3 weeks post op blues

  • smashums
  • 1 year ago

I had a breast reduction almost 3 weeks ago and initially I was thrilled. I went from a E to small, perky C. The problem is that I was hoping at this point to be getting back to normal and when I saw my PS the other day and he took off the tape on both breasts the apex has opened slightly (one side is a little worse than the other). He wasn't overly concerned and gave me antibiotics just in case but there's no sign of infection. The wounds are small but I'm having severe anxiety about it. I keep looking at them wondering what I did to myself and they still look so beaten up right now I just can't imagine them ever looking normal again. I'm trying to look at the bigger picture but right now I can't stop crying and I can't really do anything to get my mind off of it. Am I crazy or has anyone else had a similar reaction? 

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Thanks everyone for your comments here, I wondered if there was going to be some point after surgery that this might happen, now I know that if it hits me, I'm not alone :)
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everyone has some sort of wobble at some stage but mostly it is sheer joy!
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I cried and had horrible anxiety attacks wishing I could go back in a time machine, but it ended and I am extremely pleased now I did it. wondered for a while, but now I know...I thought I would be so happy to be out of neck and back pain, and look small again, that depression was a thing of the mind and I wasn't going to do that. but There was no control, my Dr. actually prescribed me a mild zanax for a few weeks to help me, but I don't take anymore of them, and I am back to my life and look back now and wonder what happened to me? lol
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hi, I am just beginning week 3 of my recovery and while I am happy with the results so far, I am growing tired of the soreness and achiness...I used to be a belly sleeper but no more! lol and I'm missing it! I hate to be a whiner and it seems like friends and family expect me to be back to 100% by now... thank you all for making me feel like I'm not alone and these feelings are normal!
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Hang in there!!!
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Hi I just wanted to comfort you. I felt awful for weeks after. I was downand crying and felt that I was not normal. Well my op was 26 of September 2013. I have a normal life. I don't even think about my boobs except when I need new clothes and it feels so good to try on any clothes with no problems. I am in no pain and the only link to my op is doing my daily massage with bio oil or palmers cream. It all goes back to normal except without the weight or those embarrassing huge boobs. It does feel good to have a breast size that just doesn't stick out in the crowd. PS still pert after 4 months!!!!
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I just started week 3 today, myself. *chin wobble* I'll get through this. I've been through worse. I've been blaming the Champix I'm taking to stay off ciggies.
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Hi! I know right now it feels difficult! I certainly remember a few weeks ago and I was ready to feel "normal" and I can assure you.. it DOES happen!! Yay! Its week 7 for me and all is good.... You are on your way! I know it sounds cliché but everyday you are one step closer to feeling 100%.... keep your chin up..you are doing it!
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thank you for reaching out to me.... You are right, it does get better, lol! have a great weekend!
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im also 3 weeks I'm also very emotional because i still feel sore and i feel like I'm never going to fell normal again. :( is anyone else still feeling sore at 3 weeks?
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it is incredibly common to get really down and frustrated 3 weeks in. it will pass, just be gentle with yourself, total recovery is months, not weeks
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I was 3 weeks out on Wednesday ! I feel that very same way ! I had my Breast Reduction Surgery on March 5th, 2014.
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Hello I was wondering how you feel now its been like 3 weeks after my breast reduction and I still feel sore in and burning sensation and I'm just looking for for the day for all this to go away I just had surgery in March 14
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Hey howare you feeling I have my breast reduction on March 14 a week after yours and I still feel like the sword in it and this burning sensation how about you
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hello I feel the same way I had my surgery done March 14 2014 and I'm feeling horribleand I was wondering how you feel after 3 months you can please reply back
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I am going through the same thing. Weepy one minute happy the next. I'm finding that co workers, family, etc. expect you to be up and running at week 3. It makes me feel frustrated and alone. I thank all of you for your words of encouragement and look forward to a full recovery :)
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I am the same. I just keep hanging on to the fact that everyone says that these feelings will subside. We have to be patient and kind to ourselves. A hug from me to you!!
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smashums, How did you get on babes? Hope you are ok? x x
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its a common theme; it will pass. As the weeks go by and you start to heal more things get better. I am now able to do everything I did pre-op with the exception of hard work-outs (bouncing is still bothersome.) I also get more sore in my armpit and ribcage area. But now I can sleep comfortably, shower, clean house, work etc with no problems. Your wounds will heal even if you have a stumble along the way.
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Great. I'm only 9 days po and feel like I look freakish & won't let my husband even see them.... Not looking fwd to feeling more blues....
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@RRMommy - I let my husband see from day 1, it was really a great bonding experience. Also, its very re-assuring to have your husband tell you how great they look and trust me, that is exactly what he will say!
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Many women call this the dreadful week 3. It is VERY common for women to experience sadness, sometimes regret and worry around this time. Please be patient, know that it will take time for your body to heal. Your "girls" will be back to mormal sooner than you know and you will be so happy. We all experience this blues and its tough but please try to remember to be patient and everything will be ok.
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It's crazy how blue we can feel. I'm still waiting on my surgery date after it was delayed. After it was delayed I must admit I've been having bad anxiety too. Not sleeping properly and frankly more stressed about everything. Remember though that even though we need and want to do this, we wish we didn't have to! It's also a grieving process and we just want an easy plain sailing recovery. My biggest fear is now infection and I worry myself sick over it. You're not alone in experiencing these thoughts. xx
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I'm 3 weeks post op too and never thought that I'd feel so emotional. I find that I'm happy one minute and then the next, I'm crying or just simply down. I have been having a rough recovery and had a breast abscess on one side that needed to be cut open and drained (without any anestesia might I add) and so that alone makes it look really ugly. On the other side, I have a small wound as well that isn't healing, or at least doesn't seem to be...ON top of that...I still feel bigger than I wanted to be...you are not alone!
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The 3 week blues sound about normal.  The first 4-6 weeks is the hardest part of the recovery process.  Your body has just been through a major surgery, your body has changed and you are healing.  Kinda hard on the body.

Your breasts will take shape and change over the next 6-12 months so hang on.  Mine took a while to take total shape so be patient.  

Get out and do something fun for yourself and take your mind off everything.  

 

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