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Old 09-24-2011, 03:47 PM   #221
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:51 PM   #222
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Hi everyone - just a quick update: I'm doing great! I just woke up from a long nap which I very much needed. Not needing as much pain medicine, moving around much better...every day progressing more and more! I'm really pleased with my recovery progress so far!
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #223
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Excellent news SG. Sounds like you're recovering very nicely. Thanks for the update.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:42 PM   #224
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:03 PM   #225
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Had my first follow-up appt with the surgeon today, and I am doing great! Healing well, minimal pain at this point - easily managed by pain meds when it does occur. Woo-hoo!!! Very happy!

Got clearance to try the stationary bike today - trying to gradually build up my endurance. Amazing how much major surgery can zap you, no matter how fit you are pre-surgery. I had to sit down and was out of breath just walking from the entry way to the elevator in the doc's building. Prior to surgery I could dance 2 hours straight. Crazy! It will come back, I just need time to slowly build back up.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:09 PM   #226
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Wonderful news. I'm sure that your great attitude helps, too.
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You sound like Iron Woman, one week out of major surgery and already on the torture exercise machines!

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Got clearance to try the stationary bike today - trying to gradually build up my endurance. Amazing how much major surgery can zap you, no matter how fit you are pre-surgery. I had to sit down and was out of breath just walking from the entry way to the elevator in the doc's building. Prior to surgery I could dance 2 hours straight. Crazy! It will come back, I just need time to slowly build back up.
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Amazing how much major surgery can zap you, no matter how fit you are pre-surgery. I had to sit down and was out of breath just walking from the entry way to the elevator in the doc's building. Prior to surgery I could dance 2 hours straight. Crazy! It will come back, I just need time to slowly build back up.
Absolutely it will take awhile to come back and probably longer than you think but it will come back and you will dance for two hours again .
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You sound like Iron Woman, one week out of major surgery and already on the torture exercise machines!

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LOL, I figure it will really help ease the post-lipo soreness in my quads..."therapizing" myself! However I must confess that I opted for a nap this afternoon instead of the bike.

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Absolutely it will take awhile to come back and probably longer than you think but it will come back and you will dance for two hours again .
Thank you for the encouragement!!!!
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Do you take off your Superwoman cape when you nap?
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LOL, I figure it will really help ease the post-lipo soreness in my quads..."therapizing" myself! However I must confess that I opted for a nap this afternoon instead of the bike.



Thank you for the encouragement!!!!
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You go simple girl..! It sometimes takes your body a month to get over the anesthesia. After all you were under over 6 hours. So please don't get discouraged if it takes a bit longer than you want it to take.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:05 PM   #236
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Great report for you all!

Well, I saw the plastic surgeon yesterday morning, and all is progressing very well! Then we flew home yesterday afternoon - I got a wheelchair and DH totally enjoyed getting to push me around and make me nuts with his antics. He also thoroughly enjoyed getting on the plane first and going through the special security gate. LOL!

Even better news...
Just found out the pathology came back as nothing invasive! The posterior margin was a bit close to the pec muscle, but doc says it should be fine. Will be getting a second opinion on the path from my doc here in Alabama to be sure, though. Assuming they agree, I shouldn't need any chemo or radiation...all that will be left to do is finish up my reconstruction surgeries and get back to living life!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Showered by myself for the first time today with no problem, and I climbed the stairs for the first time with no problem. Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!
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That is great news, SG! As hard as it is, don't push yourself too hard too soon...
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