Date all set for July 20th

  • Aitchcov
  • 3 years ago

Well my date is set for the 20th July. Only 3 weeks away but I am already unable to think about anything but.  How do people distract themselves and manage to not worry every minute of every waking day?! Is anyone else set for a reduction in July?   Lovely to hear from people who have had the surgery but would be nice to find someone in the same position as me too. H

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Lol that is so true and is my problem as well.

H
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I have managed to sta pretty stable which is good since I also gave up smoking at the same time. Having said that, I an now see my tummy which was always hidden by my chest!
I have not hd children so there is no other reason other than too much mayonaise.
Am starting a Zumba class in the village hall next week! Well, it's a start!
H
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Giving up the smoking is a big one. I quit 3 times in the last year and gained five pounds each time. Have been off the sticks since February and I still have a hard time with it at times. I have gotten about 7 of those pounds off, but it is hard. I thought I might lose some while recovering, as I thought I wouldn't feel very good, but alas I have felt fine and it has not affected my appetite :-( Well in the next couple of weeks I will be able to start being much more active, so hopefully I can get those last 8 pounds off. The thing that bothers me is that before surgery when I shaved my legs in the shower by breasts hung over and I couldn't see anything but my leg, well now my breast just stays where it is suppose to be and I can now see a tummy roll when I bend over and I'm NOT liking that at all!!
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It is definitely incentive! I was doing really well I lost 12 pounds after the surgery just from not eating much I guess, but it is slowly coming back... So time to kick the healthy eating and working out back into gear!
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Too funny. I have not yet had my surgery as you all know, however I too am worried about my weight staying at a stable weight. We all want our girls to stay perfect.
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Good plan!
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We will take care of our weight(s) together then!
Limit the chocolate, mayonaise and cheese and go for the fresh eg more.
That is my mantra now. Off to the shops after breakfast to stock up.
H
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Hang in there! I am 11 weeks post op this Wed, and feeling great, my scars are fading nicely, I have had a few stitches pop through the skin which is very strange! But I tugged gently and it came right out and it feels much better now. I am just super paranoid about my weight now I can go up and down 10 pounds like nothing but now I am scared to screw up my boobs doing that... No fun!
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I am so excited for you. Will get there.
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Nearly 6 weeks post op.
Sleeping loads better, though sometimes some pain caused by rolling over! Having dressings changed once a week just now whilst the incisions uncerneath heal.
Incisions round nipples and down the front are fine, can hardly see them, but the bottom of the vertical cut are taking a while to heal over.

H
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Happy August Aitchcov!

Just checking in to see how you are feeling? How did the initial viewing go for you? Hope you are recovering nicely and are getting back to normal!
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Wednesday, 7 days post op and stabbing pains are nerve regeneration according to nurse and a good sign. Off to the unveiling tomorrow, cant wait to get the tape off and be able to shower properly.
Boobs getting softness back, less like tennis balls and more like normal boobs! I did have a dream that I rolled over and they popped, so hopefully that risk is less just now.
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6 days post op and feeling a bit bettter today. For some reason I thought I'd feel emotionally better straight away but that has not been the case. Still very weepy!
On the up side I love my new shape and am so pleased to have done it after 10 years of wanting to. Bruises are going down now and are turning yellow. Strange aches and shootiung pains through boobs I know are healing pains and not to be worried about.
thursday bvrings the first sight of them at the great unveiling at the hospital o/p. cant wait to see them.
Sleeping is not so bad and I found two pillows down my sides was an excellent tip.
H
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Have been reading all morning. All these posts help me so much so realize that I am NORMAL.. 1 hour before BR. Lots of good information.
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Well today was my pre-op and all went well. I am much happier about things and less stressed. Just a week to wait then it will all be over, bar the healing.

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Good luck Aitchcov! I hope you have a calm and relaxing week and all goes well during your surgery. I will be anxious to hear how it goes.
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Hope your healing well, let us know how it went when your up to it :)
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Thank you so much Jessica that has made me feel a lot better.
I have been driving myself nuts with this and cry at the slightest thing too. The description of PMS times a million is so accurate!
I guess it doesnt help that I have also given up smoking so as to get the best out of the operation and healing (and health too of course). It all adds to the stress of things.
Just cancelled this weekends trip to Scotland, couldnt get on the plane, which is not like me at all.
Cheers H
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I was the same way, I forgot about it till you said that, but I cried at the drop of a hat before hand! I would just be sitting there and bam turn on the water works... It was like PMS times a million! Hang in there and try and think about how happy you will be after and how amazing you will feel and look. It literally makes everything better, from clothes you can buy to no more pain to breathing easier, to being able to stand up easier, its amazing and oh so worth it!
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Well 11 days to go and am still suffering. Loss of appetite and very emotional to boot. Know it is the right thing and cant understand why I am so anxious about it.
Ho hum, roll on 20th July.
H
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Yes it is all normal to think about this morning to evening.  Your mind won't be able to shut down until this is all over with.  We have all been there.

I guess the best you can do is focus on getting everything ready at home and try to relax some.  Go for a massage and take some time for yourself. 

Hugs

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Thanks Jessica.
Loads of good advice, thanks. I do think I am going mad and its nice to hear that is 'normal'! I will start cleaning this weekend and sort out space etc for ice making stuff in the freezer (UK freezers dont make that a priority, must be something to do with the weather here!)
Not sure I have a thermometer either so maybe should do as you suggest and go shopping!
H
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totally normal, if you go through and read the June forum we are all saying the same thing, it consumes your brain! I didn't sleep a wink the days leading up to it either. Hang in there you will be thrilled in a few weeks :)
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I had my BR on June 8th, and it was all I could think about or talk about leading up to it! I think I started to drive my family nuts by talking and worrying so much... Thankfully mine got scheduled super quick I only had a week, but it was a long week! I cleaned a lot since I knew I would be out of commission awhile. You could shop for a good comfy sports bra to wear after, magazines, books, DVD's ect. oh and food, you probably will not feel like eating, I actually lost 11 pounds since my surgery, but it's good to have easy stuff on hand to grab. I totally took it for granted, I couldn't lift a gallon of milk or juice, or open the top, or reach up into the microwave to heat up soup. Stuff you just don't think about till your in the position. Granola bars were a godsend for me. Set up your "bed" before hand to so when you get home you can just go right into it, lots of pillows! I slept in a big over sized chair in a nest of pillows for a week, before moving into the bed with the same nest, my husband slept in the spare bedroom. Have ice on hand for ice packs, they feel great, and gold bond extra strength anti itch lotion was my salvation about a week and a half post op when the itching starts, just keep it out of the incisions. I did run a low grade fever for a few days about three days post op, just take your temp and keep an eye on it. it went away on its own and never amounted to anything thank god. I never had any pain and I didn't even fill my prescription, I took one Tylenol the day after and thats it. Hopefully yours will be similar :) It was the best thing I have ever done, I feel amazing now, I even ran yesterday with no issues and my breasts already look great, I love them. I wore a tube top for the first time in 11 years too! I went from a 34DDD to a 34C. If you have any questions let me know, and good luck!
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Lots of good advice, Jessica. Thanks! I just had my initial consult on Thursday, so I've still got plenty of waiting to do, but I'm already completely preoccupied with the idea! You gave lots of good ideas that I am taking note of because I am trying to get as prepared as possible. Glad to hear you are so happy with your results. Sounds like we are similar sizes, I'm currently a 34H with dreams of being a 34C (Can't wait to be able to buy a bra with polka dots and a sundress!)
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