Nervous and Waiting - Tacoma, WA

I'm 27 and have one child. I gained weight during...

I'm 27 and have one child. I gained weight during my pregnancies and then lost it all so you can say my boobs are like ballon with NO air!.. I seen a doctor and he said I can do a 400cc but I like the 450cc but I might stick to 400cc because I'm 51 and 117 some changes. I'm still debating on the cc I should get.
Hello, I am in the Federal way /Seattle area. nice to have another lady in my area :) feel free to look at my page, I have surgery in May.
do not be nervous. meditate a lot. it helps. then you need less anesthesia, and you recover sooner and easier. if you trust your surgeon, let him decide when he has you on the table. at that point, he can see the width of your chest, how it looks, and choose the right cc for you, based on if you tell him you do or do not want to be one speck bigger than a C or a B,,, etc. go get rice and fill plastic bags, and get a regular bra, no padding, and try it on for size. you do not sound like a 450 cc to me, but you need to know what profile he will use. a high profile will make them stick out farther and pointed more and slimmer sides. mine is moderate profile. look at the profiles and discuss them, and look at the chart your PS has for chest width and ht and wt etc. the charts are done for the correct aesthetic proportions. be sure you consult with 3 doctors, and perhaps make one of them a surgeon who does lots of mastectomies, since they can do reconstructions and have developed a good eye for proportion, and not always dealing with women whose goal is to be bigger, but women who want to look great but natural after cancer. you might need a mastopexy (breast lift) to get rid of excess skin and then use implant to hold the new shape.good luck!
Well he said I can go up to a 600 mp. But I had chosen a 400cc. I don't want to be too small n regret but not over the top porn star. Lol well see my date is set for may 31st. Yeeee exciting n nervous each day pass

Well... May 31st is my Date set.. I'm still...

Well... May 31st is my Date set.. I'm still confused about what sizes I want.. Now I'm thinking maybe 375cc. Well see at my pre-op on may 15th.

Thank you for sharing on RealSelf! Yes, pregnancy can really take a toll on breasts. ;)  Will you be getting saline or silicone? And do you have help lined up for your recovery? Keep us posted!

Thank you. This website is very supportive I'm glad I found it.
What date?

3 more weeks to go and I'm constantly talking...

3 more weeks to go and I'm constantly talking about my new soon to be boobs everyday. Plus the weather is getting soo nice in Washington. I been warning my husband he's has to deal with me 24/7 lol. But very supporting. I just hope I can get this done and over with! Sorry haven't post any pics. Just got a new phone. Til then boobies fwends.
may i make a suggestion? i know you are right now"nervous and waiting" but often when we label ourselves, it can do more harm, because we reinforce the label daily, instead of trying to change it. if you reversed the name, you might actually feel calmer, which is more conducive to healing and successful surgery. e.g. tranquillty looms, or calm now and confident--or goodbye nervous- hello calmness---might be good decide--consider it.
You know what? Your right!. Well I'm not really nervous anymore just waiting for it to b over.
great! keep us posted!

Well... Next week is when my pre-op. I still...

Well... Next week is when my pre-op. I still aiming for 400cc.. I just wanna get this done n over with. I got my letter of decline from the credit people but Thank God I already paid in full!! Thanks to my husband and mom! Oh and myself :) I'm slowing starting to gather ness. Items like crackers, ice pack etc. most of my co worker are excited for me I just hope they will survive without me for three weeks at work. But on another note may 31 needs to hurry up. Til then...

A week half away..

So I went to my pre-op yesterday and went over some guidelines and signed some papers nd tries on the sizer again.. So now I'm going for 425cc.. Hope I'm making a good choice that I won't be regretting. Until then..
Thank! I will!
Good luck!
Enjoy you last weekend of the itty bitty committee

Tomorrowis the DAY!!!

So tomorrow is the Day!!! I'm more excited to get it done and over with but got more excited because I'm off work for three weeks haha! Work was stressing me out! But on the other hand did sum light cleaning and laundry and picked up my meds and I'm pretty much set. Idk if I should go buy ice pack? Becus on my packet it said no hot or cold compressor. But we'll see right? Well see you on the full side!
Wahoo! Good luck tomorrow lady, things will be great! I honestly didn't use the ice like most of the other girls so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Update us when you can:)
Thank you!!


