12th – 18th February 2017
This week, for some reason, since the op I have felt a lot more uncomfortable. I haven’t been in pain as such – it’s more just sore and every now and then I get a sharp pain up my arm.
The worst part though is that I have still been having to wear the compression suit. I am getting used to it a bit more. It does however make me look really funny.
It gives me a funny shape. I think now I am looking a lot like a pear.
My youngest son said to me the other day “mum, you are looking really good, however your belly is now really swollen.” I did see the funny side of his comment – you can always rely on the kids to tell you the truth.
The body suit is so tight. It covers my arms and back and finishes just above the waist. I think it must be a bit like wearing a corset. In the days when corsets were worn they would wear a big full skirt to hide what comes below it. It doesn’t look quite so good with trousers on.
For the last 3 weeks I have been wearing the suit for 24 hours a day. As of Friday I only need to wear it 12 hours a day.
When Friday came I couldn’t wait to take it off. For at least 12 hours a day I can now feel normal. It’s the 12 hours I have to wear it I don’t like. At least I can be asleep for at least 8 hours of it.
Even though I am a funny shape I am really happy with the results. Things are so much better. I don’t have any saggy skin on my arms and my back. I am improving everyday.
I still have quite a lot of swelling though and I have a long way to go until I am fully healed but I think it will all be worth it in the end.