Day 16 Post Op - Guilford, CT

I finally got approved after all these yrs. I am...

I finally got approved after all these yrs. I am 36 yrs old , 5'4"and overweight. I have an hourglass figure, but still look good. My first concern upon approval was the pain of the surgery. Then will my stomach be too big after. So I have come to accept my belly may big after but I will be able to see it without looking in the mirror. I will be reminded everyday of what I need to work on because I will finally be able to see it among other things.
I just hope I like the shape and my hubby does as well.
Oh, I am a "M", going to a "D" per doctor suggestion. I hope he is right bcuz I want to go smaller, but it might not go with my frame. Hoping at the same time I don't go too small. My hubby is used to me being bigger than a DD.

Welcome to the community.  Thank you for posting your review and pictures.  You are going to look and feel fantastic after this is done.  You will actually feel like a new woman.

 

 

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I woke up yesterday in the operating room feeling...

I woke up yesterday in the operating room feeling like my chest was on fire. So they gave me pain meds.
I've been taking my meds on a regular basis. I have been sleeping on my wedged pillow surrounded by two pillows to cradle my head.
I keep waking up to turn on my back. I can move around comfortably. Constant bathroom.runs. Other then that I am resting and healing.
I am itching like crazy on theses breast, so I am keeping Benadryl in my system. I have been sleeping a lot as a result, but also starting to see the swelling go down. I moved wrong a few times and felt pain. So I am still babying myself. I am having my sister make me veggie juice in the morning and I really feel its helping me feel better.
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I am itching like crazy on theses breast, so I am keeping Benadryl in my system. I have been sleeping a lot as a result, but also starting to see the swelling go down. I moved wrong a few times and felt pain. So I am still babying myself. I am having my sister make me veggie juice in the morning and I really feel its helping me feel better.
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Thank you for the welcome. I have to wait a week to see the doctor and see result. I do like the feeling of feeling lighter. :0)
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I've been really itchy so continuing to take...

I've been really itchy so continuing to take Benadryl. I am 7 days post op and no longer taking pain pills. I am feeling pain at different points of incision, it comes and goes. I had my bandages taken off two days ago because it was getting very loose. The swelling has gone down a lot. I can wait until the oozing at different points stop. Here is a updated pic from my doctor visit.
Congratulations!!!
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I am totally off pain meds and am back to work...

I am totally off pain meds and am back to work today. The day is half over and I wish I was home. I am feeling pain where I haven't before and am scared to pull a sitch. I am taking it easy today, but it feels like I am doing too much activity. Today is day 10 post op and I go to see the doctor for the first time tomorrow.
Thank you so Very much!!
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I got the okay to shower and I am terrified!!!

I got the okay to shower and I am terrified!!!

I took my shower and it felt good. No pain as I...

I took my shower and it felt good. No pain as I had feared. Here are my new pics.

Noticing the tightening of the stitches and it...

Noticing the tightening of the stitches and it hurts. I am usually in constant pain. Out of the blue I will get really sharp pains. My aereola's are staring to itch so that a good sign. I still feel that my breast are to big, but everyone else keeps telling me they are a good size. My husband keeps making up songs about how I took his pride and joy away, but I love being smaller. Can't wait for the pain of the healing to be over.
Are your stitches dissolvable or do they have to get removed? When my stitches dissolved enough that they started falling out, I felt SO MUCH better. It really was the turning point for me in terms of how I felt about the surgery.
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from what i read on this forum it takes quite awhile for the swelling to go down to the size your going to be,,,i hope you are soon pain free,im next month and most of me cant wait and the the rest of me dreads recovery! but all of you are getting through it and im sure i will to,hang in there!,,soon you will be feeling good!..xoxo
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Someone at my Gyn suggested him after she got it done. Also a coworker had some work done by him.

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