I have had large breasts since I can recall. They...
I have had large breasts since I can recall. They got bigger with both of my children. I have a small 35" waist with two huge H size breasts. I have had so many boob related destroying moments trying to find appropriate clothing and crying because it just isn't possible, my friends all love shopping and I have always detested going. I started my documentation for this procedure in 2005 and am finally going through with it.
My surgery is a week away and I'm starting to get nervous. I want to be a C cup when I,m done. My preop mammograms and blood work are tomarrow. Having them done makes this a little more real as I really didn't expect to get this far. We'll wish me luck!
Tic tock tic tock
So I'm less than a week away and my nerves are fluttering, I received two emails yesterday from the facility that I'm having my procedure done at. This was very informative one explained the anesthesia and the other explained the procedure. These were very helpful and informative.
As I read through others stories I feel as though I am not alone I have many friends that don't understand why I'm doing this. I struggle at times to explain to these individuals how awful I feel and argue that yep your right my posture is awful and if I would " fix " that my pain would be better yet they don't have what feels like two bowling balls hanging on their chest daily.
My husband is very supportive, he understands the pain I have been in. My stress level is rising with all the prep.
Well I will check in a little later this week.
One day out
So my surgery went well on the way to the hospital we pulled up behind a truck that had a bumper sticker that said " save the tata's " my husband said that was a sign.
I was very impressed with my facility and staff they were prompt helpful and genuine
I had trouble with vomiting afterwards and it took a while to come out of it. I was very tired and uncomfortable. I struggled to keep my eyes open.
Today my pain is tolerable and my drain tubes don't have a lot in them. These will be pulled tomarow. I was amazed at the immediate sense of change I felt from the tissue removal. The doctor took over 600 grams from each side, I could tell an immediate difference . I am still very tired and a little sore. I will update more later.
So I'm very sore and had an episode where I passed out today my oxygen level dropped out I got very dizzy and down I went, I was so greatful that I had help. I was weak and scared. Afterwards it was fine but I have an awful headache. This is by far the worst of this adventure so far.
I will post more in the morning with a new picture.
Wow day three
Ok so day three was rough. They pulled my tubes yesterday and that was not nearly as bad as expected. I am going much longer between pain pills but remain very dizzy and weak.
My bruising is very significant today with much pain.
I have taken many stool softness but with no avail I took some laxative to help with the constipation I recommend being prepared for this .
I remain weak and tired with several periods of rest . I will update as we go.
Hey everyone I've had a rough few days but it seems to be getting better. The pain is still here but is much less, the bruising is starting to change colors and heal and the leaking and wrapping is less and less.
My surgeon did a fantastic job. They are very symmetrical in size and shape and though they still seem large are still swollen and I'm hoping will drop to a little bit smaller size , but are far better than what I had before. My physicians team was top notch at her office and my prep and anesthesia team were fabulous my after care was a little off their top game but I survived. I am looking the same as previous photos so I will post more when I get the steri strips off.
Reaping the rewards
So we figured out the zofran was the major cause of my dizziness,and headaches so everyone be aware that zofran has some nasty side effects! I am almost completely off the pain meds except tonight I took one. I feel like I over did it today running my kids around. My night in shining armor (aka mom) took care of my kids this past week but reality called and she had to go back to work. My husband also had to go back to work so I'm it. Im am hoping to rest more tomarrow but am feeling relief with the headache disapating.
I regret waiting so long to make this choice. Thank you for all hour kind words understanding and support because I have a support team but they just don't understand like someone that's been there.
So I removed the steri strips today and was very pleasantly surprised by my results. The swelling and bruising is still significant but not nearly as bad as before. I seem to be healing nicely and am very impressed with the results. I am struggling with the down time a little which is probably good for me. Photos to follow later
f/ u on Monday
So I'm very ready for my follow up with my PS on Monday. I am doing well my chest is not quit so sore. I am still very bruised on the right side and a small amount on the left. My right side is also the more sore side with more swelling. I have been trying to stay low key and relax but it's much harder than I anticipated . I will find out more exact numbers on Monday for exact removal which excites me . I will try to touch base after my appointment. Here's some pics from this week!
Soooo had my first follow up today. On Saturday I noticed that my right side was a little warm and more sore than normal . When I seen my PS today she aspirated about 180 cc's of fluid from my right side and put me back on antibitiotics. I really bruised a lot and had more trauma to that side. She did a great job and was very informative. I was taken off all pain killers but Tylenol . I am hoping this helps the swelling, and relieves the pressure other than that they are beautiful.
Hey all, so I went back to the PS last Monday right side is still very bruised she removed a little more fluid but thinks that my tissue is very bruised and will slowly heal and decrease in swelling. She kept me on Tylenol. I finally asked her how much tissue I had removed so it was 645 grams on my right and 662 grams on my left I am so very pleased with my PS and her office team. I will try to post new pictures later
6 weeks and rolling
Today marks 6 weeks post op. I have had a lot of trouble with my right breast and am struggling a little. I have yet to go bra shopping as my left and right breasts are varying cup sizes still, my swelling and deep right side bruising has left me uneven and slightly frustrated. My headaches , back pain, and neck pain are fantastic and for this reason I know this was the right decision.
I will continue to update as I go.