So yesterday was ridiculously easy, I didn't even sleep till 10 last night. I think the pain pump plus the OxyContin was a pretty magical combination, I felt high and happy. Well not so much today! I woke up a couple of times overnight and called for my parents on the baby monitor we have set up to get help to go to the bathroom or have pain meds.
This morning at 9:15 we had an appointment to get my pain pump removed and it was roooough. They took off the post-surgical garment and when I saw my stomach I got DIZZY. My mom thinks it looks awesome, but all I saw was staples and bruises and lumps and AGHHHH! It totally freaked me out, and the nurse asked if I was a fainter. I said not normally, but I felt like I might. My mom said I turned so white that it made my teeth look brown, my lips had no colour, etc. Freaky!
Then she stuffed me, sausage like into my new garment, and then I needed another rest. We learned at that point that the pain pills definitely could make you feel dizzy and nauseous if not taken with enough food, and all I had had this morning was a yogurt. We got me home and I just took two extra-strength Tylenols and slept for almost four hours. I felt so much better when I woke up, I even have pink cheeks again!
I'm just having some lunch, grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup. Yum! I'm in pain, but I'll survive it. Definitely much more than yesterday though.
I have to shower tomorrow and face my stomach - hopefully I don't faint! My mom will be at my side, so don't worry about me.
Thanks so much for your supportive comments!
Mini-Goals and Statistics
Highest Weight; January 2009: 270
Surgery Weigh; March 4th: 255
Tummy Tuck December 15, 2010!
Current Weight: 150s
Current BMI: healthy!
Mini Goal 2: 230 - reached June 12th. - 10lbs/6 weeks.
Mini Goal 3: 220 - reached July 18th. - 10lbs/5 weeks.
Mini Goal 4: 210 - reached September 2nd. 10lbs/7 weeks.
Mini Goal 5: 199 - reached October 19, 10lbs/11 weeks
Mini Goal 6: 189 - reached December 18, 10lbs/9 weeks
Mini Goal 7: 179 - reached February 23, 10lbs/9.5weeks
100 lbs down!!