Went to my pre-op appointment last Friday. After...
Went to my pre-op appointment last Friday. After discussing some remaining questions i had, we decided on doing 400ccR 455ccL in Ultra High Profile. I'm still apprehensive about he sizes I chose but It seems like it'd be a better idea to go bigger and not regret being too small. I just hope they don't look like 2 melons pasted on my chest. I've got my prescriptions filled out and acquired so I'm set for after operation pain and my husband is taking 2 days off of work to stay and take care of me. I've also lost some weight since me initial consultation. Its not much but I weigh 153 now. It sounds dumb but I'm trying to lose the weight I'll gain with the implants. I really don't like the idea of putting on weight because of them but I know its going to happen.
15 days left =)
Just got back from my birthday vacation in San...
Just got back from my birthday vacation in San Diego! It was amazing! After going to the beach I realized just how upsetting it is to be so small chested around all these women with normal breast sizes. I usually feel OK in my t-shirts when I wear a push up bra but my swimsuit has very limited padding and does not push up. It is really depressing when your bust is only 1 inch bigger than your rib cage (32) accompanied by a 28in waist and 38 in hips and a huge butt. I am so glad I only have 10 more days, I really hope it all pans out how I envisioned it.
Today has been a terrible day so far and its only...
Today has been a terrible day so far and its only 7am. Sometimes I wonder if other women out there go through the same things Ive gone through. I've been cheated on, lied to, been in a near fatal car accident, been through prescription drug addiction,depression, alcoholism, fought off my 8 year long bulimia all this year. I constantly battle borderline personality disorder, extreme social anxiety and my fibromyalgia and its such a tiring thing to go through all this and still not have one person who truly understands. I feel like getting this BA is the light at the end of my tunnel. I know it won't fix all my past problems but maybe I'll be able to have more confidence in my self. Ugh, 1 week left =)
Well time seems to be flying by! I have 5 more...
Well time seems to be flying by! I have 5 more days til my surgery and my week is filled with tons of appointments and fun things to do. Ive got a dentist appointment today followed by a Red Hot Chili Pepper concert tonight! I have another dentist appointment tomorrow and I'm making an appointment to color my hair. After that I have another concert on Sunday! Then my surgery! Im getting super excited! I cant wait!
I've also got all my new bras picked out and my special dress for my husbands ALS graduation ceremony.
I CANNOT WAIT! AHHHHADKaofe
3 more days! Excited as ever!
3 more days! Excited as ever!
Ermahgerd! My surgery is tomorrow morning! =D I'm...
Ermahgerd! My surgery is tomorrow morning! =D I'm so excited!
Just got out of surgery. On my way. Crying right...
1 Oct 2012
Day of treatment
Just got out of surgery. On my way. Crying right now cuz I'm so happy. No nipple sensation currently and chest is moderately tight, I'm not in much pain right now but they put Demeral in my iv before I woke up. Nurses were fantastic and I'm extremely happy I did it. Pics to come soon.
Alrighty, Im all snug at home with my hubby taking...
1 Oct 2012
Day of treatment
Alrighty, Im all snug at home with my hubby taking real good care of me. The surgery was so freaking worth it. I am so happy with my results, even right now while they're swelled and riding high i am so amazed and extremely happy. Thank you Dr. Case for doing a wonderful job and taking care of me. The staff went above and beyond helpful and courteous. I cannot begin to tell you how happy i am for making this choice. It is the best choice ive ever made ( besides marrying my wonderful hubby). Im uploading pics now. And for some reason i weighed my self and i went from 152 this morning to 159 after surgery. I hope most of tht is swelling and the fluids they put in me. This has changed my life.
One more update for today. I know everyone comes...
1 Oct 2012
Day of treatment
One more update for today. I know everyone comes out of surgery differently and heals in different ways, but I have not felt tired at all. Ive been able to get up and down by myself ever since getting home. I'm not in much pain, just a lot of tightness. Its not painful, its just uncomfortable.I haven't had any nausea and was able to eat chicken and dumpling soup for lunch and my hubby is cooking dippin chicken for dinner tonight. ( grilled chicken with BBQ sauce, blue cheese and franks hot sauce to dip in)The funny thing is that my hubby is taking a nap right now while I watch TV. And here I was terrified that I'd be a vegetable not able to do anything. Now this may not be the case for everyone else, but it could be a possibility. Its most pleasant to be able to things on my own.
And I wanted to just note here that I've gone from a 31 bust, 28 waist, 38 hips to 37,28,38! Im extremely pleased.
Dear lord, its started to get painful now. Moving...
