Hello. I don't even know where to start!! In...
Hello. I don't even know where to start!! In middle school I left seventh grade with really a flat chest! Then summer was over and guess who showed up, The Sisters!! I was overwhelmed with it all! The smallest I can ever remember being is a D cup or bigger! I was small but with my boobs I always felt large! Wore big baggy shirts to hide myself! After I graduated I kept getting bigger and bigger! No weight gain at first so I never understood! Fast forward 22 years-I have four children that I breast feed all them. They are sagging way to low, I have huge intentions in my shoulders, my neck hurts which brings on the migraines, my back across my shoulder blades hurts, my arms and hands fall asleep and my strength in my hands is not good! I have been to many doctors, therapist, chiropractors, and none of them have ever said its The Sisters fault!! That is until two months ago!! We moved to Texas last summer so all new doctors! A couple months ago I went in because my chest was hurting so bad! The doctor started pushing all over my shoulders and back and told me it was my muscles in my chest that were being pulled by The Sisters!! I was well I want them gone!! So he sent me to the PS. I was shocked but excited!!
So. I went to PS on Monday April 16. He took pictures listened to my whys and said ok we will write up a report get my other doctor info and submit to insurance! I waliked out thinking ok I tried. Insurance won't ok it. He said 2 to 6 weeks we will know something! My daughter told me that He didn't talk or say much and I said well there's not much to talk about if insurance don't ok it. Everything was sent in on Thursday April19. Mean while I was getting ready for a hysterectomy and I honestly thought it would be turned down! Well Thursday April 26th I had my approval letter in the mail!!! Yes APPROVAL!! I called PS to make sure and they said yes it's approved at full bennifits!!!! The next day i got the call to set the date!! So Tuesday June 5th is the big day!!! I have spent years of laughing at the jokes, making the jokes just so I won't cry!! I am a 40k and can't buy shirts or swim suites or even dresses that fit right because of the Sisters!! I am so ready for this! I am still recovering from my hysterectomy and when I go in for BR I will be four weeks out from it! But I am ready I have a great support system and that are all as excited as I am. I am ready to feel human!! It's exciting to think I will soon be perky and not saggy!! I don't ever remember being perky! LOL if you have any tips please let me know them becausevI don't see the PS till day before surgery to discuss everything. Through my other surgery I asked everyone at the hospital about PS and they all love him and have nothing but good to say!! So here I go!!! I will post pics as soon as I can.....
Ok I have been reading post after post. I have...
Ok I have been reading post after post. I have seen my PS once and not again till day before surgery! So we have not talked about size what I need to get or anything! I feel I need to call and ask questiona but dont want to bother anyone! I am still excited and ready to get it going!!! 3 more weeks!!!
LaterOh one more rhing! I called hostpital to check on what I have to pay and they said nothing that because of my recent surgery insurance will be covering it all!!!!!! Happy Mother's Day to me and Anniversary! !!!!
Hi again!! Well tomorrow marks exactly two weeks...
Hi again!! Well tomorrow marks exactly two weeks till the big fay! My asthma is acting up so I have to get in!! I am so afraid that my date will be pushed back! I am trying everything to get a handle on this!! I am busy this week, but next week i have nothing to do so it will be one long week! At the moment I am not nervous but anxious! I am so ready!! I still need to upload pics. I need to get that done!! I will get that done tomorrow!!!! Have a great week!!
Ok I am trying to put pics on here and when I go...
Ok I am trying to put pics on here and when I go to update my profile it is not giving me an option! Does anyone have a suggestion of what or how to do it? Kimmers sent me the link but when I pull up its still not on the page! I have 10 days to go! Still very excited! I love reading all the updates on here how everyone is after its done and how pleased they are!!! Well I am going to keep trying to update and add photos !!! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!
Hello once again!! I finally got to upload a...
Hello once again!! I finally got to upload a couple of pictures! I hope all is well with all!! I have 9 days left and I am ready!! I was in Wal-Mart with my hubby this morning and found some cute bra's!! I am in shock just thinking that I will be able to wear a smaller bra!! I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend!!
I have six days till surgery day!! I am ready but...
