Pre-Op Appt Complete- so many differences

  • JoyNFl
  • St Petersburg, FL
  • 2 years ago

Well, I had my pre-op appt this morning, so I am one step closer!!! YAY!!! And, even more nervous :) So, I have noticed that there are a few differences between the way doctors/ surgery centers do things. Here is what I have found: 1. TT Binders: I have read so much about being fitted for a binder during pre-op. Not me. I was told that I would have one binder to wear until my drains come out, then I will get a stage 2 binder to where the remainder of the time. 2. Breast Reduction garment: I asked if I should buy a 2nd binder or garment so that I would have a second on hand and they said no. They said that I can wear a sports bra for a short amount of time while I am washing the one that they give me, but other than that, don't bother. 3. I have read that many women are given medication to take the morning of surgery for nerves, but not my doctor. They said that if (haha, "if"??) I'm nervous when I arrive, then they will give me something to help when I arrive. 4. TT Drains- I was told today that they typically do not like to remove both drains at the same time. I don't recall reading much on this, but I guess I was a little surprised. 5. I expected to be told that I couldn't shower for days, however, I can shower after 24-48 hours. They don't want me to stay in too long....just a quick soap off and hair cleanse and the water can't be too hot. But, still different from many other posts that I've read.  I'm not discouraged about the differences or worried. I guess I just had a thought of how some of it would go and it was different. Oh, but I do want to say how much fun it was to have the pictures taken. AAHHHH!!!! So glad she did it all pretty quickly, because standing there wearing those beautiful blue thong panties was worse than having a cavity filled ;) geeeze....what a day!!! Anyway...8 days left!!! WOW!!! It still almost feels like a dream :)