1 Oct 2012
Day of treatment
Dear lord, its started to get painful now. Moving around is hurting even with pain killers. ugh
Well fellow community goers, here your 1am day 2...
Well fellow community goers, here your 1am day 2 morning report.....OUCH!! =( They hurt so so bad right now, especially the left side which is the side they put the bigger implant. I've been taking my percocet and Valium but lets face it, I don't wake up every 4 hours then 2 more to stay on top of my pills...my fault i guess. I took my bra off this morning and the right breast had some minor bruising. I noticed some dried blood on the crease of my left breast. They still are swollen but all in all i am completely mesmerized by them. They still look perfect minus the swelling and minor bruising, and the freaking pain right now. It hurts!! It actually woke me in my sleep. I'm also having problems with my pain killers. The side effects Ive been getting don't seem normal. Dizziness, double vision, my heart seems like its having trouble beating and my nose keeps bleeding. Not like a nose bleed but if i blow my nose there's definitely blood. Is that normal? I'm going to call my doctor today to see if he can prescribe me a different painkiller because this one isn't working out for me. The Valium also doesn't seem to be doing much. It makes me tired of course but the tightness is still definitely there. So far no infections, that's a plus. My hubby has been so great taking care of me even tho since the time i got home i was able to get up on my own, go to the bathroom and make my own tea. I've been able to basically eat anything I've wanted. I had chicken soup and then general Tsos chicken for dinner. It was yummy.
I will be posting day 2 pictures and having a side by side comparison of before and day 1.
On a more positive not I have noticed a extreme boost in my own confidence. My hubby and I went to Great China Wall (my General Tsos chicken) and while when I usually order food I never look at the waiter and I never usually ask exactly how I want things. This time I looked right at the waiter and asked how the meal I ordered came and told them to omit the bell peppers and for my salad I asked for just the lettuce since they put tons of tomatoes and crap in it. I felt empowered. I've heads turn and its so nice for a change. I've told most everyone now and they are all so thrilled for me. This has been such a wonderful experience so far. Apart from my current pain and inability to sleep, I would do this 100 times over and more.
I've got my first follow up appointment Oct. 9th. I hope its going well........ I have never ever ever been this happy in my entire life. Thank you Dr. Case and Patrick ( my hubby) for making this the best birthday gift ever.
Sorry for all the pictures but I want to document...
Sorry for all the pictures but I want to document y progress well so that other when can see the healing process step by step.
Omg, I just got a job! Walked into Things...
Omg, I just got a job! Walked into Things Remembered while my hubby was getting his hair cut and saw something I wanted. One thing led to another and she offered me a seasonal part time job! I think it's the confidence I've gained that's made this all possible! I start nov 24! I am the happiest person alive right now!!
Day 3: Another 1 AM post. I still haven't lost any...
Day 3: Another 1 AM post. I still haven't lost any weight. I'm a little worried about my 7lb weight increase from the beginning to end of surgery. My boobies hurt so bad right now. The bruising is about the same as before. I am however extremely pleased with amount of confidence i have gained since the moment i left the hospital. In the past 2 days i have talked to people without feeling embarrassed, Ive actually gotten myself a job!!, and Ive been able to feel pretty and amazing. I am so happy. Pictures are to come for day 3!
Still lots of pressure and its hard to sit up still. Ive got nipple sensation back in my right nipple but not the left. I think that may be because the larger implant was put in the left breast. I tried taking my bra off this morning but it felt way better on than off. Its a little itchy but Im glad they gave me this bra. I cant think of anything else to report on. Im just really happy. If anyone is considering Dr. Case, go for it. He did a FANTASTIC job!
Also wanted to add that they are itchy! So...
Also wanted to add that they are itchy! So freaking itchy at the incision site.
Ok so here's a normal time of day report. I have...
Ok so here's a normal time of day report. I have no more pills, which worries me slightly, but I'm doing good. I woke up at 1am talked to a good friend until 5 am, I then went to bed at 7 and slept til 10. I feel tons better, I'm not sure if its because I slept on the couch when i usually sleep in the bed with my head propped up but i feel refreshed. Not much else to report. Bruising is the same,Bleeding is down to a minimal and i took a shower. It felt SOOO good.
Day 4, I'm pissed off. Not at the breast, just at...
Day 4, I'm pissed off. Not at the breast, just at the pain. Ran out of pills and im scared the doctor wont give me anymore. There was no refill on the script but im in so much pain right now. I don't even want to walk. I think I'll see my primary provider and ask if he can just give me enough til my next appointment. I'm not sure if he can but its a start.
