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You guys, when they warned me that it would be a rough recovery, I truly didn’t think it could be that bad -especially considering I’ve had 3 c-sections. But what I didn’t think about was that after the c-sections, I had a brand new baby to distract me from the pain and discomfort…. right now… I’m just confined to a chair.
I went in for a checkup on Friday (one week after the tummy tuck) and they told me I was looking amazing & healing up nicely.
They didn’t pull my drain tube out yet but I’m okay with that – I wouldn’t want fluid build up to happen.
It’s been a roller coaster ride though.
Some days I’m happy, some days I’m crying from the pain & frustration & some days I’m crying just because I want to feel normal again.
Some days I get excited when I see what I’m looking like and others I get down again because I’m so swollen and scabbed up here and there that it’s just depressing.
It’s a constant back & forth.
Today for example is going smoothly so far.
I slept TERRIBLY (Like I have pretty much every night) but I woke up in a decent mood, not grumpy, not too sore to take forever to get up to go to the bathroom, I’m moving pretty comfortably.
I’m still slouched over, I can’t stand up straight yet but that gets a little easier each day.
I have to remind myself that it hasn’t even been two weeks since the tummy tuck but time just drags by. It’s so boring just sitting around. Especially since I’m used to play dates and school and coffee dates and guitar/ballet nights and just go-go-go!
Warning: GROSS ALERT. Click here to view some gross updated photos of swollen legs, draintube leakage & my belly button.
All in all, I’ve probably said, “this isn’t worth it” at least 5x since getting it done. Mostly while trying to shower -going up the stairs, trying to stand in the shower, I end up sitting on the side while David adjusts the water for me. It’s hilarious!
This whole thing has been pretty gross really. Long, painful & gross.
Today though, I feel human (ish) – hopefully that feeling sticks around!