First follow up today! :) - Hartford, CT
- updated 5 months ago
So it's finally happening! After all these years...
- 28 Mar 2013
- 1 month pre
So it's finally happening! After all these years of pain and feeling self conscious the time has come to make a change. This site has been a god send, everyone's stories are so helpful and encouraging. Just can't believe I'm really going to do this. Definitely scared and unsure, I know the pros will outweigh the cons but still have my fears on the unknown outcome to be.
Thought it'd be a good idea to finally join this site since the day is creeping closer my the minute and I see what a great support system there is here and I look forward to being part of that. Hoping it makes this journey that much easier to have others who understand what I'm going through and whats to come. Any advice is always welcome. I look forward to sharing this journey with you all as it gets closer, I will continue to update as the time comes :)
Well ladies my time has finally come, only 18 more...
- 29 Apr 2013
- 1 day pre
So I got my Surgery today at 9:30am. Everyone was...
- 30 Apr 2013
- Day of treatment
I'm now six days post op, it was definitely a...
- 6 May 2013
- 6 days post
I'm excited about the size, the way they look right now definitely freaks me out a bit, I'm really hoping the nipples will have a more normal natural look later on and that all the ridged bumpy parts will smooth out. All in all it's been a rough journey for me so far. Today I'm definitely feeling a lot better than I have in days but the incision pain is really bothering me. Hoping I'll be feeling a lot better soon :)
So had my first follow up appointment today....
- 13 May 2013
- 13 days post
ER Visit :(
- 18 May 2013
- 18 days post
ER Visit Update
- 22 May 2013
- 22 days post
I'm just really worried and think I'm going to call my regular doctor tomorrow because this still seems really bad almost a week later and it scares me. Just really Hope I heal soon. The skin looks terrible these fevers and headaches are frustrating and I hurt. Rather be paranoid and safe then sorry. *Sigh* Hope my luck changes soon..
Cellulitis Update (photos)
- 23 May 2013
- 23 days post
I had a 99 degree fever today, the drainage is worse, I'm using super maxI pads because gauze is too thin. Skin looks terrible, I'm adding some pictures I took a few hours ago. Hoping all goes well tomorrow.
I absolutely appreciate all the concern, advice and kind words from all of you ladies. It helps me get through the day, thank you. I will update you all on what he says tomorrow.. Fingers crossed this is fixed soon.
Cellulitis Doctor Visit Update
- 24 May 2013
- 24 days post
It sucks, I don't deal well with creepy stuff like this lol. So I'm a mess, but just praying that after Tuesday this is all over with and I can finish healing and feel better and finally start enjoying the new girls. This has definitely been a tougher journey then I was prepared for but luckily I have great support at home and here on this site thanks to all of you amazing ladies.
I just Hope by sharing this I can help any other women who may end up going through the same thing.
Well hopefully Tuesday is the beginning to the end of this mess and the fun can finally begin. I'll continue to update on my journey. Happy and safe healing to you all, talk to ya soon :)
Doctor Visit Update
- 28 May 2013
- 28 days post
So last night I had my poor fiance pull the gauze out, it smelt like death so that definitely concerned me that maybe it had gotten even more infected. So I went to the doctors today and the pa said that was all normal and that by removing the gauze I removed a lot of the nasty stuff with it. She said it's not really infected much anymore so she is just putting me on a short dose of antibiotics just to help speed up the healing. She wants me to continue to do a shallow packing everyday so it can heal inside out. She told me it's already healed more than it was Friday when she initially did this.
I guess what it is, is some kind of skin infection (forget the name) but it's really potent and got bad but they reassured me it's not one that can become like a merca or staph infection. But also I guess all the fluid in my side ended up sitting there and got old and infected and had nowhere to go so that greatly contributed to this. I asked if this could have been prevented and she said yes and no. She said they probably should have put drains in since my reduction was so large and extreme but that they don't like using drains because they can also cause infection. So it was like a crappy catch 22 type of luck I guess I don't know. Just need this to be over, it's been almost a month of crying, worrying, pain and setbacks but hopefully this is the end.
I also have like three splits on my incisions but they told me it's ok lots of people get them and they will heal. So it can take like another month of packing this hole before it will fully heal. This should be fun :( Sucks because my healing keeps getting prolonged. Just really hope once this heals that this is the end. I go back next Tuesday so they can check on it's progress. I'll continue to keep you all updated. Thank you again for all the support :)
Doctor Visit Yesterday (Update)
- 6 Jun 2013
- 2 months post
I'm a month post op, but it feels like it's been a lifetime lol. This seriously has been a much harder experience than I expected due to so many complications. But in the end I know this was still worth it. Just waiting impatiently for this darn hole to heal because packing it creeps me out lol and I'm just sick of bleeding and being broken lol. Hopefully these splits heal up and don't cause me any further headaches. Finishing up some antibiotics and then hopefully no more of them, been nonstop medicine since day one.
Well I have another follow up appointment June 17, would have been sooner but I'm going camping next Thursday. This should be an interesting experience having to pack it while camping lol. I was surprised when they told me I could go swimming in the ocean, I know salt is good for the wound but thought the water was bad in case of bacteria since this is an open wound, I don't know lol. Well I'll continue to keep you all updated hopefully I'm closing in on the end of all the headaches and will finally be able to enjoy the new girls. Happy healing everyone :)
Today's Doctor Visit
- 17 Jun 2013
- 2 months post
They want me to come back in two months. They said they are going to want to exercise the area then stitch it back up, something to do with trying to fix the extra scarring. Definitely not excited about more cutting and stitches hopefully they heal fast, always something. Can't wait til next year so I can look back at this and hopefully laugh. One day at a time, I'm getting there. They definitely look better than they did at the beginning and a hell of a lot better than before the surgery lol. Hope you are all healing well, I'll keep you updated :)
- 17 Jun 2013
- 2 months post
The Bad News Is Never Ending :(
- 18 Jun 2013
- 2 months post
They told me they think it's a rash, but they have no idea why it just randomly popped out so quickly and badly. I havent used anything different or done anything different so I don't know. They prescribed me more freaking antibiotics and said keep the bra off and see how it is in two days, if not better I have to go back to figure out what's going on.
I feel like I'm dying, my skin is scorching, took tylenol. This really sucks, I was so excited yesterday that I was doing well, now this...Bad bad luck, sucks :(. I'll update you soon.
Still Dealing But Getting There :) (New Pics)
- 8 Jul 2013
- 3 months post
Otherwise, my hole has healed almost all the way and so have my splits. I do have to go back to have the hole area cut and sutured again so the came minimize the scarring, but hopefully after that I'll be done with everything. My breasts look a thousand times better than they did before the surgery and I'm enjoying them more each day. Just have to get out of this crazy mess of bad luck and I'll be good to go. I'll let everyone know what happens with the rash and the revision surgery. Hopefully it's all smooth sailing, but we'll see lol :)