Yay finally made it!!! I slept all day today and let me tell you it felt good sleeping all day, maybe it's the fact that I usually get up for work at 530am. But on another note I got to the center at 810am they brought me into the room where they listen to my heart and made me change into a crown then after that I followed the nurse to get the I.v. And let me tell you it hurts haha I hate needles she had to poke me twice just to find the right spot. Then after that I woke up in the recovery room. I thought I would be in pain but its more of a pressure. My sis drove me home and I slept on the couch with major pillows behind my back. So basically all day I slept and just woke up to take pain pill. Over all it was a piece of CAKE!! I expected more pain but I guess the pain is just pressure. I haven't really checked my boobs becus all I can think about was Sleep! I also cut down on my OxyContin they told me too take. I would probably end up taking Tylenol. Anyways I will post up pic when I can finally hold my Camera.
Sounds like you are doing good! Take it easy and prepare yourself for morning boob! There is a little extra pain at that time ;)
cant wait to see pics!

2nd day op

So it's 2nd say op and I'm still sleeping all day! I'm trying to stay up but I just can't. I been just taking one pain pill but every time I'm trying to walk or stand up there's a shooting pain!
I've been resting quite a bit too. I think it's normal! I've only been taking one pain pill every 4 hours, but I think you will feel the shooting pains with sudden movements no matter what. I've noticed it's not a good idea to bend over either! Keep resting, you will be feeling better in no time if you listen to your body!

3 days op


Ahhh the shooting pain in my breast is a killer!!! I try not to take pain meds but the shooting pain makes it hard not too! Btw I got 425cc on both breast. Still swollen but I'm loving them

Shooting pain!!!

My right side of my breast been having shooting pain and its a killer!!!! Anyone else has that problem ?
Thanks you are right! But it just hurts like no other!

Going good!

Well today started out the same as couples days before... Shooting pains and heaviness etc you can name it I went thru it. I finally got the strength and started walking around in my backyard for hr just to keep my body moving.. Let me tell you my boobs was getting hard as I walk then when I sat down the shooting pain creep up again and so I had to take half of a pain pill n Tylenol that help a lil. By after noon I knew this was a mistake why would I put myself in this mess? All I want was to be normal. So I called my cousin in Cali and I told her its been hurting me she said don't worry you'll heal faster. I guess that was a lil comforting. Later that day me and my husband went to Kmart and food shopping .. Now let me tell u it's been sinces Friday sinces I been out of the house cus I was in soo much pain but overall it went well. No shooting pains or bad sensation on my boobs! Thank GOD!!!! Finally I'm feeling a lil better. I just hope n pray tomarrow be better!!

1week tomorrow

So it's gonna be one week tomorrow and things are getting better each day. I finally went out to dinner with my husband yesterday and it was sad but tough. I walk like an old grandma maybe slower haha.. Getting in and out the car still rough but not as bad. Sleeping and waking up is the tough part. Hard boobs and shooting pains! Eh but I'm ok during the day. I try to go for walks during the day to heal faster but I get so tired easily . I stop taking oxy and end up taking muscle relaxer n Tylenol . Well hopefully by end of next week I can have more engery.
I meant, not all of us are super woman
Its comforting to know not all pf are super women, it seems like most gals were off working and shopping in like 3 days! I dont get tired anymore but want to take it slow, hope u get better!

First day driving one week post op appt.

So I drove to my appt for the first time and boy it wasn't easy! But I made it. Feels good to start driving and going out. Had my first post appt and dr said my breast were perfect fit for me. They took the stitches out and I told him about my shooting pain and he said he'll give me sum type of shot I said oh no I'm good ! Lol they were Gona inject me in my hip! No thank you! So I went home n took a muscle relaxer n took a nap. Happy healing
pain meds will not help shooting pains. they are common, but they might respond to a muscle relaxer. that is all, nothing else. pain meds are good for ongoing pain or irrritated nerves that are in constant state of aggravation, but not good for sudden or acute pain.i hope that helps.

Wish I gone bigger!!!

I Wish I gone bigger!!!! Ahhh

3 weeks post-op

could you post some new pics?
and what profile style did you get? i think they look great!
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