Still Sore 2.5 Weeks Later - Appleton, WI

I was a 34 'almost' A. Even padded push up...

I was a 34 'almost' A. Even padded push up bras didn't fit right. So I finally did it at age 44. I am 5'4 125 lbs. and went with 400cc silicone, top of muscle.

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I had consultation on a Thursday, and there was an opening, so I had the surgery the following Thursday! I had to come up with an excuse to be off work the next 14 days, and I still don't feel ready to go back. It happend so fast, I am on day 18, and still painfull and sore. Mostly the stitch area below the boobs. I Had to sleep on the recliner for the first couple weeks, I just started to sleep in bed,proppped up, but they really burn-sharp pains when I get up in the morning. I suppose they have to move back into place. I use Solarcain on the stitches(spray right over the tape) and spray boobs, that seems to help numb the pain. Cant wait to be pain free! Bumpy car rides suck too. It just feels like forever when you are uncomfortable and feel pain, but I have to keep telling myslef that it isn't even 3 weeks yet.

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Just to say I'm now nearly at week 7 and didn't start driving until week 5. Still can't get car into 5th gear, and having had a check up last week, surgeon confirmed I had very probably torn the implant away from the muscles on week 2 trying to drive (as told I would be able to!!!). My advice would be to go very carefully and not push yourself. If anything even starts to hur.....DON'T DO IT! However, at week 7 I am feeling tons better. Still sleeping on my back, but can easily get up in the mornings now and do most stuff around the house. :D
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I am in Appleton,WI and looking for a BA Surgeon. Where did you go? Was your surgeon part of the high cohesive gel "gummy bear" study?
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MzNikki,

The gummy bears have been approved for general use now, so you can get them without having to be part of a study!

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Me too!!!!! Had to have mine replaced on 2nd. Was told I would be able to drive after 2 weeks. It's 3 weeks today, hence googling. Not sure this is right? x
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Are you still feeling sore? My incisions are sore too, I am at day twelve
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I'm still sore! I'm day 21! Should have been able to drive day 14 but no way. Glad I'm not the only one! :(
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Welcome to RealSelf! I'm sorry you're still feeling sore. Seems like it should be abating a bit by now. Have you asked your surgeon about this?

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