Day one the BA I wokeup the morning of my op 21...
I wokeup the morning of my op 21 nov at 4:15am not willing nor did to have to but the butterflies in my stomach decided to wakeup and they just got worse and worse until we finally got to the hospital at 8:45 to be admitted. Now the nervous, excitement and butterflies are fluttering through the roof! An hr later the doc came in to take before pics and discuss as I still wasn't sure on sizes, we discussed and he said the biggest my body can take is 2800c left and 300cc right. so we decided to go with that. He did his markings which made everything now just feel so real as up until this point I had only ever dreamed of having nice boobs. Can't believe the day is here. Shortly after that the anastetic came through to check up on me and the operating nurse took me through where my butterflies disappeared and reality set in. I was literally freaking out in the operation room, utensils and blades and machines everywhere not going to lie to you I thought to myself I can stiill run! And fast! They put a drip in me which hurt considering I've only survived 5 injections without passing out for the passed 27 yr, I think I handled that well, shame I think everyone saw I was frekling out so before the the aesthetic could do his thing the nurse gave me "air" to breath but I know that "smell" of "air" and took five deeeeeep breaths and I was out! Thank goodness!!!!
Thereafter I wokeup in recovery in shock from pain, first thing I did was started crying from the pain. I may of woken up to early then expected as they had only given me a sedative so the pain was excruciating. They took me up to the ward where they gave me pain pills where I halusinated alllll afternoon! %)
One tip I can offer all your girls still gong is don't eat solids post op! I had a yogurt in the hope that nausea wouldn't settle in and it didn't thank goodness....that's until dinner time came and I had chicken thinking I was feeling ok....well not so! I went to the bathroom for the first time after the op and passed out on the toilet with three nurses trying to hold me up and I started to want to vomit but kept it in! Big mistake! So please my advise is to just have yoghurts, your favorite juices and healthy good smoothies for the first day!
Another piece of advise is take with your favorite pillow, there's nothing like it! You will also need it for the trip home as those bumps are going to be a killer!
Oh haha I forgot to add in when I got up to go to the toilet I felt like I needed to hold my boobs or els they'd fall out, felt so weird as I let them go it felt like they just dropped. Can't explain it, felt like something moving around inside of you.
So now it 3:24am the nurses bought my pain meds so late and I'm in pain lying propped up in the ward. They are so tight! And sore!
Another tip, if you have to breath in deeply, breath in through your stomach not your chest!
It's now 5:30 and have been woken up with tea and blood pressure time. Hardly slept last night constant motion outside even with having my own room and obviously there's the pain that's hasn't subsided yet. I've had half a cup of rooibos tea and she had to give me nausea meds. Drips suck! Can't move your arm!
The girls are numb can't feel anything at all.
As the morning goes on i had a very bad reaction to the anesthetic, I had sever nausea and couldn't keep anything down not even water. Nurses and doctors gave me four types of nausea medicine but nothing helped at the time. They just knocked me out, my better half took me home to sleep it off and woke up at 4:30pm feeling much better and starving!!!!
So my advice here is to prepare your self for nausea. I'm sorry but theres nothing you can do until this horrible anesthetic is out your body. Try not eat solid food as they just aggravates it.
I wokeup at 3:10am in pain as I missed my 6 hourly pain med intake, so wokeup in abit of pain the same as the night before, but took the meds and passed out. Got up around 8am cause my ass is so numb and I was hungry. The girls are tight so did my excersis straight away which did seem to help. Today they seem a tad loser than yesterday.
I'am getting some feeling back but under the boobs and my right nipple are still numb I think as thats the one that had the 300cc put in. I'm doing my exercise every 2,5 hours the nurse said five times a day but the more the better! My stitches are itchy and a little sore.
I'm also a little bloated but I'm sure thats from the anaesthetic.
Will write more as my day goes along. Here are some before and after pics...
Rest of Day three
I also read that you shouldn't ice the incisions! I didn't know that oops. My nausea went away UNTIL dinner. I had it all over again sever nausea and wanting to vomit. I don't wish that upon anyone! But passed out from meds again and thankfully slept the night through.
