I have always been super little. And when I say...
I have always been super little. And when I say little I mean shop in the little girls bra section little. It's always been a huge insecurity of mine. I hate not being able to fit the clothes I want correctly. I hate not feeling comfortable getting into a bathing suite and going to a public swimming area. Of course, I've always asked my husband what he thought and he always answers the same. You are fine the way you are. Well, finally I told him how I really felt. And how I told him its really not about him its about me and my feelings. Of course him liking the new look would be a big plus. LOL! :)
And soon after discussing my feelings he was the supportive husband he always is.
I have a consultation scheduled for Feb 5. with Dr Gerald Edds in Owensboro KY. I am super nervous and insecure about the personal topic, but I am ready to feel comfortable in my own body...FINALLY.
I will update throughout the journey and would love any feedback from you. :-)
So..my consultation was moved to tomorrow. Which...
So..my consultation was moved to tomorrow. Which is kinda cool. I am super nervous and don't know what to expect. But I am also very excited. Cant wait to see what he says. I just feel very unsure. I know that I want to do it, but I get scared because I have never even had surgery.
I will update whe he says tomorrow.
So I just got home from my consultation with Dr...
So I just got home from my consultation with Dr Edds and lets just say that I am thoroughly pleased. :) He was so nice and I wasn't even nervous with him. Which I think is a very big thing. I have chosen 300cc silicone high profile plus. :-) He said with my small frame they will look very nice on me. So I am so excited. Now I have to call and book my appointment tomorrow. I can't wait to find out what day it will be. I am nervous about my recovery but very ready for the outcome! :)
So I called and scheduled my surgery day this...
So I called and scheduled my surgery day this morning. Yay! It is scheduled for Feb 6! I go for pre-op tomorrow at 1!
I feeling excited, nervous, and a range of emotions. I can't believe this is happening. Its very surreal! WOW. I wonder if any of you can tell me what to expect for my pre-op tomorrow?
I also was wondering about any moms with...
I also was wondering about any moms with kids/toddlers. How did you deal..etc?
Ill be posting pics soon!
So I had my pre-op today. We went over everything...
So I had my pre-op today. We went over everything to except the day of and some of the recovery. I got my prescriptions. Now I just have to wait for the day of! I have to be there at 7 am. But since the dr is an hour a way I will have to be up early. I have to to get Hibicleanse soap and clean the night before and the morning of. Has anyone elses dr recommended that. They also gave me a website to order my surgical bra from. Its clearpointmd.com. Has anyone else used this, or can you get them other places?
I am so excited and nervous. I cant wait to get it done and heal. LOL!
Oh by the way. I did add pics today. Very embarrassing..LOL I am so small!
I cant get the pictures to upload right. So they...
I cant get the pictures to upload right. So they might still be up side down.
So I have been working on my to do list: Which...
So I have been working on my to do list: Which seems like a lot. I want to be sure and be as prepared as possible. I have decided to compile a list of freezer meals (2 weeks worth) so hubby can pop it in the oven ect. I want to organize and clean house include doing all laundry, change beds, and have some rest stations made. I still have to get my prescriptions filled. I already have been taking a multi vitamin, but my dr also wants me to get vitamin c. So I have to go buy that. I am still confused whether I should order the bras they suggested or just go to walmart and hope I can find one that clasp in the front. Any advice on that.
Last night I had a bad dream that I got it done and my nipple was in the wrong place. Apparently I have been thinking about this too much! LOL...
I am not nervous with my doctor or staff at all. Their office is connected to their own surgery/recovery suite..which I really like. :) I guess it's just the count down.
I am so ready to feel like a woman:)
Please guys. Give me some feedback. I welcome any advice!
So I found a front clasp bra on walmart.com called...
So I found a front clasp bra on walmart.com called Fruit of the Loom - Women's Front Close Sport Bra. It looks comfortable. I ordered it. I also bought 3 sports bras as I was told by several people you wont feel like wearing a regular bra for a while. How long was it before you bought a normal bra?
Okay. It's almost two weeks away now. My nerves...
Okay. It's almost two weeks away now. My nerves are starting to really kick in. Yes, I am so excited and can't wait. I can't believe this is really happening. I can't wait until I can look in the mirror and like how my tops fit. I can't wait until I can look at sexy bras and actually fit in them.
