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I am scheduled for surgery on 12/4. I have decided...

I am scheduled for surgery on 12/4. I have decided on saline implants but have not yet decided on size. This has been something that I have considered for the past four years on and off. I am a 36a and I would like to be somewhere between a full B and a small C. I like Nicole Richie's size as a reference.

I find myself mostly concerned with the pain of the procedure as I have never been through a major surgery. Any advice/thoughts are welcome!

Counting down & Happy Thanksgiving!

I am counting down to my surgery on Monday. I find myself vacillating still between excitement and fear. I think that I have been reading too many negative posts so I am going to try to stay on the positive until 12/2. How did you feel pre surgery?

Two Days Left!

Prepping for the big day.. Countdown is on! I feel fairly prepared but also a bit nervous. I have been out of town so I have to get everything organized for the big day! Any last minute tips ?

Freaking out !!

This day has been a whirlwind of emotions. I have had moments of excitement but there has been a lot of anxiety as well.
I just took a shower and plan to relax and try to quiet my mind for my 345 am wake up call! ;)

Did it !!

Hi Ladies,

Made it to the other side this morning! I woke up trembling from the anesthesia and in pain from the pressure belt felt no nausea and have done pretty well all day. I was so thirsty when I woke up that the apple juice tasted as though it was from above ! ;) I can also relate to t Rex arms and I find that it is nearly impossible to move my upper arms. I have been taking pain meds every 4 hours sometimes with less time in between. I have my handy neck pillow which has been a savior today. My caretaker has been taking great care of me and I am excited/nervous to shower tomorrow and see where things are !! Hope that you are all well!

New pics!

Less pressure today but still in pain..

1 week 1 day post op

The pain has finally started to subside. My chest muscles have felt extremely right and it has been difficult to sleep. I also went through a slight sadness around days 5 and 6 that I think had to do with the combination of pain and my boobs still being high and tight and uncomfortable. I feel as though I have turned a corner today. Things are normalizing a bit and I am in less pain. It was also nice to try on a few dresses that I could never wear without a super padded bra. Stretching, light massage and icing have been helpful!!

6 mos Post Op

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Yes! I was definitely sad and frustrated at times too! It's difficult to deal with the pain on top of such a change to the body! I had a hard time because I am so in tune with my body and the surgery threw me off so much! It's great you didn't have nausea!! That's the only thing I remember the first couple days out, yuck... Don't miss that at all. I've found sleeping up at a 45 to still be he best for me, and it's easier to get up in the morning. I tried to sleep on my back in bed last night and my boobs felt so weird, and all I could think about was morning boob intensified, so I went back to the couch with my pillows. Will prob stay here for another few days and then give the flat back another try :) and yes, when I started to try on my old clothes they are now revamped with the boobies :)
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Congrats!! How many cc's did you end up getting?
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375 L and 400 R ;)
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How many CCs did you end up getting? Happy healing!!!! Hope you have a great recovery.
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Thank You !! 375 and 400
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Yay!! Congrats you did it! So exciting!!! Hang in there Hun :)
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How are You healing ??? ;) Thanks!!
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omg!!!!! congrats~ cant wait to see pics. are u super swollen and huge? do they look ginormous? lol glad to hear u r doing well :)
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Totally swollen!! How are you?? Felt more pain on day 2 than day 1. Did you make it home? How is your pain level? Xoxo
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Do they go down after the initial swelling? They are looking larger than I expected! ;)
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my surgery is jan 8th i havent crossed over yet lol. I went to the PS office yesterday to try on more sizers. I fell in love with the 450cc sizers but will decide on dec 16th pre op. Can't wait!
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my tip would be to drink as much water as you possibly can to prep/keep your body and skin hydrated and buy some canned peaches to eat after surgery so u dont get 'backed up' lol so excited for u :)
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Thank you! I couldn't really sleep last night. Would you recommend going to the gym today for light cardio? How are you feeling ? I will buy peaches today ;)
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I will do that! Do you recommend going to the gym the day before/how did you relax the day prior to surgery? I had trouble sleeping last night. I will buy peaches today! Thanks for the tip! How are you feeling?
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light cardio is perfect, keeps the mind happy when you stay in your routine. Im just counting the days... 38 days to go i know its gonna fly by
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It will fly!! I can't believe my surgery is tomorrow !!! Yikes !
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Yay for boobies!! I was backed up... Did milk of magnesia and it worked wonders.. One does and then two days later I had relief and I never really got bloated! Just swollen, the BF bought pineapple because it contains bromelien which helps with swelling I've heard :) happy healing. And remember, this is your time to kick your feet up and relax... Even though you may be uncomfortable just breath and think of nice soft boobs!! That's what's been getting me through :)
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Thank You!! Trying to stay calm and hydrated. I have been going to the gym and trying to be as healthy as possible and to "embrace!" Hope that everything went well!!
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Stay positive!! I had moments where I was feeling so nervous it was kind of overwhelming, now I am calm and go into surgery in the morning. I am also not looking forward to the pain when I wake up because I know it will hurt, but, that amount of pain will be so worth it when I have beautiful boobies months down the road when I am all healed up. Just take care of your body, make sure you followed and are following all of the pre-op instructions, make your home or recovery area if you are staying in a hotel sort of like a healing sanctuary, and have time scheduled to relax pre and post op. :) Thats my best advise :) I'll post a day after surgery so you can have another story to follow :) best of luck!
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How did it go ???
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Went great ! Surgery wasn't scary at all, just a nap and I didn't wake up in pain or shivering like most,,, just nausea! Which may have been worse but I didn't get sick, just felt like I would. But just stay strong and make sure your caretaker is ready to baby you for a few days! Don't push yourself and try not to get frustrated 1 and 2 days post op because your body just went through surgery and it needs to rest ;) I got a little frustrated because it's annoying being so limited, but I have to embrace every part of it. It helps if I stretch my legs when I am in bed! Honestly, the pain is tolerable, and I am kind of a baby to be honest to you will be fine!!!! Just keep thinking of the end result and how happy you will be with a bigger version of your already beautiful boobies!! Best of luck!! And don't be nervous for the actual surgery! I found the days leading up to surgery harder than the actual day of surgery!!! You'll be so out of it you'll be fine :) and again, this is coming from someone with a low pain tolerance! Keep us posted and congrats!!!
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I know 4 people who have had implants the same size as you (or larger and this includes me) the pain is really manageable. 1 went back to work on day 3. The other went camping at the end of week 1 and the other also said she was fine. I was okay on the exception of back pain which kicked in on day 4. I'm on my 16th day now and I still have it but i can work. It took 2 weeks to go back to work after the pain had eased to a manageable level. The pain was non existent as long as I was on the couch or laying down in bed.
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What kind of pain meds did you use ? Do you have an office based job? When did you feel up to driving ? Thanks for your response !
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Well I'm in australia so some of our drugs are different. I used endone and vallium the first few days. After that I used panadine forte. Yes I do have an office based job and I was driving by the second week (but I still had to be careful with my movements). Good luck not long now!!
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Thanks for your response. I may have to drive sooner than that so I hope that I can. When did you feel "normal" again in terms of activities and what did you do the night before to prepare?
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