Hi everyone! It's hard to believe it has already been 3 months since my BA. I am still having some discomfort/pain under my left breast, outer edge. Usually just at the end of the day, when I take my bra off, but I am on my period right now and it has been uncomfy all day for the past two days. I am not worried, but I do hope it gets better as time goes on and that isn't just something I have to live with forever.
I am still having a hard time finding comfortable bras. Any underwire I try bothers that left breast. I have also lost a total of 16 lbs since the end of August. I have lost inches under my bust, even within the last month I have lost another .25" so that throws off the band size. The beautiful black bra I bought a couple months ago is too big now, I literally never wore it. That is frustrating and has made me leery of spending big money on bras now when I am still hoping to lose a bit more. I am in my Coobie bras every day, and sleep braless. My favorite Coobie is the Floral Comfort in size L and recently tried the Lace Comfort in L and love it too. I have thought about altering some of the regular Comfort bras by tightening up the band and stitching it closed. They are size L as well, but the band feels looser.
As far as sports bras go, I have tried on close to twenty different styles. !!! The only one to work has been the Under Armour, Armour bra. My only complaint is that it isn't a cross-back, which is what I prefer, so that is a different feel to get used to working out. I am currently in the 36DD, but it is on the tightest hook, so I have bought a 34DD.
Speaking of working out, it has been very hit and miss lately because of the bad weather and all of the snow days we have had! My kids are home again today, which makes it snow day 13. It's crazy!! Anyway, I have done Zumba, Zumba Toning, Piloxing, Yoga, Pilates and RIPPED. The only issue I have had, weirdly, is crunches. I can feel a pulling almost burning underneath both breasts and I do NOT like it. I can usually do some crunches before this starts in, and if I modify and do side crunches with opposite knee crossed it isn't bad. I can also still feel my pecs flexing around the implants when I crunch, and it doesn't hurt but it feels weird!! I hope I just get used to this the more I work out.
I am ready for warm weather and swimsuits!! I have ordered and tried on multiple bikini tops. The style I love and am used to, the cross-back tie, is proving more difficult to fit into. It is fine for tanning, but not sure it will be useful for much else. I did order and keep a sporty type top from Athleta that has an underwire built in, and is pretty supportive. I didn't take a pic though when I tried it on. I tried the Agent Provocateur Blaize bikini and I wanted it to work sooooo bad. However I busted out of the top and the bottoms were a bit tight. I could have went up a size in the bottoms, but I was at the biggest size for top so there wasn't any point in that. I had to return it. But I did take a pic to show you guys and will post that.
Let's see, what else? I still have numbness under my arms on the sides, and in the 6 o'clock position under my nipples, but all is improving. It's funny, every few days or so a spot will itch like crazy. It will drive me nuts, but I remind myself that is a good thing, that the nerves are regenerating so I see it as progress instead of just an annoyance. Haha.
When I do my implant displacement exercises, I still have that same zinger on the right breast when I push my breast inward. It's the same zinger I was feeling when I bent over and put lotion on my legs, or moved my arm in that bent position. I am used to it and it is not painful, just kinda funny.
I am still putting on Bio-Oil twice a day on the scars. I am just now toward the end of my first bottle. I love the smell and feel of it, and plan to continue to use it indefinitely.
I am slowly branching out with my tops in public, although I still wear the "minimizing" Coobie and layers since it is cold. But I have gone from wearing all black to wearing my normal colors. I haven't noticed anyone checking out my boobs, and no one has made any comments. My hope is by summer time people will be used to my curves covered and it won't be as obvious not so covered. Haha. We will see.
My BFF and I ran away a couple of weekends ago to the lakehouse, and I saw my MIL and BIL for the first time since the surgery. I only saw my MIL for about an hour, late, the night I got there, and then she was gone the rest of the time. My BIL asked me if I was wearing a minimizing bra, to which I replied YES, I guess they didn't look all that different covered up, haha. They will be surprised to see me in a swimsuit this summer I am guessing.
Well, gonna attach some pics I have taken over the past couple of weeks. Eventually I will have hubby do a photo shoot! It has just been too cold to fool with!
Hope you all are doing well! xoxo