I have a horrible reaction to anesthesia. They wanted to make sure I wouldn't puke everywhere. I was given something to help calm my nerves and was wheeled into the surgery suite. Everyone was amazing. Doctors, nurses, my husband. I don't remember much except waking up in my hospital room. I was lucky and got a private room. I was shivering so badly I thought I would roll right off the bed.
My left breast was hurting so the nurse game me my percocet. I was able to take that every 4 hours and supplement with morphine. I didn't have a pump was the nurse would come in and inject it via IV. It burned! But I wasn't in much pain. I was very uncomfortable for sure. I didn't realize how much of your breast muscles you use for everyday things like, moving around in bed, going to the bathroom and such. I did have some pain but it wasn't bad. I did peek at my breast and thought HOW TINY! I wanted a C cup. I was a 34DDD/E and was taken down to a C cup. I just thought how little! I was swollen pretty badly. My stomach, my breasts, my back all was swollen. I did not have drains so I had to stay in the hospital over night.
I wasn't really able to sleep well. I did get some pillows to elevate my arms and that helped. The next morning I was sent home. But before I was discharged my PS came in to check my incisions. He changed my dressings and said I looked great. The car ride home was just AWFUL. I could feel every single bump in the road. I couldn't stand up straight. Got home and went straight to my recliner to relax. I started to feel some pain so I took my percocet. I set my alarm for every 4 hours. I wanted to stay up on the pain. I couldn't really eat much. But I was up and walking around. Sleeping in that recliner was terrible. I'm a stomach sleeper so, it was awful for me. I couldn't get really comfy at all.
I was able to shower that next day. I was to keep my back to the shower head. My husband had to wash me and my hair. I felt slightly humiliated to have someone do that for me. But I got over it. But I got really light headed and almost passed out. I had to sit down. My husband did all my bandage changes for me that whole week. He was just great and so supportive. I did have an allergic reaction to the steristrips. My 1 week post op appt they took off a bunch of them. I had blisters under neath. It didn't hurt because I was still numb. But I had to change my routine to heal the blisters. My left breast is healing beautifully but my right one is having issues.
I'm 3 weeks post op and do not have any pain. I get some stabbing pains in my breasts, some burning and itching, but all that is normal healing. I'm still dealing with an icky black scab on my right areola that is now a white moist tissue. But over all I'm super happy. I did bruise and my right one was the worst. I did have more taken out on my right breast. Its been difficult healing it. I'm kinda impatient about it but I'm doing my best. Even though it was painful, uncomfortable and just strange, I'm so glad I did it. Now I need to lose some belly fat. I'm 5'2 at 162lbs before surgery. 1.7lbs were taken out of my left breast and 2lbs out of my right. I haven't weighed since the surgery. I'm still swollen on my right breast and some of my belly is swollen. But over all I'm super happy.