Mom of Twins, Post Weight Loss, Tired of Looking Like a 12 Year Old Boy! -Dubuque, IA
- updated 8 months ago
I. Am. So. NERVOUS!!!! My procedure is tomorrow...
- 9 Apr 2013
- 1 day pre
I. Am. So. NERVOUS!!!! My procedure is tomorrow morning at 8am. I am currently a 34 A, and it's not so much the size that bothers me, but the fact that I nursed 3 kids (including twins) and my breasts are more like skin just hanging flat on my chest. I am in the fitness industry now, so sports bra and swim suit pics are pretty common. It's hard to feel proud of your accomplishments when you can't even find a swim suit top to fit. People recommend push up bras...but you can't push up empty skin on ribs.
I have always been smaller- I was about a B/C before having my first child. After her I was a C, and after the twins I got up to a DD. When I lost the weight they deflated quickly, so they didn't retain any kind of shape. I have wanted to have bigger breasts for as long as I can remember, but I still have the little voice in me wondering if I will regret it like some have?? I guess we will find out tomorrow!!! Wish me luck!!
So today was the big day!! I was super nervous...
- 10 Apr 2013
- Day of treatment
Today was Day 2. I woke up after a night of on and...
- 11 Apr 2013
- 1 day post
I didn't get to see them today at the doc's office, but they said I was REALLY swollen so it wouldn't have looked appealing anyway. Once the swelling goes down the shape will look better. Size wise though, in my shirt, they are awesome!! I can't wait to see them a few months from now. Still glad I went through with it!
Day 3 post surgery. After the day-after post of...
- 13 Apr 2013
- 3 days post
I woke up today and feel PERFECT. No pain, no soreness, nothing. The only thing I'm getting really annoyed with is sleeping on the couch. It is KILLING my back! So tonight I think I will attempt to overrun my bed with pillows and sleep up there. The ace bandage around my upper chest is getting old too, but it's more just me whining than an actual annoyance.
The girls are looking good. They look a little more "square" today than before, but I know they'll continue to settle. I did find out the details at my post-op; I got Moderate Plus saline behind the muscle, incision in the crease, 425cc in the Right and 425 inflated to 450 in the Left.
So far, so good! Couldn't be happier and can't wait for it to be 2 months later so I can run along a beach in a baywatch bikini!!!
Just kidding..I live in wisconsin. I'll still be wearing a parka. >.<
Had my one week-ish follow up today, and...
- 16 Apr 2013
- 6 days post
13 days post op - It has been an up and down...
- 23 Apr 2013
- 13 days post
It has been an up and down road this past 2 weeks!!! I went from sore and happy, the feeling GREAT and happy, back to sore and unhappy! lol The first soreness was different than I've ever experienced. It felt like I had done a lot of pushups- or that my milk was coming in. It was a kind of sore that you knew would go away eventually, so it wasn't that bad. The second phase was the "Holy crap..my body is MAD" kind of sore...like the DOMS after a workout sore, or when you have the flu sore. (No, not an infection, don't worry!) It's starting to get better now but I never know how I'll feel the next day! Longest 2 weeks EVER! I think it may have been because I stopped taking the pain pills after the first few days as well...so I was actually FEELING the soreness.
Sleeping has been rough still because it's IMPOSSIBLE to get comfortable laying down. I'm just a big whiner because I'm not a back sleeper, I'm a side sleeper. I'm sure I'll get back to it..but I'll complain for now. ;) I did go to the chiropractor today because my body has been in a slumped position for so long my back was really bothering me. I called my PS and she said it was no problem, so he just adjusted me on my side and back. I will go again later in the week as well.
One of my implants is squeaking a lot,( which is normal)...I can feel it moving around in the pocket when I move or massage it. Freaked me out at first, but I know it won't last long.
All in all, still very glad I got them done, just adjusting and ready for it to be 6 months later so I can go running and work out, and sleep on my stomach. ;)
I chose Dr. Kennedy based on location and cost. After meeting Dr. Kennedy I knew she was the doctor for me. She has twins, also! She has a no non-sense approach and won't sugar coat things. Especially at the after care (ouch) but she gets it done the way it needs to be!