No more Waiting - Iowa, IA

I'm 45 years old 5' and 190#. I am a 42G and have...

I'm 45 years old 5' and 190#. I am a 42G and have had large boobies since I was 12 years old. I've never really considered BR until I started dating my now husband approximately 15 years ago. I went to see my PS and was approved 15 years ago but due to a change in my financial situation I wasn't able to go thru with the surgery.
Now fast forward to the present. I've decided that I'm tired of feeling like I am and went to see my PS a second time. I was approved in early Sept and now it's been a waiting game for me. It felt like when I scheduled the surgery it would fly by...well needless to say time has drug and drug. Now it feels like time is moving too fast.
I am getting excited though, can't wait to experience a "new" me.

Just had my surgery on Nov 14. I am so excited. ...

Just had my surgery on Nov 14. I am so excited. I just can't quit looking at them. The first time I got up to go to the restroom I looked down and couldn't believe it. I can't remember the last time I had a view like that.....maybe when I was 14. I don't feel as terrible as I figured I would. The pain I have isn't unbearable, when it starts to strengthen I take my pain meds to try to bring it back under control.
My PS is pretty laid back with his restrictions. He basically told me I can do whatever is comfortable for me, I just can't lift over 10 pounds for 7 weeks and I have to wear a sports bra for 3 months. My biggest problem right now is the itching. I"ve never had an itching problem before so I'm hoping that once I shower it'll go away. I do find myself getting wore out alot faster now....but i guess since I"m only 2 days out from surgery I can't really expect much yet. I so wish I could sleep on my back but I havn't ever been able to so I'm only catching little cat naps. I think I'll be so much better when I can actually sleep more than a couple hours at a time.
WIll post more later getting tired.

Day 11....I'm so sick of being in pain and...

Day 11....I'm so sick of being in pain and uncomfotable. Day 9 I was in so much discomfort that all I could do was sit in my chair and not do anything else. I finally had had it and actually sat without my bra on for a while. My pain is mostly around the bra band area and the nipples. I have 1 bra that is comfortable to wear. It's not a true sports bra but it doesn't have wires or clips, so as far as Im concerned it's a sports bra. LOL When I wear a true sports bra it compresses my nipples and make them VERY sore....has any one else had this problem and what did you do about it? I'm usually not a negative person but this is really bringing me down. I'm just taking one day at a time and learning the hard way not to do too much at once because I pay for it the next day. I am able to lift my arms no problem, the only thing I cant do is reach up high and outward from my body...it pulls too much on the incision. I should count my blessings in the fact that I have not had any complications and I am healing really well. No infection or anything like that. I can't wait for the tape to fall off so I can see what these boobies really look like. :-) Will post more as the days go on.
Waterloo Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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