I just found out we are having our pre-op...
I just found out we are having our pre-op appointment January 18th two weeks before the actual surgery. I need to have a list of questions because I know I will be caught up in the moment and forget as soon as I get there! I am so nervous. It has been really nice having my boyfriends stepmom who is getting her boobs re-done after 15 years there with me. It makes for a easier and more comforting experience to have someone there through the whole process. We will find out who has to go first... I would rather go first so I am not waiting in anticipation :/ I don't want to be antsy and anxious waiting for her to finish. We will see though!
My pre op is next week. I keep having nightmares...
My pre op is next week. I keep having nightmares and sometimes I am even like geez should I go through with this?! But this community has helped because so many of you girls have said I wasn't sure, but it was absolutely worth it! So I have my fingers crossed hoping the same for me! By the way my doctor said the whole month prior to surgery, not to take vitamins? Does anyone know why specifically? I am thinking I want 300 CCs, girls is that a good not too big healthy size or should I go a little more up? Like 320CC's. I am 110lbs so I want to look natural and not too big, any suggestions? :)
Ok! I wanted to thank all you girls for the sweet...
Ok! I wanted to thank all you girls for the sweet comments and TIPS! I really enjoy hearing what every one has to say, and to follow all of your journeys! Since I feel like we are here to give each other TIPS and ENCOURAGEMENT, I wanted to share my newest discovery with you all! I am an avid Live with Kelly and Michael watcher (formally Regis and Kelly), and after I saw an episode where Kelly took out her halo type hair extensions on air, I WAS ON THE HUNT FOR THEM! My best friend does hair extensions for a living and I always deterred from getting them because 1. I am a freak about my hair when some dumb hair dresser burned my hair off about a year ago and 2. I am kinda lazy with my hair, I hate drying it! Anyways, when I saw Kellly take her hair piece off, I instantly texted my best friend and said you have to find out a way to make them! Kelly Ripa uses some salon in NY where this guy invented them custom to her hair and he calls it the WIGSTON. Google it. You will get a better idea of the concept, but its a halo of hair but the front part of it is fishing wire! So it sits on your crown and you pull up the top half of your crown and it falls over the hair.. Anyways, I encourage you too check it out! We can all stick together for any tips and tricks that enhance our already beautiful selfs!
Here is the website to give you a better idea, im pretty scatter brained! I uploaded a new pic with them in.
Happy Sunday girls!
Has anyone had nightmares? I feel like my nerves...
Has anyone had nightmares? I feel like my nerves are finally creeping up and I am starting to really freak out. I have to stay on track and not let it get the best of me. The feeling I get is... This is something that will change you forever and you can't ever go back... And for the rest of your life you will have to maintain them. I am expecting to have to get them re-done at 40? I know they don't have a specific expiration date... But the rule of thumb is kinda around 15 years?
Hey guys! So this past Friday, I had my two week...
Hey guys! So this past Friday, I had my two week pre-op, I can't believe its here! UGH! I met with the Dr. and we quickly kinda went through everything and I signed over my LIFE. That was a treat. They told me to bring in magazine pics, so they can put them up in the operating room and give me my desired look. He wrote down mid to full C on his notes. SO YOU BETTER BELIEVE im gonna bring pics in since other than that hes going off of "mid to full C". I told him im pretty sure he should commit to 300CCs.. I will make sure to make it clear on surgery day too. I know everyone wishes they went bigger but I just don't want to chance it. I have a small frame, my gut says 300CC's, im sticking with it. Plus I have seen women older who had breast implants but bc they gained weight, it looks like a tire around their chest. I do not want that! I don't plan on getting fat of course, im a heath freak, however, I just don't want to look top heavy, I want to look natural.
So anyhow, I cut the check, gulp that hurt. I know my boyfriend is paying a large amount of it, but I saved up 2,000 for my portion and it was sad to see it leave "Savings". But! thats what I put it there for.
I filled my prescriptions I need to have the cleaning lady come before the surgery instead of coming the Monday after the surgery, that would be akward... idk what else. I can feel myself being really unprepared when the time comes!
Hey girls, for anyone who had surgery and has...
Hey girls, for anyone who had surgery and has dogs?? I have 4 small dogs and im nervous they will be jumping around me when I get home.. What did you girls do for dog situations? They are behaved (for the most part, two are still puppies, but they are always excited)
PS How much did you guys pay for your blood work to be done before surgery? Mine is $85.
Well, its down to the final stretch... Tomorrow is...
