Tuesday, January 15, 2013

10 Weeks Post Body Lift

Like I say most weeks in my body lift surgery posts (am I getting repetitive?), I am feeling better and more normal this week. I think it helps that I am back in the swing of work, exercise and developing a routine again. I do still have swelling on my lower back (I hope it's swelling, otherwise I will need revision surgery), I am tender on my hips and I am numb around the scar. This is all pretty normal at this stage of my recovery, I have to remember that I am only 10 weeks out from a major surgery and everyone recovers differently.

The big excitement for me this week is that I finally started to cut back on wearing my compression garments. Last week I stopped wearing them to bed and this week I also felt ready to stop wearing them during the day too.

Best things about not wearing my compression garments:

  • I can wear a bra again- no more mono boob
  • Also, wearing a bra means I am having less awkward 'headlight' moments... if you know what I mean...
  • I don't have to wash and dry that sucker every day
  • I don't have to dress like I am in a conservative religion now that I don't need to cover my full length garments
  • It gives me an extra 5 minutes in the morning now I don't need to stuff my sausage body in that tight contraption and every extra minute is precious in the morning
  • Less chaffing. No, not thigh chaffing, lady part chaffing. The opening the suit had for going to the bathroom caused some major chaffing issues when I was walking any distance. TMI?
  • I don't feel like a sick person anymore and mentally that helps
Of course the less fun part about not wearing the garment is that I don't have anything sucking me in and making me look skinnier. I guess that part is up to me now!

Me a couple of weeks ago in my compression garment


  1. I had such a love hate relationship with my compression garment...I almost felt naked when I could finally go without it!

  2. I hope you are going to keep it for "sexy time"!!!

  3. Glad to hear your life is getting back to normal and you don't have to suffer any more chaffing :o)

  4. Yay for no more chaffing!!! & monoboob.

    Looking good!!! :0)


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