Surgery in 2 Days - Getting Nervous...- Indianapolis, IN

Hello ladies! I just started reading this site...

Hello ladies! I just started reading this site today and am so happy to see so many positive experiences. I am 46 yrs old and a 34H - back pain as long as I can remember, shoulder indentations, and tired of wearing shirts that are big everywhere but the chest, and having to get special order bras because I can never find a 34 that big! I've worn big shirts for so long that my friends are surprised when I tell them my bra size - then I gather the shirt around my tummy and waist and they see I actually have a much smaller figure hiding under the big clothes. I go in Thurs at 530am and I'm getting nervous. Not really about the pain, but the downtime during healing, and what if I don't wait long enough before I lift or stretch too far. I'm used to taking care of other people and don't really know how to sit back and let others take care of me. (sounds dumb, huh!?) I do have a specific questions if someone can please help: I was told to wear button/zip up shirts for awhile due to the pain in lifting my arms. About how long before you feel able to put on a shirt over your head? (I'm getting the lolli-pop cut and also in the crease underneath.) When can I wear my first "regular" tshirt and show off the new figure?? I'm not a vain person - just trying to think beyond the painful part to the time when I can walk into a room and not feel like every man there is staring at my chest. Thanks for all the great stories you've shared - I have found some comfort in them today!

Question of the day - what helps the itching?? I...

Question of the day - what helps the itching?? I am 3 days post-op and the stitches are starting to itch. I feel pretty tender so I dont want to bother it, but the itching is making me crazy! Any ideas? I took my first real shower today and felt so much better. Just having the blue ink off of my body is something positive. My stitches all look wonderful - no oozing or blood, tender but no sharp pain at all. I was a 34H and today I tried on my daughters 34C and it fit!!! Woohoo - oh yeah!! I haven't been this small in 20 years. I can't wait to buy some some pretty bras - maybe something crazy like a color other than beige, white, or black...
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