Well, its down to the final stretch... Tomorrow is the day! My surgery is at 11AM. My boyfriends step mom is going first (lol we drew straws, i lost so i have to go second grr) and at least I will get to see that she is ok before I go in for mine. I just know I am going to be a mess all morning leading up to the surgery. For the most part I am ready... I have a little odds and ends to go like drop off dry cleaning and put my prescriptions in the little daily container things but other than that I am ready. Trying to mentally get there. I still feel pretty numb through this process the last couple weeks. I know I will be extremely nervous and stressed before the surgery until the moment they are wheeling me in and saying count backwards from ten. I think I imagine it as if I am on death row and they are giving me the death penalty and they are telling me to count backwards! UGH, its freaking me out! I just can't wait to be like all you girls on the other side saying "i am still drugged and out of it, but they look great!". Hopefully the pain wont be unbearable, I don't have a high tolerance for pain :/ And the thought of not sleeping on my stomach for goodness knows how long is such a daunting feeling. I know no other sleeping position!! I loooove to sleep on my stomach! I hope its not too long before I can sleep on my stomach comfortably. Any tips would help! :)
Ok ladies, thank you for the continued support, I am excited that its finally here, scared of the pain, its bittersweet, I will soon be on the other side soon though. I pray Jesus keeps me safe!
Thank you girls!
Hi girls! ok well its done! phew its true the easy...
31 Jan 2013
Day of treatment
Hi girls! ok well its done! phew its true the easy part is over! I was actually irritated that the anestsiolgist didnt call me till 8:30PM last night.. Thank goodness my boyfriends step mom said ok im calling the dr! She had a very long day she said and she had just got home. I was like ok well that comforting, not! Oh well, I got over it I just felt out of the loop and confused But ok so the day of the surgery: I woke up this morning at 6 and folded misc clothes went to walmart to get paper towels and toilet paper to stay busy.At that point my boyfriends stepmom was already in and she actually finished earlier than expected. I visited her in the recovery room I couldnt see hers but she said she wanted 350CC's but the doctor did 375CCs. She looked great, she was smiling.. But she also already has the pockets. Anyways, i went and saw her and in ten min they wanted me to get undressed and get ready. Called my mom said i love you and was ushered into the operation room. LIke all you girls say they heated the operating table and my gown, the anesthesiologist walked me in and said she would start by giving me to local anesthesia and some other thing. i said ok and asked how long shes been doing it, how safe she felt etc.. She comforted me. then the doctor came in and said let me see pics so I showed him pics on my phone and in the mag and then said I am pretty sure I want 300CCs. The one nurse said that is a big b small c? I said no i want a medium C, I said but i think i can accomplish it with 300s. I said so you are gonna do that right? Hes like I will test other stuff first. Then it was kind of a blur before I knew it I was out! she didnt even put the thing on my face of the gas! it was insane! They woke me up.. I dont even remember them saying Jenna, Jenna, wake up! All the sudden I was just awake. and talking to the nurse. They dressed me and I felt a crap load of pain. I said i need pain med it hurts. Then I said how much did you put in.. She was like we went with 325CCs. I was like wait what!? And chris my boyfriend came in and I actually got [pissed and said um did you tell them 325CCs hes like no and the nurse was like no he didn't, we would never do that we just know these look great on you, you will love them. I feel confident in the choice he made.
When i got home I couldnt take a perc fast enough! I said dont even heat up the soup, just give ma a couple bites and give me the drugs! So I took it and in 20 min the pain was gone, but the pressure is still there! Like a lot of it!
Anyways, I am glad its over girls! sorry if this is all over the place i feel drowsy, but I wanted to update you girls! I am ok, all went well, IM ON THE OTHER SIDE! Phew! PS girls I thought i was wrapped everywhere all over my boobs but i checked and no its the boobs! I cant tell exactly but I am like oh my gosh i thought the pressure was from wrapping, but its just wrapped around my upper chest and its in a bra that snaps in front. It feels as a hard a rock! eek! I hope I the pressure doesnt last super long!
thank you for your support girls! im glad its over, I cant wait to see them and to show you girls! xoxo
PS no shower for 3 days EEK!
Also tomorrow I get my first set of stiches out.. YIKES im scared of that pain!
Ill keep you updated! im just drowsy now
Hi everyone! Well this morning went well. I...
Hi everyone! Well this morning went well. I slept pretty good last night considering the operation. I woke up at three went own stairs to eat half a banana and took another percocet and went back to sleep. My puppies all behaved last night and didn't bother me. So with the drugs the pain I feel is from the pressure, but its not unbearable like it was last night. I think the pressure is from the stupid band above my implants. Its killing me! Anyways, I go to the Dr's today at 2:30, hopefully he takes off the band. Also the percocets have big time blurred my vision. Its brutal! I really have to strain to write this update and text all day. Anyways, hopefully he will take off the bandage today and I will be able upload pics! Ill keep you posted! Thank you all for your support!
Hi! So i posted one after but im all bandaged up...
