Cleft Lift Aug. 25

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  1. Brandonw

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    Hello everyone! Just thought i would start a thread and post my experiences for others to follow as well as for myself to get advice along the way :). This will be my second surgery, I had a closed excision back in feb of 2013 and it hasnt been fun since. So hoping to start a new chapter in my life after this, Ive been a member of this site for over a year now and just want to say how great everyone is on here and thank you for taking the time to help me and others. If anyone has any questions now feel free to ask!
     
  2. Girlbooty

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    Hurray for your cleft lift!! Only a few more days!
     
  3. Brandonw

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    Thank you Girlbooty :)
     
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    Praying for your today. Wishing you a speedy and easy recovery!
     
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    Good luck today Brandon! Praying everything goes well. Let us know how you feel!
     
  6. Brandonw

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    Hello Everyone! Thank you both for your thoughts and prayers :) Just got home. Feeling pretty good, a bit sore and tired for sure. She said to my family that things went really well and it was huge i guess so she did not have to put the drain in. I thought that was quite interesting although i have seen others not need it. I will keep you posted!
     
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    So glad you are doing well Brandon! My son did not need the drain either, the surgeon said he stopped putting them in a while ago and everything seems to go much smoother. Get a lot of sleep, it will help you heal!
     
  8. Brandonw

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    Thank you very much Sonspilon! I am quite sleepy and have been dosing in and out lol. Thats good to know about the drain I wasnt quite sure. Hope your son is doing well as well :)
     
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    Great news Brandon! I take my son in today and hopefully will schedule his cleft lift for next week. Please keep us posted on your progress and I will do the same. Glad things are going well for you.
     
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    How are you feeling today? Still kinda woozy or better?
     
  11. Brandonw

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    Thank you very much JacksDad! Glad to hear your son can get his scheduled in the near future hopefully! I will definitely keep you all posted!

    Girlbooty im feeling a bit better, felt a bit off when i woke up. I was able to eat a couple yogurts and some crackers. Thank you!

    Day 2:
    I slept pretty sound most of the night. Slept on my stomach pretty much. Took a pain pill before bed and another in the morning. Soreness was at a 3 not really pain. I will be removing the bandage shortly with my moms help of course. Then i probably will take a shower. Just still a bit tired and have been getting up and moving around a bit. I took an hour nap a bit ago. So we will see from here!
     
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    Brandon I'm so glad you are doing well. I do remember when you showed up on the forum. We were talking about the wound vac and open excision because that was what was being offered to you. So happy you didn't have to go that route! :cheer:
     
  13. Brandonw

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    Hey Lilly! Yes lol i do remeber that also. Glad i came across the cleft lift because i was trying to avoid that vac and excision in general since my first one didnt work with the closed one. Thank you again :)
     
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    Day 3:
    Doing pretty well. The bandage didnt have anything on it when i took it off. Im a bit sore and havent taken a pain pill but im probably going to now. Just have been wanting to use the bathroom lol but cant. I took a walk to the mailbox such an exciting day lol. Other than that my appetite is good and my sleeping has been good!
     
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    That's really great. Glad to hear.
     
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    Glad your doing good! =) I didn't have a drain pump thing either. I think it just depends on what your surgeon prefers and what works for him/her better. I have noticed that there seems to be a correlation between the drain and complications.
     
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    Got ya. Ya i think it definitely depends how they feel it would work for the individual. Thank u both :)
     
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    FYI, you'll probably start to drain soon... don't panic when the bandages don't come back clear. I had a drain, but never got much from it. I "leaked" off and on for a few months as fluid found it's way out. I found bandages uncomfortable, but panty liners worked great.

    Good luck, and welcome to the club!

    Robert
     
  19. Brandonw

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    Thank you Robert! I figured its going to have to leak at some point. Some of it has to escape. I should have clarified they are panty liners lol. They do work much better since i dont have to rip tape off my skin.
     
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    Day 4:
    Today has been a good day. Ive been standing more and it feels good. Drainage is looking good, not to much. The only thing bugging me is like a pulling sensation i believe others have mentioned that before. I think it has to do with the stitches or the healing i dont remember. Really the only thing giving me pain and it happens if i move a bit funny. Took the stairs once today and a little walk around.
     

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