5th-11th march 2017
It has been 6 weeks since my operation. I have found I have recovered really well.
The whole recovery process has gone really quick. It has had its painful moments but mainly it has been just uncomfortable.
When I first left the hospital and the doctors told me I needed to wear the compression outfit for six weeks at the time I could have cried. The compression suit is the tightest thing I have ever worn. It was also very uncomfortable and you could hardly move in it. It would also rub and cause a rash in some areas. Six weeks seemed so far away.
There was a time when I got used to wearing it. I was also told that some people are very reluctant to say goodbye to it at the end. I however wasn’t one of those people.
Now that the six weeks are up I have to say I am very relieved. I couldn’t wait to get it and throw it in the bin.
There is something really nice about the fact that I never have to wear it again.
Even though it wasn’t the nicest thing to wear I can see why I had to wear it. It was to keep the swelling down and reduce the ability for my skin going back as it was again.
I am really happy with the transformation over the last 6 weeks. My saggy skin has gone and I look and feel so much better.
One thing that I will have from now on is a scar on both arms from elbow to arm pit. Scars are usually classed as a negative thing. Something people don’t like.
I however like mine because it shows where I have come from to get them. It’s a reminder of how much I have changed. I call them my freedom scars because for me to get them I have become free from all the emotional issues I have lived with for years and a reminder that I am never going back.