Hi! So i posted one after but im all bandaged up but I wanted to at least show you guys a picture even if its not showing much! I cant take the bandages off till Monday. THEY FEEL LIKE ROCKS RIGHT NOW! I actually got anxiety about it and the nurse yesterday at my 1 day post op said dont worry that will go away you just have let your skin stretch and let the implants drop. I am doing well though, I don't miss one percocet every 3 hours though. My boobs wake me up every night at 3AM to take another percocet! It hasnt been terrible sleeping at night THANK GOODNESS! Back sleeping hasnt been a major issue and I am so grateful over that! Alright I need to keep resting, yesterday I made the mistake of going to target after my appointment and I was out of commission the rest of the day. PS I am stopped up 4 days now UGH ITS THE WORST! sorry TMI! Cant wait to post a real pic for you girls!
MIRALAX SAVED ME! Thank you all girls so much for...
MIRALAX SAVED ME! Thank you all girls so much for all the tips, it was the ONLY thing that worked. I mixed it with grape fruit juice bc we had it at the house and it was amazing. I need to spread the word for girls to stock up PRIOR to surgery so they can be prepared. What an uncomfortable situation. Anyways, I can finally post a picture. I went to my second post op yesterday and he said they are looking great. I am like not too thrilled over them because they look so hard and I have no nipple sensation, but I see the progress every day they are making, and for that, I am grateful. I got my first night of sleep last night, however, when I woke up I relate with all you girls on how sore you are in the morning. SO STIFF. He doesnt want me massaging for another couple weeks...? Does that sound normal? And I am in my surgical bra for 2 weeks. GROSS. Makes them look unflattering.
So Sunday I went to two hours of the Superbowl game... I have been going for the past 3 years this annual party at my bf's family friends house of 30 ppl and honestly I had anxiety about it because I knew when I walked in all eyes would be on me, correction on something SPECIFIC on me, but I was like why not get it all out of the way with now so that its over with instead of running into all these ppl over the course of the year and having to repeat myself. So I did it and everything was fine. No rude comments with tons of guys there, everyone was pretty polite, some joked but we are that kind of family so it was fine. I stayed for the second half and was heavily drugged because just until yesterday afternoon I was in serious pain.
Today I am back at work. I am doing better. Driving hasnt been horrible, but then again my commute is literally like 2 exits away.. So glad to be out of the house, I crocheted two beanies and two scarfs over the course of this period! Anyways, I posted my pic, I am happy I had it done, but if i knew what i know now, I dont know if I would of had to balls to go through the pain. I am just being honest. But I also have a pretty low tolerance for pain. I will post more pics, I did it from my phone today at work :) Thanks for your continued support girls! Hope everyone is healing well!
Today I go in to take out my second set of...
Today I go in to take out my second set of sitches! I am healing well. Still wake up with morning boob, but for the most part I am feeling pretty comfortable throughout the day. I am excited to start working out again AND of course to take this gross surgical bra off. Its the one that clasps in the front. I wore a bralette last week bc this surgical bra sucks and one of my scabs ripped and there was a tiny hole. EEK! i freaked out and a las the surgical bra and I reunite. Hopefully I can wear one of my new bras without underwire after the stiches come out today. Also, he still doesnt want me massaging at all? So weird, a lot of you girls had your PS telling you to massage right after the surgery. Who knows.. whatever! we will see today if massaging becomes apart of the routine! I want to wait to post pics when these gross stiches are out. Hope everyone out there is healing well and enjoying their new friends woohoo!
Hi girls I posted another pic in my sports bra. I...
Hi girls I posted another pic in my sports bra. I neglected to add pics Bc one dropped and I wanted to wait for both so I didn't look all lopsided! Healing well sleep A LOT more comfortably, really enjoying my new transformation. My confidence is through the roof, I encourage you girls to take the plunge if you are on the fence, so worth it!!! Happy healing to all of you!!!
i don't remember what it is like to have small boobs!
Hello girls! unfortunately I have totally neglected this website, MY APOLOGIES! This site has given me such comfort and confirmation through the process of transforming my appearance and self confidence. I am so beyond satisfied with the decision I made! I would advise anyone on the fence to take the plunge! I wanted to update anyone starting this process with a current photo. I had my surgery Jan 31st 2013 and here is a picture I took tonight before getting into bed. I am healing AMAZINGLY! I am confident and comfortable and feeling sexier than ever! I have dropped and the shape of my breasts look amazing! I am SO happy with the size I chose, correction my DOCTOR CHOOSE! But I seriously wouldnt change a thing! The experience was worth it because the end result is better than i imagined! I was scared I would feel fake or as if I was betraying my natural God given look. I really still feel like myself however just slightly enhanced ;) I am more than satisfied with the end results! Good luck to you girls who are almost approaching your surgery day as well as those of you who are on the fence with whatever decision you make! xoxox