I have six days till surgery day!! I am ready but nerves are starting to get frazzled! I dont see PS till Monday(the day before) we have not talked about size or much of anything. He is the best around here and have talkes with lots if ladies who love him but I am getting nervouse! On the other hand I am so excited to get it going! I AM tired of the weight and pain!! I am so addicted to this site that I check on it all day!! Then to top it all off i tore something in my knee! Ugh!! Going to doc today! Praying i dont walk out with crutches!! God is in control and its all going to be ok!! I keep telling myself this!!
Hi ladies! I have four sleeps and three days left...
Hi ladies! I have four sleeps and three days left to go!!! I have found that I can not just sit still. I have to be up and moving all the time!! Been looking for some button/zip up tops or PJ's. Not a lot of luck! Or I don't want to spend the money they want and would rather wait and buy cute tops and BRA'S. I have some really comfy t-shirts that are big because I bought the wrong size, I can wear!! I think they will work! I can step in them! I am ready to get this going!!! If any one has any one thing they wish they had done or gotten please let me know!!! Thanks!! My nerves are on the edge just because I am stir crazy really bad!!!!
Two more days!!!! Oh my goodness!! I never dreamed...
Two more days!!!! Oh my goodness!! I never dreamed that this would happen!!! All the emotions that are going through me right now!!! I really am excited. My husband is being great but I know he will miss the girls! He loves my boobs!! We keep joking but part of me has the feeling if he still will love me without the girls!! I know he will but these crazy things are going through my mind the closer I get!!! We have been married 23 years on June 10. We have Been together 26 years!! High school sweethearts!! So he has been through it all! With me!! The tears of looking for BRA'S , not finding my size or one that fits me good!! So I know it's all in my mind!!!
Well tomorrow will be spent doing laundry and disinfecting everything before I go to bed!! Then Monday afternoon I have my pre-op with my PS then my pre-op at the hospital ! That will take up all of my afternoon!! Then it will be time !!!! DEEP BREATH!!!!
Thank you all ladies for All the support and info!!! You all have been my best friends through all this!! We all know what we all have faced and the emotions connected!! You all are a huge blessing!!!!
Praying for all those in recovery and for those getting ready!!!! Love and blessings!!!
One more day!! Deep breath deep breath!!! This all...
One more day!! Deep breath deep breath!!! This all is becoming so real!! This is all crazy but in a good way!!! I think everyone's emotions are high around my house!! I am so ready to get this going!!! Not much to to update tonight but tomorrow I will have all my info from my ps!! So till tomorrow!!
Ok went and saw PS and he walked in and said we...
Ok went and saw PS and he walked in and said we are doing this and walked right back out!!!! He said he was taking me down to a C and walked out!! I have seen him twice and a total of 5 min. I freaked when the lady was going over my papers. A nipple graph, that was never discussed!!! I technically am a k and going to a C freaked me out. We have not talked and he made me feel like it was my fault!!! You don't bring a woman in day before surgery and tell her very little and walk the hell out. They didn't tell me what I needed to wear, any scripts, freaking nothing!!!!! I paid my money walked out crying. Then they called and cancelled on me..
So now I have to go through it all over!!! Oh I asked how much insurance said had to be taken out at the office and they wouldn't tell me!! Then after talking with insurance I find out that the ass told them how much he was taking out and that's why I was approved so fast!! Never asked me about it at all!!!
He said I was not mentally prepared!! You freaking think!!! He waited till thee fin day before!!!
I have two appointments made one for June19 and then July 17 but I am thinking about just freaking living with it!!! I am so devastated by today. They will have to submit papers all over and I just don't think I can go through all this. I am a basket case just for waiting till today!!
Praying for you all and good vibes sent out to all!! Good luck and speedy recoveries!!!
This journey is getting crazy!! I will get a BR at...
This journey is getting crazy!! I will get a BR at some point! It's looking like the end of July first of August! I have two new PS that I will see. I was told the one I see in July is really good all the way around! So in the mean time, I went to an orthepeidic doc to look at my knee. I have to have surgery. I tore my meniscus. But I have to lose ten pounds! Well let's see I have a bumb knee and the boobs are killing my shoulders and arms. So I start my adventure/journey tomorrow! I need to get weight off but it's been hard then with the nightmare PS I just am down. So I have a plan! I will keep checking in here because I need all of you ladies support!! The BR will happen I will just be lighter when it does!!! I will get down ten pounds get my knee fixed then it will be time for the boobs to go!!! It is my time and I need to focus on myself. I will just have to take this one day at a time!! God has a plan and the boobs just have stay a couple months longer!!! So I will get a list of questions to ask each PS and I will be prepared!! So here I Go!!!