Day four (My birthday ;D)
Beside being spoilt ;) and high on meds the pain was bearable. Had a bath with the help of my better half and today id rate the pain 6 out of 10. Different muscles are sore compared to yesterday and my incisions are soooo itchy and hot! The skin is still tight and I'm trying to stretch it a little without hurting myself.
Tip: I put tissue oil or bio oil on to help with the tightness every time I massage. Im also scared of stretch marks so this should hopefully help...
In the afternoon i started feeling little vibrations in my right boob and slight slosching around. Hoping its just air pockets or something, it feels quiet strange every time i move it happens. It feels like small squirts....i know gross hey!
Im still continuing with my massages every 2,5 hrs, not hurting as much but still sore. My right boob is still numb but my left is getting a lot more feeling back. I haven't been given antibiotics yet will hopefully get that on Tuesday with my first check up, I'm so scared of infections.
But the girls are looking good, I'm happy! I think I can see a sliiiight movement downwards but still high.
I woke up with different pain today it feels like the muscles surrounding the boobs and the top half of my ribs are sore. And the pain feels like its more sharper and throbbing a bit more. I defiantly have more movement today but cant lift my arms to high yet. Im pushing a bit more when doing my massages, still hurts but the more you do the better!
The sloshing and vibrations are still there in my right boob. I hope its nothing, will check with my doc tomorrow. It feels incredibly weird today the vibrations are more intense. And today there seems to be some sloshing in between the girls...dunno if anyone has ever had that? Hoping its just the skin starting to stretch and relax back onto the ribcage.
I'm still numb on the right boob but my left is almost 100% back to normal :).
The incisions are blady sore and itchy! Cant wait for them to heal.
Im still walking around like a little hunch back, the skin is still tight but its getting a little loser.
Heres another pic...hope everyone else's recovery is going well!
My right side is still numb but my left is basically 80% back as normal. The pain feels like its coming from deeper within the muscle today but definably getting better!
But the pain is still bearable trying to get off the pain pills, arm movements are getting better but still need help with washing my hair. Oh yes the doc said that it is more wiser to bath then shower until the incisions are closed completely. So keep that in mind!
I got a yummy mummy bra from the doc it doesnt look sexy but man does it feel good!
In the evening for some reason i had a really really bad headache i couldn't even keep my eyes open it was sooo bad, Have no idea where it came from or why but must be a side effect from something. I passed out by 8pm that night and woke up at 9am to eat and passed out again until 1pm the next day...day 7.
So besides the massive headache everything seem to be feeling ok today, still sore but can handle the pain, but i seem to be dizzy today. The massages are getting easier as its not too sore now but the muscles are still tender and so are the incisions. It took me an hr to bath and try and wash my hair without getting them wet. Blady hell that was sore and strenuous. My boobs feel like they on fire.
I cant seem to actually keep anything heavy or hot on so i just walk around with my yummy mummy bra on or a very light shirt. Which my better half is loving hehe ;)
On a personal note i went to the bathroom today so my tummy is feeling better again. Sorry I know thats gross but just to let those ladies know its not just you!
Hope everyone is recovering well and enjoying the new you ;)
One week :)
But wow are my nipples sensitive today! It feels like i have tadpoles swimming under them! Have no idea what that is but its a really strange feeling! I got some new cumfy bras today which are nice and supportive. And the swelling has gone down a bit. I did have a thought of oh no i should of gone bigger but when i looked in the mirror it was just all in my head %/...no boob greed just yet...thank goodness!
I still have a headache though and I'm not prone to them at all, so Im taking it that its part of recovery.
Cause I was feeling better I decided to make dinner for everyone as I have people staying over and I've felt like a paraplegic this whole week so I decided to make my self useful...but I think I should of stayed a paraplegic as after dinner my muscles all around where burning and sore. So I'm not going to be a hero still for a while clearly the healing process isn't only about feeling better.
Sooo they are still a bit high buuut and have to drop a lot! BUT I couldn't help myself I cant wait to try out some new bras and looks. Im just excited (Blush). Heres a pic or two...
Soo Im greek and love dancing, as I didn't do anything for my birthday I decided to go out for dinner to a Greek restaurant which is vibey and fun. And it just so happens that that night they had greek dancers performing and well when a hot greek man asks you to dance...you cant say no! I didn't dance for very long as I was sore but wow I got a little taken away with it. So when I got home I saw that my right stitch was bleeding a little and I was soooo sore OMG! Felt like the third day of pain! So was icing and lying propped up again. Advice: DONT GO DANCING! Even if they hot men!