Things I am nervous about:
Being put to sleep
Not being mommy I want to be during recovery process.
I am majorly obsessing about boobs. I keep googling any thing I can about breast augmentation. LOL..I am going nuts!
Well. I will update a bit before my day. But I had to get on here and let you guys know about being nervous.
By the way..the comments from people really help me feel not alone. I really appreciate it.
So hard to believe that tomorrow is the big day!...
So hard to believe that tomorrow is the big day! I'm making last min preps. I grocery shopped last night and today I'm catching up on household chores. In just 24 hours ill be in BOOBYVILLE:-)
On the way to te surgercal suite. A range of...
6 Feb 2013
Day of treatment
On the way to te surgercal suite. A range of emotions on my mind. Lol. I'm mainly nervous/excited. Just a few hours ill be with u guys on the other side. Please say a quick prayer for me this morning. I will update later today if I can. Thank you everyone for being there. I am so thankful to have found this site as met a network of girls as heartfelt as y'all!
I just wanted to let you guys ml know all went...
6 Feb 2013
Day of treatment
I just wanted to let you guys ml know all went well. I will post my experience after a nap.
Okay guys, I think I'm ready for my update. I woke...
6 Feb 2013
Day of treatment
Okay guys, I think I'm ready for my update. I woke up this morning and showered washing target areas with hibicleanse. I got dressed and double checked my bag of supplies to take. I was prescribed with Adivan for te night before and the morning of. So I took it. I was pretty nervous, but the med calmed me down a bit. We arrived at Dr. Edds. We went in through the surgery suite entrance. Even though I knew it was real, it really began to feel REAL. As from the beginning, the staf was super nice and attentive. She asked me a few questions and got my vitals. My blood pressure was slightly high, so she said she would recheck it again in a bit. And then gave me two white pills that she said would coat my stomach. Then she laid my on a bed and gave a very warm blanket. I felt so cozy and was starting to calm down. My eyes felt heavy as did my body. I felt so tired. They came back in and sprayed numbing medicine on my arm and gave me my iv. Once that was in she put something to dry my mouth and an antibiotic. She said Dr edds would be in shortly to mark me up. He came in but by that time I was pretty loopy lol. So he marked me up and spoke o me a second and said ill see u soon. They laid me back down and took me to pee. Then they wheeled me tore OR. They helped me on the table. It was so warm they hooked me to monitors and gave me an oxygen and she said okay I'm going to give you to go to sleep. I was like okay. I laid there and was thinking its not working. But the next think I knew I was in the recovery room. I woke up and was thinking open your eyes but they was so heavy and blurry. She asked me what i wanted to drink and all i could say was 7 lol. My nurse said they out some kind of eye drop in my eye so they wouldn't dry out. I asked her is it okay to sleep more and she said yes don't fight it. So I closed my eyes and slept a bit more. When I woke up again I was more awake and she gave me 7up and I set up and she got me dresse and moved me to a couch and briefed my husband or my care instructions. Then she got a wheel chair and wheeled me to pee and lol me to my car and helped me in.
Ill finish my update later girl I'm kinda tired.
Well girls. I guess I will try and pick up where I...