Ok I have another week till new PS consult! I have...
Ok I have another week till new PS consult! I have a list started!! I also found out I tore my miniscus in right knee which has to be trimmed its a small surgery no biggie but I also did something to my MCL! I started my weight challenge on Thursday and I am down 2lbs. So I will have some weight off before I get the sisters to vacate which is ok! This will happen and I WILL HAVE SMALLER BOOBIES SOO, REAL SOON!!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Hi ladies hope all is mending great and those...
Hi ladies hope all is mending great and those still waiting that your nerves aren't going crazy! Well my PS consult this week will not happen!! Have learned way to many negative things against her from some people in the medical field! Bad infections and horrible work!! So I will wait for the next one july 17! This guy has a shiny record! No infections and beautiful work and has an outstanding bedside manor!! 5 stars in all areas! A very nice Christain man!! So i will wait. Praying for a cancellation though!! My chest hurt bad!! At times feels like a heart attach!! But its muscles being pulled by the boobs!! I have been to doctor to make sure! ! These girls have to go!!! So praying for you all sisters!! Have a great week!!
Ok 26i more days till just my consult with my new...
Ok 26i more days till just my consult with my new PS!:-/ its very irritating. I thought I would be healing by now and on the recovery road!! I am praying hard once i go the paper process will be just a week like last tume and I can get in quickly!! I am ready to get under that darn knife! My shouldees are hurting even worse and my doctor is wanting me to do therapy because its getting so bad!! Ugh!! An expense i dont want to pay because of the darn boobs!!
Ok my rant is over for a second!! The wait continues!! I should change my title to and the wait goes on and on and on and onand.........
I know I have been very upset that the June 5th...
I know I have been very upset that the June 5th date disnt work out and I know God has His plans and I am very blessed all has worked out like they have!!! 8 years ago God gave us a sweet little surprise, Ella Grace! Little did we know His plans for her but He showed us a miracle through her!! She was born with spina bifida and we were not sure of what would happen but with Faith and Love He walked us through it all! Today she is up and running and you wpuld have never known or know of the struggles she has faced and continue to! But because BR has been put on temporary hold I get to run and play in the pool and celebrate this fabulouse day!! So with the same Faith I know my turn is coming and the BR will happen just not on my timing but His!!! Have a very blessed weekend and hug those who you love deeply!
Blessings my sisters!!!
Hi there ladies!! I am still in wait mode!! The...
Hi there ladies!! I am still in wait mode!! The excitement has turned into agrivation, i am just ready to get things done and on the road to recovery. I am about 19 days till i meet the new PS!! Which i found out today that he is superior! I went to knee doc to talk knee surgery which by the way is this coming Monday!! So the knee doc gave the PS rave reviews!! So I am happy about waiting. Knee doc said it was very smart to walk away from the jerk!! So i will be mending my knee while i wait to see the PS. Praying that this surgery doesnt put off a possible BR surgery date! Mean while i have got a good list of questions started and have read up on the healing diet, which I will start in this weekend!! So good wishes on all those sisters on the other side on recovery and praying for all of us waiting for our turn!!! Blessings and prayers to all!!!
Ok ladies i am home recovering from my knee...
Ok ladies i am home recovering from my knee surgery! I have been out of it. It all went well!! So the surgical center I went to today will be the place I go to for the BR!! They are the nicest place and people!! On the way home I noticed i had a card. I opened it and it was a card from the center! Evertone who took care of me in any part of today signed it and put what they did! I think thats neet!! So i keep learning more about the places and people who will be taking care of me!! I am starting to feel very safe about the BR!!! Thanks ladies for being an awesome support group!! Love ya sisters!!
Hey ladies!! I see some of you are having a hard...
