Tomorrow is the day! I'm excited and nervous but...
Tomorrow is the day! I'm excited and nervous but SOOO ready! I'm taking my final pre-op pictures for posting tomorrow morning and hope to be able to provide some updates within a few days.. depending on how I'm feeling.
Just finished surgery. Making the 2.5 hr drive...
30 Mar 2013
Day of treatment
Just finished surgery. Making the 2.5 hr drive home. Am pleased with the results, just a little sore. Am trying to add this photo, but having trouble.
Post op day 2: Not getting much sleep in this...
Post op day 2: Not getting much sleep in this recliner, so I'm tired. I've been waking up every few hours, which is good in the sense that I am able to take pain meds that way. But getting repositioned and moving is very difficult. The longer I sleep, the stiffer I am when I wake up. The TT incision doesn't hurt - the drains are uncomfortable and the muscle spasms can be intense.
My breasts are have been going thru changes.. starting to soften, but appear to be rising higher on my chest. I know that its going to take a while to see the complete results, but its hard not to worry about complications.
I think Dr Katsaros did an amazing job though!
3 days po: Last night was by far the worst night....
3 days po: Last night was by far the worst night. I had a very hard time getting to sleep. Wasn't in any pain, was just wide awake.
The shape of my breasts seem to change by the hour, they are still high, but aren't as hard. The bruising between and under them is definitely more noticeable than before. The drains are starting to be irritating. Follow up appt with the dr today, so we will see how everything is progressing!
Four days post op: Follow up appt yesterday,...
Four days post op: Follow up appt yesterday, resulted in checking the drains and pulling them to make sure they were working properly sincde I didnt have as much fluid collection as he thought I should. Omg, did it ever burn! Felt like my left side was on fire! When the dr was finished and my binder tightened back around me, it felt like it only aggravated that "burn" sensation. We repositioned it, and it felt fine for 10 minutes or so, but then it would hurt again. Once Igot home, I found that when standing, I didn't have the burning. Of course, that can't last forever.. and would sit when I couldn't stand anymore.. positioning and repositioning in an attempt to find anything that would help. Long story short, I didn't end up getting any sleep and called the dr this morning requesting removal of the drain on my left side. After an hour & 1/2 drive, it was removed and I feel so much better! Have to make the trip again tomorrow to have the other side removed, but at this point, I don't even care - will be super happy to get some sleep!!
6 days post op: Another follow up appt with Dr...
6 days post op: Another follow up appt with Dr Katsaros yesterday to remove the second drain. He took out the staples from my incision and informed me that he wouldn't take out the 2nd drain until I bought a compression garment to wear out of his office. I left, bought one, brought it back, finished my appt and went home feeling super! He made comments about being impressed with how well my recovery is going.
I'm getting around on my own (and have been for days now), standing up straight (will be slightly bent and stiff after periods of sitting or sleeping).
I cant believe its been almost a year since my surgery. I never posted pictures of my before and after, so I thought I should do that now...better late than never. :)