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  1. 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!
  2. Panniculectomy Question

    Did you have scar tissue that formed? Any certain way to massage them?
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. Finally starting to feel pretty good. :wacko:

  6. 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.
  7. My skin removal surgery is booked! I am so excited and nervous! :mellow:

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    2. BlueEyedGirl


      I am just hoping that it isn't too painful. I know it will be sore but I just hope I can handle it!

    3. Clickin


      To be honest, I've been accused of being stoic. I tend to not use a lot of pain meds after procedures. I did have lipo with my tummy tuck and it appears all my pain was due to that. I for sure felt beat up and bruised. But, it wasn't anywhere near the pain I was expecting. uncomfortable yes. I hate sleeping on my back and here I am two months out and still can't sleep on my tummy. Not because it's painful. It's just weird and uncomfortable, I can't explain it any better than that. 

    4. BlueEyedGirl


      All I am having is a panniculectomy. I think I am expecting the worst as I always do. I know from what I have heard it's more a soreness than anything. I know in the end it will be well worth it! I just need to stop freaking out and go into this positive!

  8. I am curious how much everyone is eating three months post op? How many times a day and how many hours apart do you eat?
  9. I hope everyone has a Happy Holidays! ^_^

  10. Bad Depression

    I am one year out from my surgery and my depression is so bad. I have always had depression but since surgery it's been hard to deal with. I am working with a therapist and he helps me out a lot but I just can't seem to get past it. I am happy with my weight loss but when I look in the mirror all I see is the same girl who used to weight 400 lbs. I have an appointment with a doctor to discuss meds but I am scared of weight gain. Will I ever love myself and will this ever get better?
  11. Bad Depression

    No meds yet so far. They did a Genesight test first and I have to wait to get that back.
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. Bad Depression

    Yes I am up by duluth. It would be nice to meet others from Mn!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Bad Depression

    Thanks so much! I will keep doing my best.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. Depression is hell and I feel like I am slowly losing myself. :(

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    2. BlueEyedGirl


      Hi. I am hanging in there. Trying to be positive. Hope you are doing well and thanks for checking! :)

    3. bellamoma


      hanging in is good :) keep me posted, hugs to you! 

    4. BlueEyedGirl
  22. Stalls

    Any advice on how to break a stall? So frustrating!
  23. hypochondriac

    If you feel something is wrong get checked out. I had one symptom and I had a leak. Not trying to scare you but you don't have to get a bunch of symptoms to have a leak. Better safe than sorry.
  24. Acid Reflux

    I have been dealing with this for awhile but it went away and it now came back. I was on Prevacid and now I am trying out Omeprazole. It has been 4 days and it is a little better but I still feel it at times. Is there something else that someone has been on that works better? How long does this take to work? I am taking it once in the morning and once at night. Omeprazole side effects suck. Headache and stomach discomfort.
  25. Acid Reflux

    I have tried that as well. I am back on Prevacid again and so far it's helping.