But other then that before my mayhem of a decision before the pain was as if it wasn't even there. My nipples where still super sensitive and the surrounding muscles a little sore but I'm must say the recovery WAS going well :/
Woke up at 12am as I took a little sleeping tables so I can sleep some of the pain away but woke up feeling so sore, swollen, so worried about the little bleeding as Im scared of infections, angry I did it but happy I had fun, upset that Ive now put my recovery back a little but oh well cant do anything now. Think in between all these feeling and emotions I may of gotten a little boob greed (Yes I said it boob greed) thinking why did I go through all this pain for this! But my bf made me feel better and understand why I did and why the size etc etc...
My plasters are suppose to come off today (Day 10) but due to the bleeding Im concerned so I'm going to leave them on for another day. Hoping that the bleeding area will close up.
The pain today is obviously bad so I'm not even going to go into detail, Im just nursing them and keeping as still as I can. Naughty naught naughty me! %)
Forgot to mention...
Day 11 :)
The pain is still there but very mild even with my crazy dancing scene I had on Saturday. Silly me! But its healing very well and Ive seen that they are changing daily. The swelling has gone down as I'm starting to see the curves and "cleavage" which I never had before! And I can see my chest bone almost 100% properly now.
One thing that I still struggle with is my sleeping. I cant lie in my side as they hurt when they lean or push to much to one side. So I'm finding myself still sleeping on my back or ever so slightly to the side just to get off my back a little. My arm movements are still a little restricted and cant lift anything heavy a 750ml oil bottle hurt last night so I think theres still some healing to be done there.
Massages are actually a little sore still, and the muscles are still tender but over all the pain is almost almost gone! I just wish it was over now, enough is enough! Grrr I know its not even two weeks yet.
Although my muscles around the area where my arms almost touch my breasts are very very sensitive and sore. Last night it was particularly bad when I just walked around it really hurt. Think it might of been the days activities so went to bed hoping that it would heal.
Woke up today a little stiff. Think it might be the cold weather so did the massages right away and it helped. But it still feels like the same pain that I had the night before, its the muscles that are the closest to the arm area. So I decided to just keep them moving today and get some exercises sooo I decided to put up the Christmas tree :D Well my bf put it up and I dressed it, I must say getting those muscles working did help but they are still a little sore almost itchy sore. I just want to scratch the pain away. Not sure what that is but will watch it carefully there are no bumps or lumps so thats a good thing.
The other thing I decided to do today while Im still at home was so see what costumes fit me now and what I have without an under wire. I cant tell you how happy I was trying them on! I actually fill out my cosy's! Yay! So Ive added some pics for all those girls who are needing some inspiration :D and NO MORE PADS! Woohoo! :D
2 Weeks :D
Day 13...Want to explain my first driving day.
I drove yesterday for the first time and wow was it sore. I drove like a granny. I had to take my gran shopping and holy cow was it uncomfortable. And also trying to not actually hide the fact that I had a BA cause she wouldn't really notice but trying to hide the pain was the worst. As I got to my gran she asked me to hang up curtains %), OMG! Is all I'm going to say.
After a while of shopping a paramedic actually stopped me driving and asked what was wrong as he saw me walking earlier and was concerned. I looked at him and said, is it that obvious! Shame he was genially concerned and asked questions but I didn't tell him what op I had, he just told me to go straight home and relax. But alas my shopping with my gran was only half way done. My boobies where so sore by the time I got home, the muscles where throbbing. At that time I did have boobie blues not going to lie! Thought why so much pain for this! Grrr
So unwilling I took a pain pill and an anti inflammatory. Which knocked me out cold for the night. So not ready for the usual daily activities just yet. Especially hanging up curtains!
Two weeks! :D
Woke up today with my muscles feeling like they've been pulled and burning, as they are really tight and sore. Might of over done it yesterday so today is just about relaxing. My right one still has a lot of movement inside and the nerve ending are still giving off a little bursts of shock waves Ive started calling them. My left side seems to be doing ok and is dropping a little faster then my right side. Tonight I'm going to take the steri strips off and start with my creams that my ps gave me.
