My surgery is TOMORROW! and I'm feeling nervous.....
My surgery is TOMORROW! and I'm feeling nervous.. and anxious.. I have moments of anxiety ( should I do this? Do I need it? Am I being greedy? What if..?) but after a little internet surfing I get my confidence back and feel that I deserve it.. I will look great.. and everything will be fine..
I am getting 375cc silicone implants through the nipple and a lift through the nipple ( yea no scars ) and a full tummy tuck.
Surgery went great and I feel great!
Never turn away your pain meds LOL.. Slept good in between peeing every hour or so..
I'm home :)
Hour long ride home went well no pain at all.. Here is first pic.
Keep track of what time you are due for your pain medicine ... they don't always remember. Don't wait until it hurts.
First morning waking yo at home..
I slept through the night woohoo! Went to bed at 10 slept with knees and head propped up for about 6 hours. I was due for pain meds at 1 am but slipped it.
Yikes sorry for the typos in my previous posts ( skipped meds at 1am). Must be the drugs.
It's now 10am on day 3 and I am still feeling great. I slept a few more hours and just took my pain meds Again ( every 4 hours). I am also on muscle and stool relaxers every 6 hours. So far this has been worth every penny. If I had to complain it would be about having to pee every 5 minutes.... Must have something to do with the pressure on my bladder.
5pm day 3.. so far so good
The house is incredibly quiet and I am getting lots of sleep... My medicine alarm wakes me up and I fall right back to sleep after taking it.. nite!
7pm day 3
Slept all day except to take meds, drink protein shakes and read real self :)
9am first shower
Went very well... No pain and had my husbands help. Slept well again.. Thank god for muscle relaxers. My routine is in bed at 9pm, sleep through the night, and up with hubby around 6am to move to couch, get breakfast, take meds, and go right back to sleep.
I feel a little tug every now and then but nothing serious. Still peeing every 5 minutes but I know it's important to stay hydrated so....
ADVICE - take you pain meds and muscle relaxers just after eating and before bed. Also I love my blindfolds. I can't sleep once the sun comes up without them. Also use a hair dryer on cool setting to dry your wounds.
I'm probably not eating enough.. (2 protein shakes a day.. ) I'm going to try and eat more today but to be honest nothing sounds good but at the same time I want what's best for my body... Hmmmmm...
Hubby home and feeding me nuts and green tea. Sleepy again all day.. Feeling very fortunate. No pain except when I raise my arms too high. I don't think I have the swelling a lot of woman post about but will take pics soon to see for sure. I'm taking calcium and turmeric for swelling.
I also had my first bowel movement today. I was worried. I was on my 5th day so I used a suppository after taking a stool softener and everything went fine no pain :).
Woke up at 3am..
Not sure why.. I think it' work stress.. I work from home and being on all the meds makes me nervous about my decison making. So instead of sleeping til 6am and taking meds I'm up working now.
Decided to weigh myself. I'm at 115 which I expected with the implants etc. Last night I started to use aquaphor on the areas of my skin that were itchy... worked well. I'm keeping my garments on 24/7 - can't hurt..
I'm so glad I did this.. with my age and fitness level ( or lack thereof ) I thought it would be harder but it's not. I think if you loose as much weight as you can before hand you will have your best chance at a smooth recovery. Saturday is my first follow up doctor appointment so we shall see what he says..
9:30am not sleeping as well.. work stress ( I'm a realtor ) and my daughter is sick. I guess I'm trying to be supewoman and I s
I have a little bit of pain in my upper left breast when I reach so no more of that .. duh... going to try and get more sleep. nite..
DAY 6 NEW PHOTOS
Day 6 shower 2.. I still have swelling and drain. Saw doctor yesterday and he said it wasn't ready to come out but that I was healing well.
Had my first "cry" today. I got frustrated that my husband was sleeping and I needed help, food, medicine etc and couldn't get it myself.
I'm not taking the muscle relaxers but am still on pain killers. Going to see how that goes.. The muscle relaxers make me sleep all day long..
I can't wait til my swelling goes down and I can see how I look in normal clothes..
Ate brocoli and asparagus for breakfast/lunch trying to be as healthy as possible.
