For years, I've battled this thing...I think it's...
For years, I've battled this thing...I think it's a condition most mommy's suffer from. It's called "isthereanythingthehubbykidsdogsneed" syndrome. Yes, I'm guilty. I've put my family first and don't regret that a bit...but it's now time to hike these "oranges inside a pair of socks" back up to their God-given spot. I'll be a better wife, mom, and everything else if I feel better about ME. For years, that was difficult to imagine...
So...I've had 2 beautiful boys delivered via csection (ugh, scars!) and a body that looks like a prop from Miley's "Wrecking Ball" video. Stretched skin, scars, saggy titties. Yup. I'm getting my groove back and hoping my doctor can take me to the mothership of beautiful breasts again.
I'm holding off on the TT for now. Surgery is set for March 13, preop is on Monday....eeeeek! ;) I'm excited, nervous, and ready!
Post op complete!...t-minus 3 weeks!
I had my pre-op on Mon, everything went well! I decided to add lipo of outter thighs to my procedure, I'm so excited! I've always hated the fact that my thighs had saddlebags. The doctor is going to give me that nice curvy silhouette I've always wanted...that damn hip bulge always bothered me!!! I can't wait!
Tomorrow is SURGERY!!!!
Oh my gawwwwwd, I'm nervous and excited! Tomorrow morning is surgery, I have to be there at 9am, should end around 2pm, with one hour in recovery. I'm ready to get the show on the road!
I've got my list of items (required by doc):
-pads (for lipo drainage)
-comfy clothes I can throw away after (draining).
Am I missing anything?!? I feel that I am!
Thank god my sister is here to help out with the kids & that my hubby is being supportive! ;)
Upset and disappointed ;( surgery rescheduled
13 Mar 2014
Day of treatment
Had to reschedule, my urine test came back positive for nicotine...even though I quit smoking weeks ago. I've been using lozenges that have a small amount of nicotine in them. Apparently, my PS will not tolerate smoking OR any Nicolette, gum, lozenges, patches, or e-cig use prior to surgery. I am 100% for that standard, I just did not fully understand it initially.
So, the hard work is done...smoking is a thing of the past...now I have to quit using the supplement. Doctor is doing me a favor really...I'm just angry & irritated. I was in my gown, IV in place, getting ready for doctor to come mark me. That's when they said my urine test had traces in it...surgery is moved to May ;(
Surgery day is almost here!!! Finally!!!
Surgery was postponed to May, then there was a conflict with taking time off at work...so, as upsetting as it was, surgery was bumped to June 24th.
I'm not focusing on the negative, I'm just thankful & blessed it's happening! I've been wanting this for a long time, a few month setback was disappointing...but in the grand scheme of things, it was irrelevant! I've lived with these issues for a while! Lol
700am on June 24th is the day! I'm having a BL with implant swap out (saline come out & silicone go in!) with lipo of my hips/thighs. I am nervous and excited, I keep looking at everyone else's experiences, I'm hoping I haven't forgotten anything.
Any supplies you gals recommend? What did you eat post op? My surgeon supplies the bra & spanx, the only supplies I was told to get was pads (to soak up lipo sites), peroxide (lipo), extra bra, and all my meds. Seems like I'm missing something.
Speaking of meds, I have an average pain tolerance, but when it comes to meds, Hydrocodone doesn't do a ton for me at that dose. My doc prescribed 325mg acetomenophen/5mg hydrocodone. I've taken these on/off since January for a severe injury and the med doesn't even do much for it. It'll work itself out, I was just curious what you ladies were prescribed.
Two days to go!
22 Jun 2014
3 months post
Anxiously awaiting Tuesday to get here!!!
Tmrw is my last day of work till July 7 th, hoping that's enough time off & my recovery goes smoothly...
Tomorrow will be one heck of a long day !
24 Jun 2014
3 months post
Surgery was this AM. Feeling like I was hit by a bus. I am extremely sore all over, I really hope and pray that this was all worth it. Postop is tomorrow afternoon. Back to Lala land for me I'll update later.
Day 1 cont.
24 Jun 2014
3 months post
I'm feeling better than I was earlier. The ride home was rough, it's a bumpy 45 min ride that felt like 2 hrs, very painful.
The anthestesiologist (sp?) said my body metabolizes medication quickly, so I'm planning to discuss my pain management w/ the dr at my appt tmrw. I feel like the medication isn't strong enough. Has anyone else dealt w/ this?
My breasts and lipo look good through all the swelling and garments. Can't wait to see what's going on underneath the bandages.
Plan to do a lot of reading, wTching tv, and napping tmrw.
Had over 75oz of water today, ate watermelon, crackers, and a clif bar. Hunger is not evident, just eating enough to stay healthy but nothing heavy.
Looking forward to being more mobile in upcoming weeks, I hear the first 2-3 days are rough. Kinda don't want to fall asleep, gonna set an alarm for meds.
26 Jun 2014
3 months post
Feeling sluggish today, sitting in bed 24/7 is more difficult than you think. I thought it would be wonderful to catch up on sleep, reading, tv, ect...WRONG :) it's boring!!!
I'm def getting my netflix subscriptions worth this month. Hope swelling goes down and the burning sensation starts to slowly fade.
Pics to come
27 Jun 2014
3 months post
Feeling quite sore today, maybe I over did myself yesterday. Sad, but maybe the fact that I swiffered the kitchen floor took it out of me? The dog hair was getting to me...
Thighs are swollen and breasts feel like there's a forest fire underneath my boobs.
Day 6- Bruising and burning...
30 Jun 2014
3 months post
Trying to focus on the positives today:
1. My breasts are back where they belong! Volume, fullness, & nipple resize has changed my self confidence infinitely! My thighs are slimmer, saddlebags are gone!
2. I'm blessed to have the financial ability, the time off work, and a wonderful hubby to take over all mommy duties. bLESSED! :)
3. Thankful for a wonderful PS that has transformed me inside & out!
Yes, I won't sugarcoat it. Yes I have been in pain, and yes, sleeping has been uncomfortable. I've definitely under estimated the discomfort level with getting the surgeries; however, the outcome has been well worth everything!!
Day 7 PO
First and foremost---Loving my breast results :)
Have been having lots of discomfort and spasms off and on, which is a bit frustrating. I'm a bit confused about the lipo- the fat is def gone in my "saddlebag areas" but as of right now, I have loose skin and either a fluid or fat pocket directly below the area lipo'd. So, I plan to discuss this at my appt today. I think it's way too early to judge any results but I still want to address it.
Pain during the day has been manageable with Tylenol, nighttime is an entirely different story.
Almost 14 days PO!
Healing has been going pretty well! My thighs are fluctuating a lot in terms of swelling, I feel bigger now than I was at my pre-op. Not sure if that's normal , I've read mixed reviews on that, but plan to ask the dr on Wed.
I've felt several numb spots and lumpy areas on my thighs, again, I've read that it's normal as well...still asking the dr! Bruising has reduced substantially; however, I've still got tons of soreness and light red/ purple bruising. It's a million X better than what the pics look like now ;)
I was thinking of sitting in a sauna since I can't workout the way I need/want to.
I resprained my ankle & it's no running for me again ;( I miss the great stress relief from cardio & weights! And now w/ the breast surgery...well, I can't do JACK.. Any feedback on the sauna? ;)
Breasts are kicking butt, they have healed up great , dr will swap the steri strips on Wed & I'll see the stitches. & nipple resize for the 1st time. :)
Hope all you ladies are doing well!!!