On Thursday I am going to my Pre-of visit for my surgery! I can't believe it's so close. On May 9th I will be having a tummy tuck and arm lift. Each time I see my arms in the mirror or feel my tummy giggle I get a bit giddy. :) I am expecting recovery to be a challenge, but am confident that it will be totally worth it when all is said and done.
I need your help! I've come up with questions to ask my surgeon at the pre-op, but am hoping that you will come up with extra questions to ask. I promise to post the answers. :) Here's what I've already come up with...
~ What time is the surgery? (I know, I should probably already know this...)
~ How long will the surgery last?
~ How long will I be in recovery?
~ When will I return for a post-op visit?
~ Will the drains *really* be in for 5 day? (My paperwork says 5 days, but that seems soooo long.)
~ What are my lifting restrictions?
~ I am taking 3 weeks off of work- is that long enough?
~ What foods should I stock up on that will aid in healing?
~ Should I continue to take my extra vitamins after surgery?
~ What should I wear to the surgery?
~ How much skin (weight) should I expect to lose? (Everyone wants to know this one!)
~ Can I donate my skin? (2nd most commonly asked question)
~ Where does my stomach end? (This one seems weird, but when you have a lot of excess skin it really is a bit unclear what is your stomach and what's your back...)
~ When should I expect to be fully back to regular exercise? (I want to do my Free to Breathe 5K again in September and am hopeful...)
Your turn! What would you want to know? What am I forgetting to ask?