I had my procedure on the 27th October.
My main nerves were for the recovery process as having a 2 year old I was worried at how I was to look after him. Luckily my husband was in nights for the first week so he was getting up in the day and helping me as I literally couldn't do anything!
Before j had it done I thought that I wouldn't be aloud to do anything but actually I'd be able to. My god was I wrong! For me I literally couldn't do anything the pain was so bad.
Straight after the op I was throwing up for most of the afternoon after the anaesthetic and morphine so having to lean on my left elbow to throw up.
I don't know but I think this could have caused me to have bad nerve pain in my left for week after surgery. I was really worrying for this week that I just wasn't getting any better and the pain each day was just as bad as the last.
I decided to give myself a day and night break from the compression band as when I had this off was the only time the pain felt bearable.
After this short break I did put it back on as I want to follow my surgeons advice and to be honest after giving myself that little break the pain started being more bearable each day even with the compression band.
It will be 2 weeks tomorrow and I won't need to wear the band anymore :)
I managed to shower and wash my own hair by 1 week and 2days post op.
I shallow bathed and my aunt and friend both washed my hair before this.
At 1 week and 1 day I was able to remove my dressings. The scars look great! My surgeon has me put micro pore tape on the incisions this is to help flatten the scar as it heals.
I remove this before showering and replace once I'm dry.
Today at 1week 6 days I decided to try driving.
Changing gears as its with my left was pretty uncomfortable and so I think I'll give it another day or so before trying this again.
I clean for an old lady and haven't been for 2 weeks so went back to her this morning. I managed but had to do minimal hoovering and used 2 hands to push the Hoover as it didn't feel good to use one.
I'm quite worried about pushing things too much so listening to my body and if it doesn't feel right then I'm not doing it!
I also manage to do a couple of brow waxes at home yesterday which was fine but did hurt in some positions I had to get myself in.
Being self employed it's difficult not to do anything at all though!!
Each day gets better at the moment and I try to do more and more. It's wierd being impressed with yourself that you can now lift a kettle and milk and make yourself a brew and being impressed because you moved a chair with you arm and not your foot.
I have been really impressed with my surgeon from first meeting him. I had 3 meetings with other surgeons and none made me feel like I wanted to put my body in their hands.
Mr rezai is really thorough from the first consultation where he measured me and let me know what size he would be happy to give me.
He said I could go with 325 or 350 mod plus or high profile.
I decided to go with 350 high profile and I love them already :)
No boob greed. They are not obtrusive and when under clothes no one can tell which is exactly what I wanted. I love the profile it makes me feel like I have a nice shape with no bra.
The surgery was at the Highgate hospital London and I couldn't fault them either. I stayed overnight which I'm glad of as I certainly would have been able to travel home that day.
I'm 2 1/2 hours drive from mr Rezais Sheffield clinic and 5 hours from where I had the surgery but for me it's worth it.
Jayne (mr Rezais fantastic secretary) phoned every day for a week after surgery to see how my recovery was going. It's a real relief when you can speak to someone who knows that what your going through is okay. I would have hated to be left on my own so to speak in the first week as my first week was so bad pain wise.
Anyway enough waffling. I hope everyone else that had October surgery is doing okay and is feeling like they are on the other side now too :)