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11 months later, this is the best thing I ever did!

Hi Ladies! I couldn't sleep last night because...

Hi Ladies!

I couldn't sleep last night because I've been thinking so much about my upcoming BA, so I went online to find a place just like this and was so glad I did. I cannot tell you enough how happy I was to fund such a great community of supportive women.

I'm a 36B on a good day and went for my consultation on the 7th and just need the last few bucks before going for it.

I read where a lot of your friends were telling you not to go too big - that cracked me up because I had a friend and a sister tell me the same thing and they're both DD and love their breasts. I've spent my whole life having people tell me what I can't have or shouldn't do, so I'm not listening to them. I told the Doc to keep them "age appropriate" since I'm 47, but if in doubt, go bigger because I'd rather say they're bigger than I wanted than smaller than I wanted.

Anyway - I'll post updates. My planned date is the 29th (Jan). So excited!

Going for my mammogram on Tuesday!

Going for my mammogram on Tuesday!

I realized I didn't post my stats: Besides being...

I realized I didn't post my stats: Besides being 47, I'm 5'8" and my weight varies between 125-130...I'm an avid cyclist, so in the spring/summer/fall my weight drops because I can eat whatever I want when cycling so much!
I've never had kids, so no influence there on breast size. My ribs tend to stick out, so sometimes it looks like I have four small breasts if I'm wearing a tight shirt.

Went for my mammogram this morning! Happy to have...

Went for my mammogram this morning! Happy to have that done. Then I stopped by the PS office because they are in the same spot, and it looks like I can go a week from today if all goes well with a few details!
I picked up the Arnica Montana and Bromelain. Right now I'm scheduled for my pre-op on Thursday.

Wow! Everything suddenly fell into place! I go for...

Wow! Everything suddenly fell into place! I go for my pre-op on Thursday and am having it done a week from today...the 29th! I can't believe it all suddenly just worked out. One more week till I get to be on the other side of the fence! Woo-Hoo!

I am having a hard time focusing on work - when...

I am having a hard time focusing on work - when did boobs become my #1 thought 24/7?!
I went and bought a front closure sports bra at WalMart today (Target didn't have any at all). I'm a little worried about the one I got since it's still padded...it's a 36D. So, I ordered two more from Amazon - I got an Asics and a Valmont. They looked less foamy.

When do I start taking the Bromelain?

Excited for my pre-op tomorrow and can't believe this time next week I'll be on the other side of the fence.

My Pre-Op went great today. The only bump was that...

My Pre-Op went great today. The only bump was that my PS needed a letter from my cardiologist clearing me for surgery. I had open heart surgery at 9 years old and 25 years old...that was 22 years ago! I haven't been to a cardiologist since 2005, but luckily they agreed to fax the last letter in my file (which I know gave a glowing report) to my PS and all looks good.

They took my before pictures and my money - ha ha! He's ordering 350cc saline implants to go with. There's no point in telling them you want to be a C or a D or whatever. They go by CCs and what your body will take. I figured that out pretty quick.

I dropped off my prescripts at Target and will pick them up this weekend. Had the blood drawn and am hoping the sports bra I got at WalMart will work. I may post a pic of it later to see if it's the one any of you used. Or I'll drop by his offices with it to ensure it'll be good.

Now it's a matter of "nesting" the house in preparation for recovery. Tuesday can't be here soon enough!!

I went and picked up my prescriptions today! And...

I went and picked up my prescriptions today! And got a great zip up sports bra from Sports Authority. I'm soooo ready for Tuesday! A friend is taking me there, another picking me up and then hanging out with me for the rest of the evening. My boyfriend is still adjusting to the idea, but is being supportive.

In the meantime, I can't focus on work because I'm so excited. I'm a writer and I think I'm subconsciously typing "boob" into every five sentences. lol

Just glad it's my last weekend as a 36B,

I've gone from excitement to nervous and back to...

