I really really want this to just get easier... Drains came out and with them all the bandages were removed, just steri strips now. I feel like it is going to be okay and I keep wishing for it at 11:11. The doctor said I look good. He reiterated that he took more tissue than he expected and that he pulled me pretty tight. I hope that I can see that when the swelling goes down but even what I can see now looks awesome. Still approximately the same size but it's all puffed out with fluid and not with extra skin. All the fat that was between my thighs is all gone. Crazy to look at them and just see a thigh with no hanging drooping skin.
So all I need to do now is sit tight and heal. Well, not sit tight all the time, getting up and moving is still super important and that will get easier as the pain subsides. I get to shower starting tomorrow. Thank goodness because I stink! I could go a couple more days without washing my hair, but my body needs a cleansing. The washcloth bath is just not the same.
I feel much better now that I have gotten to see... I'm thrilled. I can't wait to use my new legs.