering today, but napped instead. I have promised myself that I would find the energy to shower tomorrow!

Still in my recliner with my compression booties. Can't wait to be able to sleep on my side someday soon!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!! 🙂

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On 01/16/2021 at 19:39, ChubRub said:



4DPO!




Still feeling great as far as pain is concerned. Switched from pain meds to Tylenol yesterday. I have a lot of fatigue (similar to how I felt after WLS). Took 2 naps yesterday, and 2 naps today (so far)! Was planning on showering today, but napped instead. I have promised myself that I would find the energy to shower tomorrow!




Still in my recliner with my compression booties. Can't wait to be able to sleep on my side someday soon!




Hope everyone is having a great weekend!! 🙂


I’m really feeling the fatigue too. I had my first shower today. It felt amazing, but I needed a nap afterwards!

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I can't wait to see the after photos! Your recovery is going great! Prayers for continued complication free, speedy recovery!

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5DPO!

Still lots of fatigue and naps but I managed to take a shower which felt great! Snapped some pics too!

I’m still bruised and swollen but am loving the results so far!!

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