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No regrets at all thus far....
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 10 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $200
- Dr. John Bull (Chicago, IL)
I'm 28 years old, 5'4" and 150 lbs......
- 8 May 2012
- 1 month pre
I'm 28 years old, 5'4" and 150 lbs... but I'm size 4-6 on bottom and a 38F or 40DDD on top. Boo.... I finally got the guts to go to a PS and get my issues talked about and get in to get it approved for this summer. This is the craziest and hardest decision that I've ever made. How can you decide if this really is right for you to do. I was telling my mom today that I sometimes convince myself that it isn't really that bad until I catch myself in the mirror at an exercise class or after a shower and go "What the... ewww." Or the constant issue of having to buy a size 16 dress just to fit your boobs, or getting a two piece bikini and choosing a 4 on the bottom and trying to squeeze the girls into a 14... don't even get me started on the pain from the ties on those babies! I know that the pros outweigh the cons, but jeez... So this week, the PS is submitting to my insurance. The lady that took pictures then told me "The annoying ones are the ones who get the approval in the 2 weeks instead of 6."... so I shall begin calling BCBS next week to make sure that they have all the information! My chiro wrote a letter and everything too, so I hope that helps. Wish me luck, and pray that I can get up the guts to actually go through with this.
WOOOHOOO!!!! Got Approved in less than a week!!!!...
- 17 May 2012
- 25 days pre
Okay folks... now comes more question time. I...
- 26 May 2012
- 16 days pre
1. How long about until my drains will come out?
2. When am I allowed to shower, and do I need to cover my scars when doing so?
3. When am I allowed to go swimming for the first time?
4. When am I allowed to wear a bikini for the first time? (this is a big one for me, because I LOVE sitting out at the pool in the summer time!)
5. When should I start massaging my scars?
6. What am I not allowed to put on my breasts after surgery? (ie.. lotion, neosporin, etc.)
7. What are some things that I need to be watching for afterward?
I think that is a pretty good list so far, but I know there is more that I'm going to want to know.
Also... here's a personal question for y'all, I'm having the darndest time finding front button PJs that I would actually wear again and are short sleeve. I get hot really easily and if I get too hot, I don't fall asleep, so I have to have short sleeves or a tank top to sleep in. My thoughts are these... tell me if any of you think that it wouldn't be wise. I'm contemplating just getting some men's wife-beater tanks from fruit of the loom and putting them on from the bottom up.... you think that is going to be okay? I'm just trying to think of anything that I'm going to need and any other questions that I can think of as well!!
Thanks ladies... 16 days and counting!!
P.S. What was something that you wish you had right when you came out of surgery that you could bring?
Sooooo... I had my pre-op appointment and it put...
- 2 Jun 2012
- 9 days pre
Okay, tomorrow is the big day!! I'm super...
- 10 Jun 2012
- 1 day pre
I put up a few pictures... I'm not one to post the total nude ones, but these show a profile and head on of my girls.
Wish me luck for tomorrow, and I'll update when I'm feeling up to it!!
Hey guys I'm just checking in here at 2 in th...
- 12 Jun 2012
- 1 day post
Okay, so this is my first full day... And the pain...
- 12 Jun 2012
- 1 day post
So I'm still doing okay and the pain isnt too terrible.... The name of the game today is icing like nobody's business!
All right day three... And I'm putting it out...
- 13 Jun 2012
- 2 days post
Now with that said, now im a totally different person and it's all because of my drains coming out! Since I didnt drain that bad for 24 hours they said that I could come in the morning to get my drains out. Got them out at 10:30 and I will say that it was super painful to get them taken out but then afterwards it was so amazing! The second she started to take the ace wrap off I was feeling better, and rit now I'm still feeling pretty good. So I'm just telling all or any of you that feel really cruddy right away... When the drains come out it will be all worth it. So yeah, I'm so much better now!
Okay, so surgery was Monday and we are now on...
- 15 Jun 2012
- 4 days post
My only concern was that there are a few spots "leaking". Now en I say leaking I really mean that every now and then there is a bit of clear fluid that comes out. I thought that it was sweat, but when I dabbed at it it came out a little yellowish or orange. When I looked up things and had someone look at it though, I've realized that it is the same kind of liquid as when you start getting a scab. It doesn't hurt and it isn't just spilling out, which is a good thing. It also isn't sticky or cloudy like pus, so that is a good thing as well. We think that it was because yesterday was also the first day that I got to have a shower, so I was moving around a bit more than usual. All in all im feeling pretty good. I'm also just taking Tylenol now instead of the pain pills, and I'm glad for that, cause they make me sleepy. So yeah, I will keep people updated. And if anyone needs any help or someone to email, around my date, let me know! I dont know if I could have gotten through the fear and the nerves if it wasn't for this website.
Okay, today is a short update just to say that I...
- 16 Jun 2012
- 5 days post
Also, I'm putting a picture up of the same shirt after, and it doesn't look like it has changed a lot, but it really has changed a lot! It is also a totally different thing because i feel like the girls are sitting so much higher now, which is soooooo weird! But they look awesome!
All right... tomorrow's my first PS visit since...
- 19 Jun 2012
- 8 days post
Also, I've been taking short walks a couple times a day, which has helped me start sleeping through the evening better. You tell a girl who is used to running and zumbaing and exercising on top of teaching elementary students to start summer and sit on the couch all day. That's like telling a Cheetah who has been running free in the dessert to slow it to a crawl. My body needs more energy expenditure, so that's what I've been doing. I'll let you all know what he says when I go tomorrow!!
Okay, no one else understands this, but I know you...
- 20 Jun 2012
- 9 days post
But the thing that I wanted to share was my "a ha" teary moment of the day. I have not had any regrets at all, but today was the best day ever and the day that I decided that it was the best choice I've ever made! I went to get some more sports bras and found a few that I liked mainly for sleeping because the others are so uncomfortable. And it was a MEDIUM!!!!!! YAY!!! Then, I saw a bikini that I liked and I actually was able to get it. I didn't have to find an XXXL top and a small bottom!! Only you guys would understand how huge that is to be able to do! I included a picture to show you how excited I am and how cute it is!!!!
Okay guys, I haven't updated in a while, so I...
- 1 Jul 2012
- 20 days post
I dont know if anyone else had this issue, but man am I flipping sensitive. I don't like driving because the seat belt when I sit on the drivers side hits a sensitive spot and I feel like my boobs are just one big nerve ending. Still not a lot of feeling in the left side, but it is starting to come back. I think the only thing that is really giving me problems is my neck. Since I'm a side and stomach sleeper, I have not been sleeping the way I normally do, which is causing severe neck pains in the morning. I'm going to see if I can get in to the chiropractor for a massage to work on it, but it is really really bad. Other than that, I don't think I could be happier with the results. Now that the strips are off, I can tell that there are a few minor size discrepancies between the two, but nothing so major that I think it looks weird. They werent totally symmetrical in the first place!
The only thing that I regret.... The credit card bill for all these cute new clothes I can finally buy! I hope all you ladies are doing well, and I wish you the best in surgeries to come or recoveries happening now. Its a strange but awesome club to belong to!
So, here's a question for the greater good of the...
- 9 Jul 2012
- 28 days post
Again though, when did you feel normal again... like no real twinges of pain near your incision... no fear that if you reach to that top shelf surely your boob is going to rip open... or my personal favorite game of Oh Gosh, is that just boob sweat or did one of my stitches come out and I'm bleeding all over myself. No joke, these are the things that I'm thinking at times, and it's killin' me folks! So I'm just wondering if I'm not alone in those thoughts.
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