Year 2 week 7

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. 

It’s like I am slim on the top half and not so much at the bottom half. 

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. 


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