Everything feels sore and “hurty”. The incisions burn and my sides seem bruised. The binder is cutting into me. I’m exhausted. Drains still in place although now, they’re producing a lot less liquid. My brain is fuzzy and I’m uncomfortable whether in a recliner or in a bed with a wedge behind me. My back hurts from having to bend over when I walk.
And I can’t WAIT to see what it looks like under the binder! Doc said he’d show me today.
So in other words, all is normal and well 🙂
I will say however, that even with no muscle repair, this is a pretty big surgery, not to be entered into lightly. You also do need help at home. I managed well after the sleeve, but now, I can’t even get myself out of bed. If you’d had muscle work done, I imagine it would be a lot tougher. Definitely something to think about long and hard before you do it.