I've gone from excitement to nervous and back to excitement. I had a dream right before I woke up that I looked down and saw my new boobs! With only 49 hours till BA, I'm ready for that reality. Been taking arnica montana 3x a day and Bromemaine twice a day...not sure if the Bromemaine is suppose to just be post-op though?

Happy Boob Day to all the others who are having theirs done this week, too!

24 hours from now I'll be in la-la land while my...

24 hours from now I'll be in la-la land while my PS fills 'er up. I'm getting saline, moderate profile, 350cc (that's the plan). Been taking arnica montana and Bromelain for a few days. House is clean and ready. Dogs have people coming to let them out for me. So, not much else to do but try to stay busy!

I had a dream yesterday that I woke up and they were done. Then I really woke up and realized I had 48 hours to go!

Slept really well last night. My friend is picking...

Slept really well last night. My friend is picking me up in 15 mins. The hospital is only 8 miles up the road, thank goodness.

See ya on the other side!

Today went amazingly well. I love my new boobs! He...

Today went amazingly well. I love my new boobs! He did a great job. Not sure how many CCs - will find out tomorrow at my post-op.
Posted two afters from the hospital. :)

Feeling great tonight! Ate a big dinner and...

Feeling great tonight! Ate a big dinner and watched TV. Very little pain and am so happy I did this!!!

I feel great this morning. Slept well between med...

I feel great this morning. Slept well between med doses last night.

For those of you who are open to it, I had a reiki energy healer work on me the day before and yesterday during the day,and I know that made a huge difference in how I'm feeling. She worked on me from Virginia (I'm in Colorado). If any of you want information on this let me know...I really feel very little discomfort, have no bruising, and feel great. She's incredibly talented in energy work.

Hope everyone is having a great boob day!

I slept well again last night...just set my alarm...

I slept well again last night...just set my alarm for 3 a.m. to take the pain meds. I can't wait to shower tomorrow morning!! That's when the gauze comes off, too.

Is anyone else wearing their sports bra 24/7 other than for a few moments?

Just got a call from my doc - I got 415cc in the...

Just got a call from my doc - I got 415cc in the right and 375cc in the left. Saline moderate plus. Soooo happy with them!

Nothing like a shower to make you feel better! I...

Nothing like a shower to make you feel better! I got to take my gauze off, too. They look so great...so glad I did this!

I felt less pressure on my chest today, so that...

I felt less pressure on my chest today, so that was good! Anyone else hear fluids going around? I assume it's just everything settling in.

The downside to all of this is that my bf doesn't seem to "get" why I did it, and it's pulling us apart...not what I expected. We have been through a lot over the years so I just hope we get through this too.

This morning I had my 6 day post-op appt. The...

This morning I had my 6 day post-op appt. The receptionist said I'm healing like nobody's business, so that made me feel good. The PS said everything looked great and I go back a week from today to get the stitches out. I'm going to start massaging them...got some lotion with shea butter, so that will help. They're still so tight, but there are periods during the day when I don't think about it, so that's progress!

I LOVE them and am so glad to have done this.

Feeling prett good for 8 days post-op. I'll be...

Feeling prett good for 8 days post-op. I'll be happy with 2 milestones - getting the stitches out on Mon and when the tightness goes away.

Still pretty bummed that this came between my boyfriend and me...I thought we were stronger than that. The guy I thought I knew could handle it. :(

Tried on one of my bikinis - that cheered me up!

First of all, I'm happy that the "tightness" has...

First of all, I'm happy that the "tightness" has subsided quite a bit today. That made a big difference. So, I went to Target to try on sports bras - and what an amazing feeling to be in a dressing room and LOVE seeing what's in the mirror! I almost cried, I was so happy to not be seeing small, sagging boobs, but seeing full, womanly breasts! I am SOOOOO glad I did this....and it's just the beginning. :)

Okay, so I'm a bit weight obsessed - in a good...

Okay, so I'm a bit weight obsessed - in a good way! So I weighed myself normally and then with a plastic bag with 740cc of water (total cc of bot sides - I have saline) and there is a 2 lb difference.

I get my stitches out tomorrow - yay! Added new pics in a 36C bra that I think I'll need to exchange for a D!

