10 Oct 2008

I am definitely on the mend.  The worst has past.  It has been at least 48 hours since I have had the need for a pain killer, which is great considering I was getting a bit concerned how I would deal when I ran out!!!!

Yesterday was day 9, and I got my stitches out, which was really no big deal.  A quick snip and they were out.  It took me longer to drive to the office than the actual removal.  The big news of the day yesterday was that I could actually put on my own jeans again.  I can’t begin to tell you what a relief that was.  It was very disconcerting to have liposuction and then to feel bigger than I did before the procedure.  I knew reasonably it was just a matter of time, but still it was hard to swallow.  The swelling has come down substantially, but my end result is still a bit out of reach.  I am starting to get a hint though. My tummy looks flatter and I can see my love handles definitely look better, but I have to be honest, I’m hoping for more than better.  Dr. O’Grady said it could be up to 4 weeks before I get a true indication of my end point.  Now that I am not in pain and my clothes fit again, I feel I am better prepared to be patient.  After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

I’m still a bit sore, but more to the touch than during movement.  I have been working at full speed, and I haven’t felt like I needed to take a break or that I was over doing it.  So I guess in hind sight, the really painful days were 5-6.

Yesterday was Yom Kippur.  For those of you who don’t know, this is a holy day for Jewish people.  It is the day of Repentance and Jewish people all over the world fast for 24 hours and go to shul (our version of church) and pray.  We are Jewish.  Now don’t get me wrong, we are far from religious, but we do respect the high holidays.  My husband and daughter went to Shul yesterday morning as usual, but I didn’t go.  To be honest with you I didn’t think I would be able to fit into my dress pants (due to the swelling).  I should have tried them on, because it was early in the day when I had realized how much the swelling had come down. Oh well, what can you do???  I went back at night time for the prayers before breaking of the fast.  I kind of felt bad, but what to do?

Most of the drama is pretty over.  I am still wearing the compression garment 24 hours a day as instructed, but today I wore spanks (which the doctor said was fine) they are far more comfortable.  So that was another step in the right direction.  I am so happy to be day 10 and the worst behind me.  From here it should get better by the day.  I will update less frequently.  Mostly as changes occur.  I am still working on photo’s so stay tuned.

Till next time. xoxoxo

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