Hi, brand new on here as of today! Took 15 yrs to...

Hi, brand new on here as of today! Took 15 yrs to make this decision. A size looking to go to size C. Have the "I breast fed" deflated boobies! Had a consult yesterday but left there not quite "excited", so I am going in tomorrow to a different doctor for another consult. I have a friend who works for him and she looks great. Dreaming at night: Saline? Silicone? Gummy bear? 300? 325? 350? If I decide to go with this doctor, it will be scheduled 23 days from now. I'm sure he will help me choose what is best. After looking at countless pics, my husband is set on 325!! LOL I am 5'4" and 125. I don't want BIG just better. Thanks for letting me ramble. I just quit my job of 9 years as manager of a gym and find I have way too much thinking time on my hands!

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Hey Michelle and welcome to the best site for BA's. Choosing the right size is what we all agonize over. Have you played with the sizers yet to see what you like? Don't worry about numbers. Just try on them on until you find what you like and then see what the size is. I did 425 MentorMemory gel silicone, HP's, unders. I am a full C, small D, right where I wanted to be. But you may have more tissue than me and I may be broader than you. Find a good wish pic, show it to your PS and say this is what I want. Then he can guide you on how to get there.
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Did everything you just mentioned! Going with sientra gummy bears shaped 320cc but leaving the final decision to the doc. Showed him my wishes and I really trust him !

June 12, 2014

After my second consultation, I found the right Dr! I am 5'4", 125 and a 32A. I have been thinking about it for 15 years! We decided on the gummy bear by sientra. Dr. Dann Leonard will be doing my surgery. What stood out the most was that he took the time, explained why he choose those, showed me on my body the differences between 2 or 3. HE was also excited about doing it! The other doctor was was sooo different, very clinical, didn't want to see my "wish" pictures, etc. I'm so excited! Also super glad I don't have to think anymore about : Saline or Silicone, smooth or textured, what size....omg that was exhausting me ! Will try and upload the one dumb before pic I have. Love reading all your stories, thank you all so much for sharing!

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I love how you describe the differences in your doctor consults. I often encourage members to get more than one consult for the very reason you experienced! We would love to see your before picture and even your wish boob pictures. By the way, happy birthday! You look great!
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Thank you, Beth! There was a HUGE difference in the doctors! I was almost jumping up and down when I left the second one. (Ok, secretly I DID when I got home!) I saw a link on here and can't seem to find it again..... 10 things to do before your surgery.... could you share that again? You've been extremely helpful, thank you!
Congrats Michelle on deciding to say yes! Think we have all been there, but I do think that being in our "50's" it is a harder choice. I was a 36B in VS bras wore the lightly lined ones and got 304 and 336 silicone unders. Went to the semi annual sale and the 36D fit perfect. I told my husband I was wanting to be a large C or small D, so it all worked out as to what I Wanted. Now after I had BA on 5/29 I am now wishing I went 371 and 400!! LOL funny how that works out. My husband loves them and I will get used to them too. Good luck on your decisions, I know I am rambling and probably of no help, just passing on my experience. Oh take LOTS of pics even if for your own journey.
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Wish boobies

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Before

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You're going to look great
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Thank you! The clock sure seems to drag when you are waiting for that "life changing event"!

Hard to quit!

So, since this is realself, I have to be really honest. I am having a very hard time trying....not trying, QUITTING smoking! Any good advice from others? I keep telling myself it will be like buying a brand new car and first thing you do is smoke in it! Nicotine really constricts the blood vessels for healing and I really want a great outcome! I just want to bite my own head off. Giving myself 3 days to quit!!

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I can imagine that it's hard to quit, have you tried nicotine patches? Have you been smoking for long? Good luck with this! Must say you look super great for 50! It's difficult to believe :)
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Been smoking about 27 years! Tried to quit a dozen or more times. The problem with the Nic patch is the nicotine itself. Nicotine constricts the blood vessels which are needed for healing. Went to church this morning and did a lot of praying about it. Thanks for the compliment!
Let me know if the link you were looking for is one of the following:

13 Things to Do and Buy Before Your Breast Aug Surgery

10 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Breast Augmentation

Even though you're just turning 50, you might also enjoy this forum:

Are you in your 50's getting Breast Augmentation?

Keep us posted!

Reading up on recovery. ..

I've been scouring the pages and links Miss Beth shared and I think I'm finally going to put to good use the adjustable bed frame I got about a year ago! I purchased it for my back and neck (chronic pain from 3 car accidents). I usually sleep in the recliner since my hubby doesn't like it jacked up too far. Might be time to kick him out for a night or two! Lol

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I slept in the recliner almost exclusively for about a month. When I started sleeping in the bed I was still propped up a bit. Gradually made my way down and to the side. And I started out only sleeping in the bed a few hrs before going back to recliner but now I've been sleeping in the bed for a few weeks now comfortably and even starts laying in my stomach
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Went through your profile, you look great! I love those sports bras from Walmart. ..the non supportive ones. They are so comfortable. I had found some supportive front clasp but they were tback. Had to take them back because they pulled on my shoulders. Found a couple of soft front closure bras with the correct straps to have on hand. My recliner is my BEST friend. Has been for a couple of years. I crawl in bed with hubby but usually don't stay a very long time due to my neck and back. Part of the reason I'm not going as big as I'd really like is due to previous injury. Had all the nerves on the right side of my neck burnt last August to help with the pain from fusion, arthritis, and bone spurs along with stenosis. So, I am VERY used to sleeping at an angle. Still might kick hubby out of bed and crank that adjustable up! I can raise the head and feet.....hmmmmm, maybe I should buy a TV for the bedroom! Btw, I love that yellow lacy bra you have, looks very comfortable!
It'll be here before you know it and then it'll be like it never happened. Except when it's time to shop

Just sayin...

I just want to say how I appreciate all the stories, advice and humor I've found on this wonderful site! I know it makes a lot, if not all of us feel like we aren't going through this alone. The 24/7 boob thoughts are enough to make you CRAZY! I've learned some very valuable things for when I am post op, had some of my confusion about size and drains clarified, and laughed a few times. You are all a blessing to me, so THANK YOU! So excited for "Christmas" in July! That saying has a whole new meaning now!

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Michele, I just read about the smoking. Me too honey. But I haven't had one since January. I used the ecigs, not the cheap ones you buy at the convenience store. There are several out there. I bought the Evod. All you are getting is nicotine, no tar, no chemicals. It doesn't leave that stinky smell of a cig on you, your clothes, your hair. I smoked menthol, so I started out with the highest mg of nicotine "juice" 26. The little bottle would last about a week to 10 days. Every time I had to buy a new bottle, I dropped the mg of nicotine until I was down to the lowest one. When that bottle ran out, I was ready to quit for good. Everyone is different and what works for one may not work for you. I have tried for years and this is what finally worked for me with no withdrawal symptoms, AND I did not gain any weight.
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I bought the "Smart smoke" on line. Think it was about $110.00. I'm down to the 18mg (coffee flavor of course) and am working my way to do just what you did. This BA came up suddenly! Quick decision, quick surgery date ! It's actually the nicotine that is really bad for surgeries. I'm just going to try to just do my best. Thinking maybe the day of my surgery I'll just get it all out of my house and try cold turkey. When did you have your BA in reference to you stopping? Before or after? Btw, I really enjoy ALL your responses to EVERY ONE, thank you!
I quit in January actual cigs and then the ecigs in April. My surgery was May 9th. I didn't do flavors, especially coffee! Are you kidding, I would be hooked forever! Seriously though, I was nervous I would like the flavors too much and just change one habit for another. Speaking of changing habits, I did change what I associated with cigs. I use to love to have my coffee on my back porch, looking at my lake and I would smoke. I had to give up sodas completely (not a bad thing) because I always had one with a cigarette.

Pre op one week away!