Hey Ladies! Got my stitches out today - what a...

Hey Ladies!
Got my stitches out today - what a great milestone. He also showed me how to start massaging them and said that I'm right on track for healing.

Yesterday I found this link that shows photos at 4 stages - before, 2 days post op, 2 weeks post op and 3 months post op. http://www.delawarevalleybreasts.com/recovery/special-considerations.cfm

I went v-neck sweater shopping yesterday - now...

I went v-neck sweater shopping yesterday - now THAT was fun. The dressing room mirror is my new best friend. I uploaded a pic of my favorite new one.

Today is 2 weeks post op. I can't wait to wear regular bras again - not that I don't love sports bras, but they're clunky under thin sweaters.

I Noticed less tightness today - I think it was...

I Noticed less tightness today - I think it was because I wasn't working all day. I'm a writer so I'm on my laptop all day in a coffee shop and noticed I was tight a lot by afternoon. Today I was out and about and had less tightness, so maybe moving around is the answer!

Got 2 new no wire bras at Target - Bali - def a...

Got 2 new no wire bras at Target - Bali - def a 36D or 34DD but I'm too broad to fit in a 34 - happy with 36D
Went for my 4 week Post Op - PS said everything looks great - right on track and I go back in a month.

Interesting thread on Drop and Fluff - what I...

Interesting thread on Drop and Fluff - what I really found interesting is that 25CC is less than 2 tablespoons.
http://www.realself.com/question/drop-and-fluff-refer-in-breast-augmentation-they-larger-went-325cc-and-went

Hi Ladies, Yesterday was my 6 week mark...hard to...

Hi Ladies,
Yesterday was my 6 week mark...hard to believe how fast the time goes. I still have morning boob, but I finally feel like they've dropped. I'm loving the Bali bras I got at Target (see new photos - purple one), but am excited to get some new ones in the next week or so. I tried both 36C and 36D - definitely the D. I can't go 34 because I have a large rib cage.
Went for my first hike the other day and am going again this week.
Here's a link that gives the details on implant's weight: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080121231822AAZCxGv
It's based on 350cc (ea), but I just did the math to make it equal to my 790cc (for both). For me it's 2.219.
Hope everyone is doing great!

9 weeks today! Still a little tightness in the...

9 weeks today! Still a little tightness in the morning and evenings, but not every day. I think it depends on how much upper body I'm doing - in the middle of moving so that's likely why!
I'm moving to a town that has a Victoria Secret, so excited about that!
Seemed like they took the full 2 months to drop, but I love how they look now! Added a new photo.

