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***2wk post op: HOLY SENSITIVITY!!!*** Size DDD/E/F - Who the Hell Knows to C (Hopefully) - Des Moines, IA
- posted 9 months ago
- updated 8 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $2,400
- Konstantinos Lekkas (Des Moines, IA)
Hi everyone! I had my consultation with PS on...
- 4 Aug 2012
- 15 days pre
Hi everyone! I had my consultation with PS on 6/22/12, got insurance approval in about 8 days (luckily as that is not the norm) and surgery scheduled for 8/20/12. Just over 2 weeks to go!
I've been considering BR surgery for a few years now. I've lost close to 70 pounds in the last year and a half and lost *maybe* one cup size. I measure to fit in a 36DDD but wear all kinds of sizes based on bra brand. I hate them all! I love this website!
2 weeks to go from today!!! I hurt my knee early...
- 6 Aug 2012
- 14 days pre
Well here I am 1-week prior to surgery and...
- 13 Aug 2012
- 7 days pre
Beginning Stats: 5'10" 195 lbs 36DDD/E/F...
- 15 Aug 2012
- 5 days pre
Goal: C cup
PS estimates 600 grams on each side to be removed
Here I am about 17 hours pre-op. I didn't sleep...
- 19 Aug 2012
- 1 day pre
I didn't sleep hardly at all last night. ;( I have been fine up until the middle of the night and my stomach was so upset with nerves. My kids (boys age 5.5 and 7) know that I'm having surgey tomorrow but not specifically what - and this morning they keep saying things like: "I had a dream you already had your surgery and you were already all better." And, "I will be taking care of you after your get your surgery, mommy." Me thinks I will be doing a lot of tearing up and crying on and off today.
I am not scheduled until 12:00pm tomorrow with an arrival of 11:00am. PS is estimating to take 600grams from each side for a D cup result, but I've been thinking lots in the last 6 weeks since my consult and think I'd much rather have him try and take me to a C if he thinks he can.
I did get my pedicure yesterday with my girls and got my hair did last night by my awesome sister (highlights and lowlights), then we went out for dinner with my mom, sister, myself and niece.
I don't have much to do today for nesting, a little dusting and vaccuming but that's about it. I did much of my nesting on Friday and Saturday. Hoping to keep myself occupied somehow. Now hoping for some sleep tonight.
Day 1 POST OP: Good Morning everyone! Well, I'm...
- 21 Aug 2012
- 1 day post
Got my gown on and hospital slippers and hat. Hot look (note sarcasm). Doc marked me up which was somewhat awkward with my husband in the room but I made it. PS was great to mention I had the "boob sweaties" going on. Nice. LOL! I asked if I would be put in a surgical bra after surgery or just bandaged. He told me just the bandage and it would look like some kind of redneck state fair tube top deal. Hot again!
Walked into the OR, anesthesiologist asked if I liked to go on vacation ... how did Hawaii sound ...I said sure and he said Aloha and just like everyone else, woke up in the recovery room with a sore throat from being tubed. I was awake but couldn't keep my eyes open. Painlevel was an 8 I guessed so they gave me 2-3 doses of something in my IV then eventually wheeled me to my discharge/recovery room and made me stand up and take a few steps to the ugly recliner in there - about fell over and instantly got very nauseated and dry heaved a few times.
Surgery took about 3.5 hours, about an hour in recovery, then another hour or hour and a half in discharge/recovery room. My husband went to Walgreens to fill my prescriptions right after they took me back for surgery so it was a straight shot home - which I slept most of the way with my mouth open and drooling. Truly a hot mess.
I am a Diet Dew addict so that was my first priority once we got home.
Rough numbers from PS are that he took 600 grams from lefty and 500 grams from righty. He did complimentary lipo in the pit area so I'm wondering what that will look like. I'm wrapped up pretty tightly, and I do have the drains which will come out on Wednesday (tomorrow) and that's when I will get my grandma surgical bra also. My husband set the alarm clock for meds in the middle of the night which was completely unnecessary because I didn't sleep for more than 2-3 hours total.
I got Percocet and Valium, as well as an antibiotic. I think the Valium wired me up because there is no reason I should have been so wide awake. All in all, I guess I feel pretty good considering I just had surgery. I'm sore in a couple places, the bandage is tight.
Visited the PS this morning to have my drains...
- 22 Aug 2012
- 2 days post
Been taking my pain meds as directed - figure I paid for them, why not take them and stay comfortable! I will work on weaning myself down though. PS said everything looks super duper and no issues at all. I go back in 1 week.
Enjoy the new pix!
Today I am 1 week and 2 days post-op. Feeling...
- 29 Aug 2012
- 9 days post
I can't tell how much swelling I have but PS seems to think I will be C/D. I wanted to be C. Not unhappy or regretting anything, just hoping for C more than anything.
I updated some pictures - let me know what you think!
Whoa Mother - I am having some MAJOR sensitivity...
- 3 Sep 2012
- 14 days post
I have an appt. on Friday (which will be 2 days...
- 4 Sep 2012
- 15 days post
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