Yay! One week countdown until my pre op! Had a bit of nerves this morning thinking about potential pain. Hubby got a little frisky with my small chest the other night. Between him, very sensitive nips (the ONE good thing about my girls), chest presses, and the fact I'm probably going to see Aunt Flo real soon, have all made these little babies sore and really sensitive. I keep telling myself, JUST WAIT, this is NOTHING! Amazing how we can psych ourselves out with this, what I call, " BOOB BRAIN". You think of nothing else, 24/7, since you made that "yes I am!" decision! I have my pre op, daughters 27th birthday this weekend, my birthday the following weekend, lots of shopping for pre and post op, so I am hoping all of that will make the next 15 days go by quickly. Craving chocolate this week, bloated, and actually found myself teary eyed at 4am this morning when I read someone in the state north of me was getting her boobies done this morning! Will be glad to have my period done before surgery. ...just hope I'm not on it for my 50th bday! I'm rambling, so I will end this with a question. ...... What usually happens at a pre op appointment? Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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Furbabies

Not sure what I would do without these two. Toofy, the big orange one starts out every night sleeping on my chest. The other one is not a lap cat so she won't be a problem. I told my hubby he's going to have catbox duty for a week! He's sooo excited, lol.

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cant wait to follow your journey! lol..small boobies can still be super sensitive @ least...I know how it is! Ive heard many say they LOSE sensitivity in their boobs or nipples altogether and I think that would be very disappointing to me AND my hubby since hes obsessed with them...big or small lol
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I hear ya. It's quite comical that hubby has always been a butt man until now. All of a sudden hes interested in my bitty titties! Must be the anticipation!
They are beautiful!. The long haired orange is gorgeous and I love that smokey gray color.
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just in case...

I'm not posting about this to whine, just thought in the future someone else may read this and be able to relate and know someone else felt this way. At this particular moment I couldn't care less if I get a BA or not. Yesterday, I couldn't wait for the days to go by. Not sure if it is hormones, disagreement with hubby last night...probably a combo of both. I guess I disrespected him by telling a long time friend. ..MALE... about my surgery. He is a single guy who has had girlfriends who have done BA. He guessed exactly the cc's suggested. He's informed and no threat to me at all. Of course, it was okay for hubby to tell his father and childhood buddy , "because I know them well" . This being said after he tells me, " this is between you and me and no one else". Okay, instead of being really depressed, I am starting to get angry again. Double standard and isn't it MY body? Maybe all of this is not such a good idea. I would hate for someone to stare at my chest later and have to deal with the fall out. (haha on that). Thanks for listening and I hope no one can relate to this blog. God Bless.

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Hi Michele50, I'm 45 and nursed too. Got sick of my small deflated chest as well. Breast feeding is hard work and it shows afterward. Good luck on your surgery. I'm sure you will be pleased. Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to hearing what you think. BTW- I got Sientra's too! Loving them and their look.
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You have my wish boobs! You look phenomenal! Thanks for the comments!
Hi twirler Brit I'm 4 days post op and have lost NO nipple feeling at all yippy I'm wrapped lolxxxx

Early Bday present!

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Lol the funny bugger lol xx go get them girls hon lol is it fizzy lol
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Lord I hope not..... fizzy prune juice? Blech :P
OK, I posted earlier, but I don't are it. Sorry if I'm repeating myself. I blame your feelings on hormones and the smoking cessation together. Don't give up on you! Give hubby a little space. He may not be processing your surgery well. It's an adjustment for him too. You have been thinking about this a long time. He may not have been. Don't cancel anything. You'd regret it and hold it against him, I think. You're beautiful already, the boobies are just icing! Good luck with everything.
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Ho Hum

Even after this last week, I don't see myself backing out of surgery. I have my pre op in 4 days. Just wish I was excited about it like I used to be. Kind of have that ho hum feeling. Today I'm going to make a huge batch of turkey burgers to freeze and get some hamburger cooked for tater tot casserole and some for spaghetti and throw that in the freezer. I also went out and bought 4 little bottles of Ensure with the muscle building formula. Figure they are going to cut my muscle and protein is going to help repair. Posting some more before photos in a little summer dress and a nightgown I like to wear around the house. OMG!!! WHERE THE HELL DID MY ENTHUSIASM GO?????? Someone pleaseeeeeee smack me !!!!

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Your day is soon arriving! Good luck on your surgery!
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Hehehe, not soon enough, lol! Thanks highandmighty!
Wishing you all the best Michele :) Not long to go now :)
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support team ...

Tis my daughters 27 th bday today! Mine is 6 days away.... can I be 28? Lol. Thought I would post pics of my soon to be support team. My mother and daughter will be there for my surgery and the rest of that day. Hubby gets 4th of July duty, but I'm sure the other two will pop in all weekend. Pre thanks to Mom, daughter, and hubby! Xoxo

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U go girl.
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Thanks Colorado!
Happy birthday she jr xx love best wishes n rainbow glitter to u for ur special day xxx and shell my lovley lady yeha not long now xx what r u doing for ur birthday xxx I go for my 1 week review today xx I admire u so much for so many things and love u heaps xx how r u feeling today honey xxxc
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Boobie time out!

So, I had to take a BOOB BRAIN time out today. I asked my husband to take me shooting. This was only my second time (had to relearn everything!) I figure after BA it's going to be awhile before I am ready for the kickback of a 9mm or just the thought of holding up a rifle. ...... took my first shot with a 22 and hubby told me I was done and to go home. BULLSEYE! I actually prefer his 9mm to that and my .380. We had a great time and it felt good to think about something else! Major cramps today and I'm not allowed any ibuprofen. Day after tomorrow is pre op and I can finally narrow it down to size. Afraid of going too small! 11 sleeps left! Yay!

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More sad "befores"

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I didn't know they allowed guns in Oregon, or is that Washington? A very nice picture of u and it hubby. Did u have them taken by a professional or is it a snap shot. We are country folks and always glad to know o..o. w others still r. Good luck with ur upcoming surgery. PS: there sure is a strong resemblance in the mother-daughter picture.
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Forgive typo's.
I thought guns were allowed everywhere due to the 2nd ammendment, lol except for the most crime ridden cities like Chicago! (Don't get me going on politics, lol). The picture of hubby and I were taken by a friend who is turning pro! She also took some beautiful pics a couple years later of me and my beautiful mare the day before we had to put her down. Gorgeous memories! I love country folk....good down to earth people! I love that pic with my mom and daughter. ..3 generations of Italian with a little sprinkle of Hispanic on my daughter. 1st hubby (her father) was Hispanic. Italian and Mexican do not mix well, lol! Can't wait for July 3rd!

A pic for Coloradomaiden

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I just love the pics of your family, your daughter and mother are beautiful. Love the pic with your husband too - it all looks so exotic :) hope you're having a good day x
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I'm having a wonderful day, thank you! I hope you're feeling a little bit better. ... did you read Reds page on the blues? She nailed it. Xoxo
How are you doing pretty lady?? You feeling excited again?? Your pre op is coming up!!! Wooooohoooo!! Keep us posted :) :) I'll be watching for your updates xoxo muah!
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Pre op day!

Well, decision made. 270cc on left, 320cc on right. Maybe a slight little tuck under crease on left to really help even them out. Sooooo much pre op and post op info to digest. Came home and read my book, UPS delivered my new zip up, talked to my sister in law for a long time. (She's on surgery #6 for bc reconstruction). Got some pointers from her and got some really fricken awesome news! My brother is in the coast guard. He was studying soooo hard for a test last time I saw him.....he's being promoted to Chief! I was told not to share that on facebook and hopefully my sis in law won't find my profile on here and tell him! I am just so proud of my little brother! I did tell my sis in law about RS tho. I think with everything she's been through she would be a great help and also not feel alone! Ok, so back to the main story..... Have to take 500 mg of vit C and a multivitamin twice a day. Said I could have arnica and bromelein (sp) , if I wanted. He had no documented proof it helps. 5 days before surgery I have to wash, twice a day, with Hibiclens soap. My prescriptions are: Cleocin (antibiotics) 1 tab 3Xday for 3 days starting that night. Dilaudid 1-2tabs every 4 hours as needed for pain. Promethazine 1tab every 6 hours for nausea. Skelaxin (muscle relaxant) 1tab 4X a day for first 5 days and then as needed for pain. Imma gonna be soooo drugged up! I may take percocet daily, but I am a lightweight when it comes to drugs! I really wanted to go bigger on the boobies and that was the first question I asked. Also asked him again why we were choosing Sientra, shaped, textured, round base with high projection, under the muscle! He said I am pixie like tiny in the size of my overall chest and with my neck issues and arthritic bone spur where my bra strap goes across my back...he doesn't want toooo much weight. He said I should end up a full C. I also want the natural slope instead of round and for my boob width that was as high up in cc's they go. I did pick the ones with the most projection and they should turn out nice......just probably not VAAAAVOOOOM size. He also said workouts would be easier too, which is good because as soon as I can, I'll be hitting the gym daily getting ready for Cancun! Well, I think that is about all. I'm going to post a pic of my new zip up....it's fricken cute, all flared at the bottom! Love you all!

