Day of Surgery
We arrived at False Creek Health Care/Surgical Centre at 1PM, signed in and waited. Then the nurse came in (I believe her name was Helen), brought me into the waiting room. She asked me a few questions (if i ate, drank or smoke that day). I've been trying to quit smoking for the last few months (smoker since the age of 12), but after the surgery I haven't been getting any cravings. She told me to undress and gave me medicine. She reassured me that I'm in good hands, no one has ever waken up during the procedure. She left me in the room, waiting for Dr. Pugash to come in. He drew me up, and went over a few things with me. I should shower with surgical soap up until I heal properly, not to get the bandages went, or peel it off until the fifth day. I originally chose 375cc, my initial pre-op appointment. I later called in, told them that I wanted 400cc. Dr. Pugash said he will not go more than 400cc on me. I had to sign and date the paper, where it said I changed my implant size. The anesthesiologist came in (I forgot his name as well, I'm terrible at names) and took me step by step. Funny guy, made me laugh and put me at ease. He left the room, the nurse finally came and got me. It's TIME! First thing as I walked in, I noticed how cold the room was. Two other nurses were shocked how tiny I was (I'm 5'2, 105 pound). That didn't make me feel any better, I've been trying to gain weight for the last 7 years (no luck). As I'm laying on the operating table, the anesthesiologist and the nurse (Helen) were preparing me for surgery. Putting the IV in me, wrapping me up, put a blanket on top of me. Dr. Pugash walked in, the nurse was holding the gas mask on me. Told me to take three deep breaths, that's the last thing I remembered. Woke up around 4:45PM (surgery was at 3PM), I didn't feel any pain. I looked down I couldn't believe it, I have BOOBS! Words can't describe how ecstatic I am to finally have breasts. Helen was very nice, took care of me before and after surgery. She made sure I was comfortable and made sure I had everything. I was able to walk myself to the washroom, take a quick sneak peek at them. I was waiting for my boyfriend to come pick me up, (his truck got towed). He arrived around 5:30, I walked myself to the parking garage. I know most patients leave the center in a wheelchair, not me I was able to walk. I wanted to run around, I don't know how high the doses they gave me but I felt like I was on top of the world (lol). The drive was about an hour and fifteen minutes, wasn't the most comfortable ride. When I got home I took my antibiotics. Had oatmeal and chicken noodle soup, babe made me. The pain killers that the clinic gave me started to wear off, so I took the ones he prescribed me. I drank about 3 litres of water and 1 can of ginger ale last night. I hung out with my boyfriend for a couple of hours. I took my antibiotic and anti-inflammatory pills and put frozen peas on my girls for about 20-30 minutes. I fell asleep around 12:30AM, woke up at 4AM. Went to the washroom, took my surgical bra off to take a peek. My left breast is in so much pain, have a lump between my breast and my armpit. Right breast, the insicion bled a little you can see it on the bandages. Both sides have minimal bruising and ripples? The gap is raised off the chest wall, messaged a couple patients of his and they said they experienced the same thing and not to worry. Not sure if it's normal. I'm scared that I might have seroma, hermatoma, capsular contracture or symmastia. I was freaking out so I decided I called Dr. Pugash at 6AM. He said not to worry that it is completely normal. I went back to bed.
Day 1 Post Op
I Woke up at 8:30, took my antibiotics. The pressure and tightness is uncomfortable, it's a little painful to get on and off the recliner (that's where I slept last night). My boyfriend made me breakfast, and off to work. I am stuck at home alone with our cat George. Today the pain is 7/10, I took my painkillers and hoping that it's going to kick in soon. I feel like they're going to explode. Well I'm going to finish my breakfast and watch TV. Will keep you guys posted on my recovery!