Hey ladies!! I see some of you are having a hard time and others are just breezing through recovery!! Praying for you all!! I have 9 days to go till I see my new PS!! I had another plus for him! I talked with a lady who just saw him and her exact words were "omg Fay you are going to love him!"says. She went on to say that he drew pics of what and how he will do things and so on! I will get there and am very thankfull that I have waited! It also have sounds like I will get in quickly to get it done!! So i will wait and be happy and excited!!
Hi again. I have a question, i just had knee...
Hi again. I have a question, i just had knee surgery and the doc sent me home with an iceman! Its this neet little blue cooler that you put ice in and water. Then it has a long double tube that plugs into a pad that went on my knee. You plug it in and it sends cold water intonthe pad. It circulates. It helped with the swelling and pain. Loved it!! I have been looking and wonder if there is a pad that can be used for our boobs. The machine was 150to with the pad. It really helps. You dont have to change ice pads thats need to be refrozen and so on. I didnt know if anyones PS has said anything sbout o ne! I go next week to ps and believe me I will be asking!!! Just wanted to see if anyone else has heard of this!!!
Sorry for typos I am on my phone and its a pain to go back and fix!! So hope all of you are doing goos! 5mire days till I am in the office with my ever long list of questions!!!!
Exactly 24one hours till my appointment! I think I...
Exactly 24one hours till my appointment! I think I am more nervouse this time!! Have my paper work filled out and i just need to fine tune my list of questions! Praying that insurance will be quick to approved quickly again!! Hoping you all are healing great and all that are waiting that your nerves aren't getting the best of you!! Blessings to all!!
Ok i am all checked in and waiting!! I feel lije...
Ok i am all checked in and waiting!! I feel lije mu stomach is going to fly away with all the butterflies! ! Its crazy!! Wish me luck! I could burst out in tears with all the emotions!! Fingers and toes crossed and praying!! Need a fast date! Be back un a little!!
Hello ladies!! Can i start with the Good Lord has...
Hello ladies!! Can i start with the Good Lord has been looking for me through this whole process!!! First to start my jerk PS that I walked away from was arreste for hirring a man to kill ex girlfriends boyfriend! So Lucky on that then now people are coming out of the woodwork with complaints on surgeries he has done!! Lucky number 2. Now my new doctor is a dream come true!! So here is how it all went
1. His nurse brought me back took down a ton of information and visited with me.
2. In come the good doc!! Introduced himself and started just talking with me. Asked me what I was wanting. I explained what happened with jerk ps. Then he went to the white board and started drawing me pictures of how and what all he was going to to do! Explained the FNG and everything!!
So here is my luckiest of them all!!!
He said no problem on a full D!!! So excited!! THe nipple thing is a go to keep sensation but if he gets in there and sees that its not possible then he will do the FNG!
Stitches- He uses a new stitch called barbed stitching and they are all dissolvable!! Pluss it some how is all on inside so no stitches to be pulled or taken out!!!
Then He also takes a vial of blood sends down during surgery to spin out the platelets and glucomine(i think that is what its called) then when he closes up he sprays that on the inside which acts like a glue and closes up. This cuts down risk of infection, less scarring and helps in healing process less swelling and so on!! its new and its cost $600. most insurance dont cover we will see but I think I will pay out of pocket for it!! Its sounds wonderful!!!
I will have no drains if he does that blood thing. I will also stay the night in the hostpital and let go next morning!!
He will send me home in a wrap then after three days I go to a sports bra. He said he can tell which one to get at Academy!!
He also said before he sews me completely up they do a temp stitch and set me up to look at how things look and where the nipple is placed is even and so on!!!!
Can I say I am very estatic! Several new things that seem to be doing great that he will use on me!!! Then He over all was a very concerning doctor!! He has lived up to his reputation!! I also from what I understand Will be one of his largest to do but that he does the BR all the time!!!!
My surgery date is August 30th. Thats Labor Day weekend and he said by the next week I should be up and going. I could have gotten in earlier but He had to pick up a ton of people from the jerk PS!!! The surgery will be at 2pm and last three to four hours!! I am so excited!! Have I said that??? OOPS!! sorry!! Gods timing is the perfect timing!!!! Well I think I covered it all!!! Oh also he will do lypo on the sides. he said he is very aggressive on the sides!!! I am just excited to be a full D if not a a double DD!!!
THanks to you all for your support!! Love and Blessings!!!!!
Oh and he said he is taking out 700I kg per side...