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Alright!! What sizes did you decide on? I'm so anxious for you :) and did your daughter have a nice bday? Hope she had a wonderful day. Just seconding what sommarlov said..your family is beautiful! And your baby kitties too. I have a bad boy named Finny who lives with my mom now. It's weird not having my kitty at home. I've always had an animal growing up! I'm working full time and going to school part time so he wouldn't see me as much. Do you have more animals? Horses?

New Venus Zip up for surgery day

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Yay! So exciting that the decisions are made isn't it? The big day is just around the corner it'll be here before you know it! That zip up is super cute I love the long length also
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Awww must be hard not having a purrball around! Just 2 cats. My horse Chrissy was laid to rest October 27, 2012. Thank you for the compliments on my family. I love them all dearly! 270cc on left, 320cc on right. And yes, my daughter had a really nice birthday! I gave her $50 gift card for VS ...they asked me if I wanted anything. ... I said , "I'll be back"!

Forgot more about pre op

Drains, drains, drains....for at least 5 days. No shower for 5 days....ick. I will have to wear the band for 2 weeks. No bra for 4-6 weeks, just camisole type. Just sent a text to PS assistant to clarify the bra, strap, camisole .....what the heck am I wearing home?!?!? After I got done talking to my sis in law, I took a nap.....brain exhaustion! Ok, so 4 weeks no bra, now she says 3 weeks in strap and just a camisole with no built in bra. Guess I can take back all my sports bras from Wallyworld. Will have to check at Costco for camisoles. Ok, think I'm done now! Lordy a smoke would be good right now !

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I did not get to wear a bra for 2 wks. No band either, just bought a few strapless dresses and a jumpsuit. It was great cause the girls stand at attention!! LOL, just needed to cover the nips with pedals or even used band aids a couple times. Found the dresses with a pattern so nips did not show in some too. It was strange wearing a bra after I got the ok, but now that it has been a month PS says I can do/wear anything, just starting on weights or push ups to start slow and with small weights. Good luck, keep posting!!
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It's going to feel really weird going to have coffee with my seniors with no bra. Hell, bras are like my security blanket! All that 3 inch protective padding lol. I know I won't need those anymore ....kind of like Linus giving up his blanket lol Probably need some petals for church, lol.
no smokes!!! lol. you can use the sportbras later. for the gym...? and 5 days??? oh i hope i can sooner then that... ill be doing a bath at least... i think ill have drains because im getting a lift too... good luck and we are on the down hill slide!!
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Pain in the neck

Yep, weather change today. Rain is coming, and of course, not supposed to be very nice this weekend. End of June and it always rains or is cloudy on my birthday. Doesn't really turn into summer until July. My surgery date they are saying 90. So glad we have A/C. Woke up with pain in my neck and a headache. Think the nerves in my neck are re growing. Probably have to have them burnt again after I recover from boobies. 1 1/2 percocet this morning not helping one bit. Oh, well, been here before, quite normal for me. On the bright side, only 8 more sleeps before I grow some boobies! Jessf too!

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous!! :) xoxo
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Just updating

Hi all! Sitting out in the backyard by a bonfire with three males....hubby, his best friend, and my stepson. They are chatting and drinking, I am looking at boobs and I won't share with them! So, since I am pretty sensitive to pain meds except percocet, I thought I would take one of the Dilaudid instead of my normal percs to make sure nothing weird happens. Well, I felt like doing another 3 mile walk! I am going to have to take those with a muscle relaxant or I will want to get up and do stuff! This is the last Friday night with the itty bitty titty commitee! Hope you're all having a great night/day! Time to roast a marshmallow!

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Bonfire!

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Only a few more days for you! I remember being so anxious and excited and nervous and obsessed, lol! Can't wait to see the results I'm sure they'll be fab!
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Happy birthday dear x hope the bonfire and marshmallows turned out great :))
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Well, happy late birthday! I am looking forward 50, believe it or not. My forties have been marred with the mysterious cardiac issues. You're beautiful and lovely and wonderful! I'm excited for you and your surgery. Sending rainbow glitter your way for smooth procedures and good healing!
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Happy 50 Boobies!

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Ooohhhh they did! And the two buttery nipples I was allowed tonight were even better!
Awww thank you!

Birthday

Ok, so we all had fun at my 50th until I found the boobie balloons! Then it turned into a riot! Think they were a tad too big for my frame! No recovery that way... or morning boob. I tell ya tho..... one popped. .... and down it went.... big reason why I chose silicone over saline..... and helium! Definitely a birthday to remember! Xoxo

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Happy belated, excited for you!!!!! Your a riot, loved your last update:0)
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Yay 3 more days! And happy belated birthday! You look great!
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Thank you so much!

Usual workout shirt.

I thought I would add a couple more pre boob pictures in a t-back top and slightly padded bra I wear to the gym or to walk. It's one that I wear a lot and I want to compare!

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Oh what an interesting mix! I thought I could see some Italian in there. My family is Italian also
hahahahaha I wonder what is the largest cc u can get
I think 800cc is the largest you can do with silicone? And saline you can go over a thousand, not sure what the limit is though.. kinda scary :|

3 more sleeps

Oh, I have not been sleeping very well! Starting to get a bit nervous! We are getting ready to have our first heat wave of the summer. Normal high right now is about 77. We will be 87 today and 97 tomorrow....thank God we have A/C ! I could not imagine heat on top of surgery. I have coffee with the seniors and dinner with a couple of friends today and the rest of Mon, Tues, and Wed will be spent cleaning the house and yard. My husband set up my grandsons little pool for me so I can "redneck" it. Just have to be very careful not to burn my chest! I sure wish it was Thursday already! Lol, I know 6 other ladies that wish it was Thursday too! Xoxo

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You are almost there! Sounds like you have a busy schedule leading up to Thursday! That's great, will probably make the time go faster! Keep some sunscreen on that chest of yours in this sunny weather and drink plenty of water! I'm so excited for you! What time is surgery on Thursday? I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers! I think you'll do and look amazing! Good Luck!
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Thanks Lye! Rough morning with my son, so only halfway through my cleaning. Feeling quite drained and my eyes hurt. I just have to remember to keep giving it UP, and focus on me. I'm really looking forward to some generally anesthesia, (sounds silly ), but my brain is tired. Just turn it off for a nice nap!
Surgery at 8 am!

Life goes on...

Life just amazes me. I feel like I'm stuck in the middle of a free fall. Here I am 36 hours from my 15 plus year wait for BOOBIES!, and am trying to be excited. Had some serious issues with my son, who can't seem to make good choices and is going to suffer some serious consequences. All hell may break loose tomorrow, the day before my surgery. Don't get me wrong. ...I'm seriously looking forward to my surgery and having decent size boobs that aren't full of milk! Just hate the cloud over me. I had a lovely chat with a very special lady, (thank you, Red), who really listened and gave me some very good advice . I truly appreciate you, Red! I keep looking up....Putting all my troubles in Gods hands, at least every 5 min. I'm really good at taking my problems back from God. I guess my point in all this is.... I'm doing this come hell or high water because it's MY time. Us Moms give our heart and soul over and over to our kids. Some kids tromp on your heart more than others. There comes a point where we can't help or fix. Thursday, I AM FIXING MY BOOBS ! I will be happy, joyous and not let anything take that away from me! So, if anyone comes across this update and is having any reservations due to family, husband, kid, or relative issues..... keep on with your plan for BOOBIES!!! You deserve it. You're worth it. No regrets! Love all the ladies on RS.... you help so much!

