Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Taking it easy today...

Yesterday, I felt alarmingly swollen. I called my doctor, and his assistant told me it is totally normal to have a lot of swelling following all of the work that I had done (muscle repair, creation of a new belly button, stretching of skin, internal and external incisions and stitches). She said that this was particularly true with a patient as small as me (only 5 foot 1 inch). However, when I told her how much walking I have been doing out here, she said that she couldn't even imagine how I was able to go about my regular daily activities, let alone walking all over this Island. Many people at two weeks post-abdominoplasty are still walking with the aid of a walker, or simply not leaving their houses at all. So, I guess for now it doesn't matter how good I feel. I really want the swelling to go down. I have an appointment with my doctor for a week from yesterday, and I would like him to not have to drain any fluids from my abdomen (with a hypodermic needle...ouh). So, I am going to as much as possible be sitting today, with my feet up. Now, to get the Husband and kids on board with that....

YC

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Lauren, please try to take it easy! Relax, you're on vacation.

Beth

yoga chickie said...

Thanks Beth!! I spoke to Michelle today - she said you weren't at class...I hope you are not injured and that I will get to see you next Tuesday...Lauren

Anonymous said...

Yes, I missed class this week and I was really bummed about it, it was just poor scheduling on my part. I will be there next week.

How are you feeling today?

Beth

yoga chickie said...

I feel good, but still have swelling in my upper abdomen. I am pretty sure it is a "seroma" (collection of lymph fluid that got stuck between scar tissue), and I will probably have to have it aspirated when I get home. BLECH. Are you going to practice before I see you? Try to get some stretching in...it will feel great!!

Lauren

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