Oh and he said he is taking out 700I kg per side to start with but to get me to a full D he will probably take nore!
Well i did get my approval letter yesterday!! I...
Well i did get my approval letter yesterday!! I thought it would be next week!! So i went on Tuesday and got letter on Thursday!!
Hi there!! Well August is finally here and I am on...
Hi there!! Well August is finally here and I am on the count down!!! August 30th cant get here soon enough!!!! It's going to get crazy from here on out!! I have packets to pick up for kids to register for school and PTA meetings and so on!! Today I was told that my youngest school needs a TLC aid. She was making sure I knew about it!! I told her I have my surgery the 30th and I would have to be off for at least a week and then I couldn't pick up much weight. She just kept saying thats ok we will work with you, we will work with you!!! I am excited but I have the boob thing that is the main priority in my life at the moment!! Praying because this would be perfect with my kids and financially!! We will see!! School starts the 27th. It all just makes me nervouse because I do not want to jepordize the outcome of my new little jewels!!! Way off subject but you all here understand my dilema!!! Is it possible to go back to work after eleven days? I would only be off of work for 6 days! I am very excited about the month getting started. Called PS today to find out about the pre-op appointment and she said she would have to call me back because they are over loaded and will have to talk with the nurse and try to squeeze me in on the 20/21!! This is because of the first PS trouble with the law!! My new guy is picking up a ton of slack!!!! He also told me he was wrapping me up after surgery and after three days he will take it off throw it away and he will have me get this sports bra at Academy. Well I went looking and the one I found was $40!!! Oh well thats better than a 100!! He didnt tell me how to pick one out though!! I feel silly looking at a bra of any kind in a 40D. My 17 year old daughter just laughed her bottom off then looked at me and said soon momma soon!! I almost cried!! She knows how badly I have wanted this. Poor girl is in a B but I told her to be thankfull very thankfull. Ok sorry to keep rambling on!!! 29 more days!!! I got this!!! Blessings to my sisters on here! You all rock with the support for everyone on here!!!!
Ok this month needs to go by quickly!! I have 3...
Ok this month needs to go by quickly!! I have 3 bras that i wear all the time and slowly the wires are breaking!!!! I refuse to buy another one! Praying that i make it till the end of the month!
Still have not gotten a call back with pre-op date!! I know they are very busy but i need the date!! My calendar is getting busy! 27 more sleeps!!
Hi ladies. Well I am 21 days away!! August 30th is...
Hi ladies. Well I am 21 days away!! August 30th is my day!! we are having problems getting my pre-op date. The doctor is so busy picking up others from the wack doc and because insurance is paying 100%, yes 100!!! i really don't have to go in they said but when asking about scripts, and sports bras she was ok lets figure this out!! so waiting for a date. So this is my dilema!! I will be wrapped for three days then put in a sports bra that I purchase. he said something about Academy. I looked and its 50!! but problem is what size???? never worn a sports bra in my life!! Way to big!! My rib cage is 38 but wear a 40 because of how large my boobs are. We are trying to shoot for a full D. I am so confused!! I will be the one with no bra to put on when wrap comes off!!!!
My other dilema is still the possible school job!! I am stressing over that. Interview tomorrow. Not sure when I wil find out for sure the outcome! School starts the 27 I have surgery the 30th. I was thinking taking the next week off then start the following week. That would give me 11 days post op. A ball of nerves I am!!!
Love and blessings to all those who are in recovery and those getting ready!!!
Hello!! I love reading and seeing everyone's...
11 Aug 2012
2 months post
Hello!! I love reading and seeing everyone's updates and pics!! It seems like everyday my boobs are getting heavier!!! My shoulders are killing me!!! I have around 19 days left which are going to be crazy busy!! I got that job!!! I am estatic but scared to death because of recovery!! God has a quirky sense of humor!!! I am ready!! I love this site!! I love all the support !! Love ya ladies!!
Hi ladies rant time!! I see another sister on here...
14 Aug 2012
2 months post
Hi ladies rant time!! I see another sister on here had a horrible experience with PS before surgery happened! Thank God!! I know this surgery for most insurance pays for and its a medical need but these PS need to remember we are humans and that we have a voice and need to be a part of the process!! If its not for my family friends and my sisters here i would have given up back on June 4th! This is just sad!! Rant over! !
