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Paint modelling after lap?

Paint modelling after lap?

This is probably a bit weird... But I do body modelling for body painting which is where you are painted from head to toe for artist competitions and events. I have an event booked for march 10th but my lap is on Jan 11th... Just wandering about swelling, fatigue and healing really if I will be well enough to be stood painted for 7hours? And also don't want to be swollen for it, I have no idea how long the healing process takes? As I will be baring all im a bit worried what state I will be in two months post lap? Any help or info on other people's recoveries would be really appreciated! Xxx

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Only speaking from personal experience, I wouldn’t have wanted to do this 2 months post lap. Others may advise differently but I wouldn’t have felt up to it physically or emotionally. I’d also wonder about being painted where your incisions are. Xxx

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Thanks so much for your reply. The incisions can be covered with dressings then painted over the top. Just worried about pain and swelling really. I didn't have a consultation with a Dr to discuss op so am going in a bit blind and don't know what recovery will be like. Hadn't considered the emotional side of it at all! Xxx

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Hiya - I'm two months on from my op right now (November 9th 2017.) I feel physically fine, and I'd be more than able to stand for seven hours. My incisions have healed right up, and I would feel fine about having them painted over I think. Emotionally, I'm a bit ropey, but I think that's normal. Just bear in mind it varies hugely from person to person - but if you're otherwise fit and healthy, I should think 2 months would be ok xx

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It really depends what is done during your lap. If it’s a diagnostic lap without treatment then you should be physically fine after two months but if you have extensive excision (as I had in mine) then you may still be recovering physically after two months and not be on absolutely top form. I found that I got tired more easily than normal for a while. It’s hard to say exactly how you’ll feel because everyone recovers differently and much depends on what you have done during your lap. The main thing I would say is try not to push yourself and an op such as this could leave you feeling quite emotional for a while. Xxx

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Thank you all so much for your replies!!! Lap went well, extensive removal of endo as it was everywhere. Rectum, bladder, uterus, all over my pelvis. Also my left ovary was stuck and surrounded by fluid so they freed my ovary, drained the fluid and removed a 3cm cyst. Now the swelling has gone down my stomach is the flattest it had ever been and stitches have already dissolved and fallen off.

The nausea is a bitch and I'm wobbly emotionally - which until the replies to this post wasn't something I had even anticipated. So thank you all so much for your replies. Just taking it one day at a time.

Hope you are all well! Sending lots of thanks and happy smiley vibes xxx

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