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Hi Michele:) You will do fine!!! I made it out to be worse and I am doing well! So stay calm on and Boobie on lol!
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Just took my shower and shaved! Feeling pretty relaxed. I am going to wait and wash my hair about 4 am. 5 days, no shower, so I don't want to wash it until last minute. Think I'll take a little nap and then my last bite and drink of coffee right before midnight.
Calm is excellent! I'd wait to the very last minute before washing my hair too, the rest of getting ready in the a.m. should be fairly quick! No make-up or hair-dos to do! Ahhh... and then you can just go thru the experience and await your mini-brain vacation, after that, wake up with your new boobie cleavage on board! Exciting stuff! ((Hugs))

BOOBIE DAY!

Well, it's finally here. Check in is in 6 hours! Can't sleep. I have most of the day to sleep. Made sure I ate a little and had my cup of coffee so I don't end up with a headache before surgery. It's the midnight cutt off of no food or drink now. If you had asked me 3 months ago, I would have told you I wouldn't be doing this. Too many things just came together all at once to make this possible. I quit my job as gym manager and got most of my money from a divorce settlement (he still owes more, but we're friends). Anyway, here I am! Thanks for all you supportive and loving ladies! I'll post pics as soon as I can and give you the drugged version of my BA! After all, I have been named the crazy lady....gotta live up to it!

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Het, I can't wait to read on how it went! I hope you get an easy recovery! I'm super lucky no more meds since last Tuesday, 10 days post op and I was med free. I have no pain and I can massage very comfortably. I believe this Saturday is my last day with the death strap! Anyways looking forward to reading up on your experience. Congratulations!
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tapping my fingers....................
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Good luck today Michele!
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Today

Just a pic . Too good of pec muscle, no squishy so I am In A LOT of pain.... Update later lovelies

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Hi pretty lady! Happy healing!
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selfie

Able to take a pic. Not much else. Reallllly PAINFULL. I'll come out to play later. Cleaned my drains and I'm wiped out . Every time I stand up, my teeth chatter really bad. Non stop. Love you all....hope the other 7 are doing great.

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Looking good Michele! Get better soon! :)
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Hope the pain gets more manageable soon dear Lady! Congratulations! You got cleavage now! Hooray!
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Sorry you are in so much pain! Hope you feel better soon :) & congratulations on your new girl!
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Midnight .....day 1

Right now I'm hungry but don't want to move. Hubby went to bed an hour ago. Poor guy used to just sitting. He's been a life saver. Omg, at the rate I'm typing this on my phone it will take hours. Very painful , a lot of it due to the strap across my back. It is sucking my shoulder blades together right where my spine is twisted and have none spur. I asked Dr Danns assistant (also my friend) if I could take it off for a couple of min. NO ! It's a long way till Monday. Drains are a pain. I'm just going to have to stay drugged until Monday. Trying to stay on top of pain, but have to argue with hubby. He has them all set by the hours. I said that's great, but that may not work for me. I'm being careful but if I want my muscle relaxant a half hour earlier...give it to me! Getting sleepy, more meds and antibiotics at 2 am. From what I can see, the twins look good. Omg, fell asleep while writing. Be back later Zzzzzz

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Thanks everyone for the support!
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You look awesome! Day 1 and 2 are the hardest, but it gets better. Happy 4th to you, congratulations!!
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congratulations, YES!..you DID IT!....hanging there! good luck with speedy recovery!
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Day 2

Sorry about the typos from last night! Ooppps. Posting a couple of pics. Sorry about the drain tubes....maybe my experience and pictures will help someone else. I like how they look, just not the amount of pain. It is side boob pain today. Omg, getting tired of watching Andy Griffith reruns! I know that I usually fall asleep anyway but..... grrrr. Will write more later, I have to supervise a double date between the new twins and a pair of frozen pea bags!

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Omg wifey u still look pretty on day one post xx mwah megga hugs n kisses to u xxx watch the boobs xx not tight hugs just fairy hugs xx
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Thanks wifey!
So, it is 4:40 am Sat. I know you're on here NOW , so what day and time where you are?

Day 3 part 1

Just posting a pic of my lovely drain containers. Really big difference in color. Going to ask the doctors on RS what they think. Will see my PS Monday morning. I'll write more later like I promised.

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How in the world did I miss your boobie day? I am so sorry. I am so happy for you, they look great from what I can see so far. Congratulations, and its fun from here an out :) And You, and your Son are in my prayers. God has this girl. Believe that!
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Hey Michele50! I am sending you good vibes of healing and awesome boobies! I am sorry that I missed your surgery day - we were at the cabin. The first few days are really hard and then it gets better. Every surgeon and surgery is so different. I didn't have drain tubes, so can't comment on that...keep us posted lovely lady!
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Thank you sweetie! Hope you had fun at the cabin !

Surgery day to post op day 4

I finally feel like sitting down and writing more than a few sentences. Thurs July 3rd was my surgery day. Got to the center at 7am. Checked in and was taken back to my bed. They had me change into paper gown, usual blue hat and blue booties over some fluffy pink socks I brought. The nurse also gave me a hair tie to put my hair in a ponytail. Got asked the same questions by two different nurses. They started IV in my right hand. Piece of cake this time. Met my anesthesiologist, Dr. Clark. He asked a bunch of questions and then they brought my mom and hubby in to sit with me. I asked Dr. Clark what kind of tunes I'd be hearing while I slept. Classic Rock! Yea baby. Little Aerosmith. Nice. I knew from the last time I was in that surgery center that they all played music. I requested country when I had my neck RFA (I was awake for that). Dr. Dann Leonard came in next to mark me up. I told him what the doctors on RS had said about lifting my fold. I asked him why he wanted to raise the left and not lower the right like these doctors had suggested. He said he never met a woman that wanted her boobs lowered. That answer worked for me! He was extremely thorough when he made his marks. I could see him really thinking hard. I knew I was in good hands. They let me pee and then put those puffy leg things on and walked me to the surgery room. I remember getting comfy on the table, making a joke and lights out. That was about 8:15am. Not sure how long my surgery was. I didn't want to wake up. Hubby got me dressed after I had some apple juice. Guess they had given me morphine shot in the leg because I said how come my thigh hurts. Chest pain was pretty bad. I was chattering/shaking. They got me to a chair in the recovery room and I thought I was going to throw up. Because I hurt so bad they gave me stuff in my IV so I had to stay another half hour. Don't really remember the ride home but do remember making mom change lanes to do the quickest route. Did not like the bumps ! Thursday and Friday were terrible. Hurt so much. Slept an hour here and there. Shook every time I got up. Teeth wouldn't stop clacking together. Hubby has been great! He's got my meds all lined up and takes care of the two drains I have. They have to be "stripped" every 4 hours and every 12 hours they get measured and dumped. I came home with a strap and some bandages so the strap won't chaff my skin. Absolutely NOT ALLOWED to take it off. No shower until the drains come out. (Can't wait to wash my hair!) Saturday was better. Have the morning boob pain. I'm also getting sharp shooting pain in different places. My sternum is a bit sore too. I can't see all of my breasts but can tell they are changing each day. Sometimes they get tight again so I'll ice for the swelling. Smooth move tea helped with the constipation but haven't found anything to help with the whale sized ball of air in my gut! First and second day the pain was so bad I honestly couldn't say it was worth it. I switched off the Dilauded and went to my normal percocet I use for my neck. That worked better for the pain. I'm starting to like what I can see. Have super sensitive nipples. I'm able to get up and clean off and eat by myself and then its time to stop. Your body really tells you when you've had enough. Today is Sunday. I made hubby get out and go golf 9 holes. Nice and quiet and I'm ready to rest. I'm sure I've forgotten things. I will included some pictures for day 4.

