Lipo Part 4: One Day After


I was ready for today to bring the pain. Yesterday I was all hepped up on anesthesia and locals, not to mention all the pain meds so I wasn’t making any grand statements about how my recovery was going.

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I woke up this morning expecting to be in a lot of pain but was pleasantly surprised to be in pretty good shape … for a while.

I took a 12 hour release synthetic morphine pill around 9pm so I still had some of that in my system but the Oxy probably wore off.

I was so psyched to not be in a world of hurt that I kind of overdid it. I got up, made the kids breakfast, walked the dogs, and chatted with my guests in the kitchen. The vacuum was out so I ran it around the sunroom when my body said enough.

This little exchange with My Parasitic Twin knocked some sense into me.

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I was feeling so good this morning that I even considered going to pottery; I’m glad I didn’t. I went back to my easy chair, loaded on the icepacks and the small dog and chilled out with Big Little Lies, sooo gooood.

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I was underwhelmed by the book but MPT bullied me into watching it. Thanks, you were right. It rules.

I recently met this lovely lady and she showed up to keep me company.

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The image was taken from her IG feed

I’m completely smitten with her. She’s in Boulder visiting a friend who brought her by. Loony described her best, she’s a peach. She leaves tomorrow to go back to Florida where she’s a pre-med student. Danielle is smart, soulful, great with children, and has an infectious joie-de-vire.

I plan on keeping her.

Between my visitors, Amazon Prime queue and non-stop texting, I haven’t been bored at all. But it is definitely better when I am off my feet.

I was a little ticked at Loony for disappearing on me all day so I plotted revenge with my GFs.

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MPT sent me this for a good laugh …

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I must be giving off a penis vibe because this is the second one I’ve gotten in as many days. I lit the candle Kri gave me …

Like most penises, it didn’t last long.

Anyway, how does my body feel? In the morning it felt like I did a mega ab workout. Like, when you haven’t worked out for a year and you get your ass kicked at the gym … but I kinda like that feeling so I don’t really associate it with pain or negativity.

But the longer I was on my feet the more tired I got, and I wasn’t up and at it long, maybe an hour.

My doctor wants me to move around the house or go for short walks every hour or so in order to prevent blood clots but getting me to move isn’t the hard part, it’s getting me to stay put that is the challenge.

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Repositioning the icepacks and small dog are a pain in the ass.

Around 1:00 I got really tired and took a nap. Life started taking over with the phone ringing, people coming to the door, dogs wanting stuff, etc. and I found myself getting more and more irritated by it all. I wanted to do nothing more than just relax.

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Do not make me get up

I felt more and more bloated as the day wore on and despite having taken two pretty heaping doses of fiber powder, I haven’t pooped yet. I popped a couple senna lax pills and am hoping for the best.

TMI? Suck it.

My pain level went up around 3:00 and I decided to take an Oxy because 1) that’s what they are for and b) maybe being turbo-Viv isn’t the best thing for me right now. I need to be fuzzy and relaxed Viv.

I’d put my pain level at about a six. I could totally take it with just the Motrin but my nurse (and MPT) emphasized that healing is my number one concern, not showing the world how tough I am. No one gets a trophy for being in the most pain.

As expected, bruises showed up on my hips. I didn’t have my hips done but gravity is pulling the bruising down from the treated area.

It’s tender to the touch but not really that painful. My upper, um, pubic area feels a little swollen and sore, too. Bending over is a little painful, reaching down to the floor to pick up the little dog sucks.

All-in-all it isn’t nearly as painful as I thought it would be. I’d put it way below a tummy tuck and not as bad as a boob job. My stomach is distended and hard, my back feels tight, and taking deep breaths is challenging in part because of the girdle.

I’m definitely giving it another full day of rest and ice as I can see for myself what activity does to my recovery.

Anyone who thinks that getting lipo is a quick way to get into bikini shape is kidding themselves, unless they start around January. I read that results take about five weeks to show up and it can take up to six months for everything to fully settle into place.

The good news is that I don’t have much of an appetite given my extreme lack of activity.  The girdle has a lot to do with it and I’m counting the days until I can take it off and shower.

I ordered this Wacoal Panty Shaper in hopes that it will be here in time for Monday.

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It would be nice if the model wearing the garment actually needed it

I wore this exact thing after I had Scratchy and it was comfortable and very supportive. Dr. Kuisle said I could switch to something less mega than the garment I left surgery with.

This is kind of funny. It’s from Itchy who wanted to show me how thoughtful he is and throw his brother under the bus at the same time.

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That kid is nothing if not efficient.

See you tomorrow.

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