I didn't think about it. I just did it. The surgery. I had to get that excess skin off. There was no debate in my mind. It was a matter of logistics and that was all. Am I happy I've done this? Let's hope so. I'm swollen and miserable to be honest. I look horrible. I weighed 187 pounds this morning. I will post my incision pictures even though I've been hesitant to do so. The whole thing is quite ugly. I'm actually embarrassed. Yeah, after all I've already shared.
Yesterday was my first day back at work. Today is my one week post op date. My follow up appointment was rescheduled to tomorrow, at 2pm. I will most likely get one drain out, leaving one. I'm draining about 100 ml's in 24 hours. My abdomen is full and tight with fluid. I'm on about half dose of my Percocet, but absolutely still need it.
One ray of sunshine for me... my mom called me this morning and told me that she would pay me a certain amount every day for the next couple of weeks, if I agree to stay home and relax and watch tv all day. Yes, she wants to pay me daily more than what I make in one day, to stay home and slack. Something about healing better if I'm relaxed? Anyway, I agreed. So, I've got lots to finish up today at work.
So, are you thinking about surgery after your weight loss? Have I scared you? Am I leaving anything out that you'd like to know? Or see??? I'm obviously a miserable camper right now, but I think this is going to be worth it. I've waited a very long time to be able to get this done. I know many of you have similar skin issues, and I really want to share with you. And please feel free to share with me any wisdom you may have. I'd be happy to hear it.