all done. .. and on the road to recovery

I am scheduled to have a breast lift and small...

I am scheduled to have a breast lift and small implant on Friday. I was so at peace with this because I have nursed four babies and I really would like to have confidence in that area again. But now I'm scared I will regret it. I know southerngal30 is regretting it and I'm just so unsure of what to do. As I was just rocking my 2 yr old and telling him his bedtime stories it hit me...am I going to be able to do this anymore? Gosh I am not wanting to regret this. I am like a saggy B right now and having a lift plus 300 cc silicone moderate plus implants....anyone want to help me out? I want to go through with it because I would like to feel good in that area again...and I don't really want anyone to notice except my husband and me, but gosh I'm nervous now. I've never had any surgeries....all four deliveries were vaginal births....any advice?

Ok. . I'm back home. ..ps said everything went...

Ok. . I'm back home. ..ps said everything went great. The anesthesia was no big deal at all. In fact the verset was relaxing. . And I'm a high anxiety person. ... in some pain. . So i will post more later. ..

Well...day three was a bit better, and I'm only...

Well...day three was a bit better, and I'm only taking Tylenol...not even regularly. Yes, I'm in some pain, but it's not horrible by any means. Ireland so many comments about stomach issues and constipation that I really tried to avoid that, and it worked. I've drank Tons of water...tons! And already was able to go to the bathroom twice..so yay for that! Bad news is....I just started my period..yep. Awe well...could've been yesterday, or the day of my surgery...aagghh! So, hopefully tomorrow will be better. One thing I've dealt with some is light headedness, but today after discussions with the nurse she thought I wasn't taking in enough calories...so I started trying to eat more. It worked. So. Eat. Drink tons, I mean tons, of water. I bet I've drank over a gallon a day today and yesterday...no exaggerating....

Ok..just posted a pic...and it looks just like my...

Ok..just posted a pic...and it looks just like my after, although of course mine haven't fully dropped yet...the before is a little smaller than I was, but the after looks a lot the same...

Well. . Although i feel a lot better, I'm dealing...

Well. . Although i feel a lot better, I'm dealing with a new problem:-(. ... I'm going in later for a Doppler to check for a blood clot in my leg. This scares me a lot because it would mean a hospital stay and we all know those can be deadly. Please pray i get a clear result. ..

Yay yay yay! No blood clot! I'm sooo relieved. I...

Yay yay yay! No blood clot! I'm sooo relieved. I realized today that I've made a big mistake In my recovery. I was supposed to be doing these arm lifting exercises for the first 48 hours and then stopping. Well my husband could not remember the discharge instructions and when i finally found them it was at 72 hrs or so, so I thought I should go ahead and start them. Big mistake I think...I made myself hurt, hurt, hurt! Feeling a bit better now after some Tylenol thank goodness.

Well. . Couldn't sleep much again. . It seems even...

Well. . Couldn't sleep much again. . It seems even laying on my back hurts. .. only sitting up is comfortable but i can't sleep that way for long. ... here is a great site i found for after surgery
http://www.justbreastimplants.com/breast_augmentation_surgery/recovery.htm

Ok. Just had my post-op appt, and he said...

Ok. Just had my post-op appt, and he said everything looks perfect. I think I can finally say too that I think they look really, really good. My husband says they are awesome...lol (and that's with the stitches are strips still on..lol) too bad I'm still so sore...I've also had a horrible cough and cold during this week of trying to recover, and boy that's not fun....coughing your head off while your boobs already hurt..ouch! I have some significant bruising under my left breast that I was concerned with what he'd say, but he said its no big deal...yay! I finally, finally feel that I'm on the downhill, I'm going to be so glad I did this slope...

Well, I had my second post op appt today and got...