Well girls. I guess I will try and pick up where I left off yesterday. After my nurse loaded me in the car, my husband took me to Chic Fillet. He went in and ordered me a bowl of chicken noodle soup and some crackers. We was going to set and eat it in the car because I didn't want to go in with my pjs on. But by the time Joe, my husband, got to the car I had to pee again. LOL. So I asked if we could just take it home and eat... He said sure. So, we drove home from Owensboro to Central City which is about a 45 min drive. On the way I tried to eat some soup because I was literally starving lol. But the the drive plus food made me feel nauseated. So, I decided to wait. When we got home, my husband helped me into the house and helped me go pee. We have a childproof lock on our toilet and I couldnt get it open. So then he got me settled and gave me my soup. I scarfed it down. And was like I got to lay down, I was just so tired. He helped me to the bed and propped my up on some pillows. And I was out. I slept till about 2:30 pm. I woke up starving again. So, Joe gave me some Jello. I held it down and wasn't sick at all. So then he fixed me a big bowl of beef stew and corn bread. It was delicious. I ate it all. But then I made a bad mistake and tried to open my toilet myself with those child proof locks. I couldnt do it and using my muscles to try made me have spasms. So thats when I would my first dose of pain med and muscle relaxer. All along I have to continue with my antibiotic, multivitamin, and vitamin c. The rest of the evening was decent and the kids was gentle with me except once. My 18 month old through my phone at me. Luckily it didnt hit me in the boob. It still hurt, because my ribs are so sore. Is that normal???? Today is my post op apt, cant wait for him to take my bra off. I wanna see the girls so bad. I need to go to get some Arnica, but I havent gotten it approved my dr yet. So I plan on asking him about it. I know alot of you girls have taken it. But I know alot of drs have different healing plans. This morning I woke up less sore. But still unable to use muscles without it hurting, well not really hurting, but you post op girls know what I mean.
For all you pre op girls. I promise you the experience isnt nearly as bad as you are worrying it will be.
Thanks guys for being here for me along the way. Yall have made this experiance much easier. I definably haven't felt alone.
I do need to add, especially yesterday my mind was like in slow mode lol. Today its a bit better, but still slightly groggy. LOL..
Feel free to ask me anything and I welcome all advice...
Even with the soreness...so far this is well worth...
Even with the soreness...so far this is well worth it.
Oh and the the mommies out there. I am still being able to be mommy. Not to the extent of taking care of them. But they can climb in my lap. And I can sit by them and rub there hair and back. A big fear of mine relieved.
So I just got home from my first post of apt. Dr....
So I just got home from my first post of apt. Dr. Edds said that I am already healing so well. He said I didnt need the band any longer. I was released to take a quick shower but I still have to continue wearing the bra this week. I go back next Wednesday.
I am not in much pain. I am continuing the scheduled medicine as directed to stay on top of it all. My ribs and muscles are what hurts the most. But overall I still feel decent...:-) I love my Dr. He is so nice and his whole staff makes you feel right at home. My dr said once my muscle loosens up I will be a tad bit bigger.
Thats all for now. I will update pics later guys. Feel free to ask me any questions. And again. Thanks for all the input. You guys have been making this such a wonderful experience.
More sore than I was but I think it's Cuzz I...
More sore than I was but I think it's Cuzz I overdid it today. Tomorrow I plan on resting a lot more than today. Pain level is still okay just mainly really hard to get up and down. The girls are still really hard and stiff esp when I first wake from a nap or in the morning. I'm still setting alarms for med. thanks to all the girls who stretched that to me. It's really helped to stay on top of the pain.
Woke up this morning with morning boob. Ouch! I...
Woke up this morning with morning boob. Ouch! I was like man. I started feeling slightly emotional yesterday. I'm not sure if its PMS or the fact I feel kind of helpless right now.
Over all I still am completely happy with my progress. And I can't wait to see all the bruising gone lol.
My 18 month year old was a little sad yesterday since I can't lift him yet.
Pain wise during the day isn't as bad as at night. It's hard for me laying down on my back but I'm dealing. Although last night I accidentally rolled on my side and ouch. But then I started freaking out bad. Like did I hurt them. Lol.
My mother in law has been super helpful. Yesterday when she was over watching the boys she cleaned up the kitchen as you room. We both love er to pieces.
Well that's all for now girls.
So I am attempting to cut off the muscle relaxer....
So I am attempting to cut off the muscle relaxer. I hate how it makes me feel. Once it kicks in l, I can't hardly keep my eyes open. Anyone else have this issue?
As time is going by I keep falling more and more...
As time is going by I keep falling more and more in love with the new girls. I know they are still pretty bruised. I still am afraid of hurting them but I love how they look on my body. My dr is amazing!
So today I'm a little bit more sore than I was. It...
So today I'm a little bit more sore than I was. It was a mistake for me to quit taking the muscle relaxer. I kind of feel like it set my healing back some.
I still am loving my new girls.
I am bruising a little bit. But my dr said it'll heal just fine without doing anything at all. M
I wish I had an idea what size I will be...any...
