10. Cough Drops and Alavert There is nothing worse than
sneezing and coughing after a tummy tuck. Do everything in you powers to
avoid it. When you do, it feels like you’re ripping your insides out,
one staple at a time. Immediately followed by a horrible burning.
9. Milking The Drains Milk Milk Milk! It may seem gross, but
keep up on it. The more you get out of there, the sooner they can remove
the stupid things. It’s not like you’re too busy anyway, you’re just
sitting there — so milk!
8. Make Me Heal Forum I don’t know what I would have done
without the forum. So many inspiring stories and helpful people. Don’t
be afraid to ask any question, someone somewhere can relate and help you
out! Click here for to visit the MakeMeHeal.com.
7. Take Your Pain Meds Stay ahead of the pain. Take your pain
meds regularly. If you let them wear out of your system, you won’t have
a fun time catching up. This is especially important for the first 3-4
6. Running Pants I lived in my Adidas running pants. Their elastic waist band, pockets and lining were perfect!
5. Bromelain This natural supplement reduces inflammation and
helps with the swelling. As an added bonus, it’s good for people with
allergies. It’s made from pineapple so it’s natural and safe, Click here for information from WholeHealthMD.com.
4. Nextcare Tape This stuff is a lifesaver! After your
stitches and staples are out, you’ll need to keep your incision covered
with medical tape. The First Aide tape I tried first was too inflexible
and hurt to remove. Then I found Nexcare at my local Walgreen’s. It’s
soft, flexible and completely waterproof. It doesn’t even budge in the
shower. Click here for information from Drugstore.com.
3. Recliner After spending day after day in my little
recliner nest, I came to love it. It helped me be independent and gave
me all the support I needed to be comfortable. I could NOT have laid in
bed for the first week, no matter how many pillows. I even went back to
it after one night that I tried the bed. I ended up using it until I
went back to work, so, a week and two days.
2. Loving Boyfriend If you can get a sweet nurse like mine,
do it. I couldn’t have made it the first two days without someone there
to place my pillows, drain my drains, give me my meds, get me things and
pop in movies for me! And if he’s your sweet boyfriend, all the better.
1. Babywipes The uses are limitless! My favorite is giving
myself a birdbath for the ten days I couldn’t shower. They also come in
handy for taking off makeup and cleaning your face, wiping up after you
drain your drains and general freshening up. My favorite tip by far.