Ok i have worked last two days at school preparing our room and boards for school to start in two weeks! I can say as soon as i walk in the door the bra comes off and I hit the couch!! My shoulders (right one is worse) are killing me!! I wake up in the night thinking my bra is still on! I feel like it is permantly imprinted on me!! Ugh!! I am still searching for the bra to put in three days after surgery!!
I did find out one of the other aids i will work with had a BR in 05! So she knows what the healing is like!! I just cant believe how everything has turned out!! His plans are better than ours!!
16 days 15at sleeps! ! Its happening!
Blessings boob sisters!!
Ok ladies its the night before!! I think I am...
29 Aug 2012
2 months post
Ok ladies its the night before!! I think I am ready!! Had a break down earlier but ok now!! Went to PS at 4the today got 4to scripts, vicodin, lunesta, antibiotic and celebrex. I took two celebrex tonight and two upon waking! They are an antiflamitory. They said it calms the nerve endings down???? My PS talked to me for awhile! He said that he keeps us overnight as a luxury! Insurance pays and just to make sure we dont get sick and so he can take care of us for the first 24 hours!! I really like my ps!! He said that he will yake care of me. I dont have a bag packed yet but i do not go till noon and surgery is at 2:30!! I will update as soon as I can!! My nerves has my tummy all upset!! To those who are in recovery i hope its going good!! Those of you waiting praying for patients( i know i missspelled!)!
Iowa its my turn!!! Its a go!!! All my tjought to be June buddies here i go!!!
Love and Blessings to all!!
Hello!! Well I made it!!!! Got to surgical center...
31 Aug 2012
2 months post
Hello!! Well I made it!!!! Got to surgical center at 11:30. They took me right back! Did the usual. Sat there and visited with my sons mom and then the PS rips the curtain back scares nurse and we all laughed!! Thank God he has a sense of humor!!!Then got all marked up!! While that was going on the discussion was about falling asleep at friends houses and waking up all marked up!! Loved it!! Once he was done he said lets go!! Go to room get on bed and it was lights out!!!
Took three hours my hubby got nervouse because he took longer. He came out told hubby he took 1350 out of each side!! It weighed 6lbs!!!! I still cant get over that!! He has me wrapped pretty snug!! I do have drains but not a lot of drainage! When I woke i was at a pain level at 5. I have been in and out all night! I have been up since 3:30 am now 4:30am. Been up walking around. I two long ice packs on my chest!! They are helping a lot!!
My hubby's comment as i look in mirror with gown on that tge sides are gine!! I look in mirror everytime i get up to bathroom, i am in awe i dont see boobs first but my shoulders and collarbone!!
My gubby also said that the one PS said tget look pretty! ! That he is real proud of his work!! That is why it took longer!!
Well i made it and am feeling great this morning!! Oh he also said they will be a full D/DD!! I am so excited over that!!
The centers nurses rock!! Very sweet and caring!!! I am glad he kept me overnight!!
Love and bleasings to all!! Time for a nap!!
Hi ladies! Today is day 3post-op. Yesterday was...
Hi ladies! Today is day 3post-op. Yesterday was rough. Stayed on pain pills and slept most of the day!! Today has been better! I can tell that right nip has feeling! I am more or less still numb to touch!! Getting out tonight to go walking a little!! Cant get hot so going to walmart late. If i get hot tgen the queezy tummy hits!! We did take off bandages today!! Was terrified to see what they looked like but my hubbys words were "they are beautiful! "Lol my 20 year old said they were nice and pretty and little!!! My 17I yeat old was afraid from pics she has seen of others and she was like mom you look so pretty!! Love my family!! I am going to be at a computer later and will upload what pics we can!! Ok Dinner has been brought in by a sweet friend!! Will update more later!! Praying for those i. Recovery mode and for those in waiting!! Love and blessings
Ok ladies here are some pics!! I am really really...
Ok ladies here are some pics!! I am really really swollen!! but the neatest thing is they do not sit on my ribs!! The bra I bought fit perfectly! A 40DD but can tell you once the swelling goes down I will be able to buy a smaller number in the rib cage!! It feels diferent to wear a sports bra!! I have never worn one before!! I am very happy with them! I am still in shock of how much was taken out!!!! LOL i have lost 6 pounds of boobs and about 3 more pounds of weight!!!! Ok I need to get home. Hubby brought me to his work so I could post pics!! love and blessings to all!!
