Helen Flanagan admits frustrations over 'not being able to run' during recovery ... trends now
And Helen Flanagan has now shared an update on day four of recovery, admitting her frustrations over not being able to 'run around' as she usually would.
The former Coronation Street star, 32, explained that she is having to take things easy for the next six to eight weeks, but her recovery is going: 'Really, really well'.
Update: Helen Flanagan has shared her frustrations over 'not being able to run around' during recovery from her boob job... but assures fans she is healing 'really, really well'
Speaking to her 1M followers via Instagram Stories, the screen star explained the struggles of not being able to sleep on your front or shower properly.
Helen told the camera: 'I’m on day 4 now of recovery. I’ve managed to put some eyebrows and mascara on. So I’m doing OK, last night was my first night where I just really, really couldn’t get comfortable. They say to sleep propped up, but I just couldn’t get comfortable so that wasn’t the best.
'It’s tricky because you can’t really have a proper shower, so you just have to wash yourself like this [acts out washing arms] so I can’t wait actually for a proper shower.
'You’re told that you can’t swim or, like, I can’t work out with my personal trainer for six to eight weeks.
Adapting: Speaking to her 1M followers via Instagram Stories, the screen star explained the struggles of not being able to sleep on your front or shower properly
Taking it easy: Explaining lifestyle changes, Helen continued: 'You’re told that you can’t swim or, like, I can’t work out with my personal trainer for six to eight weeks'
'Which, to be honest, I’m gonna wait the six weeks because I do want to take my recovery really seriously because I don’t want anything to happen. I don’t think you can have a bath for 6-8 weeks, you have to shower so that obviously, you don’t want to soak the wounds,' she explained.
Adding her frustration over having more limited mobility, Helen continued: 'But yeah, I feel fine, obviously it is a bit frustrating because I’m someone who literally just runs around all the time and I do a million things, I just don’t keep still.
'So it is quite hard obviously not being able to lift the kettle and it’s frustrating not to be able to do stuff like that and whizz around and do my normal things but I know it's not for long.'
Tough: Adding her frustration over having more limited mobility, Helen continued: 'But yeah, I feel fine, obviously it is a bit frustrating because I’m someone who literally just runs around all the time and I do a million things, I just don’t keep still'
The actress added that she has extra help this week with her three children; Matilda, seven, Delilah, four, and Charlie, 17 months.
While she assured: 'But yeah my recovery is going really, really well.'
Helen announced the boob job on Sunday, as she admitted to being 'really nervous' to share the news.
While still in recovery, the actress - who split from her footballer fiancé Scott Sinclair in October - claimed she went under the knife in a bid to 'feel more confident'.
'They became really saggy!' Helen announced the boob job on Sunday, as she admitted to being 'really nervous' to share the news
She also explained how her decision had been influenced by a reduction in her bust from an E cup to 'not filling a B cup bra' caused by breastfeeding her three children.
While holding off from displaying the results, the newly-single star said in the vlog: 'Hi, so I wanted to pop on here. I'm actually really nervous about sharing this actually but I've had a boob job.
'I had it done on Thursday. Yeah, so I'm in recovery at the moment. I have been really nervous about sharing this, because you always get some, like, not very nice comments or what have you.
Opening up: She also explained how her decision had been influenced by a reduction in her bust from an E cup to 'not filling a B cup bra' caused by breastfeeding her three children
Racy: The actress (pictured before surgery) revealed that she went under the knife to feel more confident
'But yeah, it's just something that I did for myself, I really wanted to do it for my confidence. I have been really nervous about sharing this. Obviously I very much am for body confidence, and very much for supporting other women, but supporting women in all choices that they decided to do.
'I think if something really is bothering you, then I think, you know, it's a good thing to do something about it.
'I'm on day two of recovery, I've literally... my friend just helped me wash my hair and dry it because you can't actually... you can't, you can't shower properly, you have to keep the wounds dry, I have this kind of like, support bra on, and you can't get it wet.
'So these Stories are probably going to be quite long so you might want to get yourself comfy, but I'm just going to talk about the whole thing, really.'
Candid: While still in recovery, Helen - who split from Scott in October - claimed she went under the knife in a bid to 'feel more confident'
Helen confessed she decided on having the operation after becoming a mum to Delilah but waited until she'd welcomed Charlie, since she wanted to have another baby.
She said: 'I never thought I would have a boob job. I always... I was always like, really, busty, I never thought that I would be someone that would need to have a boob job.
'Basically, my boobs just changed so much from pregnancy and breastfeeding. And it's a really tricky one here, because I loved all my breastfeeding journeys. I'm a massive supporter of breastfeeding.
'I think it's an amazing experience that you can have your children and I would do it, you know, time and time again. But in total, I probably breastfed for about... I would say about three years.
Speaking out: The former Coronation Street star, 32, admitted she was 'really nervous' to share the news but felt she needed the surgery since her breasts 'became really saggy'
Sultry: The actress has previously shared shots of her in lingerie to her Instagram and revealed she was 'big and busty' before having children
'So Matilda was eight months and I've had my babies all kind of like close together. Delilah was 13 months. And yeah, Charlie was 14 months. So it's all in together really about three years of breastfeeding.
'I think it's because I was quite big and busty before. There's no other nice way, I keep trying to think of a nicer way to say it. But the reason... they just sagged.
'There's no nicer way to say it, but they just became really saggy and I can't think of a better way to say it and it just affected my confidence.
'When I first Matilda, my boobs were fine. In fact, they went they went smaller, which I really liked. I think my frame change, having children. I've always been slim and small but I kind of lost quite a lot of weight from having children.
Under the knife: Helen confessed she decided on having the operation after becoming a mum to Delilah but waited until she'd welcomed