Well I have an update for all my readers. For those of you that follow me on Twitter and Facebook, you know that my Aunt passed away on February 2nd, I started having stomach or pouch issues and had to have a revision and I had previously scheduled bilateral brachioplasty of both arms for February 10 and 11 this month. Well I went ahead with these procedures and have been recovering since. My WLS revision for a hernia and lysis of adhesions went well. Then two days later I undertook that task of a my visit to a reconstructive plastic surgeon. Not for the faint of heart. I had one arm done on Wednesday February 10 and the second arm completed the next day February 11th.
Needless to say my recovery of my arm procedures has been rough and very painful. The surgeon removed a piece of skin from each arm about 4×12 inches. Ugh! Pain proceeded to follow over the last 2 weeks. An infection developed and I am on antibiotics and I had to return yesterday to have some lymphedema fluid removed from one arm. Not expecting another needle! So I have to use compression bandages and wraps on both arms for the next six weeks for optimal healing and less chance of scar tissue to develop.
The above photo was taken for me the morning after the first procedure, just before we went for the second arm to be completed. My right arm was done first followed by my left arm. I am very happy with the shape and size of my arms, but never expected the level of pain that I have experienced over the last two weeks!