1day post op report. Spent most of the last 30 hours sleeping. And moaning in pain. I’ve been drinking lots of water and eating light meals. And crying a bit. Bathroom is the hardest part because it involves the most moving!
Dr. Hagerty, Kaitlyn and Alyssa were nothing but pure kindness. I had a few rough moments and they got me through. Not going to lie, this abs/flanks Lipedema removal surgery was pretty brutal. Several times when he was near my ribs or hips I thought there would be a puncture for sure! I kept a towel over my eyes the whole time, to hide the surgery and to catch the tears, I cry when I’m anxious. All of that Lamaze breathing I learned having babies really came in handy. It was like having a tattoo done on the inside. So weird being split apart.
The whole thing took about 4 hours. I didn’t realize that liposuction is done in two parts, once all over with the cannula to numb everything and then back in a second time after a short break (and a snack!) to do the actual removal. They were able to get the full 5 liters, even taking more off my lower back to help with the leg surgeries. Seeing all of that Lipedema fat in the canisters was rather liberating.
I have had far less leakage than I thought. So that’s a good thing. Hard to tell much difference yet, that will take months.