It took me nearly 6 months to completely heal and stop spitting stitches. And I had that shooting pain (still do sometimes) for a long time. It will get better. The nerves are all trying to reconnect and they get a little confused I think. Just be patient. It is worth it.
How are you feeling now? Glad my blog was able to help you.
How are you doing? I ended up with a very full c. I had so much tissue they just couldn’t justify taking any more. I am disappointed for sure. But not as disappointed as I was living with them the other way.
Keep us posted on your situation! I am happy my journey has helped you. I definitely encourage you to do your own as well. There just isn’t enough personal information out there.
How are you feeling? You are in week 2 of recovery. Hope you are healing and feeling well!
I hope your recovery is going well. I am glad my journey has been so helpful!
How are things going for you?
I am so glad you were approved! Good luck. Everything will be great! Thanks for sharing my site with you Dr. I know when I was starting my journey I could not find much information which is why I did this. I am happy to see it is helping people! Keep us posted!
Hi! I hope you have your surgery and find some relief! I too had painful cysts that where removed during surgery. I have so much less pain now. As for lifting, you really shouldn’t lift anything at all for the first couple of weeks, and very little for the first 6 weeks. Your healing process will determine what you can do and when. Listen to your doctor’s advice. Good luck! Keep us posted!
I do not personally know of anyone on the west coast, but I will publish this question for you and hopefully someone else does!
There are TONS of women that share your experience. You are definitely not alone! I would suggest talking to your doctor about your feelings and get some advice. Good luck!
I went back to work after 12 days. I would just recommend drinking a lot of water and taking it easy. Driving can be a little difficult since you really cant stretch your arms out to hold the top of the wheel, but I just held he bottom. I think you should do fine as long as you take the time during the two weeks at home to really rest and heal. Good luck on your surgery!
Your doctor is the best to give advice on how long you should refrain from activity. 6 weeks seems pretty standard for basic things. Some sports may require a longer time. Depends on your healing process too.
Good luck with your surgery. It will go fine!
I went back to work after 12 days. You REALLY need to take it easy though. I took pain medication for only 1 or 2 days. It was painful but bearable. You will be fine! Good luck!
You can get up and walk as long as you well able to. Driving was difficult at first. I did not drive for the first 12 days since I took vacation from work. However when I did go back I had to keep my hands on the bottom of the steering wheel. The top of the wheel was too much of a stretch. As long as you aren’t doing anything that stretches or pulls your chest, you should be fine. Good luck with your surgery! I hope all goes well for you.
I am still changing. Scars are fading. They are settling into a more normal position and softening. It has been 9 months. The only regret I have is that I wish I had gone smaller. But I would recommend it to anyone. Mentally and physically it made a huge difference. Good luck!
Yes, I have scars. I will always have scars. Unfortunately that is one of the things you cannot avoid with this surgery. However, now 6 months into recovery, the scars are much lighter in color and getting flatter everyday. The scars are a small price to pay. For me anyway.
I am glad it has helped! How are you doing now?
Lesley, I am glad this was helpful. That was my intended purpose. 6 Months in now. Its a long road, but it gets easier and is very very rewarding in the end.