I highly recommend a shower chair.. well worth the money and I can shower myself which is easier than husbands help. It's also nice to just sit and soak up the steam/heat.
Slowed down today and got lots of sleep.
I put my headphones on and listened to a meditation recording called Holysync ( I highly recommend it ). Made me relax and sleep for hours!
Ummm. I think I messed up...
Since my last post I've been very busy running around like a "normal" person... I am so tired... I stayed up late. Got up early, went shopping for a friend who was going for hip surgery etc Etc... Now I'm soar and my doctor put me on an antibiotic because my tummy tuck looked red... crap! But no idiot me had 1 more thing to do on my list which was drive an hour away to visit my friend who had the surgery and give her some much needed supplies.... Ugh... Exhausted and home now ready for bed promising to be good for the rest of the week. Good night :)
Today I am going to spend as much time as possible on the couch helping my body heal. I can't remember if I've said this yet or not but I am taking to Turmeric for swelling. my husband ( A health nut ) swears by it.. It's in the vitamin aisle. I'm also taking A E C and Zinc. Which all were recommended by my doctor.
weight 110.2 wohoo!!!
bust (nipple to nipple ) 35.5
smallest part of waist 27.5
SOOOO happy... now to keep it off!
SCREW THE MEDS!
I spent the 12th thru the 14th crying and yelling at everyone for everything.. After going off all pain meds yesterday and today I have concluded the emotional tole is worse than the pain and am acting like myself again.. ugh glad that is over and the pain is almost nonexistent anyway so SCREW THE MEDS! after about day 10 anyway.... lol
The two week mark with a doc visit
The dirty word for the day is seroma.. I had mine drained for the second time today and have to have it drained again on Friday. It hurts and The needle site was stinging on the way home. I've concluded it's my fault - I didn't rest enough because the pain meds made me feel like I was fine. Other than that doc says everything is great. No exercising until seroma is resolved. You will see from my new photos that I'm more swollen than before. Loving my boobs and get to start using my biocorneum cream.
Not doing well....
I don't know if I'm happy sad satisfied... Mad... Depressed.. I'm on an emotional roller coaster and can't find my way off.. My biggest problem is back pain. I just read to use a heating pad - so far feels great ( it's been 5 minutes). I went back on all my pain meds a couple days ago and really want off but .... Ugh... My 2nd biggest problem is work guilt. I'm a realtor so there's no one telling me I have to show up which sounds great but eventually I will go to pay the bills and.........
In the beginning I thought 2 weeks off and I will be back in full swing. I was wrong.
Do I go back to bed or get on the phones and get back to work... I know go back to bed...
Feeling a little better... today...
I'm not usually a baby.. but dang... spent the weekend crying on and off.. I'm frustrated that I don't have my energy back yet and I'm sick of laying around... by 2pm I'm done.. but because my husbands alarm goes off at 6am I up an rearing to go and of course do to much... I think I'm off the pain med roller coaster ( again ) and am now just taking my antibiotic for the seroma... (yes still have it but the amount is cut in half every few days so hopefully only 1 more needle drain or none.. next doc app is in 2 days). Decided to start drinking coffee today... I have to get on the phones and sound cheerful. Will post pics later.. today is my 3 week anniversary.. boobs look great but TT scar... well I was hoping for better but it's too soon to tell...
Getting better evey day.... good news/bad news
I'm feeling better THANK GOD!.. No more seroma :) and I found out from my holistic doctor that my low energy wasn't just the surgery. She said I literally had no probiotics in my gutt.. litterally... zero. So for who knows how long now my body has not been absorbing nutrients. She also said that anytime you take antibiotics it wipes out your probiotics and all doctors should prescribe a probiotic after antibiotics... Anyway I am standing up 95% straight and about 80% by the end of the day. My scholiosis is to blame for a lot of it along with some back pain. Here are some pics taken today.
Scar revision Sept 26,2014
3 Dec 2014
10 months post
At my months post op visit my doctor recommended a scar revision and I wanted my areolas smaller. The pictures are 10 weeks after the revision surgery and a 7lb weight gain :(
Also - be careful with hot plates.. as you can see I am still numb and burned myself just below my bb.