Before the operation, suprisngly, I wasn't nervous at all. I felt very comfortable and understood down to every detail exactly what was going to happen throughout the surgery, from start to finish. I was more excited for the outcome than anything and I knew I was in the best possible hands I could be in so there was never any doubt in my mind that I was going to go through with this. In fact, I was more worried about the anaesthetic than anything (I have a slight fear of needles and was very aware I was going to be awake for this part), however the anaesthetist put me at ease straight away and put numbing cream on the area where the needle would be just to make sure I didn't feel anything. And I didn't. After that, I woke up in my room, in no pain whatsoever. I was surprised as I read reviews on how painful it was when you came round after anaesthetic, I guess everyone's different, but I didn't feel a thing. And because of this, I didn't stay the night, I actually left that same day, much to everyone's shock.
After that, I was managing the pain myself at home with the prescriptions I was sent home with. I'd be lying to you if I told you the first few days were completely pain free, they weren't, it was a struggle to move, shower and do activities you usually wouldn't think twice about. But the pain was never unbareable, I was never in excruciating pain, it was completely bareable and was managed with the tablets I was given.
I went for my first week check up and I was shocked at how small and neat my incisions were, they were barely noticeable and they were perfectly straight and heeling as they should be. After my check up, everything started getting easier and I was starting to feel more normal. The pain had subsided and I was nearly through my course of painkillers. I then returned to work as normal.
I had my check up at 7-8 weeks post-op after that, where I was checked over by my surgeon (Dr. Adrian Richards) and was ran through my aftercare. The scars are heeled fully now and I can finally wear normal bras again, not that the post-op bra was even uncomfortable. Needless to say, bra shopping and bikini shopping isn't a nightmare anymore, I love it!
I could not recommend Dr. Adrian Richards enough. Words will never describe how thankful I am to you and everything you've done for me. Thankyou for giving me my confidence again. See you in a year.