I went back for my pre op and met with Lynne, she was very kind and comfortable and responded to my emails very quickly. I also had to wait about 20-30 minutes to meet with her for my post op.. She was quite thorough during our meeting, but didn't have the correct photos that I sent in ready in my file. During the pre op she gave me my vitamins, ted hose, bra, and other ointments.
About a week before my surgery, I had developed a cough which took a turn for the worst 3 days prior to surgery. Lynne told me to see my primary care physician if it doesn't get better, so I stopped by Marque Urgent Care and had the worst experience. The doctor spent the entire time telling me it was ridiculous I am getting BA, that it's a stupid decision and does not understand why I am doing it. She was absolutely so rude, so negative that I was taken aback. She told me I had a fever (99) and also I was underweight. She gave me some antibiotics and didn't even explain what she was giving me or when to take it. This is the worst treatment I have ever had, I don’t think she even wanted to treat me. I left the office feeling terrible and pretty helpless.
Thankfully Lynne was always reachable by email to answer my concerns, and called me to talk to me about what was going on and her advice. She told me to stop taking the prescribed antibiotics because it was giving me bad side effects and to proceed with the other antibiotics she had prescribed. She calmed me down and I decided to go forth with my surgery as I knew I didn't have a fever and I just had a cough, no colored mucus or any other symptoms.
The morning of, Dr Scott (anthetistloist) spent time going over my medicine, my diet, and everything else post surgery. I voiced my concern about my cough and he said the antibiotics will help kick it away. Dr Nichter came by and had a quick chat. The next thing I know I was wheeled away into the surgery room and after a brief dream, I was up with a new set of boobies :)
Waking up was tough, my vision was blurry and I was extremely jittery. Dr Nichter was gone and the nurse was there to help wheel me out to the car. Chest was tight but wasn't too bad. I made sure I drank lots of water (especially since the pills made me thirsty) and made sure I sat upright as much as possible (so that it wouldn't hurt as much to get up). . The pain wasn't super bad, I was able to go to the washroom alone and walked around without assistance. Breathing was a little tough and I lost my voice at night, but I just took it slow. My vision was pretty blurry throughout the day and I kept dozing every so often, but it wasn't too bad. I was eating pasta at night and I had a pretty good appetite. Dr Nichter called me that night to ask how I was. He said everything went smoothly and I felt the same way.
Day 2 was still a little tight, but the worst was my bra and ace wrap. It scratched me and left red marks by my armpits… It was so painful we put handkerchiefs in between so it was stop rubbing my skin. I had to take it off every so often as well. I also became extremely bloated which subsided around day 4/5. Thankfully I never got nauseous and had very little bruising which I think was attributed to the arnica they provided me. My colodine patch fell off around day 4 and I began experiencing anxiety attacks which was something I didn't anticipate.
On day 3 I took a shower which wasn't too hard, I was able to wash my own hair and clean myself. Everyday, my arm movements get better and better and I don't need to sit with a pillow anymore. I started taking tylenol around day 4 instead of the pain meds. The only time it is bothersome is at nighttime... I haven't been able to sleep a whole night through without waking up to take tylenol.. I hope I will soon.
On day 6, I went back for my first post op visit and was given a compression strap to wear instead. I was given the clear to stop wearing the bra and to wear a sports bra instead. Things feel great and I am very happy. My boobs look great, they are symmetrical and proportionate to my body. They look like the photo I sent to Dr Nichter and I had very little bruising and bleeding. I cannot be happier. I sent my photo to my friends and a few of them want to get a boob job!
I am on day 8 now and feeling great. They are still a little tight but it gets better each day.I am itching to work out but learning to take it slow with just walking first and maybe some lower ab exercises. I cannot be happier with how smooth the surgery and the aftermath has been.