This is somewhat of an update to this thread about my successful weight loss, as well as my plans to follow up that weight loss with plastic surgery... I had my surgeries (lower body lift, breast reduction, and arm lift) 11 days ago, and things have been really rough thanks to the geniuses who performed surgery on me keeping my arms in the same position (in a T, like a crucifix) for all 9 hours of the surgery. I woke up unable to to move my arms or hands, and feeling like my hands were on my chest after someone moved them to my side. Spending the agonizing next day in the ER to have an hour long MRI and see a neurologist team thankfully revealed that the cause was probably the positioning, and that there is no evidence that of anything permanent, such as a spinal injury or nerve damage (as opposed to pinched nerves that take time to wake up). The neurologists estimated that it would take 2-3 weeks for my hands and arms to wake up. Currently, I have most use of my right hand and arm (how I'm typing this), although it's weak. However, my left hand is taking forever to wake up, and I can barely move any finger on that hand (which definitely is an improvement, but a frustratingly slow improvement). I am becoming increasingly impatient, as well as worried that my previously scheduled 3 weeks of medical leave from work will probably need to be extended. If it weren't for the hands/arms issues, my recovery would've been smooth. The surgeon, who has been performing surgeries for decades and is one of the most highly rated plastic surgeons online (on site like realself), said that this is the only case he's had with this issue (lucky me), but also that he's never had a patient in as little pain as I am in. For the last couple of days, I've been using nothing but aspirin for pain management, even sometimes forgetting to take a new dose. I hope this will all just be short-term suffering, and that the long-term results will outweigh it. It's hard to tell exactly what the long-term results will be, as the breast reduction will need a revision (which the surgeon said he'll do in a few months for no extra cost) and because it'll take time for my body to take it's final form (for instance, it'll take about 6-12 months for scars to heal). However, it will probably be worth it in the end.