Six Months Post Op!
- updated 6 months ago
So, I am really excited because tomorrow is the...
- 17 Jul 2012
- 1 day pre
So, I am really excited because tomorrow is the BIG DAY! I am 36, 5"4" 151 lbs and currently wear a 36FF. I have suffered from chronic back and neck pain from bad posturing due to my large breasts. I also continue to run and do high impact aerobics despite the pain it causes my neck/back because I like to stay in shape and remain athletic. Over the last couple of years it has been very difficult to keep up with my normal exercise regimen due to my breast size. I have lost upwards of 40 pounds over the last few years and even with weight loss the smallest bra size I have achieved was a 34E. I have spent thousands of dollars on physical therapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic care with only temporary relief in pain and discomfort.
I am anxious for tomorrow to get here but I am also very nervous about the pain that I may experience. I have looked at many pictures and I feel that I have a realistic expectation of what I will have/will not have post op! I will post my after pics and keep you posted on my progress!
Post Op Day 1: Everthing went really well...
- 19 Jul 2012
- 1 day post
The PS said the only concern during surgery was that he had a more difficult time getting good blood flow back to my nipple/areoloa on the rt side but that he was able to remedy that and he placed a specialized, medicated dressing on that area. I have to go back today for him to look and make sure all is well.
I do have a lot of swelling today (even around my back/ribcage, but nothing that is too worrisome. I have not had any nausea and actually have a great appetite. I am trying to keep it healthy for good healing! So far I have to say that I am very pleased with my pain level and this hurt far less than I thought it would!
I will post post op as I take them!
Went to my follow up with PS. He took the old...
- 19 Jul 2012
- 1 day post
Post Op Day 3: Yesterday I developed a fever and...
- 21 Jul 2012
- 3 days post
I will be showering later today and will take my first post op pics to post!
Good luck to all those recovering right now!
I meant to say that my purple nipple is no longer...
- 21 Jul 2012
- 3 days post
Post op Day 4: I feel really great today. Finally...
- 22 Jul 2012
- 4 days post
Post op: 1 week Had my follow up appointment...
- 26 Jul 2012
- 8 days post
Had my follow up appointment today and my bandage was removed off of my right areola/nipple. It is pink and doing well. I have extra surgical tape on the right do it makes me look a bit disproportioned but really they are nicely proportioned to each other. I have all internal sutures with surgical glue and then steri strips. I have a lot of bruising and swelling but I am very pleased with my experience and results thus far. Still no pain but I am not sleeping so I did get a script for ambien. I have been casually walking everyday and I feel good. I did get very teary two days ago but I knew this would happen thanks to all of you who have shared your experiences. I updated today's pic.
4 WEEKS POST OP: I updated a few pics from...
- 13 Aug 2012
- 26 days post
I updated a few pics from today's visit with PS. I am 4 weeks post op and feel wonderful! The only "complication" I am having is at my T-junction on my rt breast. I had a stitch work its way out and I developed a small open area. It looks slightly infected at first (last week) and I just put polysporin and gauze on it twice a day and it has improved. PS says it looks fine and that it should probably be closed up by next week. I do still have a large bruise on my lft breast (side) and that will just take time to disolve. They gave me some vitamin E gel to start using on my scars and told me to start my breast massaging in shower. He said I can resume most of my normal activities and if it hurts, then don't do it :)
I am thrilled at the results so far and I look forward to when they are fully healed and I can quit obsessing about them :)
Oh yeah...went shopping and for the first time ever pulled a Medium Maxi Dress off the rack and it fit like a charm! I kept thinking to myself that I can get used to shopping (I loathed it before)!
So, I am now 2 months post op and I can not...
- 12 Sep 2012
- 2 months post
Well, on Labor Day weekend I walked (and even jogged some) in my 1/2 marathon!!! I cleared it with PS and he said that it would be fine to jog for increments as long as I had a very good sports bra. I got the Moving Comfort Juno and Fiona Bras. I usually wear the Maia but it has underwire so no go there.
I now walk 5 miles a day and even throw in some jogging. The jogging doesn't bother me at all....it is more my fear of messing my girls up!!! I am down 11 pounds from surgery and I am measuring at a 36 D (or 38C) depending on the bra. I have had to get a 36DD in one type but I am not getting bogged down by numbers because it is how they look and feel now (kind of like how you can be a size 4 in one brand but a size 10 in another). I have purchased so many strapless dresses and tops I think I should buy stock!!
Anyway, for all those thinking of doing it, just know that you will have your ups and downs, fears and doubts...but it is very important to go into this with realistic expectations. It takes patience to go through the healing process. I have had no pain and a very good recovery. I would do this again 10x over!!
Well, I am 3 months post op and I finally feel...
- 25 Oct 2012
- 3 months post
Well, I am six months post op now and I truly feel...
- 23 Jan 2013
- 6 months post