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  • Writer's pictureAmy Slater

Post Abdominoplasty: Day four

Well, I am still here laying in bed with intermittent walking trips around the house. There has NEVER, including through both twin pregnancies, been a time when I have laid around as much as I have in the last 3 1/2 days!! The most difficult thing for me is watching my husband have to do all of the work and mind the kids.

Today, I started to feel the tightness in my lower back from being bent over so much. The Hypervolt helps a lot with that! I am also having a difficult time taking a breath because my lungs really don’t have anywhere to expand. According to my surgeon, this is completely normal!

I am trying to keep up with my meals, I am hungry, but I have zero appetites! That does not really make sense, but that’s where I am. I am not sure if it is the pain, lack of movement, or a combo.

I am grateful the outcome will be good, this is not a permanent condition and I am confident in the process!

Here is where I am at right now:

Day 4 Movement Description

Day 4 Movement Piece–Ok, so this is me in the raw form! 🙂

I am focusing on these three movement components:

  1. Breath matrix: 5 seconds in/5 seconds out x 3 per head position

2. Isometric contraction to pump blood to the tissue and encourage the healing process: Holds starting at 5 sec and progress until the pain stops.

3. Step matrix: 5 per side per direction.

You can view more about the breath and step matrix here.


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