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Thank you! Just updating everything and about to post new pics.

Day 4 post op

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Before and Day 4

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Hi!! How are you feeling today!! And it's Monday!! Hope you get a peak at the new boobies! :)
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I'm feeling pretty good. Having to sit for a while. Just rinsed off in the tub, ate breakfast, and put some make up on. First time alone and it kind of wore me out. I have an hour to finish makeup and find a button up dress that can handle my drains. Hot today and shorts with top will leave my yuk drains out for all to see. Ick. Hopefully I won't be coming home with them!
I had that big gut of air in my stomach too. I ate a little but I felt so fat.. I'm worst then you as I had got constipation. Ate so much things yet little came out...
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Day 5 part 1

I just got a comment back on my question to the RS doctors. It was really positive! Happy with that. Amazed at how little it takes to wear myself out. First day alone. I have a friend coming later to take me for my first post op appointment. I'll update when I get back!

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Wishing you a faster recovery. They look pretty good so far. Can't wait for that band to come off.
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Good luck at your appt. today Michele! Hopefully you can say Bye-bye drains!
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Yay! Good luck, and can't to hear and see the update. :)
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Day 5 part 2

Drains are out! Yay! Finally got to see what they look like in all their glory. I'm adding picture. No shower today, I get one tomorrow. Yuk, can't hardly stand my hair anymore. I'm pretty wiped out just from this morning. Food and nap and pills for sure! I have to keep my strap on for another week or two. Actually have a cami on now since have no tubes anymore. Boobies are sore just from being let out and caged up again. Very happy with results so far and they will only get better from here!

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Yaaay contacts hon no more drains xx ur girls look sooo natural wifey mwah xxx maybe treat urself to the salon for a hair day xxx
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Hehehe. .. hubby washed my hair in the sink last night. I got on my knees on the counter, curled up with boobs on my thighs and bent over. He did great!
Yay, boobies! They look good. I catch myself feeling them sometimes, pushing the implants down. :-D I found it easier to sit & wash my hair. The first time it got washed, I actually went to a beauty salon & let them wash it. HEAVEN.
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Holy Hell Morning

OMG, what do you get when you combine morning Boob, tight strap, heart burn, and tender shoulder and neck muscle..... You get to cry on hubbys shoulder at 4 am. Thought I was back to day one. I forgot to use the neck pillow and about 3:30 thought I would crawl in bed with hubby so he could wake up to his "girls"....laying flat on my back for the first time did not go well. I couldn't get up and it all hit at once. Couldn't take a deep breath or loosen that strap fast enough! Iced my neck and shoulder, took pain and muscle relaxants, heart burn meds, and tucked myself back in my chair. Omg that was AWFUL.

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They do look really good. It looks like your swelling at the upper pole is minimal, compared to what I had. I'm so excited for you!!!!
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I had the round base gummy tear drop, less in the upper pole. What kind did you have? They are killing me at the moment. It's 12:07 am....guess that means morning boob can be as early as it wants!
Wow day 5 and your boobs look great..enjoy them...I know how ya feel, thank god my boyfriend played nurse to me and bathed and did my hair...take it easy and relax, don't do to much...the thing I still haven't conquered is sleeping on my tummy...one day..one day many years from now..lol
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1 week post op

Didn't sleep very good last night as I got my "morning boob" at 12:06 am! Feel pretty good this morning. My mom is coming over today so I can go find something to wear ! No bra for a month, no sports bra, no cami with shelf! So the headlights are blazing and my teenage stepson will be here this weekend. Too hot for zip up or sweater. Eek, help. Maybe those petal things will work. The A/C turns those headlights on high! Adding some pictures. Rt side still higher and tighter. It has the bigger implant and I use that side more. Funny story: Learned last night I have to totally redo my depth perception. Was in the kitchen and leaned into hubby to kiss him goodnight and.....BAM .....smashed that left boobie into his chest! Ow! Not used to there being ANYTHING in between us. Never felt it through all those padded bras. Hurt like hell but sure made us smile! Good luck to all you pre boobies, happy healing to post boobies....and lots of love to all infected with BOOB BRAIN!

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You look fantastic! Yay for boobies! I have been using bandaids over mine. I got the kins made by nextcare, and have a bigger coverage area, and clear adhesive.
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Awesome! I will look for those. Only petals I could find were large and I'd have to go get about 600 more cc's for those to work, lol!
LOL

Afternoon Delight .....only not what you're thinking!

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You're recovering fast! It doesn't really seems swollen. :) Are your stomach still bloating with air? Because mine are still so bloated! Omg can't believe we are done with this, still remember we are counting down to it. Now I'm really worried about the revision mammoplasty, they said after 15 years we need to change them...
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Still have a bit of bloating. ...then again it could just be cuz I haven't walked in over a week and I'm gaining weight! Noticed this morning my right boob is bigger than the left, noticeably. It has the bigger implant because it was smaller. He had to go 50cc bigger, hope it wasn't too much. There is no set time for having them redone...15yrs....so I wouldn't borrow trouble and worry too much about it. Hell, in 15 yrs I'll be 65! How are you feeling besides the bloat?
I can't tell at all in your pictures Michelle. My left is still sitting higher and is more painful than my left, and interesting enough, its my smaller implant, but looks bigger lol

YAY!!!!

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YAY, (redid pc)!!!!!

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WOW Michele, you look awesome. Congrats!...I want boobies like yours. Sientra right? tear drop?....
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Michele. Forgot to ask you if you had been to the king estate winery? It is about 20-30 min south of Eugene. One of the best restaurants in the world. In my top 5 best ever. We ate there twice while in Eugene.
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First outing

Had a great time at the fair tonight with a few friends. Watched some bull riding. Bulls won for the most part, only two 8 sec rides. It was realllllly hot today. Ended up just wearing my strap and a strapless sundress. Made it about 4 hours and was time to take the girls home. Too much nip rubbing on the fabric as i walked. They burn right now. Wish I could walk around with nothing on but my stepson is here! I may have to go hide in the bedroom and spend some time with the peas....freeze them so they are numb! Next time I will cover them with bandaids! Should have thought about that! Keep that in mind girls who aren't allowed to wear a bra! I will say, it felt good to get out of the house!!!! Ok....PEA TIME!! Luvs and hugs and happy healing to all!

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You look great shell!! I never forgot about you, said a prayer for you on ur surgery day and happy late bday . I'm glad ur doing good;•}
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You look great Happy Healing. Did you stop smoking?
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Thsnk you! I managed to just use my ecig when I got tooo bitchy and nasty ! I'm a stress smoker and my 20 yr old son pulled some stuff the few days before my surgery. ...that was really hard. I managed to give him up to the Lord the day before my surgery and put him out of my mind until he showed up 3 days ago! I did have a great surgery and my first week of recovery was smooth. Do or did you smoke? It's not talked about on here very much.

11 Days post op (I count 12...but going with RS count)

I had purchased 3 bikinis for Cancun in January. ...this was BEFORE I decided to do BA. Think I'm going to have to return them. I will wait a while until the girls settle in a few months and try them again. Hopefully I'll get back to the gym soon to tighten up the bottom half. This sitting around, still semi bloated is NOT HELPING! Wanted top half bigger....not the bottom, lol. Anyway, bikini top does not fit! I'm okay with that!

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You're looking great! Mine are still a little wonky and dropping at different times. I can't wait to start massging them after my next appointment.
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Wow Michele, your before breasts were incredible and your end result with a little "uumph.." is going to be lovely. They take a while to drop. I think mine finally made there descent after 3 months. I am having a lift (which I originally had planned) which kind of dampens my enthusiasm for my BA, but....it is what they are:)))) One thing you will definitely like is looking a bit less skinny up top due to implant. It really does make us look more feminine. Blessings, M
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You look amazing. FAB body. Funny i'm going to Cancun the end of this month. I MISS MEXICO! But i had to get these arms done!!!
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For anna1989

They were yummy! Homemade raviolis!

