- updated 6 months ago
Hello all! Reading everyone's stories is helping...
- 9 May 2013
- 11 days pre
I pray for an easy and fast recovery, so i don't have to deal with "i told you so" looks...
Having BA hasn't always interested me, even though it was a topic of many discussions since I was in late teens. But it was more like a discussion of girls with curly hair wishing their hair were straight. I was born and raised in Eastern Europe where it is a norm to be tall, slim and flat. So I've never felt inadequate. Plus, I've always enjoyed attention from boys and felt proportionate at 115 lbs. I am not sure at what point my interest in BA turned into an actual want, but it did. And in the past two years not only I haven't changed my mind, but started to have nightmares where I wake up looking for my breasts and getting scared not finding any:) Hence, this journey. I do need to add that in the past few years I started to exercise more with more weights (I'm up to 5 lbs, lol) and my arms and shoulders became a little bigger. I'm still 32 B bra, which is deceiving, since I am closer to AA than A, but cups in those are too close together. Lately my massive VS bras started to irritate to the point where I would wear them OVER a tank top (w/o them I'm too flat) my biggest satisfaction will be to purge "Miraculousness" out if my draws! I've always worn large bras, so unless I'm wearing a bikini, most will not notice the change.
My surgery is May 21.
My stats: 5'7", 120 lbs. 30-25-33. 37 mother of 2, breastfed both, but my chest size didn't change even during that, not a lot of skin to work with. Have my pre-op May 15. I'm starting with small A-cup and my goal is to fill C-D bra cup (breast size B-C) I haven't had my official "fitting", but the PS brings 6 different sizes into the OR to see what looks most natural. So far he recommended mod+, under muscle, periariolar incision and said that will bring in sizes starting at 275... I want to look natural, but don't want to go through this and wish I've gone bigger.
So far, I've seen girls that have a similar starting point as me end up looking amazing with 250's and with 400's, so I will have to trust my PS to make the right decision OR (Scary). I'm just worried that I didn't communicate my expectations clearly, or he heard a different story. I think I'm more scared to end up bigger, than smaller.
I work part time behind computer and not worried to go back to work, am concerned about the drive to/from which is 40 minutes each way. Just in case, I'm planning to take 12 days off.
My biggest concern right now is how to tell my two middle-school-aged-boys who express interest in breasts... So far I'm leaning toward not telling anything until the day of the surgery (no point of worrying them), and just tell them that I'm getting a "female problem taken care of"... Anyone has recommendations for me?
Had my pre-op, husband on board (yay!) they...
- 15 May 2013
- 6 days pre
I think I've overdone a little the desire to look "natural", since my PS said that he will start with 225cc. He brings 6 sizes in 25cc increments into the OR and fits you there. I think I'll call tomorrow and request him to start at 275.
Got painkiller prescription for Perkoset, had a Vicodin one filled already. Since I've never taken these, my PS suggested I have both on hand to see which one works better. Also, he suggested to take a half of a pill to start.
Told me to make arrangements to not lift anything heavier than 5 lbs! For two weeks. (1/2 gal of milk is 4!) This will be challenging.
That's all for now, countdown is on
2 days away, doubting my size choice
- 19 May 2013
- 1 day pre
I swear my breasts increased in size in the past week and hurt all the time! (Not that time of the month:) anyone else experienced that?
I've got boobies!
- 21 May 2013
- Day of treatment
I need help walking, especially to the bathroom, and eating.
- 22 May 2013
- 1 day post
My chest, sternum and sides are VERY swollen. I've retained over 8 lbs of fluid so far... Today I'm moving around more, but need help dressing and undressing. I'm not nearly as sleepy as I was yesterday. Am taking painkillers by schedule and not by need. When painkillers wear out, I start feeling pain at the incision sites and on the lower part of breasts. Icepacks are great. I'm sticking to low sodium diet and try to eat very little, since I'm not moving. I do drink a lot of water and still have cotton mouth... I heard that's side effect from narcotics. But I'm still afraid to switch to the over the counter painkillers. Had a very bad headache earlier AM, drinking coffee helped a lot. (One ?f the girls on this site recommended it)
Even though I am prone to getting noxious, I didn't throw up once - scopolamine patch is magical.
This is it so far
3 Days Post-Op
- 24 May 2013
- 3 days post
Girls are riding high and very hard.
Everyday I feel significantly better, can't wait for the swelling to go down and to D&F
- 6 Jun 2013
- 16 days post
In the last two weeks I've gone through so many emotions! I didn't realize how huge I was the first week, I actually had a uniboob that could've served as a tray, till the swelling went down and I've deflated significantly - was so upset that didn't insist on smaller size. I still have a little bit of brushing and swelling, but overall I'm loving the results I've deflated substantially. In my surgical bra, size wise, I'm very close to what I looked like in VS Miraculous (the fit is different, of course), but in work clothes impossible to tell. But without a bra, girls look... va va woom! I measure 32D and that's exactly what I wanted, I may even end up with 32C and it will be fine by me. One more thing, I've never lost sensitivity in any parts of my breasts, but became hypersensitive.
I still have ways to go, but so far so good
Fast healing everyone!
So far I'm very pleased with Dr. Sherbert. I did have to wait for a while in the waiting room, but when he came in I didn't feel rushed at all. He answered all my questions even the ones I've asked twice. He spent half an hour in the room for repeat consult (I had one two years prior) AFTER I've had my date scheduled.