Wow! I've been resting for a while now and I think I'm finally do a point where I feel good enough to document what went on these past few days! I'll start at the beginning. We left to head to Austin (about an hour away from where we live) and got there with about 10 minutes to spare. They called us back fairly quickly, started going over everything, I got my gown on, got in bed and signed a bunch of papers. Got the iv in and then waited. It was suppose to be a 10:30 a.m. surgery time, but the surgery before us took a little longer, I guess, so I don't think I went in till a little after 11. I talked to the Dr. for a brief few minutes, he drew a couple marks on me, talked to the anesthesiologist and off we went to the OR. I laid down on the table, got into position, they put the mask over me to breathe in and in a flash I was out. Next thing I know, I'm waking up in the recovery area, I was a little sleepy, but not too bad. I asked what time it was and how much he ended up putting in there. (I think she said it was around 1 or 1:30 p.m.) The nurse called my husband back fairly quickly and she wanted me to get up right away. I was taking it slow since I was still trying to wake up, I wanted to lay down and rest for a bit. She was a bit pushy on trying to get me up and going. I told her something didn't seem right, she asked if I was dizzy or nauseous, I wasn't sure, but I guess I was a bit. I was moving slow and she just kept pushing for me to get up and go, finally, when I felt more ready, we made our way to the bathroom, I went pee and she helped me get my clothes on. At some point she had my iv out and the next thing I know she is getting the wheelchair and we are headed out! I had been a little warm in the bathroom, so I was trying to make my husband go ahead to get the vehicle cooled off for me! Once I got in, I still wanted it colder! I didn't have my contacts in, but I tried my best to help my husband navigate on our way home. He isn't use to driving in Austin and I knew the route back better than him, so even though I was a bit sleepy, I felt like he was trying to rush home, so I wanted him to get there safely. I was probably able to rest a bit more once he was on a road that there weren't many more lights or any place I would need to tell him to go. We got home minutes after our caretaker had come back from picking up my oldest son from school. I'm guessing that would have been around 3:30 then. I didn't want my kids to see me needing help to get in the house, but I think they did, they wanted to see me when I was locked in my room and my husband and caretaker kept coming in to check on me. I feel bad they don't know much about what went on, but I think it's best that way, since I don't need the whole town knowing about this! I've pretty much rested the rest of that day, listened to music the whole time the tv played and I just got up to go to the bathroom a few times. That night was a little rough. I wasn't sure what was going on with the pain meds I was taking, I was thinking that they were making me see weird things when I was trying to drift off to sleep, but I figured out finally that it was the anesthesia that had done it. Luckily it was finally wearing off and after I had taken about an hour nap and woke up at midnight to take my antibiotic, I went ahead and took another pain pill. (I should have taken one around 8 p.m. at the earliest, 10 p.m. at the latest and I didn't want to just because I wasn't sure if it was what was doing the weird seeing things or not. Hard to explain, they weren't scary weird, just strange things I was seeing and it bothered me enough to make it hard to fall asleep. Anyway, after I took the pain pill at midnight, I feel back asleep and woke up again around 3 a.m. I knew I needed to take another pain pill in an hour, so I rested until then and took that, then I couldn't get back to sleep, but tried to rest as much as I could. Had to take more antibiotic at 6 a.m. and I believe I had taken the zofran for nausea (that I never had, was just trying to prevent it!) around midnight that night and I think I took one more that morning at 6 a.m., but I decided not to take it anymore since I was finally starting to get my appetite back a bit and wasn't feeling like the pain pill was making me nauseous (I guess I was paranoid it would and I didn't want to go down that road!). Anyway, I basically only "ate" a smoothie (made without any diary) and a half a piece of my gluten free bread that first evening of the surgery and the next day, yesterday, it still took me a while to drink another smoothie, same kind as the other day, and eat some gf waffles. I don't think I felt like eating those till around 3 p.m. that afternoon, I slept a lot and tried to rest as much as I could. I finally started to feel like getting up around 5 p.m. or so and walk around the house a bit (both kids have been out of the house all day, so that was nice and quite!) and I had pulled some food I had made out of the freezer a little before that and put in the oven for dinner, since I was finally ready to eat something! I had also snacked on a few pecans with my smoothies the evening and night before, but I still didn't feel like eating, even though I knew my stomach was growling! So yesterday morning I did go ahead and call the Dr. I told them I wasn't sure I was liking the pain meds, so they went ahead and called in a muscle relaxer to try instead. I continued to take the pain pills that night and took my last one for the evening at 8 p.m. (had been taking them ever 4 hours). And waited till midnight to take the muscle relaxer and my antibiotic again (have to take that every 6 hours!). So I slept through the night till around 5-5:30 a.m. and woke up in some pain, so I went ahead and took another pain pill and just said forget the muscle relaxer, it helped me sleep good, but I guess with the morning boob and not having taken a pain pill for a while, it just wasn't working. So for now, I think I'm just going to stick to the pain pills, I might try and push it to around every 5 hours as long as I'm feeling good. Not sure what I will do tonight, I don't like waking up to take a pill, sometimes I can't get back to sleep! So we will see. I guess that is it up to this point, I've been feeling better today already, but I still want to take it fairly easy and rest as much as I can and try not to overdo anything! Posting a few photos my husband took for me yesterday, I am suppose to keep the band on, but took it off for some of the photos! Overall, I feel like they aren't too big, like I originally said. I think they are just about right and I think they will look great once the drop! I'm very excited to have them in!