Excited & Nervous! - Beverly Hills, CA
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I'm a mom of 3. Before kids I was a full 34A. ...
- 29 Oct 2013
- 2 months pre
21 days pre-op and feeling good!
- 8 Nov 2013
- 27 days pre
12 days until surgery... Freaking out a little!
- 24 Nov 2013
- 11 days pre
- 6 Dec 2013
- Day of treatment
So here goes...
Went to my pre op and found out my surgery time had been changed from 9 am to 1 pm. I was soo bummed. I'm the type of girl that needs her food and water. I mean I am pounding water all day, so to go from midnight the night before until 1 pm the next day with no fluids sounded horrible. It kind of was. It really was a mental game. I woke up this morning so thirsty but just had to tell myself I would be okay. Anyway back to the pre op... We discussed size and I decided to stay with 265 ccs. We discussed that my incision would be in the breast crease and that the implant would be under the muscle. I went with Natrelle silicon implants.
So pre op went great besides the WAITING. That was frustrating and hard because I was so nervous. I ended up being there for over 2 hours, with all the waiting and paper work. After that, my mom (she came with me) and I met up with my brother and we went out to dinner, shopped at the mall, and toured UCLA, where he goes to school. I wanted to try and stay up late and sleep in late. I didn't really work out that way though. I tossed and turned until 2:30 am. My heart would start racing. I was so nervous! I finally got about 4 hours of sleep then woke up at 6:30 and stayed in bed all morning, reading and watching movies. I wanted to expend as little energy as possible since I couldn't eat or drink for so long.
We left our hotel room at 12 pm to get it the surgery center by 12:30 pm. I felt weak and lightheaded with no food or water for 12 hours. Got to the surgery center, filled out some paperwork, and waited some more...
They finally took me back to start my IV around 1:15. That went pretty smoothly. Dr. came in around 2 to mark me up and talked to me about the procedure again. They brought me into the OR at about 3 pm or even later. I really don't know. I was so tired I was falling asleep in the pre op room. My anesthesiologist was amazing. She was soo sweet and so smart and I felt really confident about going under after we talked. So she gave me a little somethin' somethin' to relax me and BAM. I woke up to voices. They said "Hi Erin. How do you feel." I said "good". I told them my pain was about a 4 or 5 out of 10. I felt some pressure but less than I expected. I dozed off for a bit longer then they helped me up, got me dressed and wheeled me to my moms car outside.
We drove back to the hotel. It's only a mile away. I made my way up to our room. I was still very drowsy and a little dizzy. I got into bed and fell asleep for about an hour. I got up, did my arm stretches, which hurt at first, but felt good by the fifth one. I ate some chicken broth and saltine crackers, drank some tea, and some Gatorade then my mom and I went for a short walk outside so I could get some fresh air. That felt good, but my boobs got very tight while we were walking so we turned around. Got back to the room, ate some more crackers and half a banana then finally took my 800 mg ibuprofen which I needed at this point. Now I'm in bed. Feeling good. Icing off and on and praying for good sleep! I'll keep posting as they settle and change. But so far I'm sooo happy I went through with this! It's all very surreal!
More about surgery...
- 6 Dec 2013
- Day of treatment
I was very pleased with my consultation. Dr. Ghavami was very straight forward. I felt extremely comfortable with him from the moment he shook my hand. He doesn't like to go too big but likes to keep you looking natural and proportionate. That's exactly what I'm going for. I can't wait to see the outcome!