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I'm having both surgeries done together. I have no...

I'm having both surgeries done together. I have no fears about the surgery only excitement and a feeling of "I just can't wait" .im new to this site but think it a fantastic way of helping each other and giving support where needed. I have always been shy and so embarrassed with large breasts that I don't feel so much of an oddity sharing with all of you.

She13

Hi everyone,this is an update at 5 weeks tomorrow. My surgery for both ops went really well...possible better than I feared. I came through the anethsetic well and felt little pain. I stayed in hospital for 2 nights and had my 4 drains removed just before leaving and I was surprised how well I felt.At 4days into recovery my tummy started to swell ....and swell! I went to get my 7day check up with my ps nurse and she suspected a small seroma forming. 3 days later I was back in hospital , it had opened the wound and was draining down my legs. Hospital kept me in for 4days dressing it 4 times a day until I could go home. I'm now at the stage where I have it dressed everyday at my own Dr. Surgery and once with my ps nurse in the hospital and I have seen my surgeon every week since. Today the seroma is very small and my dressings are minimal but I'm still swollen especially on one side.I have felt very well throughout all of this and have had loads of energy. As everyone says swelling is ok in the morning but as the day goes on it gets tight and itchy. Today I go for another dressing and it maybe that I'll be able to miss a day in between from now on. I have a Xmas dinner this Friday and I can't wear the dress I was hoping to wear because of the swelling but will wear another that hides my swollen tummy more. Thanks for listening x
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well glad you got taken care of right away and sounds like you had wonderful treatment and they kept you in hospital for the 4 days, and it is amazing to me that they are dressing the wound everyday as I have seen where other girls had an opening in the wound and they had to do all the dressing changes etc themselves, sounds like you have great health professionals working on you, anyway best of luck to you and if and when you are ready post some pics, bless you
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glad you are doing better, have you posted any pics yet, I didn't see any on here, anyway, it will get better each day, then seems like you have a bad day, then those bad days get less and less and next thing you know it you are healed and feeling great about yourself, hang in there and best of luck on your recovery
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Thankyou , I do wonder how much longer this leaking seroma will last though, it's getting me down as I feel really well otherwise. I'm resting and doing everything I've been told to do and my ps tells me all will be well but sometimes it scares me a bit.
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hi, iam feeling better now but ive had my moments! going home with draining bags was not a great solution for me. the tummy wound was being kept moist and causing more problems. At the moment im having my wounds changed daily in my local surgery so they can keep en eye on it. Iam due back to the hospital in a couple of days.Iam also on an antibiotic for 7 days. I wouldn't say I regret the tummy surgery but it hasent and isn't easy when things don't heal as expected. When I decided to have this surgery I focused on the positive because I think you need to otherwise you might not go through with it but I didn't think about any complications and their effect.
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Hi ya how u feeling now?any better?
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Hi everyone, well I've had my surgery done and everything was much easier than I worried about.My breasts are healing very well...no problems there and I'm so delighted with them. However around 5 days post surgery my tummy was swelling so hard I was uncomfortable. I had my 7 day check up with the ps nurse and was told to look out for ' waterbed' feeling which would indicate a seroma,which it happened to be. One evening the seroma started to leak and fluid ran down my legs...quite alarming! I returned to the hospital where they redressed the open wound and started me on a course of antibiotics. 4 night later they have let me go home but I'm still draining into bags. My ps tells me this should stop in a day or two and I have an appt in 4days time all going well and I can manage to drain the bags at home. Apart from this my wounds are healing very well and I feel very well. It's a slight delay in getting better but I don't regret any of it. My pain is manageable with paracetamol . I'll keep in touch with how I get on.
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How are you doing? I had a Tt and BR surgery but not at the same time...
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i love this site i would never show my tummy to anyone not even my husband and am surprised i posted before picture last min ;) im so happy i got this done and feel a different person all together having so much confidants i got a little nervous at the end but i was so excited i just walk straight in got on the bed and magic, woke up feeling like i just had the best sleep ever had no pain at all i did not feel sick but i got extra sick meds just in-case moving as much as you can def help the healing much quicker the first day if strange but after i could do it all by my self good luck you are going to feel and look amazing x
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Good luck lmd76. Are you getting a bit nervous now?
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Look forward to see your story what hospital are u going to I am in the uk and having mine in nov 13th
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Hi flowers 2010, I'm going into the spire in Edinburgh. I'm feeling very posititive about my surgery with my surgeon. I haven't had my pre op date yet and will feel better having that done ,guess I'm scared something will stop this surgery going ahead. I've lived in this wrong body for too long now!
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Aww bless u I am sure you will be fine if you have never had any problem in the past with bloods ect u will be fine I no what u mean I look at other people an think y did I get this body I have always had a bad stomach ever since I was small cant wait to get rid of it now :) are you young if you don't mind me asking x
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Haha... I was 51 on Sunday but I've always been fit and healthy,I don't have children.i guess I don't feel that age! I got married 2 years ago to my high school sweetheart after ' finding each other again' so for me I want to live life to the full and that includes a new body, a better one! x
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That is soo sweet was ment to be really looking forward to follow your story u must post pics I no it is not nice but it's amazing how good you will look x
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Thanks flowers2010, I will do and I will try to post. I've taken some pics on my phone already but not sure how to up or download onto this site.keep In touch x
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Hi She 13, me again. I'm loving your story it's just so romantic. When you go to update your story there is a button that says upload pic. Just click on that and click on the button that says chose pic. The pic you chose needs to be on the same device you're using to update your story. You can add a comment and add more pictures also with comments and then just click on update my story or whatever it is I can't remember exactly. Good luck, it would be good to see some pictures of you before and then after to be able to see the difference as you progress through your journey. xx
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Hey thankyou for that. I'm on holiday tomorrow Monday for a few days so will do so when I get back. Hope your doing well ....keep smiling x
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Welcome to the site!! I'm also in the same boat but the reverse - small breast! I'm due for my BA & TT on the 2nd and quite excited! Good luck!!
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