Post Surgery Depression - Raw & Real
Recovery Goes On Despite Covid
I think I look pretty fantastic - a two stage mummy makeover experience part 7
Hello new me - a two stage mummy makeover experience part 6
Say hello to my new belly button 👋🏻😉😂 and goodbye to my 11 year old hernia.
I found that from days 1-10 my body just naturally got a little straighter each day without any extra effort. I was amazed & thought this is pretty easy. Little did I know that the last part of straightening does not happen on its own & it does require quite a bit of effort 🙄😬 The final stretch feels scary because oh my goodness am I so tight from my groin up to my bra strap
As I have super crazy sensitive skin, like I mean next level annoyingly sensitive skin. I ended up with my skin fusing to the tape which also peeled off at removal leaving a sore carpet burn like graze & an itchy rash that lasted for 5 months first time around.
You probably all noticed that I don’t have the taupe steri strips covering my glue & mesh tape like everyone else. I totally forgot to talk about it.
Nurse Kat & Office Manager Katie became my advocates for doing something different this time around which has been really good but if I were to do stage 1 all over again, I wouldn’t actually change a thing.
Stage two begins - a two stage mummy makeover experience part 5
I am finally here, all drawn up & ready to go. No more planning or waiting.
Waking up from anesthesia went even better than last time. I came out so gentle, like I’d just had the best sleep of my life, no aches, pains or sore throat & absolutely no nausea.
I’m not going to lie but the first 18 - 20 hours were rough & there were a few moments where I thought what the hell have you done to yourself.
Getting up for the first time was a bit scary & most of it wasn’t painful except for the part where you use you’re legs as a lever to sit up, ouch!
The only struggle I did have was with my left drain. It decided it didn’t want to stay in & all day it very slowly started to slide out.
I was really looking forward to seeing my husband & going home to my boys as I wasn’t able to have them visit due to Covid-19 restrictions. Little did I know that home was going to be so hard & all I would want is to go back to hospital!
I cried quite a lot this afternoon. I originally had planned for my husband to stay home for 3 weeks off work to help me & take care of our boys & only do a little work while I rested & the boys were at school. Instead I came home to chaos.
Dr M is a genius - a two stage mummy makeover experience part 4
Recovery has been quite easy up until this point as my husband has been doing everything but he returns back to work tomorrow so it’s back up to me to wrangle our 3 boys 😬
Survived my first week without help.
Dr M had a massive task to make me even & more so as I didn’t want implants. Amazingly he was able to get the projection, drop & nipple positioning symmetrical but what he can’t change is that my larger breast is wider on my chest wall than the other resulting in a longer scar & a slightly wider breast.
12 Week Mark! 🎉🤩😍 It was a roller coaster of emotions. I didn’t realise the emotional impact this was all going to have on me.
Dr M is a Genius 🙌🏻
Is this actually me? - a two stage mummy makeover experience part 3
I couldn’t believe it was all done. Amazing! 😍
Coming out of anaesthesia was pretty good.
First night is always the toughest.
My hospital stay was a bit rough & the food they gave me was full of ingredients that I couldn’t eat. The nurses were awesome but I was keen to get home.
Beginning the new me - a two stage mummy makeover experience part 2
I absolutely loved meeting the man himself. I had done so much research that I didn’t really have many questions but it was awesome to finally see him & go over it all.
Always listen to Dr M! He knows best.
I was so ready for today. I had well & truly had enough of waiting & preparing. My body was shaking all over from anticipation, excitement & anxiety.
Bring it on!