Feeling blue after the initial euphoria

  • Charlie123UK
  • 1 year ago

So I'm one week post op now. First few days were amazing. Couldn't believe I'd actually done it, was amazed at the results, was more mobile than I thought I'd be and had no regrets whatsoever. Its now 8 days later and I'm feeling a bit meh about it all. I initially thought my size was perfect but now I feel too big. The shape and positioning is fab but I had this done to be smaller and I feel like I still have big breasts. I also feel a bit weird about doing it. Like, did I really do that. Is this all normal? Anyone else experienced it?

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That should of said, can't really say I'm tired!
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Hi Kali. I'm 2 weeks post op now. Had the dressings off last night. Discomfort has changed completely. First week was discomfort in my ribs, sternum, general chest area. That's all pretty much gone now and been substituted for discomfort in the actual incisions, nipples and armpit area. I'm purposefully using the word discomfort, as it's not pain as such but it's occasionally enough to make me wince and 'gurn' a bit! Am getting over the feeling of still being too big and liking the new boobs a bit more. The shape is great, as is the firmness, so I'm delighted overall. Can really say that ive been especially tired. Hanging around the house watching rubbish daytime tv makes me a bit lethargic but that's just because I'm humming around I think! Tough though isn't it. Takes you on a real roller coaster of emotions. I remain over the moon that I've done this however. No regrets whatsoever!
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Hi Charlie just wondering how you are doing. im post op 6 days and dressings swapped for first time im well sore and tender as if theres a tight band across my ribs plus. having ups and downs as well but pleased with the size at the same time . i ger tired very quick as well too i dont know how youfeel Are you pleased so far with your results Elaine
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Thank you all so much for your supportive words. Had my dressings off last night and feel a bit better, as the padding was definitely making them seem a bigger than they probably really are. I said to the doc that I felt a shade too big still and he said, we were doing a reduction, not a mastectomy. Put it into context a little for me. So it's onwards and upwards. Not ready to shower yet still, despite doc saying go for it. Breasts are super sensitive without the protective dressing and i have a feeling that I'd have to be peeled off the ceiling if water touched these bad boys right now!
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I'm a bit down too, though I think part of it is not being on pain meds anymore; I became addicted to them and I didn't have a chance to properly wean myself from them. I'm also sick of being stuck at home with no car. I go back to work Friday, I'll be two weeks post op this Thursday. Hope we all get to feeling better soon. *hugsj
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Stupid thing posted twice, sorry lol
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I'm a bit down too, though I think part of it is not being on pain meds anymore; I became addicted to them and I didn't have a chance to properly wean myself from them. I'm also sick of being stuck at home with no car. I go back to work Friday, I'll be two weeks post op this Thursday. Hope we all get to feeling better soon. *hugs*
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Hi again, Charlie! All the depression and feeling blah is a normal prat of the process, unfortunately. I'm not sure when your surgery was, mine was Sept 13th, which means I am in my third week. There's a lot of speculation about the fact that week three can be really tough, and it probably does have to do with the initial euphoria wearing off. Also, this whole business of healing and recovery gets a bit old by week three - we feel like we've babied ourselves enough, we're tired of laying low and staying home so much, we DO try to do more, maybe quite a bit too much more, than we should be doing and then wonder why we feel tired, our boobs feel swollen, etc. In addition, most of us either have already gone back to work or will be soon. I am very lucky in this regard, as I am already retired. Unfortunately, all this and much more is part of the process, and, actually, our bodies are really only now getting into the hardest part of healing on the inside of our boobs, which, I think, is why we often see subtle changes everyday. That's it, I'm off of my soapbox! Sorry I ran on so, but we all feel this way and, if we don't, we might be fighting it, which eventually will come out in the form of more stress, or even weakening our bodies to the point that we catch something, like a bad cold, flu, etc. Take care Charlie, okay?? Hugs, JJ
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Very well said, Jacquie.
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You nailed it right on the head Jacquie. Charlie, I think we all have feelings like this one way or the other. The swelling makes the new girls almost look like they are getting bigger not smaller. We are all so used to 'do it, get over it and get on with it and have more patience with everyone around us than with ourselves... Well guess I have to practice what I preach too, 'cause I have been feeling like this also.... thank goodness for this forum that makes us realize we are all feeling very normal... better days ahead :-)
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Yep I'm a Welsh bird! It's a process, the wanting, the waiting, the healing. None of it pleasant! If only we could be kept asleep and woken up 6 months later! Hehe. xx
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Sounds like you're in the uk Cariad? Thanks for yr reply. Sorry to hear yr op is delayed. Waiting is so anxiety-inducing. Harder than having the op itself in many ways. Hang in there. It IS worth it, despite the touch of blues it can give you.
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I bet this is a totally normal feeling Charlie, I feel depressed and I haven't even done it yet. My surgery has been delayed and not sure when it's going to happen. It's all very weird this boob shrinky thing isn't it? You know that you want to do it, but you wish you didn't HAVE to do it. It's also a bit like grieving for something. Your breasts are part of you, regardless of how you feel and choosing to have them made smaller is hard to do and accept, even though that's exactly why we are doing it. For me, I feel like if I were ill it would all make more sense to me, having surgery I mean. I feel sorry for myself all of the time and it can spiral at times. Being locked up in the house tottering about doesn't help either. I am a little concerned that I will go mad as I like to be out and about. If you hear on the bbc news that some loopy bird is bopping about the town with bandages and what not flapping in the wind, chances are it will be me and not a crazy Egyptian mummy! I'm only at the other end of a message if you need to chat! xx
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