Hi there! Yeaterday was my one week post op!! I...
Hi there! Yeaterday was my one week post op!! I did make it!!
Had surgery tge 30thedge soent the night at the center! When I woke up they asked about pain level I said a 5. They gave me something then again later asked again and level 5 again. The over night stay was nice!! It was a surgical center not hospital! No alarms and beeps going off! They came in every 4hoursthought to do vitals and I had waken right before each time!! Got up walking that night! Went home when I was ready the next day! That was nice!! I felt I had control of everything!!
Day2 was the hardest for me! Just did not feel good at all!
Day 3 was take off ace bandage and put on bra! I was so terrified at the thought! But all went well! They looked good!!
Day 4,5,6 was about the same! Went out and about for each day!! Day 5 was a long day out and so 6 i stayed home all day!! Tge drains were a big pain!! Right side hurt! Oh and Day 5to that night had a scare in righty, an small hole hubby thought it was draining puss(not) called dic it was normal!!
Day7 Doctor day! Yes i wanted those dam drains out!!! So i go in, the nurse asked gow i was i said anxious! The drains, she went on to say that they will take out at same time!! WHAT!!! NOW I AM TERRIFIED!! So the nurse looked at me said it all looked good secind nurse walked in and they said are you ready!! NO!!! 1,2,3 they are out!! My right one hurt but had hurt the whole time!! Hubbys face went white!! Each tube was a foot long inside me!! Thank God the tube inside was smaller than on outside! They took a chunk if steri strip iff on each side! Around T junction! It blistered! Felt like they were scraping my skin off!! Did not see doctor but as ibwas checkung out He popped up by me asked how i was and said he would see me next week for sure! Saud i looked good!!
Today day 8 I get to take a shower!! AMEN!! I am so ready!! Nervouse about it but excited!! Waiting till tonight so hubby will be home just in case I decide ro fall apart! Lol
Chest gets very tight! Doc has had ne do arm lifts above head from day 2on. Ms. Righty oozes off and on. Energy good! Sleeping at night still isnt the greatest! Oh and doc does not want heart rate over 100 for 4 weeks!
Will post day 7pics soon!! Oh today they hurt under neath more than i have hurt the whole time! Weird!!
Hope this isnt crazy!! All the pills have my brain not thinking great!! Love to all!!
Tomorrow will be my two week post op. Today I went...
12 Sep 2012
3 months post
Tomorrow will be my two week post op. Today I went in. He ended up doing nothing but called in a script for some cream. My t junctions one drains and other bleeds. Since the srains came out last week I have had a hard week. I am also swollen more than others from what he said. I went to work Monday dis good but Tuesday came home at noon! The swelling feels like i am going to bust open!! :-( My energy level has veen great till this week. I feel so ran down!! Well I go back next week and he will remove the steri strips and check stitching. He said it does look good real.good!! Still glad I did this!
Today is the three week mark! Went in to PS...
20 Sep 2012
3 months post
Today is the three week mark! Went in to PS thinking tape Is coming off and all will be good! Wrong. He took tape off and replaced the tape. Still bleeding on lefty under neath. Rightly still open under neath. So silver cream one more week then over the counter stuff! Tape stays on for three more weeks! Hubby saw incision lines and he said it looks like a thin pin line! The nipples look great! Swelling in weird places and random times he said it's normal. All in all looks great but since I was so big it's going to tAke longer to heal. Now I am getting an respiratory junk that's going around. I am reading the posts and updates just very tired and no energy to do anything!!! Praying for you all pre-options and posystem-op!! Will post pics later but to me there's not a lot of change! Love and blessings
Thanks for all the concern ladies! I went to...
23 Sep 2012
3 months post
Thanks for all the concern ladies! I went to clinic Saturday morning and was put augmenting! 875mg twice a day!!! After starting new meds my nips started itching!!! Holy Moly!!!!!!! I was going crazy!! Didn't think about till I took meds today and it happened again!! CRAZY!!!!!! I have had feeling from
Day one and no itching! It's insane because it's just itching on the nips!! I feel a ton better today. All I have done is lay on the couch!! So far so good!!! Love you all!! I am in the irritated mode or bitchy mode! Anything sets me off! Still on that emotional roller coaster!! Take care all and hugs back to each of you!!