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Wow michele you look ultra hot in that yellow bikini...you go girl :) Absolutely love it xx
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Girl look at youuu!!! You look great!! Your skin looks amazing too, what's ur secret? I'm noticing a lot of women on here have really nice skin. I guess I stay in the sun too much. The swim suit looks great on you, and ur boobs look so natural. ;•}
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Awww thank you Bubbles! As far as my skin....I'm sure it's every dermatologists nightmare! I am an avid sun worshipper and have freckle upon freckle. My poor chest is so sun damaged. Living in Oregon where it's cloudy 9 months of the year....drives me to look for sunshine year round. I was in the gym and tanning industry for total of 12 years....got free tanning to look the part. A good tan, SELLS tans. Must just be the lighting in the picture. Love you for saying so, tho.

2nd post op appointment

I already wrote this whole thing out and a bee buzzed me and I lost it! Grrr. I am cleared....don't need to see PS again for 5 months. Strap is gone! I can wear very loose sports bra for a little support if I want. No under wires or push ups. Still need the gravity factor! He did remove my mole. In about 2 weeks I can start slowly exercising and can get fitted for bras. We talked about my right side being bigger. Perfect would have been 20 or 30 extra cc's. He had to go with 50 because of the sizes the sientra anatomicals come in. He tried both at 320cc and it made the left a lot bigger. If I'm not happy in 6 months, I can have him lipo a bit out of the right to even it up. I asked him why he just couldn't take belly fat and add to the left! He said it has more complications. I mean, who wants to go smaller at this point ?!?!?! PS also said he had a very hard time lifting my pecs, especially my right. Too strong, too tight. Maybe there is still some swelling in the right and it will go down more. I'm going to have to start using my left more, lol. So, I'm pretty much free for the next 5 months...after I take it easy for 2 more weeks! I laugh because I thought I wasn't going to ever make it 12 days ago! Thanks for all the love and support from all of you!

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Forgot some...

I forgot, PS gave me lotion to gently rub on my breasts 2 times a day. NO MASSAGE. I'm also supposed to rub the incisions/scar firmly back and forth with the lotion. He says it's the moisture that helps scars the most. My glue should start coming off in a week or so by itself. Think that was it. I'm going to call and ask about pools, hot tub, etc.... forgot about that!

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You are rockin the bikini Michele! I'm so happy for you!
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Hot mama:0) my PS said absolutely no pools, hot tubs, lakes oceans or baths for 4 weeks. Not worth the risk of possible bacterial infection.
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Called mine today...gave me all clear! I don't see any of those in the near future except maybe my own hottub and I'm the only one that uses it. 97 today...so not getting in it now!

Fun shots!

OMG had sooo much fun pulling out the piles of sexy I never wore! It's like shopping in my bedroom! I even found a couple of things too small so I'm starting a get rid of/give away box. Blows my mind that I have things too small. Also have 2 after and before of a summer nightie I like. Well, didn't like and now I do! Today I ordered a VS leopard bikini and last night hubby went onto the Venus website....2 dresses and 2 bikinis. ...plus one corsett like shirt. Excited!

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I can't wait until I'm feeling well enough to try clothes on!! Hopefully soon :-) Every day gets a little bit better! You look great!!!!
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Thanks, Lets ... You'll have so much fun when you do....Enjoy!
Yes it is fun going through clothes just to see what fits and doesn't. Or just to see how you fill the clothes now. Exciting!!
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pathetic me

Ok, I'm just whining today. Tired of sleeping on my back, it hurts, as does my neck I somehow kinked last night.....then there are the super hypersensitivity of the nips with radiating nerve pain around my entire set of boobs. Ughhhh. That was it....just whining... I'll be better later....Still a happy girl!

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You look so great..you must be loving them results...I too am tired of sleeping on my back..I have a bunch of pillows so I can fake side sleep, can't wait to sleep on my tummy again..I have right nip sensation but left is still asleep I guess..they both react to cold though and every once and I while I get a shooting pain that goes thru the nips from somewhere inside...today they feel like period boobs again..go figure...congrats on the great healing and looking wonderful..
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Omg, I hate those shooters! Some can actually take your breath away!! I'm figuring out how to half side sleep in the recliner...not easy, especially with a 14 lb cat snoring on my stomach. I'll know I'm healed when she's allowed to do "chest kneading" again! You're looking really good. What is your Tat of?
You look awesome! Sexy and 50... I'm 56 (gee sounds weird to even say that) but true. On my fifth surgery....surgery day was July 1st. Healing slowly but surely. Still not doing too much. Last drain was taken out last thurs. So taking it easy. Really want to do stuff now.....like you all say. I guess we must be patient. Again happy 50th!!
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Just tracking changes.

Nothing big to tell. Subtle changes I'm just keeping track of. The bathroom lighting sure looks better than natural daylight, lol.

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Hey ther wifey x ur changes r awesome x getting rounder me too yaaay finally xx so u were going to have a winge lol where did it start lol ur funny u didn't winge xxx as for high beams I found theses nipple covers they r awesome xx they r skin colour n r for wearing no bra xxxxx good luck sexy xxxxx
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I had super duper hypersensitivity. It just started to lighten up only a few days ago and I am 37 days post op. I was getting afraid I was going to have it forever. lol. I still haven't even had the chance to try on cute bras, bathsuits or lingerie because of how sensitive they were. I got myself some pasties to put on when I left the house, that was very helpful. I just hugged my husband for the first time the other day. We joked about that. I am sure glad that it has eased up. Now I can finally have some fun, dressing em up. lol. Soon I will be doing what you did... pulling out old sexy clothes I couldn't wear before :)
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BAA HAA HAA FUNNY HUBBY!

I was complaining about anything touching my girls.....so hubby handed me two plastic containers .."Will this help?" Roflmao!

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Im going to do some side by side shots. Its amazing to see what a difference five days can make, you are looking great!
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Thank you! Yes, I was pretty amazed at the changes. Hard to notice unless you do side by side.
So I just read your review top to bottom, you're hilarious! And the girls are looking fantastic! I'm so glad you're happy with how they are coming along. Definitely would be nice to do a fat transfer instead of lipo if you need it! Ha. How'd the containers work out for ya? ;)
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My Implants

Sientra gummy bear. Round base, shaped, textured. My BWD was 10.5 and 11.0cm. My right has 320cc and my left 270cc. I wanted more cc's, but based on my breast width, you can see the stats on what sizes this particular implant comes in. If I had gone bigger, they would stick out the side too far. Since these are shaped, a perfect pocket is made to fit them so they don't rotate. Picture an egg :) Hope this helps those that are interested. I picked round base vs classic (like Britt56) . I wanted more fullness in the bottom and not so much upper pole because that was big enough with my pecs.

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I'm hoping to get my BL within a couple weeks. (or I'll have to wait till Oct, as I have 2 trips planned in Sept (one riding my Harley and I don't want to push it.. literally! lol and also family visiting in Sept too... it's gonna be a long month!) I'll try to figure out how to post to the top of the page... but for sure I will post pics when I decide. I have a consultation next week and he is probably the one I'm going with :). I've been to Cancun twice and I loved it! The last place we stayed in Cancun was the Riu (sp) Caribe and it was nice, great service - great food- great drinks ;) My hubby is talking about Jamaica as our next trip... but we'll have to see! One thing at a time. I need to make sure this goes well before I schedule any major trips!
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For the review: just click on Write A Review at top of page. I've never been to Cancun, neither one of us. We are staying at Excellence Playa Mujeros and getting a rooftop terrace room with our own pool and all the other amenities! Going once and doing it big! By 6 months my girls will be completely settled. Good luck at your consultation, keep us informed!
I wish you much success in finding the right PS :) it's such a hard decision but at least you have sites like this to help you along the way! I agree about riding yer Harley tho, not a good idea. I was just telling my husband last night that we need to ride as much as we can before my revision on Aug 13th cuz theres no way I can maneuver mine around after. It's hard enough just getting the thing upright, then backing into a spot? I have an XR, what do you ride?

