Hello all!! Im the mother of 2 miracle babies &...
My chance at a new life came this year. I was 285lbs and a size 42JJ. I knew I had to tackle the weight issue first, so I got busy! Just when I thought a Dr would consider looking at me, I went to see my surgeon. After he reviewed my case, he informed me that it was neccessary to lose more weight for the best results, so once again, I went home & got busy again, but this time with a personal trainer. Almost 2 weeks ago, I went in for another consult/follow-up and was approved for a breast reduction/ lift. I think I cried from the office all the way home & thanked God for this amazing blessing!! Finally my time has come & even though Im nervous about the whole thing, Im more excited than anything. These breast have haunted me all my life!!
One Last Look..
Of course Im nervous, but more excited than anything..Ok, I'll post more tommorow or this eve..about to hit the gym..
Last day with Suzie & Suzan
Ohh, the Dr drew on my breast yesterday for his markings. I wasnt thinking to tell him how much these big babies sweat cuz everything hedrew dissapeared over night lmbo..
Bye Bye Suzie & Suzan
On the other side!!! Yayy!!
I have no clue what time my surgery started or finished cuz it happened soo fast & when I woke up I was still out of it lol..trying to piece everything together..
Ok..there's more to tell but Im too out of it to do it now, but will later..thanks for the love & support. I'll post tommorow & possibly get to look at my new ladies!! Xoxox
Feeln a little sore..
Here's a few pics..managed to get a little energy to take them, but not much. Hope all my surgery buddies that just had surgery feel ok today...xoxox
Starting to feel better
Overall, I feel GREAT TODAY!! Hope all my othersurgery buddy feeling the same xoxoxox
Day 3 Postop
Day 3 postop pics
Hope my pics upload
Zingers!!!!!!! 4th Day PO
5th Day PO
P.S. the pic with the sports bra had me excited..had to wait on my compression bra to get out the dryer. Cant believe how small my boobies are in it..AMAZING!
As far as pain meds, I only used them if I need them. I havent been in any major pain & havent seen any huge discharge from my breast to alert the Dr. My nipples are super sensitive, but I just cover them with a small piece of guaze. I still use sanitary napkins under my boobs and it feels very weird without it. I notice when I do try to go without my compression bra & pads, thats when my breast become sore.
So here's my update for the week & a pic of the girls. I hope my other surgery buddies are doing great & God bless..xoxox
My breast are look fab. I got measured for the hell of it and since my Dr forgot to mention my size..found out Im a 38D or a 40C. Im still a bit swollen so the lady that measured me said, once the swelling go down, Im going to probably be a 38C or a 40B..Heck, I was excitedto just be a D cup. Never been a D in my life unless you times that by 2 or 3 lmbo. Ok thats basically all and I left a few pics. Hope my surgery buddies are doing fine as usual..Xoxox
Wound Separation after 2wk Postop
So flustrated today & Im tired of this support bra. Everytime I change into my other bras I bought, it seems like these breast get more sore. On top of that, I have two toddlers (age 1 & 3) that I have to care for on my own until my husband get off in the late evenings, because I have zero support from my family unless Im paying..Hopefully one of you lovely ladies can relate to my story & give some positive feedback cuz right now I feel like a wall of bricks have fallen in front of me. Working out at the gym 6 days a week use to help when I have a problem, but I cant do that for a few more weeks it looks like. Thought I would at least be healed a little, but Im set back with this wound separation..
Ok, sorry about the venting bcuz Im usually in apositive mode..lmbo
3wks & a few days Po
I know what Im going through with my breast "suppose" to be normal, but it just bugs me that my Dr have not asked me to see him. Ive called 3x complaining even when I had the yellow drainage mixed with blood & it was/is so painful, but every time I was told that its not a big issue & to just treat it with soap, water, and antibiotic ointment. I think I wouldve felt more better had he just told me to come in so he can see it & that really worries me.
Also, after being in intolerable pain the other day & my left breast draining so much, I called my family Dr, since my PS was out of town & no attending Dr was on call(smh). He told me to go straight to the ER, because Im having to many symptoms & it havent been checked. Needless to say, they called my PS & he told them to give me antibiotics and send me home; he will see me on Monday coming up.
So, yeah..Im pretty much not happy with my after care process so far. Its funny though because I really love my PS, but I never seen this coming..I dont know, but so far I think he did a AMAZING job on my breast, but not liking the after care provided. What do you all think? Am I overreacting or not?? Ive been going through this for over 2wks and its not getting better.
Oh, but the right breast did close and completly healed..
Healing up finally
He removed the sutures and is now treating it with silver nitrate. I can see a big difference already and was told it should close right up without a huge scar. However, all together I love my new boobies and once this scar heals up, I'll be fab. I do a follow up in 2 wks, which by then, Im seeing things looking great. Here's some pics..I know it looks a little yucky on the left breast, but it was worse. Now you see white tissue & some redness..before it was yellow & black..
Just Posting Pics..
Since the wound separation, Ive hardly worked out, because Im scared of sweating the area and causing an infection. Also, its just sooo depressing to see your breast wide open and be told its normal and its ok. That really bothers me the most but overrall, Im coping. Please keep me in your prayers & thought. Positive feedback from others having this same issue always help..xoxo
Wound almost closed!!:))
However ladies, there is a light at the end of the tunnel!! It may seem crazy ugly right now, (if you're going thru wound separation) but it will close with proper treatment. I had an internal stitch sticking out of mine, but once it got removed, the process of healing came quick (even though to me it seemed like forever lol). Fyi: if its something black sticking out, its a internal stitch and the Dr need to remove it. If its clear & pricky, its a dissolvable stitch that will slide right out with a little pull.
To the ladies that share they're stories with me and they're advice; thank you SOOO much!!! I think if I wouldnt have had your support, I wouldve been really going bonkers. I hope & pray my experience help others as well. I seen my PS last Thursday and he said my wound should be closed by the end of this week. I was lmbo because he told me to stop using the silver nitrate. Little did he know, I stopped 4 days before I saw him. I had to take matters in my own hands at the end. That nitrate keeps the wound open, but it does smooth the area out. Once mine looked like it was a healthy scar & it was nice & smooth with no bumpy edges; I stopped using the nitrate and just treated it with the antibiotic ointment. In the past when I got a big scar, my mom would pack it with petrolleum jelly & it wound be gone in 3-4 days. So the antibiotic oinment was the closest thing to it, plus it would prevent infection. Now I'm not saying anyone else should try this!! Im also a Nurse/EMT tech so I have a little experience in treating wounds.
Anyhow, everyone have a great Monday & my next post will be pics of a complete closure..Lord willing..lmbo
As much as I love to take pics of my new boobies & share with you guys, there's not much to report lately. Next year I will be having a tummy tuck, so Im working on my body to getit prepared. Happy Holidays!! Xoxo
The only words I can say is, AMAZING!! Dr. Kayser and his staff is so warm heart, understanding, caring, and such a blessing to me. When you walk in their office, you feel love right at the door!! He's very professional and make sure that when you leave out his door, no question go unanswered. His assistant Denise, is like a bestfriend that any woman can dream of and she tickles my belly everytime I think of her. The facility is like your walking into some luxury resort, just beautiful!! I can't wait to have my BR done because I know Im in excellent hands by the Dr & God above!!