Hello there. Its been a while. I wish I could say...
14 Oct 2012
4 months post
Hello there. Its been a while. I wish I could say all is well but I have hit a big road block. Ms. Lefty is doing great just a little spot from the blister from begining still is healing but the rest looks great!! Now Ms. Righty is sick!! The t part going down from the nipple is seperated and hurts like a mother!! I sent pick in last Thursday and they told me to use wet dry method. Saline soaked guaze on it twice a day. Then Saturday its worse looking and sharp pains shooting from it. So Saturday night they called in an antibiotic500 mg four times a day!! UGH!! He said its just going to take longer to heal because of how big I was. I am just ready for a normal bra. Still have tape on other parts. I did stop using the wet dry method I had to. This morning (Sunday) It took so long adding more saline to loosen up the guaze to come off and almost passed out from the pain.. So I am using polysporin and non stick guaze pads on it. Praying with that and the meds it will clear up!!!
I do not regret it. I do wish the healing would go a little faster. I am just over six weeks. I know its only six weeks but feels forever!! No neck, back pain at all. I have had one migraine but was a trigger from the sinus crud I had. I am buying shirt after shirt!! SO ready to buy bras!!!! That day will come!!
I pray all my friends are healing and doing great!! To those who are on this journey!, Do not ever give up no matter the obstacle that comes up!!! THis is one journey worth fighting for !! Push ahead!!! Blessings to all!!!!
Hi once again. Well my healing has just recieved a...
17 Oct 2012
4 months post
Hi once again. Well my healing has just recieved a huge set back. :-( Not happy but thats ok. I called in and got in yesterday which is a week earlier than scheduled but my right opening is big then I noticed the left is starting to open and seperate!! Not happy but no infection but I have to do a dakins cleanse and dressing. Which is a bleach water soaked guaze put on openings and put non stick guaze over it for three to four times a day!!. This will clean out everything. The PS said it was just because I was so big going to small. He also said it will close up. I trust him just irritated. I am not looking forward to doing this but have to do what I have to do.
Still am glad I did this. Just haven't gotten all the way to the golden road. Just the green grass! Its all good!!! This is just part of the journey!!
Love to all. Miss all my August girls!! Praying for all what ever part of the journey your are in.
love and blessings
Hello. Most of the ladies I was with are quiet and...
Hello. Most of the ladies I was with are quiet and I am assuming that they are all healing well. I go back into PS tomorrow. My righty is about 90% healed up. I have a pretty good scare going on but i noticed that i was hurting on the side and low and behold I am leaking some fluid with some blood in it. Its a long the scare line. then my left has a spot still not healed up. Its going on 2 months now. I did go and buy a regular bra but it still feels like a sports bra. We will see what the PS says tomorrow. I send out great vibes to those ladies still in waiting or in recovery!! I do feel great. No back pain, shoulder pain and I have had only one migrain since surgery!!!!! It has been a huge adjustment to get used to being smaller. I was cleaning up the table looked down and could see down my shirt and past my bra!! LOL. Dont ever remember seeing that before!! Ok ladies I wll check in tomorrow!!!
Hi ladies I just put up a pic I took this past...
13 Nov 2012
5 months post
Hi ladies I just put up a pic I took this past week! Its been two months. I am healing up finally!!! Its not a great pic but I will try to get a better one real soon. I bought a bra in XL but had to go back and get it in a size L. It has speghettie straps and its a soft stretchy material!! I am so excited. I did buy a couple of soft cup bras that were padded. well i had to take back becasue I didnt fill out the cup!!!! LOL I laughed so hard!! Well healing like i said is almost done. I did rip a little bit of the new skin that has healed but looks like its sealed up and no problems. Hope all is well with all the sisters!!!
Dr. Proffer is an all around great person!! He has listened to what I wanted and my concerns. His office staff is just as great as he is!! He has a great aense of humor and bed side manners!! i am so thankful to have him care for me!! He truely has a heart of gold and has a compassion for his patients!!