Cleft Lift Aug. 25

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  1. Brandonw

    Brandonw Very Helpful

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    Thank you! Lol yup im north of the city so we didnt get much at all.
     
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    That's awesome!! I'm so glad you are feeling better and that the hole is getting smaller! How is your sitting?

    I hear ya lol, we didn't get hit so bad but are stuck inside. Ventured out to arcade for supplies today, only had to drive 2 miles to get out of the driving ban.
     
  3. Brandonw

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    Thank you! Sitting is going well! It took me a bit to ease into it but it feels good. Hard surfaces can still be a bit tough but other than that i can sit for a few hours stand up and move around. Still a bit sore if im sitting on the same spot for that amount of time. Overall i feel very good! Im waiting to do squats because i would rather everything close completely.

    Thats good. Glad you are safe. Some of the places got around 6 ft. We got a few inches lol. I feel bad though thats tough.
     
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    That's fantastic!! So glad you are able to sit so long! I don't blame you, even after I was cleared and everything was closed, I waited a few more weeks to really start squatting...just plain paranoia hehe. I know now I would have been fine but it was hard to get over that everything is ok now lol.

    So crazy, been watching the news all week and all the footage of some of the towns is nuts. The band moved right over us this morning so we are getting our dues now haha but it's all good. Thankful for heat and home!!
     
  5. Brandonw

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    Yes im extremely happy with everything! It took a bit of time but i feel it was well worth it. Lol ya i just would like the reassurance. Glad to hear you are doing well!

    Lol ya the news has been on nonstop. The band has just been hovering and it seems like forever. Hopefully you dont get a whole lot more.
     
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    I've been thinking of all you guys up there-it looks like it's pretty nasty. Keep safe!
     
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    Thank you Liily!
     
  8. Brandonw

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    Week 13:
    Saw the doctor today and it went well! I dont have to go back unless something comes up. She said there are the 2 holes that are extremely small and thats about it. Giving that a couple weeks or so. Just thought i would share.
     
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    Sounds great. Really so glad to follow your recovery & hear the great updates.
     
  10. Brandonw

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    Thank you very much! I will still be around on here. Probably post again on this thread in a few weeks. Have a really nice Holiday!
     
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    Is it still draining? It has been 15 days since my cleft lift now and I also have a troublesome spot at the bottom. It is draining, especially during the night. Mvh JH
     
  12. Brandonw

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    Yup a bit mostly at night as well but minimal.
     
  13. Johnathan Irons

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    Hey Brandon, congrats on the healing. Could I ask - was it mentioned to you that you may need a second surgery? Because it looked like it wasn't closing? I was told at my consultation that if it doesn't close the first time I may need a second surgery to help it close.
     
  14. Brandonw

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    No not at all. When i had my closed excision and it didnt heal my doctor wanted to do another one and i said no way. Then searched around for the cleft lift :)
     
  15. Johnathan Irons

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    Yeah I'm getting my cleft lift next week but I was told it may not close the first time but hopefully it does!
    Any tips?
     
  16. Brandonw

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    Awesome! Good to hear. Thats interesting though, Ive never heard that it "may not close the first time" I have heard that the bottom most part can take a bit longer to close.

    As for tips just keep up a good diet, Keep up your protein intake and get some fiber in there as more protein can bind you up. Take a stool softener and add some vitamins in there like zinc, vitamin c, a multivitamin.
     
  17. Johnathan Irons

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    My tract has run down my butt cheek so it makes it harder for the flap to close fully. I was told this at my consultation because of my case. I also have a tract on the other side but it hasnt gone that far. Miss Senapati is doing my surgery so I'm in good hands anyway :)
    I also make sports nutrition so I have an infinite supply of whey protein.
    I'll get the vitamins and stool softener too.... Really nervous about going to the toilet!
    I've been told I can sit as long as there's no pain. How long did it take you to sit? Was it sore?
     
  18. Brandonw

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    Oh i see. So it may be a bit different. Sounds great! It took me awhile to sit because i was nervous of doing any damage. So at first yes it was sore but you get used to it. I did intervals.
     
  19. Girlbooty

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    Hurray Brandon!! I'm so happy everything went well!! Did dr. Z tell you she hopes she never sees you again?? Lol. But so much yay!! :cheer:
     
  20. Brandonw

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    Lol she sure did! Only if something came up i would have to call!
     

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