As I was very well looked after, my recovery goes well. Of course I am sore and have black / green / yellow / red and yellow spots from the lipo (1.2 kg) … but the pain is manageable and I continued taking Paracetamol and Ibuprofen. Yes, no major pain at all. Honest, I had period or back pains worse than this - but Mr. Urso also did some local pain numbing to assure I can cope the first few days . Of course I dont over do it, I get plenty of rest and I did take days off from work. I am not doing any major household chores and drink plenty. But I can honestly say, that I have lost 45kg helped so much for my recovery, first I can see the result is going to be great - cannot wait to show pictures once its all healed, but I can see and feel the difference. My core muscles are stabilized, my knee pains that I had now for years due to an accident and arthritis that I was born with, are so minimal I can hardly feel it, walking up the stairs is already so improved that I don't have to constantly lean forward, and my posture is already so improvement it's not the same person. I feel a huge burden is gone from my hips and my hip muscles don't constantly pull up my leg and knee muscles. My sleep is a bit interrupted, but that was expected, but I don't need any support in getting up or walking.
I actually starting now to go downstairs for my breakfast and dinner and making a point of doing some light walking on my treadmill. Its very slow, but I can feel its working much better. The swelling in my legs is gone as nothing is cutting of the blood circulation, just like when I had my breast reduction my overall blood pressure improved trasticially. I feel sore, but great - combing hair a bit of a challenge, and of course I cannot just go and sit up straight, I have to roll over and then get up and out of bed or out of a chair I need a bit of help, but nothing I cannot handle as when my knees were in cast, I could not move at all. Overall - I already see and feel a huge improvement and know it was the right choice.
Now moving on into my 2nd week, I stopped the pain killers but wearing my girdle. Movement is going better by the day. Cut is closed and small bandage covers it to assure the scarring is kept to a min., I am regular and no pain in eating or digesting. Still not doing crunches, but my muscles have to heal and so I was advised to take it easy with bike riding and definitely not carrying anything heavy. However, sitting down, standing up, laying down is working better by the day and I don't feel sore after sleeping as I did prior to surgery - might also be as I am sleeping on a cloud of pillows :) . My bruising is starting to go away and I cannot wait to what I can do in a month.