Tuesday, April 19, 2011

T3: Tummy Tuck Timeline

Monday, 8 p.m.ish:Hobble into the living room to watch TV with The Hubs after the Trips go to bed. Watch two episodes of The Hills (uh, HELLOOOO new obsession), and can I just say I think Spencer Pratt is the most condescending, mooching, douchey asshole on TV EVER? I am completely serious. Camille Grammar? Like Mother Teresa compared to Spencer Pratt. I know I am a few years behind in my obsession, but just let me have it now, okay?
Have some tea and my favorite new cookie:

Nabisco Newton Fruit Thins in blueberry brown sugar? GET IN MY MOUF.
Watch Cougar Town (FINALLY it's back on already)! I love that show. Hang with The Hubs on the couch until beddy bye time, which means drain time.
10 p.m.ish
Drain the bags that are attached to the tummy, but which I thankfully do not have to see because of the HUGE crotchless binder I am wearing. Nothing says sexy time like a huge crotchless binder. The Hubs pretty much does the drain for me and records the amount on the sheet given to us by the doc's office. The Hubs rocks. He has done everything for me from giving me shots in the arse with the biggest needle I have ever seen when I was going through IVF, to now draining a nasty bodily-fluid-filled grenade from my belly. They will call each day to get our numbers, and when the amount draining decreases to a certain amount, the drains will come out. That day cannot come soon enough, because those fuckers are PAINFUL. Aside from the fact that my incision runs hip to hip, the drains (particularly the left one) feel like fire every time I get up to walk, which I am doing completely bent over. Not fun. My friend Gretchen (who had a tuck about 6 weeks ago) says the first 48 hours are the worst. Pray God that is right, because if so, I'm half-way there.

1:15 a.m., 3:45 a.m., 5:15 a.m.:
Percoset/muscle relaxer; antibiotic; Percoset time
Thankfully I am able to go right back to sleep each time. I am, in fact, surprised how well I have been able to sleep. Ah the wonders of drugs.


Kelly said...

So glad you made it through ok! Your hubby sounds like he is taking excellent care of you. :)

Paula said...

Ah, percocet and I, with a side of morphine and muscle relaxers, became fast friends several surgeries ago. Take some before the drains come out - trust me on this.

Glad your hubs is there to take great care of you. Happy healing!

Corks + Caftans said...

Dude! Amazing! I am so out of the loop that I had to catch up on this and first, kudos for your honesty. I thought you looked fabulous before, but what do I know! Congrats, feel better, take care of yourself, and keep us posted!


Marie a la Mode said...

I'm glad everything went okay! Keep looking at those almost naked photos of Jennifer Aniston to get you through!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Thanks ladies - Paula - I assume have had a tuck. Are you happy with your outcome?

oomph. said...

you're tough...you've endured child birth, lol! you can do it! keep you eyes on the end result. you're gonna be smokin, mama!


Freelance Shop-A-Holic said...

You rock tough mama!
Wish I had time to blog let alone what you've been up to!
So excited for you...

Paula said...

Oh, I wish I had had a tummy tuck. Still considering one. No, short a gallbladder, appendix, thyroid, back surgery, etc... I had to have the tube and drains in with those surgeries and remember having to tell the doc what the totals were as well. for one of those surgeries, the nurse forgot to give me my pain meds prior to the tube removal. ouch!!!