10 month review

I haven't been on here in so long! But I really wanted to give an update after 10 months. I can say that this is the best thing I've ever done for myself. As a single woman it wasn't about my relationship with a husband or boyfriend or anything, this was strictly for me as I know is the case with many of us on here. If not all of us! I did go with silicone and I'm very glad that I did. I'm really happy with the results. Today settled and dropped a while ago, and are a 36D. So I went from a 36 small B to a 36D. What amazes me is how much better clothes look. I'm uploading some new photos so you can see...these are mostly over the summer, but they really haven't changed that much since then.
One thing I've noticed, as a single woman who is back out dating again, is that men do definitely treat you differently when you have boobs. I've dated four different men the summer, two of whom were very outspoken about how much they love my boobs. And not and rude way, in a very complementary way. But I never realized before how important boobs are too these guys. I knew they like them, but I guess I just didn't realize how much. Ha ha I was always able to get away with having long lean legs, but now that I have both it's really kind of interesting having long legs and big boobs and seeing how differently men treat you. On one hand they treat me much more like a woman if that makes sense and on the other hand it's almost like they're intimidated by it. So I'm still trying to figure it out, but in the meantime I wouldn't change a thing. I did this for me and it is the best thing I ever did. Happy holidays, everyone.
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You look GREAT. I saw your post to MIMomBA abt men bringing up/noticing your breasts just when you've forgotten it. It's so true. They feel so much a part and you forget they are there until someone brings them up! ;P
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Along with your great legs and great boobs, I really send you my best of the best to find a great guy too! One that will love and respect and care for you, and one that understands you and is your best friend! Hugs and thanx for the happy posts! (One week from tomorrow morning it's 'my day'...Yay!!!) keep in touch (-:
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Thank you so much for your support. I'm heading over to your profile to see how you're doing!
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Yay, so happy to hear positive posts! You look great, congrats!
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You look amazing! I am 47 as well, and I definitely did this for me. Age and weight loss/gain even in small amounts reaks havoc on our fatty areas. Congrats, and thanks so much for posting at 10 months. By the way, do you avoid cycling altogether in the winter? I just bought a bike this fall, and I have been out once in November when it was 27 degrees. Wow was it frosty:)))). I think it took my toes an hour to recover. Anyway, blessings to you.
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Hello! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note. It's so nice to hear from someone else in their late 40s. It certainly is different doing this at our age rather than much younger. Perspective is everything, isn't it? I usually only cycle in the spring, summer and fall. I just went to Golds Gym for the first time today and lifted weights, and boy was that an experience. I haven't lifted weights since I had the surgery last January and not only did it feel weird to lift weights with 36Ds, but also just knowing the implants were in there. It took a few adjustments, but it felt really good to be back in the gym. I'm going to go stop by your profile and check it out! Stay warm if you ride your bike again in cold weather. I usually don't ride if it's less than 55°.
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Thanks. Yeah, there are not many brave souls biking it right now:) I enjoy the leg presses and some arm work, but no chest presses for me. I worry about my breasts being forced out into arm pits. I have not tried any push ups for same reason. I have read here some women doing everything weight and exercise wise that they did prior to BA, but I am terrified of ruining a good thing:) Nice talking to you. Enjoy your boobs:)
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You look AMAZING!!! Loved reading your story!
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Thank you so much! It's been more of an experience than I could ever imagine both physically and emotionally. Certainly something I am so glad I did!
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Looking great! I need to update my profile :)
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Thanks! And yes you do, please update your profile so we can see how great you look too.
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Hi! Your boobs look amazing!! Now, do you have Saline or Silicone?
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Thank you! I love them, and it is the best thing I ever did for myself! I got 415cc in the right and 375cc in the left because mine were little out of balance, so he evened them out. They are Saline Moderate Plus. Soooo happy with them! I will say that they feel a little harder than I expected them to, but they look completely natural. I'll stop by your profile and see what you're up to!
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You are looking so great!!! Best of luck on your move!!!
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Thank you so much! The move went really well, but I got very busy as soon as I moved back to Virginia. I'm happy to be back on here and to be able to give everybody an update though. I'll stop by your profile and check in with you.
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Thanks for all your info it helps for those of us just starting this process. How are things going for you know?
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Hi mom 24! Thanks for stopping by. I'm so sorry I haven't been on here in so long...I was relocating across country and settling into my new life. But I am so glad I did this and I just posted a new update so hopefully I'll be able to read it.
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You are looking great "same surgery day" girl ;) How are you liking things now? I'm happy. Still feels funny bending over though. Not sure if its just the weight I was not use to when bending or if it's something that will pass? Other than this, all is good! Oh and do you have ALL sensation back yet? I am waiting for underside where incisions are. The rest is back (thank goodness nipples are too). My PS says it may take 9 months.
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Just wanted to say you look great! The look in the tight sweater is SO flattering!! Congrats on the great results!
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Thanks so much! I'm so happy I did this.
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You look awesome! Loving the bras too.
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The Bali bras are awesome for No-Wire! Got mine at Target, but apparently they're on eBay, too!
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Your pictures look great. Very natural. I'm 5 weeks today and feeling better. No morning boob, hopefully that passed. They have more dropping to do. :)
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I'm going to your profile now to see updates!
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Cali! You need to update your photos! LOL. I'm sure you look awesome. I've been massaging in the a.m., but usually forget at night...they've dropped a bit in the last week - so you should have a good week ahead of you!
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