3 Weeks / New Bikini

Hit my 3 week mark. Still getting sore when I do too much but life is getting back to normal slowly. Too much touching, friction, rubbing tends to make the sisters really sore. Mainly my skin and nipples. Tried a dress I ordered on line....too small! Almost couldn't get it over my girls to get it off. Panic! I managed but not without really irritating them badly. Sending it back for larger size. THAT IS A FIRST....dress too small because boobs are too big! Posting new bikini pic. I have two more new ones and will update those later.

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Super cute suits!!! And congrats on size!!! I wanna have them fit me when I drop more.. Hub says I'm too ansy.. Lol! You look awesome girl!!!! So glad I've had all you ladies!!
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We are ALL antsy!! I didn't buy bras, YET !
VS size 32 DD or 34 D. (Happy girl here!)
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First time being sized.

Taking all this with a grain of salt. #1. I got sized at VS which tends to flatter your ego and your boobs. #2. I'm only 3 1/2 weeks post off and have more changing to do. 32DD fits but since my back doesn't like it tight, 34 D was more comfortable. I think I will end up lg C/small D. I will try Nordstrom for sizing next. I'm waiting for VS to get me the 34D in nude since I am allowed a bra on Thursday, FINALLY! I must say, I almost cried after being sized. To go from nothing to THIS is pretty fricken incredible! I actually got stared at last night at the festival.... I should say, the Sisters in a strapless dress got stared at. That's a first.

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Yaaay on ya wifey xx much love covered glitter magic for ur week xx I can't even get a bra yet , had my 6 week checkup yesterday being Monday n now I've gotta wear a bleeding strap oh yaaay for 6 weeks solid c but I guess as I said to my surgeon if they need help dropping yeh ain't going nowhere I don't want then to in the future xx more patience xx I cried when hubby got home as I showed him my strap and said well u wanted high kneck shirts asshole now I have no bloody choice x he laughed at the strap so I let lose with my anger and walked xx then cried then he held me saying I could never look ugly I'm always beautifull to him xxc as I said I felt ugly but he reassures me x I told him my wifey a 50 year old Italian nan with noobs and she's comming to luck ur ass x he smiled and thought that was funny lol xx how u feeling x more pics please x dress up time wifey lol xxx happy days xx glitter hugs n fairy dust for u xxx mwah xxx
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I got sized by VS in a 36ddd or 38 dd. Then I went to Soma and got sized there in a 38 dd (about the same time you are post op). I went back to Soma about 2 weeks ago and was sized at 38 ddd. I am not 12 weeks post op and I don't think they will be changing much anymore. Just don't do what I did and buy expensive bras now that don't fit a few months after the fact. You are looking amazing!!
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Looking great!!
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Strapless

Great dress when you aren't allowed a bra. Keeps the girls somewhat stable and the pattern hides the headlights!

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Hi Michelle50! I looooooooove this dress on you! I can't wait to get where you are in terms of result and enjoy clothes again! Lovely and sexy!
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Thank you, New Boobies! You will! And when you do you'll look amazing!! Just remember that saying.... Great things come to those that wait! Your girls will be fabulous!
you look amazing!!!!...your boobs look like they belong on a 20 year old! ( actually your body looks amazing for 50!! :)
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THE BRA GRAVEYARD

Thimk I counted 25. Was always in search of one that fit. A lot of new ones I never wore. Waste of money. Some will be given away, some will be tossed, but the new ones will go to Victims Assistance for women that are raped and go to the hospital. Their clothes are taken as evidence and they need something to wear home.

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You look awesome! Keep heading back to VS. With mine softening and dropping that pushed me to the DDD. When I sized at 2 weeks I got a 36DD, kept receipt it was their big sale only reason I bought and returned for my pre 34 band. The 36 was more comfortable but I believe because they hadn't dropped. I do believe your band size stays what you were before, at least for me it did at 6 weeks now. It's crazy because you want to rebuild the bra collection, but you didn't create over night and I sure as heck can't afford to recreate it now in one fail swoop. I got a convertible bra for versatility. Then hubby ordered me one that was specifically designed for BA. The PS that designed it is based out of ATL. I should be getting it in a day or so band will post pics and name of it. I did find it hard to get bras with little to no padding in VS they want to direct u to the push up- heck I used to be that girl and then I say no I had a BA don't need that anymore:0) Your looking awesome!!!!!- when is your mexico trip!
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Thanks for the advice! I liked the Tshirt bra at VS but didn't buy it...I want neutral colors and they've had boxes in the back for 5 days and "haven't gotten to them" grrr. And yes, no push ups! PS said no anyway. Maybe one of these days for a special outfit or something. I was surprised I measured pretty much the same, if not bigger at Nordstroms. Every bra is so different! I'd love to see and hear about your new bra when you get it! Cancun isn't until January. ...that gives me time to get rid of the butt and thighs that came with my BA!
You look so beautiful. Congrats. Great way to get rid of old bras. Love it. Glad you got to go out and enjoy the stares. :-D
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4 Week Update

Just posting to keep a record. I did notice a small hole under my left breast. PS said to put antibacterial ointment and a bandaid. Said it looks like I lost a stitch. I'm still waiting on that right breast to catch up to the left as far as roundness goes at the bottom. Otherwise, LOVE MY BOOBS. Trying to build up my energy to clean out my closet. I was up at 4am, did breakfast, went on 1/3 of my normal walk, and took my mom to the doctor. 8 hrs and I'm ready for a nap! Happy healing to all!

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Sounds like a productive day. I bet that walk felt great! Keep an eye on the hole. If it gets any bigger or you get another opening walk into your Dr office and ask them to just check it out. When I had my son via c section (way bigger incision mind you) my incision came open in a few spots and I ended up in wound care therapy for weeks and it was agonizing! I'm hoping yours is superficial (at the top of the skin) and is no issue :-) Love hearing how you are doing because it gives me a look ahead a week to give me an idea of what to expect :-) Enjoy your nap!
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Lovelovelovelovelove
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Thanks Nancy, I've been trying to upload my 4 week pictures and it's not working. I'll try again later.

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I wish my pics would load! Tried 3 times today! I'm pretty sure mine is superficial..no blood, no drainage.
You're cute !!

3rd time the charm?

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Wow u have the perfect rack wifey xx they look amazing xx any bra shopping yet or new tops xx have a magic day/ night mwah glitter blast for u xxx
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Thanks wifey! I did buy one . 34D. Was sized at 32DDD/34DD/34D depends on the bra. Love Ya wifey! Glitter sprinkles!
They are looking so great Michele! Honestly, 90% of women all have one boob bigger than the other, it just makes them look more natural and they look so good!!!
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Ouch

Not feeling the boobs right now. Spilled boiling hot coffee and grounds on my arm. I see the blisters starting...the air hurts. OUCH !! Still planning on the beach tomorrow if it doesn't hurt too bad!

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You look amazing!!!! Love your results. I have my first post op appt on Tues sure hope to have similar results as you have had :-)
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Goddess, I'm sending prayers and keeping my fingers (and legs, lol!) crossed that there will be NO SCAR!! Poor M50 just think about Cancun and the pain will pass ! ;)
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Pain is gone! Even got it wet in the tub and the sun shinning on it wasn't too bad (quick trip to the store). That DMSO is miracle stuff if you can handle the smell!

Thank you!

Thank you to all that sent me well wishes about my arm. It is doing better. The itching phase has started so I know its beginning to heal. It doesn't look pretty but I'm sure it will be okay. Spent Saturday at the beach and it was super relaxing. My house is usually filled now with noise since my daughter and grandson moved back in. She has friends. He has a 5 yr old friend. ...need I say more? I cook double what I normally do and on the weekends it's been crazy with backyard camping and bonfires. Felt good to get away with hubby and hit the beach. I'm definitely a sand, water, sun lover. Kept my arm wrapped in light gauze the whole time. We stopped at the casino on the way home and pigged out on crab legs and everything else. I need to get my butt back to the gym! Girls are doing better. I still wake up with morning boob but it doesn't last long. They feel weird when I bend over and then stand up. I don't think they're changing much except getting softer. The left more than the right. Anyway, thanks again to all that commented on my arm. Happy healing to everyone and calmness to those that are coming up soon!