I did drive to the shops which wasn't far at all so that trip was ok but I came straight back home! Cooked a delicious Komra chicken and baked whole wheat muffins (thought id have a relaxing busy today) which wasn't too bad on the bad girls.
Oh also to mention. I did buy a sports bra which is suppose to have great support BUT it seems to really be holding and squishing the girls too tightly and its hurting. So advice: Dont buy anything too firm or made for active activities. I know we are suppose to be wearing bras that will help us drop, so try look for lose but supportive bras! Verimark makes a nice pack of 3 exactly the same bras as my yummy mummy bras and its not too expensive! x
3 weeks tomorrow! :)
Sorry but I just thought I should say something as Ive been so busy and haven't had a chance to do anything beside work work work. So on a happier note and talking about work, its getting better and better everyday. They are still very sensitive and
slightly sore when stretching upwards and lifting things. Although I did have to close a car boot today, twice, and holy cow that did hurt! So as far as recovery is concerned there defiantly still a long way to go but driving is becoming easier at least.
Ive found though that the more active I'am the better I feel, even if it hurts. I think its exercising and activating all those muscles. Think of it as a gym workout the more you do, the better the results BUT don't over do!!! Dont want to hurt yourself or push back the recovery! So pace it!
TIP: Sleeping is becoming a little easier. I did forget to mention before that I put two pillows each on one side of me by my knee area, so that when I sleep on my side I'm not completely sideways cause that does still hurt a lot when they lean over too much to one side! So this way I'm only slightly turned and off my ass and back cause its starting to hurt. But every night I can feel that when I'm turned the pain is subsiding.
I went out on Sunday and have a look how I filled out one of my dresses. I couldn't even close the back clip :D Yay maybe its time for some new cloths ;D
One month :D
So its been one month. And I've had such improvements, my new babies (as my friend calls them) have moved down quiet a bit they not sitting up high like mount everest and they have come slightly closer together.
Im sleeping much better now directly on my side, I find a cumfy position and position the girls and it isn't too sore any more. In the morning they are a little stiff but once I've done my massages they feel as normal as they can. I must say every time I do my massages they feel better in any case. "Its important to keep those babies moving"
I showed them off for the first time this weekend and my friends that didn't know I had it done all thought I was wearing a really good push up bra! So I decided to tell them what I had done and they were so shocked when I showed them I wasn't wearing a bra! That was the best part!!!
I did my for commercial after the BA and my job is very physical, carrying, moving, building, dressing etc. It was a bit sore but I held out ok. I know your not suppose to be lifting anything but I cant exactly do that with my job. The first couple of days was ok but when it came to wrap time wow I was hurting. But Im on holiday now, on the beach and not going to do anything for a month! By then Im sure everything will be healed 100%.
Walking fast still hurts and lifting things high above my shoulder height still hurts but Im sure with this holiday time and massages I should be ok by the end of it.
So I went shopping for non wire bras and found some really nice ones from Edgars. See the pics attached with my top on and with a bra. They are so cumfy and not tight at all, my babies can still be free and drop. I have numerous sports brea but you know it is nice to have a proper bra for those nights out.
38 days post :D
I still do my exercises but sometimes not 5 times a day as on holiday you cant really stop in the middles of everyone and massage your boobs, imagine the looks of others! They do still get stiff a little but after the massages it really does help. They have also dropped a lot they not sitting as high and have gotten a little softer. And the swelling has gone down a lot! A bit too much for my liking sometimes :( wish they stayed the size they where when they where swollen. But don't have boob greed...don't have boob greed....don't have boob greed...don't have boob greed...thats all I'm saying to myself, because I'am happy! Gosh!
I must say I do still battle a little with sleeping. Ive been sleeping without a yummy mummy bra and rather with tight tops that hold them in a little so they don't hang too much to one side as I want to start getting off of these bras at night. The other night I tried sleeping with a lose top but I battled to sleep and they where sore the next day. So they still are needing some support.
Still not wearing anything with wire or that gives a lot of support as it really does still hurt them. The less support the better right now. So just wearing cumfy sports bras, lose cosys and my yummy mummy bras. :)
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