Well, I had my second post op appt today and got my steri strips changed out. I was so surprised to see that my incisions weren't even red! That was great! My left side is still swollen, but my right is not so much. I've been a little concerned though cuz I can now feel the implant on my left side move around some. I can feel it move when I bend over, like its "falling" with me, and I can also feel it if I gently push it on the sides. Anyone else experience this?
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Hi there, I was just wondering how your recovery went with your two yr old...how hard it was to lift on him and do the day to day things mommy's do for the babies?? I'm scheduled for a lift with implants in Oct, but I'm have hesitations due to not knowing how long i will be out of normal routine with my kids. Especailly the youngest he's 18 mo
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Do u still have that feeling that one is moving around? I'm having that- 5 wks out now. Bugs me when I sleep on my side
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You know I really dont have that feeling at all anymore. . They feel like I've always had them now. . How are you?
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Doing well! I am happy with the size now that most of the swelling is gone. I'm using this silicone scar sheet and it makes it a little sensitive. Just got back from beach trip and swimsuit top was much more flattering :-)
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Glad to hear you are doing well and incisions look good!
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Oh my gosh Dallasmommy! I've been so worried about you! You doing ok?
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Yes! So much better! Stitches to be removed Monday. Just over a week out now and much less pain. Off all meds as of last Saturday and started driving again on Monday which helps the psyche! Now I'm anxious for swelling to go down and to get back to exercising. :)
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yes. I felt I had to hold my left breast everytime I bent over. it sort of felt like it was falling out of place. I really can't remember exactly how long that lasted or when it stopped. I guess I didn't even really notice when I stopped grabbing it but now at 4 months I would say it has been at least 2 months that it has felt "in place."
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My right one moves every once in a while - usually when I'm twisting or bending down. It doesn't hurt, just feels a little strange. Hoping it will go away.
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I think you've passed the hardest part of it all. It was after my 2nd week that I came out of the fog (not sleeping, achey, etc). Hopefully after another week you will start feeling even better. I'm sorry you've been sick though. Ack!
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Yay! Hopefully you can enjoy this weekend a little!
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I'm so sorry you are going through this! One of my best friends had a lift and implant a year ago, and her recovery was also a lot tougher because it is almost a double surgery! She got back at it in no time though and looks AMAZING as you will :) ! Stay strong and know it will all pass! Blessings to you!!!
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Thank you for the encouragement. .. I'm very very thankful i didn't go too big. My ps is pretty conservative and looking back I'm glad he didn't let me talk him into going bigger. .. I'll be glad when a couple of months have passed!
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So glad you are ok! It is hard not to overdo it 4-7 days out because you feel so much better. But take it easy!
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Praise The Lord! So excited for you. Don't even know u but been praying for ya all day :-)
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Thank you. . That's so kind. I was pretty worried. .I have four completely precious kiddos that i need to be with.. and the chance of a blood clot was scary. That's so rare though. . It really is a very low risk procedure to have done. My ps and anesthesiologist both told me that if i drive on the freeway I'm taking a bigger risk. You still doing yours tomorrow?
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Yes! 730am. How long were u in surgery?
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My husband said about 2 hours. .. the anesthesia was super easy. . No nausea. .. and they gave me stuff keep it away anyways. .. you'll do great.. just rest, rest, rest especially the first 3 days. .. You have a lot of help right?
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Yes. Sooooo nervous but feeling better after following your story :)
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Good. .. if i could go back i would tell myself to just focus on recovery, and give myself 4 days until i feel like I'm on the easier side of recovery. .. you'll do great. .. take your meds if you can and it'll probably be much easier. .I just couldn't take them... but even with just mostly Tylenol and one afternoon of Advil I'm doing ok. ..I feel like I've turned a corner. . Yay! I'll be praying for you too!
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Thank you!
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Let us know how you're doing tomorrow if you get a chance!
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Outta curiosity, what's the risk with the clot and express way driving? I take express ways to work and return tomorrow.
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I really have no idea. .. I'm sure it's pretty low but i think he was trying to prove to me that getting in a car period and driving is taking a bigger risk than this procedure but yet we do it everyday cuz we're used to it. ..
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Doing well! Home and sore for sure. I almost didn't do it. I was in preop and got a little spooked!
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