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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Liposuction recovery day 1

Its been a little over 24 hours since I had liposuction (Writing this Saturday). I'm feeling better than I thought I would.
Everything went great, no problems at all. My Dr removed 9 lbs of fat!
In my consultation he had told me I had a lot in my stomach, so probably most of it was there. My stomach has always been my trouble spot, I've never been able to get rid of it, no matter how hard I tried!
 He also lipo'd my flanks (back fat), inner/outer thighs, and my hips.

My morning started at 6 a.m. We had to be there at 7:30. I had no problem waking up, I was so excited! No makeup or contacts...eeek!

I talked to the nurse, Dr, and anesthesiologist for a little bit, laid down on the table, and I was gone!
Next thing I know, I was in a wheelchair trying to open my eyes to see my nurse and Jeremy.
Jeremy said the first thing I said was "I'm so happy!" Haha!
 I was shaking real bad, I remember asking if the chair was vibrating. Not sure why I was shaking, maybe I was just cold.

They loaded me in the car and we headed home. I thought I would be real sleepy, but I wasn't. I took a short nap after awhile, but I felt really good.

I get to wear this thing for the next month! 24/7 for 2 weeks, then 12 hours a day for 2 weeks.
The blood is because the incisions in my thighs are bleeding quite a bit. One more than the other. If I stand for more than a couple minutes, it starts pouring out blood, even though it has a couple pieces of thick gauze pads on it. Which then causes me to almost pass out. It's a little scary! I wonder how can so much blood come out of this tiny hole! Jeremy said our bathroom looks like a crime scene after changing the dressings. I did text my Dr about it and he said it's normal. He said it's not only blood but also fluids. It should stop soon. All the other insicions are no longer bleeding.

My gf Charity, dropped off some goodies for me. She knows me well!

But, I gave them away. I am going to be very careful about not gaining weight back, and to keep losing the rest. (About 20 lbs) The good thing is, he removed the fat cells,  so fat can never go back to the same areas. But it can go to other areas and cause you to look very dis-proportioned. I do not want that!

 Jeremy fixed me some delicious chicken noodle soup. It was perfect.

Then I had a crazy craving for blueberry yogurt. And I still do.  I would rather have blueberry yogurt than anything else, even ice cream! I know, it's shocking. So one of my sweet sisters went to the store and bought me some. Oh happy day.
Other than that, I've only been eating saltine crackers. I can't take pain meds on an empty stomach.

I do have a massive bruise and swelling on both legs. But when I take this garment off, I can already see such a big difference! He said I won't see the final result for 3 to 6 months, because there's a lot of swelling and it takes a while for your body to settle into its new shape. But I can already tell a difference, especially in my stomach.

I walk around inside the house as often as I can, pretty much until my leg starts bleeding. I'm craving some kind of activity! I know that will help with the soreness as well.

 I'm not supposed to go back to work until Tuesday. Now I'm wishing I had taken the whole week off. Not because I'm in any pain, but to go from sitting to standing is very hard! My stomach is real sore and feels very heavy. But once I'm walking around, I feel fine, it's just that changing of positions.

I have to give a shout out to Jeremy. He has been so wonderful and taken such excellent care of me. He has supported me in this from the very beginning. There's no way I could've done this without him!

 I truly am so happy!  I'm so so glad I had liposuction. I haven't regretted it for a moment!



  1. Oh wow... all that blood oozing out. That would freak me out.
    Glad everything went smoothly though. I cant wait to see a picture of you in a sleek dress after youre all healed up. Show that body off girl!!!!
    High five to a good husband!!!

  2. I'm glad everything is going good. Yes that fluid drip is absolutely normal it will stop soon though!
    Your so smart to becarful about what you eat, yes I've seen a few cases where people come back in because they thought after it gave them free reign to eat as much as they want and lets just say I've seen a couple pretty funky looking legs comeback from return patients years later lol. But in a wsy it could be a great motivation to eat healthy. But your active and a runner I doubt you'll ever see that happening to you!!!
    Your so going to be thinking your hiking next to a blob in June lol. I'll have to use you as motivation for me yo get my butt in gear and get weightdropping soon!!!
    So happy for you and what an awesome husband you have!!!

  3. It sounds like recovery is off to a good start, but can you take more time off work? If you do go back tomorrow, hope it goes well.

  4. Wow! Will this affect your Grand Canyon trip or will you be all healed by then? If you start craving ice cream again, you could pop some of the blueberry yogurt containers in the freezer for a bit and there you go :) Glad you're recovering well and hope your return to work is uneventful and pain-free!

  5. Wow recovery sounds full on, but I am sure you will breeze through it especially given how fit you are! Glad you are feeling better about yourself already! Did you take before photos?

    1. I sure did! They're so embarrassing though! I'm sure I'll get brave enough one day to post them. Jess, are you on Instagram?

  6. I am so glad it is all working out how you wanted it to.

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  9. If a person having to much weight than i know it is nearly impossible for him/her to join gym, i know gym is good option for them but that's very hard working process and the results take time. on the other hand liposuction is another option; according to me the best advantage of this treatment is you dont need to weight for years to see the results, this is the main reason that i love this.
    thanks for sharing this post and your experience.

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