I wish I had an idea what size I will be...any ideas based on my pics?
Okay as I set here to update my so far experience,...
Okay as I set here to update my so far experience, I have fell asleep three times. Yes, 3! The percocet/valium combo my dr has me on keeps pains away, but in my case make me extremely drowsy. I do take note that extra sleep will allow my body to heal correctly so yay!
Side effects I am experiencing:
mood swings (which may be related to AUNT FLOW scheduled for the 14th)
New feelings with the new girls:
They feel heavy. I am not used to the extra weight, I have been experiencing some shooting pains. They don't really bother me unless I have been laying down and then the whole morning boob sucks. Of course I haven't been doing anything at all. My husband has been tending to me at beckon call. Today was the first day I did anything which was heat food up. Simple simple.
My bruising is going away slowly. I have read about the arnica, but like I was telling nomoreboobenvy I cant find it here and my surgeon said he didn't recommend one way or the other. So I guess I will be okay with out it.
For those of you that stopped your pain med early....Did you kind of ween yourself off? or what...
Also during showers. Did you guys just let the soap flow over the boobs or?
Thanks guys. I appreciate you all to pieces...XOXO
Hey girls. Hope all you ladies are doing well. I...
Hey girls. Hope all you ladies are doing well. I have to say here. I over did it a little bit today. We went to the library, thrift store, and Walmart. By Walmart I was pretty beat. On top of not taking any pain med in 6 hours I got the hiccups. Ouch! I was like man that hurts. Every hiccup felt like some one was squeezing the crap out of them lol.
Anyway came home and took med then I guided my husband through supper instructions. I kinda dozed off in the recliner.
I feel better on so many aspects but am still sore on so many others
I keep getting scared I hurt my boob and keep checking them. I feel crazy lo
I keep looking down making sure they are still there.
When I woke up today I was stiff like I have been....
When I woke up today I was stiff like I have been. I usually like to ease out of bed instead of just pop up, but my son got sick throwing up so I jumped out of bed which hurt but you mommies out there know my urgency to get to my baby.
So pain wise today: I'm been get a few shooting pains. My boobs feel like they are moving on the inside. It's all different and new feelins but I'm not horribly in pain just a little income table off and on
Girl I have more energy back. But once I begin to do anything I get wore out fast. How long before you lovely post op ladies actually felt like cleaning Etc?
Girls I wasn't worried a bit really. But this...
Girls I wasn't worried a bit really. But this morning my right boob underneath started hurting pretty bad and you can feel the bumps from the stitches inside. I'm like omg am I okay! Prayers girls please!
Hey ladies. I had 2nd post op apt yesterday. My dr...
Hey ladies. I had 2nd post op apt yesterday. My dr said that I am healing very good and my new girls look great. They feel pretty soft when I touch them too. One is a tad softer than the other. But I guess that is to be expected. So he said I get to come back in 3 weeks. I asked him if I could return to lifting my son, and they said I don't want to lift him too much and strain myself, but I could occasionally as long as it didn't feel bad. So that is good. I can return to taking my normal meds etc. My dr also wanted me to buy Vitamin E 1000 IU and Milk Thistle. So now I am on a multivitamin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Milk Thistle. My dr is very pro health. :) This is one thing I greatly admire about him.
I also got to learn my massages. I suppose to do them once an hour and every time I pee. I told him, that wont be a problem because I keep touching them anyway..lol. I got released to wear a non-underwire bra if I prefer, but he said I can still wear my sports bra for comfort. He wants me to put gauze as a padding over incision sites so it wont get rubbed too much by my bras. I had no outer stitching so there was nothing to remove except the tape. I still cant take baths because he said he doesn't want me soaking in water until the inner incisions are more healed. :( I miss my baths. I was also released to sleep however I want to.
When I wake up I am starting to be less stiff, but I woke up several times on my stomach last night, which wasn't very comfortable. It doesn't help much that I have developed a cold:-( and feel achy due to it. I am glad I am off of my pain med and muscle relaxer, but I tell you they was a huge help. I am now just taking Ibuprofen or Aleve. I still sometimes feel discomfort. Especially after using my arms a lot, reaching up high or behind me is kind of rough.
