I decided to have a mammogram before...
I decided to have a mammogram before my surgery...because it would be my luck they would call me right after my surgery (it has been 3 years since my last one!)
I kept thinking during the whole procedure...These will not look like pancakes next time! All seemed to go well and I left the office.
THEN...the tech called me right back and said they needed another photo! Yikes! I scampered back, got on another robe and went to take another picture. The tech showed me the photo and there was this little bundle of white, so I needed to get another shot of the side near the armpit. Ok, deep breath...no big deal.
So, there I sat waiting for the doctor..you know with a million thoughts running through your head. I would be just so devastated if I had to cancel my surgery!
Finally got to see the doctor...make a LONG story short..the white "mass" was nothing....it was too much extra skin on my breasts HA! (I could have told them that!) I left the office with an even better confidence that this is the right declension for me!
Glad I had the mammo, but could have done with out the mini "Scare"!
Well, I am set to go..done with pre-op and ready...
Well, I am set to go..done with pre-op and ready for Tuesday! I was excited nervous today, but Dr K answered all of my questions and explained again what he is going to do.
I am getting a Benelli breast lift, or a concentric mastopexy- they make a single scar around the areola and then remove the skin from that area. He said I should remain my same size (I have a B cup) It is just going to be super nice to have the gals in a better place.
See you on the other side!
HI! I one day post-op and resting quite...
HI! I one day post-op and resting quite comfortably!
I went in yesterday at 7:30. They got me prepped and marked and I was in the OR by 8..under in a couple if minutes and woke up around 10:30. Wow, that was fast! I really do believe I was in mid sentence when I went under (so nervous I couldn't keep from talking!) Dr. K has his own operating room on site, so I believe that is why everything went right on schedule!
Only spent an hour in recovery. I can't out pretty fast and felt great! Hubby picked me up an d took me back the hotel we are staying at. No nausea at all. They gave me one of those motion sickness patches for behind my ear the night before. I am supposed to keep it on through today.
I had a Valium when I got back to the room. I propped myself up and watched TV for the rest of the day. I wasn't in that much pain, so I only had the Valium. No nap all day...just didn't need it. Overall it feels like I have done 200 pushups. I am pretty athletic and I guess I can handle a lot of pain!
I was thirsty as all get out and drank so much water yesterday. The thing that hurts the most is my throat from the breathing tube. It is so super sore and I am talking all raspy
Hubby was so super helpful, but I didn't honestly need that much help after the first hour. It is uncomfortable to stretch my arms in front of me, but side movement is no big deal
I so want to peek! Did anyone else feel like that?? I go today for a quick "how are you doing" appointment. Then I have another appointment on Thursday...hope I get to see something then.
Will post photos as soon as I can
I am 2 days post op and home and resting in my own...
I am 2 days post op and home and resting in my own bed. We stayed in Sacramento since my surgery so I could do my appointment after surgery. Got to see the new girls yesterday already! WOW, that is all I can say...I was speechless.
Not much in the pain department. I have taken my Lortab overnight, but during the day I just need the Valium the doctor gave me. I have been resting and letting hubby do most of the work. Sometimes I feel a pin prick or twinge, but it is gone in a second. Mostly I am tired today...going to get some more rest.
I am so very happy...hope my recovery keeps going this well!
I had my 1 week post op. I am cleared to sleep on...
I had my 1 week post op. I am cleared to sleep on my side...they are looking very beautiful!
I had 2 really bad days...depression and sadness on day 8 and 9...passed by day 10. I am now out walking around the neighborhood and doing light exercise.
I think I am still really swollen...I weigh 10 pounds more than pre-op. Oh well...I will keep up with the clean diet and see what happens.
I didn't need many pain meds...it was mostly just passing pain that came and went. I will post most photos as soon as I can!
It has been over a month and I am completely...
It has been over a month and I am completely healed and back to all of my regular activities! I am so happy with my new gals...they are really beautiful. It is so nice not having to wear a bra in a formal dress!