43 Year Old, Married and Mother of 2 Children. - Massachusetts
Finally I will soon get my mommy makeover! I am...
Last consult today before the big day
I am happy to say that today went very well. Dr.delia spent a lot of time with us, explained every procedure and answered all our questions. I wrote down questions the past few days so I wouldn't forget to ask him. I had a few concerns I felt he should know about like my anxiety attacks and severe nausea when I have anesthesia. He listened to my needs and reassured me what steps we could take to help. He also reassured me that if i was concerned about anything from now to the surgery to please give him a call.
Questioning my choice of implant...again
Well, again he put me at ease. I told him what I was worried about and how I thought I should increase the size of the implant. He was very supportive and told me he would bring in a couple of implant sizes in the OR and use a sizer to test out how many cc's would give me a nice natural full looking breast. He also said he needed to make sure there wasn't to much pressure on my lift incision. I totally agree, I don't want issues with incisions. So when doubt or concerns start to creep in...communicate with your ps :) really helps
To my surprise I slept pretty good. I have anxiety attacks but no sign of those, thank you lord. I'm sort I calm about things, I can't believe it. I truly believe its because of you all. Speaking freely about experiences helps others to relate and feel confident about their choices and that things will be ok. Recovery may be unpleasant but we can get through this and be truly happy in the end. Well wishes and talk to you soon :)
Day after surgery
When's time to move around....oh that a different story. My TT isn't to bad . The sides of the boobs and armpit are wicked sore, swollen and tender. I'm told this is very common from friends on realself and the doctor. I am taking the Sinecch pills to help with swelling and bruising. Have been doing short walks around the house. It's not good to stay in bed.
I can't wait till Monday, I will get my dressings changed and see what I look like.
Only worry right now is when will the chest drop and relax. Pretty high still :)
First week of recovery
The first couple of days were rough. Things were tight and a bit swollen but no drains! Doctor said I didn't need them. I really needed to take it easy, took my meds and didn't move around to much. Only moved to go the bathroom and do a few laps around the house.
Everyday I felt a bit better. By day 4, I was only taking heavy meds at night. Yesterday was my first day with nothing...whoo Hoo.
The only horrible experience I had was when I had a coughing fit...holy crap. Thought I would tear something. Only other issue was going the bathroom. I'm finally ok now but it was rough.
I'm feeling better everyday. My incisions are healing well and I don't see any bruising! Going back to see the doctor in 4 days to get stitches out of my navel :)
Thank you ladies for your support and information!
Got out if the house today
Still wondering when the girls are going to settle. Would like it soon. I heard it could be a while...ugh.
No complaints though things are going well. I'm very thankful.
My consult was good. He spent plenty of time with me and explained each procedure. His secretary was great too. She was so nice and pleasant. Throughout the first week after surgery I received several phone calls from him to check on me and see how my recover was going. I felt so taken care of through this process. Thank you dr.delia, Cheryl and Mary :)