Day 4 and feeling much better with my pills...
Day 4 and feeling much better with my pills refilled. My PC noted that I have no signs of infection or any other problems. I did have a very interesting encounter with a woman at the clinic. I was waiting for the doctor when a nurse came in a said she heard that i had gotten a BA and wanted to see how it looked. I was kinda shocked but I showed her. She was amazed at them and said i looked amazing! My self esteem is through the roof. I hope my updates and pictures haven't been too annoying. I just want to help other woman and show them all that i can. Anywho, Im all medded out so peace!
Port Op day 5: What to say? Sleep seems to evade...
Port Op day 5: What to say? Sleep seems to evade me even when I'm kept up on pain pills. So here I am eating Pumpkin Pie Ice cream at 3:40 am.
My breast look fantastic! The bruising is about the same, still no nipple sensation in left breast. I've dropped some weight now! I weigh 157 this morning so I think a lot of the swelling and water retention has subsided! I'm very pleased with that. Nothing else really to note.
I put a tank top on over my dressing bra and was amazed at how sexy i looked! I can't wait till they heal and I can wear real bras.
On a different note, if anyone wants ti be Facebook friends, just send me a private message.
Good morning Community! It is now day 6 in...
Good morning Community! It is now day 6 in recovery, Swelling seems to be going down considerably. My breast seem to be evening out pretty well! They are looking amazing now! There is still bruising but its fading slowly. The pain is still definitely there and i had to refill my painkillers. As for proportion, they look almost perfect. I love my new boobs. They're so full, perky and natural looking despite them being UHP and so big.I literally have been walking around the house in nothing but my bra and panties. I've never ever done that before. It was so liberating and i felt so sexy. I can't believe I have boobs.
Im angry. I have no pills, no doctor will answer,...
Im angry. I have no pills, no doctor will answer, im in pain, my appointment is tomorrow and I know i can make but thats not the point. Aren't they supposed to be there for you when you need them. My nipples are on fire, the incision sites hurt like hell, and my dressing bra keeps rubbing up on the incision. Im really pissed off cu my husband just decided that there really isnt anything for him to do now. So ive over done it again, did dishes laundry, cat litter and everything else. IM MAD. >=
Awesome, fibromyalgia you have such great timing!...
Awesome, fibromyalgia you have such great timing! Now my boob muscle hurts like HELL!!
I am officially 1 week post op and the pain...
I am officially 1 week post op and the pain continues. It's sad that I've been through a rolling car accident, I've had my nerves torn off without pain killers, I've suffered a broken pelvis but this pain is so much worse!! It's so constant and it feels like fire. It's like when they tore nerves off x 5 but all the time but on my nipples. I can't wait to get more pain meds, hopefully. I've only had 1 refill. I have my app today so I'm hoping that they'll ok it. Other than that not much else happening. It's too much work to take this bra off to take pics now so when I'm good and pain free I might do it again.
Had my 1 week appointment today. Dr. Case said...
Had my 1 week appointment today. Dr. Case said everything looked fantastic! I have a bit of swelling between the breast but almost all my swelling is gone. My bruising is going away and i have sensation in both nipples. All in all I'm good. I have an appointment 2 weeks from now and then I can stop wearing the dressing bra! I certainly had an exciting day today! I got my meds and since the place to get my meds is just by my new workplace I stopped by to say hi. Found out how much Ill be making working part time seasonal at Things Remembered and it blew my mind away! Private message me if you care to know! I called all my family to let them know whats going on and it was nice to get to tell people how happy i am now for a change. There is nothing that could make this year greater! I got my boobies fixed, got a new job, a dear friend is coming to stay with us for the thanksgiving holiday and Im just the happiest can be! I just want to thank everyone on the forum for there support and following of my posts. It means alot to have people who care and have or are going through the same thing I am. Thank you all. I will be posting 1 week post op boobies soon.
Alrighty, I am at my 2 week mark post op! My boobs...
Alrighty, I am at my 2 week mark post op! My boobs look amazing minus the slight nipple directions. I have a few helpful tips for ladies regaining sensation and off meds but are still feeling pain or burning sensations.
1. OraJel. I have found that if my nips are on fire that orajel numbs it pretty well and doesn't burn when put on.
2. Bengay. Bengay helps with some muscle pain but make sure not to get it on ANY irritated skin. Its good to put on all skin and nipples as long as you can stand the burn then icy feeling.
These two items have helped immensely after being cut off my meds.
I have one more week in this stupid bra, its really starting to irritate my skin.