Cleft Lift Aug. 25

#21
Good good good!! Yes the pulling sensation is normal, I had it as well. Are you off pain meds yet? So glad you're doing better!
 

Brandonw

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#22
Thank you! ya its such an odd feeling. I have been taking one at night and one in the morning. Trying to cut them out and go to tylenol
 
#24
Brandon, glad to hear you are doing so good! My son is 10 days post op and he's been sitting for a few days now kind of off to the side. Not really any discharge but i'll keep an eye out. Keep feeling better!
 

Brandonw

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#25
Thank you! Ya im keeping really positive. I havent quite sat yet so im just waiting a bit. Probably try for a few minutes at a time. And im glad your son is doing well!
 
#26
Did Zerfas give you that post op write up packet thing? It was a general looking thing that they give to all the "pilonidal people" lol, did she include a personalized instruction sheet?
How are you feeling today?
 

Brandonw

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#27
Lol what did it look like? Like was it a one page typed thing? Im feeling good today thanks! That pulling sensation is weird but other then that im doing well id say. Went out to the mailbox again lol
 
#28
Good!! No I got a few things and one was handwritten, it said not to bend, squat, twist and something else, said I could do the stairs, it was just a run down of the nurses instructions, prescriptions, etc
 

Brandonw

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#29
Cool! Ya i still havent sat yet im just nervous lol.
Day 5:
Not to much has changed really. Some soreness and just been walking slower. Just keeping up my fruits and veggies and protein. My appointment is next Wednesday. A bit of drainage.
 

Brandonw

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#32
Honestly im not really to sure lol They said the incision site should feel better after 2 days and it does. Just if i do some weird movements.
 
#34
She told me I could sit immediately, and that I would feel uncomfortable or pain if I sat too long which is a sign to stand up. I asked and she said I couldn't pop a stitch by sitting and that I would feel it before that happened ;)
Just don't push your body into something it's not ready for, feel it out and stop when it hurts or you are too uncomfortable
 

Brandonw

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#35
Ok thank u for the input. I may just hold out til the appointment lol.
Day 7:
Went well. Felt pretty good today! Just been trying to keep the area clean. Not doing anything extensive yet.
 

Brandonw

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#36
Day 8:
Today has been decent so far. Had the most drainage that ive had yet. I see like a pin hole that has opened in the middle, which in a sense i expected. I didnt have a drain so its my body's way of pushing it out. Still makes me nervous but it has to escape somewhere. The drainage looks fine as well. No odd smells or any thing.
 

Brandonw

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#37
Day 9:
Had more drainage when i woke up. Seems to drain the most at night when i sleep. i dont know its the way i sleep or im twisting and dont realize. My other theory was that my body and muscles are relaxed so thats the time that it escapes. Upgraded to a thicker pad. The drainage still looks ok. Im keeping an eye on it. I have my appointment tomorrow!
 
#40
Thanks for the updates and glad things are going so well. Very encouraging!! My son gets his cleft lift done September 10 and he cannot wait for it to be over!