Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I will not lie. That hurt like a mother&!@$*$

Thank goodness I took the xanax and the tylenol. I have no idea how much worse it would have been.The nurse thought I was BRILLIANT to do that. Tuck this little info away in case you have to do this too. I screamed with each drain and swore (by the way, swearing actually helps).

They are AMAZED by my progress. Simply amazed. I'm telling you, it's the 2000 mg of vitamin C, 6000-10,000 mg of vitamin D, the Lifecaps, Zyflamend, TMG, apple cider vinegar, and cordyceps. I really think all that has played a huge role in my healing.

So, I no longer have to wear my compression stalkings. I brought in my own sucky-in girdle thing that I had from before and they said it was perfect so that's what I have now. I can't remember how long I need to wear it, but the strap I was wearing across my chest I now only need to wear at night. I feel SO FREE right now. A whole new woman.

They removed the stitches from around my belly button and took the tape off of my breasts and belly. Everything is looking just great.

I was told to be extra limited in my movement for 48 hours while my tissue heals from the tubes being removed so I'm doing just that.

Thanks for the well wishes and good thoughts!!

4 comments:

lavenderdiva said...

Ouch! I'm sorry it hurt like hell. Ugh. I am glad you had the foresight to take the tylenol & xanax beforehand though! Thank goodness that's over, and you are well on your way toward healing.

I'm not familiar with several of the things you are taking to help your healing along, but I am glad they are working the miracle they are! I've had several plastic surgeries over the years, and have never had the speedy and may-I-dare-say miraculous recoveries you've had this go-round! Its fantastic! Would you mind sharing a bit more about each of the things you are taking? I want to get my boobs lifted once I lose all this extra weight. Ya never know, they may help me then!

I'm so happy for you!!!!!!

helderheid said...

Thanks! I'm so happy for me too!!! I put on makeup, and I feel pretty damned close to human!

I'm guessing you've not heard of TMG, zyflamend, and codyceps. The TMG I've only been able to find online and is a combination of enzymes that helps the liver. Given all the pain killers, the anesthesia, etc., and that I've had a delicate liver in past, that was a must. I forgot to say I also have been taking milk thistle. Same reason.

Zyflamend is an all natural anti-inflammatory. Great for your heart. You can get it at any health food store, but it's much cheaper at vitacost.com (where you can also get TMG). The codyceps (which I may be misspelling) is a Tibetan mushroom that does miracles for your kidneys, liver, and libido (the last has been so frustrating!). It's been called "super ginseng".

Okay, I am still under the influence of the xanax so I think I'll take a nap!

Christy in Seattle said...

I'm so glad that everything is healing up so well! Merry Christmas!

helderheid said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Christy! Hope you're having a wonderful time!