I will make this as quick and to-the-point as I can, work and schoolwork are piling up! Ok...
**NO PAIN, just lots of pressure in the armpits and of course, my chest. Need to ice the cleavage area and both sideboobs. Difficult to move your arms or sit up straight. Neck needed a good kneading (by my mom with Mobilat, nonetheless!)**
- Post-op went great, they put me to sleep with my arms like Jesus on the cross and I woke up a saint! "We're going to put you to sleep".... And then I woke up. Easier than getting all 4 wisdom teeth out!
- Got driven home and laid in bed BUT made the mistake of laying DOWN and not elevated... Because...
- It legit took me almost 2 hours to get up from bed when I needed to!
- Yes, you need someone to tend to you 24/7. To rotate the ice packs, to bring you water, to scratch an itch, to open your meds...
- BA was on Friday, PS said shower on Sunday, met with him on Monday to take off the bandages and shorten my stitches so they don't poke through clothing. I did not take off my "nursing bra" until shower day.. I was nervous! After that, sans bra altogether.
- Before the BA, I asked my PS for that band they give patients who get their implants through the armpit. He said it wasn't needed since I'm periareolar, but he'd give it to me anyway to calm my nerves :) mind you, I want saggy tots! Yes, tots (I'm ok with this autocorrect), didn't really use this unless to keep my icepacks on my sideboobs!
- Tuesday, back to work, driving myself
- Bio-oil'ing, with a layer of Palmers stretch mark lotion, and Palmers stretch mark creme on top. Bio-oil twice a day, Palmers multiple times a day
- Maybe tmi, but I didn't really get constipated how a lot of patients do, after. A little backed up and some bloating, but I didn't take anything to ease my stool (lol). I am also vegetarian SO this might've helped!
- For vitamins, taking Quercetin Bromelain tablets, and Arnicare tablets, both from Whole Foods.
- Neck still needs a massage!
- Keep everything arm level, these bad boys are still in my armpit and even 4 days post-op I'm still having trouble reaching, but it's getting better!
- Have your bottles of meds opened for you, the childproof-ness is a bit difficult to overcome at this time
- Drink lots of water, I have very minimal bruising, water helps you heal faster and pass bruises through your lymphatic system
- Pre-BA, got rx'd the antibiotics (done in 2 days, no worries) and Percocet. I have a back issue (which is why I "downsized" from 700 to 650) and have been rx'd Vicodin, Flexeril, and 800mg IBF... Percs are nice, but it's a whole-body numb. And in and out of consciousness, almost like a Xanax but with the uncomfortableness. I told my PS, and in return he rx'd me Baclofen (muscle relaxer similar to Flexeril but less drowsy). I find these more helpful than the Percs.
The Advanced Surgery Center was also really great! Wendy, Dr. Ferrari, Stevie, and Jessica were so awesome. Jessica even called to follow up. PS called every day after, until Monday, to follow up as well. This whole experience was great and I recommend it. Not sure how I can edit the selection up top ^ where it says "Not Sure".... Well, I started this review before my BA! But I am 100% sure and I HIGHLY recommend my PS. Please see him if you are in the Bay Area, you wont regret it!
Also, I felt like I could have gone with the 700s, but the number was giving me total anxiety! And honestly, if I am worried about choosing 650's over 700s, 50cc's is nothing to be worried about! Now, if I chose 650 over 1050... I'd be worried. Worried about that, and worried as to why I would ever choose a saline 1050! I'm kidding! To each their own :) that's all for now.