BlueEyedGirl

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About BlueEyedGirl

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 03/31/1982

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Minnesota
  • Age
    35

Information

  • Hospital
    Essentia Health
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-06
  • Start Weight
    403
  • Current Weight
    195
  • Goal Weight
    200
  • Surgery Date
    09/10/2015
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. BlueEyedGirl

    Panniculectomy Question

    Did you have scar tissue that formed? Any certain way to massage them?
  2. BlueEyedGirl

    Panniculectomy Question

    It's more discomfort now than pain. Mostly from the swelling. My doctor said it could take months to settle down and some days would be better than others. I was just checked and everything looks great. The binder I came home in just made it worse and he told me to get rid of it and get compression underwear type things. They help a lot better. I have some scar tissue I have to massage to break it down and that is the most painful part which I was told is also normal and it should break up in time. Each day is better!
  3. BlueEyedGirl

    Panniculectomy Question

    Hello! I am liking the results so far. Taking time to get used to how I look now though. My surgeon didn't want me in a binder after 3 weeks. I am wearing underwear that are like Spanx all day every day. I didn't take many pain meds and didn't even get it filled when I left the hospital. But now as I am moving around more it is painful some days. I only take the pain meds when it gets really bad which is maybe 2 times a week. The swelling is the worst part. It creates the achy feeling and it can hurt badly.
  4. I am one month post op and I am still having pain and swelling most days. I know that it can happen for awhile. I am curious what others have done to help with this discomfort beisdes tylenol and aleve which was okayed for me to take by my bariatric surgeon. Thank you!
  5. I had my plastic surgery on Wednesday. I have two drains in. The one on my left hip has a tiny amount of dried blood on the gauze. Is that something normal? I hate having anxiety as it makes me nervous about every little thing.
  6. BlueEyedGirl

    Bad Depression

    No meds yet so far. They did a Genesight test first and I have to wait to get that back.
  7. BlueEyedGirl

    Bad Depression

    I sure will! I will be very careful and let them know what I want and do not want. Hopefully it will be successful!
  8. BlueEyedGirl

    Bad Depression

    I was on a SSRI before surgery as well and I went off it cold turkey and have been off for about 8 years. We are going through some very hard trauma talking from my past. It is causing me a lot of depression and panic. My regular Dr doesn't want me on anything and my therapist has me seeing someone tomorrow in his department to see if they can get me on something to help with my post traumatic stress disorder. I am scared of the effects as well but i can't keep living like this. I am hoping whatever they can find for me will help. I really do trust my therapist as he has been so great!
  9. BlueEyedGirl

    Bad Depression

    Yes I am up by duluth. It would be nice to meet others from Mn!
  10. BlueEyedGirl

    Bad Depression

    It's so tough because it can just hit me so hard out of no where. I used to be on meds years ago and got off of them due to weight gain and bad side effects. This whole change in my body is messing with me. I hope meds will help because I am sooooo sick of feeling like this.
  11. BlueEyedGirl

    Bad Depression

    I am set up to see a specialist in the area where my therapist works as well. I go in on Nov 10th. I am hoping they can find something that can help me out.
  12. BlueEyedGirl

    Bad Depression

    Thanks so much! I will keep doing my best.
  13. BlueEyedGirl

    Bad Depression

    No I am not on anything right now. I have an appointment on Nov 10th to see someone about meds. It's been hell and I am to the point where i can't function.
  14. BlueEyedGirl

    Bad Depression

    Thank you! It really is like a death. I have to keep telling myself I am the same person just healthier. I hope in time it will pass.
  15. BlueEyedGirl

    Bad Depression

    Thanks so much! It means a lot to me. My mind is still trying to catch up with all of the changes. I am working hard to accept who I am and be happy. It sure can be rough! It's nice to have support!