I know today should be Funny Friday and I should be putting up a story submitted by one of ya’ll but not today. I will get back to that next week.
I have several of you that have been inquiring about my recovery since I had a “Mommy Makeover” in February. I need to post some updated pics of it all, I will put some up next week.
My recovery is AWESOME – I am 10 weeks out and pretty much back to doing everything I was prior to surgery AND MORE. The scars are healing very nicely and get a little red once in a while but they have remained very flat and thin. It is just about bikini time and every bikini I know own does not hide the scar. I am cool with that. It is noticeable but it does not bother me as much as the 5 pregnancy belly hangover I once had. You gotta give a little to get a little. I was given release to get my tattoo fixed where it had been cut during surgery but I am not quite ready to have the scar poked and prodded on with a needle for what will most likely take 6-8 hours. I might just wait till this fall.
My workouts are back to full force and I have started working abs in just the past week or so. The sewing together of those ab muscles is a very weird feeling. Not painful, just tight. It all feels different when I perform concentrated ab movements. It probably feels the way it is supposed to but I just haven’t felt that in such a long time. I can feel each and every abdominal muscle work together when I even do just a simple crunch. It tightens from right under my sternum to the top of my lady parts and all the way around to my back. Pretty cool. The weirdest sensation is behind and around my belly button. I can feel every point that it was reconnected back into my body. Again, no pain just tight and somewhat numb.
My flanks where I had lipo done still swell and go numb by about 4pm. The swelling has gotten better but it still happens. I still wear my binder and the foam pads at night. I don’t have to but it really helps with the swelling and is a big source of comfort when I go to sleep. I don’t wear the binder at all during the day unless I am working on heavy leg day then I put it on for just the workout.
I did try and do my favorite Plyometric move – the “Frog hop” but that was a no go. I can’t take the impact of the landing yet. It feels like my scar line is going to just split wide open.
Over all my recovery has went as smooth as it could have gone. I actually went to my first Roller Derby practice this week and made it out alive. Don’t go crazy on me, I got a complete physical release from my Doctor of Miracles prior to it. I think I did pretty well. I did have to put my binder on about 30 minutes into practice but other than that everything went well. It was a lot of fun and I met some really awesome ladies. I am pretty sure I found my new hobby.
In fact I received some very valuable advice from the Captain of one of the Derby Teams:
“If you wear a tutu, you better be a BADASS, bringing you’re A+ game. Or else, you just look like a clown.”
And that is why I will not be wearing a tutu – at least not yet…