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Glad ur feeling better x grab some cool mints lol I'm addicted to the just because they taste nice x still love ya garlic oyster breath n all lol mwah x I'd rather glitter breath lol
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Far out u did a good job on that burn honey x how's it going now x love ur bikini and that towl ur laying in x I love ur style wifey xx the girls look amazing woohoo for good looking boobs xxxitter hugs big bomb blasting kisses to u xxx love ya guts out my sunshiny shelly wife xxx
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Hey honey, sorry about your arm. Keep it moist with Vaseline or something. Don't let it dry out to help prevent scarring. BTW-you made the new letter this week.
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oops spoke too soon.

Guess I'll see the doctor tomorrow!

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So sorry to hear about your right arm! Mega-ouch! Loved the pictures at the beach! Where at the coast did you go to? Sand looks yummy! Hoping your arm burn is on the mend!
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Thanks, Lye. We wentvto Lincoln City. 15th street where you can drive on the beach. Was afraid hubby would be bored since I like to read while I'm there. He was thoroughly entertained watching the idiots in their little cars with low profile tires get stuck in the sand!!! Plus a few big trucks with lots of testosterone behind the wheel! Arm will be oksy, 2nd degree burn. It will take some time to heal tho.
Your boobs are looking fantastic and leopard only makes them look more fantastic ;). So nice that you got to enjoy a quiet day at the beach, your house is sounding like a busy place these days!! Always better than being lonely though :). I hope your arm heals up quickly, good thing you went to urgent care!
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What else can go wrong

Airbags deployed

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They look amazing! My left is a little bigger than my right. Hopefully ours even out and it's just swelling. I hope your arm is doing better as well. Ouch. xo
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Thanks Mandy! The arm is healing and doesn't hurt. Right Boob little more swollen from the airbag, but I'm sure it's going to be fine !
I LOVE your yellow binkini!! if you don't mind sharing where did you get it from? you so look amazing!!
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New Baby.... Lady Red!

My new license plate will be BLIEVR. Says it all! I want to thank each and every one of you for your care and concern for me. You are all amazing! XOXOX. (p.s. told my hubby I need a naked booby pic in my new car, LOL, coming later !)

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I agree with Tinka! What a sexy new car to go along with your new boobs! We need a picture of you on the hood in your bikini to M50!  (In so many ways, you'll never forget your 50th!) ;)

Hope your hand is healing and you're starting to de-stress. Hang in there honey!
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Thanks Beth! I'll work on a photo. .. some nice place besides the darn garage, lol! You know, honestly, I haven't been very stressed. I've actually been pretty peaceful about it all. Pain has been there and not very fun...but no stress. Besides, God is handling all of that for me on a daily basis. :)
How you feeling Michele? Is your burn healing up nicely?
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6 Weeks

Oh, what a long 6 weeks! Boobs are feeling pretty good. Getting softer. Still wake up with a little morning boob but only lasts about 5 minutes now. I have a serious case of boob greed. Wish I had been able to go bigger with the same implants. At this point, I wouldn't even care if I had a little side boob going on. Probably 99 percent of the swelling is gone now which explains why I can't wear my large sports bra anymore. I still think my right is slightly bigger than my left and my left nipple seems to like to look to the side more than straight ahead. Have to remind myself they are SISTERS, NOT TWINS! Hubby is thrilled with them as long as I flash him daily.... which usually leads to more, lol. My arm is soooo much better. Hardly noticeable this morning. Loving my car but still a little nervous driving it! Uploading a few pictures but still waiting to find a nice spot to have hubby get a topless in a topless car pic or a pic of my NEW yellow bikini on the hood, lol! I ordered a new dress from Venus and had to send it back because the chest was too tight. Just got a new size (med) which fits the girls but looks like a too big sack on the rest of me. First time ever for that problem. Sending it back...obviously not the dress for me. My old bras finally made it to the Victims Assistance to help clothe rape victims when they have to give up their clothes as evidence at the hospital. I've been seeing a chiropractor for the headaches from the accident. Really ready to be done and go back to my normal pain level. Honestly, I can remember ONE day in the last 15 years that I woke up with ZERO pain. Keeps me humble and gives me empathy for all those that suffer from chronic pain. I understand. Happy healing to everyone and to those that are getting ready for BA.... go bigger and load up on PATIENCE !!!!!!

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6 Week Boob pics

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OMG!!!!Beautiful results! So happy for you! You deserve it! Glad you are doing great. I saw the car pictures, really great deal! Love the color!Congratulations again, you look amazing!xoxo!:-)
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Perfect Boobies! You look GREAT. What a journey we have had. Well you more than me. I hope you are feeling better, and that your arm is healed. :D
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lookin good!
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This is why you take lots of pictures!

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You are so right, on the importance of taking pictures along the journey! You continue to really look fantastic! The new girls seem to fit your frame perfectly, not sure you should of went bigger. I also appreciate it that just about everyone who has had a BA wishes they went larger!
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Michele.. where are you lady? We miss you! Hope all is well..
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I was just coming on here to ask her the same thing!

Almost 2 months

Hi Ladies. Yes, I've been MIA. Lots of things going on. I have a house full again and more on the way. Been helping the other ladies in my life: sister in law had another breast surgery, my step mother is getting ready for mastectomy and reconstruction, have been taking my Mom in for back pain and has surgery wed for pain shots, also been going to doctors with my daughter for fibro myalgia flare ups. I've also been to the chiropractor 3 times a week. Last week I was the taxi for my stepson to get to and from the state fair everyday for work. My dad will be here this weekend from California before my step mom has her surgery. I've kind of been "boobed" out and apologize for disappearing on everyone. I am VERY FRUSTRATED AND NOT HAPPY with my own boobs. I feel like I have two very different sizes. They should have put the same size implant in both. I really don't want to have my smaller one redone. Don't really have the time or money to do that. Especially when I need to find a job !! I hope all of you are well. I'll try and take some time and catch up with all of you soon. Love to you all.

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NOT HAPPY

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hi Michele. How are you?
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Oh and I commend you on the bra thing for raped women. I've never thought about that and will check at our local hospitals. Your heart is full sweety ;•}
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October

A few weeks shy of 4 months since BA. Girls are doing good. Still a little lopsided but in a bra you can't really tell. I am back at work at a different gym so my muscles are being put to use. Hope everyone on here is doing well. Still dealing with family health issues, things with my son, and Halloween. ..... that sounds funny, Halloween, but it takes 3 weeks to decorate my house. Working full time has been a huge adjustment after being off work for 6 months. I am at the point where I feel like my boobs are a natural part of me. Tend to forget about them until I get out of the shower and see myself in the mirror. Got to show them off to my sister in law who has had 9 breast surgeries. ..... she said they were beautiful and could she please have my nipples? Lol, poor thing hasn't gotten hers yet. My step mom had her mastectomy. Now my dad jokes that is ex wife has one left boob and his wife has one right boob....so all three of them should hang together. .... He cracks us all up. I haven't taken any pictures in almost 2 months. I suppose I should just to see if there has been any changes. My love and best wishes to all of you..... the ones I used to chat with daily and to the newbies I haven't met..... BOOB ON !!

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Glad to see you back on Michelle! Been missing yer humor and believe me I can use all the humor I can get right now! Had an infection since being 3 weeks po and I literally think I'm gonna have a nervous breakdown...my glass just doesn't feel half-full right now :( Don't work too hard girl....miss you! XXXX
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About 3 1/2 months

Soft and squishy

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So glad to see you back on here! I have been wondering about you. You look FANTASTIC! So natural. Glad everything is good with you. Hope to see ya on here again. :)
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I can't wait 4 soft n squishy honey! Hope yer feeling better about them, they look good ;) XXXX
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look good! And I kept thinking it was 4 months. I've been a month off this whole time! Lol I'm retarted
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