I was super excited to know that there was a shirt I bout ages ago and couldn't fit in the bust area, and now feel perfectly. I feel more confident and like my clothes cling to my body the way they suppose to.
Girls, you should had seen hubby's face the first time he saw them after they took my bandage bra off. lol.
I can't wait to feel back to normal. Everything is making me so wore out:(
I suppose that part is the depressing part. or maybe its just that I am fixing to start my lovely monthly lol. don't know which?
Over all though girls. I feel very happy and excited about my size. Yes I definitely would not wanted to go smaller, would had been okay going bigger, but I don't think it would had been as proportionate with my body. so that's the plus. but girls. i can understand boob greed haha.
So excited to actually it a bikini top.
So excited to actually it a bikini top.
New pics added!
Post op day 10:
Hey girls. I have to say this is...
Post op day 10:
Hey girls. I have to say this is the most normal I have felt since by BA. The last two days I was sick with the stomach virus which was not cool. But that's better now.
My stamina is slowly returning. I can pretty much do anything I did before with the exception of reaching really high. I am still sore but mainly just below nipple. Which I assumed because the implants are dropping in the pockets? And the skin is stretching? Anyone else feeling this?
Anyone else's dr restrict them from sex for 3 weeks after surgery and soaking I'm a tub for 1 month? I also suppose to keep extra padding along my incision lines such as a panty liner or gauze. Anyone else out there have to so this?
Thanks again ladies for all the support! XOXO
So my right incision site is burning and slightly...
So my right incision site is burning and slightly raised where as my left is healing up fantasticly. So I called my PS and they want me to come in tomorrow for them to check it out. I'm nervous. It's not red or draining. So that's good. Please say a little prayer for me there.
On the other note. I'm starting to feel like my old self. I'm still sore to lay on them, but sleeping gets easier daily. Reaching up high still feels tender.
Over all I'm good. Just worried about the incision site.
Added incision pics.
Added incision pics.
K guys. My ps checked me out and said all is good....
K guys. My ps checked me out and said all is good. At least I know it's normal to feel some burning sensation and my incisions are great. :)
Thanks ladies for the support.
Okay guys. Please help me out. I just wondered...
Okay guys. Please help me out. I just wondered which sports bra you guys felt was the most comfortable/supportive. Also. Having a rough time finding band size 32. My Walmart carries 34 and up. I wanna getting a regular bra with no underwire, but don't wanna go to vs and spend a fortune till I'm not restricted any longer. Any suggestions?
My Hanes sports bra wide strap is really making my under breast hurt. My spandex type sports bra doesn't seem to have enough support. And my compression bra squeezes the girls. Please help. Thanks ladies.
Oh yes. How long did u stay in a sports bra?
Hey girls. So today is my 3 weeks out. I am feel...
Hey girls. So today is my 3 weeks out. I am feel super great. The girls are dropping and fluffing wonderfully. My only complaint now is the underside still being tender. But I can pretty much do anything I did before. :)
I can't wait to being able to go bra free for a break though. Lol.
I got for my 1 month post op next week:)
Hope all you girls have easy recovery like I did.
Btw the burning went away except if I'm really busy all day the. It does a little bit.
Hey girls....Today is my 4 week post op apt....
Hey girls....Today is my 4 week post op apt.
How I am feeling:
I feel wonderful. There are some tender spots occasionally. My only issue is my nipples are leaking milk. I know this might sound strange...I did google it and it can happen. LOL. But the truth is I am a little embarrassed to tell my PS. Any thoughts...?
I have to say it is totally worth it and I absolutely love my new body....
So yesterday was my post of apt for 4 weeks. He...
So yesterday was my post of apt for 4 weeks. He said all is looking great and to start wearing underwear. I can sleep without a bra now and soak in a tub a well. Yay! As far as the nipple leakage he said no touching my nipples until it stops which should take a few weeks. Lol.
After I left I went and shopped for some bras. I tried on a few and found I am a 34c:) was a great feeling. I left with 3. Lol yes I know it's crazy. But I was so excited.
So far I am very please with this Dr. He was very in depth and answered all of my questions. :-) he has done an excellent job any time I've seen him to make me feel comfortable. :/) I strongly refer anyone to him!
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